Book cover of “The Billionaire's Protector“ by Ricardo

The Billionaire's Protector

  • Genre: Romance
  • Age: 18+
  • Status: Completed
  • Language: English
  • Author: Ricardo
Nathan Andrews, a billionaire with a dark and dangerous past, had built his immense fortune as a ruthless contract killer. After years in the business, he had finally retired, hoping to leave the shadows of his old life behind him. Determined to protect himself and the ones he loved, Nathan hired an elite team of bodyguards led by the fierce and ... 

Chapter 1. The Threat

Nathan Andrews stared out of the floor-to-ceiling windows of his penthouse apartment, the neon lights of New York City blurring into a rainbow of colors that danced across the skyline. He sipped on a glass of whiskey, the ice clinking softly against the crystal. He had everything he could want - wealth, power, success, and all the trappings that came with them. But he couldn't shake the feeling that something was about to go wrong.He had spent years trying to leave his violent past behind. As a former contract killer, he knew that his life was a risk. But he had thought that he had put enough distance between himself and his old life to be safe. The memory of his final hit, the sound of the gunshots still ringing in his ears, came unbidden to his mind. He had put down the gun and walked away from it all, hoping to never look back. That was until he received the call."Hello?" Nathan answered his phone, his voice cautious."Mr. Andrews, it's Jacob Greene," the voice on the other end of the line said.Nathan's heart sank. Jacob was his former boss, a ruthless criminal who had never forgiven Nathan for leaving the business. He knew that Jacob wouldn't call him for anything good.Nathan felt a cold sweat break out on his forehead. Emily, his younger sister, was his only family. He couldn't let anything happen to her."I'll pay you whatever you want," Nathan said, desperation creeping into his voice."It's not about money, Nathan," Jacob sneered. "It's about revenge."The line went dead, leaving Nathan staring at his phone in shock. He knew that he had to act fast. He couldn't trust the police - they would never believe that a billionaire like him was in danger. He needed someone he could trust.He remembered hearing about a group of bodyguards who had taken down a notorious criminal in a daring raid. They were led by a woman named Miranda Woods, a skilled fighter and strategist who had a reputation for being the best in the business.Nathan made the call."Hello, I need your help," Nathan said when Miranda picked up."What kind of help?" Miranda asked, her voice guarded."I need protection," Nathan said. "For myself and my sister."There was a pause on the other end of the line. Nathan held his breath, waiting for her response."Why should I help you?" Miranda finally said. "What makes you think I can trust you?"Nathan knew that he needed to tread carefully. He couldn't afford to give away too much information, but he had to convince Miranda that he was in real danger."I can't say much over the phone," Nathan said. "But I promise you, my sister and I are in serious danger. I'm willing to pay whatever it takes to keep us safe."There was another pause, longer this time."Fine," Miranda finally said. "But you're going to have to follow my rules. And trust me when I say that you won't like them."Nathan knew that he didn't have a choice. He would do whatever it took to protect his sister and himself. He agreed to Miranda's terms and hung up the phone.Nathan couldn't believe how quickly his life had been turned upside down. He had never felt so vulnerable, so exposed. The thought of leaving his comfortable penthouse for an unknown location filled him with dread. But he knew that he had made the right choice. He trusted Miranda and her team to keep him and his sister safe.Nathan quickly signaled to Miranda, who had been keeping a close eye on their surroundings. She immediately sprang into action, her body language alert and focused. Within seconds, she had assessed the situation and signaled to her team to move in.Nathan watched in amazement as Miranda and her team surrounded him and Emily, forming a human shield to protect them from any potential threat. The man in the black suit quickly backed away, disappearing into the crowd."Are you okay?" Miranda asked Nathan, her voice calm but firm.Nathan nodded, still in shock at the efficiency of Miranda and her team. "Yeah, I'm fine. Thank you."Miranda simply nodded in response, her eyes scanning the crowd for any other potential threats. She led them to the waiting car, motioning for her team to follow.He knew that Jacob wouldn't give up so easily. He would do whatever it took to track Nathan down and make him pay. And Nathan had a sinking feeling that Miranda and her team might not be enough to protect him and his sister.As he tried to push these thoughts out of his mind, Nathan found himself studying Miranda. She was unlike anyone he had ever met before - tough, capable, and fiercely independent. He couldn't help but be drawn to her, even as he knew that getting involved with her could put her in danger.He watched as she paced around the room, checking and rechecking their security measures. There was a sense of intensity in the way she moved, a sense of purpose that Nathan found captivating."Can I ask you something?" Nathan said, breaking the silence.Miranda turned to look at him, her eyes narrowing slightly. "What is it?""Why do you do this?" Nathan asked. "Why do you risk your life to protect people like me?"Nathan nodded, impressed by Miranda's conviction. "You're good at what you do," he said.Miranda smiled slightly, a hint of amusement in her eyes. "I wouldn't be doing this if I wasn't," she replied.Nathan couldn't help but grin. He found himself drawn to Miranda's confidence and sense of humor, even in the midst of such a dangerous situation.Nathan felt a cold shiver run down his spine at the mention of Jacob's name. He had hoped that he would never have to face his former boss again. But now, it seemed that Jacob was determined to destroy everything Nathan had worked for."I know," Nathan said quietly. "I'll do whatever it takes to protect my sister and myself."Miranda nodded in approval. "Good. Because if we're going to get through this, we need to work together. Trust me and my team. We're here to keep you safe, no matter what."Nathan nodded, grateful for Miranda's reassurance. He knew that he was in good hands with her and her team. But he couldn't shake the feeling that there was something more between them, something that went beyond their professional relationship.As the night wore on, Nathan found himself unable to sleep. He sat in the living room, staring out the window at the darkened street. He knew that he was being paranoid, but he couldn't shake the feeling that Jacob's men were out there, watching and waiting for their chance to strike.Suddenly, he felt a presence behind him. He turned around to see Miranda standing there, her expression softening as she looked at him."Can't sleep?" she asked.Nathan shook his head. "No. Too many thoughts racing through my head."Miranda nodded in understanding. "I know the feeling. It's hard to turn off your brain in situations like this."Nathan looked at Miranda, his heart racing. He realized in that moment that he was drawn to her in a way that he couldn't explain. He wanted to reach out and touch her, to feel her warmth and strength."Miranda, I-" he began, but he was cut off by a sudden crash from outside.Both of them sprang into action, their training taking over. Miranda signaled to her team, and they quickly took up defensive positions around the house.Nathan watched in awe as Miranda moved with incredible speed and precision, her body fluid and graceful as she scanned the area for any signs of danger.Suddenly, he felt a hand on his shoulder. He turned to see Emily standing there, her eyes wide with fear."Nathan, what's happening?" she asked.Nathan tried to reassure her, but his own heart was racing with fear. He knew that this was it - Jacob's men had found them.As the sound of gunfire filled the air, Nathan realized that he was about to face his greatest challenge yet. With Miranda and her team at his side, he was determined to protect his sister and finally put an end to his dangerous past.Miranda's team was quickly gaining control of the situation, taking out Jacob's men one by one. But Nathan knew that they couldn't let their guard down for a moment. Jacob was a master manipulator, and he was known for his ability to turn the tables on his enemies in an instant.Nathan felt a sense of determination rise within him as he thought about the danger that his sister was in. He couldn't let Jacob get his hands on her, no matter what.With a surge of adrenaline, Nathan moved forward, his gun at the ready. He could see Jacob's men retreating, but he knew that they wouldn't give up so easily. He felt a sense of pride as he watched Miranda and her team move with incredible speed and precision, taking out the remaining attackers with ease.As the last of Jacob's men fell to the ground, Nathan felt a sense of relief wash over him. He looked around the room, taking in the chaos that had unfolded around him. But his heart sank as he realized that Miranda had been shot."Miranda!" he cried out, rushing to her side.She was lying on the ground, her body limp and still. Nathan could see the blood seeping through her shirt, and he knew that it was bad."Is she okay?" Emily asked, her voice trembling with fear.Nathan shook his head, feeling a sense of despair wash over him. He knew that Miranda was the one person he couldn't lose."Stay with her," he said to Emily, his voice urgent. "I'm going to call for help."With a sense of urgency, Nathan dialed 911, his hands shaking as he spoke to the operator. He could hear the sound of sirens in the distance, and he knew that help was on the way.As he waited for the paramedics to arrive, Nathan sat by Miranda's side, his heart heavy with worry. He couldn't bear the thought of losing her, not after everything they had been through together.Suddenly, Miranda's eyes fluttered open. Nathan felt a sense of relief wash over him as he saw the spark of life in her eyes."Miranda, you're going to be okay," he said, his voice filled with emotion.Miranda smiled weakly, her hand reaching out to touch his. "I know," she said softly. "You're here."Nathan felt a sense of warmth spread through him as he looked into Miranda's eyes. He knew in that moment that he was in love with her, and that he would do anything to protect her. And he knew that he was going to do it with Miranda by his side. No matter what challenges lay ahead, they were going to face them together.As the paramedics arrived and carefully tended to Miranda, Nathan and Emily stood by, their eyes never leaving her. Nathan knew that they had been through a harrowing experience, but it had brought them closer together, strengthening their bond and forging new connections.As they left the scene, Nathan took one last look at the destruction that had been left behind. He knew that their lives would never be the same, and that this was just the beginning of their journey. With Emily and Miranda by his side, he was ready to face whatever challenges the future had in store for them. Together, they would navigate the dangers of their past and build a new life, one where they could all find the happiness and security they deserved. As Nathan looked back at the shattered remnants of their past lives, he couldn't help but feel a lingering sense of unease. The violent encounter had revealed just how determined their enemies were, and Nathan knew that they had only managed to delay the inevitable. The shadow of Jacob Greene still loomed large over their lives, and it was clear that this was only the beginning of a dangerous game of cat and mouse. The true test of their courage, loyalty, and love was yet to come. Unbeknownst to them, darker forces were gathering on the horizon, waiting for the perfect moment to strike and change their lives forever.

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