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All I’ve ever wanted was to marry for love.
But girls like me don’t have that luxury.
We are used as pawns in a game we can’t control.
The game? It’s called Mafia.
I was foolish enough to try to change the rules… and I lost.
She was promised to me years ago.
And he dared to take her from me.
Dared to touch what was mine.
I put an end to that.
I hope he’s enjoying the view from his dirt room.
My beloved’s killer placed a ruby ring on my finger and called me his queen.
But that red gem symbolizes something different for me.
It represents the blood shed by those I love most.
Hell was empty the day we wed.
Because the devil was standing before me and said “I do.”
I saw her as a possession.
A shiny toy I didn’t want other boys to play with.
But she’s so much more.
Beautiful and brave and strong and broken all at once.
She tastes like everything I’ve ever wanted.
Hidden and patient.
I wait for the perfect time to seek my revenge.
But slowly, I feel him possessing me.
His heart is full of darkness… and I still want every inch of him.
Hard as I try, I can’t escape loving this beautiful monster.
I’m waiting patiently because I already know that she’s mine.
Mine in a way that no one will ever understand.
Even if she hasn’t yet realized it.
For love, I’d do anything.
For her, I’d do everything.
“You’ve made me your possession, a shiny toy you don’t want other boys to play with. But I’m not an object, Luca. I want to love a man with the deepest depths of my soul and have that same kind of love returned to me. I want to be ravished in the most loving and tender way until all I’m able to feel is unbearable pleasure. Don’t you want something like that?”
“I do. I want it with you,” I reply.
“You’ve killed so many people I love. And then while the women in my family and I were at our most vulnerable, you took everything from us. You’re forcing me to marry you. How could—”
How could I ever love you? Emilia doesn’t complete the sentence, but I hear it loud and clear.
I thought she was beginning to come around. Now, I don’t know.
“I’m hoping you can come to feel some kind of fondness for me. If not that, at least some kind of devotion?”
“Would that be enough for you? To go through life married to someone who didn’t love you?”
“I don’t know. I’ve never loved a woman and wanted her love in return.”
“Do you ever wonder what your life would have been like if you’d been born into an ordinary family?”
“No, because I’m not a fan of ordinary.”
“I’m not the only pawn in this game. You’ve been one as well. Surely, you recognize that?”
I was never going to be anyone’s rung on a ladder. “I figured out at a very early age that my father was going to use me as a stepping-stone for his ambition so I trumped him and made my own aspirations bigger than his.”
“Look at what they’ve done to us. They’ve made us their Frankensteins whom they use to gain money and power.”
“Frankenstein turned on his creator.”
I can’t remember ever having a more real and honest conversation with anyone. Real and honest… that’s something I’ve been missing in my life.
I see it now—why Nicolò Moretti looked me in the eyes and told me that he would never give Emilia up and the only way I would ever have her was if he was dead.
So he is.
And damn, I respect him for it.