Awakened by Sin

Title: Awakened by Sin
Series: Crime Lord Series #4
Release Date: April 3, 2018
ISBN13: 978-1986549097
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Carmen Pyre had it all until her husband was murdered by a madman who threatened everyone she loved. Now that her husband has been avenged, it's time to move on... she just doesn't know how.

Two men who fill her husband’s former roles offer to help her move forward with her life. Should she choose the dangerous new crime lord who will feed her dark cravings or the man who will anchor her and give her the deepest desires of her heart?

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"Unquestionably an outstanding book, 5+ stars. Absolutely the best book I have read in a long time. This series just keeps getting better. So much emotions."
-Sandy, Amazon reviewer


A muffled sound behind her made her tense. She whirled, one arm holding Nora while the other brought up her gun. Her skittering senses came to a dead stop when she saw Marcus standing in the doorway. Even in the middle of the night, he was impeccably dressed in a tailored black suit with a handkerchief folded into a sharp triangle in his pocket. His perfect side part made him look like a sexy banker.
“What are you doing here?” she asked.
“Blade called me, and I wanted to make sure you’re okay,” Marcus said far too calmly for a man who faced a woman with a gun.
“I’m fine.” She didn’t lower the gun, didn’t move a muscle. She couldn’t afford to let her guard down, not after what she had been through. The monster exploited with a ruthlessness that made everyone a suspect.
“Carmen, put the gun down.”
“I think you should leave,” she said.
He didn’t do as she suggested. Instead, he stayed put, stretching her already frayed nerves to the breaking point.
“What’s going through your head right now?” he asked.
“You’re too perfect,” she whispered.
“You filled Vinny’s place so easily.” Her overactive mind pieced together strange facts that made no sense. “Gavin put you, a former intern, as interim CEO while he was in jail. Gavin doesn’t trust anyone, but he trusts you as much as he trusts Blade, and they’ve known each other for decades. Why?”
The gun wavered as Nora fussed. Logic and instinct battled within her. Two days ago, she wouldn’t have questioned Marcus’s loyalty, but witnessing Pat’s betrayal changed everything. They were at war, which meant she couldn’t assume anyone’s loyalty was absolute. Her head throbbed as Marcus remained motionless in the doorway. This was just another scene in the nightmare that wouldn’t end.
“You replaced Vinny in every way—at work and in the family. You’re always there when everyone needs you. Gavin even made you Nora’s godfather. You’re the perfect agent—”
“I’m not working for him,” Marcus snapped.
She tightened her hold on the gun. “How can I be sure?”
“You know me, Carmen.”
She shook her head. “No, I don’t.”

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