Love or Money

An Enemies to Lovers Suspense Romance

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"Michelle St. James has written another riveting and consuming book!"

Imperium: Power is Protection

Hawking McGregor was a kid from the wrong side of the tracks, responsible for taking care of both his sick mom and his little sister. He started at the bottom, creating the Imperium Group with nothing more than a few thousand dollars and some very big balls. Now it’s a multi-million dollar firm whose sole job is to protect the rich and famous. Keeping them safe is his deal with the devil, but that doesn’t mean he has to like them.

Laurel Bancroft gets it. When you’re born with a silver spoon in your mouth, you don’t get to complain. Not when your mom overdoses or when your dad fades out of your life. Not even when your big brother dies in a car accident. At thirty-five, she’s given up on happily ever after. She wanders the family mansion like a ghost, trying not to attract attention and fighting the depression that haunts her.

But somewhere in the dark, an enemy watches.

It starts with DMs on social media and escalates to notes left at the gate of the Bancroft estate. Still, Laurel is less than thrilled when she opens the door to Hawk McGregor. As Hawk works to protect her, he finds himself inexplicably drawn to the woman who embodies everything he despises. When Laurel’s stalker gets bolder, the pair hole up at an isolated lake house where their passion ignites into an undeniable inferno and feelings that take them both by surprise. Then, just when Laurel begins to believe it’s not too late for her after all, the enemy arrives.

And he’s playing for keeps.

Can Hawk heal the wounds of the past to find love in the most unexpected place of all? Can he keep Laurel alive long enough to find out?


★★★★★ "... a MUST read!"

★★★★★ "One of my favorite reads so far this year..."

★★★★★ "t will rip your heart out and slowly stitch it back together."

★★★★★ "... an intense story full of emotions that will keep you guessing."

★★★★★ "Hawk and Laurel are fire…pure heartstrings romance.”

June 29
Blackthorn Press
Michelle Zink

Customer Reviews

mickey1981mouse! ,

Love or Money

Love or Money is the first book in Michelle St. James new series. Hawk McGregor is the owner of Imperium. He gets paid to protect the rich and famous, even though he despises most of what they stand for. Laurel Bancroft looks to the outside world like just another spoiled rich socialite who comes from Hollywood money. When her Uncle Mo hires Hawk to look into someone harassing her, we get to see how Hollywood is truly all smoke and mirrors. Michelle again shows us how good she is at drawing the reader in with the perfect amount of suspense, and sex appeal.

Andrea Gug ,

Must Read!

Michelle St. James new series Imperium is a MUST read! Hawk McGregor knows what it is to be poor. He worked odd jobs and got a lucky break and now owns Imperium a private security firm for the rich and famous. Hawk is asked by his friend Mo to do a favor to find out who is threatening his Niece Laurel Bancroft. Laurel lives isolated in her mansion that was her mother’s who died of an overdose two years before. Laurel had a lot of sadness in her life with also losing her brother in a car accident. She lives isolated because the paparazzi & internet stalkers won’t leave her alone . When the threats to Laurel hit to close to home Hawk gets protective over Laurel and they grow very close. They both butt heads but when the fireworks starts between them you can’t put the down read! Can the two of them survive? I can’t wait for the next book in the series!!!

Teacher1945 ,

Romantic Suspense

Love or Money is the love story of Hawk McGregor and Laurel Bancroft. Hawk is asked to protect Laurel by her Uncle, Hawk’s mentor. Hawk is unable to refuse and Imperium, Hawk’s private security firm takes on the job. At first Hawk and Laurel butt heads, but as the story progresses sparks fly. While trying to find the man behind the threats and attempts on Laurel’s life, their feelings for each other grow. Is their relationship doomed or can it survive? In my opinion. Michelle St James has outdone herself. This is her best book.

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