The Peerless Man With a Thousand Gifts
img img The Peerless Man With a Thousand Gifts img Chapter 1 Confrontation
Chapter 18 Behind His Back img
Chapter 19 Answers img
Chapter 20 Let Me In img
Chapter 21 Class Upgraded img
Chapter 22 The Concert img
Chapter 23 Back Home img
Chapter 24 Another Conspiracy img
Chapter 25 Instant Retribution 1 img
Chapter 26 Instant Retribution 2 img
Chapter 27 A Friend In Need img
Chapter 28 The Reunion img
Chapter 29 Mayfair Lagoon img
Chapter 30 The Favor img
Chapter 31 The Billionaire Goddess img
Chapter 32 Private Talk img
Chapter 33 The Decent Proposal img
Chapter 34 The Indecent Proposal img
Chapter 35 Gangsters img
Chapter 36 Exploitation img
Chapter 37 Consolation and Credit img
Chapter 38 Dark History img
Chapter 39 Treachery Begins At Home img
Chapter 40 How Dare You! img
Chapter 41 Victor's Wrath img
Chapter 42 Pimps-in-law img
Chapter 43 An Empire Has Fallen img
Chapter 44 Divorce Proceedings img
Chapter 45 It's Not A Date img
Chapter 46 Return of the Blackwells img
Chapter 47 Return of the Blackwells 2 img
Chapter 48 New Guests img
Chapter 49 Fierce Confrontation img
Chapter 50 Donnie Knows No Fear img
Chapter 51 A Fight To The Death img
Chapter 52 Bow Down To Caesar img
Chapter 53 Returning The Favor img
Chapter 54 The Elite Gathering img
Chapter 55 Identity Revealed img
Chapter 56 The Triumvirate img
Chapter 57 Queen of Flowers img
Chapter 58 Confrontation With The Ex img
Chapter 59 You Have Changed img
Chapter 60 Prince Damien img
Chapter 61 The Scandal img
Chapter 62 Tristar's Launch img
Chapter 63 Haley's Arrival img
Chapter 64 The Twin Sisters img
Chapter 65 The Next Big Star img
Chapter 66 Feelings img
Chapter 67 Who's Kyle img
Chapter 68 Dave's Story img
Chapter 69 The Models Agency img
Chapter 70 Shannon Junior img
Chapter 71 Death Wish img
Chapter 72 The Best Day Of Her Life img
Chapter 73 The Worst Day Of Her Life img
Chapter 74 Stranger In The Looking Glass img
Chapter 75 Gerald's Worst Nightmare img
Chapter 76 Lobo The Brute img
Chapter 77 Reversal Of Fortune img
Chapter 78 The Blackwell Prince img
Chapter 79 Who Is The Mysterious Man img
Chapter 80 Sparkling Soy img
Chapter 81 Threesome img
Chapter 82 Is She A Villainess img
Chapter 83 Charming Man img
Chapter 84 The Bolton Arrival img
Chapter 85 Regal Rock img
Chapter 86 The Four Star General img
Chapter 87 Waiting For Caesar img
Chapter 88 Project Swallowtail img
Chapter 89 Blackmail img
Chapter 90 Whirlwind of Death img
Chapter 91 Blame Game img
Chapter 92 Damsel In Distress img
Chapter 93 Blackwell Brat img
Chapter 94 Carnage img
Chapter 95 Alexander Blackwell img
Chapter 96 The Masquerade img
Chapter 97 A Mountain of Gifts img
Chapter 98 A Mountain of Gifts 2 img
Chapter 99 Real or Fake img
Chapter 100 The Macintosh Plan img
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The Peerless Man With a Thousand Gifts

Noah Clementine
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Chapter 1 Confrontation

Victor Damone barged into his father-in-law's house, searching for his wife. "Where are you, Carol?"

Rushing into the living room, he saw her seated between her middle-aged parents, Ronald and Martha. Both in-laws made sour faces as soon as they saw him.

Carol looked gorgeous as always, with her chocolate-colored hair and dark-brown eyes. Her brother, Josh, a chubby guy in a sports jacket, relaxed on a couch sporting a smug expression.

The setup looked as if they were prepared to confront him. But he had had enough of their antics. This time they had crossed a line.

"Where is my money, Carol?" Victor asked, glaring at his wife.

"What is the meaning of this?" Ronald barked, getting to his feet. "How dare you come into my house without my permission?"

Ronald Atelier used to be a billionaire, heir to his father, Reginald's company. But he lost most of his inheritance through bad investments and mismanagement. Moreover, making his spendthrift son the CEO was the final nail in the coffin. Josh made fresh holes in the sinking boat.

The Atelier family was gradually fading into oblivion. Ronald had been desperately trying to squeeze money out of people and refinance his company. He had even tried to marry his beautiful daughter to billionaires in exchange for monetary help, but Reginald had insisted that she marry Victor.

"Have you lost your mind, tramp?" Josh raged at his brother-in-law. "Just because you are married to my sister doesn't mean you can stroll into our house as if it is a public park! You can't come and go as you please!"

Victor's fists clenched and unclenched, but he digested his in-laws' insults without lashing out. He was already acquainted with their hostile behavior after three months of marriage. They always had visceral reactions toward him, no matter how much he tried to make them happy.

The truth was that the Ateliers were facing financial trouble, having splurged most of their family fortune. They wished Carol were married to a billionaire who'd rescue them and bring back the family into the wealthy fold. Victor, who was middle-class and could barely give his wife any luxury, had disappointed them. Therefore, they nurtured this grudge and never shied away from publicly humiliating him.

Carol hung her head in silence and did not come to her husband's aid.

"I'm asking you again," Victor grimly said to his wife. "Tell me the truth. I had eight hundred thousand dollars in my account yesterday. They were savings accumulated over five years of hard work in my grandfather's company. However, when I checked the balance today, only two thousand were left!"

"Are you accusing my daughter of stealing, Victor?" Ronald spat back. "How dare you?"

Victor ignored him and pushed his wife further. "Where is the rest? What have you done with it?"

Carol bit her lip and spoke in a low voice. "I'm sorry, Victor, but I was left with no other choice. My brother needed the funds urgently to finance his new startup. Since you made me a joint account holder in your savings account, I took the liberty to withdraw and loan him the money. But I swear he'll pay you back."

Victor furrowed his brows. "Carol, did you forget grandfather Edgar's surgery is due tomorrow morning? I needed six hundred thousand to pay for the surgery. What am I going to do now?"

Ronald butted in. "Why are you bitching about the paltry amount of eight hundred thousand, Victor? I'm sure Josh will pay you back. Why don't you believe Carol? Didn't she just explain it was an urgent need?"

Victor eyed his father-in-law with suspicion. Most likely, it was Ronald who manipulated his daughter and withdrew the money. Both husband and wife were greedy hyenas, while their useless son was a spoiled jerk. Together they made Carol dance like a puppet.

Victor shut his eyes and massaged his temples, trying to think of a solution. "It's fine, Carol. I'll manage to pay my grandfather's surgery fee. I'll go to the bank right away and mortgage our new house. The bank can definitely give me a loan."

Carol raised her eyes to her husband for the first time. She was a natural beauty with beady brown eyes and high cheekbones. In fact, she had won several beauty contests growing up. However, right now, guilt was written across her face.

"I've mortgaged our house already, dear," she said solemnly. "The balance in your account was not enough to finance Josh's startup. I needed another five hundred thousand. And you're right—the bank was more than willing to finance us."

Victor took a step back in shock. He felt his head would explode. Half his savings had gone into purchasing a house in Carol's name the previous month. He had done it out of marital duty and to show his in-laws that he could provide for her.

However, the gesture had proved pointless. Carol had backstabbed him by taking his money and mortgaging the only precious asset born out of their marriage. The same house they lived in! And all that for her spoiled brother who never cared for her!

Did she even care about their marriage? What sort of self-serving family had he married into?