My father was the leader of a protection racket; a criminal group that uses violence to ensure our clients won’t be harmed or robbed, and that their businesses will remain protected. What we do isn’t legal, but it’s the way we’ve lived for many years now.
Memphis Reed—my father—was formidable. He was a man people both respected and feared. He taught me everything he knew, and when he died I was left in charge.
Before his death, a battle was brewing on the streets. Lies were told, deceptions were made, and people were killed. People we thought we knew changed, relationships and friendships were torn apart, and loyalties were questioned. After his death, a full on war is raging, and Roman Rios—a man we now know we can’t trust—wants to move in on our business.
With me now being the leader of nine men, it’s up to me to protect them from Roman and his own crew of ruthless criminals. I’ll do whatever’s necessary to keep my business my own and protect everything my father worked for. Even if I have to go up against Xavier Delgado. Roman’s number two. A man with no heart and a black soul. A man Roman trained to be as vicious and cold-blooded as he is. A man who once upon a time I thought I was in love with.
Yes, I’m a she. My name is Chevelley Reed, and all’s fair in love and war.
By Barbara Danks
Chevelley Reed, also know has C and Chelle, was born into a crime family that ran a Protection Racket business. Dangerous: totally, murder: absolutely, revenge: all of the time. Trained by her father in all aspects of the business, Chevelley was a force to be reckoned with; she always carried at least one gun and knew how to use it. When her father was murdered she picked up right where he left off by heading up the business that was made up entirely of men. These guys were hard core murderers, kidnappers, torturers, whatever it took to protect their customers as well as their own lives. This business was not for the faint of heart, but it was the only thing that Chevelley knew. She was born and bred on it.
Meet Xavier, lethal, badass, gorgeous and sexy! He also worked with his Father in the Protection Racket business until he died. Upon his death, Xavier was given an ultimatum by a man named Roman, who was the most evil man to walk the earth. This ultimatum gave him no choice but to work for Roman in his racket business. Roman’s goal was to put Chevelley out of business. He did not want competition. The only way to put people out of business in their world was to kill them off one by one by one!
This is a story about war between these two businesses. This is also a story about Chevelley and Xavier who before his father’s death were lovers. They had not seen each other for many years until they confronted each other with this impending war started by Roman. They were on opposing sides, but could they forget everything they had meant to each other, would death be their final fate? How far would a man go to protect the woman he loves?
If you are expecting a hearts and flowers erotic romance novel, this book is not for you. Isabel Lucero did a 180 with this change of genre. This book is hardcore, it is dangerous, it is murder, it is bloody and I loved it and think she gave us one hell of a great read. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!!!
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Isabel Lucero is the author of the romantic suspense novel The Secrets That We Keep and the bestselling erotic romance books Living in Sin, Unforgivable Sin, and Sins & Mistrust; books one, two, and three in The Escort Series. She was born in a small town in New Mexico and was lucky enough to escape and travel the world thanks to her husband’s career in the Air Force. She’s been married for eleven years to the love of her life and Jr. High School sweetheart. Together they have two of the best and most beautiful kids in the world. Isabel’s love for reading is anything but new, she’s been reading since before she was a teenager, enjoying a multitude of different types of stories. She’s a multi-genre author, tackling genres such as romantic suspense, erotic romance, crime drama, and contemporary romance. She currently lives overseas and is constantly coming up with new book ideas, so keep an eye open for new stories coming your way. Isabel loves connecting with her readers and fans of books in general. You can find her on her personal website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.