The Temporary Wife by Catharina Maura EPUB & PDF – eBook Details Online
- Author: Catharina Maura
- Genre: Romance Literary Fiction, Multicultural Romances, Billionaire Romance
- Language: English
- Formats: PDF / EPUB
- Status: Available for Download
- Series: None
- Price: Free
- File Size: 5 MB
There’s a bead of sweat forming on the forehead of the
man sitting in front of me, despite the chilly temperature in my
office. I should put him out of his misery, but instead, I
continue to stare him down.
“I… the fund… we… we’re so grateful for your continued
investment,” he stammers.
As he should be. Between my family and all of our clients,
we’ve got billions invested throughout the world, a far from
insignificant portion of it in his firm.
“I never said I’d continue investing in you.” My voice is
firm, devoid of any kindness despite my best attempts to insert
He starts to tap his foot, and I watch as that bead of sweat
runs down his face, his breathing accelerating by the second.
“A-are you not satisfied by our performance? Our share
price increased by twenty percent this year.”
My executive secretary, Valentina, walks in right at that
moment, her timing as perfect as it always is. I’ve had my
office checked numerous times to ensure that she does not, in
fact, have a listening device in here. My security team even
triple checked that our phone system doesn’t allow her to
listen in either. I don’t know how she does it, but she’s always
there before I even have a chance to ask for her.
I look up at her and take in the stoic expression on her
beautiful face. They call her The Ice Queen behind her back,
and it’s not hard to see why. Despite her obvious beauty, she’s
cold as ice. I’ve witnessed her orchestrate the downfall of
more than one famous company, and she does it without an
ounce of compassion. She’s as devoid of emotion as I am, and
I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Valentina places a folder in front of Jackson Smithson and
smiles politely as she moves to stand beside my desk. I’ve
always hated that smile of hers. There’s nothing overtly wrong
with it, and it doesn’t exactly look fake, but it still rubs me the
She looks into my eyes for a moment before placing a
copy in front of me, too. My gaze drops to the pink sticky note
on top of the stack of documents, and I grimace. It simply
reads R&D. There’s no further context, but then again, when
it’s her, that’s all I really need.
I glance up at her in mild irritation. She knows I hate the
color pink, and I’m certain all of her stationery is pink just to
spite me. It is, no doubt, her way of paying me back for the
torment I’ve put her through in the last couple of years.
Valentina has gotten on my nerves from the second my
grandmother appointed her as my personal assistant eight
years ago. I’ve done all I can to get rid of her, but she’s always
a step ahead of me. We’ve been locked in an endless war, and
no matter what I do, I’m always on the losing end.
I tip my head toward the document on my desk. “Your
share price increased by twenty percent, but your company’s
profit tanked this year. Care to explain?”
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