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.
Georgia Cates has been an author that I love reading books from. Her stories always captivate me and I have loved each and every one I've read.
This wasn't a big genre that I have been read a lot of before but recently I've found myself drawn to these types of stories especially because the heroine and hero are always butting heads for one reason or another.
Luca and Emilia definitely started off butting heads because even though she was promised to him she refused and was willing to do whatever it took to dissolve that silly tradition that the mafia families had going for generations. She was in love with her best friend and wanted to marry him so her family made a deal with Luca and his dad to get his daughter out of the marriage. Even though we all think it worked out, it really didn't, Luca had plans on how to come about that.
I can say I might have been slightly put off by Luca and his demeanor at times but overall he was a likable character and he definitely did redeem himself in the end.
I did like the characters, the sexual chemistry was definitely a plus and the story line was definitely a good one.
About the Author
Georgia resides in rural Mississippi with her wonderful husband, Jeff, and their two beautiful daughters. She spent fourteen years as a labor and delivery nurse before she decided to pursue her dream of becoming an author and hasn’t looked back yet.
When she’s not writing, she’s thinking about writing. When she’s being domestic, she’s listening to her music and visualizing scenes for her current work in progress. Every story coming from her always has a song to inspire
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