A SUITORS & SWEETHEARTS EXCERT: Vegas Nights By Unoma Nwankwor | #AfricanRomance #UnomaNwankwor #Excerpt
“I said no cheese and no onions!”
Darius heard the raspy voice as he walked into the hotel’s restaurant the next morning. His newest luxury hotel had a soft opening two weeks ago, and guests have been arriving by the thousands since then. Later in the evening was the grand opening, so now was not the right time to have dissatisfied customers.
“We’re so sorry about that—”
“That’s what you said the first time you brought me the omelet with cheese. You went back to fix that and now you’re bringing me the omelet with onions. I told you the first time I didn’t want either in my omelet.”
Darius stood against the table in the back as he noticed the two women. He was walking over to diffuse the situation, but something in that sultry tone halted him.
“Safiya, I know you don’t joke about your food, but calm down.” The woman sitting by her laughed.
Darius observed the scene as the chief chef came out and apologized profusely to both women. He then took her plate and hurried back to the kitchen. Darius took in both women. Since they were seated, he couldn’t get a full view. However, the one he now knew as Safiya had him intrigued and his loins tight. The curiosity to see the face that went along with that voice had him sauntering towards their table.
“Good morning, ladies,” Darius greeted.
Both ladies looked up at him, but only one of them showed signs of recognition.
“You are—” the other lady started.
He quickly cut her off. “Darius Gray, pleased to meet you.” He nodded at the pair.
“Ummmm, you’re more than Darius Gray. I have an interview with you later,” Safiya’s friend spoke again.
Darius nodded and smiled, his eyes resting on Safiya, who hadn’t yet said a word. She had briefly acknowledged him with her eyes before refocusing on her food.
“I look forward to it Ms.…”
She stretched out her hand “Assan. Layla Assan.”
Darius shook her hand.
“And this rude one over here is Safiya Nadar.” She nudged her friend with her elbow. Her friend growled back at her.
The sound sent an unfamiliar sensation up Darius’s spine.
“Excuse her. Something about not getting her food right sets her off.”
“Well, I hope the issue has been fixed to your satisfaction.”
Safiya looked up at him. In that moment, the trip over to their table was worth it. The right words to describe her beauty eluded him. The wrong adjective would be a disservice.
“Yes, it has. Thank you,” Safiya said, and immediately went back to scrolling through her phone and eating.
“I’m glad.” Darius turned to Ms. Assan. “I’ll see you in a couple of hours. You ladies enjoy your meal.”
Darius walked away and went straight to guest services. He wanted to know if they were staying in the hotel or if they just came for breakfast. He had an interview with Ms. Assan soon and needed to know how cooperative he’d be based on what he needed her to do.________________________________________________________________________
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Publication date: February 7th, 2023
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