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!
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.