Falling for the enemy will lead to my ruin.
My name is Arianna Ivanova, and the city of Charleston belongs to me. Both ruthless and cunning, I rule my empire with an iron fist. Those that challenge me, daring to take aim at my blood-stained crown, die by my hand.
That changes, however, when he walks into my life.
Alejandro Santiago is the curveball I never saw coming. Like another who came before him, the powerful kingpin desires what he’ll never have.
My territory and submission.
To protect myself, I should end him. Quickly. He’s a threat to everything I have. Everything I am. But for so long, I’ve been dead inside. Completely empty. And when in the arms of the enemy, I feel.
Regardless, I need to remember that Alejandro is the male version of myself: merciless and calculating. If I don’t, he’ll steal what I locked away long ago. The one thing that will ensure my downfall, destroying me completely.
My cold, black heart.