Max is a billionaire who likes he men like she likes hers shoes, expensive sleek and plentiful. She's rich and beautiful living the perfect life or it would be if not for one problem the only man she could never have Hunter Ambercrombe who seems determined to make her life hell.View More
HunterI walk towards the locker room slowly, still reeling from Max’s words. “Stop kissing me.” I groan. What was I expecting for her to would fall in love with a kiss? It sounds silly when I think of it, but I know that’s what I wanted, for her to realize that she only wants to kiss me for the rest of her life. Wishful thinking on my part. Kissing leads to sex, and that’s what she expects, but I refuse to be another guy she forgets after the moment we’re done. I want her to fall in love with me. How I’ll accomplish this, I don’t know. My thoughts are interrupted by the loud sound of cheers and laughter as I walk into the locker room. They’re reenacting the fight and cracking jokes. I’m the only one who seems bothered at all by it. I frown when I spot James on the other side laughing and make my way over to him.“You’re like her brother. How could you let it get that far?” I growled as I approach him.“Let what get too far? The fight?” He furrows his brows.“Yes, the fight. She could
MaxI smile as I shake hands, trying to hold back my excitement. I just closed the largest deal in the company’s history. Hunter would be—I pause, recalling I promised myself I would stop thinking about him. Idiot. I frown, pushing him to the back of my thoughts as I turn back to face Ms. Williams. “Thank you, Ms. Williams. This will be the start of a beautiful partnership.” I say, shaking her hands.“I am certain it will be Ms. Swallows. I’ll report back to my father with the details. We are looking forward to introducing Teach Me to our company,” she says.“I am sure you will love it. Our team will be in contact for implementation, and you can call me anytime if there is an issue or if you have questions.”“Will do, Ms. Swallow,” she replies before turning around to leave the office with her team. I turn to face my team, unable to hide the smile on my face.“We did it!” I announce excitedly as they cheer happily at our accomplishment. “Okay guys, let’s get this done. I expect the
Max“Hm, hmm, hmmm. Look at you. A drunken mess.” A grating voice breaks through my consciousness. I open my eyes and see my mother standing over me as she looks down disapprovingly.I shift to my right about sitting up, but it makes my brain feel as if it’s slammed against my skull. I settle back down on the bed. Okay, new plan, no moving. I drank too much last night.“Still living a life of debauchery, I see,” Mom says.I look up at the ceiling, wondering who let the devil in on this fine Sunday.“I don’t know, Mom. Are you still spending my money?”She frowns, and she looks down at me.“Do you have a problem with me spending your money? So you want your mother to suffer? I carried you nine months after—”“After my deadbeat father left you to chase other women. I’ve heard the tale many times. I make sure you are comfortable because you sacrificed a lot.”She mumbles something I don’t catch. I sit up in the bed, head throbbing, and stare at her.“Aren’t you happy? You don’t have to w
HunterI pull my lips away from Max, shocked, realizing what I’ve done. I kissed her. I kissed Max. Mu heart pounds in my chest at the realization. I have wanted to kiss her forever. I have daydreamed about it for years and wondered if I would ever get the chance, but I didn’t plan on doing it tonight. She was screaming and her lips were there. Those beautiful brown full lips. I bite my lips as the urge to kiss her again returns when I feel her slip her hands from around my neck and try to slip out of my arms again.“Oh, no you don’t,” I say as I pull her closer. “If you move, I’ll kiss you again.”An empty threat, because I wouldn’t dare kiss her again in my right mind for fear of her slapping me. Still, the threat works, because she stops moving and averts her eyes. I guess the thought of kissing me again isn’t appealing to her. Of course, it isn’t. She hates me. But for a few seconds, while we were kissing, it felt like she was as into it as I was. It made me think that maybe one d
HunterI step out of the elevator and make my way to my car. I have my keys and my move is official.“Mr. Abercrombie?” someone calls. I glance to my right and see Kiev. His law firm handles the bulk of our legal issues.“Kiev. It’s good to see you?” I smile and shake his hand.“Likewise, Mr. Abercrombie. I wasn’t aware you lived over this side.” He says.“Just recently moved in. Do you live here? Maybe you can come over for a drink.”“Thanks for the invite. However, I am only here to visit a friend.” He says, giving me one of his slick oily smiles and winks. I guess he is here to see a woman. Not surprising, since he is known to be a rakehell with women. We are not friends, but we do work together well enough when it comes to business matters. The man knows how to get what he wants from people, which makes him very useful.“Oh, is that right?”“Hunter!” Max shouts, interrupting our conversation. I shift slightly as Max approaches us. Shock registered on her face.“Aww, Ms. Swallows.
MaxI scan his apartment as he laughs. Modern and sleek with grey furniture, bland, just like him.“Erection, I didn’t think women had those.” He says, pulling my attention back to him.“Well, now you know, and seeing your face killed it.” He gasps, but I know he is only pretending to be offended.“If I had known all it took to keep you celibate was my face, I would post it all over the city.” He chuckles, his eyes dancing mischievously, as if he’s plotting.“Don’t you dare. Plus, it’s not just your face. It’s the fact that you lived right below him.”“If I screamed too loud, you could hear me.” He looks at me intensely, as if he is seeing me for the first time.“I didn’t think you were shy.”“I am not.” I am not shy, but knowing he was in the same building turned me off. He looks at me curiously.“No, you aren’t shy. You were practically dry humping him in the elevator. What changed? What is it about my presence that unnerves you?”He leans closer to me and I can feel my body getting
HunterShe sits before me typing away, pretending not to notice my presence, but I’ll be damned if I leave. This is our usual dance. I demand she clean up her behavior or get ousted as C.E.O., but she always seems to be one step ahead of me. She tilts her head up, eyes settling back on me as she has just realized I’m still here. It’s been thirty minutes since she tried to dismiss me.“Why are you still here?”“Our conversation isn’t over.”“What more could you possibly want to discuss? I am not settling down. I will have a new man in my bed every night until I grow tired of it.”My chest tightens at her words as I think of the woman I love with another man. Hell, I don’t have to think of it. I would certainly see it in the news tomorrow and every day after that. My heart sinks. I don’t know why she lives like this.“What are you afraid of?” I mumble more to myself because no woman would willingly choose to live her life like a rake.“I’m not a cliche Hunt, there is no deep dark secret
MaxI arrive at the company fifteen minutes to eleven. I look around cautiously for any signs of Tate, a supervisor in finance I accidentally slept with. Well, the sex wasn’t accidental, but sleeping with an employee was. Now, every chance he gets, he pesters me to give him another chance. With no Tate insight, I make a beeline for the elevator, quickly pressing the top floor.The elevator doors open and Ryan greets me with my regular cup of coffee.I grab the coffee and the files.“Do you have the folders?” He hands them to me.“They are in conference room B. The official start time is 11. However, Mr. Abercrombie is already giving an impassioned speech.”“I bet he is. Go back to work and let me know if anything important happens. I’ll head to my office to take a breather before going in.”“Go get them.” He says before hurrying off.I smile, planning to have heads rolling if they mess with me.I walk into my office, place the files on the desk, take a seat, and enjoy my morning coffe
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