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Ruthless Stranger by Maggie Cole

Title: Ruthless Stranger
Series: Mafia Wars #1
Author: Maggie Cole
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: April 1, 2021


He’s a Ruthless Stranger. One I can’t see, only feel, thanks to my friends who make a deal with him on my behalf.

No names. No personal details. No face to etch into my mind.
Just him, me, and an expensive silk tie.
What happens in Vegas is supposed to stay in Vegas.
He warns me he’s full of danger.
I never see that side of him. All I experience is his Russian accent, delicious scent, and touch that lights me on fire.
One incredible night turns into two. Then we go our separate ways.
But fate doesn’t keep us apart. When I run into my stranger back in Chicago, I know it’s him, even if I’ve never seen his icy blue eyes before.
Our craving is hotter than Vegas. But he never lied.
He’s a ruthless man…

Ruthless Stranger is the jaw-dropping first installment of the Mafia Wars series. It’s an interconnecting, strangers to lovers, stand-alone Dark Mafia Romance, guaranteed to have an HEA.



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It was supposed to be this way. I knew and agreed to the terms. He kept his word and stuck to his end of the deal. But I still notice the ache of disappointment he’s gone. Part of me is giddy from everything we did and all the ways he made me feel. The other half wonders if it was better to have never known anything so excruciatingly pleasurable existed.
There isn’t a bone in my body that isn’t aware I’ll never experience anyone like him ever again.
I let myself get lost in my trip down memory lane for a brief moment. Then I get up, shower, and go to put on my clothes from the night before. I figure I’ll do the walk of shame out of the high-end suite and onto the sixth floor to the room I’m sharing with my girlfriends. Panic fills me when I can’t find my panties, bra, or dress.
I open the closet, and a new, white, very expensive sundress is hanging there. It has a built-in bra, but there are no undergarments anywhere. A note is attached. It reads:

My Krasotka,
Your dress and bra will be delivered to your room after they are cleaned. I’m keeping your panties.

A scribbled letter resembling an M is at the bottom of the paper.
I gape at the note and dress for a minute then bite on my smile.
M. His name starts with an M. Or is it for his last name?
That’s all I know of Mr. Stranger Danger. He could stand in front of me, and I wouldn’t know it’s him. I have zero clue what he looks like, his real name, or anything else about him. The only thing I’m positive about is his voice, bergamot and cardamom scent, and the way his body formed perfectly against mine. Most of the things he said, I didn’t even understand since he often spoke in another language. I’m not sure how he knows what room number is mine, but for the first time in my life, I’m not going to overanalyze it.
Krasotka. He kept saying it all night, as if it were his pet name for me. What does it mean?
I grab my phone and type it into the search bar. It’s Russian.
Krasotka: Gorgeous, Beauty.
Besides all the mind-blowing O’s he gave me, it hits me that I genuinely feel happy and alive again. I haven’t felt anything but unwanted, sad, and ugly in a long time.
For some crazy reason, I’m glad he kept my panties.


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Maggie Cole is committed to bringing her readers alphalicious book boyfriends. She’s been called the “literary master of steamy romance.” Her books are full of raw emotion, suspense, and will always keep you wanting more. She is a masterful storyteller of contemporary romance and loves writing about broken people who rise above the ashes.

She lives in Florida with her husband, son, and dog. She loves sunshine, wine, and hanging out with friends.

Her current series were written in the order below:
All In (Stand alones with entwined characters)
It’s Complicated (Stand alones with entwined characters)
Together We Stand (Brooks Family Saga – read in order)
Behind Closed Doors (Read in order)
Releasing now: Mafia Wars