Publication Date: June 4, 2018
Genres: Adult, Romantic Suspense, Organized Crime. Erotic, Heist Romance
1. trick or deceive.
• obtain by deception.
She was named most appropriately.
Cozen Taylor has more than earned her place as one of North America’s most successful thieves. Her name is whispered amongst criminal elite as the go-to thief when someone needs a heist.
She has never failed.
A call from the Miami-based Astor family could change all that with a job that seems almost impossible to complete. The mark should be simple—a stolen family heirloom, the man who has kept it hidden for over twenty years, and six months to return the piece to its rightful owners.
Nothing is ever that easy.
Three-hundred million for a successful heist. No smart thief would turn the offer down. Cozen didn’t expect a complication like him to put a kink in her plans, though. Sargon Makri—tall, dark, gorgeous, and entirely dangerous. For her life, her heart, and for the success of the heist.
The last thing Cozen needs to be thinking about is Sargon, and how she can get him into her bed … especially when he just happens to be her mark’s bodyguard. The thrill of the job has never been more addicting to Cozen, and she will risk everything to make the heist a success.
But at what cost?
From author Bethany-Kris comes a whole new world. A North American network full of criminals battling to stay on top, and painting the streets red in war as they dabble in the game of betrayal. Malicious, cunning, forbidden, and violent—welcome to The Empires and Badlands.
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Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to four young sons, one cat, and two dogs. A small town in Eastern Canada where she was born and raised is where she has always called home. With her boys under her feet, snuggling cat, barking dogs, and a hubby calling over his shoulder, she is nearly always writing something … when she can find the time.
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Cozen is her name and she’s a professional thief. From that name alone, it almost sounds like her life is predetermined, right? Until she met Sargon Makri, the enigmatic man who added just a little bit of danger and excitement in her already complicated life of thievery.
I love how Bethany-Kris had woven a thrilling plotline that I felt like I was watching a heist movie rather than reading it. No matter how complicated the job gets, these two found a way back into each other’s arms. As an avid fan of Bethany-Kris’ work, I was really impressed with how she managed to spice up this standalone novel by delivering a whole new take on your typical heist and organized crime romance. But what impressed me the most is that this book is incomparable to anything that Bethany-Kris has written before. And I must say this is absolutely one of her best work.
Romance readers will surely love Cozen and Sargon from the get-go. Their chemistry was simply off the charts! What I love about their romance is that it isn’t your typical girl-meets-boy then they fall in love story. Both characters have their own agenda from the very beginning and until everything unravels, this book will totally keep you on your toes until the very end.
What absolutely floored me in this book was that “plot twist!” I totally didn’t expect THAT to happen. But you have to read it to find out. Otherwise, where’s the fun in that? You’ll never guess what will happen next but you will absolutely love it.