By Shelley Galloway
The Cinderella within the name is Brooke Anne Kessler, the landlord of the Jovial Janitor corporation, who's filling in for considered one of her staff. She is cleansing the workplaces of a inn corporation while she walks in on an government named Morgan Carmichael.
Morgan's date simply cancelled for the all-important fancy corporation Christmas social gathering. he's lamenting the lack of the date and fearful how it will make him glance in entrance of the complete corporation. He additionally mentions that nobody can dance anymore. Brooke Anne attempts to console him via announcing she will dance and the following factor she is familiar with she has a date. She is of the same opinion to permit him pay for brand new outfits and sneakers and pay her for her time. He has misunderstood her function and assumes she is a lowly janitor and that her final identify is Anne.
Brooke is of the same opinion to this silliness simply because a) she desires this nice new pair of sandals she observed in a pricey store window and b) she desires to use the cash to pay bonuses to her employees. This cash will maintain her from dipping into her savings.
The tale is predictable. The date is going good till the top (close to hour of darkness) whilst Morgan's unique date exhibits up considering to avoid wasting him from embarrassment. He leaves the room along with her to prevent a scene yet Brooke (helped by way of a snide girl) assumes he has determined to reunite and depart her on her personal. She has slipped her sneakers off and realizes too past due that she cannot retrieve them and keep face, so she heads domestic. whilst Morgan comes again, Brooke is long past and all he has left is her footwear. the quest is on.
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The ivory dress she wore accentuated her every curve. Its wispy, sheer fabric reminded him of a nightgown. That made him want to run his hands over it, check what it felt like. The dress flowed to the ground, and for a moment, when the door opened behind them, the gown molded to her legs. Legs that were long and firm and beautifully shaped, in those gold sandals. " He held out his arm for her to take. " "Morgan," she murmured when they entered the elevator. Her voice sounded a full octave lower than he recalled.
Brooke Anne nodded at him, waiting for him to go on. " He nodded, as if he liked that description. "Look - I'd pay you for your time," he replied hurriedly. "Christmas will be here soon. " The "someone like her" comment still stung; she couldn't deny it. And the "extra-cash" aside wasn't flattering, either. She might be in need of extra cash, but she wasn't in danger of visiting a bread line. Did she really want to be in this guy's company ever again? No. " He looked wounded. " He stared hard at her, as if he was trying to read her mind.
Nope. " Morgan held the manila file folder she'd brought in front of her, hoping she'd take the hint. She didn't. " "Aha! " "Hmm. " he asked, hoping he sounded as he really didn't know. Breva crossed her arms over her chest. "You know. 'Oh, Mr. " He laughed. " "Not on your life. " Breva quirked an eyebrow and asked the inevitable. " "She says so. " Finally Breva's pencil-tapping stopped. "Gosh. "' And with that, they got back to business, sorting through his correspondence, making changes to his PowerPoint presentation, completing tasks that were on Breva's to-do list.