I don"t love. I don"t even feel. I"m a savage with my hands and a beast between the sheets. I take my job as a hit man very serious and I"ve never missed a shot" until he. Vi Rogers.
Vi"s father placed a two million dollar bounty on her head, and it"s my job to make her go away.
The plan is simple. Grab her, kill her, and the money will be mine.
But, when I kidnap the curvy beauty, I learn she"s a handful in more ways than one. As much as I want to keep her, I can"t.
The mafia owns me, which means I don"t get to fall in love.
She"s got secrets, and if I"m going to protect her I need to know what they are" but what happens when they"re finally exposed and we realize we"re both pawns in a war we can"t win"Books in Series:A Mafia Empire Series by J.L. BeckBooks by Author:J.L. Beck Books
The car swerved down the rainy streets at a hundred miles an hour. Pouring rain slanted hard and ran over the dark road while the rapidly moving wipers on the windshield could barely keep up with the deluge. Benny gripped the wheel and gazed into his rearview mirror. Dammit, he"s still there. He"d already pushed his foot all the way down on the petal. He"s a God Damn bloodhound! Maybe I can lose him on the off ramp.
Benny leaned forward and tried to see the blurry road. Fuck, did I miss the exit already" The brand new Mercedes shuddered with a slam and tilted forward as his head slammed onto the steering wheel. "Fuck!" He gasped while his body trembled with panic. He"s ramming my bumper! What kind of God Damn engine does he have in that car"
Benny knew he"d better think of something and quick. With this guy on his bumper and his ass, he was gonna go down for this one. He"d thought he just ripped a regular business man"s car, but maybe he hadn"t" I mean why all this fuss" He shrugged as he tried hard to see through the blurry windshield. Well, it was a hundred and fifty grand worth of car.
The car suddenly swerved erratically while he heard a loud pop. A blowout" He gripped the steering wheel with all his might and tried to control the Mercedes while it spun sideways and back. He knew exactly when it left the ground as it rose from the flooding road and flew through the wet whirling air.
A loud crunching of metal sounded and it went on forever, as glass rained in shards all around him. His world turned upside down and exploded with a reverberating roar. Time whirled by in a dream-like vortex and he opened his eyes. Smoke pinched his nostrils as he was lying in the twisted metal, the rain smattering his bloody face.
A pair of steely eyes gazed down at him through the shattered car window.
Benny laughed when he saw the stern face. "So, you didn"t get me, cop!" His mouth literally bled the words out. "I ain"t going in, you big dumb ass!" He winced with pain while his laughter grew. The gas fumes wafted under his bleeding nose and he knew it would only be a moment before the car went up in smoke and flames.
An evil sounding chuckle rippled from the man while the metal of his car twisted sideways with crunching glass spitting everywhere. Benny gasped and found himself standing on the slick pavement of the road.
The man, who held him in a steel-like grip, stood on long legs in a staunch, unrelenting stance, at well over six and a half feet of hard brawn"a truly unrelenting, brick laden physique. Damp russet hair crowned his head as his flinty dark eyes stared at Benny from a ruggedly handsome face, which currently wore an amused expression.
Benny blinked rapidly as he shook in the man"s one-handed grip. This isn"t a cop. A fearful shudder rolled through him while he peered up at the tall man who"d accosted him.
A malicious glint blazed from his eyes while he glared at Benny. "So, you thought you were gonna get away with this"" His cold smile had turned into a grin.
Benny swallowed. "I think my ribs are broke and my arm"" He winced as his body rose higher in the wet, smoke coated air.
"You stupid little car thief. You gotta go and face the man now. God rest your pathetic soul," the stranger growled low.
Benny anxiously looked around as he hung aloft. He heard the cold laugh again, while his body swung around and was unceremoniously deposited into a backseat. The car door slammed shut as he slumped down onto the cool inviting leather.
"And don"t bleed on my seats, or I"ll fucking bleed the rest of you out!" The man warned from the front seat.
Benny heard the Mercedes explode behind them and lay his head back on the leather. Son of a bitch, how in hell did he get me out of my car" He closed his eyes with a shaky sigh. Go face the man" What the fuck did that mean"
Benny floated in and out of lulling consciousness, not knowing how long he"d been out. But then he was flung forward in the seat. Then he was thrown backwards when the silent driver took a sharp turn. The man drove like a fucking maniac.
Suddenly, he was out and held by the scruff of his torn shirt. It was some metal building. Then all the sudden, he recognized this area. Oh, shit. No way, man. It wasn"t his car, was it"
The huge man pushed him forward in through the doors at the front. He was then deposited into a chair.
Benny sat and waited. Blood dribbled from his nose. He felt like death warmed over. Damp clothes, cuts, lesions and bruises. His body shook. How stupid could he be" He hadn"t known he"d stolen a car owned by the mob.