When a Bratva boy and a Cosa Nostra girl meet ... #Teaser
With The Arrangement's release just days away, I wanted to share something a little different from the story for this next teaser.

What drives a man? What can push him past the limit of no return? How far will he go?

Those were only some of the questions I addressed with my hero Anton.

Here's a taste of him crossing over that line:

The sky was quickly darkening. It was the only real indication for the Bratva boss as to how much time had passed him by. He was ignoring the green glow of the digital clock on the dashboard. As it was, he’d already been gone far too long.

Anton glanced out of the SUV’s tinted window. Constantly on alert. He checked and rechecked behind, around, and in front of their vehicle more times than he could count. Sure, he’d lost whoever was trailing him before he even left the hospital’s underground garage thanks to a switch of clothes and a well-placed fedora, but that didn’t mean he wasn’t on edge.

“What do you think?” Bo asked quietly. Anton’s youngest brigadier checked his own mirror.

 Because Anton couldn’t risk being seen at his club, he called Bo to pick up his weapon of choice. The particular set of scopes he’d been looking for that the man had previously delivered to him as a birthday gift were going to come in handy sooner than he thought.

Anton’s hand came to rest on the steering wheel lazily. The pain simmering up his arm only served to fuel his low lying rage. The cuts crisscrossing his neck were nothing compared to the wound on his shoulder. One of the bulls had hastily dropped superglue along the jagged tear before wrapping it up with some gauze. It was sealed tight. Still, the injury seemed to lick with an excruciating burn every time he moved, so that needed to be looked at soon.

An infection was nothing more than a bitch he didn’t need.


Anton ticked his chin up in the direction of the apartment building.

“Right there. One of his mistresses, I guess. Ivan’s been trying for days to find out where the bastard was staying, but I got it from his wife like it was nothing. Woman wants him gone; she just won’t outright say it. I think she’s screwing around with the cousin, actually. Sonny’s got his head shoved so far in the sand it’s crazy. Everything he touches turns to shit. He’s a walking, fucking disease.”

The Arrangement Blurb:

Nothing will stop the Bratva mob boss from taking back what’s his, and once he has her, he’ll do anything to keep her…

Viviana “Vine” Carducci’s and Anton Avdonin’s marriage was decided more than two decades ago. The deal between leading mafia families has more on the line than anyone knew, even if the Bratva and Cosa Nostra shouldn’t mix. When Vine’s family is murdered and she’s left with nothing more than her grief to survive the mob world alone, she believes the arrangement won’t see the light of day.

Anton can’t allow the one woman he was supposed to love get away. At the possibility of her death, he steps in to save her with guns blazing, knowing exactly what it might cost him: everything. But it’s been nearly a decade since their last meeting, and he can’t help but wonder if the woman he took back is the same girl he fell for all those years before.

Protected and loved, Vine is unable to forget their shared moments a lifetime ago, or the future she knows they’re owed. When an old flame of Anton’s shows up to rip the veil off the carefully constructed secrets he’d been hiding, she learns that nothing about her life is as it seems. But, that’s nothing compared to the bomb about to blow. Can Vine see beyond the pain and blood to take what she always wanted? And just how far will the mob prince go to keep her safe?

In a world where violence, deceit, and greed reign, your life is not your own, and sometimes, love has to be arranged.

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Available for pre-order on Amazon.
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