What happens when two scarred people meet? Will sparks fly or will there be healing for them both? A Ruthless Businessman who doesn’t take No for an answer Varrick Devlin or Devlin to his colleagues or associates is a rich and successful businessman who rose to the top from sheer will and determination. He started from the criminal underground from a very young age. His success in business comes from his ability to take whatever he wanted by hook or by crook but why can’t he take one woman to be his? A Philophobic Woman Maeve Blake or Mabel to everyone who knows her has a painful past that she never discussed with anyone, not even her best friend and cousin, Ami. This experience made her wary of men, especially Devlin. He personifies Mabel’s fear. He wants to conquer her but will he be conquered in return? Their blossoming friendship is threatened by a past that can both destroy them. Will both surrender to destiny or will their scarred hearts break some more?View More
“Happy birthday, my love.” Mabel handed Devlin a small package.“Another gift? I thought you had already given me one at the manor.” “That was my Christmas gift to you, this is my birthday gift. “ Devlin was so used to Mabel gifting him with portraits done by different local artists in Baguio that he expected another one for Christmas this year. It has been three years since he and Mabel celebrated the season here in her hometown and they have been coming back every year for the celebrations. Her Christmas gift to him was a fruit cake jokingly reminding him of his birthday a long, long time ago when he decided to change his life for the better. The fruitcake was much better because Mabel baked it just for him. He stared down at the package in his hand, it is rectangular, probably A4 in size.
The day before their scheduled flight back to the UAE, Rain and Ami prepared a farewell party for them and a happy announcement as well. They were all happily nursing their after meal coffee when Rain and Ami stood and gaining the attention of everyone present, announced in unison “We are expecting!” The manor erupted into cheers as the house helpers were also included in the party. Rain remained standing as he helped Ami to sit down. “After our marriage in the UAE, Ami and I despaired of ever having a child, Ami especially as it caused her sadness when she didn’t get pregnant immediately. It probably was just stress. When we got married again here, she was more relaxed, more at peace with her surroundings and that probably helped her and me. We hope next year if the Lord wishes, there will be more little patters of feet running around the manor. “ He said the last looking at Devlin an
After the Christmas and birthday celebrations, Devlin and Mabel were thrown into wedding preparations. It would have been better if they go home to each other’s company but considering the church’s mandate that they abstain from intimacy for a week before the wedding, Devlin always ended up frustrated and aching in bed. It did not help that Mabel was taken to her maternal home in the city. The only concession they were given was a few stolen kisses whenever they see each other. They were careful not to get carried away by their passion because they both knew how frustrating and painful it was to not succumb to their passions. Since they both loved cakes, they arranged to meet up in one of the famous bakeshops in town. She wanted velvet cake,he wanted cheesecake so they asked if the bakeshop could make them a velvet cheesecake for their wedding. As an experimen
They reached Baguio thirty past eleven. Rain brought them straight to the manor. Mrs. Claudia Gonzales was about to go to bed after waiting for the two to get home when she heard voices. She recognized Mabel’s. “Oh, am I dreaming? Could it be?’ She rushed down to the salon and stopped in her tracks when she saw her.It is indeed her but with other guests? “Mabel, is it really you? Why are you home and Mr. Devlin, this is quite a surprise.” Mabel moved forward to her aunt’s outstretched arms and gave her a hug. “It is a long story auntie but I would like to introduce you to Mr. Devlin’s mother and his two sisters. “Mrs. Devlin this is my aunt, Mrs. Claudia Gonzales. Auntie this is Mrs. Devlin and her two daughters, Louisa and Shauna.’ As the ladies came forward, Mrs. Gonzales could easily see the resemblance to Devlin. Two days after Mabel’s episode, Devlin thought he got everything planned. Mabel was busy packing stuff into their suitcases. Although she had trepidation regarding flying, she resolved to face her fears. It was exhausting crying over and over something that has already happened. After that night of Devlin leaving the apartment in annoyance and irritation, she made sure she’ll never allow anxiety to get to her once more. She is in a country where safety is paramount and Devlin saw to it that she is not without any companion when he had to deal with business on his own. Eliza was kind enough to be with her. The sheikha did not mind as she too was slowly letting go of the reins to Farinah. Farinah is only 18 but with a bright mind as hers, she soon was able to handle things on her own. They hired another person as directress to the nursery Ami left in her care. Farinah is still in university but with all her energy and excellent time
SCARRED HEARTS (Book 2 of Precious Series) CHAPTER 17 TRAVEL PLANS
Two days after Mabel’s episode, Devlin thought he got everything planned. Mabel was busy packing stuff into their suitcases. Although she had trepidation regarding flying, she resolved to face her fears. It was exhausting crying over and over something that has already happened. After that night of Devlin leaving the apartment in annoyance and irritation, she made sure she’ll never allow anxiety to get to her once more. She is in a country where safety is paramount and Devlin saw to it that she is not without any companion when he had to deal with business on his own. Eliza was kind enough to be with her. The sheikha did not mind as she too was slowly letting go of the reins to Farinah. Farinah is only 18 but with a bright mind as hers, she soon was able to handle things on her own. They hired another person as directress to the nursery Ami left in her care. Farinah is still in university but with all her energy and excellent time
Bathed and fed, Mabel reclined comfortably on Devlin’s bed or more or less on Devlin. She still felt lethargic but she was grateful for Devlin who was holding her tightly as if fearing she would disappear again. He was also nuzzling her neck and every now and then nibbles on the length of her neck. She would shiver with pleasure and he seemed to enjoy it as he kept doing it. She moved their clasped hands towards her lips and kissed his knuckles. She will enjoy whatever simple pleasures he will shower on her. Whatever the outcome of this temporary arrangement, she would take it wholeheartedly. She loves him and no matter what he decides, she’ll take it willingly. After a while, Devlin slid her slowly on the bed and told her not to move. In actuality, her nearness is causing him trouble down south and he has one important task to do before they proceed. He sat d
Before they all returned back to the UAE, both Gonzales and Abelanco families played guides to the guests from the UAE and Devlin saw first hand how the Abelanco brothers and their mother cherished Mabel. There were times she was treated like a fine china but most of the time they let her decide what’s best for herself and give her their advice or opinion. She listened to them before acting. He also saw how she treated their vendors at the market when she took the time to tour him around. The marketplace was clean and orderly and no rotten smell permeated the air. Strawberries abound in every stall but Mabel informed him that Eliza, the sheikha’s new PA’s parents own a strawberry farm and they were invited to go. The outing to the farm was a delight for Devlin as he was able to tease Mabel out of sight of her brothers and mother. When he found a shed towards the end of the field, he pulled Mabel inside and proceeded to kiss her wit
After a week in his apartment where Devlin remained gentlemanly aside from a few stolen kisses, Mabel decided it was time to go back to her rented hotel accommodation. She couldn’t stand the temptation of offering herself to him no matter the consequences.Devlin seemed to be content with just cuddling and Mabel couldn’t take it anymore. Since Rain is now the co-owner of the apartelle next door, he offered a place for her there. Devlin did not object as long as she was nearby. If it takes forever for her to feel comfortable around him without thinking of him seducing her, he will wait. Rain and Ami noticed Devlin always within the vicinity and sometimes with the diplomat’s clingy wife on his arm but they found out he was overseeing the extension to his cafe. The cafe was doing great, having Mabel oversee it was a plus. It was a cafe that caters to the majority of the middle working class in the UAE. It was almost always full a
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