Don Valentino is a ruthless club owner who thinks everyone should bow to him as if he were some kind of king. He’s no king. He’s a criminal, a nightmare, a heartless thug who doesn’t care if he hurts others, as long as he gets what he wants.
For months now, he’s had Dad locked away somewhere in his super fancy, by-invitation-only, nightclub in Midtown Manhattan.
Okay, maybe not locked away. But if Dad is letting his gambling addiction ruin his life, it’s because of Don Valentino. I’m sure of it. He’s driving Dad to the brink of self-destruction.
I’m determined to save Dad.
But here’s the thing, a million dollars is a lot of money. And Don Valentino is a beast.
When I show up at his club to make a deal, he counters with one of his own…
“The thing is, I thought maybe you could give us an extension or reduce the amount.” I glanced down at my hands.
“Why would I do that? I’m running a business here, love, not a charity. You know that.” He cocked his head. “But you came here to make a deal with the devil. Don’t back down now, Caterina. Let’s make a deal.”