If he thinks I’ll come to the altar like some meek, blushing bride, he must not know me.
Oh, wait, he doesn’t know me anymore.
Four years of a cold war will do that to a friendship.
We were friends once.
But I won’t tolerate being humiliated. And if he thinks forcing me to marry him will change anything between us, he’s lost his damn mind.
No one messes with me.
Least of all him.
Crina is my woman, bonded to me since birth. The fact that we’re from different mafia clans is irrelevant. The fact that she’s in danger just sped up a marriage that was always meant to be.
I hurt her, I know that.
I never apologized. Never explained. Never reached out. Stuck in my own pain, I let a war simmer between us.
But that ends today.
Today she will become my wife. Tonight, she will come to my bed. I’ll finally fix things between us.
But when my desire for revenge—revenge I’ve pursued for four long years—collides with doing right by Crina, everything goes to hell in a handbasket.
UNREGRETTABLE is the second installment of The Empire Academy Series. Marku is an OTT, morally gray, possessive hero who will do anything to win back his woman. Brace yourself for a domineering and dirty-talking alpha. But don’t worry, Crina is more than up to the task of dealing with him. If such material offends, please do not read.
EXCERPT©Monique Moreau 2023
“Do you take this man to be your lawfully wedded husband?”
I turn toward Marku.
He smiles that smug smile at me, the one I hate more than anything. God, I want to wipe that smirk off his face.
Exploding with rage, I give him a grim close-lipped smile as I twirl my tongue in my mouth, gathering a mixture of saliva and seed.
And then, I spit in his face."
During my wanderings, my magic pencil spun out fantasies full of romance, with first meetings, heartbreaks, and reunions. Sometimes my boy crush (unrequited, of course) starred as the hero.
I grew up, and after a stint in art school, became a lawyer ‘cuz a woman’s got to make a living. I came from parents who fled to France as refugees, and as an attorney, I dedicated my work to helping survivors of trauma and persecution.
I believe in them. In their grit, in their determination to hold on, to pull through and, somehow, someway, to keep themselves intact, body and soul.
Perhaps that is why I am drawn to writing stories of men and women who live through heart-rending pain, desperate yearnings and, ultimately, reach a place of redemption.
For a long time, I fought the urge to veer off the expected, safe path until I couldn’t go on unless I took a chance and made a change. I began to write, stopped, and began again. Finally, I gave in and here I am.
Come join me on my journey…
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