A contract that should have been as simple as the paper it's written, turned upside down when Tanaga met Ashley and wanted her not only as a mother of his Heir but also his woman in bed. == CEO Tanaga Jones, Billionaire, single and not interested in having a woman in his life. [Until he met Ashley Gusman] Tanaga needed an heir for his empire, but he doesn't want a wife. He decided to contract a woman to bear him a child. [Comes Ashley Gusman] === Ashley Gusman a young Filipina whose one goal in life was to give her family a better life. She would do anything to achieve her goal even if she must become a surrogate mother for a Billionaire Heir. Chat with the author: Discord channel https://discord.gg/CwtEzBG
"Are you looking for your Mr. Right?" "Why would I wait for him? Mr. Right is lost on his way." He quirked his brow at her answer with a faint smile at the corner of his lips. "Then what are you doing?" He questioned in amusement. She placed both her hands on his chest and pushed his masculine body against the wall taking him by surprise. Her honey-brown eyes blinked at him with mischief dancing in them as she planted a firm kiss at his jaw and said, "I'm planning on taking advantage of Mr. Right Now!" His eyes widened dramatically in disbelief. Before his eyes darkened with desire and passion. He placed his hands on her small waist and she could feel the heat of his big hands through the flimsy fabric of her shirt. His head leaned ahead as he whispered close to her ear, "Feel free to take whatever you want." She felt his hot tongue licking her earlobe making her heart to beat erratically. ~~~~~ Chen Xiu; known as Ms. Goody-two-shoes. A Superstar who was said to have it all which made her the center of hatred and envy as well. Little did anyone knew that the same Superstar had to nurse her own wounds in the silence and darkness of night where no one was looking. But for how long could she hold on for? Eventually, she decided to end her own misery and ended her life in the darkness of night, her only companion. Having woken up in a new body and at a new place wasn't something she could ever believe in. At least, not until she became Bai Xiu out of the blue. The day she thought to be her last became her first as a second chance awaited her. But whether this new chance was a blessing or disaster, it was hard to tell since she was trapped in a new body with a new life with the shackles of only her old memories. New life or a new curse? What really awaited her? The same disappointing silence of the night or was there someone calling out her name desperately at the end of the tunnel? Were sparks meant to fly in her heart or the fire in her heart was meant to burn her whole? Was this leap of faith gonna make her fall on her face or was she meant to fly the horizon? The new life brought a lot of questions. But the answer was simple... You would never know until you give it a shot! ~~~ This is an original novel by Xiao MeeHee. All rights are reserved to the author. Thank You! ~~~ Other Novels by the author: "Mr. CEO Loves The Devilish Beauty" "The Inconceivable Flame: A Fallen Angel's Disguise" ~~~ Join the Discord Channel: https://discord.gg/pxpTjqr
This novel is available in English, titled "The Alchemists". It's completed with 4.9 stars and 940 chapters. Click my profile to read it ^^. >>>>> Bagaimana rasanya menjadi manusia abadi di zaman modern? Sebagai seorang pria kaya, tampan, sempurna, dan awet muda, Caspar adalah idola setiap wanita. Meskipun banyak perempuan ingin menjadi kekasihnya, dia tidak pernah jatuh cinta. Tak seorang pun menarik hatinya sampai ketika ia bertemu perempuan aneh yang di kepalanya hanya memikirkan cara mencari UANG - UANG DAN UANG. Sebagai gadis yatim piatu yang miskin, Finland telah belajar bahwa dia tidak boleh bergantung pada siapa pun! Dia pelit, cinta uang, dan pasti sedikit gila. Kenapa dia tidak menerima cinta Caspar? Apa sih yang tidak bisa pria ini berikan untuk Finland? Membelikan pulau untuknya? Sudah. Memberikan dia semua bunga yang ada di seluruh negeri sampai pasangan lain tidak kebagian setangkai mawar pun untuk merayakan Valentine? Sudah juga. Bahkan, membuatkan kolam uang Gober Bebek agar dia bisa berenang di kolam uang seperti Paman Gober karena Finland sangat suka uang? Itu apalagi! #modernfantasy #immortalmortals >>>> Bagaimana para immortal hidup di dunia modern di antara orang-orang biasa? Baca kisah mereka dalam seri buku ini dengan 3 volume: 1. The Alchemist 2. Aleksis & Pangeran Siegfried 3. Secret Identity Copyright: @2019 Missrealitybites *** Follow FB Page "Missrealitybites" untuk ngobrol dengan saya tentang novel-novel saya: 1. The Alchemists 2. Kisah Cinta Ludwina & Andrea 3. Katerina 4. Glass Heart : Kojiro - Nana 5. 1912-1932 6. Altair & Vega 7. Kisah dari Kerajaan Air 8. Finding Stardust / Putri Dari Akkadia: Cinta Setinggi Langit Dan Bintang Lihat visual novel ini di Instagram @casparthealchemist Instagram @missrealitybites
"These are my conditions. You have to agree upon them before we can get married." "Accepted. Each one of them is accepted. Any more conditions, soon to be wife?" "Yes, I want your help to destroy my jerk of an ex-boyfriend." A sly smile appeared on the lips of the men sitting opposite her. "With pleasure." How could he let his competitor stay unharmed? He would be having his own fun in destroying the man who had made him taste vinegar a lots of times. "Something as?" Before she could even shake her head, he stood up from his seat and held her hand. "Let's go." "Where are we going?" "Civil affairs bureau. Any time later and it will be closed." Xin Mei looked at the man with wide eyes, and before she could comprehend, she was sitting in civil affairs bureau with a marriage license in her hand. **** Xin Mei woke up from coma after 3 weeks of long sleep. She faced a brutal reality like every other female lead; her boyfriend was cheating on her with her best friend. Feeling vengeful, she decided to have her revenge. It's payback time. "She snatched my boyfriend; I will snatch her career from her." "He rejected me. No problem. I will find a more handsome man than him." "His father made my father beg; now I will make him beg." And who will help her? Su Yuchen! Su Yuchen believed that a person can fall in love only once and he had already fallen in it. His belief was broken badly when he met Xin Mei. After tasting a lot of vinegar, he could not wait for another second to make her his wife. He could not lose his second inning in love. ****** Story Discord Link: https://discord.gg/4bKHKmS Note: This is an original story by me. The cover is edited by me but I don't own the picture. Credit to the owner. Update schedule: 2 chapters daily 14 Chapters in a week Current editor and proofreader: Harry_7, StormAthena5, TannyChan
A contract that should have been as simple as the paper it's written, turned upside down when Tanaga met Ashley and wanted her not only as a mother of his Heir but also his woman in bed. == CEO Tanaga Jones, Billionaire, single and not interested in having a woman in his life. [Until he met Ashley Gusman] Tanaga needed an heir for his empire, but he doesn't want a wife. He decided to contract a woman to bear him a child. [Comes Ashley Gusman] === Ashley Gusman a young Filipina whose one goal in life was to give her family a better life. She would do anything to achieve her goal even if she must become a surrogate mother for a Billionaire Heir. === What's written in the contract was straightforward. 1] Procedure to conceive the child: To be determined, 2] If successful and the child is a boy, the mother would receive a generous Ten-million dollars and free to leave, without the child. Contract terminated. Come and Journey with me and read how Billionaire Tanaga would do everything in his power to keep Ashley Gusman from leaving after the contract was fulfilled. ==== Other books by the Author: 1] I Accidentally Married a CEO [Completed] 2] The President's Daughter: Royal Whirlwind Romance 3] The Billionaire's Sons Meets The Tycoon Heiress Please! Check it out and support by voting and gifts. Thank you! If you want to chat with me. Join me in discord: https://discord.gg/CwtEzBG ************ Disclaimer: This novel’s story and characters are fictitious. Certain long-standing institutions, agencies, and public offices are mentioned, but the characters involved are wholly imaginary.
* Editing and Uploading :- Ongoing * 18 years old very beautiful, brilliant & lovely teenager girl Avery. She is in her graduation's first year. Everything was going fine but suddenly one day something happens that changed her whole world. She suddenly becomes the wife of a young CEO. A Heartless, Ruthless business Tycoon young man. Let's see how she is able to play three characters simultaneously in her life. ***** Declaration. This story is completely fictional and if there is any connection to any place or person then it's just a coincidence. That's why do not take it to your heart because it's written for entertainment purpose. characters name, location name is truly base on an author's imagination so please don't take seriously. ***** Warning. The female lead in this story is weak. This story is full of suspense. This story has twists and turns so it requires patience. The important thing is that this story is under Editing so you can't expect 100 percent correct grammar. You are being told before you read and criticize. If anyone wants strictly 100 percent correct grammar, they should not read this novel and criticize the author. ***** Discord link:- https://discord.gg/E7ytgtA Editor:- DemonAngel
Romance, Drama. This story is about 2 Billionaire Brothers and 2 Billionaire sisters. Samantha Julie and Alexi Julie are both sisters and Self-made Billionaires. They worked so hard to reach where they are now. They both lost faith in love because of their tragic past. The girls only have one dream that is to keep their parents happy no matter what! Johnson Davis and Martin Davis and both Step-brothers and billionaires from birth. But, they love each other as their own brothers. They have everything they want and handed to them on a silver plate. Either it may be Money, fame, power, or girls you name it they have it but they lack one thing in there life which is a happy family. The boys only have one dream, to make their own happy family's. What will happen when the Billionaire Brother crosses the Billionaire sister's path?? Of course, the boys will fall in love but what about the girls? The girls are away from love because of there past and thinking that love is not their cup of tea. Will the boys be able to make the girls there and make them love them? Or will things change the boy's mindsets and their love towards the girls? Can boys able to get the love of their lives and can make a happy family? What are the struggles, hardships they went through in their Love story? And what are the deep secrets which make the girls think that love is not for them? To find out read BILLIONAIRE'S LOVE. A Romantic Drama with some tragic incidents which will entertain you guys... MATURE CONTENT! THIS WORK IS PURELY FICTIONAL! Join me on my Discord server. https://discord.gg/WgYSNK or Instagram: payalsingh_2608
Aria and Ivy are twin sisters whose father has gone missing for three years. They have left no stone unturned to find him, but all in vain. In an unusual encounter, a business tycoon, Noah Allen Carter, falls in love with Aria. Meanwhile, Ivy approaches Joshua Martin, who is a friend of Noah, to help find her father and in the process falls for his charms. What happens when the sisters find that the people they love are the ones behind their misery? ............................................................................................ "Ivy, sweetheart. Please come back. I love you." Joshua cried holding her hand. However, there was no response from her. "Ivy, please say something. Don't be like this." Joshua kissed her hand, but Ivy had long made up her mind. Only a miracle could make her come back to him. ............................................................................................ "I hate you, Noah," she shouted. "I love you, Aria," he replied, pulling her towards him. "No, you don't." "Yes, I do. Falling in love with you is the best thing that ever happened to me. I will always love you; today and forever." ............................................................................................ Readers can join my discord server to know more about the book. Discord: https://discord.gg/HU4xe96 Disclaimer: The cover picture does not belong to me.
Book 1 : [ can be read as a stand alone book] The most frightening thing a girl can imagine is being abandoned. But what's worse? Being sold at an auction, naked and afraid and then being bought as a toy. Rosalie never thought she would actually end up getting sold at an auction. Her life wasn't all flowers but still she didn't want to end up a salve. When the worst was happening she gets sold to a billionaire.
[THIS BOOK IS NOT SLOW BURN] Alexander is the country's most powerful businessman. Sabrina is the rising star of her generation. When Alexander met Sabrina, it was love at first sight. He was immediately captivated by her humble personality and her smiles. Wanting her for himself, he did things to make her fall for him. Both Sabrina and Alexander had a painful past. Sabrina was left by her long time boyfriend, Jacob and Alexander had his mom killed right in front of him when he was 7. Their pasts will come haunt them in the future along with other problems that will arise on the way. Will their love for each other be enough to overcome the obstacles that awaits them? Or giving up will be the best option? *************** [EXCERPT] "Stay there! D-Don't come near me!" she said, but it was too late. Alexander had already trapped her between his arms. His hands on both sides of her head. "Look at you denying, so cute," he teased her and Sabrina's face turned redder. "What do you want Alexander!?" she complained, facing side ways, he was being too close! "Simple," he held Sabrina's chin and turned her face towards him, "Tell me you like me," he said while looking straight into her eyes. "Who likes you? Let me go!" she said while trying to push him, but he was too strong for her. "Just tell me if you want to hold my chest," he leaned closer to her ear, "I'm more than willing to let you touch me," he whispered. "You! You're corrupted!" Sabrina accused him then threw punches at his chest. Alexander grabbed both her wrists and pinned it on both sides of her head. "I'm only like this with you, don't worry," he smiled at her, "Now where were we? Oh right! You're confession," he said. "But I have nothing to confess!" Sabrina still tried to escape from this situation. "One more denial Sabrina and you know what's next, I'll count one to ten," he threatened her. He was really eager to hear it. "One," "Two," "Hey! I already said I don't have anything to confess!" "Three," "Alexander let me go!" "Four," "Are you freaking serious!?" Sabrina raised her tone. "Damn serious Sabrina, Six," Alexander continued to count. "Hey there's still number five!" "Eight," "Alexander!" "Nine," "Fine! Fine! I like you!" she blurted out, turning her head down due to embarrassment. Then suddenly she felt a hand cover the back of her neck and pull her. She felt Alexander's lips on hers. Alexander couldn't control himself anymore. The past 2 days he was away, Sabrina was the only person on his mind. He missed her so much. Yes, call him crazy, but it was how he felt. ------------------------------------------------- Instagram: @wn_bbrightvcs Discord: bbrightvcs #3450 PS. I don't own the book cover. Credits to the rightful owner.
A SEQUEL of CONTRACTUALLY MARRIED *Arrianna Angela/Rian and Alexander Jonathan/Alex *Sophia Ysabelle/Sophia/Belle and Daniel/Dani ~~~~~~~°~~~~~~~°~~~~~~~°~~~~~~~ Sophia Ysabelle, 26 years old, accepted the life-changing deal of marrying the famous billionaire, Daniel Kelley, not for his money but for his name. They have different reasons for marrying each other. Daniel needs a woman to pretend as his wife to get the biggest investment for their company, that will lead them to the top-grossing company in the whole state of California. While Sophia needs someone 'powerful' on her back while still seeking justice for what happened to her in the past. But there is a big problem between the two of them, they couldn't stand alone in one place facing each other. Daniel is a cold and arrogant billionaire with a smile as precious as diamond, and who already put her under his judgement from the very first time they met. And Sophia is a stubborn yet resilient woman who never backs down from anyone's judgement, not even from her future husband's rudeness. But in the end, will she tell him her real reason for marrying him? When he finds out the truth, will he continue to judge her? Will he be able to protect her from her dark past or he will just remain cold and arrogant husband towards her? "Never judge someone without knowing the whole story. You may think you understand, but you don't" *Rian* ~~~~~~~°~~~~~~~°~~~~~~~°~~~~~~~
Can a marriage survive when 'love' is one-sided? Is the love of one person enough for two? Can you forgive the enemy when the person who destroyed your life is the person you love the most? Note: This book deals with Revenge and Redemption. No major misunderstandings, only mysteries and secret identities. * She was taken away from her doting parents and led a desperately lonely life in a quiet village, not knowing who she was. There, she met the prince who came to give her family.... or so she thought. She was the sun that shone over his darkness, the flowers that bloomed in his spring, the only woman he would ever love... if only he could. This is the story of the prince who cannot fall in love and the missing heiress. The book covers revenge and how love conquers all. Can bad people turn good? Will kindness really defeat evil? Can you forgive people who had hurt you so badly that you want to destroy the world just to make them pay? Chapters with mature contents (graphic sexual scenes between loving couples) will be marked R-18. *** This novel shares the same universe as my two novels: "The Alchemists" and "Finding Stardust". This is the sequel to "The Alchemists". however, you don't have to read it to start with this book. Update schedule is 1-2 chapters per day.
He has all the traits that you wished for your dream man to have. Power, money, perfection, handsomeness and a body like a Greek God. But he's in love. He's in love with her. For him, she is the completion of his dream, a perfect wife and a mother to be with his children. He would give her everything including his own life. He would sacrifice his world for her. But she left him. She betrayed him. She broke his heart into pieces. And he turned into a cold, heartless, rude and an arrogant billionaire, who would do everything to show her that she's no longer important into his life. Even though the truth is the opposite of what he is doing. His heart still aches for her. And that's when he met me. I applied as his Personal Assistant to fulfil my bucket list of dreams. To explore my life and experience everything. He offered me a deal. He asked me to marry him just to show his ex that he already moved on. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * "She's pregnant." He blurted out and I almost stumbled on where I am standing. I just gripped the backrest of the couch to support my weight. The pain creeping in my heart is unbearable but I managed to stay calm. "Wow! Congratulations!" I said faking my excitement as I remembered him saying... -cheating would not be the reason to break our marriage- of course I couldn't accuse him of this as 'cheating' because she was the real reason why we are pretending as a couple. He still loves her. He's still in love with her. And that's when I made the biggest decision in my life. Taking all my strength and a piece of my heart that still hanging on a thin rope... I left him. Taking also my biggest secret in me... that I've already fallen in love with him. Then I learned a lesson; 'Loving someone who doesn't love you back isn't as hard as loving someone who still in love with his ex and who just only uses you to get her back again into his life..'
"Why did you do that? Why the hell did you do that? Didn't I tell you to stop bothering me? I don't like you and how many times do I have to shout it in front of you just to make you understand that I don't like you? I don't love you and that's the last thing I will ever do!" They say words cut deeper and harder than knives. A knife can be pulled out but words are embedded into our soul. It leaves unseen and long-lasting scars. But guess what? She knew it, yet she wanted to take a sip of her sorrows and drink from her trapped bleeding heart. ~~~~~~~~°~~~~~~~~°~~~~~~~~°~~~~~~~~ It all started 8 years ago when she met him and fell in love with him. The problem was that he already has a girlfriend and he doesn't like her. But a stubborn and spoiled brat Samantha Soriano couldn't accept it. So she made a decision and planned everything to make Luke Marcuz Williams her man. But fate didn't seem to cooperate with her stupid plan as it failed her, in which she ended up trapped with him in an arranged marriage. A marriage wherein everyone's eyes were perfect, full of love and respect, but in reality, it seemed like hell. He made her life a living hell. They didn't know that behind those smiles painted on her lips, tears flowed silently... and behind those laughs she was sharing, pain and sorrow were hidden carefully. Until she learned to let go and learned the truth that he will never start loving her, no matter what she does. But... What if everything suddenly changed after four years? What if he started showing the care and love he should have done 4 years ago, will she be willing to forget everything that happened and leave them behind? And if she realizes she has never really forgotten him, will she be willing to give him a chance this time or will she be ready to be with the man who once caused her pain?
As they openly say 'life isn't fair', well for me, that's exactly the definition of my own life...not until I reached the age of 18, where I signed the most stupid arrangement and contract in my life. Do you know what consist of that 'so-called' arrangements? Well, let me tell you... it's just me and my name who and which is going to be tied 'contractually' to the end of the name of my jerk of a (so-called) husband. You heard that---Contractually? Yes. We're just going to be 'contractually 'married' for five years.. for five long years. And since it's only for five years, we don't have to act like those typical husband and wife or a lovey-dovey-couple that you can see everywhere holding each other's hands while walking, hugging, kissing.. and ohh.. eating each other's face. Because that's exactly the opposite situation of our 'marriage'. He hates me with all his guts and same with me, although I really don't know why and where his hates coming from. - - - - - - - - - - - - So, here I am... Arriana Angela Kelley- Smith, married to Alexander Jonathan Smith who is known to be one of the successful and richest bachelor 'slash' womanizer in the whole business state of California. Hmmp! little did they know, he was already married 'to me' four years ago.
*Contains MATURE CONTENT read at your own risk* "So you are Kelly Ho, my new accountant!" he asked glancing her degrees in the file she provided. She fumbled biting her lips. "Y-yes S-I-r" "Are you really an accountant?" He got up from his chair with the file in his hand. He sat on his desk in front of her such that she looked away taming his beautiful body. Pushing the specs back on her nose Bridge, she rested her hands in her thighs. "Yes sir, with three years experience!" She replied only to be pulled up suddenly from the seat in his arms. He pulled her close locking his arm around her waist while he ran the thumb of his other hand on the corner of her lips. "Nah! I am sure you are lying because— you are too hot to be a boring accountant!" _________________ Kelly, was a simple chartered accountant with baggy jeans and loose top who loved her job and boyfriend equally. It was just a boring typical lovestory with typical dates, typical late night talks with a perfect yet bastard guy who was cheating her on the back and acting innocent in the front! She was happy until the badass billionaire Emmett Li, her boy friend's threat and arc enemy entered her life as her boss. A Boss who changed the course of her life drastically! ~My billionaire boss is jealous of my boyfriend. (I don't own the picture of the cover. It belongs to the rightful creator!^o^)
Maddie Ji, a Billionaire playboy, finds himself married the heiress of a fallen empire, Jiaye Zhi. That wasn't in his life plan at all and nothing was going to make him change his playboy ways even this preposterous marriage arrangement. Growing up watching his parents' pathetic excuse for a marriage made him lose all faith in binding himself to someone for life. Jiaye Zhi, she was once the life of the party but she had to change her ways drastically when her family's business went bankrupt. Her father always admonished her childish, stupid, rebellious ways and didn't even bat an eyelash getting Jiaye to marry into the Ji family. Jiaye suddenly gets into a nasty accident that changes their lives forever. What happens in this forced marriage? Will it really work? Or will they ruin each other? Will it be one of the pure conveniences not messing with each other's life or will they somehow make it work? Indulge yourself in Married to the Billionaire to find out. List of my Novels Here in Webnovel 1. Billionaire Defiant Wife 2. The Cage of The Past 3. Revenge to the Devil 4. Winter of the Wolves 5. Love & Revenge 6. My Billionaire Husband 7. Love & Revenge: The Return of the Heiress 8. You Are Mine (English) 9. Memories of the Night 10. The Rebirth Of SOPHIA GREEN 11. The Rise of NATHALIA CARTER 12. MIDNIGHT Bride The CEO's TEMPTATION 13. Love & Revenge: The Stubborn Heiress (Taglish) 14. Loving A STRANGER Special Note: If you are looking for a sweet contemporary-romance genre, this novel doesn't have that kind of plot. Most plots of my novel talk about mystery, suspense, and a slice of life. Often FL starts a slow pace of development, from weak to strong.
"Jia, let's do the papers tomorrow. Please, marry me." She was too humiliated. How could he say it when his wedding was already set? After that alcohol intoxication loses its power, he would surely forget it. And tonight would just forever be a memory... The Synopsis Indebted to the man who accepted and loved her unconditionally despite her dark past, Jia vowed to give her life to Jim forever. She had no reason not to, Jim loved her and her son like his own. She thought she was over with Anthon, the man who caused her so much pain. Yet, one day, their path crossed again and her heart beat for him again. Torn between the sense of indebtedness and her own heart's desire, choosing then became so complicated. As both men were fighting for her love, who would she choose? Would she listen to the desire of her heart, or would she keep her gratitude? NOTE: COVER PHOTO FROM PINTEREST Credit goes to the artist.
An Interior Designer Wei Lin has been assigned to a new project to renovate the great Old Mansion of the Feng Corp one of biggest company in Beijing but she got no that someone had awaits her coming at the Old Mansion. Feng Teng the President of Feng Corp, a devastatingly handsome, utterly confident, a strong builder, anyone whom seen him will bend down immediately with fears and pleasure seeking playboy who knows no boundaries. Wei Lin doesn't want to be attracted to this man and yet she can't control the overwhelming desire and fears that he effected in her since the first met. She knows that her heart will never survive from his poisonous attraction. But Wei Lin instinct keep telling her to run away but Feng Teng never willing to let her go. Feng Teng is a conquer man so as a man who always what he wants. He determined to make Wei Lin him no matter how hard she tried to run away from him, still he won't back off since the first day he laid his eyes on her portfolio. *Do not read if you don't like it* I write this book only for hobby and releasing my stress over my jobs since my work always busy like Wei Lin too. Just mine is reality, no fairy tales. So sometime my imaginary tend to be active during my block head during working. So Wei Lin character pop up into my mind. So enjoy. If you like too. Do not forcing you to read , since my English also impromptu. Hehe*
What does Croesus mean? Simple answer: WEALTHY. Meet Lucca Giovanni; a Duke, ruthless businessman but a romantic person with his childhood friend, Laura Conti. Then, we have Nicolas Garcia, one of the shipping tycoon who happens to be ensnared by his long-lost romance, Camila Almada. Also, we have Adam Florenz, an elite officer who was engaged out of nowhere to his parents' best friends' daughter. Fauna Kent. Last but not least, Danial Summer who was searching for his long-lasting love, Flora who disappeared off the grid. Find out what happened when the arrogant, ingenious male Leads meet their stubborn, strong-willed match (wicked smile).