𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗠𝗮𝗳𝗶𝗮 𝗗𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝘂𝗻𝗮𝘄𝗮𝘆 𝗠𝗮𝗳𝗶𝗮 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀 "A game of chess is being played, and you, my dear, stand as the pioneer of it all" ❦ Born into a life that anyone would pray for; being the only daughter of the mafia boss and drug cartel lord, Fariello De Santigo, Emilia had never fallen short of wealth, protection, and respect. When she flees from her home in search of freedom, a sane person would be quick to believe she had lost her mind. With a new identity and relationship in the works, Emilia is soon reminded of the past she's left behind when she's discovered a year after and forced to move back to Italy. She imagines only the worst as her punishment for defying her family's expectations. But her alleged retribution comes in the form of Leonelli Gianpiero, the mafia boss who is penned as the kingpin of New York City. A ruthless and cunning man whose motives are as insidious as his reputation precedes. Now in the middle of a game orchestrated by him, set as a pawn and bait for a much greater purpose, Emilia finds herself backed in a corner with her choices limited. With an unlikely connection and brewing trouble from the past, Emilia faces more than she can handle, but a De Santigo never backs down when conflicted and she is certainly not planning to.