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
Carter's POV When I left the office I didn't know I was going to show up at Isabella's apartment but somehow I found myself there. She was surprised to see me and she didn't turn me away which was a good sign after I bailed on Friday to go see Emma I thought she wouldn't want me here.We walked silently into her apartment, I watched her go in and drop her purse and remove her shoes before I finally stepped in, taking in the impressive view of her apartment.She was at the window when I stepped in, her head had shifted toward the sound of my footsteps, though she didn't completely turn to face me."Friday was cut short." I said watching her.I took a step toward her, against every instinct in my body. "It was fun, though, wasn't it?" I said again and she nodded yes blushing. As brief as it was. It was. It really was.Then I inched closer and she inched closer.We were so close I could
Carter's POV I haven't called or texted her like I said I would, since I left her apartment on Friday. Today is Monday and I have been eager as hell to get to work so I can see her.I am absolutely crazy because I have only known her for less than a month and I wanted to be with her almost all of the time, and not just naked and wild. I just wanted to be near her, and my own need for self-preservation had been plaguing me all weekend.Immediately I got into my office, I battled the idea of calling her into my office but finally decided against it. She'll be deep in meetings mostly all of today, so I might just have to see her later I told myself.I had just opened my computer when my best friend George Sanford busted into my office."So you're alive and well." He says sitting down opposite me with a frown."Ofcourse I'm alive and well." I say.
Isabella's POV Carter said I'll call you, before he left my apartment on Friday. He didn't call or text all weekend, normally when a man tells me I'll do something and he doesn't do it I get pissed but with Carter, I wasn't pissed in fact I spent the whole weekend waiting for Monday so I can see him at work.I buried myself in my work all morning and then just when I was about to head to my meeting in the conference room, I saw Carter. He was with a woman by the elevator, and suddenly I couldn't breathe. Is this maybe Emma? Because she is gorgeous. I quickly looked away and was about to leave when he looked up, and I drank in the sight of him.He asked me to his office and I followed him. When we were finally alone in his office, away from prying eyes. His gaze connected with mine and there was a flare