The Devil's Appetite
"Lust?" He chuckled humorlessly as his fingers grasped the tie around his neck. "You don't know the meaning of the word, Selena." He scoffed, and began to unravel the tie from around his neck. My eyes flickered to the exposed skin of his chest as the top button came undone.
I regained my composure and crossed my arms over my chest, glaring at him. Secretly hating myself for noticing the curve of his lips, the sharp, defined edge of his jaw and the way his dark eyelashes kissed his cheek when he blinked. He was breathtakingly handsome, almost angelic but far from an angel. I was convinced he was the Devil.
"To crave something with such animalistic, relentless wanton and using everything in your being to control yourself-" He pulled the tie off his neck and wound it around his hand, while taking a step towards me. The slight accent laced throughout his voice enticed me, as a shudder ran through my body. "Lust will drive you delirious..." With one hand he played with the buttons on his shirt, popping another one open to expose the strokes of ink along his chest. My chest heaved as I became breathless. He removed his hand from his chest and brought his fingers up to my face to graze my jaw, traveling slowly down to my collarbone.
"So tell me Selena... are you delirious?"
My eyes fluddered shut briefly, as the one word of surrender left my lips.
"Yes." My eyes shot open, watching as a slow, devious smile spread on his lips before he pulled away.
Selena Morales thinks her life's on track when she finally dumps her impotent exboyfriend, Joshua. She believes she's finally free of him. That is until a group of burly men kidnap her and hold her hostage until Joshua holds up his end of some business bargain with none other than Nicolo DeLuca.
He's a harsh business man who always gets what he wants. Things never end well for people who cross his path. He's determined to gain control of everything, including Selena.