Bitter Secrets by Mia Knight EPUB & PDF – eBook Details
- Author: Mia Knight
- Language: English
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Jasmine stared out of the floor-to ceiling-windows, blind to the
multimillion dollar view of New York City spread out before her.
The state-of-the-art kitchen was filled with golden light, giving the
impression all was well in the world, when nothing could be further from the
truth. Wracked with indecision, she wrapped her arms around herself and bit
her lip. She wasn’t sure how she should handle this, but it couldn’t be put off
any longer. She had to say something…
She snatched up her phone, dialed, and paced around the island. She
jumped when an impatient, masculine voice barked in her ear, “It’s been
three fucking days.”
“I know, Lyle. I’m sorry.” She rubbed the throbbing space between her
brows. “I told you, we’ve been trying to sort things out.”
“Are you hurt? Did he touch you?”
“Of course not,” Jasmine said even as she rotated her bruised shoulder,
which no longer ached.
He exhaled loudly. She could imagine her brother-in-law pinching the
bridge of his nose as he prayed for patience. Under other circumstances, she
would have been amused, but there was nothing funny about this, and they
both knew it.
“So,” he bit out. “What’s the verdict?”
She opened her mouth, but no sound emerged. Her hand fluttered to her
throat as panic took hold. Could she do this? Did she have a choice?
Lyle’s clipped tone warned her he was out of patience, not that he had
much of that virtue on the best of days. He left her with Roth against his
better judgment and would have returned for her if she hadn’t convinced him
to stay away, so she and Roth could figure out how they would proceed in
That was a lie.
Her father’s damning letter made no difference to Roth. He was holding
her to their original agreement. She drew diagrams and made lists, hoping for
a solution to magically appear on the page, but no matter how she looked at
her situation, there was no way out. Roth demanded recompense for the hell
her father put him through. Either she would pay in the privacy of their
marriage, or her family would pay publicly.
She could disappear; her family couldn’t. Roth inhabited the same world
they did. Their every move was observed by tens of thousands—employees,
business associates, reporters, Wall Street. If Roth and her family clashed, the
consequences would be devastating. Even if her sisters sold off their shares in
Hennessy & Co, Roth wouldn’t stop. She had no doubt he would go after her
brothers-in-law. There was no limit to how far he would go in his quest for
The ease with which Roth orchestrated his takeover proved that he had
been strategizing behind the scenes for years. Her father taught him a
valuable lesson when he ran him out of the country. Roth spent the
intervening years fortifying himself so no one could best him this time
around. If she tried to back out of their deal, she could only imagine the hell
he would unleash. The best way forward was to keep the charade intact and
play the part of a fool in love, willing to overlook all the red flags, and give
him another shot.
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