was all it took…
to ruin everything I thought I knew.
outside, I had the perfect lifestyle.
fiancé, blossoming career, amazing friends.
looking to get married yet, but when William—“Manhattan’s royalty”—charmed his
way into my life, I couldn’t deny the security and comfort that overcame
society, I was the girl only after his money. I was the party-goer who managed
to seduce a man twice my age to have the lifestyle some could only dream of. I
was every magazine’s cliché of what a gold-digging whore was.
to prove them wrong—that our love was real and that I wasn’t that
decision. One unfaithful night. One haunting reality.
they were right.
didn’t see it coming…and neither did I.
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you plan to act like this?” His question shocked me, my body jerking in
what?” I turned around, narrowing my brows in disapproval.
despise me,” he said bluntly.
about his question for a moment, realizing this was probably just as hard on
him as it was on me, but he was the one acting like an arrogant jerk.
have to if you’d stop trying to cross boundaries with me when you know it’s
He laughed, pissing me off more. “Good god, it’s like you’re a Stepford
what I mean.”
mean…that I’m tempting you? That I’m giving you something more to desire?” He took
a step toward me, caging me in with his arms around me. I stepped back as far
as I could before hitting the back of the sink. “If you didn’t feel it too,
there’d be no issue. But I know for a fact you do.”
hating that he was right, but it didn’t mean anything. It couldn’t.
because your technique—“ I waved a finger between us, “—normally works for
other girls, doesn’t mean it’s going to work on me.”
his brows and asked, “And what technique would that be?”
what you want, who you want.” I pushed against his chest, needing the space.
“You’re not used to girls saying ‘no’ to you. You use your name, your father’s
popularity to gain respect, and truthfully, it’s a little pathetic,” I snapped,
the courage I’d felt quickly left as his eyes darkened, getting more
into me and shot back, “Do you see any other girls here?”
time.” I held my ground as best I could. His face that close to mine was making
it almost impossible to think straight.
in my face, a deep, throaty laugh that came out as if he was amused by my
antics. “If it’s on the Internet, it must be true, right?”
him up late last night when sleep wouldn’t come to me. Although I tried,
wanting—needing—to forget that whole day, it just wasn’t happening. Most
of the stories were from his teenage and early college years, there hadn’t been
anything recent, but I used it against him anyway.
the way the game works?”
know what game you’re playing, sweetheart, but I know what you felt when you
kissed me. You feel what I feel and there’s no denying that.”
looked into mine, confident and tense as I stared back. “It doesn’t matter,
Alex. It’s never going to lead to anything, so you should just stop trying.”
wasting your time.”
to bet I’m not, but if you want to be delusional, fine with me.” He pressed his
chest against me and brought his face closer to mine. “I wasn’t sorry for what
we did, Mac. I’ll never be sorry for that. I’m only sorry you felt guilty about
cared about me at all like you claim, you’d back off, Alex.”
an amused laughter. “That’s one thing you should learn about me, Mac. I don’t
back off on something I want.” He gripped my chin with his thumb. “I was trying
to get you out of my mind, and I failed miserably. The only thing I want from
you isyou. I don’t need to parade you around like a little trophy wife
or show you off to my friends. Once you see that, you’ll change your mind.” He
dropped his hand and stepped back, walking away with the last word. It didn’t
matter anyway, I had nothing left to say.
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