An Understated Dominance by Marina Chapter 398

An Understated Dominance by Marina Chapter 398

Dakota grunted as her body trembled and came to a stop, just like her voice that died down. The darkness within the muzzle and Edwin’s cruel face started blurring as she lost consciousness. Finally, she collapsed flatly onto the ground with a thud. Everything happened too fast, and she had not expected herself to die in such a manner.

“I–is she dead?” Florence and the rest of the people were shaking in fear when they stared at Gloria and Dakota’s bodies. It felt so surreal to see the two arrogant ladies killed.

Meanwhile, Dustin glanced at the scene without much emotion. Evil defeats evil. Dakota and Gloria had always been impudent bullies who did not reflect on their actions even after being taught a lesson. Not only that, they came to him to seek revenge. Their deaths meant nothing to him, partly because he was never a merciful person to start with. He saw no issue with getting rid of the trouble by pulling some tricks.

“Hah! How does that feel? Are you feeling the rage and pain? You must be dying to kill me right

now!” Edwin laughed evilly. “To be honest with you, this is just the beginning. I have a few more

hostages in my hands. I can play this game with you.”

Then, he walked up to James and pointed the muzzle at James‘ head. “Your brother–in–law is the

next in the firing line. Kneel or don’t–the choice is yours.”

“Sir Hummer! I’m not involved in this! Please don’t shoot me!” James‘ legs turned to jelly. He fell

onto his knees and wailed, “You need to get the right person! If you are looking for your revenge, just kill Dustin! I’m innocent!”

“That’s right, Sir Hummer! We have never done anything to you. If you want to kill Dustin, go

ahead and do it. Don’t involve my son!” Florence begged in desperation.

“Dustin Rhys is your son–in–law. The family will be dragged down by his actions. No one should

dream of getting out of this unscathed. Well, the fate of your son is now in Dustin’s hands.” Edwin

flashed her a mocking smile.

“Dustin Rhys, you bring bad luck! Look how much trouble you got us into! Kneel to Sir Hummer and beg for his forgiveness. If you don’t, I will not let this slide!” a furious and panicked Florence

scolded Dustin.

“What are you standing there for? Kneel! I’m going to die if you don’t!” James glowered, his eyes

red, as he screamed at Dustin. His body was shaking violently due to fear. He had witnessed the

cruelty of Edwin in the killings of Gloria and Dakota. Edwin would shoot without as much as

blinking an eye once he was riled up. James didn’t want to suffer a meaningless death like Dakota.

“Edwin Hummer, I shall spare your life if you let them go,” Dustin remarked calmly.

“Spare my life?” Edwin broke into a laugh. “Oh, Dustin, you still have not figured out the situation! I have the upper hand now because I determine who gets to live or die! What else can you do to me if I shoot your brother–in–law in the head?”

As he was speaking, he placed a finger on the trigger and was close to pulling it, but Dustin.

flicked his fingers and sent a silver needle pricking into Edwin’s wrist. Edwin let out a dull grunt when his arm was paralyzed.


Chapter 398

“Get moving! Run!” Dustin reminded the others in the room. “Run! Quick!”

Florence and James finally collected themselves and fled from the scene. While running, James toppled over a few times because his legs had lost their strength. Dustin frowned disapprovingly at the sight, thinking, “What a loser!” The quick–witted Dahlia had to lift her brother from the ground and help him escape from the villa. None of them wanted to die with Edwin, who had bomb’s strapped on his body.

“Edwin Hummer, it’s just you and me now. It’s time to put this to an end.” Dustin inched closer to Edwin with murderous intent in his eyes. Edwin had long been on his hit list. He had made a mistake by letting Edwin live.

“Die!” Edwin roared and picked up the gun from the floor, shooting Dustin in the chest twice.


An Understated Dominance by Marina Vittori

An Understated Dominance by Marina Vittori

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Status: Ongoing Type: Author: Artist: Released: Sep 4, 2023 Native Language: English

An Understated Dominance - Dahlia Nicholson and Dustin Rhys had been married for three years. After Dahlia’s meteoric rise to success, she abandons the useless dead weight that’s Dustin, proposing divorce. Unbeknownst to her, everything she had ever achieved was only because of him.

An Understated Dominance by Marina Vittori Summary

"An Understated Dominance" by Marina Vittori is a captivating novel that delves into the complex dynamics between Dahlia Nicholson and Dustin Rhys, two individuals whose lives intertwine in unexpected ways. Set against the backdrop of a bustling metropolis, the story unravels with a blend of passion, ambition, and hidden desires. Dahlia Nicholson, a fiercely independent woman in her late twenties, is a rising star in the world of architecture. Possessing an innate talent for design and a determination to succeed in a male-dominated industry, Dahlia is not one to back down from a challenge. Her sharp wit and unyielding spirit are the hallmarks of her character, making her a force to be reckoned with. Dustin Rhys, on the other hand, is a successful entrepreneur in his early thirties, known for his astute business acumen and charismatic presence. The heir to a vast empire, Dustin is accustomed to power and privilege, but his life is far from perfect. Burdened by familial expectations and haunted by his own demons, he harbors secrets that threaten to unravel his carefully constructed facade. Their paths cross during a high-profile architectural project, where Dahlia's innovative designs catch Dustin's discerning eye. Recognizing her talent, he offers her the opportunity of a lifetime to collaborate on a groundbreaking project that could redefine the skyline of the city. Initially hesitant to align herself with someone as enigmatic as Dustin, Dahlia eventually succumbs to the allure of the project and the promise of professional recognition.

An Understated Dominance by Marina Vittori

As they embark on this creative journey, a palpable tension simmers beneath the surface. The professional boundaries blur, giving way to a magnetic attraction that neither can deny. Their interactions are charged with a subtle, unspoken dominance, a dance of power and vulnerability that heightens the intensity of their connection. Vittori masterfully navigates the intricacies of Dahlia and Dustin's relationship, weaving a narrative that explores themes of ambition, trust, and the complexities of love. Each character is rendered with depth and nuance, allowing readers to empathize with their struggles and celebrate their triumphs. The novel takes unexpected turns as Dahlia and Dustin confront their own insecurities and confront the ghosts of their pasts. Their personal growth is intertwined with the evolution of their relationship, creating a narrative that is as much about self-discovery as it is about love. As the architectural project nears its completion, the stakes are higher than ever. The climax of the story culminates in a breathtaking revelation, forcing Dahlia and Dustin to confront the choices that will shape their futures. "An Understated Dominance" is a testament to Marina Vittori's skill in crafting emotionally resonant narratives. Her prose is elegant and evocative, painting a vivid picture of a world where passion and ambition collide. The novel leaves readers with a profound sense of satisfaction, having witnessed the transformation of two individuals who find strength in vulnerability and ultimately, a love that defies convention. In this tale of love and ambition, Vittori proves that true dominance lies not in power plays, but in the quiet, understated moments of connection that have the power to change lives forever.  


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