Mr. Rook's Island Series, Book #2
by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
EXCERPTAll RIGHTS RESERVED. Copyright 2017. Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
It wasn’t supposed to be like this, you know. Such a fucking mess. But I should’ve guessed this was coming. Because when life becomes nothing but should-haves, there is no other possible outcome. My big sister, Cici, should’ve come home from her exotic island vacation four months ago. My father should’ve told me that Mr. Rook, the owner of the resort, came to see him with the news that Cici had drowned, instead of leaving me in the dark. I should’ve known better than to borrow money from a very dangerous man in order to fund my search for her. There are so many should-haves that I’m sick to my stomach with remorse.
But by far, my biggest regret is the moment I stepped foot on this island. Because once I set eyes on the devastatingly handsome Mr. Rook, I couldn’t stop myself from wanting him, from dreaming about him, from feeling drawn to the connection between us. I know it’s wrong.
Nothing good will come of it.
Because now I’m beginning to believe that Cici didn’t die drunk, swimming in the middle of the night. Just like I suspect that this past week with Rook—the touches, the forbidden kisses, the sexual hunger in his steel blue eyes—was an elaborate hoax meant to distract me.
Because he’s not just a wealthy businessman.
This island is no paradise.
And I’m no fucking idiot.
So while resisting this man will be the hardest thing I’ve ever done, I will find out what really happened to my sweet Cici. Otherwise I won’t ever be able to let her go, and my broken heart will be the end of me.
My name is Stephanie Fitzgerald. I am twenty-six years old, London born, New York raised, and I am the newest employee of Mr. Rook’s Island, where “your fantasy is our business.”Read Chapter ONE over at Mimi's Author page
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Another masterpiece by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff!
I absolutely love the mystery and heat of this story that grips you and refuses to let go of you even after the end. Mimi Jean has this incredible talent of mixing supernatural with romance, suspense, and leaving an amazing story. Her style is unique and keeps me coming back for more. Pawn is yet another book that has me hooked. I can't wait to see how the final conclusion comes together.