First Dates— Melodies of Love

This week’s excerpt is from Melodies of Love. In this scene, Ikenna and Adaora have their first reunion date after twelve years.


“You claim to be the king of goat meat pepper soup. Oya order for me,” she said, her eyes twinkling with amusement when the waiter got to them.  

“I bet that after eating here tonight, you will be so addicted that they’ll have to beg you to go home,” Ikenna responded, laughing. 

While they waited for their food to arrive, they allowed the pleasant conversation to flow easily between them. Adaora found that she was no longer anxious about this outing with Ikenna as she sipped on her glass of white Zinfandel and swayed gently in her seat. 

Ikenna’s eyes fixated on her. He could see no one else. He enjoyed watching her move to the music. He enjoyed watching her, full-stop. 

“The band is great,” Adaora said, taking another sip of her drink.

 “Yeah, they play quite well,” he agreed. “Reminds me of the club where I used to perform in Enugu…. Ahhhh nostalgia.” 

A moment of silence passed between them as their eyes locked and their minds transported them back to the many pleasant memories they had shared in that club. 

Adaora felt her face grow warm and she looked away. Does he still kiss with such intensity? she wondered as she took a sip from her glass. Her throat suddenly felt quite dry


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Amaka Azie

She explores the beauty and intricacies of the continent in her sweet and sensual love stories. Her books showcase bold and exciting female and male African main characters with compelling storylines. She was named one of the most influential authors under Forty by the Nigerian Writers Awards (NWA) for the year 2017. Apart from getting lost in creating fascinating fictional characters, Amaka enjoys reading, painting and traveling with her family. She lives in the United Kingdom with her husband and daughters where she also practices part-time as a family Doctor.

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