Then a bonus…
Now their lives are forever changed
My older brother took me off the streets six years ago when I ran away from home. I owe him everything. When he asks me to be the guardian of his twins in the event of his death, I agree. I promise him our manipulative mother will never get her hands on the kids. Now backed into a corner, I’ve no choice but to break my promise. But they're still mine for what's left of the year. So I'll, do everything I can to give them the Christmas my brother would have wanted. I’m broke, but the answer comes in the premium class cruise tickets I receive from my boss for a Christmas bonus. I’ll trade them in for regular tickets and take the kids on a holiday cruise. And I’ll try not to think that I may have done the one thing I promised myself never to do again for those tickets.
Money and men are my two vices. The first is easy to make, the second is always a distraction. I tend to attract men for all the wrong reasons, the latest, the handyman, Bailey, who works around my estate. When I gift him two tickets for a Western Caribbean cruise, I have no intentions of following him, but Bailey breaks our professional relationship when he shows me just how grateful he is. Following him on that cruise, I have every intention of picking up right where we left off, but Bailey comes with extra baggage I’m not sure I can handle. Do I dare pursue his heart on deck when he’s made it clear he’s a package deal?