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Anyway, when we last left off in A MOMENT ON THE LIPS, Piper has just run into Joe for the first time in the Poppin' Fresh Bakery. Let's see where things go from here. wink emoticon
If you missed the previous installment, you can read it here:http://jenniferfaye.com/a-moment-on-the-lips/
A MOMENT ON THE LIPS - Pt 4
The man nodded and moved to get a better view of the freshly stocked display case. Piper's gaze followed him as he perused the large selection of cookies, pastries, and pies. The man intrigued her, and it went beyond his stunning good looks. Why in the world would he ask to speak with the owner? Anyone could help him pick out some goodies or take a cake order. Had he been here before and she’d somehow missed him? Hard to imagine missing a man as sexy as he was. Her assistant, Hannah, would have said something.
She turned to her mother. “I’m sorry, but I can’t talk anymore right now. I’ve got work to do.”
“So I see.” Her mother frowned at the man, who smiled back at her.
Piper could almost hear her mother’s back teeth grinding. A man who could get to her mother definitely deserved further investigation. She tried her best not to grin as she hurried to the door. She pulled it open, and a warm September breeze rushed in. It swirled around her, sending a few loose strands of her hair tickling her neck.
Her gaze strayed back to the handsome stranger who’d said the sweetest words. She was certain she’d met him before, but where? Then, realizing she was staring, she glanced away. Her mother needed to leave. Now. Before she spoiled everything.
Her mother clutched her black handbag and strode over to the doorway. “I just stopped by to remind you the town meeting is later this week. You don’t want to miss it—”
“I won’t. I told you before I’d be there.”
Piper resisted the urge to roll her eyes. “I promise.”
She didn’t need any more reminders. There was no way she’d forget about the monthly town meeting. After all, her mother had somehow talked her into agreeing to volunteer at the meeting to head up the fundraising committee for the town square’s revitalization—a project that was long overdue. And one that had hit a few snags with its previous efforts, though the new plan was to have a festival this fall to help raise the money needed.
“I’ll see you on Friday,” her mother said merrily as she made her way out the door.
Piper gave her head a quick shake, refusing to let the woman’s pointed words deflate her day, especially now that it had such promise. She let the door swing shut and turned back to the charming man. A smile returned to her lips, and this time she didn’t fight it.
Realizing she was still holding the mocha chocolate cherry cupcake, she rushed behind the counter and set it down. There was no longer any need for comfort food. No need at all.
“I applaud you,” the man said.
“For what?” Not eating the cupcake? Am I that pathetic?
“You handled that customer with such patience. I’m not sure I would have done so well.”
Piper let out a pent-up breath. “Oh, that wasn’t any customer.” Warmth flared over her face, and her voice lowered. “It was my mother. She has a habit of speaking her mind.”
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