Everyone in Manhattan thinks they know everything there is to know about Lucian Prescott.
In his mid-forties, he's a successful businessman, the founder and CEO of one of Manhattan's largest hospitality companies, the Prescott Group. He's sexy, rich, and one of the most eligible bachelors in the city. Very few people know just how dangerous he is. Because he's also the head of the Kings of Hell's Kitchen, a small, elite group of former mob members who are the lynchpin in Manhattan's underground organized crime scene.
But Lucian has more secrets than just his criminal ties—like the fact that he's been in love with Olivia Walsh for the past five years. Olivia, who is eighteen years younger than him and happens to be the daughter of Prescott Group's biggest, most important investor. She's completely off-limits, but that doesn't stop him from wanting her. In his arms. His bed. His life.
He knows he needs to stay away from her, no matter how he feels about her—or how she feels about him. But staying away becomes impossible when Olivia's ex—a man almost as dangerous as Lucian—begins stalking her, and he'll do whatever it takes to keep her safe.
He'll burn down the entire city to protect the only woman he's ever loved.
gritty and captivating
BAD INTENTIONS is the fourth instalment in Tara Wyatt’s contemporary, adult THE PRESCOTTS erotic, Mafia, crime-world series focusing on the Prescott family. This is forty-five year old, CEO of the Prescott Group and head of the Kings of Hell’s Kitchen Lucian Prescott, and twenty-six year old, interior designer Olivia Walsh’s story line. BAD INTENTIONS can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed where necessary.
WARNING: Due to the nature of the story line premise, there may be triggers for more sensitive readers.
Told from dual third person perspectives (Lucian and Olivia) using present day and memories from the past, BAD INTENTIONS follows the forbidden, older man /younger woman romance and relationship between forty-five year old, CEO of the Prescott Group and head of the Kings of Hell’s Kitchen Lucian Prescott, and twenty-six year old, interior designer Olivia Walsh. Approximately five years earlier, Lucian Prescott fell in love with his business partner’s daughter, a woman eighteen years his junior, and thusly off limits. Over the next five years, Julian and Olivia would randomly meet at parties and get togethers but it is not until her father asks a favor does Julian know Olivia is now his for the claiming. But…when Olivia’s ex-boyfriend begins to demand everything and more, Julian becomes guardian and protector of the woman that calls to his heart. What ensues is the building romance and relationship between Julian and Olivia, and the potential fall-out when an assassin sets his sights on our story line heroine.
Julian Prescott is the head of a group known as the Kings of Hell’s Kitchen, a well connected group of former members of organized crime who act as go-betweens when the criminal underworld take aim at one another but Julian will quickly discover Olivia’s ex is as dangerous as they come, and Julian is no longer satisfied to sit back and wait for someone else to take control. Olivia Walsh has known since the first time she laid eyes on Julian Prescott, that he would one day be her man but Olivia’s business is about to take off, and if not for her ex on the constant prowl, everything about her life would be perfect. When the threats against Olivia become more dangerous and dark, Julian calls in help from the Kings of Hell’s Kitchen but even they are not infallible when someone else is determined to take back what doesn’t belong
The relationship between Julian and Olivia is older man/younger woman (May-December romance) wherein five years of lusting after one another finally comes to fruition. Olivia’s father is not impressed with Olivia’s choice in men but Julian is the perfect foil for the man that is targeting our story line heroine. Julian has always believed he would never settle down but when threats against Olivia bring Julian front and center, Julian knows that it is only a matter of time before he claims Olivia as his own. The $ex scenes are intimate, erotic and intense.
There is a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters including all of the previous story lines couples, as well as the Kings of Hell’s Kitchen:Luca Romano, Ryu Shiroda, Killian Byrne and Sasha Petrov. We are introduced to Olivia’s father Gavin Walsh, several of our heroine’s BFFs, Olivia’s ex Massimo Greco, and Julian’s cousins Noah, Hudson and Levi.
BAD INTENTIONS is a story of family, friendships, relationships and love; a story of betrayal and vengeance, obsession and retribution, power and control. The fast paced premise is gritty and captivating; the romance is spicy and provocative; the characters are energetic, powerful and determined. BAD INTENTIONS is my first story by Tara Wyatt, but it definitely won’t be my last- I am going to have to go back to the beginning, where it all began.
4 1/2 Stars for this mob romance
I've been waiting for Lucian's story ... as in all the previous books I know he lives on the dangerous side of life, but yet he has a soft side that only the ones he loves get to see. I love how Lucian waited a long time to make a move on Olivia ... but once he did ... WOW! Ms. Wyatt sure knows how to write those steamy scenes! The characters are well developed and I found the banter between them very realistic. The only teeny tiny negative (in my opinion) was that the age difference was mentioned way too much ... it got tiresome.
Lucian is the oldest Prescott brother and the most dangerous. Olivia is his business partner's daughter and he met her when she was 21. Five years later he's still infatuated with her, but he knows she is off limits. Olivia knows that Lucian is 18 years older than her, but she doesn't care because he intrigues her and she can feel when he comes in a room. When an ex-boyfriend of Olivia's doesn't accept the break-up, Lucian steps in to protect her from him after he finds out he is a mob hitman. Will Lucian finally claim Olivia as his?
I was really excited that the series is going to continue with the other Prescott brothers ... the cousins of these Prescott brothers. Can't wait!
I received an early copy courtesy of the author in exchange for a honest review.