Cruel Beast by JL Beck and Sade Rena

Cruel Beast by J.L. Beck & Sade Rena

Money. It’s the root of all evil and I need it bad. You could call it the wrong place, wrong time. To me the day I met Enzo was the day the old me died. When he kidnaps me thinking I’m the daughter of his enemy the only thing I can do is pretend to be something I’m not. But the more I pretend, the deeper I fall. Enzo is dark, cruel, and menacing but he’s protective, fierce and determined. Soon he wants to forge a contract between our families, making me his bride, but he has no idea I’m not who he thinks I am and when he finds out… well I know I’m as good as dead.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Organised crime (mafia)
  • Kidnapping & captivity

Beautiful Monster by JL Beck and Sade Rena

Beautiful Monster by J.L. Beck & Sade Rena

I thought I knew the truth. I thought he was my saviour. I’d spent my entire life running from him, only to become trapped in his web. He says I’ll become his wife, that I’ll provide him an heir. I’ll do both of those things, under one condition. His father must die.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Human trafficking mentioned
  • Rape
  • Infidelity
  • Child abuse
  • Murder
  • Organised crime (mafia)
  • Captivity
  • Stalking

Perfect Villain by JL Beck and Sade Rena

Perfect Villain by J.L. Beck & Sade Rena

The second our eyes connected I felt the shift in the air. The crackle of fire igniting between us. He was dark, dangerous, and secretive. He came into my life like a storm, ripping apart everything I believed in, everything I thought I knew. With his mischievous smirk, stunning looks, and alluring behaviour I should’ve ran as far away from him as I could. But I was stupid. I trapped myself in his web. I thought I was safe with him. Safe in his arms, safe from a past that refused to let go. Turns out Christian Russo was the past I was running from, and my first mistake was ever thinking I could escape him.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Sexual assault & dubious consent scenarios
  • Infidelity*
  • Death of parents
  • Graphic murder
  • Organised crime (mafia)
  • Kidnapping
  • Stalking

*Context: The heroine is in a relationship at the beginning of the novel and her boyfriend is cheating on her with her roommate. The hero and heroine get together before she breaks up with her current boyfriend.

Blade of Iris by KA Knight

Blade of Iris by K.A. Knight

I was sold to my enemies. The Volkovs are the nightmares they warned me of as a child, the ones they spoke of in the dark in hushed tones. Traitors, killers, the boogeymen themselves sent to scare children like me. Children of their enemies. A Kelly. A family that they have been at war with since before I was born, and now? Now I am to marry into the Bratva Pigs. To become their blushing bride. My father’s plan, theirs as well. A marriage to create peace. To unite the families and end the bloodshed once and for all. We are a symbol of hope, of the future, of harmony.. I have… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Forced arranged marriage
  • Murder
  • Torture
  • Knife & gun violence
  • Organised crime (mafia)

Den of Viper by KA Knight

Den of Viper by K.A. Knight

Ryder, Garrett, Kenzo, and Diesel—The Vipers. They run this town and everyone in it. Their deals are as sordid as their business, and their reputation is enough to bring a grown man to his knees, forcing him to beg for mercy. They are not people you mess with, yet my dad did. The old man ran up a debt with them and then sold me to cover his losses. Yes, sold me. They own me now. I’m theirs in every sense of the word. But I’ve never been meek and compliant. These men, they look at me with longing. Their scarred, blood-stained hands holding me tight. They want everything I am, everything I have to give, and won’t stop until they get just that… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Child abuse
  • Rape
  • Parent with alcoholism mentioned
  • Self-harm
  • Blood and gore depiction including blood play
  • Graphic mutilation
  • Death of a relative from terminal cancer recounted
  • Death of a parent from suicide recounted
  • Death of a parent from a drug overdose recounted
  • Graphic murder & attempted murder
  • Graphic torture
  • Gun & knife violence and play
  • Physical assault
  • Arson
  • Kidnapping & captivity
  • Car accident, on-page
  • Organised crime (mafia)

Hard to Let Go by Laura Kaye

Hard to Let Go by Laura Kaye

Beckett Murda hates to dwell on the past. But his investigation into the ambush that killed half his Special Forces team and ended his Army career gives him little choice. Just when his team learns how powerful their enemies are, hard-ass Beckett encounters the biggest complication yet—seductive, feisty Katherine Rixey. A tough, stubborn prosecutor, Kat visits her brothers’ Hard Ink Tattoo following a bad break-up—and finds herself staring down the barrel of a stranger’s gun. Beckett is hard-bodied and sexy as hell, but he’s also the most infuriating man ever. Worse, Kat… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Human trafficking
  • Sex slavery
  • Child abuse recounted
  • Nightmares
  • Kidnapping
  • Gang violence

Hard to Hold on To by Laura Kaye

Hard to Hold on To by Laura Kaye

Edward “Easy” Cantrell knows better than most the pain of not being able to save those he loves–which is why he is not going to let Jenna Dean out of his sight. He may have just met her, but Jenna’s the first person to make him feel alive since that devastating day in the desert more than a year ago. Jenna has never met anyone like Easy. She can’t describe how he makes her feel–and not just because he saved her life. No, the stirrings inside her reach far beyond gratitude. As the pair are thrust together while chaos reigns around them, they both know one thing: the thing.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Human trafficking
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Depression
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Epilepsy
  • Kidnapping
  • Gang violence

Hard to Come By by Laura Kaye

Hard to Come By by Laura Kaye

Derek DiMarzio would do anything for the members of his disgraced Special Forces team—sacrifice his body, help a former teammate with a covert operation to restore their honor, and even go behind enemy lines. He just never expected to want the beautiful woman he found there. When a sexy stranger asks questions about her brother, Emilie Garza is torn between loyalty to the brother she once idolized and fear of the war-changed man he’s become. Derek’s easy smile and quiet strength tempt Emilie to open up, igniting the desire between them and leading Derek to crave a woman he shouldn’t trust. As the team’s investigation reveals .. Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Human trafficking
  • Kidnapping
  • Gang violence

Hard to Be Good by Laura Kaye

Hard to Be Good by Laura Kaye

Hard Ink Tattoo owner Jeremy Rixey has taken on his brother’s stateside fight against the forces that nearly killed Nick and his Special Forces team a year before. Now, Jeremy’s whole world has been turned upside down—not the least of which by a brilliant, quiet blond man who tempts Jeremy to settle down for the first time ever. Recent kidnapping victim Charlie Merritt has always been better with computers than people, so when he’s drawn into the SF team’s investigation of his army colonel father’s corruption, he’s surprised to find acceptance and friendship—especially… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Human trafficking
  • Homomisia & internalised homomisia
  • Amputation (finger)
  • Torture
  • Kidnapping
  • Gang violence