Valentina loathes me as much as I despise her. That doesn’t stop me from kidnapping her, stealing her away for myself.
She was brought into my home when we were teenagers, her virgin body sold to my father to pay a debt. She was meant to be his plaything, but I claimed her innocence for myself.
Now, ten years have separated us, and hatred has festered in my heart. The girl I once loved is a stunning woman, and she thinks she belongs to someone else.
As the most notorious, sadistic drug lord on the west coast, I thrive on power and control. Her defiance tempts and torments me, and I’ll never tire of devising devious punishments to keep her in line. She can’t escape my cruel touch and harsh discipline.
No one will take her from me. I’ll kill anyone who tries.
Valentina was always meant to be mine. Nothing will stop me from possessing her, body and soul.
Note: This book can be read as a standalone dark romance novel, and it now includes the prequel to Valentina and Adrián’s story, Stolen Innocence.
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Ms Sykes is a very talented writer and I love her work. Four stars because she repeats herself quite a bit, but it’s not terrible.
Thin Line Between Love and Hate
This story and these characters get you from the start. The love/hate at the beginning keeps you on your toes. They way Adrián takes Valentina because he knows she belongs to him. You can feel the fire between these two characters. I could not put this down. Julia Sykes does not disappoint!