Enzo Durante comes to Skye’s rescue when he finds her in a broken down car by the side of the road.
Skye’s running for her life and Enzo is working in England, away from his playboy life, as the price of regaining his grandparents’ approval.
Skye has a toddler and a baby in tow and Enzo is aghast. But amazingly it turns out that they can both be of use to each other even though they are very different people.
Will friends with benefits work for them? Or will Skye discover that being burned out on the love front doesn’t protect her?
UPDATE (January 2023): Skye and Enzo’s story will be called “The Maid Married to the Billionaire“.
Excerpts From the Book
It was her fault
It was her fault, she thought in an agony of guilt. After all, she had chosen to move in with Ritchie. She was the fool who had put her innocent siblings into contact with such a man and put them at risk. But she hadn’t known, hadn’t dreamt what Ritchie might be capable of in a temper. And now that she knew, now that she had learned her mistake, she was leaving. But there was no time to pack. There was too big a risk of Ritchie coming back before she could get away. She could return for their stuff later when everything had calmed down and he was hopefully at work.
She had put herself first
In reality, she had done the opposite and she was ashamed of that fact. She had put herself first. She had grabbed at that whole fantasy dream of a supportive, caring partner, who would lighten her load and make her feel less alone but family life had been too restrictive and domestic for Ritchie. For all his talk of marriage, he hadn’t been ready to settle down. He might’ve wanted her but the children had just been unfortunate baggage that came along with her. She finished putting her clothes and shoes into bags and hauled them out to the lounge, ready for the van that was coming. She pounced with relief on her sunglasses and put them on.
None of those facts would look good for her on paper
Enzo retreated to his office to work, flipping open his laptop. His quick and clever brain was already assessing the likely official response to Ritchie’s violence and Skye’s current plight. Here she was in temporary employment, intimately involved with her employer and protected everywhere she went by Enzo’s security staff because of her unhinged ex-boyfriend. He gritted his teeth and suppressed a groan. None of those facts would look good for her on paper. He knew much more about such official decisions than most people in his age group. A couple of years earlier he had studied his own custody case papers, keen to understand the legal hoops and obstacles his grandparents had traversed to adopt him. When he found it impossible to suppress his concern on the children’s’ behalf and still work effectively, he surrendered and pondered the problem some more before deciding to consult his British lawyer.