Ruby Santos mistakenly believes the Dentons killed her brother. For the past ten years she has been training, forgetting her own wants and desires to kill the men responsible for taking the ones she loved. When she strikes at Oliver Denton, she never expects to be the one chained up by the end of the night.
The woman destined to be his wants to kill him. It’s just typical. But Oliver can’t let her go, and the more he gets to know Ruby, the more he realizes that she is perfect for him. He will do everything he can to bring the justice that she seeks.
Against all odds, Ruby finds herself falling for the crazy Denton. Yet how can she have a future with a man she once wanted to kill? But when the truth of her family’s killer comes to light, it’s not the only thing that comes out of the Denton closet. Their greatest enemy could tear the entire Denton family apart and Ruby with them.
“In the alley, when I finally saw you, I knew you were mine. The woman destined to be mine.”
Ruby froze, not knowing if this was something insane, and crazy. Instead, she went with laughter. Putting a hand to her stomach, she pointed at him. “Ha, ha, ha, that is so funny. You’re so funny.”
He didn’t laugh along with her.
“It is supposed to be funny, right?” she asked.
“It’s not funny. This is my life, and it’s your life as well.”
“My life? You’re telling me that some kind of freaky curse on your family, and now you’re claiming that you want me? That I’m supposed to be yours?”
“And you expect me to be okay with that?” She didn’t know what this man wanted from her, and right now, she really didn’t care. The timer went off, and she moved away from him, taking the bread out of the oven, and placing it on a cooling rack.
“You have to be okay with it.”
“Okay, so let’s deal with this logically.” She spun back around to face him. With the new clothes, she felt like herself. “You’re saying to me that your family, all of the Dentons, have no choice in the women they fall in love with. It’s fate? Destiny? Some freaky shit?”
“Even your parents?”
“Yeah, even my parents.”
“Jacob?” she asked.
“Nope. Betty isn’t his.”
“Wait. He had a kid with a woman, and she’s not even the right one? What happens when he find the right woman?”
“Exactly the same as my uncle Stuart.”
“What happened with Uncle Stuart?” She couldn’t believe what was happening right now.
“He married his high school sweetheart, and then discovered his woman was the nanny, or the babysitter.”
“Oh my God!”
“Yeah. So he ended up breaking hearts, and it caused a lot of trouble.”
“I can’t believe it.” She rolled her eyes, hoping he detected the sarcasm in her voice.
“Look, I just want you to be happy, okay? I’m willing to wait, and—”
“I can’t deal with this right now.” She held her hand up, silencing him, and then leaving the kitchen.
Of course, Oliver followed her. “You can’t fight this, or walk away.”
“I can do whatever the hell I want.” At the doorway of her new room, she spun around to glare at him. “You’re not my boss. You’ll never be the boss of me, and right now, I really don’t want to talk to you.”
“You’ll come around.”
“Oh, I will, will I?”
“Yeah, Mom, Lou, and Harper, even Michelle came around. You can’t resist it.”
Stepping back, she glared at him. “Resist this!” She grabbed the door frame, and slammed the door in his face.
How dare he!
She wasn’t some kind of machine, and there was no way she was going to be putting up with his crap. Not now, not ever.