Title: Cruel King
Series: Cosa Nostra #3
Author: R.G. Angel
Genre: Mafia Romance
Release Date: November 3, 2021
I’m the mafia heartless king, the most powerful and feared man in the Cosa Nostra.
I made a vow to protect her from danger even if it meant protecting her from me.
Elena was my best-kept secret, my flutter of conscience, the only proof I once had a heart.
I’m Matteo Genovese, I kneel for no one, but she can make me quiver.
Now she is back in my life, and I vow to make her mine whether she likes it or not.
I was a daughter, a friend, a dog mom, and a professional geek until I lost everything. My whole story, my whole life destroyed in just a breath.
Now I’m on the run, hiding from a danger I know nothing about just because I was born a shameful secret…because I was a curse.
Suddenly he is back in my life, the monster who broke my heart, the man who caused most of my battle scars.
He wants me, wants what I bring him, but I’m not the same Elena he knew.
The sweet, caring girl he once knew is dead, killed by the arrow he shot.
Bring on the fight, Matteo. I’m ready for you.
He reached behind him and my heart jumped in my chest as I heard the lock slip into place.
“What?” He repeated and took a slow, predatory step toward me.
“I-” I looked around the room, for what? I wasn’t sure. I knew that if I scream Luca or Dom would come in all guns blazing but somehow despite everything, I was not afraid, not really.
“Do you know who I am?”
His question threw me off my thoughts trail. Was it a test?
“Good,” He took another step toward me. “And do you know what I am?”
“T-the boss?” I tried, wrapping my arms more tightly around myself.
“The boss, yes.” He took another step toward me. He was so close now that I could see the vein throbbing on the side of his neck and smell the enticing woodsy fresh cologne that seemed to be uniquely his. “I’m the boss of everyone in this house. It includes your brother, and it includes you, cuoricino. You can’t just dismiss me; do you understand that? If I say you dance with me, you dance with me.”
My throat closed up, my mouth and lips dry from the emotional distress his closeness caused. I licked my dry lips, his angry blue eyes following the movement and darkening as they stayed on them.
I broke eye contact and concentrated on the beautiful mountain painting on the wall
“I’m not your little heart. Don’t play these stupid games with me.” I felt the indignation at him pretending to care yet again.
“What the fuck do you want?” He asked, gripping my face between his fingers and turning it toward him. He didn’t grip it hard enough to bruise or hurt but with enough force to show me that he meant business.
“Why do you have to be so difficult?” He asked, his fingers squeezing my cheeks making me wince. “When you were eighteen, I gave you an innocent kiss and you forgave everything!”
I was an idiot in love then, I’m an idiot in pain now. “I’m not eighteen anymore. It would take much more than a kiss to get me to fall for you. You’re not as irres-”
He gave me a look so swift and so full of challenge that it was almost threatening that the words caught in my throat.
“Maybe not,” He let go of my face and wrapped his arms around me, pulling me to him, crushing my body against his powerful one. “One way to find out.” He added before crashing his lips on mine.
It was nothing that the sweet kiss he had given me in the starry night on the balcony of the Sicilian villa.
There was no gentleness there. This one was hard and punishing, his lips bruising and demanding. I gasped as I felt his hand trail up my ribs and cup the side of my breast. He took the opportunity to invade my mouth with his tongue, tasting, devouring like he was a parching man reaching the long-desired oasis.
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R.G Angel is a trained lawyer, world traveler, coffee addict, cheese aficionado, avid book reviewer and blogger.
She considers herself as an ‘Eclectic romantic’ and wants to write romance in every sub-genre she can think of.
When she is not busy doing all her lawyerly mayhem, and because she is living in rainy Britain, she mostly enjoys indoor activities such as reading, watching TV, playing with her crazy puppies and writing stories she hopes will make you dream.