weakness, I was impressed by this uncommonly kind gesture.
Charles was the complete opposite of Alan. He actually thought I was perfect the
way I was. He didn’t try to change one thing about me. He didn’t judge my appearance,
my clothes, hair, makeup or weight. For the first time, I was accepted exactly the way I
was by a suitor. Lucky me.
During one of our first conversations at the store, Charles had mentioned his brother
was a real estate appraiser and he planned to follow in his footsteps. “It’s a far more
lucrative profession than the one I’m currently in, Carol. Once I learn the Beverly Hills
area well, it’ll be easy to transition into becoming a realtor.” Since I had always admired
ambition in my family members, I saw his as an attribute, even though he had already
exhibited unlimited potential in retail and could advance in responsibilities quite rapidly.
Anyway, who was I to criticize a change in career direction?
I was living on my own, but finding
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