Happy Hour

By Anne Eton

Copyright 2012 Beginnings Press

Smashwords Edition

This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, organizations, places, events, and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental. All characters in this fictional story are 18 or older.

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Copyright 2012 Beginnings Press

ISBN-13 (epub): 978-1-62602-002-3

The bar was filled with Hong Kong’s moneyed elite: rich Asian and Caucasian men and women all drinking for a buzz before the main horseracing event.

Catherine looked around for the umpteenth time from her small table next to the wall. She touched her long black locks, feeling self-conscious. Her self-cut hair, her shoes, her lack of makeup—all screamed “interloper from the lower classes.” Glancing down, she tugged at her polka-dot dress. It fit her full bosom perfectly, but clearly had come from a department store’s discount rack. The young woman with the arresting figure and warm brown eyes was beautiful, to be sure, but the truth was obvious. Chic socialite girls who strolled the floor would occasionally glance in her direction as if to say: Who let you in?

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