The Substitute Wife: My Poor Husband is a Billionaire Chapter 179

Read The Substitute Wife: My Poor Husband is a Billionaire Chapter 179

After taking a shower, Janet came out of the bathroom with a towel wrapped around her wet hair.

She pulled the towel off her head and started drying her wet hair. Her cheeks were slightly ruddy from the steamy bathroom, which made her look like a plump pink peach. Her eyelashes were wet and slightly plastered together, giving her eyes a doe-like effect.

As he looked at her, Ethan couldn’t help but be reminded of a wild cat he had once seen on the roadside on a rainy day. That little wild cat had the exact same wide, doe-like eyes.

Just then, he noticed that Janet was observing him as well. Ethan frowned slightly. Under her piercing gaze, he felt as though she was trying to see right through his soul.

‘I wonder what’s on her mind?’ he thought to himself.

Ethan leaned back into the sofa and looked back at her calmly. Finally, he said in a low voice, “Don’t beat around the bush and go straight to the point.”

He was always this casual and blunt, but his sudden seriousness still made Janet’s hair stand on end.

“It’s nothing. Just focus on your game.” Janet guiltily averted her gaze and retreated to her bedroom, all the while still drying her hair. But before she went inside, she turned around to glance back at Ethan. It seemed that she couldn’t take her eyes off of his hip.

‘Oh, my God. His buttocks are so round!’ Janet thought inwardly.

Just as she was about to enter the room, Ethan’s deep voice interrupted her. “I forgot to ask-did you want to go somewhere for our honeymoon?”

Life tended to become dry and monotonous at times. Ethan reasoned that they needed to spice things up from time to time. Moreover, he wanted to make things up to Janet and give her all the best things in the world.

Janet hesitated slightly. She thought that it was a good idea, but she had just gotten back on track at work, so she couldn’t take a leave anytime soon. “No, thanks. I’m so busy with work these days, so I don’t think I have the time to go on a trip.”

As she spoke, Ethan was gazing at the dark night from the window. Then, he closed his eyes and pressed his fingers against his temple.

It was the first time that he couldn’t figure out what was on Janet’s mind. He had already taken care of everything. Had he done anything wrong?

At ten o’clock that evening, the subordinate Ethan tasked with investigating the fraud group texted. It turned out that they had found the mastermind behind it all. To Ethan’s surprise, it was an “acquaintance”.

“We’ve garnered nearly all the information from the fraud group themselves. It turned out that Fiona sought out their boss around a month ago. She gave him a large sum of money and asked him to look for Hannah. He’s a swindler, so it wasn’t a big deal for him to deceive one more person. Moreover, he could’ve gotten more money from the deal, so he agreed to Fiona’s request. Fiona also suggested that he harass Hannah for the money, but when they saw how old and weak she was, they showed her mercy.”

After reading the message, Ethan tossed his phone aside and tinkered with an empty can of beer in silence. He walked over to the balcony and rested his arms on the railing. Wearing loose pajamas, he looked slimmer and less muscular than he actually was.

So, it turned out that the Lind family had struck Hannah because they couldn’t seem to touch Janet. By targeting Hannah, they could destroy Janet.

They were playing with fire. Ethan sneered coldly into the night. He was not a forgiving man. Plus, Janet had severed all ties with the Lind family. There was no need to be polite to strangers.

The next second, he grabbed his phone and made a call.

“The Lind family has been living way too comfortably lately.” Ethan fiddled with the pull tab on the can. His cold voice seemed to pierce the darkness of the night.