It began with a stolen almost-kiss.
And ended in revenge.
She was never supposed to cross my path.
She was never supposed to know about the oaths I swore or the secrets I keep.
But like a thief in the night, she took my heart and ran… even if she wasn’t mine to possess.
As a member of the billionaire Elite, I live by simple tenets. A gentleman above all. Loyalty is everything.. Secrets whispered are never revealed. And power is king.
My so-called brothers killed my friend. I intend to make them pay. And before it’s over, I’ll bend all the rules of morality, decency and legality. I will borrow and steal to set the scales right. But begging—begging, you can forget about.
Unless she asks nicely.
My name is Ben Covington, and I know my sins.
Rule Number 1: Do Not Sleep with your Clients
You don’t get to be where I am by screwing around—and I’m the best agent in the industry. More ruthless and cutthroat than any arrogant bastard you’ve ever met.
But when I run into the hottest young actress in Hollywood, the rules don’t apply. I know better … I just can’t stop.
After all, I’m a man. No one has ever mistaken me for a saint.
Rule Number 1: Do Not Tarnish Your Image
I didn’t know he was Brett Young, but I knew he was trouble.
Too old for me, too experienced for me—the kind of man your mother warns you about. It was only a one-night stand. I could have walked away. I should have walked away.
And when my scandal hits the tabloids, it changes everything.
Now he’s the one man who can save my career.
But I don’t want to be a good girl anymore.
With a famous NHL player for a stepbrother, Violet Hall is well acquainted with the playboy reputation of many a hockey star. So of course she isn’t interested in legendary team captain Alex Waters or his pretty, beat-up face and rock-hard six-pack abs. When Alex inadvertently obliterates Violet’s misapprehension regarding the inferior intellect of hockey players, he becomes much more than just a hot body with the face to match.
Suffering from a complete lapse in judgment, Violet discovers just how good Alex is with the hockey stick in his pants. Violet believes her night of orgasmic magic with Alex is just that: one night. But Alex starts to call. And text. And email and send extravagant—and quirky—gifts. Suddenly, he’s too difficult to ignore, and nearly impossible not to like.
The problem is, the media portrays Alex as a total player, and Violet doesn’t want to be part of the game.
Shannon Brendel, a therapist for troubled teens, wants to find the daughter she gave up when was sixteen. She doesn’t want a relationship. She only wants to know her child is safe and has a better life. One free from her father’s dark legacy. However, when she begins the search, she will lead the evil man she feels she helped create right to her daughter’s doorstep. This is a man she’s vowed never to see again. A man who could easily pull her back into the depths of hell her father had placed her in. He is a man who is hell-bent on revenge and will stop at nothing to see that Shannon, and their daughter, pay the ultimate price.
Jackson Armstrong, a private investigator will take just about any case except those involving adoption. He has his reasons. So, when his super sexy neighbor asks him to help her find the little girl she gave up years ago, he says no. That is until Shannon’s patients start mysteriously disappearing, showing up dead, and Shannon becomes the best suspect. Jackson will do whatever it takes to prove Shannon is innocent and protect her and her daughter. But will it be enough to save them from such a dark legacy?