Teaser Tuesday ~ THE PRINCE'S CHRISTMAS VOW (available in stores and online now):
When the prince's dark gaze met hers, the breath hitched in Zoe's throat. It was abundantly clear that she was the very last person Demetrius had expected to see today. And he was none too happy about it. Her fingers fidgeted with the material of her skirt. Would he have her replaced?
Zoe’s stomach dipped. This job was not only impressive but it also paid well—quite well. It’d certainly improve her declining bank account and give her the funds necessary to continue helping her ailing mother. Without it, she didn’t know how she’d make do.
She’d lingered too long. It was time to slip inside the mansion away from the paparazzi, away from the questions—away from Demetrius’s accusing stare. She was just about at the front door of the mansion when a man stepped out from behind one of the columns.
“Smile for the camera, sweetie.” He snapped a picture of her.
The flash momentarily blinded her. She stood rooted in the same spot. What in the world?
The man was short and had a paunch. He hadn’t seen a razor recently and his hair was greasy with a long, stringy comb-over. His eyes narrowed in on her. “They’re going to love you.”
“Who are you? What do you want?”
“I’m the man who’s going to learn your secrets.” There was no way he was with Ms. Russo. Zoe started to back up. Not realizing there was a step behind her, she tripped and a scream tore from her lungs.
“Zoe?” Demetrius called out.
Her hands flailed about as she struggled to regain her balance. And then suddenly there was a steadying hand clutching her arm, pulling her to safety. Once she was on level footing, her gaze met Demetrius’s concerned look.
“Are you all right?” His voice was gruff with concern.
“I’m fine.” She glanced around but the man who’d startled her was gone. “Did you see that man?”
THE PRINCE'S CHRISTMAS VOW (Twin Princes of Mirraccino, bk 2):
A PRINCESS BY CHRISTMAS (Twin Princes of Mirraccino, bk 1)