Suffering due to sins of the father is typically how it goes, but as the son of a predatory and entitled mother, I’d fallen victim to the consequences of her indiscretions.
Her deathbed confession revealed my darkest secret. At my lowest point, I shared it with the two people I trusted the most.
It proved to be my biggest mistake.
For the last five years, I’d watched the woman I love reign with a man I despised. He stole my life, she allowed it, and I was about to make them both pay.
The only way to bring down a king is by stealing his queen.
Five long years without a single look my way. Luke believed that I’d betrayed him and I’d suffered in silence while he’d torn me apart with his playboy ways.
Set on vengeance, he refused my truth but not without doling out punishment I couldn’t resist. Little did he know I had plans of my own—if he’d only let me get close enough.
Teeming with deceit, lies, and betrayal, soon to be heirs to the royal throne; cousins, Luke and Alex are sieged with the demanding expectations put upon them by their lineage.
However, when one cousin betrays the other, the two, once as close as two brothers, become bitter enemies. Trapped between the two men and this unforsaken turmoil, and having been a lifelong friend to both men, is the beautiful and newly appointed Queen, Sarafina.
Heartbreak has kept Sarafina going, after the life-changing secret was disclosed and her life forever changed. But, finally having her fill of living a miserable life, a life without love, she decides to take matters into her own hands.
This novella is a story that had me completely captivated and at times holding my breath, as new twists and turns were revealed. This book was full of passion and angst and so well written that I forgot where I was while reading this book, as I was completely transported to the Palace where the story was revealed.
Gigi Thorne is a pen name of a group of the top romance writers in the country who have come together to write short stories that differ from their standard works, having more of an erotic flare in their storytelling.
Having read many of Gigi’s works, this is by far my favorite from the collection. If you are looking for a great, short read, I highly suggest this gem. You will not be sorry!
As Always, Happy Reading!