POSSESSION [Book 1 - DeLorenzo Desire]
Smiling, I flipped open the Harry Winston box and gently pulled the jewellery from it's resting place. As I slid it up her finger, far slower than I needed to due to how much I was enjoying touching her, she finally turned her head to look at our joined hands.
Looking at the ring on her finger, she withdrew her hand from mine and went to pull it off. My hands stayed hers and our eyes met. I could read all the hurt and pain she tried to hide in them and my chest tightened.
I had done this to her.
"It's on the wrong finger", she grit out.
"No, it isn't" I replied gently.
Her beautiful eyes looked down and away from me. Some invisible point outside the window drew her ire again.
"I hate you", she spat.
"No, you don't. Not really. I messed up. I know I did but I promise to make it up to you."
"There's nothing you can do."
"I will find a way."
Grace Andrews had done everything right. She had left boys alone, studied hard and was set to start at her dream company after graduation.
When family tragedy steers the course of her life in another direction, she abandons her dreams and meets the intense and domineering Giovanni.
Giovanni DeLorenzo built his business empire from the ground up after moving to the US from Sicily. He was demanding, he was a control-freak and he always got what he wanted...until he met Grace.
Determined not to allow herself to become another notch on the Italian's bedpost, she is resistant to his charms and maintains a professional distance. Will this only greater fuel his desire to possess her?
When his family learn of his new woman, will they too seek to drive the couple apart? After all, this woman couldn't know any of the secrets in Giovanni's dark past.
**This is completely unedited.**
Started 16 May 2018