Guzzi Legacy, #3
Publication Date: September 2, 2019
Genres: Adult, STANDALONE, Romantic Suspense, Organized Crime. Erotic Romance
A made man versus the cartel …
The job was simple—a contract from a powerful crime family to retrieve Valeria Lòpez. A woman believed to have been forcibly taken by one of the major cartels in Mexico. Easy enough, right?
Christopher Guzzi thought so, but the details made it difficult. He didn’t expect to trick his way into the path of the cartel leader only to develop feelings for the woman he was meant to recover. That leader’s wife. Every step he takes is risky, and one wrong move could leave them both dead. Too bad that’s not enough to keep him away from Valeria as he tries to find a way to free her.
Hope is a dangerous thing.
Love is even worse.
Here, everybody plays dirty.
No one can be trusted.
So, how do they get out alive?
*Note: Chris is book 3 in The Guzzi Legacy. It is a standalone novel.
“Yes?” Chris asked. “Is there something I can do for you?”
Jorge’s lips quirked up at the edges.
A hint of a smile.
It wasn’t kind, though.
No, it kind of felt threatening.
“There is,” Jorge said.
Chris didn’t wonder what people saw in Jorge Lòpez. He didn’t assume what the man had done, or was capable of, that made people terrified of him. Hell, his family had control of a good thirty percent of Mexico—from small businesses, to entire towns, and even the goddamn government.
No one became that powerful by being nice or playing fair. This man had spilled a lot of blood to get here and would spill as much as he needed to get whatever he still wanted to go.
That, primarily, was what made Jorge more dangerous than people could understand. His unstable mindset, his uncaring attitude, and his willingness to be irrational to get what he wanted made him tricky to deal with. Chris needed to consider all those things on this job, or it would be his life that ended before his time was up.
Chris understood fine and well why he should be afraid of this man, and yet, he still figured … Jorge Lòpez was just a man. Another man in this criminal world of theirs with a big fucking ego, and a gun to match it. And like all men who assumed they couldn’t be beat; it only took the right man coming up against him to get it done.
Chris would be that man.
Just not tonight.
“Well?” Chris asked when Jorge stayed silent.
“I tried to find the right way to phrase this, but perhaps being blunt is the better option, sí?”
“I prefer a man who is frank rather than one that hides his issues or intentions behind the guise of politeness.”
Jorge nodded. “I will remember that, then.”
Because he didn’t think this man had approached him for that exchange, to be honest. He wasn’t disappointed.
“For future reference, Christopher, if I catch you with my wife where the guards cannot see you, I will cut off your hands, and have them delivered to your mother in a box lined with satin. I hope I have made myself clear.”
He always had appreciated a good threat, even if it was leveled on him. Maybe there was a broken part of him, but he always took them as challenges. Undoubtedly, his twin would tell him to be careful here, to be mindful of where he stepped with the man in front of him. His twin wouldn’t be wrong, either.
“That so?” Chris asked.
Jorge arched a brow. “Are we clear?”
Chris’s jaw tightened.
Jorge never looked away.
“Crystal clear,” Chris murmured.
Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to four young sons, one cat, and two dogs. A small town in Eastern Canada where she was born and raised is where she has always called home. With her boys under her feet, snuggling cat, barking dogs, and a hubby calling over his shoulder, she is nearly always writing something … when she can find the time.
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