Matteo Vendetti is a man who gets what he wants. As heir to the Vendetti Empire and the capo dei capi’s throne, he’s only required to do one thing. He must get married to prove that he’s matured and is stable enough to take over. The stipulation doesn’t sound like much of a challenge until he realizes who his betrothed is. Violet’s the Bottaro Princessa, not just a random woman he met by chance in another country.
She’s young—too young by his standards.
She’s headstrong—a problem for a dominant man like Matteo.
She’s desirable—the biggest issue of all.
Before long, Matteo’s questioning himself, wondering if Violet’s really such a burden, or if just maybe, he’s falling in love with something other than the Empire.
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Her gaze flicks at me curiously, no doubt wondering what I’m in for and how I got to be the one in line to marry Matteo in the first place. His bloodline is practically Italian royalty, and I’m not from their part of Italy. If we were home, I wouldn’t be considered “good enough” for him, and I’d more than likely be his throwaway whore than his wife. I don’t know how my father pulled it off, either. Sure, we’re part of the five influential families in Chicago, but marrying the boss of bosses in New York is a damn big deal in our world. My papa no doubt had some favors in his back pocket he called in.
I also can’t help but wonder, who could want us dead that badly for him to show his hand to the Vendettis?
The Vendetti Familia
Romano and Liliana Vendetti – Parents
Matteo ‘Ruthless’ Vendetti (33) – 1st and Capo dei capi, head of the familia
Salvatore Vendetti (30) – 2nd
Valentino Vendetti (27) – 3rd
Dante Vendetti (24) – 4th
Luciano Vendetti (21) – 5th
Santino Vendetti (18) – 6th
Cristiano Vendetti (16) – 7th
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