Title: Scandals of the Father
Series: Cavalieri Billionaire Legacy #1
Author: Zoe Blake
Genre: Contemporary Dark Romance
Tropes: Billionaire/Enemies to Lovers
Forced Proximity/Age Gap
Release Date: March 31, 2023
Being attracted to her wasn't wrong… but acting on it would be.
As the patriarch of the powerful and wealthy Cavalieri family, my choices came with consequences for everyone around me.
The roots of my ancestral, billionaire-dollar winery stretch deep into the rich, Italian soil, as does our legacy for ruthlessness and scandal.
It wasn't the fact she was half my age that made her off limits.
Nothing was off limits for me.
A wounded bird, caught in a trap not of her own making, she posed no risk to me.
My obsessive desire to possess her was the real problem.
For both of us.
But now that I've seen her, tasted her lips, I can't let her go.
Whether she likes it or not, she needs my protection.
I'm doing this for her own good, yet she fights me at every turn.
Refusing the luxury I offer, desperately trying to escape my grasp.
I need to teach her to obey before the dark rumors of my past reach her.
She cannot find out what I've done, not before I make her mine.
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She stepped forward and turned her rigid back on me. "Thank you for escorting me home. You can leave now."
"Because I said so."
With a frustrated sigh, she turned around. Her lower lip thrust out in a pout.
"I want a kiss before I leave."
She blinked. "What?"
"You heard me."
"What if I say no?"
I stroked her lower lip with the pad of my thumb. "I'd take one anyway."
"Why are you doing this? Do you think I owe you some kind of payment for the broken glasses?"
She walked over to a kitchen cupboard and pulled down an earthenware jug with a metal lid. She threw off the lid and dumped the contents onto the table. There was a small stack of neatly folded euros and a handful of coins. She gestured to the pile with disgust. "Here! Here is your payment. Take it and leave."
In this exact moment, I couldn't decide if I deserved her anger or not.
But truthfully, I didn't give a damn.
It was time to teach my little bird a lesson.
I shrugged out of my blazer and tossed it aside. I then watched her as I slowly unbuttoned my cuffs and rolled up the linen sleeves of my shirt.
She backed away until her hip hit the white porcelain farmhouse sink. "What do you think you are doing?"
I snatched her around the waist and placed my hand over her mouth to muffle her scream. "Taking my payment."
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She delights in writing Dark Romance books filled with overly-possessive Billionaires, Taboo scenes and Unexpected twists. She usually spends her ill-gotten gains on martinis, travel and red lipstick. Since she can barely boil water, she’s lucky enough to be married to a sexy Chef.