Just Desserts

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Single mother Jayce has worked hard to get where she is.

She is the executive pastry chef and head of the culinary department for Harrington Hotels Corporation in the Midwest Division.

Known as "Ms. Magic Touch" because the changes she implemented caused the hotel's profits to go up by 75%.

Her boss takes notice and wants to send her to his flagship location in Seoul after profits there have taken a nosedive.

With the promise of a promotion to executive pastry chef of all the Harrington Hotels both domestic and international how could she say no?

All she must do is live in the hotel and work with the current executive chef, bring profits up by just 30% and after 1 year the position is hers.

American born Korea raised chef Joseph Park is also no stranger to hard work and thought he would get this opportunity.

He is livid that they are sending someone here to look over his shoulder.

And to add insult to injury they are not even Korean! How are they going to implement a menu and do not even speak the language!

This should go over well.

When The Far East Meets New Orleans, East the fur is going to fly, or will it be sparks flying?



I watch her walk in the dining area with a huge smile on her face.

She sits her bag and writing pads on the table.

She is wearing an all-white pantsuit and white open toe pumps.

Wow! She is a beauty I am not going to lie.

I am already annoyed.

To say I was shocked would be an understatement, I knew it was a woman, but this is not the woman I pictured in my mind.

The woman standing before him was tall, voluptuous with skin the color of caramel and had a head full of dark and light brown curls that sat on her shoulders.

Her smile was angelic, with full lips and dimples so deep I can stick my finger inside of them.

"Hello everyone, my name is Jayce Carrington and I know you have heard stories about me and I just want to tell you they're all lies!"

She says dramatically and winks.

Oh, crap she is adorable, I was not anticipating her being adorable.

Everyone laughs and I look around the room at them and see they are all charmed.

"Traitors!" I think to myself.

I scoff disgusted at the whole lot of them.

"So, I will tell you all a little about me and then we will go around the room and introduce ourselves.

"Again, my name is Jayce Carrington, Jayce Amelia named after my great aunt who died long before I was even a thought in my mother's mind." She smiles that dimpled smile again.

Everyone laughs again.

"I am 34 years old, and I am the mother of a gorgeous little boy."

"His name is Easton, and he is 10 years old."

"I am happily single though if Hyun Bin were to walk through those doors and propose I'd change that status to married with a quickness!"

She grins saucily and everyone laughs hysterically.

"Take a number sister" One of the line chefs Leung says and everyone erupts in laughter.

"Dang it's like that huh?" Oh well you can't fault me for trying huh?"

She winks and everyone is hanging on her every word.

I mean even Jeff who is utterly and completely gay is smitten.

I can see it in his eyes! So much for my loyal staff.

"So we will start with you can you tell me your name and job title."

She points to me with that smile I can already tell will cause drama.

I take a deep breath look her dead in the eyes and speak.

"I am the man who deserves the job you have been given."

I say and hope the expression on my face relays my feelings.

Everyone gasps.

It is so quiet you can hear a pin drop.

She tilts her and looks me in the eyes as if to say challenge accepted sir.

Then she smiles an unreadable smile that gives nothing away.

"It is a pleasure to meet you Mr. Park I look forward to working very closely with you."

Oh, she is heard of me. Interesting....

She sticks out her hand for me to shake it and I do.

She looks at me and smirks and then looks at everyone and smiles a that brilliant Colgate smile.

So fake!! I think to myself.

"Now that that is out of the way."

She looks at me out of the corner of her eye and smirks again.

"Let's continue."

I look at her again, this time really look at her.

She is not intimidated in the least and I must admit she is very charismatic and an eloquent speaker.

This is going to be harder than I thought.

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