NEW RELEASE!!! Burden by Melissa Ellen! + My Review

Burden by Melissa Ellen is now live!

One day, the life I lead will get me killed.

It’s my burden to carry.

One I easily accept.

One I never thought twice about until the day I met her.

While avenging his mother’s death, Declan Connolly trusts no one, not even the men sworn to be loyal to him as the leader of their Irish clan. The final warning Declan’s father gives him on his deathbed is one he holds close to his chest. But when Francesca Costa stumbles into his life, he must decide whether he will continue to heed his father’s warning or trust the Italian beauty that could destroy everything.

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Terrific second story in this exciting mafia series. The stern-faced, broody, new head of the Irish mafia, Declan is a hot, dangerous delight. He’s all business and cold as ice until the beautiful Francesca slowly cracks his hardened heart. She is looking for answers about her father when she becomes a target of the Italians. Declan is on a mission to solve an old mystery when the beauty crosses his path and is tied to his mission. The sparks fly immediately between these two but she’s leery of his dangerous business and he doesn’t know how she plays into his past. Good mystery and intrigue with the Irish and the Italians in a battle along with a sizzling romance between Declan and Frankie. Loads of secondary characters for future stories. Can’t wait for the next installment!

Meet Melissa

I’m an indie author that focuses on contemporary romance with a little bit of everything: humor, angst and sometimes suspense. A Reason To Stay, book one of the Blackwood Series, was my debut novel.

I grew up as a book worm, reading anything and everything and still try to read at least a book a week. I’ve always had an active imagination. Luckily, I now have time to put it to good use writing about characters that are constantly swarming around in my head.

I went from designing buildings to crafting stories. I’m a creative entrepreneur and coffee connoisseur.

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