Since his brother's death, Benny Bianchi has been nursing his grudge against the woman he thinks led to his brother's downfall. He does this to bury the feelings he has for Francesca Concetti, his brother's girl. But when Frankie takes a bullet while on the run with Benny's cousin's woman, Benny has to face those feelings. The problem is Frankie has decided she's paid her penance. Penance she didn't deserve to pay. She's done with Benny and the Bianchi family.
Guild-trained weaver Ily is furious her rival, Kal, a smug yet wickedly sexy rug merchant, outsells her at every turn. She knows her magically crafted rugs are far superior to anything he can produce, but can't compete with his charming personality. When Kal fixes his lusty attentions on Ily, she is reluctantly aroused by his interest. She knows he desires her and, against her better judgment, she wants him too. A chance encounter leads her to make him a scandalous offer: her body in exchange for enough money to leave the city.
"I gave up"
How hot is your night going to get? Take the quiz and find out! 1. You're a curvy, cute, and practical nurse, ready to unleash your inner naughty nymphette for your 25th birthday. You start with... a. Chocolate cake. b. Champagne. Lots of it. c. A blind date set up by your daring best friend. 2. Your guy turns out to be popular (and insanely hot) wrestler Brody "The Bull" Bullock. You... a. Run for the door. b. Admire his hotness, then run for the door.
Kendra Khuso isn't looking for long-term. Her traditional Indian family believes it's time she settled down with a parent-approved husband. Instead, she's focused on building her business by day and then enjoying all the nightlife has to offer...until she meets Noah. Noah Walker is happy with a solitary, sustainable life on a plot of land outside of town. He left a high-maintenance relationship behind him and he just wants to keep his head down and his hands busy, living off the grid and making no plans...until he falls for Kendra.