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   Chapter 22 Surprise Turned Into Shock

Requited Love: Rise Like A Phoenix By Brilliana Characters: 7263

Updated: 2020-05-02 00:28


Oh my God!

The whole world was spinning!

It suddenly occurred to her that they were in the meeting room now and someone might come in at any time!

Frowning, Lola tried hard to push the man away. However, no sooner had she pushed him a few centimeters than he pulled her back even closer.

In the end, she lost all strength to resist.

Jacob closed his eyes and immersed himself in the kiss, holding her tighter.

Lola's mind went blank, except for a single thought: he was crazy!

Jacob must have gone crazy.

He didn't stop kissing her until she started to respond.

Then his eyes darkened even more. He pulled back slightly to look at her face. She was breathing in faint gasps, and he stroked her cheek.

"Is it so difficult to call me Jay? Didn't you always call me that? I've missed it so much."

In the next second, he pulled her in again, so much tighter than he ever had, as if he was afraid that she would fly away.

Her mind went blank again, and her heart pounded furiously in her chest. She had no idea what the man was talking about.

She must have misheard him.

How could Jacob say that?

"Let me go."

"No. If I let you go, you're just going to run away again."

His breath warmed her neck, and she could feel him smile against her skin. "I won't be satisfied until you call me Jay."

Lola was feeling dizzy. She had made up her mind to get even with him when she came here, but it appeared that the opposite had happened.

"No, I won't."

She was stubborn. It looked like he needed to deal a harsher hand for her to cave in.

Without giving her any chance to say or do anything more, he pinned her arms behind her back and dove in for another kiss.

A deep, hot, wet kiss.

The air became charged.

The temperature in the room rose.

Lola felt as though she was melting.

Her lips were really soft, and he sucked on them like he would an ice cream on a long, hot day. The wondrous feeling went straight to his heart.

Jacob found himself starting to want more.

He carried the dazed Lola in his arms and walked to the table.

He set her down and stood between her legs, putting them in a very intimate position.

The coldness of the table beneath her shook Lola to her senses, and she finally opened her eyes.

She was horrified to discover their position, and she could feel her skin burn from the tips of her ears, to her face, and down to her neck. Both of Jacob's hands were braced at her sides. Her heart contracted.

"No, you can't."

"Yes, I can."

Her eyes glittering, Lola looked straight at him. "Jacob, do you realize what you're doing right now?"

"You..."

"We are divorced."

"It's up to me whether we are divorced or not."

He kissed her lips then, a little desperately. He took her breath away

even before Lola could think about what he said.

They were still locked in a heated embrace when the door of the meeting room suddenly opened. "Boss, the contract has been signed," Barry said without preamble, walking straight ahead. "Look at this -- Never mind! You two continue!"

The man fled the room in a hurry and slammed the door behind him.

And it was even locked down.

Lola and Jacob were stunned at the sudden interruption.

Lola was mortified, and she wished the ground would open and swallow her whole. What should she do if that man recognized who she was?

But then she realized the voice had been quite familiar...

Was that Barry just now? Barry, the boss of MY Group?

Why did he call Jacob "boss"?

As she pondered over what the man had said, Lola was thunderstruck. He had been talki

ng about the contract she had signed yesterday!

Gritting his teeth, Jacob looked at the door. Damn it, Barry! This was the worst time to hand in a report!

He had initially wanted to surprise Lola with the revelation.

Now, not only were his plans thwarted, but the surprise he had been going for was turned into shock.

It had somehow become meaningless now.

With a pale face, Lola pushed the man away and got off the table. She swiped at her lips "You are so cruel, Jacob! You set a trap for me! You manipulated me to sign the contract with the Gu Group! And what were you doing just now?"

If she hadn't come to the Gu Group today, she wouldn't have known that Jacob was the boss of MY Group!

And what he did to her in the office just now

was just too much!

Jacob cleared his throat and when he spoke, his tone was serious. "How can this be regarded as a trap? Barry has always been the boss of the MY Group to begin with. I have never been involved in any of their business. It just so happened that I was the one who had funded him when he had decided to start his own business. Technically speaking, MY Group is not under the Gu Group at all. Do you prefer signing the contract with TV station of the Gu Group instead?"

"Barry will listen to whatever you say, won't he? What difference does it make whether I'm under the MY Group or the Gu Group?" She hated that she had never seen this coming.

She thought she did a good and thorough job in researching MY Group's background. She had not found any bad points at all then, but it turned out Barry was under Jacob's orders all along!

"You're right. Barry does listen to me. But I didn't ask him to sign you. He's made up his mind to approach you ever since he saw you at the airport, upon your arrival. All of this has nothing to do with me. If you don't believe me, you can confirm it with Barry himself. I never interfered from beginning to end."

Jacob's words were clipped and straight to the point,

and he crossed his arms across his chest as he spoke.

It was obvious Lola doubted his explanation. Although, Barry did say that he was a loyal fan of hers, and he had expressed much determination in signing her and making her famous.

Did that mean it wasn't arranged by Jacob?

She bit her lips and frowned, looking very confused.

"Now that you know about the truth, I don't have to hide it from you anymore. Anyway, you are an employee of Barry's company from now on. Do you realize the consequences if you offend me?"

Her heart skipped a beat. "What consequences?"

"If you don't act well in front of Grandma with me, Barry will never pitch you in any project, and your career will gradually go in a downward spiral." Jacob sat on the table and raised his eyebrows at the woman.

'Go in a downward spiral?'

She looked at the man's face with hatred, knowing that as long as he could conceive the situation, he could make it happen.

If his threats came through, she wouldn't even be able to salvage her career.

The moment she had signed the contract, she had relinquished control of her career over to the company.

She was trapped.

"Then I will terminate the contract with the MY Group! If worse comes to the worst, I'll give you the proper compensation. I won't let you do anything to me." There was determination in her eyes.

Jacob nodded casually. "The proper compensation, huh. All right, you are welcome to break the contract at any time. Two hundred million dollars is the amount that would suffice as compensation."

What?

Two hundred million?

How could it be worth so much money!

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