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Bane (Memphis #1)
D.H. Sidebottom - 2017
And Milly loves her job. Her boss is the most affectionate and compassionate man she’s ever known. Geoffrey Sparrow’s high profile status and company prestige never changed the old man, and with his and Milly’s love for his respected company, their relationship gave them both something to cherish in the workplace and build an even better future for themselves and all Sparrow’s employees. That is until her boss is brutally murdered and Milly witnesses the whole horrifying ordeal. And then everything changes. Warne Industries has been trying to snatch Sparrow Towers for months, their snide underhand ways not once swaying her much loved boss. And now they are quick to move in and take what they always wanted – Milly included. Yet, one of the CEOs of Warne Industries who had been hiding behind the anonymity of his partner turns out to be the best friend Milly had left behind years ago, Rik Bane. However, everything she used to love about Rik is gone, and in his place is an arrogant and cruel man, a man Milly no longer recognises. His new ways, his coldness and the way he sneers down his nose at Milly give her many reasons to flee her new employers. Yet, driven by her love for Geoffrey and his resolve to create a traditional company, Milly is determined to stay and make sure his lifetime’s commitment isn’t torn to shreds and fed to the lions’ piece by piece. Now Milly’s past, her secrets and the lies she had told to protect herself and everyone around her is suddenly about to blow wide open. But when it surfaces that Milly is a witness to her boss’ murder, she’s soon running for her life, and the only man that can help her stay alive is Rik.
Kirsty-Anne Still - 2014
They call me the Femme Fatale. But only because they don’t know me. My job - seduce men only to deliver their death sentence. I work for my father’s business. I’m his secret weapon. I’m the one that gets away with murder. For years, I’ve given in to my father’s demands, lived the life of a mob princess, fell into this merciless realm where he presents me with a man and one goal – to kill. When it’s to keep the Abbiati name from ruins, I’ll run with the wolves and protect it fiercely. However, when he brings a new name to the table, I know my newest mission could well be the one that breaks me - don’t feel, don’t deviate, kill Zane Maverick. It should be simple, but how am I supposed to choose between the man who raised me to be this seemingly heartless and strong female and the man I could only ever love to death? ***Warning: 18+, due to scenes of graphic murder, sex and a high use of swearing***
Ashleigh Giannoccaro - 2017
I’m a slow puncture death, a murderer, a rapist, and a number. I killed my best friend. Death doesn’t stalk me, it walks ahead of me by twenty-eight paces.I went home after I sold my soul to the devils. I thought life would begin, I was a free man, instead within days the bullets fly and my last hope dies with the slain. There is nothing left to live for in this world. I belong to the 28s, I’ll always belong to the 28s.The woman across the road judges me, she hates me, and takes every opportunity to let me know it.Yet, somehow, when grief etched our names down in the book of the dead, we dared be bold enough to find love.I’m not a good man, and I’m not pretty. I come from the Cape Flats where my life was reduced to a prison cell number. In all this ugliness I found beauty, innocence, and forgiveness. I can’t forgive myself for the crimes I’ve committed, but I’ll die trying to earn hers.In a world where nothing matters, she does.
Kristen Luciani - 2021
He's a six-foot tall, ruggedly-handsome savage, a notorious gangster who's bedded half of Manhattan...and now he's my fiancé.My father betrayed me, signing my life away to the cocky bastard whose personality is colder than a block of ice. Mateo crushed my ambitions when he slid his ring onto my finger. He stole my life away and now he's determined to mold me into a dutiful mob wife. But I have news for him. I obey no one.As the days pass, I am more and more determined to hate him, to resist the deviant fantasies that swirl through my mind when he’s near. But before long, I can't live without the bound wrists, his rough hands, and sinful body. I find myself longing for him...and his punishment.I despise my fiancé.But it doesn’t stop me from craving him even more.SAVAGE RULER is the first book in the SINFULLY SAVAGE series by USA Today Bestselling Author Kristen Luciani. This Dark Italian / Irish Arranged Marriage Mafia Romance is a standalone suspense novel, complete with a guaranteed HEA and no cliffhangers. Blazing hot bedroom scenes with a little bit of kink are intended for mature readers only!
The Vigilante's Lover: The Original Series Complete Boxed Set
Annie Winters - 2016
She had no idea. The complete set of all four volumes of the blockbuster romantic suspense series from the desk of USA Today bestselling author Deanna Roy / JJ Knight Mia trembles as she reads the letter that arrives from Ridley Prison. Seduction. Ropes. Descriptions of things Mia has never experienced or known. The man’s words are desperately passionate. He longs for a woman who must have given him a fake address. Mia’s address. She plans to send the letter back. He’s a convicted felon. But his words gnaw at her. She’s never done anything dangerous. And no man has ever talked to her like this. So Mia writes him, pretending to be the woman he desires. It's her one dark thrill in her dull, solitary small-town life. The man is in prison for another fifteen years. It's harmless. She is safe enough. Until he escapes. ___________ This complete set includes all four books of the original romantic suspense series.
Penelope Sky - 2019
They'll take me next unless I comply with their demands. Taking down the most powerful man in Italy. Cato Marino. The man is accompanied by his security team everywhere he goes. His fortress in Tuscany is impenetrable. He's the most paranoid man in the country. And there's no possibility I'll be able to take him down alone. If I want to save my father, I only have one option. To get into Cato's bed...and stay there. **This story is not about the Barsettis, but it takes place in the same universe. There are guest appearances by Crow Barsetti and Bones Jr.**
Talia Ellison - 2017
Marrying him to get back at his father was an even bigger one.Now he’s getting under my skin and making me feel things I never thought I’d be able to feel.But falling for the son of the man who brutally murdered my whole family right in front of my eyes isn’t my only problem. My enemies are coming for me, and the only one who might know how to defeat them once and for all is my husband.I just don’t know if I can trust him with my life… or my heart.This is the first installment in the three-book The Mafia Proposal series. It may contain violence, strong language, sexual content, and a cliffhanger.
The Other Man
R.K. Lilley - 2015
He was aggressive, and dominant, with Mack truck arms, and a bar brawler voice.He was too good looking for his own good, with a hard jaw, and harder eyes.I’d always led a fairly peaceful life, but even I could tell at a glance that this man was dangerous. For so many reasons.Not the least of which being that rough, dirty, sheet-clawing sex fairly radiated off him.I’d thought I’d known how to handle every kind of man, but this one left me baffled.To say he wasn’t my type was putting it lightly.But you couldn’t tell that to my libido.Not even when I found out the truth.My lover had lied to me from the very start.Nothing about our meeting was a coincidence.This book can be read as a standalone.
Ella Fields - 2018
Fresh out of college and headed straight for my dream job, I didn’t think things could get any better. Then I met my dream man. In an instant, my happy ever after had begun. The life I’d stumbled into was beautiful, and the man I loved was perfect. But perfection comes at a cost, and I’d slumbered through all the alarms. Then I met my nightmare. The man whose bright eyes held untamed darkness. The man who disarmed me with his peculiar behavior. The man whose cold, merciless hands shook me awake. In an instant, questions started to dismantle my happy ever after. But whoever said the truth would set you free was wrong. It wasn’t going to repair the cracks in my naive heart. It wasn’t going to caress my face with comforting hands and reassure me it was all just a dream. No, the truth shoved me down a rabbit hole, and I landed in the lair of a real-life monster.
J.L. Beck - 2016
Beck brings you the next best thing in dark romance. Dangerous ties, a love story so raw and powerful it will set your lady-bits on fire. "I was one of New York's most dangerous criminals. She was the good girl from down the street. I should've know what fate had planned the moment her name showed up on my kill list." Reader Warning: Please be advised this is a dark romance. Some themes by cause triggers. 18+ Only. *** He was bold, intoxicating, and held a darkness that pulled at my heart-strings. I wanted him from the very first moment I saw him across the dance floor at the club. She was quiet, but her eyes, and body said everything her words couldn't. I didn't know who she was when I took her and made her my own. We had already crossed a dangerous line that there was no coming back from. We were on the run. From who I didn't know, but he told me it would all be okay. That he would do whatever he could to protect me from the people that were hunting us. What I failed to see was that the monster had always been right within grabbing distance. Now that I was apart of his world, his life, and hopefully his heart could I survive the carnage that was about to take place? The ties that binded us, were also the ties that would end us. I loved him, and now all that was left for me was death.
The Espionage Effect
Kat Bastion - 2015
Drowning.The sweet promise of air? Pure illusion.Tested as a genius at age seven, I hide my emotions, become what they expect...bury my secrets. At nineteen, I trudge toward a predestined path, blinders on, heart safeguarded.Until I dare to be wild.Until Alec Marquez crashes into my world.Until all that follows redefines everything I've ever known.What happens when you stumble into a world of spies...and discover you belong there?*** This is a standalone full-length novel. ***Genre: Romantic Suspense / Action-Adventure Romance /Erotic Romance (sensual, explicit, sexual awakening)Release Date: July 14th, 2015
Samantha Harrington - 2015
With my degree in the bag it was my time to shine, a new beginning just for me. To live my life my way and not to conform to anyone else's plan. One day changed all of that and everything I knew was taken away from me. When It happenes that one catastrophic event, the person I was before was ripped away from me in the blink of an eye. How could I deal with the pain of betrayal? Will I ever be able to deal with what happened? To find my inner strength to get me through or will the person I once was cease to exist? After everything that happened and everything I learn, can I ever go back to who I was before? Who can you trust, when you lose yourself?Warning: This book contains mature themes and language. This book may contain triggers for some readers. Intended for readers 18+ only this is a dark erotic romance
The Collector (The Cells of Kalashov, #1)
Vi Carter - 2020
My job is never easy.They fight, claw and plead for me to let them go.But I never do.I'm the collector for Victor, a ruthless Russian mob boss.I collect every time.I never fail.Until Mila.MilaI knew this day would come.He threatened to send his collector.He warned me that I would return one way or the other.That time is now.I go willingly.I don't fight or scream.I know its pointless.But the collector breaks the rules.He doesn't take me to Victor.He keeps me for himself.He has no idea what he has set in motion.He has no idea who I am.Now his fate is sealed along with mine.
Like a Fox
J.M. Sevilla - 2015
Every day is the same, but it has never bored me; I’m content with my life. Or I was, until the day he walked in at approximately nine that morning. He was poised, enigmatic, and carried himself like a man who knew who he was and what he wanted. Unfortunately, what he wanted wasn’t me, or so I thought from the way he always remained remote and aloof towards our encounters. What I didn’t know was that he did want me, even before he stepped foot into Brennan’s Novel Tea Café. I quickly became consumed by him. The problem was, he was hiding a secret; one that would turn my existence upside down and take me into a world I wasn’t ready for. I should be clear that he told me he would never lie to me, and he didn’t, I just never asked the right questions. This is my journey of falling hard and fast for a man I knew very little about, and the downfall that went with it. I won’t tell you how it ends; some things are worth not knowing. After all, half the fun is the fall; it’s the landing that’s unpredictable. This book is intended for mature audiences due to language, violence, and sexual content.
Monica James - 2020
That one night changed the lives of so many and taught me that monsters are real.But I also learned I’m the biggest monster of them all.Nothing and no one will stand in my way of redemption because those men…they’re now three. The fourth—he is the reason they call me Bullseye. They can run, but sooner or later, I’ll find them, just as I did with their friend. They’re already dead…they just don’t know it yet.My plan was simple until I met her. A fierce tiger who had the power to break my heart. Lucky for me…she can’t break what’s already broken. I am no longer a man because the world is a jungle, and we’re all just animals—ready to tear one another apart.