From the USA Today bestselling author of the Beautiful Mess series comes a thrilling new saga of passion, power, and betrayal.
A runaway bride who escapes to Rome.
A handsome, mysterious Italian man.
A proposition for one night of passion.
Will one night be enough?
Find out today. Start Inferno now.
When I stepped on that flight to Rome, I never could have imagined the man sitting across the aisle from me would tilt my world on its axis.
He claimed it was fate that brought us together.
But I never believed in such notions.
That was something for the dreamers, the romantics, not someone as practical and pragmatic as I.
Fate had nothing to do with me walking in on my soon-to-be husband in a compromising position with his secretary.
Fate had nothing to do with me hopping on a plane to Rome, effectively standing up my former fiancé on our wedding day.
And fate certainly had nothing to do with the handsome stranger sitting across the aisle from me, one who would open my mind and heart to things I never thought possible.
Because if fate is real, she's cruel and unforgiving.
I thought I'd left my past behind when I stepped onto that plane.
I was a fool to think I could ever truly escape my past.
Not when it's so viciously intertwined with my present.
A stolen glance across a darkened restaurant. A kiss under the Italian moon. A proposition I never would have made in my former life. Our story began just like all fairy tales do...
Once upon a time.
Once upon a time, a mysterious, passionate man opened my eyes to things I'd been blind to, my heart to feelings I never thought imaginable, my mind to endless possibilities.
Once upon a time, I experienced something I didn't think existed in real life.
Once upon a time, I learned how to fly.
Little did I know it was with broken wings.
How can we have a future when he’s still tormented by his past?
How can I give him my heart when experience tells me to keep it guarded?
How can I still love a man who would lie to me so recklessly?
They say life is simply a series of roads, each fork a decision that can change everything. For the first time, I’m faced with a decision of my own.
Do I stay in the clouds with Dante? Or do I return to the safety of the ground?
Only fate knows the answer…
My life has always been a series of carefully constructed roads. Always the passenger, never the driver. Always the puppet, never the master. Always the pawn, never the queen.
Except with Dante. He makes me feel like a princess, a goddess, a queen...
But is our love deep enough to survive the cruelty of our past?
Is our faith true enough to weather even the most violent of storms?
Is our hope strong enough to outshine the darkest of days and bleakest of nights?
Dante made me believe in the power of fate. I need to trust that fate won't steer me wrong now. After everything we’ve survived, one thing remains certain...
Fate can be as arbitrary as the flip of a coin.
He found me in the dark when I thought all hope was lost.
He swore he loved me when I didn’t think anyone ever would.
He vowed to keep the shadows haunting me at bay when I felt like I was drowning in my past.
But in doing so, he also kept the truth from me.
It shouldn’t surprise me. After all, our relationship was built on a foundation of lies, the walls constructed of secrets, the roof a thin veil of deceit.
But as I start to peel away layer after layer of this wasps’ nest I find myself entangled in, I’m faced with the truth…our truth.
A truth even the strongest love can’t protect us from.
A truth that’s been staring at me for years, but I’ve simply been too blind to see it.
A truth that’s about to destroy everything.
A storm is coming...