When Gianna watched her sister Aria getting married to a man she barely knew, she promised herself she wouldn't let the same thing happen to her. Matteo - The Blade - Vitiello set his eyes on Gianna the moment he saw her on his brother Luca's wedding, and Rocco Scuderi is more than willing to give his daughter to him, but Gianna has no intention of marrying for any other reason than love. A few months before the wedding, Gianna escapes her bodyguards and runs away. She has enough money to flee to Europe and begin a new life. But staying undetected when the mob is searching for her is a challenge that takes everything, especially as one of their best hunters and assassins is after her: Matteo Vitiello. After six months on the run, Gianna finally settles into a tentative routine in Munich, but then Matteo and a couple of her father's soldiers find her with another man. Despite her pleads they kill her boyfriend, and Gianna is forced to marry Matteo. Her emotions alternating between guilt over having dragged an innocent into her world and hatred toward Matteo, Gianna is determined to make life hell for her husband. But Matteo is a master at mind games and their struggle for power soon turns into hate-fueled nights of passion.
Liliana Scuderi has been in love with Romero from the moment she first saw him. After her sisters were married off for tactical reasons, she hopes she might be allowed to choose a husband for herself, but when her father promises her to a man more than twice her age that hope is crushed. No begging can make him change his mind. Romero has always ignored Lily's flirting. Her age and status made her off-limits but even someone as dutiful as him has only so much control. Wanting her when she's supposed to marry another man could mean war between New York and the Chicago Outfit, and Romero has always put the Cosa Nostra first. Lily suspects her sisters and Romero would risk everything for her, but is her happiness worth that much? Is love worth a war between the Cosa Nostra and the Outfit?
Dante – The Boss – Cavallaro's wife died four years ago. On the verge of becoming the youngest head in the history of the Chicago mafia, Dante needs a new wife and Valentina was chosen for the role. Valentina lost her husband, too, but her first marriage had always been for show. When she was eighteen, she agreed to marry Antonio in order to hide the truth: that he was gay and in love with an outsider. Even after his death, she kept his secret, not only to preserve the honor of a dead man, but also to protect herself. But now that she's about to marry Dante, her castle of lies threatens to crash. Dante is only thirty-six but already feared and respected in the Familia, and he's notorious for always getting what he wants. Valentina is terrified the wedding night will reveal her secret, but her worries prove unfounded when Dante shows her the cold shoulder. Soon her fear is replaced by confusion and indignation. Valentina is tired of being ignored. She's determined to get Dante's attention and desire, even if she can't get his heart that still belongs to his dead wife.
Born into one of the leading Mob families in Chicago, Aria Scuderi struggles to find her own path in a world where no choices are given. Aria was only fifteen when her parents betrothed her to Luca - The Vice - Vitiello, the oldest son of the head of the New York Cosa Nostra to ensure peace between the two families. Now at eighteen, the day Aria has been dreading for years is looming dangerously: her wedding to Luca. Aria is terrified of marrying a man she hardly knows, especially someone like Luca who got his nickname 'the Vice' for crushing a man's throat with his bare hands. Luca might be one of the most sought after men in New York thanks to his good looks, wealth and predator-like charisma that radiates power, but the society girls throwing themselves at him don't know what Aria does: that the bad boy aura isn't just a game; blood and death lurk beneath Luca's striking gray eyes and arrogant smile. In her world a handsome exterior often hides the monster within; a monster who can just as easily kill as kiss you. The only way to escape the marriage to Luca would be to run away and leave everything she's ever known behind but Aria can't bear the thought of never seeing her family again. Despite her fear, she decides to go through with the marriage; Aria has grown up among predators like Luca and knows that even most cold-hearted bastards have a heart and she has every intention of working her way into Luca's.
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In this powerful, sensual romance from the author of Her Survivor, a broken woman meets a shattered warrior—and discovers a passion strong enough to heal each other’s deepest wounds. Navy SEAL Reece Browning sacrificed body and soul in the line of duty. He survived torture at the hands of America’s enemies, but lost his career and his voice in the process. Traumatized and desperate to get his PTSD under control, Reece escapes to Eagle Ridge Ranch. Under the big Texas sky, he finds peace, a renewed sense of purpose—and a woman who makes him feel like a man again. Her smile lights up his dark days, and her caress helps him forget the night terrors. Ex-Marine Gina Wilson also bears painful scars: emotional wounds inflicted by men she once trusted with her life. She has fought hard to overcome her demons and build a good life for her daughter, and Reece is too intense, too damaged, too raw to let into her heart. Yet she’s drawn irresistibly to his steely gaze and heated embrace. No one else understands what it’s like to suffer in silence. And when Gina’s daughter is threatened, it’s Reece who risks everything to save the day. Advance praise for Hers to Heal “Hers to Heal is a wonderful story of two veterans, Reece and Gina, learning to overcome, heal, and trust again. Vonnie Davis handles their heartfelt journey with the right mix of humor and grace to make it a memorable addition to her fabulous series.”—New York Times bestselling author Donna Michaels “In Hers to Heal, author Vonnie Davis gets down to the nitty-gritty of what it’s like for our returning vets and delivers the happily-ever-after they deserve! The sexy Navy SEAL of Hers to Heal, along with his lady love and the cutest little girl ever, will break your heart one minute and have you laughing out loud the next!”—Dixie Lee Brown, author of the Trust No One series “A wounded warrior struggling to heal. A single mother hoping to overcome hurts from the past. Add in a precocious six-year-old and Davis’s characters leap off the page into your heart.”—AJ Nuest, author of the award-winning Golden Key Chronicles and Golden Key Legacy “Hers to Heal has perfected the recipe for a heartwarming and emotional read. And with a hot hero and smart heroine, there’s plenty of sizzle too.”—Stina Lindenblatt, author of This One Moment “A dark, heartwarming story of a wounded soldier who embarks on a journey of healing and finding family. Vonnie Davis knows her way around an alpha hero.”—Jessica Lemmon, author of Forgotten Promises Includes excerpts from other Loveswept titles.
Living in a dank one room apartment and working as a waitress in a shabby bar, Nora didn't think her life could get any worse. But that's before sexy-as-hell Adrian Black moves into the apartment across from her bedroom window and she's caught spying on him having sex. Now he has set his eyes on her. Not falling prey to his panty-dropping smiles proves to be a challenge Nora isn't sure she's ready for - especially since the most action she ever had are the butt slaps from leery customers at work. An encounter with Adrian involving a healthy dose of pent-up tension and too much alcohol leads to an awkward night that none of them will likely forget. But it's only the beginning... "Every night I take out my binoculars, point them at the window of my neighbor Adrian Black and watch him banging a new girl, and every night I wish the girl was me. Where the hell is a shooting star when you need one?"
(Ruthless People #3) “Villains by Choice." Betrayed. Melody is nowhere to be found, Liam is in jail, and the Callahan family is cracking, just as Avian Doers, the FBI Director and puppet master behind their downfall, planned. But just because they’re down doesn't mean they’re out. To fight back, Liam and Melody will have to put everything on the line. The kid gloves are coming off, and no one is getting out alive. Nothing will compare to the reign of terror that is about to envelope the entire country. First they were Ruthless, now they are pure Savages. The end is here, and no one is safe... Check out more thrilling titles in the Ruthless People series: RUTHLESS PEOPLE #1 "One Marriage + Two Bosses = 3X the Chaos." THE UNTOUCHABLES (#2) "One Secret, Multiple Casualties." AMERICAN SAVAGES (#3) "Villains by Choice." A BLOODY KINGDOM (#4) “After the battle, sharpen your knives.” DECLAN + CORALINE(prequel novella that takes place 2 years before Ruthless People) "You don't find love; it finds you." And look for the Ruthless People spinoff, Children of Vice--out 5.17.17“From the Ruthless, Vice shall Rise.”
The third book in the sexy Sinful Suitors Regency romance series, this heart-pounding story shows why New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries is one of the most beloved historical romance writers today. To root out the card cheat responsible for her brother’s death, Miss Delia Trevor spends her evenings dancing her way through high society balls, and her late nights disguised as a young man gambling her way through London’s gaming hells. Then one night, handsome Warren Corry, the Marquess of Knightford, a notorious member of St. George’s Club, recognizes her. When he threatens to reveal her secret, she’s determined to keep him from ruining her plans, even if it means playing a cat-and-mouse game with the enigmatic rakehell. Warren knows the danger of her game, and he refuses to watch her lose everything while gaining justice for her late brother. But when she starts to delve beneath his carefully crafted façade, can he keep her at arm’s length while still protecting her? Or will their hot desires explode into a love that transcends the secrets of their pasts?
Imagine utter isolation and desperation intermingled with the basic human instinct to survive. The victimas pleas are virtually silent, lost in the despair of domestic violence. This complex subject is explored through the main character, Angel, as she unknowingly finds herself in an abusive relationship. Angelas internal dialogue is disclosed as she carefully navigates her way through domestic violence. She learns undeniable truth in the saying aKeep your enemies closea and this account will show the instrumental role it plays in survival. Angel finds inner strength as she resolves to outsmart a master manipulator with sociopathic tendencies. The hope is to inspire, provoke thought and clear misconceptions concerning abuse. It is crucial to promote better understanding as to why a victim stays and the need for reform. Follow Angelas trials and tribulations as she travels the road to self-discovery.
I’m not always proud of the man I am, but when you grow up in a crime family, there aren’t a lot of options. I do what I have to do, and more than often, I f*cking love it. The power, the women, the money. All of it comes easy to me. Until Becca walked into my office. Everything about her was tempting. Her beautiful eyes that pierced into me, her body that was made for sin. She came to pay off a debt, but I wanted more. So I did what I’ve always done, I took what I wanted. She’s a good girl who never should have walked through that door. I never should have touched her, but now that I have, I can’t stop. I’ll push her boundaries, she’ll cave to temptation. We’ll both forget about the danger. And that’s a mistake I can’t afford… Topics include: contemporary romance, modern romance, urban romance, wealthy, USA today, USA today bestseller, hot romance, free ebook, freebie, free book, free reads, free romance novel, free romance book, romance books free, free romance series, contemporary romance free, romance series, romance series, romance books, beach reads, new adult, college, female, stories, sensual, sensual romance, alpha male, dominant male, hot guy, racy, sexy, heartwarming, heart-warming, love, love books, kissing books, emotional journey, contemporary, contemporary romance, romance series, long series, long romance series, wealthy hero, wealthy heroes, captivating romance, hot, hot romance, mafia, mafia romance, valetti, valetti series, crime family romance. For Readers of: Jodi Ellen Malpas, Skye Warren, Pepper Winters, E.L. James.
"This is a very visual novel and the attention to detail is so rich that I could smell the dirty water dogs from the NYC street vendors. Bravo!" Romeo Tirone, Director of True Blood, Dexter, and Red Widow "Daniel O'Connor's Sons of the Pope reveals an interesting new talent with a snappy style. This is someone's career to watch." Andrew Neiderman, Author of The Devil's Advocate and several V.C. Andrews novels "A rich, epic chronicle of murder, the mob, and miracles..." Kevin O'Brien, NY Times Bestselling Author *** In Brooklyn, before the murders, before the miracle, before the 1940s were gone forever, there was a tree. If only they let that tree alone. If that sycamore tree had been allowed to stand, then maybe Biaggio Falcone never would have been the head of the Campigotto crime family. Perhaps little Joey Salerno would not have been born like that. Joey's father, Sal - just home from World War II - probably would never have gotten involved with the New York underworld, and his wife Mary wouldn't have spent her entire life caring for an eternal child. There may have been no reason, four decades later, for that desperate pilgrimage to Lourdes, France. And no need for anyone to call upon the one known only as The Diabolist. Experience the richness of a story that spans half a century. Love and hatred. Devotion and betrayal. Murder and miracles. If only they let that tree alone.
Ruthless People #1...the book that started it all...... "One Marriage + Two Bosses = 3X the Chaos." To the outside world, they look like American royalty, giving to charities, feeding the homeless, and rebuilding the city. But behind closed doors is a constant battle for dominance between two bosses, cultures, and hearts. Ruthless People is a romantic crime fiction set in modern day Chicago and follows the life and marriage of Melody Giovanni and Liam Callahan - rivals by blood and leaders through fear. Theirs is an arranged marriage with the goal of ending years of bloodshed between the Irish and the Italians. Liam assumes he's getting a simple-minded wife, one he can control, one who bends to his every need...he’ll soon find out that his wife to be does not fit that mold. Melody knows exactly what type of man Liam is and would rather die than give up the power she has spent her life earning. The mafia of the past has evolved, and with rival bosses gunning for their family, Melody and Liam will have to learn to work as one to take down those who stand in their way. Check out more thrilling titles in the Ruthless People series: RUTHLESS PEOPLE #1 "One Marriage + Two Bosses = 3X the Chaos." THE UNTOUCHABLES (#2) "One Secret, Multiple Casualties." AMERICAN SAVAGES (#3) "Villains by Choice." A BLOODY KINGDOM (#4) “After the battle, sharpen your knives.” DECLAN + CORALINE(prequel novella that takes place 2 years before Ruthless People) "You don't find love; it finds you." And look for the Ruthless People spinoff, Children of Vice--out 5.17.17“From the Ruthless, Vice shall Rise.”
I always believed that girls like me didn't find happily-ever-afters. But despite my sordid past and personal demons, the Miami Hush Club promised to make my every fantasy a reality. With a membership, they could gift me my dream job, dream car, dream house, and the perfect life for me and my little family. They easily sucked me into the madness and twisted me inside out, caging me until I didn't know right from wrong. The steep price of entry? My darkest secret. There's only one problem. Some secrets destroy. Some crush. Some fragment. Some even endanger the ones I love, and the one man I never imagined I would. Because some secrets, when shared, give power. And power is a dangerous thing. Especially when the one pulling my strings, playing god, has the terrifying means to destroy me. And worst of all, after I've given my secret away, I find the only thing that's left is my wrecked and tortured soul. But guess what? Nothing's safe. The club can take that too.
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Lucia It all started with a contract signed by him, then by me, while our families watched. While my father sat silent, a man defeated, giving his daughter to the Benedetti monsters. I obeyed. I played my part. I signed my name and gave away my life. I became their living, breathing trophy, a constant symbol of their power over us. That was five years ago. Then came the time for him to claim me. For Salvatore Benedetti to own me. I had vowed vengeance. I had learned hate. And yet, nothing could have prepared me for the man who now ruled my life. I expected a monster, one I would destroy. But nothing is ever black or white. No one is either good or evil. For all his darkness, I saw his light. For all his evil, I saw his good. As much as he made me hate him, a passion hotter than the fires of hell burned inside me. I was his, and he was mine. My very own monster. Salvatore I owned the DeMarco Mafia Princess. She belonged to me now. We had won, and they had lost. And what better way to teach a lesson than to take from them that which is most precious? Most beloved? I was the boy who would be king. Next in line to rule the Benedetti Family. Lucia DeMarco was the spoils of war. Mine to do with as I pleased. It was my duty to break her. To make her life a living hell. My soul was dark, I was hell bound. And there was no way out, not for either of us. Because the Benedetti family never lost, and in our wake, we left destruction. It’s how it had always been. How I believed it would always be. Until Lucia.
Once the most feared member of an Italian Mafia crime family, Gabriel Moretti returns to New York at the request of his mentor, Russian crime boss Vasily Tarasov. Vasily needs someone he can trust in Seattle to protect his estranged daughter, Eva Jacobs, while he avenges the murder of the young woman's mother. Gabriel is unstoppable in a fight, whether he's using fists, blades, or bullets; but innocent, onyx-haired Eva may just be the most dangerous—and beautiful—thing he's come up against. Intense sparks fly between the two, tempting Gabriel to mix business with pleasure while in the Emerald City. But once word gets around that Gabriel has shown up in New York, Stefano—his vengeful brother and the de facto head of the family—decides that Eva is the key to ending the feud between them…permanently. In this pulse-pounding romantic thriller set against the backdrop of New York City's storied underworld, loyalties will be tested, secrets will be told, and mob justice will be served.

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