Perfect Sinner (Audiobook)
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I’m the mafia princess Nolan O’Malley hates to love.
The moment we collide, he wants to destroy me.
My blood is that of his arch enemy.
I’m unsure if the war raging inside him or me is stronger.
Instead of running away or ending me, he keeps me close.
He watches my every move, and monitors each threat my estranged family delivers to me.
The close quarters we share only get smaller until there is no more distance between us.
Yet I still am who I am.
Time and again he saves me from every dark demon.
When we think the one person who wants to ruin me is dead, she isn’t.
This time, she won’t win.
I’m coming after her.
Except my actions have unintended consequences.
And I should have known he’d come after me.
After all, he’s my perfect sinner.
They say every person has a breaking point. I never gave it much thought. I assumed I was mentally tough and too strong and independent for anyone to mess with me. That was before my half-sister, Orla Bailey, stalked, harassed, threatened, and even physically hurt me.
Anything I cherished, and things I didn't even think about, she stole from me. My freedom to go wherever I wanted disappeared. I can't step outside without worrying about my safety. The ability to live on my own and get a good night's rest evaporated into thin air when I woke up with rodents and bugs crawling all over my body. When I do sleep, it's not uncommon for me to wake up screaming and crying with sweat coating my skin.
My entire life, I was carefree and confident. Those traits eroded until they were nothing but a mere memory of who I used to be. Orla's determination to ruin me affected everything, including my career, which I loved and was great at.
Now, I no longer know who I am. Most days, I believe I'm going crazy. There just isn't any way to escape the unhinged thoughts going through my mind.
Except when I'm with Nolan.
Everything about him makes me weak-kneed, even when we're fighting. When I'm with him, I feel like a piece of my old self has returned. The times he leaves and I can't go with him, everything inside me feels off. And the fact he hates the Baileys, my blood relatives, as much as I do, seems to make me crave him more.
I don't know how he does it, but all I've lost seems manageable when I'm with him. The crazy feelings I have go away, and life becomes hopeful again. The notion I could have a future and not stay stuck in this world of fear and spiraling thoughts ignites and grows.
Then Orla finds her way back to me.
No matter what Nolan does to keep her away, she always maneuvers back into my life. Each time, the desperation to end her life or mine grows. And now, I'm kicking myself.
I got comfortable. Too much time passed without hearing from her. Maybe my mind needed the break from the anxiety, but the longer she stayed away, the more relaxed I became. I hoped she was somehow in the shoot-out and the police just didn't report it. After all, they still haven't reported the death of my father. Nolan promises me he saw Liam shoot my father in the head. He insists my father bled to death on the street. And Liam claims that the police often keep mafia activity under wraps due to different dynamics.
So the possibility Orla was in one of the cars and got shot isn't out of reach. The fact my father wasn't reported dead gave me too much hope she died as well.
Yet, I should have known better than to let my guard down.
Now, her threats aren't about hurting my sisters or mom. She decided to redirect her wrath to someone else. And if I lose this person, I will go crazy. I'll end up in a straitjacket or give in to the temptation to end my life.
Last night, when I saw the text, I couldn't breathe. Anxiety rushed back in, squeezing my heart. But this time, Orla's pushed me too far. She's set her evil sights on killing Nolan. So when this is over, I'll be the one pulling the trigger.
It's ironic, really. My father wanted me to step into my role in the family. I claimed it wasn't who I was and never would be. But that was before I ever laid eyes on Nolan.
Orla may be a mafia princess, but the blood swirling in my veins makes me just as much of one as she is. The only solution is to dig down and pull out all the evil that's inherently in me, then finish her off. In the end, only she or I will be standing.
She succeeded and broke me. But I won't let her destroy the only good thing I have left in my life.
- Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
- Narrated by: Tim Paige & Avery Reid
When everyone has their O'Malley hands off Gemma, I casually ask, "Can we continue our game now?"
"Gemma, do you play pool?" Killian inquires.
She laughs and flips her hair, then saunters up next to me. Her energetic buzz glides across my skin, and she isn't even touching me. "Sure. But I think I'd rather watch." She tilts her head and smirks at me.
"Suit yourself," I say and move to the other side of the table.
I line up my cue and lose my concentration when Killian steps next to Gemma. She takes a sip of her drink, and he leans down near her ear. "Want another drink?"
She puts her hand on his biceps. "Sure. You're the boxer, right?"
I screw up so badly, I scratch, and the cue ball flies into the middle pocket.
"Might want to sharpen your skills," Killian taunts.
I grunt and grab my water.
Killian holds his cue and assesses the table. Declan takes his place next to Gemma. He ogles her, and I hold myself back from smacking him. He licks his lips and questions, "What do you do for fun, Gemma?"
She bats her eyes. "I'm kind of a spur-of-the-moment gal, if you know what I mean."
Declan softly chuckles, and I swallow the bile climbing up my throat. I know his expression too well. She's a piece of candy he's ready to eat.
Caramel once again fills my mind, and I chastise myself.
"Ugh." Hailee groans at the table behind me.
"Chill. She's just having fun," Liam mutters.
"Yeah, right. Cut her off now."
Molly comes into the room. "Anyone want another drink? Nolan, are you sticking with water?"
"Yeah. I've got a lot—"
"Bring us another round, lass," Killian declares.
"I'm okay right now," Hailee chirps.
Declan taps Gemma's near-empty glass. "The rest of us need refills."
Another groan comes from Hailee. Liam and Finn both chuckle, and Molly glances behind her at Gemma, then looks back at me. "Do you want another water?"
"No, thanks, I'm good."
She smiles. "Okay. Let me know if you need anything."
"I will. Thanks."
Molly walks out, and Gemma crosses the room. She places her hand above mine and holds on to the cue. She grabs the chalk, grinds it on the tip, and blows. "There. You're all ready now."
I don't react. I'm not my brothers and not going to drool all over her. And she doesn't seem to have any issues flirting with them, so I'm staying as far away from her as possible. The last thing I need is someone in my life who flirts with other men. Liam's ex-fiancée Megan was a flirt. She had no problem getting with our cousin, Danny, the minute Liam got arrested. The judge hadn't even sentenced him yet when she dropped him for Danny. I tell her, "You're in my way."
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