"Bella, what are you thinking about?" "Why did you do this to me? I'm supposed to resent you, but one minute you're a monster and the next you're taking me cloud nine." "You were meant to be mine, you know why?" "Why?" I asked softly. "Because no one will ever love you more than I will. We can only be separated by death. Do not think I won't know if you cheat on me; you fucking belong to me no matter what. Do you understand?" What started off as soft reassures turned to berated yelling. I nodded quickly, too afraid to do anything else. This side of him scared me. He grabbed my chin to force me to look at him, "say you belong to me and no fucking body else!" I closed my eyes tight, wishing he'd stop yelling. Val tightened his grip on my face. "Say it, Jay, or I will hurt you." "I'm yours and no one else's." I whispered in a low voice, a sob almost breaking my words. Val's eyes softened and he kissed me on my forehead then hugged me tight. Jay was a normal 18 year old girl. She had a mom, sisters, and best friends. Just like any other girl she had dreams of getting out of her small Mississippi town and live her life. Until a fateful day at school those dreams seemed achievable. Haha, not. Valentino was ruthless, sadistic, and intelligent, with looks that incited sin. Not to forget a mob boss. But that didn't concern Jay Cosie until she found out her mom sold her to Valentino when she was 14. Now 4 years later the mob boss came to collect. Jay couldn't stop him, and now she only has one question, can she love her monster or will she hate him forever?