Fans of Maya Banks's KGI series will love this explosive new romantic suspense series from Nico Rosso, featuring black ops agents and the women they'll do anything to protect
Former Special Forces agent Artem "Art" Diaz is tattooed, muscular and undeniably dangerous. He's also deep undercover, posing as mob muscle for a deadly bratva boss. His mission: gain the Russians' trust. Then lead the strike team that will take them down.
Chef Hayley Baskov knows better than to get involved with someone with such close mafia ties, but the handsome bodyguard who brought her to this sprawling estate full of ruthless mobsters is inexplicably kind. A little flirtation may keep her safe amid the growing menace.
As Art's timetable for action escalates, so do his encounters with Hayley. Stealing what illicit pleasure they can keeps them both sane in the face of evil. But when things get dangerous, Art has to tell her about his assignment, bringing her deeper into the shadowy world of black ops…and putting her life on the line.
Now Art has a new objective: protect Hayley from the men who'd see them both dead.
Book one of the Black Ops: Automatik series
Family recipes and daring choices lead a rambunctious chef to a gangster's kitchen in this vividly written, action-packed contemporary from Rosso (the Ether Chronicles). Hayley Baskov's dream of opening her own restaurant in San Diego, Calif., has been put on hold thanks to mounting debt and the unreliability of her business partner. She'll do whatever it takes to overcome her obstacles, including parking her food truck right outside a nightclub owned by a member of the Russian mob. Undercover investigator Art Diaz wants revenge for his father's death, and he's infiltrated the group of mobsters who committed the murder. His boss is so impressed by Hayley's cooking that he demands she take a lucrative gig as his chef at a weeklong retreat, which places her right in the heart of danger. Art promises to get her out alive. Their attraction grows so quickly and believably that readers will forget they've only known each other a few days. After Art realizes that he's starting to fall for Hayley, he decides to let her in on his little secret. As tension mounts, Art learns that Hayley's skills go far beyond the kitchen. High stakes and sexual tension will keep readers eagerly turning the pages.