Publication Date: August 6, 2018
Genres: Adult, Organized Crime, Mafia, Romantic Suspense
Sex is his weapon.
Power is her drug.
Caesar Accardo is gasoline. Mostly harmless while stable, but Aria holds the match to set the dishonored Cosa Nostra prince on fire in more ways than one. And if he burns down everything in his path because of it—so be it.
The problem is … she just wasn’t prepared for all of him.
Aria De Rose is a hurricane. Amazing from afar, but destructive up close. Caesar keeps getting pulled into the Camorra queen’s plans in her effort to gain power, but he’s a better player than she knows.
The thing is … women like her are the reason why rules are meant to be broken.
Philadelphia isn’t ready for game these two are playing—the sacrifices they make might not be worth it in the end, and someone will always lose in a war.
They’re broken, so very vicious, and they are not the good guys. But for every villain in the world, there’s a monster at his back who made him that way.
And monsters like those hide in plain sight.
Note: This is a standalone romance with content that some might find triggering. Be warned, and read with caution.
Caesar had just come down the escalator at arrivals when the sight of someone waiting for him down below had his rage simmering damn near instantly. Of fucking course his father wouldn’t let Caesar come home to no one waiting for him.
He should have known better.
But shit, he was surprised to see the man who his father did send to wait for him. His half-brother—Daniele.
Was Angelo trying to start a war?
Because Daniele looked ready for it.
Caesar found that amusing.
That was half the problem.
“Caesar,” Daniele greeted when Caesar stepped off the escalator.
The hatred dripped from his half-brother’s tone. It almost made Caesar giddy—yet another person in his life that he had ruined in one way or another. Really, what Caesar had done to Daniele was just a by-product of someone else’s doings to him.
So was Caesar’s circle.
And far too wide.
Everyone got caught in it.
“Papa sent you?” Caesar asked.
“Why else would I come? Others were busy.”
Or they made excuses.
“And you couldn’t be busy, too?” Caesar asked.
“I was told to get over what happened, and that starts with this.”
His half-brother was never going to get over what happened. Daniele was never going for forgive Caesar for what he did, or forget it. That was kind of the point, though. That was exactly why Caesar did it. He needed his brother to remember what he had done, and that he could do it again in a second.
Maybe he would do it again.
Daniele’s gaze blazed with his blinding rage. “And unlike you, I make an effort to follow the rules our father sets out for us.”
Sure he did.
That’s why he was the favored one.
The golden Accardo son.
The perfect made man.
He was the dishonored.
The shamed made man.
And he fucked his half-brother’s wife just because he could—because like his father, Caesar enjoyed taking people down a peg or two, also.
He humbled people in a different way.
Caesar liked this way better.
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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