Dark Mafia Prince by New York Times bestselling author, Annika Martin is LIVE!
Don’t look at me like that. So trusting.
Like you think I’m not a monster.
Like I won’t wrap your hair in my fist and bend you to my will.
Like I won’t sacrifice you, piece by piece, to save my brother.
I’m the most dangerous enemy you’ll ever have because every time you look at me, you see somebody good. That friend who died.
And when you look at me like that, I die again.
I spent years making myself invisible.
A good girl, apart from the noise.
Then you came back, beautiful and deadly in your Armani suit.
Don’t look at me like you still know me, you say.
But I remember your smile and those sunny days.
Before they lowered your small casket into the ground.
Before they told us the prince was dead.
About the Author:
Annika Martin is a NYT bestselling author who enjoys writing dirty stories about dangerous criminals! She loves helping animals and kicking snow clumps off the bottom of cars around the streets of Minneapolis, and in her spare time she writes as the RITA award-winning author Carolyn Crane.
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Dark Mafia Prince is a darkly thrilling, wicked good read. It’s consuming, a thriller, action-packed, and captivating dark romance all at once. Told in alternating points of view, we hear from the sleeping King, the stolen Princess, and the hidden Prince in turns. This first installment of the Dangerous Royals Trilogy is Aleksio and Mira’s story, and I couldn’t have loved it more! I’m seriously eager to see how Viktor’s story turns out (I’m counting down the days).
In DMP, Aleksio Dragusha has returned from the dead to reclaim his rightful crown in Chicago’s Mafia scene. He lost everything in a hostile takeover when he was nine years old, and almost twenty years later, he’s come back to stage a hostile takeover of his own. And the spoiled Mafia Princess Mira Nikolla, once his very best friend, is key and primary leverage in his plan to overthrow her Father. He’ll take her, and play with her, and Aldo Nikolla will fall in line for the sake of his child. Or, at least, that’s the plan.
And you know what they say about best laid plans…
Mira has always wanted to be free of the Mafia life. To an extent, thanks to extensive PR measures through social media, she is. She happens to be back home for a visit when Aleksio returns, much to her dismay. She finds herself kidnapped by a man she loved as a boy, who she mourned. To her, this is a miracle turned nightmare. It’s incredible to have her best friend returned, and she fully understands his retrieving his rightful place. But his intent to hurt her Father to get what he wants, to use her to do so…she in turn disbelieves and despairs of his intent to do so. The boy she remembers was her friend. She loved him, and he would never hurt her.
But Aleksio isn’t the boy she remembers, and he’s dragging her back into a life she hates–in a large part due to what happened to his family, to him–by her hair. Is his big heart still under the twisted, savage front he puts up? More importantly, can she find it again, or did their crossroads set them on paths in life that can never merge again? After all, he’s worked his whole life to lead in organized crime, as his Father did before him. And Mira, she’s worked to have a life away from that, upholding the law to protect children like they used to be.