He was sent to collect her, not to fall in love.
When the leader of a powerful Russian crime family tasked him with the capture and rendition of his son's intended bride, Ruslan didn't think much of the assignment. After all, it wasn't the first time he'd been sent to retrieve a reluctant bride. But that was before he met the mafia princess, before she got under his skin, melted his walls, and lit a fire in his battered heart.
After a failed hit on her father, Vivian expected everything would settle down and she could get back to what mattered most: finishing her final year of med school so she could finally do something useful with her life. Instead, she found herself drugged and dragged to a foreign country for a marriage she refused to accept. Falling in love with the man who stole her freedom wasn't even in the cards.
Vincent de Costa didn't escape the Soviet Union, change his name, and start a new life in America just to have a notorious Russian gangster abduct his youngest child. The last thing he ever wanted was to return to his homeland and face the ghosts of his past, but when a father loves his daughter, there's nothing he won't do to get her back.
*Ruslan is a full-length, standalone mafia romance.*