After working her way up, Sinthia Michaels has finally hit it big in the glamorous fashion industry. Young and beautiful, she has it all—a celeb lifestyle, a gorgeous Manhattan townhouse, and a highly anticipated couture fashion line.
Core McKay, former kingpin of New York City’s organized crime, is now a wealthy and legitimate businessman. However, when Core sets his sights on a corrupt politician, his need for revenge leads him to Sin’s up-and-coming fashion empire.
Weaving together his twisted lies and dirty secrets, Core entangles Sin in his web of deceit. When the backstabbing fashion world, the vicious political arena, and the ruthless criminal underworld converge, Sin becomes trapped in the middle and struggles to fight her way out.
***WARNING: Twisted Lies is intended for mature audiences. Recommended Reading Age 18+***
Jesus, I’m so fucked.
Our mouths were a breath away. The desire and tension were almost more than I could take. Abruptly, he removed his thumb from my mouth, cupping the back of my neck, pulling hard on my hair, before his lips settled across my mouth. My breath caught as my mind was undecided as to whether I should pull back or allow him to delve further.
Who am I kidding?
There was no allowing. I was Core’s possession, and the cocky bastard knew it.
Sensually, I moaned as his tongue curled around mine, demanding that it come out and play. He awakened a need that lay dormant in the pit of my stomach, a need that only he could satisfy.
His hand skated down and squeezed my hip while his eyes were fixed on me. “I want you. Now!” he growled.
My pulse raced, and my body trembled with want. He was crumbling my resolve. Diabolically, he stripped me emotionally bare, leaving me vulnerable and raw to the bone. He was revealing a piece of me that would be better left hidden. The message was clear. He knew what I needed, and he would give it to me if I took the leap of faith.
“You’ll never make it,” she screeched. “You’ll be back, begging for forgiveness.” My face tightened. “I wouldn’t hold my breath if I were you.” I turned on my heels and walked out of the office and through the teahouse. I was never planning on looking back. Stepping onto the sidewalk, I ripped the pearls off my neck, staring as they bounced and rolled across the pavement and into the gutter, exactly where they belonged. I glanced up at the beautiful clouds as I exhaled. This was my new start, and I wasn’t going to waste another damn second thinking about my dark past again.”
Sinthia Michaels has finally made a name for herself. Successful in the fashion industry, life can only go up…right? With a huge order going out to a major retail chain, and having an investor in her corner to supply the funds to make her dream come true…Sin has it made.
“This is bulls**t, Core. You invested in a business you don’t give a s**t about. Why?” My temper flared. “You’re pushing the boundaries of our friendship, Ram.” Ram leaned forward. “Like I give a s**t. We’re family, and family asks questions.” I closed my eyes in irritation. “I finally found him –Bigsby Calhoune, the man we’ve been searching years for. He’s been right under our noses.” “Bigsby Calhoune? The man running for mayor? How did you come to that damn conclusion?” I gave him a tight stare. “Remember the charity event you couldn’t attend?”
Core McKay has gone on the up-and-up with business ventures…but never completely out of the loop and always on the lookout to take down his rivals.
In any fashion possible.
“I needed Sinthia Michaels as bait, and if that meant she might become a casualty in my war against Bigsby, then so be it.”
Core is ruthless. He takes what he wants, no questions asked. Sin seems to think she can take on a man whose sole purpose in life is to always be on top…
This is one of those books that completely leaves you hanging! Being the first book in a serial series…I am already jonesing for the second installment! I am completely intrigued by Core and Sin as well as their bizarre relationship/business agreement! I cannot wait to see what happens next!
**4 Deal with the Devil, Stars**
Sedona Venez is the New Adult romance author of the following series: Dirty Secrets, Credence Curse, and Valkyries: Soaring Raven. She’s a NYC girl (go Brooklyn!) with a slight obsession with her iPad, Pinterest, Pawn Stars, and Face Off. Her love of music, tattoos, rockers, and alpha men inspires her novels. She also writes as T.L. Clarke. You can find out more about Sedona and her novels by visiting http://www.sedonavenez.com