He calls me ‘Mary Poppins’. I just call him ‘Boss’.
He’s a Russian Mafia kingpin.
Deep, dark and dangerous.
Good and evil at war within him.
I’m caught in the cross-fire,
but I want to be here.
A cold-hearted man, or is he?
I’m about to find out…
She’s breezed into my world
like a latter-day Mary Poppins.
A sassy girl from England
with the voice of an angel,
and the body of a goddess.
I need her in my life like a bullet in the brain.
Everything about her tempts me.
But she’s an itch I won’t be scratching.
Except, the best-laid plans have a habit of going wrong.
Soon I’ll find out what really matters,
and that the worst lies
are the lies you tell to yourself.
From international bestselling author SC Daiko comes a gripping new standalone romance with all the feels.
“Nothing short of amazing… you can feel it with your heart and soul,” Renee
“Loved, loved, loved this book,” Rhiannon Hall
“This book is full of brave action, seduction, respect and admiration, danger, and very sad outcomes to be overcome,” Reva Parks
“…easy to read, it flowed so well,” A Book Lover’s Emporium Book Blog
“… a great gripping storyline… an exciting five star read,” Nico
“Their chemistry is sizzling… this story has all the feels,” Joy Westerfield
“… the ride you will go on will be like a roller coaster,” Donna, Goodreads reviewer
“… you don’t want it to end,” Kirsty Adams
“I was in love from page one,” Jenny Prose
“SC Daiko really outdid herself with this one,” Michelle
“Taras’ and Zoe’s story is one of the best I have read,” Susanna Soto
“This story made me laugh, cry and forget how to breathe,” Julie Workman
“SC Daiko, you did it again which is why you’re always on my one-click list,” Lynne
“Great plot with tons of steaminess and alphaness,” Kelly Williams
“The love just jumps out at you, Zillah Raven
“I couldn’t put it down,” United Indie Book Blog
“… this book is amazing. I wish I could give it more than 5 stars,” Helena Gant
“This is one of the best mafia stories that I have read in a long time,” Tonya Sims Harper-Dixie
“SC Daiko hits it out of the park with The Nanny and The Bratva Boss,” Chikap09
“The storytelling is spellbinding, and you will become part of their world,” Jo-Ann Forrest
” … an interesting love story that will stay with you for a long time,” Linda Barrett
Tonight, Zoe wasn’t wearing the halter-neck dress. She appeared in figure-hugging jeans and a blue cotton blouse that set off the topaz in her beautiful irises. After declining a glass of wine, she sat next to me, shooting me a look from under her dark lashes.
Mrs K arrived with our starter course, a fresh vegetable salad made with cucumbers, tomatoes and onions. She served us and returned to the kitchen.
I swirled the wine in my glass. “I’m sorry if I was a little abrupt when we said goodnight yesterday.”
“Abrupt? You were more than abrupt.” Her eyes flashed. “You were downright rude.”
“I’m not a nice man. I don’t do ‘nice’. I can’t.”
“If I show any weakness, I’ll be finished.” I lifted my fork and speared a tomato.
She took a sip of water. “Being nice isn’t the same as being weak, I don’t think.”
“You are right, rybka. It isn’t.” I shook my head. “I guess I’ve just gotten out of the habit.”
She chewed some salad and swallowed. “Were you horrible to your wife? Is that why you got divorced?”
“None of your concern,” I snapped, slamming my hand down on the table. Dishes rattled and the water in Zoe’s glass sloshed over the edge.
She shot me a withering look. “There you go again, being a prick. I’m only trying to understand you, Taras.”
I Dreamed A Dream (Anne Hathaway – Les Miserables)
Hallelujah – Sheku Kanneh-Mason – Leonard Cohen: Hallelujah, arr. Tom Hodge
With or Without You – (U2) – 2 Cellos
Something Just Like This – (The Chainsmokers & Coldplay) – Cello Cover
Baby Can I Hold You – Tracy Chapman
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – Roberta Flack
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
Make You Feel My Love – Adele