It has been four years since Eli made the biggest mistake of his life – and it’s about to come back to bite him in his ass.
Eliodoro “Eli” D’Amato has finally found happiness: his marriage to Faith is stronger than before, they’ve expanded their family, and Madre’s is doing better than ever thanks to a very popular reality show featuring a few of the brothers. But when a blast from Eli’s past comes back – with an unforgettable gift – will he once again be tempted by what could’ve been?
When Eli decided to work on his marriage, Simone Harris couldn’t get out of New York fast enough. The only problem is she has a constant reminder of what she wanted with Eli – her daughter, Elena. When Elena keeps inquiring about her father, Simone is put in a precarious position – to reach out to Eli or forever burn his memory. A return trip to New York will prove to be disastrous – and a blessing in disguise.
Faith D’Amato is a forgiving Christian woman who doesn’t believe in divorce. Years of therapy plus two additional children have made her marriage to Eli solid. But when Simone reappears in town with a daughter claiming to be Eli’s, Faith finds her belief system severely tested – and she’s not sure if she can weather this storm.
Love and War is the sequel to Where I Wanna Be and the fifth book in the D’Amato Brothers series. A sensual/erotic book deals with forgiveness, trust, and commitment.
“And what are you going to do to me?” Alicia smirked. “You’re going to threaten me? You’re going to “scare me”? Exactly what are you going to do that the D’Amatos haven’t already tried?”
“I won’t do anything to you…” Sanora began.
“That’s what I thought,” Alicia said smugly.
“I’ll just have your daughter killed.” Sanora sipped her cognac. Alicia’s jaw dropped and Sanora simply blinked at the young woman. “Oh, did my answer surprise you?”
“You’re full of shit,” Alicia countered back, “you wouldn’t dare.”
“Your daughter attends Northwestern Elementary, right?” Sanora studied her manicure. “She usually eats lunch around 11:45 and you always pack an applesauce for her. It would be a shame if she ended up getting a bad container of said applesauce and died of poisoning.”
Alicia shot up from her chair. Her lips trembled with worry and tears threatened her eyes. “You stop that silly talk right now before I go to the police!”
“And by the time you get the call that something happened to your sweet little girl, she’ll be on her way to Heaven. Paramedics would be called but they wouldn’t be able to revive her. But don’t you worry; she won’t die on the playground in front of her classmates. She’ll die on the way to the hospital before you could reach her.” Sanora’s voice was calm and calculated as if she asked what time it was.
“I’m calling the police on you right now!” Alicia screamed.
“And tell them what?” Sanora finally gave Alicia her attention. “That a stranger predicted your daughter’s death? Here’s a question – am I telling you the truth or am I full of shit?” She glanced down at her Cartier watch. “If you leave here and drive at a normal speed, you will discover my answer. If you drive erratically, you might be in some trouble.”
Love and War will be out later this year. Price TBD but it’ll probably be between $7.99 and $9.99.