CLAIMED – Tracy Wolff
The Diamond Tycoons , Book 1
Harlequin Desire #2395
Contemporary Series Romance
San Diego, California – Present Day
It's been six years since Isabella Moreno walked away from diamond tycoon Marc Durand after he accused her of being complicit in her father's plans for stealing gems from Marc's business. As the daughter of a well-known gem thief, Isabella couldn't prove her innocence. She has built a new life in San Diego, but one day in walks Marc. Their eyes meet and she finds herself swept under his spell once again. Marc still doesn't trust her, but after a journalist claims his company is selling diamonds mined using slavery (when they advertise their diamonds are clean of this practice), he has to prove this report isn't true. He turns to Isabella, who is an expert in conflict diamonds, but she refuses…at first. After Marc threatens to expose her past to her current employer, she feels she has no choice…
They may have ended their relationship with accusations flying, but the sizzling attraction is still there after six years for Marc and Isabella. She'd rather not have any contact with him, especially since whenever she's around him they can't keep their hands off each other. Marc's lack of trust in her hurt her a lot, even though her father's actions at the time pointed a finger of guilt at her. But if she wants to keep her job, she's going to have to cooperate with Marc. Yet, there's no denying the desire…or the passion that soon erupts between them.
Jewel thieves and diamond barons are at the core of CLAIMED by Tracy Wolff. Isabella doesn't deny her past or that of her father, but from the moment she met Marc six years ago, she was willing and able to give up a life of crime all in the name of love. But she made a fatal mistake in not telling Marc about her past…or that her father seemed bent on stealing from his company. Isabella only wishes that Marc could've trusted her and seen that she loved him…but did she love him more than her father?
Marc uses Isabella's past as a pawn in his game of dual use: as a diamond conflict expert and as a way to inflict revenge in reminding her she can't have him. But their relationship always seemed to end with them in bed, and it doesn't take long for that to happen in CLAIMED. Will Isabella help Marc in uncovering the truth about the diamonds? Can they get past their distrust for each other and find a way for a future together?
Working together on the quest for the truth finally brings a bit of closure for Marc and Isabella in CLAIMED. Their story is intriguing and compelling, as is the sizzling chemistry between them, and readers will soon be rooting for them to make it as a couple. Grab a copy of their story and make it a part of your next reading journey.