The Scent and The Shadow | BOOK 2
❝Never has the idea of pain fascinated me until I was on my knees kneeling before him, naked, unashamed, and totally at his mercy waiting for his command. He said "I Own Your Body, Mind, and Soul", and I said, "Yes, Sir." ❞
As His Highness Riccardo De L'Aquila and Juliet Vivienne Diaz decide to rekindle their scorching hot affair, their edge of addiction for each other lulls them to uncover the darkness they hold. The more they surrender themselves to the searing carnal pleasures between the sheets, the more they uncover the violent pasts they hide.
Juliet is a woman who never surrenders to power. Riccardo is a man who never takes a no for an answer.
With their past demons pushing them into a maze of danger and mistrust, the shadows from their respective pasts trying to drive a wedge in their relationship, and gloomy secrets menacing to destroy them, how long would their addiction survive?
Erotic and suspenseful, The Scent and The Shadow is the second part of The Scent Trilogy.
(A Beauty and The Beast Retelling)
Riccardo De L'Aquila.
My beautiful, damaged lover.
The man who dominates every second of my waking thought.
Despite the power and perfection he holds, he is as haunted and damaged as me.
Our attraction towards each other is beyond control.
We ache for each other.
We are addicted to each other.
We were never meant to work, but we did.
He likes tempting my mind but makes my body wait.
He pushes my boundaries, tests my limits in bed, and it's everything I want.
I used to be high on self-pleasure, but ever since I met him, he is the best kind of high I've ever been.
As much as I burn for him, his dominant, manipulative nature is one thing I fear the most, my past being another.
I have submitted my soul to him, yet I don't want him to unmask the darkest sin I hold from the past.
I don't want him to know how damaged and fucked up I have been - fearing it might break us apart.
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