Every week he sits at the same table, half in the shadows, watching me. Raw power rolls off of him in waves, and because of him, I dance better than I ever have before.
I only know him as A, the simple signature he uses on every note left for me at the end of each show. But I want to know more.
I want to know if his eyes are as dark as they feel, and I want to know if his touch will burn as much as his gaze promises it will.
He keeps his distance, though, until the night I need saving, and I’m swept away to his castle in the sky.
The moment I lock eyes with him, I feel my world tilt. He brings out a part of me I’ve kept hidden away, but so desperately need to be. I know I should run in the opposite direction when I find out who he is, but I take a step closer instead. And even when I try to run, he has other plans. Alec Carfano isn’t a man to let what’s his go easily, and there’s no question that I’m his.
Tessa Lyons is mine.
She became my obsession the moment I saw her.
There’s a darkness in her that matches my own, hiding just below her cover of innocence. It calls to me, begging me to coax it out of her so she can join me in the shadows where I live.
I stayed away as long as I could, not wanting the evils of my world to touch her. But when the evils of hers dares to, I use the opportunity to finally take her. And now that I have her, I refuse to let her go.
She doesn’t know who I am or what I’m capable of, but she’ll soon find out just how far I’ll go to keep her safe. No matter the cost, I’ll do anything to protect her. Nothing will stop me from keeping the one thing in my life that makes me feel anything good.
Leo Carfano was my everything. Until I woke up one day and he was gone, leaving me with three parting words written on a piece of paper that have haunted me for the past five years.
But even after all this time, the pain in my chest is still as prominent as ever, and there isn’t a day that goes by without him invading my mind.
He’s my walking nightmare.
When my eyes meet his hard stare again in the last place I expect to see him, he makes me question everything I thought I knew about why he left. He seeks absolution in his confessions, and although they break me further, I can’t help but see the truth that’s laced in everything he does and says.
I’m his. Always.
Which is why he’s the only one I trust when everything I thought I knew about my life is a lie.
Abrianna Fleming was the light in my dark world.
An angel I never deserved.
I wanted to give her forever, but she was never mine to keep.
When it was time for me to step up and claim the throne I was born to rule, I did the only thing I knew would keep her safe and alive.
Dragging her into my world would make her the number one target of my enemies, but after five years of depriving myself of her, one look into her eyes has me forgetting any plan I thought I had. Because I’ll be damned if I give her up a second time.
Being together has the potential to destroy the both of us and the family names we bear, but Abrianna is mine, and I’ll eliminate anyone who tries to hurt or take her away from me.
I've been a captive my entire life behind the walls of my family’s making.
And while the walls have kept me in, they didn’t keep the monsters out.
Under a constant watchful eye, I have no choice in anything, my path already carved out for me the moment I entered this world.
Until the night my door is kicked down, and I’m dragged away from the only life I’ve known by a man who simultaneously sends a chill down my spine in fear and makes my heart race for a completely different reason.
All I’ve ever known from men like Luca is betrayal, but I can’t help wanting him when he lets me see beneath his hard, emotionless exterior.
He may have taken me out of one cage and put me in another, but Luca has a way of keeping the monsters away that makes me want to stay his little bird even when he sets me free.
The mission was clear – get in and get out.
We were there for the man who had our father killed, not her.
But when I found her locked in her room, I decided to take her too.
As the daughter of our enemy, she wasn’t supposed to be anything other than leverage, but it turns out she wants her father to suffer as much as we do. And when I see the pain behind her eyes, I’m determined to know why.
Unravelling her isn’t easy, but I’ve never backed down from a challenge, and I’ve never wanted someone more.
Angela is mine to protect now, and I’ll see to it that she’s free from the nightmares that have haunted her for years.
They call me The Executioner. I’m feared by everyone.
Except her. At least, not anymore.
I was never supposed to want her.
Her father took me in when I was thirteen and turned me into the ruthless man I am today. He told me to stay away from his daughter, but she’s the only reason I’m still here.
I live for her. I breathe for her. I do what I do for the family for her. Because with every piece of scum I rid this world of, it’s one less that has the potential to hurt her.
Being with Katarina means going against the only people I can remotely come close to calling family, but I set our fate in motion years ago, and I’ll keep doing whatever is needed to make sure she’s safe.
My father brought Dante Salerno into our home a battered and broken kid.
He terrified me.
But as the years went on, that fear eventually turned into curiosity, which then morphed into something so much more.
A deep-seated need took root inside of me with every lingering look and brush of a touch we’d share when no one was watching.
I knew nothing could ever come of it, though. I’ve known my role in the family since I was fifteen and my father told me I was meant to marry the man of his choosing. I was meant to be a bargaining chip in a business deal and nothing more. And while he was killed before that could happen, my brother who took his place as the head of the family thinks I’m still going to play that role for him all these years later…
My brother doesn’t realize I’m no longer a scared or timid teenager, and there’s no way I’m going down without a fight or without knowing what being Dante’s truly feels like.
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Vinny Carfano is determined to show me that his last name doesn’t mean he’s a bad man, and I’m determined not to listen.
Until he gives me no choice…
Ever since my mom got remarried a few years ago, it’s felt like it’s been just my nonno and I against the world. I’d do anything for the man that helped raise me, including putting my senior year of college on hold for a semester to help him run the deli he’s owned for the past forty years.
But even when he recovers and I’m back at school, I still check on him every day, and he repays me by pushing me back out the door, telling me I need to stop hovering and go out and have some fun again.
Of course, I don't think he knew that night would flip both of our lives upside down.
It was the night I met him.
He tells me his name and I know I need to walk away. Nothing good can come from being with a Carfano. But he doesn’t make it easy with his charming smile and eyes that hold promises I want him to make good on.
From that night onward, he’s there at every turn, inserting himself into my life and fixing problems I don’t need him to fix. And when I tell him that, he just doubles down, liking how I react when I’m mad at him too much.
Probably because it involves my lips on his.
It’s why he continues to raise the bar on his crazy gestures, until he goes a step too far and I get my revenge the only way I think he’ll listen. Of course, I didn't account for him taking the opportunity to blackmail me into both accepting his help and to go out with him.
And I think he knows I secretly love it.
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Her Maine Attraction
I haven’t felt like myself in a long time.
I used to be happy. I used to love life. I used to consider myself an artist. But these days, all I do is get through the day, and I haven’t touched a paintbrush in seven years.
I need something new.
Up and moving to a small coastal town in Maine is the last thing anyone expected of me, but the moment I set foot there, I instantly feel at home.
On my first night, I’m startled awake by loud crashing sounds outside, and to my rescue comes a man that, with one look, I know will be the reason I break every rule I have about men.
Jake Taylor is the town’s recluse.
He’s tall, dark, and handsome personified, and would rather spend all of his time in his workshop than around people.
I just so happen to be the exception to that.
With every minute we spend together, I can’t help but fall for the man who brings out everything I thought I lost in myself.
But when his past comes back to town, all the reasons I’ve been avoiding men send the walls around my heart right back up.
I thought I had finally found where I belonged, but now I’m second guessing everything.
Her Maine Reaction
Why does this keep happening to me?
For the second time, I’ve had to quit my job because my boss can’t keep his hands to himself. I’ve already been blackballed from one career, forcing me to start over, and now I have to do it again.
I have no idea how I’m going to do that, but a trip to Maine to visit my best friend is the perfect place to start. Returning though, brings me face-to-face with the man who’s been on my mind day and night for months.
Sheriff Ryan Taylor is good looking, cocky, fills out his uniform perfectly, and is capable of making me forget who I was before him, which scares me more than anything.
That’s why I have to keep my distance.
Until a massive snowstorm hits, and I’m stranded with barely any food, no working phone, and no way to leave.
Ryan comes to me like a white knight, except he has more than a simple rescue in mind. He wants me to stay with him until the storm passes, making it that much harder to keep my distance from the man I want more than anything when he’s going to be right down the hall.
It turns out though, that he has very persuasive ways of getting me to give up the one thing I’ve held onto with a vice-like grip, dissolving it under his touch. My control.
But I’m the girl who doesn’t get attached. So when things get too real, too fast, I do the only thing I can think of. Run.
The good sheriff isn’t one to give up, though.
Her Maine Risk
I’ve been running on empty for a while. As a nurse in a metropolitan hospital, I’m always working, always busy, and always tired. I’ve dreamt of living a slower-paced life for years now, but haven’t found the right time to make the change.
When the perfect opportunity falls into my lap, I jump at the chance to be closer to my friends in Maine, and closer to the peace I’ve been seeking.
The one thing that could jeopardize that? Alex Bane.
I’m the good girl, the one who plays it safe.
Alex is wild, free, and lives life on his terms.
I know his reputation. I know he’s not a one-woman man. But I can’t help needing his emerald green eyes on me, wanting to map out his tattoos with my hands, or taking another ride on the back of his Harley.
Alex is everything I’ve always wanted, but never let myself have.
He’s more than the man he lets everyone see, but I risked everything when I left my life behind to start over in Pine Cove.
Am I willing to put it all on the line for a chance at forever with him?
Her Maine Distraction
Walking in on my boyfriend with another woman is permanently etched in my brain. We lived and worked together, too. So now I have no home, no job, and nowhere to go.
With all of my friends having moved to Pine Cove, a small coastal town in Maine, I decide maybe hiding out there for a long weekend is just what I need.
What I don’t need is a new man.
But Tyler Taylor isn’t a man easily ignored.
As the town’s most eligible firefighter, he’s handsome, charming, and has the ability to make women fall at his feet with a single look and a flash of his dimples.
He’s a complication I don’t need after the disaster of my ex, but he promises that if I give him just five minutes, he’s sure to convince me he’s just what I need. The perfect distraction.
When my weekend away turns into longer, I find myself falling for the town, its people, and the man who’s becoming much more than a simple distraction.
I don’t know if I’m ready for something more, though.
I don’t know if I have it in me to trust again.
I was sent to Breaker Estates to take over the annual Icewine Festival from my coworker, and while I was ecstatic to run an event on such a grand scale, I wasn't prepared for the owner.
Ex-hockey star. Broody. Rude. Hates every change I want to make. Hates publicity. And, oh yeah, is 6'4" with a body that's made for making women wish they could have a taste, paired with midnight blue eyes that hold everything he doesn't say.
He drives me crazy.
I want to both hit him and kiss him half the time, and I can't ignore the way my body reacts whenever he's near.
I don't know how I'll make it the next three weeks working with him, keeping it strictly professional...
Oh, right, I can't.
Note to self:
If I’m going to be able to work every day with James Lancaster, then I’m going to need a plan.
1. Don’t acknowledge what he admitted to me.
2. Don’t bring it up.
3. Don’t think about him as anything other than my boss.
4. Mind my own business and do my job. Not him.
Okay, a simple four step plan. I can do that. I think…
I've worked hard to make a better life for myself. I studied my weekends away in college instead of partying, I spent my summers interning instead of at the beach, and I avoided all distractions that might have kept me from landing my dream job when I graduated.
And it all paid off.
But when I walk into work on my first day to find my new boss waiting for me, I immediately know I’m in trouble.
James Lancaster has spent years travelling the world, landing himself splashed across the tabloids, internet, and social media with whichever actress or model he’s seeing for the moment. His father hopes he’ll take over as CEO of Lancaster Industries when he retires at the end of the year, but James’s latest breakup has landed him in hot water with both his father and the board, and no one believes he’ll be able to run the company successfully.
I expect him to be this easy-going party guy like he’s been portrayed, but the James Lancaster I meet is serious, uptight, and doesn’t want me as his assistant.
He tells me I was only hired as a test from his father –
a temptation placed in front of him.
A temptation neither of us can give in to because it would mean the end of both our careers, but there are only so many days I can work beside him before I do. And when his father sends us to look at a property he wants to acquire, James proposes we don’t pretend while we’re away.
For two days I’m his.
We give in, don’t hold back, and don’t think about what happens next.
I have no business falling for my boss, but he makes it too easy, and I don’t think I can go back to how we were before we stopped pretending.
Carfano Crime Family Book 1
Carfano Crime Family Book 2
Carfano Crime Family Book 3
Carfano Crime Family Book 4
Her Maine Attraction
Pine Cove Book 1
Her Maine Reaction
Pine Cove Book 2
Her Maine Risk
Pine Cove Book 3
Her Maine Distraction
Pine Cove Book 4
Whiskey & Wine
Redeeming His Reputation