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by Dana Littlejohn
Category: Erotica/Erotic Romance/Romance CAPA Award Nominee
Description: Taniea is dumped by her boyfriend for being too bold, too aggressive and too mouthy. Throwing herself into her new job she traveled to China and met Michael Shen. She convinced him that a fling while she was in his country would be time well spent for them both. Would two weeks of Taniea be too much for Michael to handle or will he leave everything he knows to have a thousand more with her?
eBook Publisher: Phaze, 2008
eBookwise Release Date: September 2008
27 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [63 KB]
Reading time: 37-51 min.
The three days her boss gave her to prepare seemed to race by, but Taniea was packed and set to go by the time they were over. After an exhausting flight she arrived at the Shenzhen International Airport in the early afternoon the day after she left. Above thousands of heads she saw a sign with her name on it as she walked around looking for the baggage claim, and walked to the man who held it.
"Hi, I'm Taniea Onyx. You do speak English, right?"
He smiled and gave her a low bow. "Of course I do. Welcome to China! I'm Jimmy. I'll take you to your hotel and make sure you get settled in. Please come with me, I'll escort you to the baggage claim. We have a car waiting outside when we retrieve your luggage."
"That's great because I need a hot a shower and a nap. I hate long plane rides."
"I can only imagine how uncomfortable the flight must have been for you. You do have some time to relax. The get to know you reception doesn't begin for at least five hours."
They took the short drive from the airport to the Seaview Hotel where Jimmy left her in the limo as he went inside.
"All is ready for you, Taniea. Come with me," he said when he returned.
She followed the bell hop to her room. "Wow, this is beautiful," she said when he opened the door.
The room was decorated heavily in polished gold, soft red colors, with cherry wood furniture and Asian inspired art work. Large vases accented with cherry blossoms and lotus flowers were in the corners filled with fresh flowers giving the room a soft floral scent. She walked in nodding her head with approval.
"Nice, very nice."
Jimmy smiled. "I'm glad you approve. I asked them to put you on a high floor so you could enjoy the view of Hong Kong over the water."
She walked to the window. "Wow," she repeated, "that is a nice view."
He chuckled. "Wait until tonight when it is all lit up. Here is your key, and please, order whatever you wish from room service and the connecting restaurants. It is all paid for courtesy of Honda. The reception will be downstairs in the Shanghai conference room at seven thirty."
"Cool, thank you, Jimmy." * * * *
After a snack and a much needed nap, Taniea dressed for the party and arrived on time to the conference room. She found the doors propped open and that the dancing, drinking and socializing had started without her. Stepping inside she looked around in awe as she took in the sights and sounds of the room.
It was beautifully decorated and regal looking like it belonged in a palace instead of a hotel. The walls were painted a rich, deep red and trimmed in sparkling gold. On each wall there were large pictures of rulersWow, the only thing that's missing is a handsome prince," she murmured spinning in a circle. As she regarded the detailed panting on the ceiling, she heard her name being called over the loud music. She turned in its direction and stared at the soft brown eyes of a handsome prince approaching her.
"You must be Taniea Onyx. I am Michael Shen," her prince said offering his hand smiling broadly. "I will be your escort while you are here in China."