Ruthless Touch by Abbi Cook EPUB & PDF – eBook Details Online
- Author: Abbi Cook
- Language: English
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I TAKE A DRINK OF SCOTCH AND LET IT SIT IN MY MOUTH FOR A FEW
moments, warming the inside of my cheek before I let the liquid slowly slide
down my throat. I’ve been avoiding the inevitable with Aria, hoping she’d be
settled by the time I got back to the penthouse, but if security is telling Sasha
there’s a problem, it seems my time ignoring the issue is over.
For some reason, I feel the need to clear up my assistant’s
misunderstanding regarding Aria, so I swallow another mouthful of scotch
and say, “There’s nothing crazy about what’s going on upstairs.”
Sasha looks back at me and shrugs. “Okay. It just seems distinctly odd for
you to keep a woman prisoner in your penthouse. That’s all I meant.”
She can be so melodramatic sometimes. Rolling my eyes, I say, “She isn’t
a prisoner. Think of her as more like an investment.”
I get no response to that, which is fine with me. I have little interest in
explaining that I paid two hundred thousand euros for Aria. That’s between
me and the man she used to call her boyfriend, a lovely soul who sold her to
save his own skin.
On her way out of my office, Sasha says, “Well, your investment is
threatening her security guard. Not that she could actually do much to him,
but they thought you should know.”
She leaves before I can thank her, no doubt in a hurry to get to her time
off. I take another gulp of scotch and a deep breath in before heading upstairs
to deal with the problem.
I arrive at my penthouse door to see Raphael standing guard as he’s
supposed to. Solemn looking with a giant head that fits with his giant body,
he stares straight ahead as I approach him.
“Good evening, Raphael. Everything okay in there?” I ask with a smile.
I don’t necessarily think Aria is lying in wait to attack me when I walk
inside my home, but the thought has occurred to me since she’s been
threatening a man who towers over her by more than a foot. My prisoner, as
Sasha likes to call her, isn’t violent.
At least not so far. Then again, it’s only been one day since she’s been
Raphael turns to look at me, breaking his somber appearance with a look
of worry. “Your guest seems unhappy, sir. I told her she had to stay inside,
and she threatened to jump off the balcony. So I had Luca lock those doors
from the outside.”
I smile, imagining the two security guards worried what their boss’s guest
leaping to her death would do to their jobs. “Thank you, Raphael. I appreciate
your quick thinking. We wouldn’t want her to jump, now would we.”
He doesn’t respond, returning to his stoic self and staring straight ahead.
If Aria has given him that much trouble, he very well might want her to take
a leap off my balcony.
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