One last assignment before she disappears for good…
…but bringing down a playboy prince could bring her to her knees.
I’ve developed a hard-coated shell—any troublesome emotions slide right off.
A childhood marred by misery and murder will do that to a girl.
Now seduction and secrets are my stock-in-trade.
Getting the dirt on a billionaire prince should be child’s play.
But soul-piercing eyes and a wicked mouth were never part of the plan.
His hungry touch sets my body aflame and his tender words thaw my frozen heart.
We’re both hooked—and I can’t let go.
But I don’t believe in fairy tales or happy endings.
When truth of my treachery is revealed, he’ll discard me like trash.
Like everyone else I’ve let slip through my defenses.
Only this time, I’m not sure my fractured heart will survive.
Can Eleni hold on to a love she never dreamed she deserved? Can Kasper forgive her heart-breaking betrayal?
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Ripples. Cast one stone, and it seems like the ripples fan out for miles in every direction. Even after you’ve turned and walked away from the water’s edge. Even after you’ve gotten in your car and driven halfway across the country to escape the consequences. The ripples continue to spread from that one, tiny little stone.
That’s my life. Casting stones, and then speeding away as the ripples reach ever outward in a series of never-ending, usually destructive, circles.
I don’t want to cast any more stones. I’ve had enough. This latest job will be my last; I’d already decided that before receiving the briefing notes last night, but now… even more so. There’s something about this one that doesn’t feel right. I can’t put my finger on it, but something is off. As soon as this assignment is over I’ll be gone. I know how to disappear. Mama and I did it often enough when I was young and I’m a lot more knowledgeable about the ways of the world now than I was when I was eleven.
My mind instantly shears away from dangerous memories and I try to concentrate once again on the text message containing final instructions about when, where and who.
It’s okay. I can do this. Focus on the job.
Crown Prince Kasper Devon Leoni III. A mouthful of a name, that’s for sure. I’ve never even heard of the kingdom of Leonioro. Somewhere in the Mediterranean region perhaps, judging by the Italian-sounding name and place. What the hell is a European prince doing down here in Melbourne, Australia?
Does it matter what he’s doing? Not to me. At least, it shouldn’t. I have my instructions, and starting tomorrow, I’ll be on the clock and on the job. Again, a strange niggle in my belly makes its presence known. Anxiety? Foreboding? I can’t tell what’s causing this skittish feeling, but after all these years I trust my instincts. The urge to run begins to take over my thoughts.
Definitely time for Eleni Mikaro to disappear once and for all. I nod, even though I’m alone in the apartment and there’s no one to see or respond. “Last one.” I say it aloud, just because I can. “Yes. Damn it, yes.” Definitely my last, this time. No more clients after this week. No more throwing stones.
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