*BOOK 1 - COMPLETED - 148 Chapters (Chapter 1 to Final Epilogue) —No cliffhanger *BOOK 2 - Mr. CEO, Hold My Heart Forever (Continued ) *Spin Off — I KISSED MY EX-BOYFRIEND, & IT WENT WRONG— Available Now on GOODNOVEL — Can be read standalone. ~~~~ "You're not a victim, Ivanna. Nor am I a culprit," he hisses. "Let's do the business properly" I ogle at him, sniffing in wrath, anger burning inside me. He only knows the business. ~~~~~ Ivanna left her favourite city Texas to reunite with her family that she could never accept. With a vow to be a good daughter to her father and stepmother, Ivanna reached her city Dallas on her stepsister Irene's wedding, only to find out that she would be replacing Irene as a Bride. Her vow to be a good daughter turned out to be the worst decision of her life when she felt manipulated by her father. However, Ivanna was not a damsel in distress type of girl. She sent a message to the suitor, Christian Scott, the most eligible bachelor and the most powerful business tycoon of the city, placing the three most smart conditions to marry her. She thought that he would turn such conditions down and leave the thought of marrying her. But Ivanna's life turned upside down as he accepted all her conditions, completely determined to make her his and make her aware of the most crucial truths of her life. *The Cover picture is especially designed for the book 2. There's no child role in book 1*View More
Christian"Take deep breaths, Chrisanna", Patricia says while checking Chrissie soon after we arrive at the hospital. "Well, your heartbeat is too fast today""She's just excited", Ivanna laughs. "You said she's scared", Patricia laughs back."Yeah. She was. But I can see something way more different now", Ivanna chuckles at Chrissie."That's great, by the way", Patricia folds some sheets and passes them to the nurse. "I'll visit here after the lunch hour. Annalyn is in charge. She's gonna watch over here if you need something."Thanks", Ivanna smiles.Patricia walks towards the door where I'm standing, my eyes darting on Ivanna and Chrissie with a smile."Mr Scott", Patricia calls me out."Yeah", I drift my focus on her. "You reported that Mrs Thea Fox is out of town for a while. I hope you remember that the surgery will occur after exactly five days from now", she says."Ah, yes. I'm aware of that. And there's nothing to worry about. Mrs Fox will be back in Texas in four days", I
ChristianIt's four in the morning. The sun hasn't shown up yet. It's been a while since Ivanna passed out and I have been watching her ever since. She's peacefully buried in my arms, wrapped in the sheets, snoring softly against my chest. Her warm breath is filling my body with pure pleasure. A sluggish breeze enters through the window, causing a few locks of her hair to spread all over her gorgeous face. I gently tuck them behind her ear as she shivers with my touch."I can't believe it's been nine years since you're my wife, Iv. It still feels like yesterday. That frustrated and grumpy bride I have ever seen, yet the most beautiful one. Honestly, I never expected to make it this far. When I was attempting to tangle you with my life, I never expected you to love me back or spend years with me. I just wanted to protect you and make you aware of people who were never yours. That's it"I whisper to her, aware that she's not hearing me. I don't even want her to hear. Or even if she hea
Christian "Chris!" Ivanna exclaims, peeking out of the window. "Are we really in the Texas club tonight?""Yes", I pass her a playful grin. "No place can be better than this one to celebrate our anniversary. Heck! It's been literally more than a decade since we met here. Isn't that insane?"I come out of the car and open the door so she can come out. She looks at the club and her eyes fill with the same emotions that I'm going through. "It's totally insane and beautiful", she looks at me and wraps her arms around my neck. "But Mr Scott, we can definitely come here some other day. You didn't sleep last night either and it's midnight now""Do you think I'll let this ruin our anniversary? Come on. I can sleep later", I grab her wrist and drag her inside the club when she keeps calling me and asking me to stop.We reach inside, hand in hand. I was going through a light headache but it seems to be increasing with the loud noise. "Chris", Ivanna wraps her palms around my arm. I look down
ChristianWhat if?""Yup. Incidents that could happen if situations were different. What would we do over that", she says."Sounds fun. But I have a condition", I say."I guess we're never out of conditions. Okay. Say it""You won't ask me what if I didn't find you or you were not in my life. Because I can't imagine or form an answer for it"She cracks up."What?" I throw her a dirty look."You look cute when you're annoyed", she giggles."That doesn't mean you'll start annoying me. Definitely not with that question", I warn her."As you command", she chuckles. "Okay, let's start. Let me think""Don't come up with a deadly one", I say nervously. "Nope!" She takes my right hand and playfully smiled at me. "Okay. So, what if that night in that club, I didn't disappear? We woke up in each other's arms, saw each other and recall everything from the previous night"There's a beautiful smile on her face when she asks that question and it also makes me smile wider."I don't think I could ex
ChristianI cut the call and let out a deep sigh, hoping she has believed what I said. I indeed meant it. If I could play any game to avoid this situation, I would never sign the agreement in the first place. That was the first time I gave in to such a condition. There's no way back. No matter how much I regret it, it's gonna happen anyway. And I'll make sure I spend these five days with Ivanna as a better version of myself. Because after five days, I won't be the man she deserves. Besides, we're gonna admit Chrissie to the hospital tomorrow.I'm still in the basement of the office after talking to Thea. Nicole has sent me the whole schedule for today. And if I stick to work throughout the day without getting distracted, I can easily get enough free time at night. I fish out from my pocket and write a text to Ivanna."Free after work tonight? I was thinking of going out for dinner", I send the text and it doesn't take her a minute to reply to me back."Not sure about that yet. But I
ChrisWrapping Ivanna with a towel, I carry her out of the bathroom and place her on the bed. She squirms over and gets under the sheets.I must be a beast today!But I know she enjoyed it as much as I did. I place a kiss on her hair.She doesn't respond. This is what she does after a hard session. I just give her the time to recover. Meanwhile, I feel the sound of vibration on the table. When I look back, I find my phone buzzing. I'm already feeling like it's Thea. Gulping down, I slowly walk towards the table which is a bit away from the bed. It's her!I curse under my breath when I spot Thea's name on the screen. I immediately receive it."Hello!" I clear my throat, talking in a very low tone so Ivanna can't hear me. She doesn't respond. "Hello", I groan.Then I hear the sound of heavy breaths. As if she's groaning in anger."Are you playing games with me, Christian?" She gasps.Dammit!This is what I feared."What are you talking about?" I gasp. "Just stop it! Stop lying
ChristianIvanna places her hands on my shoulders when I'm occupying the couch, darting my eyes on the laptop screen. She gives a gentle squeeze on my shoulders."Hey, you have been waking up the whole night?" Her voice is heavy as it always sounds after she wakes up in the morning. "Yeah. It's kind of a mess", I rub my mouth, leaning toward the screen. Ivanna bends down to my neck and wraps her hands around it, burying her nose into the crook of my neck as her long wavy hair slides down to my shoulders. She places her other hand on my cheek, kissing my neck softly. It makes me smile even though my eyes are burning like hell. I tilt my head a bit and kiss her cheek. "Slept well?" I ask."Not as good as six hours sleep but better than no sleep at all like you", she giggles.I smile back. "Yeah. I don't know how this happened. I mean the fashion week in New York was supposed to be held next month. I can't understand why Albert did this. He says he got to know we're ready. Who the hel
Thea"Thea! Thea! Wake up!" That annoying sound wakes me up as I groan. "What the fuck! Who's that?"I put the pillow on my face so that the sound doesn't reach my ear."It's me. John. Wake up", he jerks me.What the hell is wrong with this man? I growl, not getting up and switching sides. "Thea. It's urgent. Please get up", he screams again. "For God's sake!" I yell, turning to him. My eyes burn as I strive to open them. I believe it's not dawn yet. "Why the fuck are you yelling?"He lets out a deep sigh and puts a pile of clothes into the luggage."Just get up. I'll explain to you", he says, hurrying to pack more stuff. Then his phone buzzes. He immediately picks it up, "yeah, Lora. You got the tickets? Great!"He cuts the call when I still fumble on the bed to get up. I usually never get up before 5 a.m. And it's just 3:50 in the morning. I didn't get enough sleep. "Are you going somewhere?" I ask, yawning and getting up from the bed. "Not me. Us", he says, leaving me stunned.
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