"Queen's Ransom was everything I hoped it would be and more--an addicting story filled with edge-of-your-seat action, gripping suspense, and characters you can't help but love--all wrapped up in a sizzling romance. Layla Reyne is my go-to author for romantic suspense!" -- Riley Hart, author of the The Vers Podcast series
Love is risky business when you're an assassin.
Helena Madigan has lost loved ones to the family business before. Now that she's in charge, she's determined never to risk her heart again.
Except every time Celia enters the room, she takes Helena's breath away.
Celia Perri likes to be helpful.
She just wants to run the family auto shop, raise her kids, and help her brother plan his wedding.
But when a drive-by shooting targets the garage, Celia's simple life is upended.
Now ensconced within the Madigan family, there's no escaping Helena, the blonde bombshell she's been crushing on for months.
As the Madigans investigate, Celia witnesses their love and loyalty up close.
And their business.
Instead of being afraid, she sees a place for herself among them. She could be a confidant and caregiver—if only Helena would stop pushing her away. If only she'd admit their mutual attraction might lead to more.
And if only someone would stop shooting at them long enough to find out.
Queen's Ransom is the fourth book in the Fog City LGBTQIA+ romantic suspense series and can be read as a standalone. For fans of Cara Malone and Ruby Rose, this opposites attract, bodyguard romance between an ice queen assassin and the single mom mechanic who thaws her heart is packed full of action, heat, and heart.