A Secret Proposal Part 1

By: Alexia Praks

Falling for Sakura: A Secret Proposal Part 1

Princeton Brothers Series: Book 2

Falling For Sakura: Book 2

When Sakura once again meets her gorgeous adoptive brothers, Sebastian and Darcy Princeton, forbidden feelings are awakened and an old flame ignites.

When orphan Sakura Tanaka sneaks into a famous Japanese designer’s fashion show in order to meet her biological mother, she doesn’t anticipate a complication that will turn her world upside down.

Through mistaken identity, she ends up modelling for the designer, which in turn leads to an unexpected encounter with her seven drop-dead gorgeous adoptive brothers, two of which have intentions for her heart. One of them is Sebastian Princeton, the handsome multi-billionaire real estate investor, who isn’t afraid to show his feelings for her and openly pursues her. The other is Darcy Princeton, the multi-billionaire game designer and entrepreneur, whose love Sakura has always secretly possessed.

To whom will Sakura ultimately give her heart?

Please read A Secret Kiss first before reading A Secret Proposal. A Secret Kiss is free to download from all of the major online ebook stores.

Japanese Honorifics

-San: Derived from sama, is the most commonplace honorific, and is a title of respect typically used between equals of any age. E.g. Sebastian-san

-Sama: Is a markedly more respectful version of san and can be used for any gender. It is used mainly to refer to people much higher in rank than oneself. E.g. Oka-sama (mother).

-Kun: Is used by people of senior status in addressing or referring to those of junior status, or by anyone when addressing or referring to male children or male teenagers, or among male friends. It can also be used by females when addressing a male that they are emotionally attached to or have known for a long period of time. E.g. Nicolas-kun.

-Chan: It expresses that the speaker finds a person endearing. In general, chan is used for babies, young children, grandparents and teenagers. It may also be used towards cute animals, lovers, close friends, any youthful woman, or between friends. E.g. Sakura-chan.

-Sensei: Is used to refer to or address teachers, doctors, politicians, lawyers, and other authority figures. It is used to show respect to someone who has achieved a certain level of mastery in an art form or some other skill, and is also applied to novelists, poets, painters, and other artists. E.g. Tachibana-sensei.

Family Member Words

Oka: Mother. E.g. Oka-san or Oka-sama.

Oba: Aunt or middle-aged lady. E.g. Oba-chan or Oba-san.

Onii: Older brother. E.g. Onii-chan or Onii-san.

Imouto: Younger sister. E.g. Imouto-chan.


It was spring again, and Haruka Suzuki felt her heart aching to once again hold the beautiful baby girl she had abandoned twenty-five years ago.

Torment, guilt, and regret—those were the feelings she felt deep within her being, burning in her soul, ripping her heart to pieces.

Why did I abandon my beautiful baby girl? Why?

Haruka couldn’t come up with an explanation as to why. The only pathetic excuse she had was she’d been too young to see reason, understand, and stand up for what she thought was right. She had also been too afraid of what might happen—too afraid of the future, society, and her own parents, of what they’d do to her and her beloved daughter.

Twenty-five years ago, her arranged marriage to Kenji Suzuki, the eldest son of the wealthy Suzuki family, had been imminent. She’d known it would ruin both families’ names if anyone were to find out she’d been pregnant before marriage with an unknown American man. Thus, she had no choice but to leave the baby girl at the orphanage in St. Joseph Island, a place she’d chosen because it had seemed so far removed from this corrupted world, a place where she thought her daughter would be well taken care of. Then she’d returned to Japan and honored her family’s wish by marrying Kenji in order to forge the bond between the Suzukis and the Tanakas and strengthen the already powerful, wealthy families even more.

Haruka Tanaka. That had been her name once, twenty-five years ago to be precise. She hadn’t understood why she hadn’t given her baby girl her last name. If she’d been smart enough to do so, then it wouldn’t have been so hard to search for her now.

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