I’m marked for a life that will doom me to lead.

I know all about duty, because I’ve been trained since birth. To play my part. To rule.
Marriage to a rival family will only ensure our success.

Except someone is hunting me, and Carter is the only thing standing in their way, making sure I survive.
He’s lethal, determined, and obsessed with loyalty. He’ll sacrifice my happiness for his family. This cat and
mouse game between us has no rules and leads to only one inevitable end. I’m on my own.
I know one thing for sure: falling for his deadly lies will get me killed, but I don’t have a choice.

If you like the sensuous bite of Kresley Cole, Holly Renee, C.R. Jane and K.R. Knight,
then you’ll devour this start to Melanie Kingsley’s dark, brilliant new mafia series.

Start the addicting and romantic Balestra Family series today!





MELANIE KINGSLEY is a pen name for a USA Today Bestselling contemporary romance author exploring her dark side. She writes gritty, no-holding-back romances that will keep you on the edge of your seat and your sanity. Happily ever afters may be guaranteed but getting there will be a ride to get there. She loves her fur babies and coffee (light and sweet, go figure), travel, and tile match games. Putting her lifelong love of reading to good use, she now spends her time giving morally gray characters their redemption.
Explore the dark and dangerous side of romance with Melanie Kingsley’s more sinful reads. Or sit back and let the passion drive you wild with an escape into her steamy and seductive romances.

Melanie also writes Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance under the pen name Brea Viragh and Sports Romance under the pen name Eden Dunn. You can check out those books at the websites below.


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