Sienna Gaudet took one last critical turn in front of the full-length mirror. The happy look of a newly engaged thirty-year-old beamed back at her. Family and friends awaited her arrival downstairs in an intimate banquet setting. Tonight was the party to officially announce their engagement.
Drew entered from the hallway, having just arrived at the hotel from the office. She applied the finishing touches to her makeup while watching his approach.
“You aren’t ready, yet?”
“Don’t I look ready?” She sashayed in a slow rotation before him, showing off her curvy figure in purple.
Normally, her moves would have spurred an amorous response. Her steady beau of three years only stared.
A frown marred his handsome, russet-brown, clean-shaven features.
“Work.” He swiped a hand over his shaved head.
“Come over here.” Sienna dragged him to the bed and patted the mattress. “You’ve been acting funny for weeks now.”
“SiSi, I got the job.”
Sienna threw her arms around his neck. “That’s wonderful, babe. I’m so proud. You deserve this promotion as hard as you work.”
“Yeah…about that.” Drew got up. He paced across the room, hands jammed deep into his pockets.
His posture set her on edge. He looked at her as if she was see-through. Smoothing imaginary wrinkles from her party dress, she walked to where he stood. “Tell me what I can do to help.”
He brought the hand she brushed up his chest down to her side. Sienna’s heart sank.
“I’ve been put in charge of opening the new branch of the architecture firm on the West Coast.”
“Is that all?” She heaved a sigh. “Love lasts through long-distance romances.” Sienna cozied up to him, again. “I’ve got your back.”
He circled her waist with his hands. “You’re fairer than any Georgia peach; luscious brown skin; captivating chocolaty eyes; soft kissable lips.”
“That’s because I’m a Louisiana Lady.”
“This is a big deal. Requires my total concentration.” Next, he stepped back.
“What aren’t you saying, Drew?”
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