The Loan Shark Duet (Reading Order – 2 Books) by Charmaine Pauls

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The Loan Shark Duet (Reading Order – 2 Books) by Charmaine Pauls

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The Loan Shark Duet is a modern tale of Beauty and the Beast from Charmaine Pauls. What sins will a man commit in order to keep a woman he can’t have? A dark and twisted mafia romance!

The Loan Shark Duet by Charmaine Pauls

Dubious (The Loan Shark Duet Book 1) by Charmaine Pauls

Featured within the Falling For The Forbidden Anthology

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I’m a loan shark.
Breaking people is in my blood.
The Haynes were supposed to be a straightforward job. Go in and pull the trigger twice. One bullet for Charlie, one for his sister.

Valentina is working hard to claw a better future for herself and her brother Charlie. Living in a small apartment in one of the roughest neighbourhoods of Johannesburg she is surrounded by criminals, mafia and everything else that goes bump in the night. Coming home after work she finds her brother isn’t there and neither is the neighbour she cleans for to look after Charlie whilst she works. Tracking them down at Napoli’s gambling place she is shocked to discover her brain-damaged brother has been able to get credit and run up a large debt to a loan shark.

Known as The Breaker, Gabriel makes an early morning trip to recover a debt during which he discovers two things. Firstly, the credit to Charlie should not have been issued and secondly, his sister Valentina will make the perfect repayment for the debt – nine years in his service. The plan, however, was to kill them and send a message to other debtors, by taking Valentina his mother is more than a little annoyed.

Working hard during the day, saving her food allowance for Charlie and paying for her vet training, Valentina falls into a routine. Gabriel visits her in the maid’s quarters each night to bring her pleasure and explore her body. But his mother still wants her dead, can Gabriel find a way to keep her alive?

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Consent (The Loan Shark Duet Book 2) by Charmaine Pauls

Rating: 5 out of 5.

When Gabriel broke down my door, he took over my body and life. Never with force, but always with clever manipulation. He stripped me of my independence, my defences, and my clothes and turned me into an addict. My addiction is him.

Conflicted about her feelings for Gabriel, Valentina flees the house, stopping to grab her brother before hightailing it out of Johannesburg. Limited on funds she didn’t think to withdraw extra cash before her getaway she finds a way to make do with what little they have. Managing to go undetected for three months until she faints in the laundry store she works in and a customer takes her to get checked over.

Finding out that Valentina had left was more of a shock to Gabriel than discovering that she is pregnant – after all, that was his plan. Not knowing how she feels about the baby worries him and he ponders whether she would have an abortion. Finally, tracking her down he is pleased to find that she has kept their baby and brings her home where she belongs. Organising an impromptu wedding and honeymoon of sorts before reality sets in and he has to tell Carly.

Their relationship is anything but normal, his mother interfering and his daughter disapproving but they attempt to make it work. But as past secrets are revealed Valentina is in for a mighty shock which leads to the early arrival of their baby. Gabriel makes difficult decisions to secure a future for Valentina and their baby, but will Valentina understand his choices?

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