The Kiss Thief by L.J. Shen
They say your first kiss should be earned.
Mine was stolen by a devil in a masquerade mask under the black Chicago sky.
They say the vows you take on your wedding day are sacred.
Mine were broken before we left church.
They say your heart only beats for one man.
Mine split and bled for two rivals who fought for it until the bitter end.
I was promised to Angelo Bandini, the heir to one of the most powerful families in the Chicago Outfit.
Then taken by Senator Wolfe Keaton, who held my father’s sins over his head to force me into marriage.
They say that all great love stories have a happy ending.
I, Francesca Rossi, found myself erasing and rewriting mine until the very last chapter.
And somewhere between these two men, I had to find my forever.
I’m not sure that I’ve ever read a book within this particular trope. Leave it up to Shen to set the bar impossibly high all while landing another story on my favorites list.
This book brought the angst, it brought the fiery passion and the complex characters that I love.
The Hero is an alpha written in true Shen style. He’s broody and powerful and pretty much everything I love about anti heroes. The Heroine has fire and strength in her own way and I loved it. For as sheltered as she was she sure brought a challenge.
Prepare to freak out over this book because it’s just that good. If you’re new to the author I highly recommend this, if you’re a diehard fan, buckle up.