Title: Love or Land
Author: Zoe Conner
Genre: Sweet Romance
Cover Designer: Designed by Kris Norris
Publication Date: Mar. 28th, 2018
Hosted by: Lady Amberâs PR
Who doesnât wear a tie to a gala? Tab kept her opinions to herself.
Colin barged in before Sabrina got a chance to say hi to her old friend.
âThe twin Miss Buxtons. So lovely, both of you. Iâd like you to meet my employer and friend, Mr. Sean Drake and his old friend Mr. Jason Carlton. This is Sabrina and Tabitha. Tab is on the board of the charity so probably off to check on dinner soon.â Colin rocked back on his heels.
âI canât believe itâs you,â Sabrina said.
âOf course, you know Mr. Carlton from his movies and fame. Isnât it nice of him to leave Hollywood for a bit and visit normal people?â Colin gushed.
âNo, Colin, weâve met. Sabrina. I canât believe we never exchanged numbers.â Jason hugged her.
Tab tried to conceal her surprise but caught Sean Drake watching her with a bemused hint of a smile. He was not shocked.
âHow do you know my sister?â Tab asked.
Sab pulled back slightly. âWe met in Paris. On my art tour. He has a wonderful eye.â
âIâm sure he does. Nice to meet both of you. Have you been to Nantucket before?â Tab asked.
âNo, itâs more rustic than I imagined,â Sean replied coolly.
Tab bit her tongue.
âItâs my first time but Iâm glad Sean dragged me. Itâs charming.â Jason stared at Sab. âWould you like to dance?â
Sab blushed. âThere isnât any music yet.â
âIâll ask them to start. Itâll only be instrumental until after dinner.â Tab loved an excuse to get away.
âIâll do it, Tab. Happy to help.â Sab led Jason away.
Some sister, leaving her with Colin and a stranger. Tab took a deep breath.
âWhat business are you in, Sean?â Tab could play the small talk game when she needed to but it was easier when the other person seemed more interested. Sean looked about the room as though he were analyzing every detail.
âIâm very diversified in my holdings. Real estate is at the core. But Iâm here on vacation. Colin goes on about this place so much I had to see it. He is right, it feels like Iâm nowhere near Boston or any big city.â
âHopefully itâs the break you need. There is swimming, boating, and plenty of beaches. Also, a bit of history and charming old architecture.â Tab tried her best.
Sean nodded. âColin is a big proponent of the island.â
She sighed. âWell, I should check on things. Dinner will soon so if you need help finding your table, just grab one of us. Excuse me.â
âWait, Tabitha. I would like a dance with you after the dinner. Old timesâ sake.â Colin winked.
Tabitha repressed a shudder and reminded herself that Colinâs aunt, Mrs. Monroe, was on the board of the charity with Tab. âCertainly. See you then.â
The room had been flooded with people in jewels bragging about the market and their portfolios or latest acquisitions.
Sab and Jason had been joined on the dance floor by a few other eager couples.
Tab found Mrs. Peters. âDinner ready?â
âYes, but let them finish this one song and Iâll announce things. Welcome people.â Mrs. Peters patted Tabâs arm. âGo sit with your family. Or that handsome man you were talking to.â
âHandsome but not very friendly,â Tab replied.
âShame.â Mrs. Peters waved Tab off.