The last time I saw Maddox “Mad Dog” Santos was the day my cartel boss father had his favorite thug beat him into submission for daring to touch me. That was more than a decade ago. Now he’s back from the military, dark and damaged and sexier than he has any right to be, doing tattoos for the local criminal underground. We could have a second chance, but I know I should stay away, for his sake, and my own sanity.
Except I have this habit of wanting to get close to men I shouldn’t. Men like Mad Dog Santos. And men like Leo Reyes.
Leo is just my bodyguard, but when he steps in front of a bullet to save my life, everything changes. Mad Dog comes to our rescue, and when the two of them are together, I see the way Mad Dog looks at Leo. It’s the same way they both look at me.
My proposal is simple: Leo can have me however he wants, but he has to submit to Mad Dog first. Admitting these dark desires to each other just as dangerous as the criminal business we're in, but I need to close this little love triangle before it kills us.
Mad Dog is the first book in the Second Skin organized crime romance series. It features a bisexual hero with a dark past who gets both the other guy and the girl. Although all books in the Second Skin world can be read as standalones, you won’t want to miss the rest. An erotic romance with explicit sex and strong language, a happily ever after is always guaranteed. Enjoy!
Great World Building
Ophelia Bell writes about strong women who are not apologetic about enjoying sex and alpha men who do not mind strong women. If you are ready to take a trip on sensual ride, then pack your bags for this steamy mafia voyage. The journey introduces you to a world of action, mystery, suspense and a wonderful world of fiction. Ophelia Bell usually writes about steamy dragons, but this latest introduction to mafia series had me on the edge. Ophelia never disappoints capturing my attention. The world building in this novel was very original. Each characterization was top notch with the leading men and leading lady being very distinct individuals. The storyline had everything needed to keep you turning pages; such as, 2 hot strong men, a strong heroine, steamy scenes, thrilling action suspense and mystery. A well written mafia story that is unpredictable and entertaining. Looking forward to the next tasty installment.
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I’ve followed this author for years but I usually stick to PNR. I love her books enough to branch out and see what she’s done and I’m so glad I did! This is a great story with enough going on to keep you invested throughout the entire story. I can’t wait to see what comes next.
Amazing and intense. Loved it so much!
The first book of a very intense series. Mad Dog or Maddox has a past that forever changed him both physically and emotionally. He discovered more about himself but led to so much pain and suffering. The scars he tries to hide but even he will have to show them if he is to survive. Leo, his best friend and Celeste, the first girl he ever loved, are the other two main characters. The story will show the darkness of the mafia and its effects on those not involved in it. Good men make bad decisions and death will be the consequence. The story has a deep plot that is always changing with some twists that will make you cry, some to make you laugh and some that are pure hotness. There are m/m, m/f and m/m/f scenes.