Book # 1 in the SCENT TRILOGY series (♛ POPULAR ROMANCE WINNER - THE FICTION AWARDS ♛) ❃❉✦❉❃ ❝A scintillatingly steamy thriller romance trilogy with a riveting storyline that keeps you on tenterhooks.❞ ➜ WATTPAD READERS Treat yourself with this captivating story featuring a royal centibillionaire mogul, a whip-smart sassy heiress, and the world of Upper East Side with the trappings of truly opulent wealth, straight from the imaginations of Thackeray and Fitzgerald - a universe so elite you cannot buy your way in. ❃❉✦❉❃ Devastatingly handsome Riccardo was Juliette's first and only love. Twelve years ago, he gave Juliette her first taste of pleasure and romance... only to be devastated when she left him heartbroken. Life hasn't been easy for the Rothschild heiress who has moved to Paris ever since and has buried any hint of vulnerability behind a strong facade. Except the royal centibillionaire isn't a man to forgive and forget. He has made a fortune by bringing his rivals to their knees, his reputation as a heartless bastard is well-deserved. When he comes across the dangerously exquisite ice princess Juliette Rothschild at his brother's wedding; extreme carnal, sheet-clenching and uncivilized sex is all that he has on his mind. He has one goal... to possess her. He won't allow her to slip through his fingers again until he is done with her. He has demons and dark desires of his own... and it shocks him to discover that they mirror her own. Soon his desire morphs into a dark addiction he is incapable to fight. She too finds herself swayed by his tangible magnetism and submits herself to the unrelenting dominance he exudes on her soul. They embark on a sensual affair they don't want to end, but the tormenting secrets from their combined pasts are treacherous and dark, threatening to tear them apart. ❃❉✦❉❃ A sexy, suspenseful retelling of THE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Mature themes and steamy content.