A return to the dark side …
Four stories, intertwined by fate.
There is nothing these men and women won’t do for the love they fought so hard to keep.
Three years have passed since their worlds collided, but their stories have yet to end.
As Daniel and Ava learn to cope with their new reality, they decide to take the ultimate step toward freedom, but it’s not without cost.
For Angel and Sky, returning to the place where they met isn’t without regrets.
While Viktor and Alexis discover an old friend has disappeared, they uncover something they weren’t prepared for.
And while Phoenix and Vanessa are blissfully unaware of what’s about to go down, there’s at least one person who will always have their back …
An old friend no one saw coming.
This is a novella. It’s NOT a standalone. It’s recommended to read the following books first: Stalker, Twenty-One, Ultimate Sin, and Viktor. Make sure to also check out Mr. X, the book that started it all!
Phoenix slams the door shut behind her and immediately turns around and barges toward me just so he can lock me in his arms and twirl me around.
“Yes! Viva Las Vegas, baby!” I yell, grinning like mad.
“You happy, princess?” he asks as he lowers me to the ground again, still holding me close.
“I love it …” I muse. “It’s exactly what I wanted. How I pictured us together.”
The lopsided smile on his face makes me lick my lips, and he grabs my chin and inches closer.
“C’mere, sweet cheeks.” He smashes his lips onto mine with full fervor, not sparing even a second to breathe. Every time he kisses me, I feel like I can live forever, and now that we have this house, the home of my dreams, together … it just feels like I can finally live my happy forever after.
“It’s a big home,” I murmur as our lips unlock.
“Maybe we should have a housewarming party,” he says, wriggling his eyebrows.
“Housewarming?” I frown. “We don’t have any f … Oh …” Finally, I get what he means.
He grins, and his tongue dips out to lick his lips as he growls. “Oh, yes, princess. Time to get the chains out.”
He kisses my chin and runs his tongue all the way down my neck, and I moan softly from his touch.
“Where do you want it, princess?” he whispers against my skin. “We can do it everywhere … in the kitchen. On the table. On the stairs. Or maybe against the wall.” He picks me up below the hips and pushes me up against the wall.
“We have all the time in the world,” I say. “Why not everywhere?”
“Good thinking.” He grins.
“Not a lot of furniture to use for fucking, though,” I add. “It’s still so empty.”
“We’ll go shopping tomorrow,” he growls, pressing his lips between my breasts.
“I don’t mean just that. I mean … this house … it has so many rooms. What will we do with them?”
“You wanna worry about that now?” he growls as he rips down his zipper. “While I’m on the verge of fucking your pussy raw?”
“I wanna know what you’re thinking,” I reply. “What we’re gonna do now that we finally have a place to call home.”
“What do you mean?” he says, stalling in the middle of pulling down his pants.
“I don’t know. I mean it’s an awfully big home to fill up with just the two of us.”
He tilts his head back, his eyebrows drawing together. “What are you saying, princess? Are you seriously thinking …”
“What?” I shrug.
“No …” Phoenix shakes his head.
“You don’t want …”
“Us? A baby?” He laughs, and with the face he’s making, he has me laughing too. “Stop making silly jokes, princess. You know we aren’t cut out for that shit. Next thing you know, someone’s calling us Mommy and Daddy. I’m not that old.”
Closing my eyes, I shake my head. “You’re right. I don’t even know why I thought of it.” Probably because people always say you should start a family before you can be happy. But who am I kidding? Me, a mother? That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.“We’re together … on our own … and no one’s gonna tear us apart. I’d say that’s reason enough to celebrate.” He grins against my lips and his hands suddenly grip my hips, jerking down my pants. “Now … where were we?”
Clarissa Wild is a New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author, best known for the dark Romance novel Mr. X. Her novels include the Fierce Series, the Delirious Series, Stalker Duology, Twenty-One (21), Ultimate Sin, VIKTOR, and Bad Teacher. She is also a writer of erotic romance such as the Blissful Series, The Billionaire’s Bet series, and the Enflamed Series. She is an avid reader and writer of sexy stories about hot men and feisty women. Her other loves include her furry cat friend and learning about different cultures. In her free time she enjoys watching all sorts of movies, reading tons of books and cooking her favorite meals.