A dangerous criminal. His enemy’s daughter. Can love conquer revenge?
Two years out of college, Angelica Bondesan spends her time working as a barista, keeping in touch with her prodigal brother, and trying to figure out how to bridge the gap with her father, a wealthy real estate developer.
But all of that changes the night she’s kidnapped. Thrown into a windowless room, Angelica is positive there’s been some kind of mistake — until she meets Nico Vitale.
Gorgeous and frightening, Nico became the boss of New York City’s Vitale crime family after the execution style murder of his parents two years earlier. Since then he’s turned the old-school mob into a sleek, modern army of ruthless men who understand that physical violence — while always an option — isn’t the only way to get what you want.
Now Angel is forced to face the truth:
Her father is not the man she believed him to be.
Nico Vitale is dangerous, possibly lethal.
She is falling in love with Nico Vitale.
This is not your mother’s mob.
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.
Every family has a black sheep.
In the infamous Casso crime family, that black sheep is me—Cannon Freeman.
Except I’m not a free man. I’ve never been free. Not since the day I was born.
I owe my loyalty to my father, Dominic Casso, even if he won’t publicly acknowledge me as his blood.
I’ve never had a reason to go against his wishes… until I met her.
Drew Carson turned my world upside when she walked into my club looking for a job.
Now, my honor and my life are on the line.
Going against my father’s wishes might buy me a bullet straight from his gun, but black sheep or not, it’s time to make my stand.
She's worth the fallout.
Farrell Black is dirty, dangerous, and holds nothing sacred.
Growing up on the mean streets of London, he clawed his way to the top of a criminal empire with nothing but sheer force of will and the determination to need no one. Ever. Then he met Jenna Carver, and all bets were off -- until the day she walked out of his life without a backward glance.
Leaving him was the hardest thing she'd ever done.
As a kid, Jenna knew how people looked at her. Like she was stupid. Worthless. Poor. So she spent her life working to become someone else. Then she met Farrell Black, and their all-consuming passion blew a hole in everything she thought she knew about herself. Until she was forced to make a terrible choice.
Now Jenna is back in London for her father's funeral, desperate to avoid the one man who can banish her hard-earned reason in favor of red-hot ecstasy. But when her father's death is tied to an abuse of power at the highest levels, she has no choice but to ask Farrell for help. As they work together to find answers to a puzzle that could have dangerous implications, desire threatens to undo them both - and forces Jenna to choose between keeping the secret of a lifetime and having the one man who can command her body and soul.
January: I need a billionaire. Fast.
When I stumble onto a tech giant’s plot to spy on everyone’s phones, I know my security company is only one who can stop them. But my little start up needs money. Lots of it.
Enter Mark Taylor, the hottest venture capitalist in Silicon Valley. And the only billionaire I know on a personal level. And the guy I reluctantly turned down in college.
I’m in his office and ready to beg… but he’s not the forgive and forget type.
Mark: I never hear the word no. Not since I remade myself from a skinny nerd into the deal making playboy of Bastard Capital.
January was the last woman to tell me no—and the one woman I can’t forget. She’s as enticing as ever, so I offer her a deal: I say yes to her in the boardroom and she says yes to me in the bedroom. A quick, scorching affair is exactly what I need to get her out of my system.
But when a shadowy conspiracy threatens her company—and the privacy of everybody—all my protective instincts flare to life. And this quick affair is suddenly much deeper than we’d ever expected…
Enter the world of Bastard Capital: Unrivaled men. Unimaginable wealth. Unlimited power.
Books in the Bastard Capital Series
Secret Acquisitions (Book One, Mark’s story)
Unfinished Seductions (Book Two, Logan’s story)
Competitive Instincts (Book Three, Finn’s story)
Intimate Mergers (Book Four, Paul’s story)
Hostile Attractions (Book Five, Elliot’s story)
Private Disclosures (Book Six, Dev’s story)
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I’m Samina Kumar.
I am a celebrity attorney, disinherited daughter of a technology billionaire, and the former dirty secret of a federal judge.
I never wanted to be famous. I prefer life out of the spotlight.
Now, thanks to my new client, I am surrounded by the media, and my face is on the cover of every magazine.
To top it off, the man who kept me hidden and shattered my heart is determined to get me back, and nothing will stop him.
What does a girl do when she’s had enough of others dictating her life?
She takes back control.
I have a new plan for the future, one that will use my newfound fame to lead me to where I actually want to be.
I am Samina Kumar, political candidate and a CELEBRITY.
Charlotte Duval had given everything. Just like her mother.
After the whirlwind romance that brought her together with the brooding and enigmatic Christophe Marchand, Charlotte is trying to regain her equilibrium by continuing their search for the stolen cross that is legend in the art world. Settled on the coast of Spain to continue the quest, she’s prepared for everything - except the man who haunts her dreams.
There was no fighting it - Charlotte Duval was in his blood.
Nothing had changed. Christophe Marchand’s business was still under attack, and his life offered no safe haven for a woman like Charlotte. But none of that changed the way his heart beat for her.
Indulging his curiosity about the final clue to the cross, he flies to Spain only to realize he’s been beaten to the chase — by the one woman he can’t forget. But when they join forces to reclaim the cross from an exclusive art sale, they realize the threat against Christophe is a threat against everything.
And everyone -- including Nico Vitale, Farrell Black, and Luca Cassano, brothers-in-arms in the organization once ruled by the Syndicate.
Now Christophe and Charlotte are in a race to recover the cross, outrun their enemies, and salvage the one love they can’t forget. There's only one question -- will they live long enough to do it?
Once upon a time there was a beautiful college student...
Erin cleans Mr. Morris's house twice a week to pay her tuition. The reclusive ex-soldier intimidates her, but she can't help but feel sympathy for him. Then she walks in on him touching himself, and she has much darker, much more sensual feelings.
And a beastly professor with scars he can't hide...
Blake Morris knows he's scarred both inside and out. He's reclusive and surly. Nowhere near good enough for the smart and beautiful young woman who cleans his house.
He receives an offer to return to his alma mater as an associate professor. This is his chance to reenter the world--and to be worthy of the woman he dreams about. He never expected to see her sitting in his classroom on the first day of the semester.
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Author's Note: This book was previously published as a serial in multiple parts, including Beauty Touched the Beast, Beneath the Beauty, and Broken Beauty. They've been collected into this volume and revised for new readers.
BEAUTY AND THE PROFESSOR is the first book in A Modern Fairy Tale duet.