October 29, 2021
Dangerous. Deadly. And most of all, devastating.
He’s the king of New Orleans.
Ruler of the Russian mafia and my best friend’s oldest, mouthwatering brother.
On Halloween night my last year in college, I gave him everything. My body. My heart. My soul.
He burned it all to the ground with the first ray of dawn.
Lessons learned. I’ve moved on. Now, five years later, I have a career I love, a boyfriend. But Vasili is back in my life again. A temptation I don’t need.
One thing is for certain. Nikolaev always settles the score.
He’ll destroy everything and everyone, including my boyfriend.
The question is… What is Vasili’s end game? Will he destroy me all over again or will I be the Phoenix rising from the ashes he left behind and take what I've always wanted? Him.
The truth is never what it seems. Neither are the people, regardless of who they are.
✅ Mafia romance
✅ Age Gap
✅ Murder mystery
✅ Steamy sex
I knew the past would come back to haunt me. It was only a matter of time before my world came crashing down.
The only thing I didn’t expect was Mateo. The head of the Italian mafia. We were never meant to cross paths; our worlds vastly different.
His green gaze captured me, his touch burning through my defenses. The words he whispered melted away all the years of loneliness. But the secret I kept could get me killed. If he spared me, his rivals wouldn’t. As my secrets unravel, it could cost me everything and everyone I loved.
“This book knocked me off my feet! It’s flipping brilliant!” Goodreads Reviewer
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ “Passion burns red hot between Maxim and Layla. There is love, passion, danger, and mystery. This story is beautifully written!” Goodreads Review
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ “ Layla, a bad girl from a previous book and the keeper of a horrendous secret from her past and Maxim, a hero with secret demons of his own. With her usual flair, Winners weaves a story of reluctant hearts, discovered passions and ultimate redemption. She never fails to deliver well defined characters, a compelling plot and a more than satisfying HEA. I just love this author and what she can do with words.” Goodreads Review
Layla has been her family’s disappointment all her family.
Haunted by her trauma, she drifted through life without a purpose and searching for love in all the wrong places.
A yearly reminder by a stranger ensures she never forgets her mistake.
Maxim is loved by everyone. Darkness within him demands control. His experience in the military left no room for softness.
Layla and Maxim’s paths cross, more than once. When their paths cross at the masquerade ball, the sizzling attraction takes on a whole new level.
What happens when Layla figures out who’s her mysterious man behind Phantom mask? Or when she’s cornered into another blackmail?