Modern Romance March 2021 Book 5-8 by Carol Marinelli EPUB & PDF – eBook Details Online
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- Authors: Carol Marinelli
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GIAN DE LUCA WAS the Duke of Luctano, yet he chose not to use his title.
Others, though, could not quite bring themselves to let it go.
And as he finished up the working week in his sumptuous office suite, on
the ground floor of his flagship hotel La Fiordelise, in Rome, his PA
informed him that his date—for want of a better word—had arrived.
‘I was supposed to meet her at the theatre,’ Gian said, barely looking up as
he signed off on some paperwork.
‘Yes,’ Luna agreed, for she was more than aware of his heavy schedule
and that he kept his private life and work as separate as was possible, ‘and a
driver was ordered, but it would seem she wanted…’
Luna paused for slight effect, which told Gian she was about to quote
‘“To save the Duke the trouble.”’
His pen paused and then Gian’s final signature of the day appeared darkly
on the page as the nib of his pen pressed in firmly. ‘I see.’
‘She also asked not to be treated as a hotel guest and made to wait in
Reception. Given that pre-theatre dining is about to commence, she suggested
meeting you in the restaurant.’
Gian held in a weary sigh. His restaurant was not a personal dining room
for entertaining lovers. As soon as his dates started throwing around his title
like confetti, or attempting to pull rank with his staff, or trying to get too
familiar, it signalled the end for Gian. ‘Tell her I’ll be out shortly.’
‘Except you have Ariana Romano in Reception waiting to see you.’
This time Gian could not hold in his sigh. His slate-grey eyes briefly
shuttered as he braced himself for a mini-tornado, because it was always
drama whenever she suddenly arrived.
If Ariana felt it, she said it.
‘What does she want now?’
‘A private matter, apparently.’
He kept his door open to her, given he was friends with her father Rafael
and older brother Dante, in as much as Gian was friends with anyone.
Growing up, he had been sent to Luctano each summer to stay with some
distant aunt and her husband who, like his parents, hadn’t much wanted him
around. Those summers had often been spent hanging out with the Romanos.
Aside from the family ties, there were business connections too.
was on the committee for the Romano Foundation Ball, which was held here
at La Fiordelise each year. In small doses Gian chose to tolerate her, yet she
was somewhat of an irritant. Rather like heavily scented jasmine in the flower
arrangement in the foyer, or when lilies were left out just a little too long.
Ariana had clung and irritated long after she had left and now, on a Friday
evening, he had to deal with her in person.
‘Bring her through then,’ Gian said. ‘Oh, and then take Svetlana through to
the Pianoforte Bar to wait for me there…’
And there he would end their…liaison.
At thirty-five, Gian was considered one of Italy’s most eligible bachelors.
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