As I’ve said in various interviews, I wanted Because You Are Mine to have that edgy, addictive, D/s sexuality, but I also wanted to have really romantic moments, a getaway to Paris, a spontaneous concert shared in the park…lunch at a Parisian sidewalk cafe. Here’s a sneak peek into Tuesday’s upcoming installment of Because You Are Mine Part V: Because I Said So.
Excerpt: Part V
Francesca had to keep repeatedly reminding herself that it was a purely sexual agreement she had with Ian, because in truth, she couldn’t have imagined a more romantic day in her life. At her request, they left Jacob to his own devices and walked the streets of Paris, Francesca experiencing a ridiculous amount of excitement and euphoria at the sensation of her hand enfolded in Ian’s, frequently glancing sideways to assure herself that she really was being escorted around the most romantic city in the world by the most appealing, compelling man she’d ever seen.
“I’m starving,” she said honestly after their brief and enjoyable tour of the Musée d’Art Moderne, where she’d continued to be amazed by the depth of his artistic knowledge and innate taste. He’d been the ideal companion—considerate of her desires for what she wanted to view, interested in what she had to say, revealing more of his dry, sharp wit and sense of humor than he ever had before with her. “Can we eat here?” she asked, pointing at the attractive little sidewalk bistro they passed on Rue Goethe with outdoor seating.
“Lin has arranged a private table for us at Le Cinq,” Ian said, referring to the ultraexclusive, pricey restaurant in their hotel.
“Lin Soong,” she mused, watching a couple seated at a nearby table, the woman picking at her food idly with her fingers while she laughed at something her companion had said. “She’s extremely efficient at planning things, isn’t she?”
“The best. That’s why I employ her,” he said crisply before he gave her a sideways glance. She looked at him in surprise a moment later when he paused before the entrance to the little bistro and waved his hand to enter, his expression one of subdued amusement.
“Really?” she asked excitedly.
“Certainly. Even I can be spontaneous once in a while. In very small measures, anyway,” he added drolly.
“Will miracles never cease?” she teased. He blinked, looking slightly surprised, when she went up on her toes and kissed him on the mouth before they sat at one of the outdoor tables.
Part V: Available Tuesday 8/28.