Angel Bondesan can't decide if Nico Vitale is the worst or best thing to ever happen to her, but it doesn't matter.
Because it's over.
Back in the small town where she was kidnapped, Angel grieves for her father and tries to put her feelings for Nico behind her. Then she finds out that the Vitale family is under attack by the one man who scared her more than Nico. Drawn like a moth to a flame, Angel offers Nico her help only to have the person she loves most become a casualty of the raging turf war.
Now the only way to avert tragedy is to become part of the world - and the man - who might destroy her. From New York to Miami to Los Angeles, Angel and Nico are on the run - and their undeniable passion might be the most dangerous enemy of all.
"Romantic and intriguing. A gripping read!" - NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author Lauren Blakely
"Dark, seductive, compelling, and hot as HELL." - USA Today Bestselling Author Lili Valente
"Hot sensuality and gripping suspense. Brace yourself for a perfect romantic journey!" - NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author Angel Payne
Michelle St. James is a pseudonym for award winning author Michelle Zink. Her work had been translated into over twenty languages and published in over thirty countries.
The streets of a peaceful city turn into scenes of Hollywood-style assassinations, explosions, and motorcades to killed gangsters’ funerals. The drama unfolding in the novel conveys the tragedy of love and death of those who live in the underworld, as well as innocent people, who happen to cross their way. Messenger of Death presents a gruesome commentary on the state of North American modern society where hard drugs became a lucrative market.
Jimmy is raised by a loving mother, Mary, and a volatile, often cruel father, John. It is the great depression and jobs are hard to find. John is willing enough to work but is an inveterate gambler and the rent payment is often missed causing relocation after relocation and later a succession of new schools for Jimmy.
We get to know Jimmy and his Mommy during the early years, the pre-school years in the South Bronx. There never was a happier pair, in spite of the endemic hard times. And we get a close look at a developing Jimmy during the war years as he spends his time defeating the Japs in epic battles involving clothes pins and shoe boxes and eluding his fathers usually groundless wrath. The wartime economy has afforded the Hess a decent life in suburban New Jersey and John has a well paying pipe fitters job at the Kraut chemical plant nearby.
John Hess gambling catches up with him, big time, and he is forced to move his family into a supers platz back in the South Bronx. The free basement apartment and the $80 per month stipend will allow him to pay Mo Felberbaum, the bookie, the $1500 he owes. He keeps his regular job entailing an exhausting daily commute, making for a very long day and leaving much of the degrading supers work to Mary and 12 year old Jimmy. Jimmy attends PS.39 and learns quickly the only way to survive at an all boys junior high school, cited by Look magazine as one of the nations roughest, is with his fists.
Always the dreamer, John decides to book horse bets himself at work. After Mo declines an offer of half the profits in return for bank rolling the modest venture, John borrows $500 from his brother in law and moves ahead. He later learns that Mo is connected and was forbidden by his associates to bankroll John Working with Jews is bad enough but a German? a Kraut? no way! one Sicilian capo was reported to have said scornfully.
Talia Tolstaia dreams to break from the heavy clutches of Bratva life. She dreams of another life--away from the stifling leash of her Russian Bratva Boss father and from the brutality of her work at The Dungeon, her criminal family's underground death-match enterprise. But when she stumbles upon her family's captive who is more monster than man, she starts to see the man underneath. A powerful, beautiful, damaged man whose heart calls to hers. But sacrifices must be made--blood for blood...life for life...souls for scarred souls...
Angel Rossi is no longer the naive girl kidnapped by Nico Vitale.
Now she’s the boss.
Yet even as she takes control of her father’s empire, she mourns the loss of Nico. Whatever the circumstances of their meeting, she was in love with him. Then Nico reappears, and Angel is too furious by his duplicity to be happy he’s back.
But when Angel is nearly killed, she’s forced to admit that someone wants her dead — and Nico, too. Soon the pair discover that a high dollar hit has been taken out on their lives by one of the only people they believed they could trust.
Now Nico and Angel are on the run, desperate to get their hands on the one thing they can trade for their lives -- and a chance to begin again.
She came into my life and flipped it upside down, proving that there was more to my world than business and money and my traditionalist family.
Passionate, intelligent, and braver than anyone else, Amaya is impossible for me not to love.
But with the wedding coming up, we must find a way for our families to come together.
We come from different worlds, so what should be beautiful and easy isn’t. Not in the slightest.
Thankfully, I’m not marrying her family. I’m marrying her.
And she’s worth every ounce of effort it’s going to take to truly make her mine.
For real this time.
This is book 3 of a trilogy. You will have to read book 1 and 2 to get the entire story. HEA guaranteed.
All’s fair in love and war — and sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference.
Damian Cavallo would do anything to get Aria back — even join the Syndicate. Fresh on the heels of Aria’s rescue in Greece, he joins up with the other Syndicate leaders to take down Primo Fiore and his dangerous first-in-command, Malcolm Gatti, but Primo and Malcolm have aligned themselves with a new enemy: Stefano Anastos, notorious head of the Greek mob.
And taking down both armies won’t be easy.
Aria is still recovering from her kidnapping when she gets a call from the one person she has no choice but to love — her brother, Primo. Determined to help him in spite of everything, Aria sets in motion a series of events that may prove deadly for more than just her and Damian.
Then the violent turf war returns to New York City and Aria is forced to make an impossible choice — save the man she loves, save her brother, or save herself.