I’m the female heir to LA’s underground empire, which makes love a liability. But there are two men I won’t give up … no matter the cost.
One is my first love, a man my ruthless father had beaten more than a decade ago for daring to touch me. He’s back in town and those feelings have been rekindled with a vengeance.
The other is my bodyguard, a man who would take a bullet for me, and nearly dies trying to do just that.
Daring to bring us together for one explosive night of passion puts all three of our lives on a collision course with one of the most deadly Mexican cartels. For some reason my father’s oldest enemy is after me, and uncovering my family’s dark secrets might be the only way to protect the men I love.
Against the backdrop of Los Angeles and Mexico, two families, bound by choices of a past generation, find their destinies intertwined. As legacies of rivalry and passion converge, four brothers and three sisters find themselves entangled in a dance of danger and desire. Each step deeper into this world brings undeniable attraction, secrets waiting to be unraveled, and choices that could change everything. The series journeys through a world where love battles vendetta, where hearts are on the line, and where every whisper could be the difference between love and loss. The series includes:
Strong, Independent Heroines
Villains who aren't what they seem
Morally grey heroes who will protect love at any cost
Book 1 in new series Second Skin by Ophelia Bell
Maddox (Mad Dog) is a ex navy now a tattoo artist in a rough area of LA that is run by cartels.
Papa Flores runs the world surrounding Maddox and his family but he hasn’t been messed up with him since he was a kid.
Celeste is the daughter of papa Flores and runs his properties. After papa Flores hurts a love interest for getting too close she can’t let herself get too close to Leo one of her bodyguards.
I won’t lie I wasn’t sure I’d 100% love this like all her other book but I should have trust in the queen of dragons to deliver me a amazing book.
This is heavily based around the American-Mexican cartel which I don’t know much about other then what I’ve watched in movies so it’s nice to see this family and loyalty side but still with the gritty stuff.
Absolutely loved this and can not wait till next book.
This is first book in a long time that’s kept me awake and when I did go to sleep I woke up in night desperate to carry on.
Excellent book! Highly recommend!!
This is yet another excellent book by this author. It is well written and the characters and story are well developed. I love the individual character personalities and seeing their relationship dynamics grow and evolve. The story is full of suspense, intrigue, emotion, hot chemistry and romance. I’d highly recommend this book!! I look forward to future books in this series!!
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A triangle/ménage, whatever you call it.
A tattooist, an enforcer that both have feelings for Celeste. But Mad Dog also has feelings for Leo the enforcer!
It’s an engrossing read.
And I did have to wonder how this would play out.