(Blood Ties, #1)
Publication date: August 17th 2020
Genres: Adult, Dark Romance, Romance
After years of being a facilitator for the elites of criminal society, I know a bad deal when I see one.
was walking away from the latest gangster wannabe, until he made an offer I couldn’t refuse.
She was beautiful and innocent, until I took that away from her.
The more I took, the more I wanted.
But something’s wrong, and Iris won’t talk.
I’m beginning to think I’m being played.
Yet I can’t shake the memory of her, the taste of her.
She’s what I want…and I’m not taking no for an answer.Discretion is my business.
**This is a Dark Mafia Romance containing mature themes, adult situations, and graphic violence. If you are not prepared to deal with this, please pass on the opportunity.
**The story started with Stealing Iris. It will end in Book 3
EXCERPT“Iris to the front, please. Iris to the front.” Carol’s voice, brimming with excitement and a little amusement, comes over the speakers. I frown. What is she up to? Tuesdays tend to be slow after a hectic weekend and Monday shoppers, so what does she need? Did I lose track of time?
I set a box of tomatoes on the rolling cart for restocking and wipe my hands on my smock. Sidestepping this morning’s produce delivery, I head to the front.
As soon as I pass the heavy service doors, something flutters in my chest. Dante, looking shockingly handsome in a forest-green pullover, chats away with Carol. She’s especially bubbly, which means she’s flirting with him.
He looks directly at me as he finishes his conversation. “Excuse me,” he says, without breaking eye contact then starts in my direction. My cheeks warm, and my insides do a few Beyoncé moves as snippets of the other night flash through my head.
Carol swivels around to check him out as he walks away, her gaze centering on the back of his jeans. Her hair slips off her shoulder as she leans across the counter to keep watching. The twinge, coming from somewhere deep inside me, slows my steps. We’ve grown close in the time she’s been at the store, so I’m not shocked when she puts her fingertips to her mouth as she flicks the other hand. Yeah, no denying Dante is hot, but I can’t appreciate her teasing this time. Right now I want to smack her. I guess the fact Dante and I have been naked together changes some things.
“Hey.” His casual greeting makes my pulse skip a beat. A killer smile plays peek-a-boo, popping up for just a few seconds before melting away. Long enough to let me blow off the rest of Carol’s antics without plotting any serious payback.
“Hi.” My voice gives out, only sharing the H in my greeting. I clear my throat, forcing myself not to wring my fingers or blush. “You looking for Conrado?”
He looks around at the fruits and vegetables section before turning toward dairy. “I don’t look like I’m shopping?” he asks in his cool, laidback manner.
I raise a brow then take Carol’s lead, checking him out under a thinly veiled pretense. “No basket, no cart, no list,” I tick off on my fingers. “So no.”
A ghost of a smile touches his lips. “Okay, maybe not. But I’d like a word with you, in private.”
Sahara Roberts caught the writing bug early in life. She enjoys writing Dark Romance and Romantic Suspense. Her days are filled with international trade issues (the legal kind) and her evenings writing steamy romance.
She is currently working on Blood Ties, a Dark Mafia Romance series, along with a Contemporary Romance series due out in 2021.
When she's not at her usual hangout, Savvy Authors, she enjoys socializing on Facebook and Instagram or watching The Blacklist, Pure, and My Hero Academia.
Sahara lives in South Texas with her beloved husband and their three furry overlords. She enjoys cooking, baking, and cake decorating, but she would certainly prefer to have someone else do the dishes.
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