A friends-to-lovers standalone contemporary romance by USA Today Bestselling Author Nikita Slater.
There are three men in Cassandra's life.
A husband who's never touched her; a lover who doesn't want her; and a bodyguard who will do anything for her.
After a lifetime without choice, Cass embarks on a journey of self-discovery where she learns to love and value herself as more than a mafia asset. Through her travels, one man stands true in his affection. When she finds herself pregnant, she faces a massive decision. Will love dictate her heart, or will she take the path laid out for her from birth?
Ruiz is at the height of his career as a famous Mexican wrestler when everything gets derailed, and he must go on the run to protect his sister. Despite this setback, Ruiz is the type of guy who'll turn lemons into lemonade. When he finds himself in the employ of a vicious mobster, his solace comes in the form of the only woman he'll ever love; his Goddess. The mobster's wife.
While Cass attempts to sort out her future, her past stalks her every move, threatening everything she loves. Luckily, Ruiz has her back and he's the one man who's never let her down.
Chasing Ecstasy is the ninth and final book in the Fire & Vice Series. Each book is completely standalone and can be read in any order. Note from the author: while most of the books in this series are dark mafia romance, Chasing Ecstasy is mafia adjacent and lighter than the other books. Cass is light, love and laughter and she refuses to be shut away in the dark. I hope you give her a try and that you love Cass as much as the author does.
Heart warming ❤️!
I loved getting to know Cass and Ruiz. Their story was so authentic and romantic. It’s refreshing to see a man not only want, but make it his mission to care for a child that is not biologically his. This story was definitely different from the typical Alpha males that Nikita often writes about. Ruiz is an alpha male but at least he allows his woman to speak her mind, he respects her wishes, trusts her to make her own decisions and gave her so much support and encouragement to accomplish her dreams. I emphatically loved this story. Way to go Nikita! 👍🏾🤗❤️👏🏾