Sweet Subterfuge By Trina Duo Chapter 9

Sweet Subterfuge By Trina Duo Chapter 9

Chapter 9

Dylan spat out the water he had just drunk. 

He hurriedly leaned forward to grab tissues from the dispenser and wiped his mouth as well as the wet stains on his clothes. 

“My apologies.” He was a tad embarra**ed, and yet there was a hint of amusement in his eyes. Once he had straightened up again, he pretended to act serious by rubbing his chin in deep thought. Then he said in a straight-faced manner, “There actually is something wrong with Mr. Rogers. He really does have a problem.” 

Larissa perked up at that. 

“He’s a total germaphobe,” Dylan grumbled with disdain, clearly having been a victim of it. 

This bit of gossip was nothing exciting for Larissa, but as she had not quite experienced it herself, she could not relate to him. 

She just didn’t quite understand. “How does being a germaphobe have anything to do with rejecting Karin Gallagher?” 

“Mr. Rogers’ germaphobia is so extreme that he can’t even have bodily contact with anyone else. When he goes out on business trips, he doesn’t even want to shake other people’s hands.” 

Dylan’s words shocked Larissa once more. 

When Kevan checked in that night, he clearly shook her hand, and last night, they had… 

Larissa naturally would not think that she was the only exception for Kevan. After all, he did say that he originally wanted to have her get a call girl. Hence, she did not understand how Kevan’s ridiculous germaphobia would lead him to refuse Karin and have a call girl instead. Could it be that Karin was dirtier than a call girl to him? 

Dylan saw her confusion but did not elaborate. Some things could not be interfered with by outsiders like him. 

Larissa did not have the courage to ask either. 

Now that business was concluded, she did not intend to stay any longer. As it just happened to be dinner time now, she asked out of courtesy, “Do you have any plans for tonight, Mr. Shields? How about having dinner? My treat.” 

Dylan did not stand on ceremony either. “Sure. Can I bring someone with me?” 

Larissa could not think of anyone else but Kevan as Dylan’s tagalong. Even if she did not want to meet Kevan due to last night’s events, he did help her out this morning. So, she needed to show her gratitude to him too. 

“Of course.” She nodded with a smile. 


The Regal Dynasty Hotel’s restaurant had a 3-star Michelin rating. Hence, it would not be considered negligent to invite someone of Kevan’s status to have a meal here. 

Larissa and Dylan went over to occupy a table first. Kevan only arrived half an hour later. Unlike Dylan’s casual attire, he was still dressed in a suit, and his hair was clearly taken care of. His bangs had been completely swept up, revealing his gleaming forehead. 

“I was in a meeting. It only ended now.” He gave only a brief explanation for his tardiness. 

Dylan was long used to this, and replied without complaint, “Have a seat.” 

The waiter arranged a four-person table for them. As Larissa was not familiar with Dylan, they naturally sat on opposite sides of the table. She thought that Kevan would sit with Dylan, but who knew that he would sit next to her without bothering to ask for her input? 

The table was not very big, so they were very close to each other. Larissa only needed to move her arm a little to touch Kevan’s. For that, she felt like she was sitting on a hot pan, but Kevan seemed unaware of her dilemma. 

“Why were you together?” He seemed to be asking this in pa**ing, but his narrowed eyes had a cold glint to them that caused Larissa to hunch a little. 

Dylan just smiled and threw the question over to Larissa. “This involves the privacy of my client. I think it’s better if Ms. Seymour spoke for herself.” 

“Client?” Kevan caught on to the key point before turning to look at Larissa, his eyes suddenly warmer than before. “You want a divorce?” 

Larissa normally hated talking about her private affairs to others, but since Kevan had asked, she could only bite the bullet and confirm it. “Yes.” 

Kevan let out an unprecedented smile. 

“That’s nice,” he replied blandly with his gaze lowered. “With such unreasonable parents, I doubt your former husband was anyone good.” 

Kevan was right about that. 

It was a pity that Larissa was foolish back then. She had not known to look beyond the superficial. After she experienced the insanity of the Hardy elders, she actually carried a glimmer of hope that Travis would be different. 

That only led to her being proven wrong in the worst way. 

However, her vexed expression—from Kevan’s perspective—ended up becoming her dissatisfaction with his words. 

Pissed off at that, Kevan barked at a waiter who just happened to be pa**ing by. “I’ve been sitting here for a while. Why is no one serving us water? Is this the service offered by the Regal Dynasty? Is it worth the expensive service charge your restaurant collects from every customer?” 

The waiter was so embarra**ed by the scolding that they kept apologizing before deferentially filling up his gla** with water. 

Larissa was also nervous. “Forgive me, Mr. Rogers. I will relay this to the restaurant’s manager. I’ll make sure that he pays more attention when training the waiters.” 

Kevan, however, refused to listen. Giving her a cold stare, he said, “Just focus on your department. You have no jurisdiction to be meddling in the affairs of the food and beverage department.” 

Larissa shut her mouth at once. 

Seeing that the atmosphere had gotten awkward, Dylan quickly smoothed things over by saying, “Alright, alright. Let’s make our orders, shall we? I’m starving.” 

The waiter handed out the three menus in due course, waiting for the moment to take down their orders. 

Kevan suddenly asked Larissa, “I heard that you’ll be treating us to the meal?” 

There was a faint smile on his face, devoid of the frostiness from before. Yet Larissa felt uneasy about it. 

“Yes.” She forced herself to move, nodding twice. 

“Wonderful.” Kevan’s smile grew deeper, which caused Larissa’s unease to grow. 

Kevan did not disappoint her. 

He ordered the most expensive meal and added a bottle of red wine worth more than five thousand dollars. This was considered a normal meal to him, but it cost Larissa almost three months of her food expenses. 

Although Larissa’s heart was aching from the loss, her expression remained unperturbed. 

Seeing her stony face as well as the lip biting, Kevan only felt relaxed and was at ease as the frustration from before vanished without a trace. 


Once the wine had been decanted and brought to the table, the waiter poured half a gla** for everyone. 

Dylan asked Larissa, “Ms. Seymour, can you drink?” 

“Yes,” she replied. 

She was the manager of a department, at the very least. Every time there was a team gathering, her subordinates often toasted her. As such, she had developed the ability to hold her liquor. 

“In that case…” Dylan raised his gla** while smiling at her. 

Larissa quickly touched her gla** to his. “After this… I’m afraid that I’ll have to trouble you for quite a bit.” 

“Of course.” Dylan took a small sip and suddenly smiled enigmatically. “Leaving a**et division aside, if you want your former husband and his mistress to have a hard time, I can personally offer you several effective yet legal methods.” 

Larissa’s eyes brightened. “Such as?”

Sweet Subterfuge By Trina Duo

Sweet Subterfuge By Trina Duo

Score 9.9
Status: Ongoing Type: Author: Artist: , Released: 03/06/2023 Native Language: English
The "Sweet Subterfuge By Trina Duo" Today, author Trina Duo (author of Unprecedented Times) reviews a captivating romantic period drama. Sweet Subterfuge By Trina Duo is one of the most famous romance authors in the world. She has written Billionaire novel, including paranormal and romantic suspense series like “Trina Duo" Identity of Romance”.” She has won numerous awards, including the Romance Writers of America Lifetime Achievement Award.

Novel Synopsis 

Chapter 1

Larissa Seymour only realized that Travis Hardy may have cheated on her after seeing the pile of pregnancy supplies in his Amazon shopping cart. Back when Travis was wooing her, Larissa had told him frankly that she had no desire to have children. Travis was the one who said, "That’s fine. It’s even better if it’s just the two of us." Only then did Larissa agree to be with him, and they got married. So, the pregnancy supplies were definitely not for her. Larissa thought for a moment. Of all the relatives and friends Travis had, the only one who had recently gotten pregnant was a female subordinate of his, Amber Fox. The last time their department had hosted a team gathering, she'd forgotten her keys and gone to Travis for his. She saw Amber rubbing the tiny bump on her stomach while sitting next to Travis. Their postures were definitely more intimate compared to their other colleagues.Larissa had not felt comfortable with it then, but when Amber greeted her graciously, she thought that she was reading into it too much. But now… Sweet Subterfuge By Trina Duo

Review by Larissa Seymour:

This story gets a 4.5 out of 5.
This book was fantastic! I really enjoy fantasy stories… greek mythology, Billionaire, Romance vampires, I love it all… and this book had it all and then some.  Anything fantasy or mythological, was in this book.  I really enjoyed how Cornell was able to bring them all together in a way that was seamless and natural (or at least as natural as made-up things can be).  What I mean is that when I learned these mythological characters were all in it I thought it was a recipe for disaster, but actually it works brilliantly. "Sweet Subterfuge By Trina Duo" The storyline was incredibly interesting and well thought out.  I imagine this story required an awful lot of planning and research.  As I was reading it I thought to myself that this must have taken some time to put together.  When a lot of planning and research is involved there are usually plot-holes (contradictions/missing information), but not in this case, I saw no errors in the complex plot. "Sweet Subterfuge By Trina Duo" The characters were fantastic.  They were relatable and the overall story itself was an incredibly interesting read.  The ONLY reason I am not giving this story a full 5 out of 5 is because of the ‘ease of reading’ factor.  I am an avid reader, I love reading, but even I found this story a little difficult to keep up with. It required my full attention and if I left it more than a day between reading chapters, I was lost. I had to go back in the book and re-read parts just to ‘get my bearings’.  This coupled with the volume of characters made the story a little difficult to read, BUT it was well worth reading. If you are a Billionaire, lover, you have to read this book! I guarantee, you will love it.
Perfect for adults (16+ due to the content) who enjoy:
  • Billionaire
  • Mythology: Greek mythology and mythological characters (Billionaire, Love, Romance, vampires)
  • Learning from reading
  • Getting lost in a complex storyline.

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Sweet Subterfuge By Trina Duo

Name of the Novel: 1 Sweet Subterfuge By Trina Duo
website : 2   noveltk.com
Genres: : 3 Billionaire, Hot Romance, Romantic, Marriage, and Billionaire, Hot Romance
Chapters: 4 From 1 to Latest
Status So Far: 5 Ongoing
Updare Time : 6 morning
Rating: 7 Overall: out of 5
Language: 8 English.

My ratings:

  • Easy to read: 3 out of 5
  • Characters: 5 out of 5
  • Story idea: 5 out of 5
  • Length: 5 out of 5
  • Overall: 5 out of 5

About the Author:

Left with nothing after her divorce, Larissa Seymour somehow ends up with her ex-husband’s superior in the blink of an eye. Kevan Rogers helps her get back at her ex-husband while she acts as a shield against amorous suitors. Through this relationship, Larissa thought that they were only helping each other with what they needed, but beyond her expectations, she’s unwittingly fallen into his trap…


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