by Jennie Pitkus from the August 30, 2010 issue
Tagline: Aunt Chloe's good fortune was the best thing that ever happened to Kelsey
In a Nutshell: Kelsey's aunt gives her $500, but her purse gets snatched. The security guard at the mall catches the perp and recovers her purse with the money still there. She returns the next day to thank him and they have lunch together, and then dinner and, well, you know the rest.
Observations: The appeal of this story for me doesn't come until two thirds of the way into the story. It was where Tom, the security guard, asks her out on a date. It's so cute. See, Kelsey's aunt gave her the $500 to do something fun with, and Kelsey had decided to go on a trip somewhere.
"So where are you planning to go?" Tom asked.
"I haven't decided yet. Where would you go?"
"Hmmm. Good question. Let me think about it for a few days," he said. "I should have some ideas by Friday night. How about we discuss them over dinner?"
Tom, you sly dog.
Otherwise, I didn't find it to be anything extraordinary. It was just your typical first meet story featuring a man to the rescue.
Oh, and you're welcome for the eye candy. ;)