Being a killer for the Vicci Crime Family left me no time to build a lasting relationship. I certainly never imagined that my new task would lead me to the one woman who would make my heart beat again. Especially after my past with Lillian.
I was supposed to protect Bethany and her son. Instead, I brought danger to their doorstep. It’s about more than saving lives when hearts are involved.
Walking away is my only choice. It’s the only way to keep them safe, to keep them alive.
At least that’s what I keep telling myself.
My father steps into my room.
“I met your Bethany and Peanut downstairs. I see why you like them so.”
“They’re not mine, sir.” No matter how much I want them to be.
“If things were different, you would like them to be, wouldn’t you?”
I nod my head once in acknowledgement, then shake away the thought before it has a chance to settle in. “You and I both know that our world doesn’t work for someone who wasn’t raised as part of the Cosa Nostra.”
“Si, Angelo. It is good that you realize that. She would never know her place.”
Anger like I’ve never felt for my father before builds within me. My voice elevates as I speak with him. “Her place would be by my side. My equal and nothing less, and it would be a blessing to call the boy mine.”
My father smiles at me and lifts his head, acknowledging my statement. “Good. I’m glad you see things as they should be. Now, stop with the self-pity I know you are wallowing in.
K.L. Myers was born in West Berlin, Germany while her father was stationed there. She spent her childhood moving from continent to continent finally landing permanently in Colorado when her father retired. Eventually, K.L. moved to “hell”, aka Arizona where she resides with her husband & their fur babies. She has 2 grown daughters & 3 grandchildren.
KL has a passion for reading and writing hot romance when she isn’t juggling family & a full-time job.
Her books & novellas show a pension for a bad boy with a heart of gold. Coupling her bad boys with strong, independent women who don’t need rescuing, and just maybe a taste of naughty redemption! Her characters will pull you in & leave you satiated, yet panting for more, More, MORE!