Title: Cruel King
Series: Cosa Nostra #3
Author: R.G. Angel
Genre: Mafia Romance
Cover Design: Sarah Kil Creative Studio
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.
“What are you doing here?” I asked before looking down and concentrating on my pile of Oreos.
“Good morning to you too, Lena. How are you doing?”
“Don’t call me that.” I shook my head, reaching for another Oreo from the pile. “I go by Elena now. I grew up.”
“And yet you’re still very much the same.”
I glared at him. “Sorry to disappoint.”
He looked down at my Oreos with a small smile on my face. “It’s nice, I remember how excited you got every time you came to Palermo.”
I had to smile at the memory. “I must have terrified Dario with my tears of not having Oreos there because every summer after that his cupboards were full for me. I was always so excited and never knew how Dario managed to get all these different Oreos.”
“Seeing your smile made the hassle of bringing them around worth it.”
I let the Oreo I was holding fall in my milk. “You brought them for me?”
“One suitcase of clothes, another full of Oreos. Every year.”
I was speechless at the revelation. That was a version of Matteo I’d forgotten after he cast me away with his cruel words.
A version I always thought was fake but maybe-
No! I angrily shoved an Oreo in my mouth. It took me so long to heal from him, to try to forget.
I was not going to go down that route again.
“You shouldn’t have gone through that trouble for me.” I stood up, l was not going to talk with him, not now.
Especially not when I was vulnerable, and his voice and look affected me that much.
“I have to go.” I threw a sad look at my discarded Oreos, cursing him for interrupting my ‘me’ time.
“No, you don’t.” He cocked his head to the side. “You’re running away from me Lena. Why?”
His suave tone affected me in ways it had no business doing.
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.