A Breathless Bride (The Pearl House, Book 1) by Fiona Brand
By Fiona Brand
After changing into the reluctant proprietor of the corporate that had rate him his fiancée, Constantine Atraeus wishes extra. Controlling Ambrosi Pearls wouldn't be whole with no engaging Sienna Ambrosi again into his mattress. His ex-lover, although, won't be gained over with easy can provide and complicated seductions. A legally binding agreement needs to be made.So Constantine proposes the final word marriage discount. If Sienna turns into his spouse, she'll keep stocks in her family's necessary corporation. yet she'll be guaranteed to him ceaselessly. it's a union almost certainly worthy billions. And it's a expense Constantine is greater than prepared to pay.
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I nodded eagerly; spending some time alone with him was definitely what I wanted, and I loved being in his home. Cole’s parents and sister, Mia treated me like one of the family. I felt so at ease there and preferred it to being at my own house, no question. Cole smiled at me, his eyes lingering on mine for a little longer than usual. My heart thudded. “Hey, sweetie,” Cole’s mum, Jenna, welcomed Cole as we walked through his front door. “Oh hi, Oakley,” she gushed, giving me a warm hug. Cole mumbled something that sounded like hi and walked off to his room.
Hey, sweetie,” Cole’s mum, Jenna, welcomed Cole as we walked through his front door. “Oh hi, Oakley,” she gushed, giving me a warm hug. Cole mumbled something that sounded like hi and walked off to his room. ” she asked, more to herself than to me. I shrugged anyway and smiled back at her. Jenna always smelt of coconut; it was her shampoo. The smell was so comforting. “You should follow Mr Happy. ” She hadn’t even asked me if I wanted to stay for dinner, she just knew I would. Cole’s room hadn’t changed much since we decorated it when he was fifteen – two years ago.
The nameless girl, who looked a little like a Meg from Family Guy but without the glasses, made a real effort to talk to Cole as much as she could. I didn’t blame her. Cole was an amazing guy. I frowned at the floor and picked at the grass. I was angrier with myself than I was with Cole. I shouldn’t like him as much as I did. I wasn’t good enough for him. ” Cole asked, holding his Pepsi out to me. A shake of my head answered his question and he frowned, putting the can down on the floor. ” I lowered my eyes and wished I could disappear.