by J.L. Lora
The Trinity #2
Publication Date: October 26, 2017
Genres: Adult, Romantic Suspense, Cartel, Organized Crime
No matter how hard she runs . . .
Gia Corey’s on a first-name-basis with danger. Nothing can protect her from the madman stalking her every move. Not her vital role in New York’s most powerful cartel, her money or her influence. She can’t run from the cops coming to arrest her for the deaths of six people. She can’t hide from the past that thrusts her into the path of a madman, sets her up for murder, and threatens those she loves.
Noah McLean’s carefree lifestyle as a playboy has come to a swift and violent end. Betrayal is the bullet that forces him to take his place in the family business. Gia’s his anchor, holding him together, helping him accept the role he’s been burdened with. He fell in lust with her beauty and helplessly in love with her heart, but when danger slithers close, he risks everything to keep her safe. But she only trusts two people and Noah isn’t one of them.
The past is never far behind . . .
The monster will stop at nothing to have Gia. He’ll wage a dangerous battle where murder, extortion, and terror are his instruments to tear her way from Noah and her friends. To win the war, Gia must do the unthinkable — embrace her own inner darkness.
Will she slay the monster, once and for all, or will her past break her in the end?
She lied, just a smidgen, to Carissa. She did plan to go see Noah but she couldn’t do it in her current state. She needed to get into the right mind set first. She needed to give herself a brain rinse and put what they’d just done in a circle outside her space. She needed a little distance so she could think. More than anything, she needed the peace and closeness to her grandmother that only this place could bring her.
Gia’s haven was painted in vibrant colors; shades of orange, mustard, browns, and reds everywhere. She tilted her head up and inhaled the Moroccan Tajine blends, the fresh turmeric and hibiscus cus. Her grandmother’s panacea, lemongrass, perfumed its healing softness into the air, welcoming her.
Camouflaged by the old, gray-brick facade, her favorite place was a gymnasium-sized room where all scents known to man communed together. Whatever you may have wanted, no matter how obscure, you could find at La Marketa. Even if it was a small shrub that only grew in the farthest corner of Antarctica or as Mel’s mom used to say, “Where the devil shouted three times and no one heard him.”
Here, she forgot what she did for a living, remembered her roots, and indulged in her favorite past-time.
DON’T MISS THE FIRST BOOK IN THE TRINITY SERIES!
Determined to avoid the violence that claimed her family and friends, Carissa Elliott flees her hometown with a dangerous plan. She has proof that Calum DeMateo killed her father—now she just has to catch him. To do so, she’ll have to transform herself from small-town ingénue to New York crime boss.
When her path crosses with Alec McLean, the sexy stranger with whom she once shared a steamy nightclub kiss, things take an unexpected turn. Alec heads his family’s criminal organization, the kind of made man Carissa should want nothing to do with. But he also has a plan to take down Calum, and the flames that flicker between them are irresistible.
Will their vengeful quests jeopardize their chance at lasting love?
ABOUT J.L. LORA
J. L. Lora was born in Dominican Republic and came to the United States just at the age of 13. Her goal in life was always to be a writer. As a child, she told stories to her family and friends and wrote fiction about historic figures. Today, her stories explore the dark side of good characters, people living in the gray areas of life and how they cope with the cards life has dealt them. She loves strong heroines and their equally powerful love interests. She currently lives in Maryland while pursuing her dream of writing compelling, sexy, can’t-put-down stories about empowered, badass alpha heroines and take-your-breath-away alpha heroes.