Title: Risking It All
Author: Stephanie Harte
Genre: Crime Saga
Pub. Date: March 12, 2020
Hosted: Head of Zeus
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Gemma is about to risk it all for the man she loves. Will she survive entering into a life of crime?
Gemma has always been there for Nathan. He's the love of her life and she made a commitment to him, one she'd never consider breaking... until smooth-talking gangster Alfie Watson comes into their lives and changes everything.
Alfie doesn't care about true love – he wants Gemma, and the gangster always gets what he wants. When Nathan ends up owing him money, Alfie gets payback by recruiting Gemma to carry out a jewellery heist. To everyone's surprise, she's a natural. Until Alfie forgives Nathan's debt, she has no choice but to accompany the gangster on more and more daring heists – even though one slip-up could cost her everything.
Nathan might have fallen under Alfie's spell, but it doesn't take long for him to realise that he needs to save Gemma from his own mistakes if their marriage is to have any chance of surviving. But when that means taking on the East End's most notorious gangster at his own game, will he find himself up to the challenge?
Perfect for fans of Kimberley Chambers, Emma Tallon and Jessie Keane.
Nathan pushed open the door of Mamma Donatella’s Italian restaurant. Rosa looked up from setting the table as her son approached her, and a huge smile spread across her face.
‘Can I ask you a favour?’
‘Of course.’ Rosa reached up, placed her hands on the sides of Nathan’s face and planted two kisses on his cheeks. ‘What happened to you? Did you get in a fight?’
Nathan ignored his mother’s questions and got straight to the point. ‘Can you lend me some money?’
Rosa shook her head before walking across to the counter. Picking up her handbag, she took out her purse. ‘You’re thirty-two years old, Nathan, but sometimes you still act like a little boy. How much do you want this time?’ she asked, taking out a twenty-pound note.
‘I need a bit more than that.’
Rosa looked in her purse again. ‘That’s all I’ve got on me.’
Nathan bit his lip and walked over to where she was standing. ‘Can I borrow five grand?’
Rosa looked into the troubled face of her son. ‘That’s a lot of money. Why do you need so much?’
‘For a business deal,’ Nathan replied, running his knuckles under his chin.
‘I’m sorry, Nathan, I haven’t got that sort of money.’ Rosa went back to laying the tables.
‘Can you borrow it from Donatella?’ Nathan hoped his mother wouldn’t notice the desperation in his voice.
Rosa stopped what she was doing and looked up at her son. Her eyes narrowed as she peered at him. ‘You want me to borrow five thousand pounds from my sister?’
‘I can’t do that.’ Rosa shook her head.
‘Please, Mum, I wouldn’t ask you if I had another option.’
Rosa let out a long breath. ‘OK I’ll try, but I’m not making any promises.’
‘Can you get the money today?’ Nathan crossed the room and stood next to his mother.
‘I don’t know. Anyway, what’s the rush?’ Rosa paused and fixed Nathan with an interrogating stare.
‘Today’s the deadline for the deal.’ Nathan shoved his hands into the front pockets of his jeans.
‘Aren’t you going to tell me what the deal is?’
Why was she asking so many questions? ‘It’s just a bit of business.’ Nathan rolled his eyes, irritated by the constant barrage.
Rosa looked up at her son and folded her arms across her chest. ‘I think I have a right to know what you’ll be spending the money on. I’m sorry, Nathan, but if you don’t tell me what it’s for, I’m not going to ask Donatella to lend it to you.’
Stephanie Hart is a debut author writing in the ganglit genre. She lives in London with her family.
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