and the beast is on her trail...
For the first time in her life, Bianca Da Costa feels free, even when she is bound by chains. Kidnapped from under her mobster daddy's nose, she has no way of escaping the Hound - the Abbate crime family's most vicious hitman.
But maybe she doesn't want to escape. Maybe her savior is the dark beast himself... And to face him, Bianca will have to look right into the eyes of the monster.
Matteo Salini is trained to kill. Pumped with drugs and used to blood, he doesn't expect to flinch when he has to take Bianca's life. She's beautiful - there is no doubt in that.
But Matteo has women servicing him left and right, and he doesn't need a spoiled mafia princess to screw with his head. Bianca is much more than that, though, and her tenderness finds its way under Matteo's rough skin. She might be his only chance of redemption.
She's his prisoner, he's her savior.
WARNING! Dark romantic themes included. If you don't like your bad boys BAD, look the other way!
- Original Title:Dark Blood (Mafia Brides #1)
- Author:Isabella Starling
- Rating:7.3 / 10
- Publisher:Published June 25th 2016 by Amazon
I live a privileged life.
The life of a princess.
Except my daddy, the king, isn’t a kind and gentle ruler. He is the head of the Da Costa crime family, and if someone hurt me, he’d have them killed and gone without a trace – something which he likes to remind me of as often as possible.
I sigh and lean my head against the window of the car. I didn’t ask for this life. I never wanted to be the sheltered princess living in a tower, inaccessible to anyone but immediate family. But it’s the life my daddy chose for me, and I didn’t get a say.
“You alright back there, Miss Bianca?” my bodyguard asks me gruffly, and I mumble something in response. Used to my non-verbal replies, he grunts. “We’ll be there soon enough.”
I remember why I’m meeting my fat...