Guzzi Legacy, #5
Publication Date: November 4, 2019
Genres: Adult, Romantic Suspense, Organized Crime. Erotic Romance, Standalone
A vendetta can change everything …
Bene Guzzi is walking a fine line. In his family, the mafia, and even with his own twin. Being a Guzzi principe means he doesn’t have time to be a screw up, so he needs to fix it and fast.
Vanna Falco is nothing that she seems. Her angel’s face hides a past filled with pain and her secrets might be enough to finally take the Guzzi family down for good. That is, if no one finds out the truth.
But everything gets trickier when people who shouldn’t be together, start to fall hard. And no one is more dangerous than a Guzzi in love.
The lies between them, though?
Well, they might ruin it all.
Note: Bene is a standalone within The Guzzi Legacy and can be read as such.
Girl was beautiful.
How had he missed her?
It certainly spoke to Bene’s distraction, and his mood when he didn’t notice a woman like that coming to sit right beside him. The restaurant certainly wasn’t high class. The Guzzis owned more than enough of those types of places, and this joint was laid-back, and most were welcome which was why Bene liked it as much as he did. One could meet all sorts of people from all different walks of life just by coming to have a drink at the bar.
This chick, though?
He’d never seen someone like her walk through the doors.
And damn …
That was a shame.
“Are you here with—”
“Me,” Bene spoke up before he could really think it through, making the woman glance up from the drink in front of her, and then over at him. “She’s here with me.”
The guy beside her—Mr. Fucking Suit—narrowed his gaze at Bene. “Sorry, but weren’t you here before me?”
The woman, to her benefit, kept staring at Bene, never dropping his gaze even as he lied for her again so that she wouldn’t be bothered further by the asshole to her right. “People can’t meet up for a drink, or do they always need to come together?”
“I’m here with him.”
Before, she sounded bored and just fucking over it. As though she regretted sitting down, and one more word from the asshole beside her was going to send her straight over the edge. Now, though, staring at Bene while her soft pink lips curved in a sensual smile … her voice came out musical, and intriguing.
Just a hint of air.
He smirked and pointed at her mostly empty glass. “Another one of those?”
Mr. Fucking Suit had just enough decency to roll his eyes and stand from the stool before tossing a few bills to the bar. He made himself scarce, and neither Bene, nor the woman, watched him leave, either.
“Depends,” she returned.
Bene grinned. “On what?”
“Are you going to finish yours? I can’t imagine drinking with someone who doesn’t seem very interested in being good company. And you’ve been staring at that drink of yours for at least an hour now, right?”
How long had she been beside him?
On another evening, that might have bothered him. Right then, he found it interesting, and her … even more so because of it. Still, he glanced down at his drink, considering her offer.
“I really shouldn’t,” he said, “because lately, this shit has caused me nothing but problems.”
He shrugged and watched a new highlight reel play through on the television. “I don’t need to let it become a bigger problem, that’s all.”
What was he doing?
Why was he spilling his guts to some random woman? At a bar?
She didn’t seem to mind. “The joy of adulting. I used to think turning twenty-one would be the best thing ever, and really …”
Bene laughed, peering over at her. “Not that great, huh?”
“All I learned about growing up was that with adulthood comes adult problems.”
Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to four young sons, one cat, and two dogs. A small town in Eastern Canada where she was born and raised is where she has always called home. With her boys under her feet, snuggling cat, barking dogs, and a hubby calling over his shoulder, she is nearly always writing something …when she can find the time.
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