With those three words, my boss gives me a gift: permission to kidnap and keep the woman I’ve wanted for years.
Ever since we were teenagers, I’ve denied my desire for Sofia. Despite her father’s involvement in running our cocaine empire, Caesar Hernández has carefully sheltered her from the brutal realities of our world. She’s always been far too innocent and pure for me to drag her out of her charmed life and into my depravities.
But Caesar chose to betray my ruthless boss, Adrián Rodríguez. He’ll have to prove his loyalty once again if he doesn’t want any harm to come to his precious daughter. I have her now, and he’s well aware of my sadistic proclivities.
I tried to save her from this, but I can’t fight my savage nature when Sofia is in my home and under my command. She’ll learn to obey me unquestioningly if she wants to earn any of her freedoms back. Sofia’s going to be my good girl, fulfilling all the dark fantasies I’ve suppressed for years.
I’ll do whatever it takes to keep my pretty hostage. If anyone tries to steal her from me, I’ll start a war to protect my most precious possession.
Sofia is mine, and I’ll never let her go.
For years, Carmen has hated me. I seduced her to learn her family's secrets, and then I used those secrets to fracture the Ronaldo cartel. I took half of their territory and made myself a king, but I've never been fully satisfied in my victory.
I've never experienced regret. The emotions that rule weaker men don't affect me.
I've waited far too long to claim Carmen for myself. My feisty little kitten might hate me for taking her as my captive, but she'll surrender herself to me. I'll protect her from all her enemies.
My cage will be her refuge, my rules her fortress.
Carmen is no longer my enemy. She's just mine.
She was brought into my home when we were teenagers, her virgin body sold to my father to pay a debt. She was meant to be his plaything, but I claimed her innocence for myself.
Now, ten years have separated us, and hatred has festered in my heart. The girl I once loved is a stunning woman, and she thinks she belongs to someone else.
As the most notorious, sadistic drug lord on the west coast, I thrive on power and control. Her defiance tempts and torments me, and I’ll never tire of devising devious punishments to keep her in line. She can’t escape my cruel touch and harsh discipline.
No one will take her from me. I’ll kill anyone who tries.
Valentina was always meant to be mine. Nothing will stop me from possessing her, body and soul.
Note: This book can be read as a standalone dark romance novel, and it now includes Stolen Innocence, the prequel to Valentina and Adrián's story.
She flinches at the sight of my scarred face, but the way she whimpers and trembles makes perverse pleasure stir within me. I captured the little FBI agent while she was trying to take down my drug empire, and I can't allow that.
My pretty hostage possesses a stubborn streak and sharp mind, but her clever brain is no match for my iron will. I'll stop at nothing to claim her virgin body, no matter how many deviant punishments I have to devise for her.
No one will ever touch her again--especially not my cruel brother.
Samantha is mine to keep and protect. Mine to play with and punish. All mine.
Note: This book tells the events in Sweet Captivity from Andrés' point of view, and it can be read as a standalone dark romance novel.
Even though I don’t want to belong to him, he is fiercely possessive. He’ll do whatever it takes to stake his claim and keep me safe, including forcing me to marry him.
When his ownership is threatened, his enemies aren’t the only ones to suffer. He says my freedom is the price for my safety. I think he just wants me all for himself.
My life was irrevocably changed that night; the night I was taken. I saved a man's life, but at what cost to myself? Can I convince him to save me in return?
I hate him for what he's done to me. But the longer I'm trapped with him, the harder it is to cling to that hatred. He is an enigma of a man, one who is shockingly arrogant, sweetly contrite, and frighteningly aggressive by turns. And the pain in his eyes is a mirror for my own.
The longer I remain in his grip, the more confused I become.
Is my freedom worth betraying him?
My captive is beautiful, cunning, and defiant. The alluring combination pleases the monster in me. I want to conquer that defiance and take possession of her beauty. I crave to claim her innocence and keep it for myself.
But the man I am knows nothing could be more wrong.
I have to decide which is stronger: the monster or the man? Either way, one thing's for certain. I'm never letting her go.
Our relationship could cost us both our careers, but I can't help myself. He's broken, and I want to be his salvation.
In return, he says he wants to protect me, to love me. But can he save me when my new job puts me directly in the path of danger?
FBI agent Clayton Vaughn has dedicated himself to protecting others, seeking to atone for a past mistake. His mission has been enough to sustain him, until he meets her: the vibrant but vulnerable woman who makes him hunger for so much more after one scorching night.
A woman worth saving…
Rose doesn’t believe that happy endings exist for damaged women like her. Frightened by the depth of her connection with Clayton, she flees and tries to shut him out of her life. But when Agent Vaughn shows up at her apartment to arrest her brother for his involvement with the violent Latin Kings, he refuses to let her run from him. Her brother’s criminal activities have put Rose directly in the path of danger, and Clayton won’t leave her undefended.
Her heart and her life on the line…
Afraid of being vulnerable, Rose tries to resist her attraction to Clayton. But when the stubborn agent discovers that she responds to a firm hand, he decides to do whatever it takes to keep her safe. Even if that means dominating her to draw out her submissive nature and soothe her reckless defiance.
Can Rose learn to trust in his love and protection before it’s too late?
Now, my body may be scarred, but I’m stronger than ever. With my clever little pet by my side, I’m capable of anything. Samantha has finally located my lost sister, Valentina. The cruel men who have held her captive for over a decade will suffer at my hands before I finally let them die.
Valentina is closely guarded by a brutal drug lord, and he won’t let his possession go so easily. I want to leave Samantha behind, to keep her locked away somewhere safe while I dispose of my enemies. But my fierce pet refuses to be caged, and I know that I can’t do this without her.
My family is within my grasp, but rescuing Valentina might cost the life of the woman I love.
Note: This novella is not a standalone. It is a continuation of Samantha and Andrés' dark romance. The suggested reading order for the Captive Series is as follows:
Claiming My Sweet Captive
Captive Ever After
I am plaything, a possession. If I did ever have a name, I don't remember it now. Slaves don't have names.
But then, my new Master rescued me and took me into his care. He protects me from the sadistic madman who is determined to steal me back from him.
Master's touch keeps me sane. His control keeps me grounded in reality. I am utterly devoted to my savior, but his brand of rescue might leave me more broken than ever.
Do I have a hope of finding freedom when he refuses to release my heart? Or is this new form of captivity exactly what I need to survive?
She doesn’t know anything about my violent past. But if I could just touch her, taste her, then maybe I could pretend her perfect world could be mine, too.
I know I should stay away, but when she looks to me for protection, her fate is sealed.
Ashlyn will be mine.
Note: The Dom is the prequel to The Daddy and The Dom.
Then, my brother sells me, and I don’t have the luxury of being a child anymore. I’m taken to Vicente Rodríguez’s estate, to be kept as his plaything. When I’m old enough, he’ll claim my innocence.
My only reprieve from my hellish reality is in the strained companionship I share with his son, Adrián. Sometimes, I think he hates me. He can be cold and cruel, his burning green eyes glowering when he looks at me. But the longer I’m trapped in his home, the more heated those looks become, and not just with hatred. They make something burn within me, too. My innocence is no longer mine to give, but Adrián might be the first one to claim it for himself.
Note: Stolen Innocence is the prequel to Stealing Beauty.
Busting club Decadence for drug trafficking is my chance to prove myself. I'm not going to allow any arrogant, Dominant man to throw me off my game. Not even the notorious club owner, Derek Carter.
He's the criminal I'm investigating, and I have to keep him close in order to uncover his secrets. But keeping him close to my body while guarding my heart is proving more difficult than I ever imagined.
He might be my biggest mistake yet.
I'm willing to give him my innocence, but he demands more. When it's time for me to return to America, he won't let me go. My lover becomes my captor. He wants all of me, even if that means pushing me to my breaking point. He won't stop until he owns my body and soul.
As an FBI agent, I'm not accustomed to relying on a man to rescue me. But my sexy new partner Reed Miller is determined to protect me. He'll use any tactics necessary to keep me in his arms and out of the hands of The Mentor. Even if that means thoroughly seducing me. I'm helpless to resist his domineering allure, but I'm scared to surrender my ravaged heart.
The madman stalking me wants my heart, my body, and my soul. If he captures me, death would be a mercy. Can I learn to trust in Reed's love and protection before it's too late? Or will I become The Mentor's newest plaything?
Trapped in the dark, I'm coming to need him, too. He sets my body on fire, and his touch is a tender mercy.
Maybe he's not heartless, after all.
I don't have a heart left to give anyone. So when my friend tries to set me up with romance author Chloe Martin, the only answer I can give is "hell no." Unfortunately for me, Chloe is also a journalist working a story on the Latin Kings, and my boss orders me to protect her while she carries out her research. But she's so reckless, I'm going to have my hands full keeping her alive, let alone keeping her in line.
FBI agent Dex Scott is sexy as sin and completely off-limits. After what my bastard ex-husband put me through, I'm not interested in intimacy of any kind. But the chemistry between us is undeniable, and when Dex makes it clear that he wants to help with my research in the field and in the bedroom, I can't resist.
His protective instincts turn possessive as dangers from my past and present rise up to threaten me. The powerful Dom demands my submission and my love. He won't relent until he breaks down all my walls, including the ones that protect my ravaged heart.
My Master is dead. He was my whole world. He was also my protector. Without his ownership, I've become a pawn to be used by the more bloodthirsty members of the Russian Mafia. To survive, I need to outwit them. If the man who helped kill my Master doesn't find me first.
A man on the hunt...
She put a bullet in my chest to protect the monster she called Master. I'd thought she was a victim, but she was a deadly adversary. Now, I'll stop at nothing to get my revenge. I'll bring her to justice if I have to chase her halfway around the world.
A forbidden attraction...
When MI5 agent Finlay MacClellan hunts down Alicia Camden, sparks fly. Obsessive hatred turns to burning lust. Both struggle to use it to their advantage, wielding desire as a weapon.
But when Finlay discovers the truth of Alicia's dark past, can hate turn to love?
I've tracked the head of the Russian mafia to London, and I'm close to taking him out. If he doesn't take me first. We're engaged in a game of cat and mouse. Unfortunately, I'm pretty sure I'm the mouse.
When my quest for revenge causes me to cross paths with sexy MI5 agent Hugh Sullivan, I have no choice but to seduce him to keep him blind to my mission. But I can't keep my operation secret forever, and he won't stand for my reckless vigilante methods. If I want to stay on the case, he demands my complete honesty... and my obedience.