The Wolf of Kaliningrad
Genre: Contemporary romance
Publisher: All Romance eBooks
Date of Publication: May 1, 2016
Word Count: 19k
Cover Artist: Erin Dameron Hill
How far will she go for her family?
Lola Carterâs addict brother stole from the wrong man: the legendary Wolf of Kaliningrad, a scarred beast of a man who shows no pity and no mercy. When her brother is taken captive by the Wolf, Lola will do anything to save him. The Wolf offers to trade her life for her brotherâsâ¦if sheâll marry the monster.
Only this is no beauty and the beast tale. The Wolf is about to learn that Lola is a fierce adversary who can be just as beastly when it comes to saving herself and claiming something she wants more than anything else: her monsterâs black heart.
His suit was Valentino.
She could tell by the texture of the decadent fabric against her naked skin when he grabbed her from behind. The leather of the gloved hand across her mouth was finely made, butter-soft. Lola Carter didnât even think of screaming. She knew who held her, and no amount of screaming, begging, or crying could save her now.
Nothing, except maybe the money sheâd hidden in her dressing room.
âDo you know who I am?â His voice was rough, like great boulders grinding against each other.
She nodded her head as much as she was able. The man who held her, naked after her turn on stage at the Pink Lagoon, was the mighty Wolf of Kaliningrad. He was a stone cold killer with no heart, no mercy. His only god was power, and his communion was money.
Money her brother had stolen from him.
âGood.â His harsh whisper sent shivers down her spine. âI take my hand away from your mouth, you wonât scream.â He slowly removed his hand from her mouth.
She didnât scream. Didnât so much as breathe deeply. Lola knew her life was in his hands.
âLo. Hey, Lo?â a voice called out. âYou okay?â
She didnât hesitate. âEverythingâs fine. Just taking a break in my dressing room.â
âDressing room.â A snort sounded. âGirl, you putting on airs.â
âIt is my dressing room. It locks. I have the key. Itâs mine. But Iâll give it to you when I move on to bigger and greener pastures,â she teased.
âLola La Bang, moving on to better things than the Pink Lagoon? Girl, I know you will. If only so I get that dressing room. Donât take too long,â Peaches CrÃ¨me said as she peeked around the corner. âOh, you busy. I see.â Peaches flashed her a grin and went out for her set on the stage.
âDressing room. Now.â
She shivered again, suddenly hyperaware of the texture of his suit against her bare skin, the sound of his voice like a touch itself.
Christ, what was wrong with her? She was hot for this guy just because of the feel of his suit. No, if she was honest, it was the leather gloves. Her utter vulnerabilityâhad to be the female version of a fear boner.
It just had to be.
Lola led him through the darkened hallways until they came to a couple of doors in the back. It wasnât really a dressing room, it was more like a large closet sheâd co-opted for herself. She didnât have anywhere else to hide the money, so sheâd made a big show of requiring a dressing room. With the money she brought in to the Pink Lagoon, Carl would let her do just about anything, as long as it made him money instead of costing him.
And her little closet she called a dressing room? Well, it didnât cost him shit.
As soon as the door closed, she reached to turn on the light, but his gloved hand closed over hers.
About the Author:
Sara Wylde is the crackfic contemporary pen name for PNR/UF author Saranna DeWylde. She rather imagines that all the pen names live in the same dorm in her head and frequently have discussions that look and sound something like an episode of Herman's Head. For more information on other books by Sara, visit her website: www.sarawylde.com
I absolutely loved this story! The characters were complex, the storyline was awesome, the dialogue was great and the romance was sizzling hot! I absolutely loved the theme of the story and all the dirty little brutality of the characters. Immediately, from the beginning, I was completely hooked and fascinated and just couldn't stop reading until I could find out what would happen next! This was a really great story! My only complaint is it was way too short! The author definitely could've taken this and made a full length novel out of it and it would easily be a best-seller in my opinion. It seems as soon as I was completely head over heels into this story it was over. I really hope the author extends this story with a sequel! I thoroughly enjoyed this short, hot read and would love to see more!
I'm a Texas gal with a wonderful husband, an amazing six year old son, and an adorable newborn baby boy!
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