Author: Adelaide Forrest
Series: Bellandi Crime Syndicate # 4
Release Date: October 26, 2020
Genre: Dark Romance, Mafia/Mob/Cartel
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Of all the Bellandi men, Lorenzo Vescovi should have been my safety. The one who would understand right from wrong.
But there’s a demon inside him, a cold-blooded killing machine begging to be freed from what remains of his humanity.
I tempt him. I tease him, just by being me.
And when war erupts all around us, I have to hope I’m strong enough to withstand the flames of his possession.
Of all the women in the world, Sadie is the one I should stay the farthest away from. The one my boss forbids me from touching.
But one look at her honey eyes, and I’m lost to the need to make her mine.
She’s a mess of contradictions and full of jagged edges that threaten to pull me apart at the seams and unleash the beast lurking within.
I can’t resist her rebellions. But when she’s threatened by my enemies, I’ll risk everything to keep her safe.
Even my humanity.
Title: Shielded Wrongs
Series: Bellandi Crime Syndicate #4
Genre: Dark Mafia Romance
Author: Adelaide Forrest
Release Date: October 26, 2020
With outstretched arms, he grabbed the top rope around the ring and tugged it down as he stared at me. A predatory grin played at the sharp curve of his lips, an overwhelming tease in and of itself.
Those lips were made for sinning.
Resisting the urge to move, I refused to let him see me squirm. He hadn’t so much as touched me, but he seared my skin with his brand and imprinted himself on my soul with nothing but a look. “You want me to put my hands on you, Baby Girl?” he asked. “I can think of far more interesting ways to entertain you.”
I swallowed, shaking off the fog of lust threatening to make me jump his bones.
“This is the only thing I’m interested in,” I said.
“Little Liar,” he chuckled, shaking his head. The look on his face held zero trace of the annoyance most men would have felt if they thought I was playing hard to get. Instead, my resistance only seemed to spur Enzo on and make him more determined to watch me unravel. Something lurked behind his eyes, a demon simmering below the surface even though his face and words seemed otherwise amused.
I had the distinct impression I was treading water in the deep end and too naïve to realize a current threatened to pull me under.
“Don’t be a douchebag,” I laughed. “We both know sex would be a blast, but it isn’t going to happen. So put on your big boy pants, jump up here, and show me what you’ve got, Enzo.”
He complied, pulling himself into the ring with a masculine grace that should have been impossible for a man his size. Enzo moved like an assassin in the night, fluid and silent until he wanted his victim to feel that single moment of pure terror before it all ended. Bellandi men were psychotic, often enjoying the thrill and fear they instilled in their victims before they struck.
But Enzo was his own brand of crazy. Determined to win, with zero interest in anything but getting the job done, he didn’t do it for joy.
He did it because it was his duty, and I had a feeling he was a killing machine beneath the careful facade he created to hide what lurked inside him.
Caught in a bank robbery and staring down the barrel of a gun was not the way I intended to start my day. When the masked man takes one look at my face and mutters my name in shock, my world stops.
And then he follows it with a plea for forgiveness from the devil himself.
Matteo uses the opportunity to invade my life, reclaiming me as if the past twelve years never happened. The boy I loved is gone, replaced by hardened cruelty and a dangerous reputation. But Matteo isn’t the only one who wants to make me a pawn in a game I never agreed to play, and freedom comes at a cost.
Ivory comes strutting back into my life and making demands like she’s in charge. She doesn’t understand the games I played to keep her safe during our time apart. The sacrifice I made for her.
She’s an innocent, caught up in the games of men and unprepared to deal with the consequences of her actions. She should have stayed away, but fate brings her back to me. I won’t let her go again. After suffering in the cruelty of my world for too long, I’m ready to feel the light of my Angel in my life once more.
No matter what she has to say about it.
I burn for him, but Lino will never be mine. Faced with the reality that I could never have the man I loved, I made the wrong choice and settled for the worst kind of man. When his gambling problem puts me at risk, Lino steps in to protect me.
There’s just one problem.
Lino has a darkness inside him. One that could unravel everything he’s built and drag him down to the pits of Hell. I won’t risk him in that way, especially not when everything I thought I knew about us changes.
I’ve loved Samara since I was a boy, since the very moment when I first heard her sing. But my father’s cruelty knows no bounds, and I made the biggest sacrifice of my life to protect my Little Dove.
Everything changes when her ex-husband shatters the safety I worked so desperately to build for her. Suddenly the safest place for her is right in my arms where she always belonged.
And I won’t stop until she’s my wife.
I’ve never known pain like when I lost my husband, never known the fear that came with wondering how I would suddenly support my two kids. So when an anonymous benefactor stepped forward on my husband’s behalf, I never questioned it.
And then Ryker comes from the shadows to show me the truth, determined to show me what his brand of love can be. He demands everything from me, my heart, my soul, my body.
And he won’t stop until he’s taken everything.
For years, I watched my Sunshine from the shadows, letting her live out her simple life with the man who didn’t deserve her. My loyalty to the Bellandis demanded nothing less, but when her husband is shot down in a drug deal gone bad, there’s nothing that will stop me from stepping in and claiming Calla and the kids as my own.
I give her one year to grieve, to adjust to life without him. But when the year is up, rising tensions in my world threaten to steal her away from me. I won’t let anything come between us.
Not even Calla herself.