Forbidden Until Their Snowbound Night by Melanie Milburne EPUB & PDF – eBook Details
- Author: Melanie Milburne
- Language: English
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AERIN SAW HIM before he saw her. Drake Cawthorn was standing on the
corner of the street opposite her, checking something on his phone while he
waited for the ‘walk’ signal at the busy London intersection near his office.
She took a moment to study him in secret and a little frisson danced down her
spine. Drake was head and shoulders over everyone else in the crowd, with
hair as black and sleek as a raven’s wing and a strong nose that looked like it
might once have been broken.
He was wearing a dark blue suit teamed with a
crisp white business shirt that emphasised his olive-toned skin. His tie was a
checked blue, but it was loosened at his neck, as if he had tugged at it
impatiently at one point during the day and not bothered to readjust it. He
would have ticked number one on her soulmate checklist for ‘tall, dark and
handsome’ perfectly if it weren’t for his bent nose and the jagged scar that
interrupted his left eyebrow.
The pedestrian signal beeped and Drake lifted his head from his phone and
his eyes met Aerin’s. Even though she was several metres away, as soon as
that bottomless dark brown gaze meshed with hers it was like being struck by
a bolt of lightning.
Every. Single. Time.
Which was why she didn’t cross paths with him unless there was
absolutely no choice. He was the celebrity lawyer who specialised in ironclad prenuptial agreements she and her wedding business partners
recommended to clients from time to time. But Aerin wasn’t standing outside
his suite of rooms hoping to see him about a business matter—she preferred
to email or send a text to inform him of a client’s wish to see him. This visit
was personal. Embarrassingly, skin-crawlingly personal. Aerin hadn’t seen
him face to face in months, and normally, she liked it that way. She had
turned keeping her distance from him into quite a consummate skill. She
found his arrant masculinity a little too…unsettling. His hardwired cynicism
too jarring to a hopeless romantic as herself. And his sardonic smile and
those dark chocolate eyes a little too mocking.
Drake strode across the intersection in long easy strides, carving his way
through the bustle of people until he came to her side of the street. Her feet
were suddenly glued to the footpath, her heart doing a complicated
gymnastics routine in her chest and her cheeks feeling hot enough to buckle
‘Hi there, Goldilocks. Were you on your way to see me?’ His tone was as
gently teasing as his smile.
Aerin could hardly deny it was him she had come to see when she was
standing outside his office building, but she would have dearly liked to. She
had done a walk-by or two to summon up the courage to see him, oscillating
whether she should go ahead or melt back in the crowd before she made a
complete and utter fool of herself. But she only had five days to find a standin date for her high school reunion. If she didn’t find a date to accompany her
she would have to suffer the embarrassment of being the last of her school
friends to find a partner.
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