Title: The Salvation of Vengeance
Series & Book #: Wanted Men #2
Author: Nancy Haviland
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Release Date: March 24, 2015
Genre: Contemporary, Suspense, Organized Crime, Romance
Only something as important as her best friend's wedding to mob boss Gabriel Moretti could allow Nika Paynne a reprieve from captivity. Her abusive husband has kept her under his thumb with footage of her brother, Caleb, killing another man. But the respite from her violent life isn't the only draw. Vincente Romani--Gabriel's deadliest guardian--will be one of the best men at the wedding, and Nika has lingering thoughts about the fascinating mobster...covetous thoughts that may put her life in danger.
With the heartbreak he's suffered and the brutality he effortlessly delivers, Vincente knows he's the last person who can offer Nika a happily-ever-after. But his vow remains. He will do everything in his power to free his redhead from her violent prison--even if that means losing her forever.
In the second thrilling and passionate Wanted Men book, a dangerous line is drawn between loyalty to the mob and loyalty to one's heart.
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Excerpt (+18 only for language):
Vincente didn't pay much attention to the griping. The cops were always somewhere in the background. What was news about that? He was more concerned with reminding himself that this woman in front of him was married to some fucknut and Vincente led a shitty life and had nothing to offer her. She was Caleb's little sister, for fuck's sake, and the guy was standing right there!
And none of it fucking matter at all. He still wanted to be wrapped around the redhead's long, curvy body a week straight. And given one sliver of a chance, he knew he'd take her. No. Matter. What.
The knowledge was... Well, he wouldn't say shocking. Because he'd always pretty much lived by his own rules, taking what he wanted when he wanted it. But he'd never done so without first making sure any collateral damage was minimal. In this case, it wouldn't be. And he didn't care enough that fact. That was unacceptable. He usually held himself to a higher standard than that. His mother and sister would be ashamed. He had to keep his distance from her.
He blinked when Nika stiffened. Noticed because she was all he was aware of. She took that step back that he should have taken a few minutes ago, blinking rapidly, her flawless skin paling.
Her voice came out just a whisper. "I'm going inside. You coming?"
She turned without waiting to see if Caleb, to whom the question had been directed, followed and then disappeared back into the house.
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Nancy Haviland writes about her alpha mobsters and their ladies from her home near Toronto, Ontario. She has three children, an arrogant but playful kitty named Talbot, and she adores her Tim Horton's coffee, as any self-respecting Canadian would. She writes contemporary romantic suspense but will happily read anything that involves two smooching.