Picture Perfect – 17

Victoria headed to Ronald’s office spurred by aggravation.  She had avoided facing Ronald for two months, even if they worked so close, it was surprisingly easy to go weeks without seeing him.  Entering his office without knocking, Victoria stopped before Ronald’s desk, annoyed by his nonchalant expression.  Fighting the urge to smack the knowing look […]

Picture Perfect – 16

Chapter 16 Eric wanted Victoria. She was fun, her sense of humor fresh and surprising.  She had quirky habits that left him laughing in amusement when he was alone.  Like singing out loud to her favorite song came on.  The song wasn’t the problem, he could take a little Justin Bieber…but the off notes, full […]

Picture Perfect 14

Chapter 14 “I heard about the kiss,” Grace said later that evening. They were at Victoria’s apartment and Grace was helping her make dinner. Victoria watched Grace stir-fry a mix of vegetables with olive oil and black pepper. “He kisses and runs off,” Victoria said, checking the time on her microwave, it was almost eight […]

Picture Perfect 13

Chapter 13 “She’s very special,” Eric said to the older woman. “Victoria, this is my aunt Rose. Auntie, this is Victoria. I’m trying to impress her. Please tell me you have a table.” Victoria was surprised, but she managed to hide it, or she hoped she did. Clutching Eric’s hand since he wouldn’t let go, […]

Picture Perfect 12

Picture Perfect 12 Working with Ronald had turned into a trial.  Victoria carried a box full of name tags into her office.  She’d spent two hours arguing with Ronald. She carried one thousand pieces in the box for a conference happening in the morning.  Ronald wanted them replaced because he didn’t want the guests wearing […]

Picture Perfect 11

Picture Perfect 11 Victoria tugged on an emerald dress and zipped it with finality. Not sparing her figure a look in the mirror, she turned to the mess on her bed. All the dresses she owned were scattered on her bed.  To think she’d ended up with the dress she’d picked first. Her phone buzzed […]

Picture Perfect 10

Chapter 10 Eric smiled when Victoria gave a small gasp when he opened the door to reveal stairs that led to the upper floor of the building. “You have an upstairs,” she said in awe as he led her up the short steps. “Yes, I got the space two years ago. I use it as […]

Picture Perfect 9

Chapter 9 Monday was filled with meetings. Victoria spent most of her day moving from one conference room to another, crunching numbers and working with the various sales department heads planning events in the Savon Hotel. The holiday season was around the corner, not to mention the end of year parties. The hotel was booked […]

Picture Perfect 8

Chapter 8 “I’m the manager in this hotel.” He sneered at her, his face turned into a hateful mass of lines that froze her in place. “You can scream, but there’s nothing they’re going to do for you, Vicky.” “I suggest you do as the lady asks,” Eric said making Victoria glance up to find him […]

Picture Perfect 7

Picture Perfect 7 “What’s wrong with your car?” Eric asked when he settled in his seat. “I don’t know,” Victoria said with a shrug. “My brother towed it to a garage a few days ago. I’m hoping he gets it back to me soon. I miss the freedom of my car.” She sipped her drink […]