With their attraction too explosive to ignore, Cassian Court has whisked Mishella Santelle from her tiny island kingdom to the empire he rules: New York City. Here, they have succumbed to the magic of Temptation Manor, surrendering to their lust and a love that won’t be denied.
But happiness is nearly ripped away when an act of heroism turns Cassian into a target of violence...from which physical recovery is only the beginning of healing. Cassian must find a way to expose his emotional scars too, revisiting a past that refuses to release him from its haunting grip. The secrets of Turret Two hold the promise of clearing a path for a new connection with Mishella…or anchoring him deeper in the past.
Just as Mishella decides she’s had enough of being the city’s perfect little toy as New York’s fresh “it” couple, a shocking visitor changes everything. Now, faced with accepting an even more agonizing reality, Mishella learns deception isn’t always black and white…and the prettiest toy sometimes hides the darkest secrets.
USA Today bestselling romance author Angel Payne loves to focus on high-heat romance starring memorable alpha men and the women who love them. She has numerous book series to her credit, including the action-packed Bolt Saga and Honor Bound series, the Shark’s Edge and Secrets of Stone series (with Victoria Blue), the intertwined Cimarron and Temptation Court series, the Suited for Sin series, and the Lords of Sin historicals, as well as several standalone titles.
Angel is a native Southern Californian, leading to her love of being in the outdoors, where she often reads and writes. She still lives in Southern California with her soul-mate husband and beautiful daughter, to whom she is a proud cosplay/culture con mom. Her passions also include whisky tasting, shoe shopping, and travel.