Authors: J A Fielding,Bwwm Romance Dot Com
Tags: #Literature & Fiction, #United States, #African American, #Romance, #Two Hours or More (65-100 Pages), #Multicultural & Interracial
Part 1 in the Homes And Hearts series, each can be read as a stand
alone story but they're best when all read together. Other parts
Londoner Steven has moved to America to expand his house renting
business. Here he meets Julie, an African American woman who may just
be the person to help him get the properties he's after. But will
this business relationship be all that blossoms from the time spent
together? Or will something a lot more personal occur?
out in this all new black woman white man romance by J A Fielding of
BWWMRomance.com. Suitable for over 18s only due to sexual scenes.
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Julie Parker was having one of those mornings from hell.
She had slept right through her alarm for the third time that week.
As she got dressed she was cursing under her breath and wondering
what she was going to tell her boss this time round. She was quite
sure that Dana, her boss, was getting quite tired of her excuses.
Julie could almost hear Dana’s questions ringing in her head.
Why don’t you move
closer to work?”
Why don’t you just get a
louder alarm clock?”
She put on a pink high waist satin skirt and a white
long-sleeved blouse. She coupled her outfit with a pair of black
shiny pointy toed heels and then grabbed her bag before she ran out
of her room and into the kitchen.
Great. Even dad made it out
of here earlier than me. How pathetic is that?”
wondered as she nibbled on a bacon strip. She looked at her breakfast
and frowned. She hated having to skip breakfast especially after her
father had so lovingly prepared it for her. She looked at the time
and sighed before she grabbed her keys and got out of the house. She
decided she would get a bagel and a cup of coffee when she got to
work. When she got to her car, she got inside and started it. As if
her morning wasn’t bad enough, it seemed her car was not going
to give her an easy time either. “Damn it!” she yelled
as she banged her hand on the steering wheel. As soon as she did it,
she knew it was a bad idea. She got out of the car and banged the
door angrily as she rubbed the side of her hand. She took her phone
out of her bag and called for a cab. Thankfully, the company had a
cab a few blocks from her place, so she only had to wait for…fifteen
minutes. After she was done talking to the cab company, she dialed
Dana. She could feel her heart beating fast as she heard the phone
running late,” Julie said. She could almost hear Dana’s
tired sigh at the end of the line.
Slept through the alarm again,
didn’t you?” Dana asked.
Yes and…my car won’t
start,” Julie replied feeling almost too guilty.
Let’s just add that to
the list of things you need to get,” Dana said. “When do
you think you’ll be here?” she asked.
I just called for a cab so it
might be a while seeing as it takes me more than an hour to get to
the office,” Julie promised. “I’m really sorry
Dana, I’ll stay in an extra hour today to make up for it,”
she added guiltily.
Damn right you will,”
Dana snapped before she hung up.
Just as Julie had predicted, she did not get to work
until a little after ten. She hated that her workspace was so close
to Dana’s office. She could never really sneak in, but then
again she had an angel’s morality sense. She had just sat down
when Dana walked over to her desk.
You know, you could just lease
a new car, right?” she asked as she looked at Julie.
Yeah, but I’d rather
not. I am not in a great financial position right now,” Julie
admitted. Dana smiled and nodded.
Well then, I have the perfect
job for you. This property mogul from England is in town looking for
a house. I thought you could show him some of the properties around
town,” Dana said. Julie frowned.
A property mogul?” Julie
That’s what the call
from the London office said and the meeting is right now. So, you
better get going,” Dana announced.
Wait. Where am I supposed to
meet this mogul?” Julie asked as she stood up from her desk.
Dana gave her a post-it with an address written on it. “Dana
this is on the other side of town,” she responded looking at
her boss. “Wait, is this...” she started asking before
she noticed Dana nodding. She had seen that house before and fallen
in love with it. She could hardly believe that she was getting the
chance to show it. “Wow, I never thought it would be me,”
Julie confessed still looking at the address.
Well it is and you are running
But the car…”Julie
started before Dana shook her head.
The show must go on,”
Dana replied assertively. Julie rolled her eyes.
This isn’t theatre you
know,” Julie retorted “And the fact is, traffic is a
bitch right now. I will never get there in time.”
You will just have to try,”
Dana said as she walked away from her desk. Julie wanted to scream.
She hated taking cabs to meet with prospective clients and to make it
worse, it was a
property mogul. If there was something she was sure about as far as
Englishmen were concerned was time, and thanks to her good for
nothing car, she was already late. She practically bolted out of the
office and made her way to the elevator. This was one of those days
she wished she had on some nice flat shoes or that her office had no
strict dress code. Luckily, she managed to get a cab almost as soon
as she got out of the building, and as luck would have it, getting
across town was not as difficult as it usually was. Traffic was
actually minimal on that particular day.
There is a god,”
thought as she got out of the cab. She paid the cab driver and then
turned around to look at the house in front of her. It was the most
perfect property she had ever laid eyes on. It had everything an
estate agent could ever hope for: it had the most perfect driveway
donned with a perfectly manicured lawn and the brick finish of the
house was just the icing on the cake. She was still looking at the
house when she heard a car pulling up. She turned around and smiled
at a tall dark-haired man getting out of a white Range Rover.
Hi, you must be Julie Parker,”
he questioned as he walked towards her. She could not help but notice
just how perfect he looked. He actually reminded her of Christian
Grey on Fifty Shades of Grey. He was almost exactly like him. He was
in a pale blue shirt and a pinstripe grey suit. He looked really
simple, but she was sure that his attire, simple as it was, probably
cost more than her house. She didn’t even realize that she had
been staring at him all this time. “Miss Parker?” he
asked as he looked at her, snapping her out of her trance.
I am Julie…Parker,” she said. The man smiled at her and
Yeah, I kind of just said
Julie felt her cheeks get hot.
Sorry…” her words
trailed off when she realized that Dana had not given her his name
Steven Davenport,” he
said as he stretched out his hand to shake hers. “Pleasure to
meet you.” She almost melted at his unmistakable British
Julie Parker,” she told
him. She let her gaze drop to the floor when she realized that she
had just said her name for the umpteenth time. “Sorry,”
she apologized, smiling at him embarrassed.
Shall we take a tour of the
house?” Steven asked looking at her.
Sure,” she said as he
walked towards the front door.
So, I have to say that I
really love the brick finish. It makes me feel like I’m back
home in London,” Steven admitted looking around.
I’m glad you like it.
But I am sure you will like everything about this house,” Julie
replied confidently as they entered.
I hope so,” he replied.
So, it is a three bedroom,
four bath, two story house complete with hardwood floors. I should
point out that everything in the house is one hundred percent
original, nothing has been replaced and it is still in great
condition,” Julie described as Steven walked around the
gigantic living room. She had to admit, the house was perfect.
The lighting is amazing in
here,” he gasped as he looked around.
Yeah, that’s one of the
perks of the property,” she said chuckling. “Come this
way, you haven’t seen the master bedroom yet.” She walked
out of the living room and up the stairs. When they walked into the
master bedroom, even she wanted to move in. It was so big that Julie
thought that she could comfortably fit four king sized beds and still
have plenty of room. “Mr. Davenport if you don’t take
this house, I will,” she quipped.
What?” he asked looking
Well, it would probably take
me years to pay it off, but this room is most definitely worth it,”
she said, looking out of the huge window that overlooked the driveway