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Introducing White condominium Assistant Chef Olivia Paras, who's rising-and sleuthing-to the pinnacle. contains recipes for an entire presidential menu! by no means allow them to see you sweat-that's White apartment Assistant Chef Olivia Paras's motto, that's beautiful demanding to honor within the most vital kitchen on this planet. She's hell-bent on incomes her dream task, government Chef. there is only one factor: her nemesis is vying for it, too. good, that and the truth that an elusive murderer desires to see her fry.

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His usually jovial face now mirrored the confusion I was feeling, but his cheery demeanor returned in half a beat. He laid a hand onto my shoulder. “When it comes to the kitchen,” he said, beaming, “Ollie here outclasses anyone. And I’m talking even the great chefs of Europe. ” Sargeant licked his lips. It was the only movement in his otherwise rigid body. ” My hand still hanging out there, I looked to Henry for S TAT E OF T H E O N IO N 47 guidance, but his pointed glance seemed to warn me that I was on my own.

They’re beautiful,” I said, touching a delicate snapdragon and taking a deep sniff of the fresh-cut scent as he came in and shut the door. Puzzled by the unexpected gift, I opened my mouth to ask what the occasion was, but he interrupted. ” We’d been dating for more than a year, and we’d gone out for a special dinner to celebrate that momentous occasion in April. ” This was not at all like the Tom I knew. While he was always a gentleman, his thoughtfulness generally revealed itself in unusual ways, like the time I mentioned some of my favorite old-time movie stars.

This wasn’t a generic pick-’em-up-at-the-grocery-store arrangement, either. This weighty bundle had all sorts of exotic blooms mixed in with the requisite profusion of roses, daisies, and greenery. “They’re beautiful,” I said, touching a delicate snapdragon and taking a deep sniff of the fresh-cut scent as he came in and shut the door. Puzzled by the unexpected gift, I opened my mouth to ask what the occasion was, but he interrupted. ” We’d been dating for more than a year, and we’d gone out for a special dinner to celebrate that momentous occasion in April.

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