Tanya guides us to a table not too far from the bar area. We take a seat and wait for the waiter to arrive, and that’s when I spot him. I can’t stop staring. He’s standing there surveying the crowd in a dark slim fit suit, black silk shirt and purple skinny tie, his hands are in his pockets, feet wide apart with a serious facial expression. In all his seriousness he looks devilishly handsome, he stands at six-foot two inches, by the cut of his suit you can tell he works out. He’s athletically built has a shaved head, smooth deep chocolate skin, and a neat beard borders his jawline. His features are chiseled and defined, he has the smoothest kissable lips I have seen in a long while! He is drop-dead gorgeous, I know it and so does every other female in the room. He is the kind of man that makes women stop and stare.
He catches me staring. Our eyes meet and lock for what feels like a lifetime. I just can’t look away. He adjusts his tie with his left hand- I notice there’s no wedding ring in sight. Still staring me dead in the eye. His serious expression changes to a cheeky small smile and he winks. I’m stunned and feel slightly embarrassed like a school girl. For one, I’ve be caught staring and two, I feel guilty for wanting to know who he is and what is underneath that suit. I’m still a married woman. I look away, and then raise my eyelashes slowly He’s still staring confidently at me from the bar.
“Ummm ummm get a load of you and Mr Tall Dark and Handsome over at the bar, I see you girlfriend.” Tanya lets out a small laugh and pinches my leg bringing me back down to planet earth.
“Don’t! Stop it! I’m a married woman.” I laugh along with Tanya.
The DJ changes the music from the soulful sounds of Music Soul Child to French spoken hip-hop, which reminds me of the drive with Tanya from the airport to her apartment.
“Good evening ladies are you ready to order?”
The waiter arrives, and we glance at the menus quickly. We were too busy checking out Mr Tall Dark and Handsome to look at the menu in detail before he arrived. While Tanya gives her order in French, I scan the room and take another peek in Mr Tall Dark and Handsome’s direction, again. He catches me and gives another cheeky wink. This time I smile and look away.
“And for you madam?’’
“Oh, I ah, I’ll have what she’s having.”
All of a sudden I don’t feel that hungry but don’t want to look like my attention has been elsewhere while Tanya was ordering.
“So what do you think of him?’’
I look at Tanya confused for a moment and realise it’s Mr. Tall Dark and Handsome she’s referring to.
“Tanya, I am a married woman! But he’s Ok… no OK he’s H.O.T to go!’’
We crack up laughing and do a girly high five, then we glance over at him. The shame as I realise he too has been watching us all this time, he must have even seen the high five. This time he looks away, and turns his attention to a female waitress walking by and whispers in her ear. The waitress, I notice adjusts her body in toward Mr. Tall Dark and Handsome, bust thrust forward leaning in, and as she walks off, the exaggerated sway of her behind. Like I said, every woman in this bar wants a piece of him, even if she is an employee.
Title: A Stranger in France
Author: Kim Knight
Genre: Romantic Suspense
In A Stranger in France readers are taken on a fast paced, modern day romantic journey, that spans between the city of London, the glitz and glam of France, and the beautiful English coast in a gripping romantic story, between two complete strangers with enough suspense to keep you on the edge of your seat turning pages.
When career driven and successful thirty- two year old London born Kate Brown faces hard times in her marriage, she confides in her best friend Tanya Adams in Marseille southern France. Kate makes a bold move and spends two weeks in Marseille away from her husband in London. Her path crosses with tall, dark, devilishly handsome and wealthy Nicholas D’Coix. An immigrant to France from the Ivory Coast west Africa as a young boy, who turned himself around and built up an empire of wealth as a hustler and money maker, and now one of Paris’ top three entrepreneurs. In a whirlwind of sexy, lustful romance Nicholas and Kate fall in love. Kate returns to London to a few surprises of her own, and still very much in love with Nicholas as she makes yet another bold life changing move. Touching on real life issues these two strong characters battle it out against all the odds in the name of love, across the UK and France.
Kim is 33, from London in the UK. She’s a qualified teacher and mother to a beautiful toddler. As a reader, she’s head over heels in love with romance, historical fiction, crime fiction, African- American, suspense, and thriller genre books. After submitting three chapters of a romance /suspense novel she was writing to a USA based publisher in 2016, she scored her first publishing contact. A Stranger in France is her first romance novel. Her second romance novel will be released Christmas 2016. As a writer, Kim likes to create stories with the general romance, romantic- suspense and crime/thriller genres.
Kim also writes beauty and book related articles published in Love Life, Live Magazine. When she’s not reading or writing novels of her own, her other passions include practising her French, fashion and spending time at her sewing machine dress making, watching make –up and beauty tutorials on YouTube, letter writing and being a mum.
www.kimknightauthor.com – author site