Have you ever been in a stalemate with the head of the mob? Me neither, until Sebastian Romano waltzed into my life. I probably should have held my tongue that first night, but I’m used to alpha males and Sebastian is nothing I can’t handle. He runs this city and gets everything he wants, but I would rather die than give him my art gallery. It’s not just that it’s all I have left of my gran. The gallery is proof of my independence – a corner of this big city that’s all mine. Problem is, negotiating real estate with a gangster isn’t exactly…fair. I can ignore the intimidation, the deadlines, the threats. But when Sebastian starts poking into my private life, that’s one line too far. So how come when my world is imploding—again—Sebastian is all I want to cling to? And why do I feel safest with the deadliest man in town?
I exist in the shadows so no one will ever really see me. Less chance of feeling, being, belonging. Because I never will. Then she turned up. She sees me, she sees right through me. Tugs my festering rage right to the surface and makes my black heart bleed. Now there’s no escape from the hate at all, not when I’m forced to be her friggin’ babysitting bodyguard on the daily.
In my world, good guys don’t exist. There are only villains, monsters, and me. I feel nothing. Love no one. And that’s how I like it. Until her. Serafina Cordero is the runaway mafia princess I’ve been ordered to find and return to her sadistic father. He wants to force her into an arranged marriage. I shouldn’t care. But I do. Because the moment I laid eyes on her, I knew she would be mine. It doesn’t matter that it’s forbidden, or that she’s a virgin as innocent as I am dark and depraved. For once in my life, I’m not following orders. I’m keeping Sera.