Her mission, if she chose to accept it, was simple. All April has to do is attend a last minute dinner party with her boss and in return he will allow her to have the weekend off to attend a Star Wars Costume Party. She’s excited, but her excitement turns to disappointment when she learns that her boss only invited her to the dinner because he needed an ‘average date’…someone plain, who wouldn’t steal the spotlight from him. Hurt and upset, April, with the help of her friends, plan to show Dr. Stewart that she may be a nerd girl, but she’s far from plain.
Dr. Stewart needs a date and fast, but he doesn’t want a date who will outshine him in front of his colleagues. He thought his secretary would be the perfect date, until he arrived to find her looking like his wildest fantasy. Can he convince her to forgive him for hurting her or will she walk out of his life…taking his heart with her?
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“What are you doing,” she asked him.
Chad wrapped his arms around her body and pulled her closer to him, something he’d wanted to do for months.
“I’m trying to get you to listen to me,” he told her.
“I could hear you loud and clear from my own seat. Chad, you’re embarrassing me.”
“You called me Chad, you never do that. I like the way you say my name.”
He adored the blush that crept up her neck. It felt good having her in his lap. He should have done this a long time ago.
“Please put me down. People are staring,” she whispered.
“If you take a walk outside with me I will put you down. I promise.”
“Just go with him,” an elderly gentleman from the table across from them yelled.
April covered her face up with her hands. “This is so embarrassing,” she mumbled.
“He seems sorry,” another lady whispered from two tables over, “I say give him a second chance.”
“You hear that,” Chad whispered in her ear. The sweet scent of her perfume turned him on. The feel of her in his lap felt right…like this was where she was meant to be…in his arms.
“No, I will not,” she whispered. “I don’t want to be alone with you. I wouldn’t even be here if I hadn’t promised you that I would come. If you keep embarrassing me I am going to call a cab and go home, where I belong.”
“You don’t belong at home April. You belong with me.”
“Oh really Dr. Stewart, aren’t I a little too plain for your taste. Put me down.”
He heard the catch in her voice. She was trying not to cry and it was his fault. This whole mess was his fault.
“Let me talk to you outside April. I can explain myself better if we are alone. I never meant to do anything to hurt you. Come talk to me, let me make this right.” For a moment he thought she was going to agree, but her words dashed his hopes.
“There is nothing you can do or say to make me change my mind Chad. I don’t want to talk to you alone.”
He’d had enough of this. Chad stood up with her still in his arms. She was going to talk to him. If she didn’t forgive him afterwards that was fine, but he would have his time alone with her.
“Put me down. Have you lost your mind?”
“No, but I have lost your respect. I want it back.” Chad strode away from the table with April in his arms. Patrons of the restaurant began to clap as they left the room. Chad didn’t look at his colleagues, but he knew they were probably shaking their heads in shock at him. He didn’t care. He’d hurt the woman he loved. Yes loved, it was about time he admitted how deep his feelings ran for his petite secretary. He’d hurt her and he needed to make things right.
“Why are these idiots clapping,” April squirmed in his arms. “Do they not realize that I am being abducted?”
He laughed. “I am not abducting you. I just need a moment alone with you.”
Chad escorted her to the small garden located at the back of the restaurant and sat her down on her feet.
“What do you want to say?” April asked him with her hands folded over her chest.
She looked so cute when she was mad. He wanted to kiss her, but he knew that would get him slapped.
“I just want to say I’m sorry.”
Her lips quivered and his heart broke. Damn it, he’d hurt the only girl that mattered.
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