Living is hard. Loving is harder.
Pain and heartbreak are all Valerie has ever known. Two years after a painful experience, Val decides it's time for a fresh start, so she enrolls in university while swearing off relationships—because who really needs the added stress? However, that all changes when she meets Lou and their friendship slowly evolves into something more….
Can Val overcome her past trauma and accept what's right in front of her or is she destined to fall back into old ways?
MAQ LANCASTER loves reading and writing anything having to do with romance. During her free time, though she barely has any, she’s either travelling across parallel universes or binge-watching a random series on Netflix. Lancaster is currently working on her next novel, You Again. Check out her website at www.MaqLancaster.com to find out more.
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.