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“They all had that private club, private school aura about them. Like they knew something other people didn’t. She wanted to claw their eyes out.”
What was Farrah’s problem?
Excerpt from Running from Love:
“So you’re not a trust fund kid,” he said, hoping he didn’t
sound like he was fishing.
“No way,” she snapped then caught herself. “I mean—no—
I’m not. No one is where I come from.” She put her hand up
to her face, nervously smoothing a wisp of hair from her cheek.
“What about you?” she asked, looking guarded.
“I grew up with a lot of them, but I wasn’t one.” He locked
eyes with her. If only she knew how happy he was that she wasn’t one either.
“Did you want to be?” she asked, intuitively.
“Sometimes I thought I did,” he responded truthfully, surprising
himself. “What about you? Did you?”
“I didn’t even know what a trust fund kid was until a few
years ago. Then I found out the hard way.” She looked away,
shifting in her seat.
“So you bumped into one.”
“Not exactly.” Farrah’s eyes flamed again, this time with
“Let me guess. You dated one, and it didn’t work out.”
“I dated someone who left me for one.” She clapped her hand
over her mouth, then released it. “Never mind. I didn’t mean to tell you that.”
“I’m glad you did. So the guy made off with a trust-fund babe? Let me guess. Someone with rich parents who works at an art gallery or in public relations?”
“P.R. How did you know?” Farrah looked astonished.
“Her father works in finance or law, and her mother is an interior decorator or kindergarten teacher at a private school and sits on a board.”
“That’s—you’re—how do you know all this?” she stammered, looking as adorable as she did vulnerable as she stared at him. She didn’t lack the wound.
End excerpt from Running from Love by Rozsa Gaston
What wine would you sip while contemplating this quote?
Contemplating the concept of exclusion suggests sipping on something just a bit more exclusive than usual, then enjoying the company of one’s own private club while savoring it. Are you the only member? Even more exclusive.
I would recommend a St. Germain cocktail: the simplest imaginable combination of 4 oz. of Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc topped off by 1 oz. of St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur. This delicate yet heady elderflower liqueur delights the taste buds, ushering one into a state of refinement after a single sip.
Serve St. Germain cocktails as an aperitif to kick off your next social event. Your guests will think you have very good taste and want very much to join your club. Let them.
Don’t forget, darlings—if you don’t have time to read these days, download Running from Love audiobook and listen to Jude’s and Farrah’s story on your commute or while you work out.
Next week we will take a look at thermal bath spas in Budapest to set the stage for my upcoming release Budapest Romance.
Must run now. I’ve got a date at the club.
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