When Love Comes Late
img img When Love Comes Late img Chapter 1 Unknown Husband
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Chapter 9 Dress Shopping img
Chapter 10 His Wife's Name img
Chapter 11 Do You Have Feelings For Me img
Chapter 12 Online Dragging img
Chapter 13 The Video img
Chapter 14 Drunk Complaint img
Chapter 15 Fear Of Abandonment img
Chapter 16 Business Trip img
Chapter 17 Claustrophobia img
Chapter 18 Two Can Play The Game img
Chapter 19 A Protest img
Chapter 20 Weird Concern img
Chapter 21 Stuck In The Rain img
Chapter 22 Shopping Together img
Chapter 23 Wrong Assumption img
Chapter 24 Substitute Model img
Chapter 25 She's Mine img
Chapter 26 Getting Drunk img
Chapter 27 In The Same Room img
Chapter 28 Shocking Order img
Chapter 29 Disgustingly Sweet img
Chapter 30 Scheming Woman img
Chapter 31 Handsome Husband img
Chapter 32 Audacious Wife img
Chapter 33 Maverick Sent A Message img
Chapter 34 Yet Again img
Chapter 35 Scorned Woman img
Chapter 36 Proposed Solutions img
Chapter 37 Help Others Out img
Chapter 38 Moving Out img
Chapter 39 His Friends' Suspicion img
Chapter 40 A Crush img
Chapter 41 Lost img
Chapter 42 I Have Never Seen Mrs. Clark img
Chapter 43 Secret Order img
Chapter 44 Angry Grandpa img
Chapter 45 Feeling Threatened img
Chapter 46 Getting Fired img
Chapter 47 Lina Castro img
Chapter 48 Is Maverick Also Here img
Chapter 49 Matthew's Piece img
Chapter 50 A Lookalike img
Chapter 51 Her Ideal Type img
Chapter 52 Another Work Enemy img
Chapter 53 Toothless Bulldog img
Chapter 54 Will He Listen To You img
Chapter 55 Last Warning img
Chapter 56 Wedding Fantasy img
Chapter 57 A Gridlock img
Chapter 58 Falling Sick img
Chapter 59 Neville's Promise img
Chapter 60 Her Husband Is Taking Care Of Her img
Chapter 61 Too Caring img
Chapter 62 Emotional Damage img
Chapter 63 Drag Her To Court img
Chapter 64 Is She Bipolar img
Chapter 65 Marriage Advice img
Chapter 66 An Admirer img
Chapter 67 Disgrace Matthew img
Chapter 68 Strong Arousal img
Chapter 69 Go All Out! img
Chapter 70 You Are Just My Employee img
Chapter 71 Cooperate With Me img
Chapter 72 Thanks To Stella img
Chapter 73 Leaked List img
Chapter 74 Nerve-racking Problem img
Chapter 75 Successful Trick img
Chapter 76 The Culprit img
Chapter 77 Secret Help img
Chapter 78 Couple's Restaurant img
Chapter 79 Your Boyfriend Has Paid The Bill img
Chapter 80 The Obscene Video Of Matthew img
Chapter 81 The Same Video img
Chapter 82 I've Decided To Get Married img
Chapter 83 Deliberate Cover-up img
Chapter 84 Cold Feet img
Chapter 85 Sucker For Love img
Chapter 86 A Show-off img
Chapter 87 It Will Kill Her In The End img
Chapter 88 His Disbelief img
Chapter 89 Unexpected Gift img
Chapter 90 Out Drinking img
Chapter 91 Divorce Right Away img
Chapter 92 You Just Adopted Her img
Chapter 93 The Marriage Certificate img
Chapter 94 The Bride Is Not Stella img
Chapter 95 Why Didn't Your Husband Come img
Chapter 96 Stella Is His Wife img
Chapter 97 Just Shout Louder img
Chapter 98 Maverick Saved Her img
Chapter 99 Come Back To Seamarsh With Me img
Chapter 100 Is It Irreversible img
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When Love Comes Late

Fifine Schwan
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Chapter 1 Unknown Husband

At Seamarsh Airport, Stella Anderson stood waiting at the waiting area with a large suitcase at her feet.

She glanced at her watch again. It had been thirty minutes since she got off the plane. And yet, her husband whom she had gotten married to a year ago was nowhere in sight.

She fanned herself with her fingers while frowning. She already had a bad impression of someone she had never met.

This was supposed to be their first meeting. How could he be so late?

As she watched people come and go, she couldn't help but recall her hasty marriage.

It had happened a year ago after her grandfather came down with a serious illness.

Stella, who was abroad at the time, rushed home to see him. It was then he made it known that he hoped to see her get married soon.

Stella wanted to say no. But when she remembered how her grandfather adopted her from an orphanage and raised her into the adult she had become, she didn't have the heart to disappoint him.

And so, she got married to the man her grandfather picked for her; a man she had never met.

The groom wasn't present on their wedding day. Someone else stepped in to handle the registration of the marriage.

She didn't know her husband at all. All she knew was his name and that he was a businessman.

To this day, Stella wasn't sure if her compromise was the right choice. Her so-called husband wasn't particularly giving her something to like about him.

She glanced at her watch for like the hundredth time. An additional ten minutes had passed.

Stella sighed exasperatedly. Just as she took out her phone to call her grandfather, a screeching sound pierced the air and almost burst her eardrums.

A silver Aston Martin came to a screeching halt in front of her. The driver's seat window rolled down.

Stella took a step back. Once she saw a familiar face, she blurted out, "Why are you here?"

Behind the wheel was the last person she expected to see now—her cousin, Oliver Palmer.

"Ouch! That hurts!" Oliver clutched his chest as though he was really hurt. After getting out of the car, he pouted. "Your return is so important. We haven't seen each other for a long time. As your cousin, I couldn't resist the urge to come pick you up. But you are so mean to me. It's not fair!"

Stella wasn't surprised or deceived by his poor acting.

She rolled her eyes and sucked her teeth, refusing to speak.

"Hop in, Stella. You must be tired and hungry. I'll treat you to lunch." After grabbing her suitcase with one hand, Oliver placed his other hand on her shoulder and shoved her to the car.

"Wait! I can't go with you." Stella stopped him.

"Why?" Oliver stopped. He scoffed when something occurred to him a moment later. "Is it because of your husband? You still want to wait for him?"

Stella didn't utter a word, but her look said it all.

Oliver snorted. "Don't wait for him anymore. Need I remind you that he has never contacted you since you guys got married? Doesn't that tell you enough?"

Stella was lost for words.

"If he wanted to come pick you up, he would have shown up before I did. How can you trust a man that has ignored your existence for one year?" Oliver added in a more sarcastic tone.

After it sank in, Stella retorted defensively, "But Grandpa said Maverick will come to pick me up."

She thought Maverick would keep his word since he promised her grandfather.

Oliver held the bridge of his nose and sighed helplessly. "Even if you still want to wait for him, you don't have to stand in the sun. Get into the car. It's hot outside."

While the two of them were arguing, a tall figure appeared in the crowd and was heading for them.

Matthew Clark was talking on the phone. "I'm already at the airport. Take your medicine now."

A soft female voice came from the other end of the line. "Remember, Ella is wearing a red dress today. She has long curly hair. Also, her suitcase is black..."

"I have already seen her, Grandma. Now, can you stop worrying?" Matthew's eyes were fixed on the duo meters away. He frowned.

There was a woman who fitted the description his grandmother gave, down to the color of her suitcase.

But she just got into a man's car while he held the door for her.

Matthew's tone suddenly turned cold. "Got to go, Grandma. I'll talk to you later."

Matthew's face darkened. At the same time, an icy glint leaped into his deep-set eyes.

He put away his phone, turned around, and left.

Back in his car, Matthew's grip on the steering wheel grew tighter as he watched the two people in the sports car.

The man handed the woman a bottle of water. As she drank from it, he smoothened her hair dotingly. Although Matthew couldn't see her face, that didn't matter to him anymore.

He was boiling on the inside.

Suddenly, he laughed at himself.

Why did he even find this surprising? He should have known this a long time ago.

His so-called wife had been away from the city for a whole year after their marriage. They had never met or gotten to know each other over the phone. It was understandable for her to get herself a boyfriend.

Matthew set his lips into a grim line. He took out his phone and typed a message.

As soon as he hit send, he started his car and zoomed off at a high speed.

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Later that afternoon, Stella got dressed in a simple and elegant light-colored business suit and went to Prosperity Group.

Prosperity Group was one of the leading companies in Seamarsh. The employees were, in one way or the other, elites in the city.

Stella walked into the magnificent building that housed the headquarters of the group. With her excellent resume, she had gotten a job as the senior private PR professional to the CEO, Matthew.

The director of the public relations department, Luna James, led Stella to meet Matthew.

Unbeknown to Stella, the man she was going to be working for was actually her husband, Maverick.

Matthew had zero trust in people. He used his real name when his marriage was being signed. Only those closest to him knew his real name—Maverick Clark.

            
            

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