Crime is cunning; it puts an angel in front of every devil, says the German proverb. But was it truly cunning the day it put Alec and Damian in front of each other? Alec Waters and Damian Night have naught in common. As a virtuous businessman and a promiscuous hitman, they can't be any more different. Yet, their confrontation will trigger a life-changing roller-coaster of events that will irreversibly reshape the fates and fortunes of their respective worlds. When Alec's father, the business mogul and gutter press superstar, Charles Waters III, decides to hire Damian through some nebulous agreement, the domino effect becomes imminent. Alec catches wind of his father's newest craze and decides to take action immediately... to ruin their first meeting. World-weary as he is, Alec doesn't give it much thought; he is used to the latrine duty and his father's incessant shambles, and doesn't anticipate this latest interference to be unlike all the others...and, still, when he walks in to muffle an umpteenth scandal and comes face to face with a sinfully-attractive outlaw―who doesn't spare him a second glance, he knows himself checkmated. --- 𝐎𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐬: mxb / gay / unrequited love / suicide / crime fiction / adult romance / young adult / sexual content / LGBTQ+ / mature / danger / flirting / unconditional love / demisexual / gangster / mental issues / secrets / mystery / older guy / taboo / prostitution / kidnapping / captive / captor / steamy / unwanted pregnancy / thriller.