Date Published: October 29, 2017
A Taste of Revenge narrates the enthralling story of a successful businesswoman, twenty-nine-year-old Maria Mercedes Sofia Castrillón, and her journey to avenge what she has lost. She is the Chief Executive Officer of MG Grand Business & Co., a company that she founded ten years ago, together with her friend, Ana Elisa Gaston.
Lucio Nieves is her lover of more than four years. He is the heir of G&N Company, being the Chairman’s son. An acquisition is made between the two companies, entailing that MG Grand is to make an exclusive anti-virus software for G&N. A hundred computers are tested; however, days after the deal, a report came that G&N wants to terminate the contract.
Ana accuses Sofia as being the one in charge of the fiasco, as well as the one who placed the malware into the PCs in order to ruin the reputation of the company, and she brings forth a flash drive as evidence to prove that Sofia indeed is the mastermind. Sofia defends herself, but after several arguments, Ana pushes persistently and says to Sofia that she had never really been her friend, right at that moment the bond they had built for years vanished in an instant. Board Chairman, Michael Perez, suggests that the board of directors make the decision on whether Sofia should remain in her position as MG Grand’s CEO. The majority of the committee then decided to remove Sofia from her position and reduce her to only receiving dividends as a stakeholder of the company. Ana’s conniving act becomes clear to Sofia and realize that this had been her plan all along, and so, Sofia’s journey of revenge starts here.
I saw him with the one who betrayed me. She held his arms tightly with that same look of a snake revealing her true colors before me. He didn’t push her away, and right at that moment, I regretted my decision. She was nothing but a traitor, and now she had most of the things that I didn’t. She had him, the one I loved.
I would always be the first to admit that she came into my life, touched it with her gentle hands, and I knew I had finally found my destiny. I swore never to let her go, that she and I would be together, no matter what it takes.
I had sworn to support her in every endeavor she would take, I wished for her happiness, but at that moment, I took those words back. I wondered, was I really that evil? How could I wish for my best friend misery?
I admit, I was a player – If a woman cried over me, I was never moved by their tears. It wasn’t real anyway. They loved my money, not me. They wept because they wouldn’t have the chance to be my mistress.
About the Author
Mercy Jane Porquez Ballesteros was born in Bacolod City, Philippines on February 10,1997. She graduated from Sagay National High School Open High School Program in her hometown Sagay City. Presently, she is pursuing Business Administration Marketing Management at La Consolacion College Bacolod.
In 2013, Mercy at sixteen started writing her book “Poems of Love & Short Stories” which was a compilation of eleven poems and four short stories that was published last 2016. The first few lines of “A Taste of Revenge” her newly published novel, was written in her sophomore year back in High School. She currently released “Love in Between” another collection of poems and short stories.
In February 2015, she became a stock market trader and foreign exchange trader the following year. Mercy have a business plan prepared for “SLIQUE” her future company.