Welcome to my "Sweet Saturday" Sample
In this excerpt from Irresistible, resort-owner Samuel Mills has been temporarily unavailable while he recovers from a few cuts and bruises he suffered in an unfortunate fist-fight. With his right-hand-man, Arthur, standing near-by, he pens a note of apology to Miss Rise Childers, the irresistible young woman he's fallen for.
It's been said that the course of true love never runs smoothly.
Samuel is about to encounter one more bump in the road.
Satisfied with his note, he held it up, blew on the paper to dry the ink, then folded it, and tucked it into an envelope. "Deliver this to Miss Childers, right away." He held out the envelope. "Before you get my soup."
"I'm afraid I can't do that, sir."
"Of course you can."
"No, sir, I can't."
"Miss Childers has left the resort, sir."
"Left? What are you talking about?"
"She checked out—"
He shot out of the chair, flew across the room, and grabbed Arthur by the shoulders. "When?"
"Early this morning, sir. She did inquire after you. Following your orders I explained that you did not wish to see anyone."
“You did what?” Samuel gave the man a good shake.
"Your orders, sir." Arthur's glasses bounced on his nose as Samuel continued to shake him. "You specifically said—"
"I know what I said, damn it!" He let go, and Arthur stumbled backward. "You're supposed to know what I meant, and I sure as hell didn't mean you should let Rise Childers walk out of here without me knowing about it!"