Title: Mafia Manipulator
A Cocky Hero Club Novel
Authors: TL Reeve & Michele Ryan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 3, 2022
Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward are excited to bring you the Cocky Hero Club: original works from various authors inspired by Keeland and Ward’s New York Times bestselling Cocky Bastard series.
My parents are dead.
My brother, Lucas, has been shot.
Our world has crumbled down around us, and we have nowhere to go.
For the last year, my brother and I have been on the run hiding from whoever killed our parents. The details are spotty, but Lucas thinks our father stole money from the mob and the day our parents were killed is the same day they came to collect.
I don’t want to believe him, but I don’t have a choice. We’re running out of time and money. If I don’t find us a place to lie low for longer than a month or two, we’re as good as dead, too. Or we would be if I hadn’t stumbled upon a want ad: TUTOR NEEDED.
I didn’t do too bad in college. How hard could it be?
Being the head of the Daidone Family comes with its inherent risks and there are certain aspects of my life I won’t chance.
My daughter, Rocca, is the spitting image of her mother. Every day I am reminded of how, in a single instant, I failed my family.
When Collins Attwood enters my life, I know she’s carrying a burden someone so young shouldn’t be. I also know her real identity. There’s a bounty on her and her brother’s head.
Why? The syndicate of families won’t say—which is troubling.
Asking Collins is a non-starter as well.
Each day she’s in my home, the attraction between us grows harder to ignore. The need to protect her overrules my rationale, making me vulnerable. In order to defend her, I have to earn her trust. Unfortunately, faith doesn’t come easy for someone like me.
For all I know, this could be a trap.
I’ve been given a second chance at love, but in order to open my heart again, I have to know the truth.
They say love is blind.
I suspect it might also be stupid.
Mafia Manipulator is a dark mafia/age gap/enemies to lovers romance inspired by Park Avenue Player.
TL Reeve, a bestselling, multi-published author was born out of a love of family and a bond that became unbreakable. Living in Alabama, TL misses Los Angeles, and will one day return to the beaches of Southern California. When not writing something hot and sexy, TL can be found curled up with a good book or working on homework with a cute little pixie.
Michele Ryan is a multi-published author who embraced her creative passion and co-authored several books with fellow author TL Reeve. Michele has also published two solo novellas. Michele is a lifelong resident of the state of New Jersey, along with her husband and three children, whom she refers to as her hobbits. When Michele is not plotting or writing, she can be found either volunteering at her children’s school or reading.
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