Wendy hasn’t had much luck with men. She’s had three serious relationships – serious for her, anyway – and they’ve all ended in heartbreak. On the night of her last breakup, after too many glasses of wine, she runs into a mysterious man who asks her to pretend to be his boss’s girlfriend. The money is good, so what could go wrong?
Joshua is handsome, there’s no doubt about it, and he always has women at his fingertips. Unfortunately, his father is pushing for him to marry a rival crime boss’s daughter. A girlfriend for hire may be just the ticket. But when he meets Wendy and they start spending time together, their chemistry can’t be denied.
The boss isn’t happy his son is in a relationship. Joshua isn’t happy with the thought of an arranged marriage. Wendy becomes a pawn between two very powerful men with different agendas. It doesn’t help when she realizes she’s fallen in love with her ‘pretend boyfriend’. Joshua needs to keep Wendy safe for a bit longer, but can he let her go when her ‘job’ is over?
Publisher’s Note: This steamy mafia romance contains elements of danger, mystery, suspense, action, adventure, and power exchange.
“Unhand me,” she said.
She fought against his hold, but his hands were like iron. She jerked her arm, tried prying his fingers with her other hand, and even tried biting him, but nothing worked. He was like an immovable statue who just glared at her.
Getting tired, she sighed in frustration. “Are you done?” he taunted her.
With what little energy she had left, she kicked him and hit him where it hurt the most. He kneeled before the door with a pained expression on his face.
“Now, I am done!” she said.
It gave her immense satisfaction that she had managed to hurt him, but her triumph lasted only for a few moments. As he looked at her, she knew she had landed herself in trouble. His eyes were bloodshot. His whole body trembling in rage.
“You will regret that,” he said. He stood up straight and took an angry step in her direction.
“Oh uh,” she mumbled. She evaded the hand shooting out to catch her and dashed towards the other end of the room.
“You can’t run forever,” he said. “Once I get my hands on you, you will pay with a flaming ass.” She gasped and put more effort into avoiding getting caught.