An Understated Dominance by Marina Chapter 437

An Understated Dominance by Marina Chapter 437

Chapter 437

It was evening, and Dustin was sitting in the living room of Enchanting Villa, engrossed in a book, when

Abigail suddenly rushed down the stairs.

“UncleI need your help with something urgent! Will you accompany me somewhere? Abigail leaned in, acting secretive.

“Where do you want to go?” Dustin’s curiosity was piqued.

“It’s a secret. You’ll find out once we get there.” Abigail playfully dodged the question.

“If you don’t tell me, I won’t go.” Dustin firmly declined.

“Well will you come with me if I tell you?” Abigail frowned.

“It depends on the situation.” Dustin shrugged.

“Alright, I’ll tell you. My friend is celebrating her birthday tonight, and we’ve planned to have some fun together,

Abigail revealed with a mischievous smile.

“What does your friend’s birthday have to do with me? I’m not going.” Dustin rolled his eyes.

“Hey! You’re not keeping your word! You just promised me earlier!” Abigail became a bit anxious.

“I said it depends on the situation. I didn’t promise you anything.”

“You, you, you… you’re being unfair!” Abigail stomped her foot in frustration.

“Listen, young lady. I’d rather quietly read my book than join you youngsters.” Dustin waved his hand dismissively.

“I’m giving you an opportunity here! Do you know that my friend is a celebrity? She’s gorgeous.” Abigail tried to tempt him.

“I’ve seen plenty of beautiful girls. I’m not interested.” Dustin shook his head.

“Hey! Are you even a man? You’re not interested in women at all?” Abigail bit her lip and snatched the book. from Dustin’s hand. “Uncle, please, can’t you do it for me? If you don’t go, I won’t be able to go cither!”

“Wait. Why does it matter if I go or not? You can go without me.” Dustin was speechless.

“You don’t believe me, huh? Follow me then.” Without waiting for a responseAbigail grabbed Dustin’s hand and pulled him towards the exit. However, when they reached the front door, Edmund suddenly appeared and blocked their way with a somewhat menacing look.

“You see that now?” Abigail turned her gaze toward Dustin as if saying, “See, this is why I can’t leave.”

Whenever she wanted to go out at night, her father would appear like a ghost, and there was no escaping him.

“Um…” Dustin was momentarily speechless.

“Abigail, you’re going out again at this late hour? Wasn’t the lesson from last time enough?” Edmund sald sternly


“Hey, hold on! Get it straight! It’s not me who wants to go out. It’s this guy here, and I’m just accompanying him,” Abigail lied without batting an eye.

“Mr. Rhys, are you going somewhere?” Edmund was slightly stunned, but soon, his expression softened.

“Sort of.” Dustin forced a smile.

“Did you hear that? Uncle said he’s feeling bored at home and wants me to take him out for a stroll. Are you going to stop him?” Abigail spoke coldly. With that arrogant demeanor, she seemed to be leveraging Dustin’s presence.

“It Mr. Rhys wants to go out, of course, I won’t stop him. But please be careful and avoid crowded places.” Edmund squeezed a smile.

“Understood. You can step aside now, and don’t dampen Uncle’s mood.”

With that, Abigail forcefully dragged Dustin away.

She immediately showed her true colors once they were out of Edmund’s sight. “Uncle, I didn’t expect you to be so useful. It seems I’ll have to make good use of you as my tool in the future.”

“Just listen to what you’re saying.” Dustin responded impatiently. “Either study diligently or practice martial arts seriously. Don’t wander around aimlessly all the time and waste your great talent.”

“Uncle, I’ve been training all day. Don’t you understand the importance of work–life balance? I should at least take a break, right?” Abigail raised her head proudly. “Considering that you helped me once, I’ll treat you to something tonight!”

Dustin shook his head and couldn’t be bothered to argue with her


An Understated Dominance by Marina Vittori

An Understated Dominance by Marina Vittori

Score 9.9
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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