Episode 25: Black Velvet!

After all the tears, all the chocolate, all the Chinese … after two glorious weeks in Paris … Harry and Sam are one, together again, and all’s right with the world.

The Delonghi convection-toaster oven is back on Sam’s countertop. The Henckel shears swing from Harry’s pot rack. Their mutual stock of Madagascar bourbon cold-pressed vanilla ages daily. Bouquet garni blossoms on every shelf. And, suffice it to say, life is one grand ride.

‘Here’s to love,’ says Sam one evening, ripping open an overnight package from Bloomingdale’s. She pulls out a sexy black velvet sheath. Slinky off-the-shoulder cut … tight shirred waist … sassy kick pleat in back. Perfect!

‘Hot dog!’ she says to Harry. ‘Now we’re cooking!’

‘Cooking?’ says Harry, twirling her into his arms with a ballroom flourish.

‘You bet your sweet ass!’ says Sam, kissing him lightly on the nose. ‘Get out your dancing shoes, my love. We’re going out on the town.’

Previously on The Rocky Road of Love… Episode 1: One Fine Day. Episode 2: Fate and Chèvre. Episode 3: The Rocky Road Ahead. Episode 4: Could This Be Lunch? Episode 5: I Only Have Eyes for Stew. Episode 6: Harry in Love. Episode 7: Dinner for Two. Episode 8: Sam, Line 2. Episode 9: Romance at Home. Episode 10: Barbecue, Beans, and Slow-Pitch Softball. Episode 11: Play Ball! Episode 12: How ‘Bout Them Dawgs! Episode 13: Mercy! Episode 14: Harry Gets Mad! Episode 15: Harry and the Hopelessly Inadequate Ballet Buffet. Episode 16: And Now Sam’s Mad! Episode 17: The Last Goodbye. Episode 18: The Big Breakup. Episode 19: Chocolate on Her Mind. Episode 20: Life without Harry. Episode 21: Life without Sam. Episode 22: Of Rice and Men. Episode 23: Lasagna to the Rescue! Episode 24: Together Again!

Up next … Episode 26: Romance on the Town.

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