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𝙁𝙖𝙞𝙧𝙮 𝙩𝙖𝙡𝙚𝙨 𝙩𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙚𝙭𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙖 𝙗𝙚𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙡𝙞𝙛𝙚. For Ariella Lambert, they don’t exist, and her trauma-induced selective mutism meant letting go of the future she once dreamed of. Now deeply embedded within the Corsetti mafia family by her sister’s union, she seeks a fraction of control and volunteers herself for an arranged marriage with the head of another crime family.
Erico Rossi, underboss of the New York Famiglia, was enthralled by Ariella from their first meeting. 𝗔𝗳𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗲𝗻𝗴𝗮𝗴𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗯𝗿𝗼𝗸𝗲𝗻, 𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝗴𝗿𝗲𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗼𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝘂𝗻𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗔𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗮, 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝘂𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗺𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗴𝗲. Ariella's expressive silence sparks his interest in her, and soon, Erico wants to know his new wife in every way possible. 𝙎𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙚𝙨 𝙨𝙞𝙡𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙘𝙖𝙣 𝙗𝙚 𝙡𝙤𝙪𝙙𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙣 𝙣𝙤𝙞𝙨𝙚.
USA Today Bestselling author M.L. Philpitt writes both dark romance and paranormal romance. When she’s not writing made-up realities, she’s reading them. She lives in Canada with her four pets and survives life with coffee and an obsession with fictional characters, especially the morally grey kind. By day, she masks herself as a therapist, and is still waiting for her Hogwarts letter so she can be sorted into her Ravenclaw house.