Ryder Bates is an incurable player. Ever since his childhood sweetheart broke his heart over and over again and left him for an Arab billionaire, he had sworn off committing to any woman. Holly Grace Michaels is forced to help her best friend Kim Evans after player Ryder humiliates and uses her. The girls decide it's time that he gets a taste of his own medicine and Holly Grace Michaels is their secret weapon.But falling for the player is not in the plan. Holly is torn between falling in love with the player and revenge for her best friend.ดูเพิ่มเติม
September 2019.Holly pushed through the crowds of Fulton Street until she got to the park. She pulled the stroller to a crawl and then stopped at the edge of the curb. She pulled the top of it back and look down at her daughter Skylar Rae.She was peacefully sleeping as usual. She was a very happy baby. She had a calm energy about her and it was addictive."How old is she?" a woman asked. She was standing in front of the park with them, staring down at Skylar appreciatively."Two months.""She's gorgeous." she said."Looks just like you. Identical mouths."Holly smiled.
He had been smiling when the news came. Laughing at a joke his father made, readjusting his bow tie and imagining the love of his life in the wedding dress he saw her in two days before. He knew she was even going to be better than he pictured.The urgency and speed that Ryder used to rush into Holly's room was unmatched. And the sight he was met with made his heart stop.There was Holly, lying on the cold ground with her pale body and her white gown soaked with the crimson red blood that was gradually spreading from her chest.Before he knew it he was barking out instructions to no one in particular as he took her in his arms. The ambulance had been called. But they had to wait for it to arrive.Ryder didn't need to ask the question of who did
Mischievous. Cunning. Deceptive. Cruel.Those were the names anyone who knew what Kim was doing would call her. That was what she would have been called. For the past few days, Kim had been madly obsessed with Holly. Tracking her every movement, studying every move and every emotion on her face.From when she went into the bridal shop and when she emerged with a bright smile that only made Kim more angry. To when she went for her spa facials and Kim had paid two attendants 1,000 dollars each to listen in on she and Charlie's conversation. From what she had gathered. The wedding was going to be at the Pierre hotel. It was a private ceremony, so it was most likely going to be strictly by invitation.But there were other ways Kim would get her way. Other ways she could get her way that would go unnoticed.
The Peninsula spa at Fifth Avenue. That was the gift card that Ryder had given her for a full day of spa treatment. She had almost forgotten all about it due to the stress of planning a wedding till Charlie mentioned something about Holly going to a spa and getting her facials done in time for the wedding.That was when Holly remembered about the gift card. Charlie had decided to accompany her. She was going to be her maid of honor.The Peninsula spa gave an intimate vibe in a space that was gracious, discreet and luxurious. The walls were dark lacquered wood walls and it had English chandeliers and Carrara marble counter tops. It was so quiet and serene that Holly and Charlie found it hard to believe that they were still in New York. They couldn't even hear the sound of traffic!The spa offered everything from a regular sauna treatment to a cryo facial to rej
"Is this good?"Holly asked for the tenth time as she did a little spin in front of the mirror."You look amazing! Please stop worrying so much. My parents would love you."Holly turned to look at Ryder with a glare."I know you're saying that just to cheer me up but I'm so nervous."She said as she turned back and faced the mirror. She was wearing a navy blue pleated A-line dress with a V neck with lace sleeves.She had bought it in hopes that it would be fancy enough for Ryder's parents. She was so nervous about seeing them. Ryder had been trying to reassure her all week.
Christmas started around midnight for the Michaels family. Not only because it was Christmas but because it was also Holly's birthday. Ryder and Holly had stayed over at her parents house for Christmas. Then when the clock chimed twelve, they had woke Holly up with an array of birthdays gifts and happy birthday songs.It was how Holly had always celebrated her birthday when she was home. She always celebrated it with birthday songs and a huge birthday cake at midnight and she got her presents early. In fact she always got two presents. A birthday present and a Christmas present.The last few days had been hectic because she and Ryder had to go gift shopping for the family. There was a long list of things to get since Ryder also wanted to get gifts for his parents and his brother Alex. They had visited about five shops in total and spent almost two days shopping for gifts alone.Then, Holly's
The news of Holly and Ryder's engagement spread like wildfire since Holly made the brutal mistake of telling her sisters first. Holly sent the pictures to her eldest sister Ella who in turn sent it to the entire family. The picture that Holly had taken in bed with the engagement ring had been circulated by her mother, Crystal and even Ryder.Holly and Charlie had a long conversation, where they were both gushing about the amazing details on the ring. Charlie was so genuinely excited that Holly was finally happy with Ryder that she cried.After a blissful morning with the love of her life, they were off to spend lunch with her parents in a restaurant. It turned out that Ryder had slipped up and exposed the fact that Holly was carrying a baby, so her parents were already aware that she was pregnant. But no one was expecting the engagement news either. Because Ryd
They had to rush into Ryder's car because of the pouring rain and after twenty minutes they reached his hotel.By the time they got into his hotel room, they were both drenched from the rain. But they didn't care about it, it was as if they didn't even notice anything else but the presence of one another.Ryder told Holly everything, from the fact that Jake his best friend stole from his company and was wanted by the law to the extents which Kim's deception ran deep when she partnered with Jake.Jake was still at large somewhere, the police had been unable to find him. Holly had called Jamie out of excitement and told him to start the bakery's reopening without her. She still very much planned on spending Christmas with her family, that was if Ryder decided he wanted to stay in New Jersey for Christmas.
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