Excerpt from Fates Design:
After I finished my gelato, I headed for the store that I’d seen Morgan go into. While looking in my bag to make sure I had everything, I walked straight into the chest of a stranger.
“Mi scusi,” he said in a dreamy baritone voice.
“No, excuse me. I mean, mi scusi,” I said, finally looking up.
“You speak English,” he said with a sexy Italian accent added to the velvety baritone as he smiled at me.
“Yes, I do. I’m sorry, I wasn’t paying attention,” I said, smiling back and embarrassed by my clumsiness.
“Don’t worry about it. I’m afraid my Blackberry stole my attention as well. Alexandros Di Piero, or Alex for short,” he said happily as he slid the Blackberry in his jacket pocket and extended his hand for me to shake. His eyes wondered over me like I was a prize.
“M-Megan Romano,” I said breathlessly as I offered my hand to him. I never told strangers my full name but I was so mesmerized that I didn’t hesitate. I held his hand and stared up into his eyes. I could not help but think that I had seen him before.