I'm the tension relief specialist hired to kill him.
Sal Raniero is my target, but his asset is me.
After escaping from his crime family, Sal is kidnapped, trained, and manipulated into becoming an underground assassin, guarding a vulnerable heiress. I need to eliminate him, but his beautiful mind and flirtatious charm prove impossible to ignore as a passionate hunger radiates through my veins for his confident arrogance. With every menacing gaze, he demands my surrender. And with every stroke of his finger, I willingly comply.
I quietly abandon my mission.
And fall in love.
Now our very lives are at stake because I’m addicted to his love, his passion, and his protection. Sal is all I think about. He is all I want. He is all I need. My focus blurs as I crave more.
Stealing the money from those who paid me to kill him, I fake the bad girl role, pitting the corrupt against one another as Sal and I become a team and play a deadly game of cat and mouse. But the monsters are closing in. He will hide me alone, but without his shelter, I fear a breakdown––a collapse of our love. Will I fall prey when pushed into a corner and end up hurting the only one I want watching over me?
With his compulsion to strategize, he keeps his eyes on the world and his obsession on me.
I am Iris Nakamura Kettles.
And this is our love story of lies, betrayal, and lust.
a Tomb of Ashen Tears is a dark mafia romance saga focusing on Iris and Sal’s sweeping epic journey to love. TAT Books are intense, addictive, and not for the faint of heart.