wasn’t enough to stop the passion between Brandon DeLuca and Carly O’Reilly.
They’ve defied the odds and prevailed together as a couple, the first female to
lead her Irish mob family and the Italian enforcer who stands by her side. When
one of her enemies tries to use Carly as a pawn in an attempt to gain power,
Brandon is out for blood—saving Carly isn’t enough.
there are no relationship cliffhangers.
again and Ma laughed, prompting me to return my attention to her.
She’s not going to run away from you.”
running. I was confident Carly loved me. But with every passing minute she
didn’t arrive back in the room, my gut tightened, my instincts screaming that
something was wrong.
stopped as Thomas yelled my name, racing into the room alone, his face awash
another word as I took off for the front doors, yelling orders to my men to
find her. I heard Nic doing the same with his own and was more grateful than
ever for our alliance.
swiveled from side to side, taking in everything around me. I heard the screech
of tires and caught a glimpse of a long black limousine barreling around a
corner several blocks away. I felt my chest split open as I lost sight of it,
positive it was carrying my heart away.
a parked car. “I’ve got this, you find out what’ s going on. I called Breck,
he’s going to hack the GPS on the limo.” I barely got in a nod of acknowledgment
before he was burning rubber down the street with three more cars following
behind. They would split up and take different routes, hoping to cross paths
with the runaway vehicle.
specialist and had resources we didn’t have access to. He’d been invaluable
when we’d been protecting Anna several weeks before. It gave me a tiny level of
comfort to have him on our side once again.
spun around, fisting my hands in his dress shirt, pulling his face up to mine,
which lifted him a couple of inches off of his feet.
doing everything I could to tamp down the rising need to pulverize someone.
guilt and fear, some of it directed at me, but I could tell it was mostly from
concern for the woman we both loved, albeit in very different ways. “She needed
to use the bathroom and I told Greg to watch out for her while I took a piss.
When I came out they were both gone and Greg’s comm was off.”
shaking Thomas violently.
whole life. I didn’t think—”
fucking think! I don’t know him. I specifically instructed you not to leave the
safety of my wife with anyone who wasn’t on the list I gave you. Where is he?”
into my hair, pulling the strands in an effort to keep from killing him.
after power and the easiest way to gain it is by marryin’ Carly.”
other would be an annulment.”
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