‘PARIS EVER AFTER‘ by K.S.R. BURNS
I sprint to the opposite side of the street, barely avoiding a speeding purple Peugeot, and duck into the shadowy recesses of a nearby doorway. From here I can see without being seen.
Unbelievable. I pass the Hotel du Cheval Blanc almost every day. But today – on my “special day,” as Margaret has been calling it, when I feel particularly at ease and happy and hopeful and just plain good – William appears.
Checking into my former hotel.
At least I think that’s him, hunched over the cluttered reception desk, writing in the old fashioned registration book.
I creep forward a few feet. The street is very narrow, and the hotel lobby is brightly lit so I have an excellent view.
Yeah, that’s him alright. His hair is shorter and he has one of those hipster stubble beards and I think he’s gained weight, but it’s unmistakably William. As tall, as grave, and – I have to admit – as beautiful as ever.
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‘Paris Ever After’ is the sequel to ‘The Paris Effect’ and Karen requested that my opening lines be taken from Chapter 1 of the book itself. However, as a small, yet important spoiler, I would like to share that there is also a ‘Previously’ preface included, which offers the reader a potted history of the story to date, making the books work fantastically well as stand alone stories – What a brilliant idea 🙂
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