Alana Steel, CEO of Steel hotels and the only heir to her parents' fortune, crosses paths one day with the most infamous playboy, Raymond Dalton. Raymond is the firstborn to his family and next in line to take over his family's company. However, they won't allow him to unless he gets married. When Alana's parents asks her to marry her ex-boyfriend, who broke her heart and trust, in a moment of desperation, she finds herself next to the playboy who was just as desperate as her. During their conversation, they find a solution that serves them both. One year of fake marriage that will help them both get what they want; Alana will get her parents off her back, and Raymond will get his parents fortune. But what happens when one of them can no longer control their feelings for the other?View More
AlanaMaybe you and I were just not meant to be.No matter how many times I tried to shake those words off, they just kept haunting me. He kept on haunting me…But he was not a ghost to me. He was Ray. He was my love. He was my sanctuary… and that son of a bitch came between us."Ms Steel." The voice of Ray’s lawyer brought me back to reality and I knew why he called my name. He wanted me to sign the papers. The divorce papers but how could I?How could I let go of what I had with Raymond? I love him and he loves me but now he was pretending that he hated me to my guts because of that snake.
AlanaFinally, after about five days of waiting and talking to high ranked people, they are finally letting me see Ray in a private room for about an hour which is not something they allow to anyone.Waiting for the prison guards to get Ray was enough to make me think about the times when I didn't return the three words he said to me more than once.How big of an idiot I was. I had a gem in my hands and didn't realise how much it was worth but now I do… now I see him and would always do.The metal door creaked and my heart was aching to see Ray again, it's been too long. Way too long."Ray," I ran into his arms the moment he appeared in my view, not taki
Warning: This chapter contains mentions of sexual assault. Read at your own risk.....AlanaI was supposed to be visiting Ray now but instead, here I am… burying my parents.Daniel and Dina took things to a whole new level and even though I didn't exactly love my parents, I still wanted to get their revenge.I wanted to get their revenge, Ray's and everyone else they have hurt in their entire life.Malia was standing beside me but she seemed zoned out for a while now and I wished I could understand why she had been awfully quiet, no stupid jokes or teasing me. Something happened to her.Hayden took my hand in his and I saw he was sad but I&hel
RaymondA week later"What happened?""I told you, I don't remember anything." I said helplessly but that attorney, whoever he was, didn't believe a single word I said.He didn't believe that Anna called me to help her, he didn't believe that someone knocked me out of consciousness when I reached her house… and he certainly didn't believe that I didn't kill Anastasia Clifford."Alright, then tell me exactly word by word, what happened that day?" He asked for the millionth time today and I just wanted to go back to the dorm that I shared with three more criminals even though I wasn't one but Daniel and Dina had made their plan with no flaws and the only thing that's helping me survive this was one huma
RaymondEveryone was here. Malia, Hayden, Nathan, Ethan, Fallon, Mom and Dad but Alana's parents were out of the country and we told them but they were facing some issues so they couldn't get here quickly.And all of them tried to calm me down and tell me that she'll be okay but they didn’t know that!They… they could never understand my pain or the love that I have for her or how much I'm willing to sacrifice just to make sure that she would never get hurt again if there were to be an again for her.Tears gathered in my eyes, blurring my vision but I knew if I started crying in front of my family they would never let me be alone until Alana's operation ended and I don't need that… at least not now s
AlanaSomething bad was going to happen. I could feel it.I said that maybe we should keep laying low in France but Ray and everyone else did have a point as well, we still had companies and jobs to take care of, wasn’t that why we got married in the first place?Anyway, my point is that we shouldn’t have come back here yet, here we were standing in front of the Dalton mansion.And by we, I meant Malia, Me, Hayden and Ethan. We were waiting for the gates to open so we could place our stuff and then go to our companies while Ray, Nate and Elliot already went there.“I have a terrible feeling about this.” I announced, only to be met with everyone, excluding Ethan, to give me a look that said they were b
AlanaAfter some tried to kill us when we arrived we decided to lay low for a few days which was of course also the orders of the private investigator and the guarding company Ray hired because and I quote his words. 'I'm not going to risk your life or anyone else's so this is the best option, Princess.'So here I was on the fifth day of this lockdown with Malia sitting beside me as we watched the series Arcane after almost watching every single show we could that's at day, of course, at night I've been getting to know Ray more, his favourite colour, favourite food and more of these things and my heart was opening more and more for him.And it was almost night so Ray should be getting back soon from
AlanaThank God Ray agreed to let Ella live with us otherwise I would've taken forever to pack my stuff with my injured knee."Princess, I'll go see if your brother needs help." Ray said and peaked my lips quickly before he left and I didn’t even have the chance to do anything when my phone started ringing for the millionth time today, all of that because I'll be out of the country for a while."Alana." I greeted whoever was on the other line but I froze in my place when I heard this person talk. Shit!"Well, it's been a while since I heard the voice of my sister's best friend." His voice was even deeper and almost scarier than last time I heard it, then again, last time I heard it wa
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