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“Decadent, heart stopping, and darkly sensual, GREED is a masterpiece!” – Skye Warren, New York Times bestselling author

Greed, the first dark enemies-to-lovers romance in the all-new A Sinful Empire Trilogy from bestselling author Eva Charles is available now!

Some girls grow up in castles with fortresses to protect them from monsters.
Other girls grow up in castles with fortresses to protect the monsters.
I am both these girls.

Antonio Huntsman comes to call soon after my father dies.
Unannounced, unapologetic, and unmistakably in charge.
With a dangerous gaze and bespoke suit, he looks every bit the man who haunts my dreams.

I’m sure he wants the priceless vineyards.
Theyโ€™ll be the crowning jewel of his empire.
But Iโ€™m wrong.
He wants me.

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Excerptย 

Like something out of a movie, Antonio appears from a dark aisle, flanked with wooden barrels.

He positions a metal chair a few feet from me and straddles it. His expression is unreadableโ€”at least to me.

The ancient cave is eerily quiet, as though the spirits have melted into the stone walls, to await news of my fate.

Antonio observes me intently but doesnโ€™t say a word for several moments, and I donโ€™t dare say anything either.

โ€œWhat do you have to say for yourself?โ€ he finally asks.

While his voice is neither warm nor forgiving, the hatred seems to have lessened. Or perhaps a bit of sleep, as little and disturbed as it was, has given me a renewed sense of strength.

I canโ€™t just give up. I have to appeal to his sense of humanityโ€”for Isabel and Valentina. And for me.

Be humble, Daniela. Above all, be humble and contrite.

โ€œIโ€™m done,โ€ I croak. โ€œYou won. Iโ€™ll marry you, and weโ€™ll live in Porto.โ€

โ€œYouโ€™ll marry me? This must be my lucky day.โ€ Heโ€™s sarcastic, but not caustic. โ€œI always win, Daniela. Always. I thought you would have learned that by now.โ€

โ€œIโ€™m sorry I ran.โ€

โ€œI donโ€™t believe you.โ€

โ€œI made a mistake.โ€

โ€œJust one?โ€

โ€œI wanted to be with Isabel and Valentina. Theyโ€™ll have a hard time surviving without me until Valentina is old enough to work.โ€

โ€œYou wanted to be with them? I donโ€™t believe itโ€™s a thing of the past. Youโ€™re never going back to the US.โ€

I feel a lump forming in my throat. โ€œI wanted to be with my familyโ€”whatโ€™s left of it. Thatโ€™s a normal thing. I wonโ€™t run again. But youโ€™re right. Iโ€™ll never stop missing them.โ€

โ€œYour maid and her daughter are not your family.โ€

I need to make him understand that they are familyโ€”itโ€™s true.

โ€œThey are my family, Antonio. In the same way Cristiano and Lucas are yours. If either of them were in trouble, you would risk everything to help them.โ€

โ€œI would never take the kind of risk you took today.โ€

โ€œI donโ€™t believe you,โ€ I say softly, and respectfully. โ€œTheyโ€™re like your brothers. Not all family is blood.โ€

Antonioโ€™s phone buzzes, and he gets up and disappears down the aisle he came up before. The door opens and closes seconds later. One set of footsteps approaches.

I hope itโ€™s him returning. My best chance for survival is with him. No one else can make that decision.

When he comes back, heโ€™s holding a small plate with a mug and some tea biscuits. He places it on his chair and unchains my wrists, briskly rubbing his palms over my arms and shoulders. I soak in the warmth of his handsโ€”the humanity I so desperately need right now.

Before he sits down, he hands me the cup of tea and the biscuits.

Iโ€™m overwhelmed by the small kindness. Maybe heโ€™s not going to kill me. I start to cry. Iโ€™m leaking from my eyes and my nose, and no amount of sniffing can stop it from dripping off my face and onto my shirt.

He gets up and comes back, holding a wet facecloth and a clean T-shirt. He hands me the warm cloth. The heat feels so good against my face.

โ€œTake off your shirt, and put this dry one on.โ€

I donโ€™t bother to ask if there are people watching, because it almost doesnโ€™t matter. Despite my tears, Iโ€™m numb inside.

โ€œThe cameras are off,โ€ he murmurs.

He remembered my fear of being watched. I almost start to cry again.

โ€œYouโ€™ve had a hellish twenty-four hours, and Iโ€™m sure there are people who would feel youโ€™ve been punished enough. Iโ€™m not one of those people.โ€

 

Greed (A Sinful Empire Trilogy #1)Greed by Eva Charles
Tanya’s rating: 5 of 5 stars

Greed is the first book in A Sinful Empire Trilogy. This is also the first book that I have read by this author. I have to say that I am off to a great start with me wanting to read more by Eva Charles!

This is Antonio Huntsman and Daniela Dโ€™Sousaโ€™s story.

Danielaโ€™s father Manuel, makes an arranged marriage contract with Antonio who will get the vineyard, something that Antonio wants. Daniela escapes to the US and Antonio lets her go since she is only 18 and he feels that she needs some time before they get married. To let her live a little. Turns out that might have been a mistake on his part.

The ending of this book brought an audible NOooooo from me! Yes it ends on a great big cliffie! For now I am anxiously awaiting the next release. Lust will be out in a couple of months.

Lita’s Book Review: 4 Stars

Greed (A Sinful Empire Trilogy Book 1) by Eva Charles. Antonio Huntsman has made a deal that he will marry Daniela D’Sousa. Upon her father’s death Antonio is to marry his daughter and keep her safe, as payment for doing so Antonio will get her father’s prime vinyards.10 years her senior Antonio had no intention of marrying anyone and Daniela wasn’t even on his radar. However a blood oath is something you have to fufill. Daniela is reluctant to marrying a Huntsman. They are the ones responsible for her mother’s death. She knows this is what her father wants so she has to push her feelings aside. Having a crush on Antonio when she was a little girl is different than marrying the man when she knows doesn’t love her. Antonio and Daniela are in a tug of war with their feelings which made for an interesting story. Because this vinyard is worth a lot, prime real estate and the grapes make for an outstanding Port wine, their are other forces at play that are harmful not only to Daniela but to Antonio as well. As Antonio is trying to keep Daniela safe, he is also dealing with his feelings for her.ย  Daniela wants nothing to do with any of it. She just want to keep her maid/confidante and her confidante’s daughter safe. An interesting story and a good start to this trilogy. So many secrets and so many players. This book was left with a surprise that has this reader excited for the next book. I am left with so many questions and I can’t wait for the resolution to all of them.ย  A 4 star read for me.

 

Lust, Book 2

Releasing March 24th

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About Eva Charles

Eva Charles is the best-selling author of sexy romantic suspense, and contemporary romance. She spent a career working as a social worker and an attorney, specializing in domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, and civil rights. Aspects of this work often sneak their way into her books.

When she’s not writing steamy stories, trying to squeeze information out of her tight-lipped sons, or playing with the two naughtiest dogs you’ve ever met, Eva’s creating chapters in her own love story.

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