Snippet of ‘unraveled’

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He snickered and spread warm kisses across my face. His kisses started softly and slowly gained passion. He held me tighter against his body. His warmth invaded mine and I giggled nervously. I fought to control my urges, as my mother-in-law was just a few feet behind us cuddling her grandson.

“You really shouldn’t go tonight, babe,” I pressed my lips against his ears and whispered. I pleaded to him to cancel his business trip to France. I kissed the corner of his mouth and whispered again, “Please babe, please.”

He stopped and smiled, “You know I can’t cancel. It’s important, besides it is only for a couple of days. I’ll be back as soon as the meeting is over.”

“Sometimes, I wish you were just a regular employee of a small company,” I frowned and he laughed.

“No, you don’t.”

“Of course not,” I chuckled.

I stayed in his arms and he cuddled me gently. We remained engrossed with each other, we failed to acknowledge Aunt Rosaria’s presence.

“Alright, love birds; I believe the servers are ready,” she announced as she took Stefan from Cosima. I watched them closely and it warmed my heart to see how much my son was loved. I suddenly missed home, although this is my family now, the thought of my father and how much we have grown apart broke my heart. I had to sacrifice that relationship to be with the man I love. I hope he forgives me someday.

“Come on, babe, I don’t have much time,” Tristan pulled me from the couch.

I took his hand and strolled into the family dining room. We settled in the seat next to Gianna and Tristan of course next to his father. We started with a toast by Cosima and Gianna welcoming me to my first family dinner. Gianna and I have become close these last couple of days, which made quite a difference in my approach. I felt much happier versus isolated. We made plans to spend more time together while Tristan discussed business with his father.

After the hefty meal, the servers walked in with some enticing strawberry chocolate mousse cake. I touched Tristan’s hand under the table in order to gain his attention.

“Try this,” I took a piece of cake and fed it to him. I kissed him to get a piece off his lips. I giggled like a teenager when I realized Agostino watching us with a smile across his face.

“Young love,” Cosima said across the table. I smiled shyly at her and Tristan’s expression as usual was nonchalant. Luca, his business partner walked in shortly and nodded at him.

“Excuse me, babe, I’ll be back,” he said and stood up.

I held his wrist and he looked down at me, “You are not leaving now, are you?”
He shook his head, “not yet babe, but in a few,” he walked away and into his father’s study.

“Get used to it, Kenny.” Gianna whispered to me.

“Will I ever?”

Unraveled will be available on Amazon on November 10, 2017.

https://www.amazon.com/Frances-Paul/e/B076TWGBRX

 

 

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