In a single moment, she becomes my obsession...
Elaine Constantine will be mine.
And her destruction is only my beginning.
I’ve known all my life that the Constantines deserved to be wiped from the face of the earth, only a smoking crater left where their mansion once stood. That’s my plan until I see her, the woman in gold with the sinful curves and the blonde curls. My will to dominate her runs as deep as the hate I have for her last name.
No matter how beautifully she bends beneath my hands, I'll leave her shattered, a broken toy for her cruel family.
Customer ReviewsSee All
I had to pause before writing this....
Holy crap I loved this book.
I felt like it was a darker spin on Romeo & Juliet meets Cinderella’s world.
Lucian Morelli is into control.
Elaine Constantine is in a spin out. Her past haunts her. She’s the black sheep princess of her family.
Morellis and Constantines abhor each other.
This was a phenomenal book 1 in the duet!
Absolutely fantastic! The filthiest filth and enthralling characters!
You know when you get one of those that’s going to twist you up and spit you out? Well, this is one of THOSE! In a big way. Gigantic! A dark, disturbing storyline with a rival between two criminal families that goes on for generations. The hate is gigantic between the Constantines, with their bright facade and filthy underbelly, and the Morellis, the dark and dirty, you know what you’re getting with these crooks. The feud is gigantic to the point that the only contact should end in bloodshed. The cunning Lucian, the newly anointed head of the Morelli family, is a gigantic dirty pain destroyer that can’t stay away from the Constantines especially the golden beauty, Elaine. She’s the family disgrace with her drugs and party girl ways and debts and soft heart. Lucian encounters the druggie beauty and can’t stay away but soon he learns that she’s not what she seems. I hurt for the girl when her demons are revealed. Gigantic pain. She’s learned to love the pain and he loves to give it. Lucian is such a terrific antihero with his need to cause pain and his treatment of women and his obsession with Elaine. When he burst on the pages with his cruelty and dominance he’s so dynamic and I was sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for his encounters with Elaine. Is he going to give her what she wants or is she going to get what he needs to give her? Either way is pain filled as she leads him on a dark path of pain and destruction. I love this author’s pushing-the-edges storytelling and mesmerizing characters. Lucian is spectacular as the filthy menace and Elaine is his beautiful counterpart with her soft underbelly. This ends in a cliffhanger (bummer) and I can’t wait for the next story to see where these two go and the outcome of their ill fated romance. He’s put his life and livelihood in danger as he continues his obsession with Elaine. Elaine’s family has abandoned her to the criminals that want to end her. Will Lucian be her savior or her executioner? One thing for sure, their relationship will be a gigantic pain-filled affair. This isn’t a light, sweet romance but a fantastic dark, filthy, sexy story with maybe a bit of love. I loved every word!