But I broke her, and now we both have to pay the price.
I'm her nightmare.
I'm her savior.
And now that I have her signature on an ironclad contract, I own her body and soul.
She doesn't remember me.
Because as much as I know I need to stay away, for fear of unlocking the memories I helped her father bury--I can't.
She was the apple in the Garden, dangled in front of me, her core so tempting and sweet. A voice whispered. Just. One. Bite.
Welcome to the world of the Russian mafia, where death, is your only future.
“You,” I said simply. “It all leads to you. Everything. And I think, for now…” I leaned up, brushing my lips across his. “That’s all that matters.”
“And if I’m the key to both your survival and your destruction, what then?”
“You mean what if your water is poison?” I asked.
He didn’t answer.
“Then I want to drink.”
There were two seconds.
Two brief moments in time.
When I felt my heart race and wondered if it matched his as Nikolai took a steadying breath… then swallowed hard.
One beat against my chest, and his lips were touching mine.
Two beats as my heart picked up speed, and I could feel the heat of his mouth as he slid his tongue across my lower lip.
I moaned in response, reaching around his neck, grasping fistfuls of his hair and tugging as his body moved against mine. Without breaking the kiss, Nikolai found the hem of my cotton T-shirt, lifted it and pulled it over my head, our mouths parting for seconds before, with a sizzle of heat, they met again, and again. Each time our lips grazed it felt new, and yet familiar, like we’d shared hundreds of kisses, thousands of embraces.
He leaned back and helped me to a sitting position, his muscles flexing from holding his own weight. Moonlight shone across the planes of his firm chest. Something about Nikolai’s masculine beauty was lethal, so dangerous that my heart raced even harder. He frowned, pressing his palm to my chest as if trying to calm me down.
I wasn’t safe.
Not in his arms.
Kim's 4 Star Review
Nikolai (Nik) Blazikis the go to Doctor when you want to hide a secret. His speciality, erasing memories. He’s has only one weakness, Maya, daughter of Russian Mafia leader Alexander Petrov. Nikolai went to collect the debt that Alexander owed him, asked for one thing. Will his desire be his downfall or will it bring a bright future for him?
I was given this in exchange for an honest review.
Maya has always felt like she was a burden to her father. He never had anything to do with her and if she wanted something he made her work for it. Little did Maya know what would happen when she asked for her father to help her get an interview with Doctor Nikolai Blazikis.
Nikolai knows what he is and giving Maya an internship with him may just be the worst decision he’s made yet but there is something about her that he’s drawn to. This internship has rules, rules meant to protect Maya but what happen when the memories that Nik help erase when she was sixteen start coming back? They develop an undeniable connection during their time together.
This book is a spins off the Eagle Elite series but can be read as a stand-alone. I’ve come to expect a certain level of writing from Rachel and she has always delivered and gone beyond. This book took Maya and Nikolai to places you didn’t think it would and watch as they fight through their past, to gain their future. The twists and turns kept me on the edge of my seat drawing me in so I couldn’t put the book down. Rachel gave her readers the right amount of action, mystery, drama, romance and suspense. This is yet another amazing book of Rachel’s that I highly recommend.
Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she's not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.
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