~~~~~Monday, my first day at work.I woke early filled up with anxiety but by the time I got to work I was composed.Immediately I got into work, I met with the head of HR. Who then showed me to my office which is at the top floor beside the CEO's office, I'll be working directly with him in finding solutions to the current issues they have been having with there international software.Then I go meet with Paul Sinclair, the man who did my interview to update me on the project before I meet with the CEO."I'll explain a few things then you'll be meeting with Mr king." Paul says as he shows me the files and explains the issues.Paul's gaze moved suddenly to something behind me. "Ah, here he is now, in fact." He stood up and addressed the person behind me. "Great timing. We were just talking about you."I stood up and turned around and I'm met with the worst of all surprises.It was Carter. Carter from the elevator. He is my boss, the CEO.How could I be so stupid. Now I'm going to lose this job before I even start.Somehow I made it to my feet. Somehow my knees didn't give out as I turned to him. Somehow I managed not to fall apart when my gaze met his. They were even more devastating beautiful than I'd remembered.He smiled, a smile so smooth it was hard to believe he even recognized me. Except he did recognize me. His eyes filled with familiarity.And Paul completely unaware introduced us. "Carter, this is Isabella Marino. She's taking the lead with the new project."I let Carter— Mr King take my hand in his. His grip firm, but the effect he had on my body was entirely different. Like one hundred and ten volts were running through our touch.
"Nice to officially meet you, Isabella...Marino, was it?""Uh-huh." It was the only sound I was capable of producing. We had made out and I humped his fingers till I came in an elevator in this building, I had almost slept with him. And now I was going to have to work with him or probably be fired right now.
"Thank you, Paul," he said, his hand still clutching mine. "I can take this from here. Could you shut the door on the way out?""Oh. Sure. No problem." Paul seemed surprised at being dismissed. But Carter King was his boss so what could he do."Did. You. Know. I owned. The company?" he asked slower as if that would make it make more sense."Ummm...No. I mean, you didn't tell me your last name."His jaw ticked, and he took a step closer, but this time it wasn't in passion, but to intimidate."I'm utterly and completely against office sexual relationships or romances." Carter says curtly."Believe me I didn't know it was you and as a matter of fact I have never done anything like that, I was freaking out and it completely took my mind off being trapped in a small space or it wouldn't have happened." I babble not stopping for a second."I'm a professional Mr King and I promise if I don't get fired right now, nothing like that will ever happen." I continue babbling.
"I believe the team that was handling the project you're assigned to has scheduled a meeting at 11. After you meet with them and present your ideas you'll update me on the progress." Carter says ignoring everything I just said."Your office is right next to mine." He adds."Okay. Thank you." I say happy that I'm not fired.His eyes met mine, a collision that made me dizzy. He held out his hand to shake, and when I gave him mine, an electric shock went through my body, big enough to wake me up to the fact that I wasn't just getting ahead of myself, I was also crazy because how the hell did I think I could work with a man I'd a sexual encounter with?
Carter's POV "Good morning, everyone. I'd like to introduce our newest software crisis manager, Isabella Marino." My eyes glossed over Isabella and then focused on the group instead. "She'll be working directly with me on the incoming project but I want you all to update her on the status of the project." I say. I sat back in my chair and let them start discussing the ins and outs of the massive new project. My attention easily shifted to Isabella.I can't believe she's here, I thought I'll never see her again but kind of hoped I would but the last thing I expected was to have her as our new hire.I'm a very serious man, I have never been in any indecent relationship with any of my staff before but just looking at her flip her gorgeous silky hair, her gorgeous olive skin I can't help but let my thoughts wander back to that day in the elevator.I should have known she was a staff here but I have never noticed her before and Isabella
Isabella's POV A group of us went out for lunch, everyone has been so nice and accommodating. Carter had said to meet him after lunch, so I stopped by Starbucks to grab us both coffees. Didn't know how he liked his coffee so I got thesame thing as mine, black coffee no milk. I take iced coffee in the afternoon so I got that for me but I got him a hot one because he didn't look like he drank cold coffee.I didn't have time to ponder whether I shouldn't have done that or whether I should just focus on my job and let things go but I needed to thank him for helping me ease out of my panic attack the other day."I'm supposed to see Mr King after lunch," I said breathlessly to his secretary."I'll let him know you're here," Ella his secretary said as she picked up the phone.I turned away, suddenly nervous."You can go in," Ella said.I quickly turned and then nodded, taking a deep breath and heading down into his spacious corner office.
Carter's POV I tried to keep Isabella from my thoughts but was unable to stop the forbidden image of what it would be like to have her under me. I had said I will be a professional, no entanglement whatsoever with my staff but the moment she walked into my office everything decent thought went away from my head.Thank God for my mother's call, I'm going to be away for a few days and by the time I'm back I'll be with a clear head. "Mom?" I called out, looking into each room I passed."Out here, Carter," I heard her answer from the back patio.I opened the French doors and was greeted with my mother's smile.I leaned over so she could kiss me. "So why are you out here?""It's such a lovely evening honey." She explains."It's beautiful out here." I agreed with her looking out the view. The whole house is beautiful, it's located in Round hill Greenwich Connecticut which also formally known as one of the best neighborhoods i
Carter's POVEarly the next morning my brother Johnny and I go out to play tennis. Well mainly to spy on our mom's new man friend Henry Osheroff, we found out he spends his morning playing tennis at the club but like he knew we would show up today he didn't. Anyway my brother and I still played tennis and caught up on each other's lives.By the time we made it back home, the house was already set up for brunch. The patio was topped with a massive white pergola, the beams draped in heavy greenery. The centerpiece was a large rectangular table that sat almost 20, it was covered in a soft ivory tablecloth and my mother's favorite china. Decorations and multiple flowers overflowed small silver pitchers running the length of the table, and a wrought-iron candelabra flickered overhead.So we quickly go get ready before guests start to arrive and our mother starts hounding us to get down.Almost an hour later we were all ready and
Isabella's POVI haven't seen Carter since I was at his office, in his lap. He hasn't been to the office all week and tomorrow is Friday. I had even stopped by his office to ask if he was in but his secretary said he won't be coming in for a few days.The last time I saw him, he had said he wanted me and asked if I wanted him but before I could answer we got interrupted. I haven't been able to stop thinking about him, I'm supposed to be focusing on work but all I can think about is Carter King, my boss.My friends and I meet up at a bar today after work to catch up, we haven't seen each other all week and we probably won't see other during the weekend. Lydia grabbed two wine glasses off a tray as it passed by and handed me one and then grabbed another for Alessia. "You've had a lot thrown at you this week, you should be having a relaxing weekend." Alessia says to me.My mom is coming into town from New Jersey this weekend, and I'
Isabella's POV I went home and quickly changed and went to meet my mother in a restaurant. My mother, Marianne Davis who still used my fathers last name after 10 years of divorce and 5 years since she remarried. Is beautiful, exceptionally beautiful. She was dressed in a beautiful dress, her hair and makeup perfectly done as always.I gave her a hug and kiss first before sitting down. She sat in the chair on the other side of me, leaned forwardand asked. "How are you my darling?""I'm fine mom, how are you? How's Michael?" I ask referring to my step father."I'm fine honey and Michael is good too, he sends his love." She says with a smile."Still fighting with your dad?" She asks."Haven't talked to him, he has been bribing me with multiple gift baskets though." I say with a sigh."Maybe you should talk to him, he might be an asshole but you're the person he loves the most." Mom says with a smile and I smile because she's r
Isabella's POVFinally back to work, Monday was a chaotic stream of activity. Between team meetings, projects, and staff introductions, I barely had a moment to breathe, let alone think about anything that didn't have to do with work. This job was going to be a test of my abilities, but I was ready for the challenge. After lunch when I went back to my office, the assistant I shared with another team member had a message for me from Carter ofcourse.He asked to see in his office after lunch so I went to his office immediately."Mr king, asked to see me." I started to say to his secretary but was cut off."You can send Ms. Marino in, Ella," Carter called from his office. How did he know I was out here.I turned back to Ella. "...and I guess I'll just go on in.""Yes, Ms. Marino," Ella said, still smiling, then turned back to her computer.I hesitated just long enough to take a deep breath then quickly walked to his offic
Isabella's POVI didn't hear from Carter since I left his apartment, he had said he would call me so I kept checking my phone constantly. The next was Saturday so I had nothing to do, and both my best friends had their own thing going on.Lydia had a date and Alessia was out of town so I spent the day by myself hold up in my apartment and constantly checking my phone to see if Carter had texted or called.I know my life seems completely boring, what did I even do before I met Carter or started this new job. But honestly my life was nothing like boring, I was a typical party girl but I'm trying to stay away from that life hence being alone.Finally Sunday, when I woke up I had a message from Carter which I was immediately excited about.I didn't have his number, so technically it was an unknown number but I knew it was from him before I even r