The Trade

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Summary

Aurora Ice from Texas was bored with her life on the ranch and being poor. She longed to go to New York and make a new life for herself as a model. She wanted to live the high life and have some excitement. She soon learned the meaning of be careful what you wish for when she meets Abe Ridley. A wealthy businessman who promised to make her famous. Instead he kidnaps her, making her his prisoner. With no hope of getting away she had no choice but to do what he wanted. That was until she meets Dominick Quintus. Her life just became more dangerous when Abe trades her to Dominick. He was tall, dark and handsome and was known to have ties to the mafia. Appalled with being treated like property she is determined to fight him, refusing to go from being one man's whore to another. But Dominick has a deep, dark secret that he was hiding from everyone. When he meets Aurora he knows he has to get her away from Abe. So he makes a trade with the man, giving Abe what he's been wanting in exchange for the girl. His car, but not just any car, it had special features that no other had.

Genre:
Romance / Erotica
Author:
tamlaura1
Status:
Complete
Chapters:
38
Rating:
4.8 13 reviews
Age Rating:
18+

Chapter 1


Having grown up in a small town in Texas Aurora dreamed of the day she could leave for New York and break into the modeling business. She wanted excitement, thrills and to find a man that could fulfill her in so many different ways.

After being in New York for two months and not having any luck in her modeling career she had to take a job as a waitress in a small diner to pay for her rent and to eat. It was on a slow day that she saw a man walk in and sat down, two other men were with him. He was gorgeous, his skin tanned, he had long hair which was pulled back into a ponytail and he wore an expensive suit. She guessed his age to be in the early twenties.

Going over she hands him the menu, giving him a smile. She was surprised when he grabbed her wrist, holding it while he spoke to her.

“You’re new here, what is your name?”

“Aurora, Aurora Ice,” she said, feeling the firm grip he had on her, it didn’t hurt though.

“Nice name. We’ll have the special,” he said, letting go of her.

After their meal was eaten and the bill paid he stayed behind while the other two men left. He asked her if she could take a break and join him for coffee. Since she was going on break she accepted his offer.

“I am Abe Ridley. You’ll forgive me for being blunt but you are too beautiful to be working in a diner. I would think that you were an actress or a model.”

She smiled and blushed at his compliment. “Thank you. I actually did come here to try and get into modeling. But it’s so much harder than I thought it would be. I found out you need to know someone connected to the business before you can even think of getting noticed.”

“You’re in luck. I happen to have a friend who owns a modeling company and one word from me and he’ll check you out. I could make some calls if you like.”

Her eyes lit up, she couldn’t believe her luck. “Would you?”

“Of course, I would. Let me take you to dinner tonight and we can discuss it further.”

She started to wonder if he was telling her the truth, or was he just saying that in order to get her to go out with him. After all, she didn’t know him and had not seen him until today.

Seeing her hesitate he reached over, taking her hand in his. “I know we’ve just met and you do not know me so we can go to a public place. You will be safe having others around. I am telling you the truth about my friend but I also find you attractive and would love to get to know you.”

She looks at him, he was so handsome and thought what would be the harm in one dinner. “OK, Mr. Ridley, I would love to go out with you.”

“Excellent,” he said, standing up grabbed a napkin. “Write down your address and I’ll pick you up at seven.”

She was dressed and ready by the time Abe knocked on her apartment door. “Would you like to come in for a drink first?” she asked, stepping aside for him to enter.

With his back to her, he checked out the small space that was her apartment and made a face, one of disgust. Turning back to face her he put a smile on his face. “I’ve made reservations so we should go now.”

“Oh, alright, I’ll just grab my purse.”

When they got downstairs there was a black Mercedes-Benz with a driver waiting he opened the door for them and she slid in first, followed by Abe. She was impressed with how much of a gentleman he was being and the way he made small talk with her. The restaurant he took her to was impressive and they all seemed to know him and were given extra attention.

“Those two men over there,” She discreetly pointed. “They walked in behind us and now they keep staring at us.”

He placed his hand over hers. “Have no fear, they are my men.”

“Your men,” she said, raising an eyebrow.

“I am a very wealthy and well-known man, they are my bodyguards. A man in my position has many enemies and it’s best to have some protection.” He gives her a smile. “May I order for you?”

“Yes, please do,” she answered, taking a sip of her wine.

During the meal she found him to be quite charming and he didn’t try getting fresh with her, she liked that in a man. She felt at ease with him so when he suggested they go back to his place for a nightcap, and said he would make that call to his friend she agreed. She didn'tthink anything bad would happen.

Abe placed his hand on the small of her back as he walked her over to the door to his penthouse. He stepped aside for her to walk in first. She couldn’t believe her eyes, it was so posh, elegant and she had only seen something like it in books.

“Have a seat and I’ll get us some wine,” he said, walking her over to the white leather sofa.

“Your home is beautiful and so big,” she said, taking the wine from his hand when he offered it to her.

“I will give you a tour of the place. It has three bedrooms and four bathrooms. An office, den, and an exercise room. You’ll like the kitchen, it has every new appliance. Can you cook?”

“Yes,” she said.

Taking the glass from her and setting it down took her hand. “Let me show you around and then we can sit and talk. I’d like to get to know you better.”

“It’s amazing,” she said when the tour was done.

When they sat down he moved closer, putting his arm around her shoulder. “If you don’t mind I would like to kiss you.”

She closed her eyes when he placed his lips on hers. At first, he was gentle, but then he pushed her back and his kiss turned more demanding, crushing her lips. Suddenly she felt fear and putting her hands on his chest pushed him away. More fear crept inside her when she saw the anger flashing in his eyes. He was different now, his demure changed and his body became rigid.

Just then his phone rang, he moved and standing up answered the call. ”Bring her here now,” he said and hung up.

She stood. “I see you have company coming. If you could order me a cab I’ll go home.”

“I’ll see you get home after I deal with a problem.” He goes over to the bar and pours her another drink, popping a pill into it before turning around and going over, handing it to her.

The hairs on the back of her neck stood up, something didn’t feel right to her. She jumped when there was a loud knock at the door. Taking a long sip of her drink she watched as he went over and opened it. Two men entered, each one holding the arms of a woman as they dragged her inside. Frozen in fear all she could do was sit there, speechless.

The woman was young, around her own age. She wore an expensive gown and had on a diamond necklace and earrings.

“Abe, please,” the woman cried out.

Aurora gasped when he raised his hand and slapped the woman so hard. If the two men weren’t holding her she would have fallen to the ground.

“Don’t speak,” he barked at her. “You have disrespected and betrayed me when you talked to one of my enemies. What should I do with you?” He snapped his fingers and the two men backed away.

“I’m sorry Abe. Give me another chance to prove my loyalty to you. I’ll do anything you want,” she said, tears falling down her face.

Abe walked behind her, putting his hand on her neck as he leaned over and caressed her neck with his lips. “Anything?” he asked her.

“Yes, anything.”

His arm went around her neck and his hand placed on the side of her head he used blunt force as he twisted, snapping her neck and she fell to the floor, dead.

Standing up she let out a scream, dropping her glass and spilling red wine over the thick white carpet. Her eyes were wide as she stared at the scene before her. The last thing she remembered before she passed out was Abe cursing that now he would need to have the carpet replaced.

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Her head was pounding and when she opened her eyes she had to wait until her vision cleared. Something was definitely wrong, turning her head she saw Abe laying with his back to her and he was naked. She felt sore between her legs and lifting the sheet found she too was naked. Her hand flew to her mouth to stop from screaming when she realized what must have happened, and remembered what he had done to that woman.

She moved further from him when she saw he was awake and watching her. “What did you do to me?”

“Fucked you,” he said with a smirk on his face.

“You drugged and raped me, she said, tears filling her eyes.

“I had to, I knew how upset you would be after seeing how I dealt with a problem. I really wished you hadn’t seen that.”

“Just let me go and I won’t tell anyone,” she cried out.

“I can’t do that, you are a witness.”

“Please, I just want to go home.”

He sat up, reaching over he took a strand of her long blond hair, twirled it between his fingers he smiled. “Oh sweetheart, you are home.”

It dawns on her that he was never going to let her leave, not alive anyway. The next three weeks were hell. He had taken what little money she had saved in a bank account along with her phone. He had gotten rid of her apartment and all her belongings, and her job was also gone. At first, she fought him and refused his advances but the more she fought him the angrier he became and her punishment worse. With the threat of death looming over her head she knew she had no choice but to do as she was told. Finding out he was mafia she realized there was no escape from him or his brutality.

The only peace she got was when he went away on business. Sometimes he was gone for days and she didn’t have to endure the sex when he climbed on top of her, grunting and groaning like a pig. She had to close her eyes and pretend she enjoyed it. Any hope of running away was out of the question as he had his men keep watch over her.

Soaking in the tub she wanted to wash away Abe’s touch as she cried, wishing she was back in Texas. She kept her parents a secret from him, telling him they were dead. She couldn’t risk him going after them if something were to happen and she did escape. Someday she would, that she was sure about.

Saturday night was Abe’s night to go out to the casino to play cards, he always made her go with him. She was made to sit quietly by his side, dressed in an expensive dress like some kind of trophy. She also had to wear the jewelry that he took from the woman he murdered. This night was again going to change her life when she meets another powerful and wealthy man by the name of Dominick Quintus. Now whether it was for the better or not wouldn’t be known for some time.


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