She was too good for this world. I was too much of a bastard to push her away.
I grew up in this life, and now I run these streets. Blood and violence taint everything I touch.
Everything but her. She was my constant through it all.
He chose a life of crime. I never wanted any of it; I only wanted him. I left when the danger bled into my life, taking more than I was willing to sacrifice.
I should have known he'd come for me. Men like him always get what they want.
The merciless world
Reading Order: Merciless, Heartless, Breathless and Endless.
I saw her from across the bar….
I only want him. Jase Cross. My enemy. And yet, the only person I trust…
I knew he’d be my downfall, and I was determined to be his just the same.
I should’ve known she would ruin me the moment I saw her.
It’s so easy to get lost in the touch of a man who’s powerful and unattainable.
A man who wants for nothing … except me.
Her lips tasted like Cabernet and her touch was like fire.
I was blinded by what she did to me. I so easily fell for something I thought I’d never have.
He holds a power over me like no one else ever could…
I didn't need anyone to tell me, I knew he was forbidden with a single glance.
He was a boy I should be afraid of and definitely a boy I should never want. No matter how much neither of those statements were true.
A little lie never hurt anyone... right?
No one knows what I think late at night, all alone in my bedroom...
Sins and Secrets Duets
Fate brought us together, but the sins of my past threaten to rip us apart.
In a city ruled by corruption and powerful men, only the ruthless survive.
And that’s just what I am. Like father, like son. The life I lead is riddled with black tie affairs and dark secrets.
A simple mistake destroyed a woman I knew nothing about. She was only a name and a beautiful face in a photograph. Her fairytale life was shattered, but I didn’t give a damn.
Or at least I thought I didn’t care, until she stumbled into me.
One look, and I was tempted.
One taste, and I was hooked.
It was easy to love Kat.
I didn’t know that’s what it was at first. I knew I wanted her, that I’d stop at nothing to have her in my bed. Ruining her the best way I knew how and making sure she was mine and mine alone.
Taking her was one thing, but I should have known better than to think a man like me could hold on to a woman like her.
There’s only so much I could hide and so much I could run, before the past and my sins caught up to me.
And now it’s too late.
She can’t know the truth; no one can.
The sins of his past can’t be forgiven.
Mason Thatcher gave me chills when I first laid eyes on him. The good kind. The kind that makes your body ache and your heart hammer.
What’s better is that he looked at me the same way.
There was a hunger in his eyes that wouldn’t be sated, and a confidence in his stride that told me I could never run from him. Back then, I didn’t want to.
It’s not fair that his touch eased my pain.
That his lips on mine made my worries vanish.
That his love gave me a reason to breathe again.
She made me a better man, but I still wasn’t good enough to keep her.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, with sleeve tattoos, ripped muscle and a cold-hearted stare, I am who I am. The bad boy she knew to stay away from.
I knew we were never supposed to last. But the way her lips tasted, the way her curves felt under my hands… I couldn’t let go. I did everything I could to keep her.
I put on a ring on her finger and straightened out my life. All for her.
I should’ve known better.