THE BIG BAD’S DARLING by Erin Havoc EPUB & PDF – eBook Details Online
- Author: Erin Havoc
- Language: English
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A job is a job, no matter how much you love what you do. I love jewelry,
and I find the glittering stones the most gorgeous thing in the world.
The idea that they were once rough rocks, hewn and worked and
dilapidated until they became this beautiful makes me smile. I adore the idea
that through suffering, one can find beauty.
And then I chose to work in a jewelry store, and if there’s anything worse
than customers, it’s rich customers.
“Mm, I don’t know,” mutters the man across the counter. He’s been going
back and forth over engagement rings, and at first, I thought he was too
dazzled with the beauty and the diverse options. I was wrong. “A thousand
bucks on a ring? That’s too expensive. It’s just a rock, and a tiny rock at
The muscles of my left eye twitch. It takes every ounce of effort to keep
the smile on my face. “These are not any rocks, sir. They’re diamonds, and a
smith has worked them so they could look like this. It’s meticulous work, and
it takes long hours. Besides, your fiance is going to wear this ring for the rest
of her life. If you take the price and divide it by the years you’re spending
He twists his lips into a scowl. “But it’s a tiny rock.”
He’s the one who said his budget was under two thousand. I’m not sure
why he said that if he’d complain about a ring half the price. The seller in me
is well-trained, though—even though I’m twenty-one, I’ve been working at
this shop for the past four years. Mrs. Cameron, my boss, has taught me well.
“Let’s check the bigger ones, then.” And I walk the customer to the other side
of the counter, where the more expensive rings are.
We adjusted the lights so they hit the rings here just right. I pick up a case
from within the display and place it over the glass counter, adjusting it so the
rocks glimmer pink and blue under the artificial lights. Glancing at the client,
I study his expression.
Still scowling. That’s not a good sign.
“These rocks are bigger, but they’re not the most expensive we have in
store. More like a mid-budget.” And I pluck one out of the case to show him.
“It’s a square cut, very classic, but there are also smaller diamonds in the
band, see? This way, it will shine when it catches the light.
girlfriend enjoy some bling? I’m sure she’d love this one.”
“I guess?” He releases a sigh, then glances at his watch. I’m losing him. I
should reel his attention back in.
“Why don’t you tell me what she likes? Maybe I can find something that
fits her style.”
He shoves a hand through his dull blond hair, glancing out the windows.
The guy can’t wait to leave. “I’m not sure I want to spend that much money
on a ring, though. Two thousand is too much money.”
I clench my teeth together, glancing down at the ring in my hand. This
one is thirteen thousand. I didn’t even mention it because I thought he’d see
one of the pretty ones and feel that his girlfriend deserved it.
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