Excerpt Reveal for BOUND TO CRUELTY by J.L. Beck & Monica Corwin!!



BOUND TO CRUELTY by JL Beck and Monica Corwin

Release Date: July 12th

Genre/Tropes: Mafia Romance/Dark Romance

Series: Doubeck Crime Family – Standalone






She tastes like sin and whiskey and everything I know I can’t have. I delve deeper into her mouth, forcing her lips apart to get a better taste. Her moan serrates my control to shreds, and I walk her back to the empty desk behind her. When she stops at the piece of furniture, I pick her up, our lips still locked together, and sit her on the edge.

She pulls away from me with a gasp, but fuck that, I haven’t had enough of her yet. If I’m going down in flames, I’m going to light my own damn match. Things end when I say they do.

I capture her head more firmly this time, cradling her cheek in one hand, cupping the back of her neck with the other. This time I kiss her properly, teasing her tongue with mine, starting out slow until she’s whimpering and straining to touch me.

When her hands curl around my lapels, I release her head and cover them. I pry her grip loose and pull both my mouth and my body away. My dick is so hard, I think I’ve lost circulation from the fit of my slacks, and right now, I’m two seconds from ripping that barely there dress off her body and fucking her until the desk breaks.

She blinks heavily and gulps. “What the hell was that?”

I shake my head and try to get a hold of myself. When we came in here, I meant to teach her a lesson. Give her a little demonstration of what I meant by paying up front for my protection, then her damn mouth distracted me.

I adjust my suit jacket and square my shoulders. It takes a second to force the words past the boulder in my throat. “We should get back out there. We still have work to do here.”

Her jaw tenses, and she hops off the desk to glare at me. “Fine, I’m not the one who dragged you in here in the first place.”

She skirts me and heads toward the door. I follow, imagining how satisfying her ass will look marked up with my red handprints.




I’m the shadows that reach out and take a bite. No one sees me coming, which is why I’m sent to do the things even our fearless leader won’t touch.

After months of watching our enemies it’s time to take them out. I’m ready to feel their blood on my hands, their worthless lives ground to dust.

But I don’t get the chance, when a dark haired beauty comes crashing into my plans, seeking sanctuary from our enemies. Now I’m stuck on guard duty, babysitting a mafia princess.

As tensions rise, the flames of desire flicker between us. We shouldn’t cross that line.

I’m too dark, cruel, and sinister for her.

I swear I’ll watch over her, protect her from her anyone and anything but there’s one thing I can’t protect her from: me.

**This is a complete standalone within the series and contains dark themes, not suitable for all readers.**




About JL Beck:

J.L. Beck loves good books, wine, and coffee. She’s a lover of words and when she isn’t writing you can find her working on her newest book baby. She started her publishing journey back in 2014 and hasn’t stopped writing since. Living in Wisconsin with her husband, two kiddos, and dogs she wouldn’t trade them for anything. Well, maybe…



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About the Monica Corwin:

Monica Corwin is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author. She is an outspoken writer attempting to make romance accessible to everyone, no matter their preferences. As a Northern Ohioian, Monica enjoys snow drifts, three seasons of weather, and a dislike of Michigan football. Monica owns more books about King Arthur than should be strictly necessary. Also typewriters…lots and lots of typewriters.

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