A mob boss finding his dead lover alive six years after her death, shocking. Learning they’ve got a five-year-old son…deadly.
Six years ago Sanai Ward fled her life in Florida when her lover’s infidelity nearly brings her life to a fiery end. Scared and devastated, Sanai starts over from nothing, determined to create a safe and happy life for the child she discovers she’s carrying.
Single parenthood isn’t easy. But the joy of watching her beloved Nazario thrive is more than enough motivation to ignore the ache in her heart for the man that shattered her soul.
Dante De Luca is a passionate man who’s had his life stolen from him. Six years ago he was in love and happy, until his woman was killed in a fire. Sanai was gone. There was nothing left in the ashes but the locket he’d placed around her neck. Too angry to deal with his loss, Dante seeks to make the rest of the world pay for his broken heart by forming an unholy covenant with an unspeakable ally. He knows he’ll live to regret it, but signing away your humanity to the devil seems meaningless when your soul is already gone.
When an accident involving a family member draws Dante to New York, and forces an unexpected meeting between he and Sanai, Dante has to decide what’s more important. His rage and revenge, or the safety of the woman he once loved and the health of their son?
Just when Sanai’s deception is beginning to sting less, Dante is faced with the fallout of his own lies. Will she forgive him? Will they survive them, or will their lives become tragic casualties of the dangerous lies he told?
He closed his eyes, took a small, calming breath, and let his heavy gaze bear down on her. “I loved you, Sanai. There was never anyone but you in my life. You were all that I…”
She saw his gaze waver, stumble over something behind her. Cold washed over her when she realized what he must be staring at.
He leaned past her, effectively securing her against the headboard so she couldn’t stop him. He picked up the lone picture frame resting on her nightstand and positioned himself against the headboard next to her.
She didn’t need to look at the photo to know what he was seeing. That picture greeted her every time she opened her eyes to welcome a new day or closed them to say goodbye. It had been taken when Nazario was four. It was his first day of Pre-K, and she was both proud and sad at the same time, watching the child she’d shared with only Mrs. Rossi and Becca up until then.
His bright smile was so full of excitement, and that picture had been taken as a final memento to get her through the upcoming six hours she’d have to spend without him.
“I’d ask you who this is.” The quiet strength of his voice seemed to shake the entire room. “But since it looks exactly like a picture I took when I was that age—you know, except for the cornrows, of course—I’d say you left Florida carrying more than just luggage.”
His voice was so cavalier if she couldn’t feel his body vibrating next to her, she might just have believed he was joking.
“Tell me, Sanai. When did you and Bernadino conspire to steal my son from me?”
LaQuette is an erotic, multicultural romance author of M/F and M/M love stories. Her writing style brings intellect to the drama. She often crafts emotionally epic, fantastical tales that are deeply pigmented by reality's paintbrush. Her novels are filled with a unique mixture of savvy, sarcastic, brazen, and unapologetically sexy characters who are confident in their right to appear on the page.
This bestselling Erotic Romance Author is the 2016 Author of the Year Golden Apple Award Winner, 2015 Swirl Awards Bronze Winner in Romantic Suspense, and 2015 Georgia Romance Writers Maggie Award Finalist in Erotic Romance. LaQuette—a native of Brooklyn, New York—spends her time catering to her three distinct personalities: Wife, Mother, and Educator.
Writing—her escape from everyday madness—has always been a friend and source of comfort. At the age of sixteen she read her first romance novel and realized the genre was missing something: people that looked and lived like her. As a result, her characters and settings are always designed to provide positive representations of people of color and various marginalized communities.
She loves hearing from readers and discussing the crazy characters that are running around in her head causing so much trouble. Contact her on Facebook, Twitter, her website, NovelsbyLaQuette.com, Amazon, her Facebook group, LaQuette's Lounge, and via email at LaQuette@NovelsbyLaQuette.com.
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