Bad-boy businessman Leon King is going legit by marrying the daughter of a philanthropist—and their red-hot chemistry certainly helps. But blackmail, secrets and lies swirl around their relationship. Will their dark pasts ruin everything?
Nobody wants to work with a King. Our father—may he rot in jail—has left our family’s reputation in the dirt, and it’s making going legit much harder than I imagined. What we need is a grand gesture: something to show society we’re no longer the bad boys we used to be. What we need is a wedding.
I had my eye on Clara Hamilton, the voluptuous daughter of one of Sydney’s most upstanding philanthropists, but her father wasn’t keen on the match. He’s suggested her reclusive sister, Vita. That suits me fine: Vita awakens something deep within me that I haven’t felt in years. It’s electric and exciting.
But she’s reluctant—she’s not giving all of herself to me. Luckily, her father isn’t as perfect as he seems, and I know a few of his secrets. The threat of them getting out ought to change her mind.
But do I even want her? I can tell she’s holding something back—something big—and if she has her own dark past, it could ruin everything. To make it worse…I think I’m falling for her, and not just because of our sexual chemistry. I’ve been hurt by those closest to me so many times before. Is it going to happen again?
Book #1 of the Kings of Sydney trilogy.