TWO IDENTITIES, ONE DESTINY.
WILL THEY COME TOGETHER, OR TEAR EACH OTHER APART.
Alexei Petrov was born into the Russian mafia. He was also betrothed to Valentina Semonova, the daughter of one of the most ruthless crime families in Russia.
He escaped to the U.S. with his mother when he was five years old and began a new life with a new name, Alex Stone. He never knew about the baby girl who was to become his future wife.
Twenty-nine years later…a beautiful blonde catches his eye on a beach in Brazil while he is working a case for Black Stone Investigations. She is not only drop dead gorgeous, she’s also the sniper who has her rifle trained on him a few days later. A single shot is fired, but Alex isn’t the one who falls.
Weeks later, unable to get her out of his mind, the same blonde catches his eye again when she shows up in New York, his home turf. She’s bandaged but still breathtakingly beautiful. He has done some digging. He knows her name is Valentina Semonova. He also knows that she the daughter of one of the most ruthless crime lords in Russia, but the rest is a mystery.
When Alex shows up unexpectedly at Valentina’s door demanding answers, nothing is what it seems.
The intense connection between them cannot be denied. Sparks fly, igniting more than the desire that burns between them. It ignites secrets, lies, and a mystery that once solved, will shake them to their very core. Neither of them can deny there’s much more to their story than either of them knows.
The question is: Do they tempt fate, deny destiny, or give the burning passion that is about to light their world on fire.