Since the day he was born, thirty eight year old Stephen Valentine's purpose was known to all. He was to take over his fathers position as leader of the American underworld which he did with pride and strength. He is stronger and more ruthless then his father ever was. Causing fear to arise at the mere mutter of his name. Spending most of his time alone, with his dark thoughts, Stephen never imagined his entire world would change. Everything his father raised him to be, cold, merciless, detached. Everything he's ever known would all leave him.
Because of one teenage girl.
Dahlia Simmons lives in the slums of New York City and has been surrounded by poverty her entire life. Although most would think growing up in a rough neighborhood would corrupt, Dahlia's innocence is much too strong to be tainted by the world. Finding serenity in her paintings, Dahlia wishes to one day see the world and show off her talent. She never expected she would come face to face with notorious mafia leader, Stephen Valentine. Like most Dahlia instantly fears him and tries to stay clear, but Stephen won't have that.
The raven haired nymphet has the power to make the heartless mafia leader feel, something that no other could achieve. As Stephen's obsession with Dahlia grows, another becomes impatient and can no longer watch Dahlia from the shadows. His time has come to claim the girl that lingers in his mind day and night. But Stephen is not willingly to give up his new possession.