Once a Crime Lord

Title: Once a Crime Lord
Series: Crime Lord Series #3
Release Date: June 3, 2017
Pages: 368
ISBN13: 978-1546703952
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Synopsis

It all ends here.

It’s been two years since the Pyre family was ripped apart by a sadistic killer who will stop at nothing to take Gavin Pyre’s position as crime lord of the Las Vegas underworld.

Lyla and Gavin’s relationship will be put to the ultimate test when her ex rolls into town and the killer decides to finish what he started by making his final play…

Praise

"HOLY MOTHER OF GOD what a ride! I just - wow- I LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS SERIES. EVERYTHING. & I just KNOW I'm going to have one hell of a book hangover because of these."
-Kelly, Goodreads reviewer

Excerpt

Everything around her faded into nothingness. Memories of the day Manny was killed slammed into her. The elegant casino disappeared, and she was once again in Manny’s mansion, hands pinned behind her as she watched Manny being beat to death. Her body broke out in a cold sweat, and terror flooded her. Someone grabbed her arm and she wrenched away.
“Don’t touch me!” She backed up and tried to shake the visions away, but she could still hear the sound of bones breaking and the cruel laughter of the monster who systematically tore Manny to pieces.
“Lyla, it’s okay. It’s me.”
She came up against a wall, braced her hands on her knees, and tried to catch her breath. She clenched her teeth against the need to scream. She felt exposed and vulnerable with the guards watching, waiting for her to get a grip. She wished Alice or Janice was here to chase away her nightmares.
“Lyla, it’s me,” Blade said.
“G-give me a minute,” she wheezed and placed a hand over her racing heart.
“It’s all in your head.”
She raised her head and glared. “You think I don’t know that?”
“This isn’t the place to have a panic attack,” he snapped impatiently.
She was considering the pros of shooting him when she heard one of her guards say, “Can I help you?”
“Morgan?”
Lyla straightened abruptly. Something about that voice snapped her out of her nightmare and into the present. It couldn’t be... She looked around Blade and came face to face with her past. Her body went cold with shock. Jonathan, the ex she left in Maine, was standing less than eight feet from her.


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