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 all that is mine with an iron fist. Anyone foolish enough to challenge me dies 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, whose sculpted body I crave to conquer one delicious inch at a time, desires what he can’t have. 


My territory and submission. 


To protect myself, I should quickly end him. The problem is, I’ve been completely dead inside, filled with nothing but numbness, since I was a child. 


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 may steal what I locked away long ago. The one thing that will ensure my downfall, destroying me completely.  


My cold, black heart.