Title: I Thee Take
Series: To Have and To Hold Duet #2
Author: Natasha Knight
Genre: Dark Mafia Romance
Release Date: February 23, 2021
Cristiano is my enemy. He’s also the only man with whom I’ve ever felt safe. Protected.
But I have to remember that he married me with one purpose in mind. Revenge. I would be the bridge to his real enemies.
I can’t let myself forget that he isn’t the hero of this story. His hands are covered in blood. I saw that with my own eyes.
I thought I knew Scarlett’s past, but I didn’t know anything.
I thought I knew the worst of monsters, but I hadn’t seen anything yet.
Sometimes you have to lie to yourself to survive.
Sometimes it’s those closest to you who will bury their knives in your back.
Too many times it’s the innocents who pay for your mistakes. For your refusal to see.
I can’t let Scarlett pay for mine.
But I may be too late to stop it.
The Grigori and De La Cruz families have long been enemies. Cristiano saw his parents and siblings being brutally murdered; he escaped only because the killers mistook him for one of the family guards and he, wounded, pretended to be dead, and his brother Dante escaped because he was already far from the family's property. Cristiano spent years in a medically induced coma to heal, and when he woke up, he had only one goal in mind: revenge.
Diego and Angel De La Cruz, eldest sons of Manuel De La Cruz's first marriage, were killed at the behest of Cristiano. The two younger siblings, Scarlett and Noah, who were children at the time of the massacre, would have the same end, but Cristiano changed his mind, much to the dislike of Dante and David, Cristiano's uncle.
Neither Cristiano nor Scarlett imagined that this approach would bring more than plans for revenge, war and pain. It brought an inexplicable attraction, and his desire to want her to belong to him body and soul.
In a chaos in which violence, blood and death were the most experienced, would there be any chance for a future, trust and reconciliation between Cristiano and Scarlett?
Natasha Knight is the USA Today Bestselling author of Romantic Suspense and Dark Romance Novels. She has sold over half a million books and is translated into six languages. She currently lives in The Netherlands with her husband and two daughters and when she’s not writing, she’s walking in the woods listening to a book, sitting in a corner reading or off exploring the world as often as she can get away.