The face that launched a thousand ships...
I grew up knowing my destiny. Daddy pounded it in my head, my brother repeated it every day of my life. I was the only daughter of the Orsi crime syndicate, the pretty prize that would bring peace. My one job was to marry Callum Sheehan, the vicious head of the Irish mob in Chicago.
I never questioned my future–until I saw him.
The man who was never meant to love her…
I wasn’t going to the wedding. It’s shit that my brother does, things our father requires of the heir of the Sosa cartel. Not me. I’m the black sheep, the one Mama spoiled, and my father loves, but without the pressure of expectation. But Sheehan is too big a deal for me to blow off.
And then I see her.
The love that started a war…
She isn’t mine. She will never be mine. I watch her fall apart when she thinks no one is watching. I watch her marry another man. I watch her bravery. And I don’t care who she belongs to or that it will start a war between our families.
I will damn us both to possess her, and burn down the world to keep her.
A modern erotic retelling of Helen of Troy, and the epic love that brought an empire to its knees.
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"So what happened?" she asks, and it pulls me from my thoughts to the beach. Back to her.
"He started telling me stories. Aztec legends about the jungle creatures. The stories of the constellations and how they guarded us. Until the night wasn't full of danger, it was full of these amazing creatures who would protect me."
"Did that make the darkness less scary?" She sounds hopeful, and also confused. Like she can't quite believe that.
"Yes," I say simply.
"But the darkness is full of danger and monsters," she whispers, and her fingers twitch up, toying with the wide gold cuff on her wrist. There’s panic in her eyes, and it’s not what I want.
“Why are you here?” I ask, and the question startles her enough that she drops her hand and stares at me. Wild eyed and beautiful.
“I wanted one night,” she says, and that doesn’t make any sense at all. But it does. I step into the water, ignoring the shock of cold liquid, and catch her by the waist. Her eyes are wary, and then they lighten and warm, and she steps into me as I pull her close.
“One night?” I murmur.
She nods, and she’s holding her breath, body utterly still and watching. Waiting.
“Better make it count.”
There’s a place, in the ocean. Where two oceans collide, and there is a clear line. They don’t mix—you can see exactly where one ends and becomes another.
This is that line, for us.
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