Alena Brennan’s relationship with Andre Makarov is… complicated. The casino magnate was a means to an end. Nothing more. At least that was what she tried to tell herself. Then she fell for him. Hard. But he kicked her out of his life when he discovered her lies.
Now she’s pregnant with his baby.
Andre understands why Alena wanted revenge. His father took everything from her, leaving her an orphan at a young age. But Andre still had to cut her out of his life. Now that his father is dead, she’s safe. He should just move on. But when he learns she’s carrying his child, all pretense is gone—he’ll protect Alena whether she likes it or not. She may kick up a fuss, but Andre knows the gorgeous model with a party-girl rep attracts attention…including the dangerous sort.
Author note: Alena and Andre were introduced in the book Retribution but this can be read as a stand-alone novella.
Alena used Andre to get to his father for revenge against the murder of her parents. When Andre found out, he cast her out but has not been able to get over her. When he finds out she is pregnant with his child, he's determined to make her his despite her betrayal.
Alena never thought she would fall for the son of a monster. She hates that she used Andre to get to the last man alive that killed her parents, but she can't see past her revenge. When Andre kicked her out of his life, she knows she deserves his mistrust. When she learns she is pregnant with his baby, she hopes he is willing to forgive her enough to co-parent their baby.
Katie Reus's books are pure perfection. She has the perfect formula for the Alpha hero, spitfire heroines and mature storylines. I'm not a big fan of betrayal stories but the author did such a good job of creating a story where you just can't be mad at either character for what happened. In fact, I wanted them together more because of it. I loved it!
ARC provided by Netgalley.