Join us on the Fate’s Design book tour with an excerpt from Book 1 of the Fate Series by Lola James.
I picked up my purse, slid on my flip-flops, and stepped out into the aisle to exit the plane before I tripped and fell in the aisle. I scrambled to my feet, embarrassed at my clumsiness. I swear I saw one of the flight attendants giggle at my fall. I heard Morgan humming again as she helped me up. She was always so damn happy about nothing.
The flight attendants had her same joy as they waved and smiled as we exited the Lufthansa plane. We walked to the next terminal and went through German customs. While we waited for our plane, I looked over at Morgan reading her People magazine.
“Morgan, I had another dream,” I whispered.
Morgan looked up at me and closed the magazine. “Oh, Megan! Here you go again with the dreams that ‘mean something.’” She folded her arms across her chest and rolled her eyes. “It’s just odd; I thought you didn’t want to be weird anymore.”
“I don’t,” was my only response.
After I finished my gelato, I headed for the store that I’d seen Morgan go into. While looking in my bag to make sure I had everything, I walked straight into the chest of a stranger.
“Mi scusi,” he said in a dreamy baritone voice.
“No, excuse me. I mean, mi scusi,” I said, finally looking up.
“You speak English,” he said with a sexy Italian accent added to the velvety baritone as he smiled at me.
“Yes, I do. I’m sorry, I wasn’t paying attention,” I said, smiling back and embarrassed by my clumsiness.
“Don’t worry about it. I’m afraid my Blackberry stole my attention as well. Alexandros Di Piero, or Alex for short,” he said happily as he slid the Blackberry in his jacket pocket and extended his hand for me to shake. His eyes wondered over me like I was a prize.
“M-Megan Romano,” I said breathlessly as I offered my hand to him. I never told strangers my full name but I was so mesmerized that I didn’t hesitate. I held his hand and stared up into his eyes. I could not help but think that I had seen him before.
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