Sunday, 28 December 2014

Sunday, December 28, 2014 -

The Look of Love (Family Secrets)

by Leigh Smith
Published: Oct 31, 2014
Words: 39,223
Category: domestic discipline
Orientation: M/F
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Chapter One

The first time she saw him, he was getting out of a long, sleek limousine. Wearing a white Oxford cloth shirt, open from the neckline with the sleeves rolled up and tucked neatly into jeans which looked molded to his body, she didn't think his legs would ever stop coming out of the car door. When her eyes finally reached his face, it reminded her of chiseled stone. His ebony hair curled slightly at the back of his neck, with gray-blue eyes fringed with dark black lashes. She adjusted her eyes accordingly when he emerged; he had to be at least 6'8" and 4 feet of him had to be legs. Beautiful was the only word she could think of to describe him and even that didn't define the reality of him. She nearly fainted right there in the street. She didn't believe she would ever swoon over someone, and here she was doing it over a stranger.

Now, thirty years later, his black hair was slightly peppered with gray. He was beautiful as ever, and she still swooned, but this time those gray-blue eyes were searching the crowd looking for her and when he found her she could see the love as he strode forward to embrace her. He took her hand and they walked into the theatre together.

As she sat there waiting for the program to commence, her mind went back to their beginning. The first time Erica Sanders met Scott Carson, he had just taken over the reins of his family's company, Carson Environmental Solutions, Inc. Her employer, Jensen Manufacturing, had hired CESI to assist in making their company more environmentally friendly.

Erica Sanders had transferred from Jensen Manufacturing's corporate office to this smaller branch after her divorce five years ago. Her ex-husband, James Sanders, was the son of one of the members of the board of directors. To avoid any conflict of interest and any thoughts she might be trading on his name or their relationship, she made the move to the smaller office. The move worked well for Erica, she was able to showcase her abilities and made quite a name for herself.

Representatives from Jensen Manufacturing were all seated around the table in the board room when the receptionist escorted Scott Carson into the room. Erica tried to stand along with the others, but the heel of her shoe caught in the rug at that moment and she grabbed onto the table for balance. She was flabbergasted and star struck. Here, standing in front of her was that absolutely beautiful man who had captured her attention and taken her breath away on the street that morning. It wasn't professional to stare but that's what she was doing when her boss made the introductions.

"Erica has been doing great things for us Scott and we've assigned her as Project Manager."