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Heir to a worthless title, Christophe Marchand knows the only way to build an empire in the twenty-first century is with single-minded focus and cold, hard pragmatism.
Which means no distractions.
But that’s before he lays eyes on Charlotte Duval.
Charlotte Duval is no man’s arm candy.
An expert in antique furniture, Charlotte is in Paris to close up her recently deceased father’s antique store. Her plan? Finish the job as quickly as possible, preferably without touching the still-tender wound of their estranged relationship, and return to L.A..
And even the enigmatic Christophe Marchand can’t tempt her to stay.
Then the discovery of an elaborate ring hidden inside a 16th century writing desk sets off a chain of events that sends her to Christophe for protection. Soon the pair are traveling to Vienna in search of answers to an unsolved theft that once rocked the art world. But when their hunt intersects with an ominous takeover of Christophe’s business, it becomes clear that their common cause will either destroy them — or force them to come to terms with the true price of love.
Michelle St. James aka Michelle Zink is the author of thirty published novels and seven novellas. Her first series, Prophecy of the Sisters (YA), was one of Booklist's Top Ten Debut novels. Her work has also been an Indie Next selection and has appeared on prestigious lists such as the Lonestar List, New York Public Library's Stuff for the Teen Age, and Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best. Her books have been published in over thirty countries and translated into over twenty languages. She lives in a converted barn in New York with too many cats.
Love is a battlefield — and only the strong survive.
Shunning his Ivy League education and the empire that was his birthright, Damian Cavallo found his place in New York City’s criminal underworld after the fall of the Syndicate. Reclusive and angry, he works alone — until crime lord Nico Vitale makes a compelling argument for the new organization’s far-reaching power. After hearing Nico out, Damian is willing to consider the possibility of leading the New York territory.
There’s just one problem: he isn’t the only one who wants it.
Aria Fiore didn’t choose a life of crime — it chose her.
Raised by her dangerously unbalanced brother, Primo, after the death of their parents, Aria had no choice but to follow him into a life of crime. She finds happiness working in the city’s community garden but can’t help wondering if she’ll ever get the chance to choose something for herself. Then Damian Cavallo appears — hot, brooding, and demanding Primo forfeit the New York territory. Aria has no love for the business, but even the gorgeous criminal can’t shake her loyalty to her brother.
As the rivalry becomes more and more deadly, Primo’s first in command is only too happy to goad him into reckless action. Desperate to save her brother, Aria forges an alliance with Damian that quickly turns into an undeniable passion. Now she’s forced to admit the truth:
She is in love with Damian Cavallo — and her real enemy is much closer to home.
She’s just using me...not that I mind.
But her indifference is suffocating. I mean nothing to her...less than what she used to mean to me. Admissions of regret and apologies aren’t enough to fix it.
I have to return to the gypsy...and hope for the best.
Nolan Burke has gotten rid of one enemy — and bought himself an even more deadly one.
After months of coordination with the Syndicate, Seamus O’Brien is finally dead. Nolan and the Syndicate leaders have spent the last five weeks preparing for Baren Maguire’s next move, but when it comes, it’s even more shocking than anyone expected.
Bridget Monaghan isn’t free yet.
Her debt to Seamus may be forgiven, but killing Baren’s son, Sean, means she has an even bigger one to pay. Refusing to hole up on Gerald Island with her parents, she hunkers down in Southie with Nolan, waiting for the right time to tell him about the one remaining secret between them.
As Baren makes every deadly move in the IRA playbook, South Boston becomes a battlefield. A new arrival only increases the stakes — and the body count — forcing Nolan and the Syndicate to pull out all the stops in an effort to take control of the territory once and for all. As the situation becomes more dangerous, Bridget and Nolan become locked in a battle for their community, their future — and their very lives.
She had one year left of college when our parents got married. And thanks to being raised in poverty, she needed help with her expenses.
My dad, being the benevolent billionaire, stepped up without question.
But there was a catch. She had to intern at the firm for a year. With me.
As her boss. Poor sweet little thing.
She has no clue what she’s up against, but she’ll figure it out soon.
I don’t play typical games, but the ones I do play, I always win.
And regardless of how taboo our relationship might become, I’m all in.
The reward is worth the risk.
I just hope she can keep up with my many demands.
This is book 2 of a 3 part series. You will have to read book 3 to complete the story.