Envy by Rachel Van Dyken EPUB & PDF – eBook Details Online
- Status: Available for Free Download
- Authors: Rachel Van Dyken
- Language: English
- Genre: Contemporary Romance
- Format: PDF / EPUB
- Size: 2 MB
- Price: Free
“Gotcha!” I grabbed Serena’s chubby foot and pretended to shove it in
my mouth. She squealed and pulled it away, only to put it back again with a
giggle. Babies. I shook my head and did it repeatedly for the next twenty
minutes, causing hiccups of laughter. She was only eighteen months but the
cutest baby I’d ever seen, next to the little guy currently trying to stack
blocks on Serena’s right. I called him Junior since he had his dad Phoenix’s
Nixon, the boss to the Abandonato family, walked by and winked at
his little one, careful to hide his Glock in the back of his jeans as he bent
over and kissed her on the head.
I looked away.
I never stared too long.
Fact: My parents specifically told me not to speak to any of the bosses
unless spoken to.
To drive their point home, they told me a story about one of the made
men interrupting family dinner and getting shot in the kneecaps.
They let him bleed on the floor for an hour before finally helping him
—the guy still walks with a limp to this day. I wish I could say they were
scary stories you told your kids to put the fear of God in them, something
you and your siblings whisper about late at night.
But I knew it was true. All of it.
The mafia was a very real beast.
And it took no prisoners.
It would rather kill them.
With a sigh, I kept playing with Serena and tried to make myself small.
I didn’t need the attention, and while Nixon had always been nothing but
kind to me, I knew what he was capable of.
Phoenix Nicolasi walked into the room next—no, he commanded the
room, the very air that dared touch his skin—he wielded it with his silence.
Terrifying…did not adequately describe him. And the fact that he had
black folders, one for every single person connected to the family, including
the cappo—our version of the Godfather if you want to get specific—well,
it was petrifying.
I had friends from college that complained about working at coffee
shops or in the mall during the summer. I lied and said I worked at a
Phoenix pulled out his gun and checked to make sure it was loaded.
Yeah. Not quite a place that saved lives and cured runny noses.
Serena tugged on my hair to get my attention. It was like she could
sense my fear, the way that my body carried a slight tremble whenever the
men were near me and the women weren’t in the same room.
It was normal behavior for those guys.
To bust out their weapons at any point without thinking about the little
eyes that watched, that wanted to be just like Dad, killer and all.
I tried not to judge.
It was hard
For More Read Download This Book