I’ll bathe the city in blood if that’s what it takes to get my woman back…
Collateral Damage (Owned by the Mob 1)
Cerys: Blind since birth, I’ve learned the hard way I can’t rely on anyone. When my father gets in too deep with the mob, I find myself the property of Viktor. I know I should be terrified, but I see a side of him he seems to show only to me...
Viktor: I didn’t climb my way toward the top of the Bratva by being a saint. I take what I want when I want, but when it comes to Cerys, I find she’s the light to my darkness. Now that I have her, I know I can’t let her go. If she’s harmed in any way, I won’t stop until every last man responsible has breathed their last.
Unwanted Complication (Owned by the Mob 2)
Raina -- My life has been one nightmare after another, a living hell I can’t escape. When my current owner gives me as payment to Feliks Sobol, I think it’s like every other time. But he’s different. I want him. He may be the one who ends up breaking me.
Feliks -- I’m Bratva, born and bred. I’ve done unspeakable things, and I will do them again without a hint of remorse. Yet when I’m around Raina, she brings out another side of me. Wanting her could get me killed. Yet I can’t let her go. When she’s taken, I know I’ve made the wrong choice. I only hope she can forgive me.
Warning: Owned by the Mob Duet contains adult content including violence, adult language, past abuse, and human trafficking. But there are also hot hunks who try to do the right thing, women who never give up, no cheating, and guaranteed happy endings.
Praise for Collateral Damage (Owned By the Mob 1)
"Whoa, this one was intense! Cerys is blind but she isn't weak. I am a total sucker for disabled heroes or heroines in books so I snapped this one right up. I loved that she did speak up, feeling she didn't have much to lose. [Victor] defends her, caring for her in his way. I couldn't put this one down... Can't wait for more mob stories from the amazing Harley Wylde!"
-- 5 Stars from Leslee's Reviews, Goodreads Review
"What a smokin' hot read! So, after finding Harley Wylde and Paige Warren, I've learned to LOVE New Adult romances. I like the power dynamics and how these authors spin it as well as balance the power between the couple. In this story, the heroine is blind, giving her a distinct disadvantage with her Bratva lover. Yet, somehow, she manages to fit right in and get what she needs out of the relationship. Awesome story!"
-- 5 Stars from Marteeka Karland, Goodreads Review
"If you're a fan of Harley Wylde's MC series, you'll love her new ventures into mobsters and their ladies. What a fantastic way to start the 'Owned by the Mob' series... Cerys is blind. However, she's one tough cookie and could put the sight seeing world to shame. If you need a great HEA for a Friday night or weekend, this is the book for you. Go get the book and feel better!!"
-- 5 Stars from Mocha, Amazon Review
"Cerys is a strong woman, who has to face the outside world suddenly. Victor is a tough, hard-hearted man and able to keep himself and Cerys safe. This is a wonderful love story where a hard man learns that love makes a man stronger than being seen as a man who kept himself apart."
-- 4.5 Stars from Dryas, Long and Short Reviews
Praise for Unwanted Complication (Owned by the Mob 2)
"OMG I love Felix and Raina's story his hardness and her softness will make you shed tears and I was on a emotional rollercoaster... this is another hit story for Harley and Paige. I love this book so much... the story starts with Raina owner offering her to Felix for payment to reduce his debt and then there is intense drama and thrills. I was so captivated with this story. Will they get a HEA? I’m so in love with this series."
-- 5 Stars from Cheryl wells, Amazon Review
"Wow what a story, talk about decisions! Raina has lived in misery since the age of five and had to endure horrible things. Feliks connects with her during one of these times and it will start their journey. Feliks is Bratva, has only wanted money, power and to be feared. To do it, he thought he had to marry to get it. When he met Raina something inside of him shifted but an agreement had been signed. Raina could be carrying his child, so he took her with him, but his superiors gave him a choice: his fiance or Raina. Which will he choose, and will he be able to handle the fall out of his consequences? This story had my emotions all over the place and my heart really was in pieces for Raina!"
-- 5 Stars from Merry Jelks-Emmanuel, Amazon Review
"Wow. This book was just a little hard for me to read at first, but I'm so glad i kept at it! It had such a gripping storyline and had me. Sweet Raina is so strong for all she has went through in her young life. You really feel for her. Feliks was a likable character, but it did take me a bit to fall completely for him. He's caught in what he's been after for so long and the right thing to do!!!! In the end, love prevailed! Along with some surprises I didn't see coming!!!"
-- 5 Stars from MLS, Amazon Review
"This author has done it again with how she tells a story. This book was a nail biter, kept me on the end of my seat as I read this couple’s story. Nothing is ever easy and there are mistakes made but, they work it out and get an HEA."
-- 5 Stars from Autumn Tate, Amazon Review
"Loved [the] book. I love all Harley Wylde books but this series is great. Feliks frustrated me for a bit but he redeemed himself and made the right decision. Great story; can't wait for more."
-- 5 Stars from Tanieka, Amazon Review
"This series is darker than usual from this author. Raina's life has been so rough, I can't even mention it in detail. What a riveting story with an incredibly brave, strong woman, 5 stars!"
-- 5 Stars from Leslee N., BN.com Review
"Harley has a way of writing heroines who've been thru horrible things and who against all odds come thru it with the ability to still find themselves able to trust someone. Her heroines may not be the traditional form of strength but they have an inner and beautiful ability to move on with their lives open themselves up to love and happiness even after the horrors they've been thru they are survivors and warriors and it's always amazing to read their stories and see them find the happiness they deserved to have all along."
-- 5 Stars from Omgkandykane1, BN.com Review
"This book give me the Beast and Cinderella feel, Feliks is Beast and Raina is Cinderella. With this ending of this book I have my eyes [on] 4 of the guys I'm thinking need their own story. So what say you, authors Paige Warren and Harley Wylde? Will Aleksi, Vadim, Ila, Maxim, have a chance? I know, I know, I'm putting you on the spot, what can I say, I'm a devious reader."
-- 5 Stars from Fabiola309, BN.com Review
"Warning TW! this is an exceptional read I didn’t like Feliks to start with what he did to Raina at the start, he’s cold and horrible but he treats her gently. Raina is scarred and scared and she breaks my heart with what’s happened to her over the years. You have to read this book it’s brilliantly written and I can’t get enough of Harley Wylde."
-- 5 Stars from Alibas, BN.com Review
"Bravo Harley Wylde! You gave us something a little darker than what we are used to from you, and you owned it! You made something harsh, dirty and full of trigger warnings into a book I really enjoyed with a beautiful love story I didn't expect."
-- 5 Stars from NurseLife, BN.com Review
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Owned by the Mob Duet (Print)
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Excerpt from Collateral Damage
I could hear my heart thundering in my ears as I strained to listen to my father’s conversation. The men had forced their way into our home, and I’d heard the crash of furniture. At first, I’d been terrified because I’d thought we were being robbed. Now I knew different. I’d known my father was in trouble, but I didn’t realize how much. Money had been tight for a while, since Mom died several years ago. Things had been getting better, or so I’d thought. I never realized the reason we suddenly had money, or rather my father suddenly did, was because of some shady dealings he’d had with the wrong men. He’d claimed he’d been working, and I thought things were going well. Had he lied to me? Why did he always have to control me? Everything he did seemed to be designed for the express purpose of keeping me under his rule, and miserable.
“Please, Maksim. I just need more time,” my father begged.
I didn’t know a Maksim. The Russian accent of the men in our living room sent a shiver down my spine. In our neighborhood, the only Russians I knew were an elderly couple, or people who belonged to the mafia. I’d heard it called the Bratva, but it meant the same thing. The men sequestered with my father did horrible, evil things. Every last one of them had blood on their hands. I could only imagine what they’d ask of him, or the ultimatum they would give.
“You’ve had time,” said a deep voice I assumed belonged to Maksim.
“You don’t understand. I’ve moved as much product as I can, but I don’t have enough connections. I can get them! I just need… a month? Yes, give me another month.”
I heard the rustle of clothing and it sounded like something was being screwed onto something. I strained, needing to know what was happening. The door I hid behind was cracked open a bit, but it didn’t do my sightless eyes a bit of good. I’d relied on my other senses from birth, but sometimes it wasn’t enough.
“Nikolai, tie up the loose ends,” the man said.
No! I knew what that meant. I now understood the sound I’d heard. A silencer. At least, that’s what they were called in books and movies. They were going to shoot my father. Kill him. He might not be the best dad, but he was all I had. What would happen to me if he were gone? I shoved the door open and stumbled into the room.
“Don’t!” I fell to my knees and pushed myself up, but I’d lost my bearings and as I stood, I stretched my arms out, feeling for any furniture or people. I didn’t know how the room had changed after they’d barged in and started throwing things around. “Please. Don’t kill him.”
“And who is this?” Maksim asked.
“My daughter. Cerys. Don’t hurt her. She’s blind and can’t recognize any of you. I beg of you. Let her go,” my father said.
Now he was going to act like a loving parent? Maybe we should have invited these men over sooner. Not that they’d received an invitation now.
A hand grasped mine, rough and large. I was pulled against a firm chest and a tantalizing scent teased my nose. I couldn’t help but lean in a little closer. It was stupid, and maybe the stress of the situation was skewing my logic, but I used my hands to explore the body holding me, inching up toward the man’s face. My fingers scraped across a close-cropped beard and up to a strong nose. I didn’t feel wrinkles, only firm smooth skin. I couldn’t guess his age, other than he was likely under forty and over twenty.
“Who are you?” I asked.
The man gently grasped my hand and pulled it away from his face. I felt an odd sense of loss. Again, I wasn’t reacting like a normal person. Not that I’d ever been considered normal, but this was out of the ordinary even for me.
“Viktor, you seem intrigued by the young woman,” Maksim said. “Perhaps we can make a deal, Mr. Humes? Your daughter in exchange for the debt you owe.”
“What!” I heard my father struggling. “No! You can’t do this! Cerys is blind. Please, don’t hurt her.”
I wanted to snort and roll my eyes. The man had never given a damn whether or not I was hurt. He’d actually enjoyed moving pieces of furniture on occasion just to watch me trip over them. Then the bastard would laugh. I’d had to learn how to fend for myself after my mother died. If it weren’t for the elderly couple down the street, I’d have never gotten as far in school as I did. After my mother died, Mrs. Popov had ensured that I continued with my education. I’d been a few months from graduating, when my father pulled me from school completely. Somehow, he’d gotten forms signed saying I was dropping out of the homeschool program, and out of school all together. He’d heard me tell Mrs. Popov about my excitement over graduation, and had decided to ruin it like everything else in my life.
The fact he was acting like a loving, concerned parent, made me wonder exactly what he was up to because I knew he’d never loved me. Not since he’d discovered I was blind. He wanted them to think I was important to him, and in a way, I was. Without me, the house would be completely trashed and he’d probably starve to death. The man would certainly never go fetch his own beer, that was for damn sure.
“Who said anything about hurting her?” Maksim said. “I doubt very much that Viktor plans to cause her any harm. In fact, he’ll likely have her screaming in pleasure.”
The men chuckled and the breath froze in my lungs. He couldn’t mean what I thought he did. The man holding me tightened his grip around my waist and I felt the evidence of his arousal. My cheeks warmed and I stared at what I assumed was his chest. I’d never been with a man, never been kissed. Truthfully, I’d thought I would die a virgin, alone.
“She’s barely eighteen!” I heard my father struggling again, and assumed they were holding him back.
I knew the only reason he was trying to talk them out of it was due to the fact he’d lose his servant. Me. Even though I couldn’t see, I’d learned how to keep our home clean, and I managed to cook microwave meals. Each box was marked in a way that I knew what it was, and my father had me memorize the heat settings and cook time for each one. The lazy bastard couldn’t even be bothered to pop a frozen lasagna in the microwave.
“Barely?” Maksim asked.
“Yes. She just turned eighteen two days ago. She’s a child, Maksim!”
I felt someone run their hands down the length of my hair, then squeeze my ass. From the direction, I knew it wasn’t Viktor. I squeaked and pressed closer to the man holding me. Someone laughed before harshly grabbing my breast. I whimpered and my hands fisted on the material of Viktor’s shirt.
“Enough, Feliks.” I could feel the rumble under my fingers and knew Viktor had spoken. His voice was deep and rich with a hint of roughness. “Touch her again and I’ll remove your hands.”
“You’ll tire of her. Then I’ll have a turn. We all will.” The man laughed. I assumed it was Feliks and a shiver raked my spine. Was that my fate if I went with them? To be their whore?
“You can’t do this,” my father said. “Surely, you can’t condone this, Maksim. You have daughters. What if someone took one of them?”
“I always pay my debts,” Maksim said. “And no one would dare come for my family, unless they wanted to die. I’m sorry, Mr. Humes, but my terms are simple. Either you give your daughter to Viktor, or I’m afraid we’ll have to use you as an example to others who owe us.”
Someone laughed. “And then we’ll take your daughter anyway.”
Viktor’s arm tightened around me again until I worried I wouldn’t be able to breathe. I felt his body shift, then his lips brushed my ear.
“Do not fear, myshka.”