Alena Brennan’s relationship with Andre Makarov is… complicated. The casino magnate was a means to an end. Nothing more. At least that was what she tried to tell herself. Then she fell for him. Hard. But he kicked her out of his life when he discovered her lies.
Now she’s pregnant with his baby.
Andre understands why Alena wanted revenge. His father took everything from her, leaving her an orphan at a young age. But Andre still had to cut her out of his life. Now that his father is dead, she’s safe. He should just move on. But when he learns she’s carrying his child, all pretense is gone—he’ll protect Alena whether she likes it or not. She may kick up a fuss, but Andre knows the gorgeous model with a party-girl rep attracts attention…including the dangerous sort.
Note: Alena and Andre were introduced in the book Retribution but this can be read as a stand-alone.
Alena’s eyes snapped open at the sound of her phone’s alarm going off. Heart racing, she sat up in bed, shoving the covers off her sweat-covered body. It had nothing to do with the late August New Orleans heat. She had the air conditioning cranked up so it was a cool seventy-two inside.
But after that nightmare—which was really just a memory—she always woke up agitated. Because it always ended the same. With Yasha walking out of that room alive and well. At least he’d died later that same night. He’d wanted to kill her right then but Andre had stopped him. If he hadn’t, Alena had no doubt Yasha would have come after her eventually.
But Alena had still lost Andre, a man she’d initially only planned to use then walk away from.
Instead, she’d fallen in love with him. He didn’t even want to see her, let alone speak to her. Not that she could blame him.
Except now she was three months pregnant with his child. And he had no clue. She wasn’t even sure how to tell him. She was certain that he would hate her even more than he already did. Soon enough, however, she’d have to deal with him.
But it wouldn’t be today.