'You were never the women I liked. The one I adore and love is Jane' his words kept ringing in my ears as I stood near the lake with a bottle of wine in my hand.
I was fooled by the person I thought to be my life's love. Everything shattered when he told me that he never loved me. All those sweet moments they had shared turned out to be a complete lie.
Ashley Brown, the daughter of multimillionaire businessman Richard Brown, was not only beauty with the brain but also an established model. She disagreed with joining her father's business as she had the dreams she wanted to pursue.
Being the pampered child, Richard never objected to her decision and let her live her own life with her terms and conditions until one day, she was caught in a rumor that she walked with a man hand in hand, making the news spark. The man was none other than Greg McAdam.
Richard never liked the man because he knew the boy name Greg was only after her because of the status she carried with herself. He tried to make her understand, but his love blinded her, and she argued with him.
And now, when reality slapped her hard on her face, she realized everything her father said was the truth.
"How foolish of you to think that bastard loved you" her heavy voice had a tint of pain as she emptied the entire wine bottle and threw it in the lake.
Her bloodshot eyes looked at the calm water, letting her tears roll down. She was going to surprise him, but all she got in return was the biggest shock of her life.
Her long-time boyfriend and model Greg McAdam cheated on her with her close friend Jane Willows. How can she never notice the closeness they shared in the name of friendship?
"Stupid," her slurry voice cursed herself, and she turned to leave from there.
Today was the most historic moment of her life; her boyfriend cheated on her. She felt ridiculous but kept herself intact, not letting herself break down.
She won't shed a tear for a cheater like him who made fun of the love they shared. No, she would never make the same mistake by trusting someone who would keep her as an option.
Getting inside the car, she drove it to the nearest nightclub in the town and stopped in front of it. As it was the weekend, the club was crowded, and her being the VIP entrant, she got the most accessible access in the club.
Tonight she wanted to lose control of herself and let her heart feel at ease. She didn't want to carry the baggage of the fake love which slit her heart like a knife.
Gulping down three shots of vodka, Ashley walked toward the dance floor and began showing her moves.
Her hips swayed at the beat of the loud music as she forgot the world around her and let suck in the moment of releasing the pain. She wanted to let loose and the drinks. She had already done half of their work while she did the rest.
Not too far from her seated, a man with these sharp blue eyes looked in her direction as she kept moving to the beat of the rhythm. Getting up from his seat, he walked toward her and pulled her out of the crowd.
Startled by the sudden jerk, Ashley finally opened her eyes and looked at the person in front of her. She was so intoxicated that her blurred vision prevented her from seeing the person's face clearly when suddenly, she heard him say," Stop it."
Ashley, who heard his warning chuckled, smiling like a fool as if all things happening around her were just her hallucination.
Blinking her eyes, she finally looked at the man whose sharp eyes pierced her; all she could do was stare at him.
He happened to be the most handsome and charming man she came across in the club, which made her recall her bastard boyfriend, who was also handsome but not like the one that stood in front of her.
'Who is he' she thought as she tried to focus her vision but failed.
Just the recall of Greg's face made her lose her cool. She wanted to show him that his betrayal didn't affect her at all, and in the heat of the moment, she dragged the man's collar and sealed his lips.
She wasn't going to let anyone make fun of her. She was Ashley Brown, the unshakable beauty of the modeling world, and she would prove that she isn't naive to be fooled again in the name of so-called love.
The two bodies wrapped around each other. One moaned out loud while the other kept worshipping it.
The entire night went with each other drawn in the pool of lust as they couldn't hold back the desire and ended up spending the night together.
The morning sun came basking inside the hotel's luxurious suite, where two people lay tangled in each other's arms.
The light fell on the girl's eyes as she fluttered, opening them and adjusting her vision.
Ashley tried to guess the place she was in right now and was about to get up when she felt a cold hand around her waist that stopped her from getting up.
Her body froze as she only let her eyes turn and see the face of a man who slept next to her.
The memories of last night rushed through her mind like a hurricane, and she shut her eyes, knowing what she had ended up doing.
Slowly composing herself, she tried to free herself from the strong arm, but before she could make a move, she heard the horse's voice next to her ear," Don't move," and her body stilled.
Ashley didn't dare to turn her head and see the man because she was too embarrassed to face him. She remembers how she pounced on him and took advantage of his helping hand.
The man beside her watched her freeze in his arm and could tell she remembered everything that had happened between them.
His lips curved up a little as he watched the side face he kissed until his heart was content.
Pulling his hand away from her waist, the man stared at her for a while before he spoke," Move.."
His sharp voice made Ashley come out from her frozen state, and she finally moved to turn her head to the man next to her.
She felt her breath hitch the moment her eyes fell on the devilishly handsome face; all she could see was the man next to her.
His perfectly sharp features, especially his deep blue eyes, made him look no less than a runway model.
She had seen handsome men in the modeling world for more than five years, but the one next to her was more than beautiful.
She didn't realize that she was shamelessly gawking at him until she heard him say, "If you are done drooling will you get up from me? You weigh too much."
Ashley knitted her brows when she heard him and saw him pointed down on his arms when she was practically half sleeping.
Shuddering, she moved back and sat up on the bed. Luckily her body was wrapped in a white sheet, and that saved her from getting more embarrassed.
She heard the man chuckle, and that made her frown.
No one had ever dared to man fun of her, not even her colleagues. All knew her temper was terrible as she didn't like anyone cracking a joke on her. Everyone was scared of her, and she liked it that way.
Turning, she climbed down from the bed feeling,g the pain as she tried to stabilize herself. Her entire body was in pain. The reason was this man who was an unstoppable beast last night.
Even though she wanted to scold him, she couldn't because she was the one who forced herself on him.
Picking her clothes from the ground, she walked in to get change and came out. Her eyes looked at her purse, and when she found it, she pulled out a sum of money and kept it on the side table.
"Here, take this for entertaining me" her entire demeanor changed, and she did look like she was shy as before.
The man on the bed arched his brows when he saw her paying him for the night they spent together and couldn't help but chuckle.
"Do you think this much would be enough for the scratches I received from you the entire night" he mocked her with his tease and showed her the mark on her nails on his arms and back?
Ashley wanted to vent her anger but controlled herself as she was at fault. Pulling out even more money, she joined it to the previous one," Her, is this enough for the medical expense of your scar."
The man was impressed by her feisty persona, and he climbed down the bed, making his way toward her.
His blue eyes bore into her black ones, and he could tell she was that tigress far away from the women he saw last night. Last night it was the drink that overshadowed her fierce character, but right she was back to being one.
"How about I pay you for spending a night with me" Ashley felt her blood boil at his statement.
What does this man take her as a whore who spends time with every man?
"Watch your mouth, Mr. Do you know with whom you are talking" Ashley gritted her teeth as she could handle the words he commented on her.
The man let out a chuckle that pissed Ashley even more. No one dared laugh at her, but this man had done it twice.
"I don't care who you are because it doesn't concern me. All that matters now is how are you going to take responsibility for taking advantage of me" his words made Ashley's jaw drop, and she felt the ground under her feet slip.
'Was he serious' she thought, looking at him like a dumbstruck fool who just felt cold water on her face.