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High Rise: The Complete Collection by Harper Bliss

High Rise: The Complete Collection by Harper Bliss

Author:Harper Bliss [Bliss, Harper]
Language: eng
Format: epub
Tags: erotic romance, erotica
ISBN: 9789881228017
Google: mVFtqZyqsnMC
Amazon: 9881225906
Publisher: Ladylit
Published: 2013-04-22T23:00:00+00:00


MADDIE

“I don’t think I’ve ever witnessed such smugness in your smile before.” Maddie sat across from Isabella on her friend’s roof terrace, nibbling on one of the croissants she had brought from The Bean.

“I don’t think I’ve ever had reason to feel this smug.” Isabella leaned back in her chair. “I almost feel as if I got myself a trophy wife.”

“I heard that.” Nat stepped out on the balcony, her hair still wet from the shower. “But I’ll take it as a compliment.” She eyed the pastries. “Does your trophy wife know you’re eating this?” Nat fixed her clear blue eyes on Maddie and accompanied her question with a smirk.

“What she doesn’t know, won’t hurt her.” Maddie took a big bite out of the croissant. “And my calorie burn is way up since she’s in my bed every night. It compensates.”

“Already keeping secrets from each other.” Nat stood behind Isabella and rubbed her shoulders. “Let’s see what the shrink has to say about that.” She kissed Isabella on top of the head.

“A few secrets are crucial to the success of any relationship.” Isabella put her hands on top of Nat’s. “I, for instance, have no idea where you were for the better part of last night. And I don’t intend to ask.”

“See, this is what I have to deal with every day. This emotional manipulation. I know she can’t help herself, but still.” Nat squeezed Isabella’s shoulders and Isabella let her head fall back onto Nat’s belly. “And you know full well I may not have spent the better part of the night in your bed, but I was there for the best part.” Nat leaned down and planted a kiss on Isabella’s nose.

“Mind and word games. This is what my life has become. Oh, how I wish I had landed a hot fitness instructor as my trophy wife. It seems so much less complicated.”

Nat curled her fingers around Isabella’s neck and mock-strangled her. “I know Alex seems perfect, but she’s only human, just like the rest of us.” While stepping away from Isabella, Nat grabbed a pastry and sat down in between her and Maddie. “You must have discovered that by now.” Nat cast her glance towards Maddie again.

“Well, there is the unfortunate habit of dim sum with the family every other Sunday. As if she’d be disinherited if she dared to miss one Pozzato family meal.” It was a struggle every time Alex had to make it to Tai Po before noon on a Sunday. Her parents lived in a house in the country Maddie had not yet been invited to.

“You’ve been here long enough to know you don’t cross a Chinese mother when it comes to yum cha. It’s tradition. You don’t mess with that.”

“For some reason it was never an issue with the company I kept before.” Maddie thought about June and her growing belly. She was probably at dim sum as well, Mark’s family fawning over their pregnant daughter-in-law.

“Either way, you can’t blame Alex. She’s being a good daughter.



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