The challenge: to leave your billionaire lifestyle behind for two weeks...
Italian tycoon Antonio Di Marcello relishes a challenge—but running into Sadie Parker while undercover as a mechanic rocks him to the core. Four years after their fevered fling stripped away his iron guard, he’s confronted with the shocking consequences...
Sadie gave up hope on her desperate attempts to contact Antonio. Now she has to face the day she’s both dreaded and longed for! Yet Antonio’s claim over her and her son is hard to resist—especially because he’ll use a sensual onslaught to get what he wants!
‘I want my son, Sadie, and I will do all it takes.’ Antonio had lowered his voice, the deep tones full of control and determination.
‘He is not a possession. A thing to be coveted. He is a child. My child.’
She turned and walked away from him, exasperated by the circles they were talking in. All it came back to each time was that he wanted Leo. How she wished she could paint over that weekend as easily as she could cover the blank canvas on her easel.
She stood looking down on the street from the small window, her back to Antonio as if that would make him disappear, make all this go away. She’d once foolishly dreamt of him turning up to claim his son and declare his love for her, telling her that he couldn’t live without her, but now she knew that was never going to happen. The man who stood so arrogantly in her small apartment was as cold as ice. He was as unfeeling and uncaring as his parents. Did she really want Leo to grow up like that?
‘He is my child too.’
Antonio’s voice reached her through the fog of hurt and disappointment.
‘And you leave me no alternative but to do this.’
‘I’ll wager that not one of you can go two weeks without your credit cards…’
The Secret Billionaires
Challenged to go undercover—but tempted to blow it all!
Tycoons Antonio Di Marcello, Stavros Xenakis and Alejandro Salazar cannot imagine life without their decadent wealth, incredible power and untouchable status—but neither can they resist their competitive natures!
Dared to abandon all they know, these extraordinary men leave behind their billionaire lifestyles and take on ‘ordinary’ lives.
But disguised as a mechanic, a pool boy and a groom, they’re about to meet the real challenge…
Conquering the women they’ll meet along the way!
Di Marcello’s Secret Son by Rachael Thomas
Xenakis’s Convenient Bride by Dani Collins
Salazar’s One-Night Heir by Jennifer Hayward
Di Marcello’s Secret Son
DI MARCELLO’S SECRET SON
© 2017 Rachael Thomas
Published in Great Britain 2017
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RACHAEL THOMAS has always loved reading romance, and is thrilled to be a Mills & Boon author. She lives and works on a farm in Wales—a far cry from the glamour of a Modern Romance story—but that makes slipping into her characters’ worlds all the more appealing. When she’s not writing, or working on the farm, she enjoys photography and visiting historical castles and grand houses. Visit her at rachaelthomas.co.uk.
Books by Rachael Thomas
Mills & Boon Modern Romance
The Sheikh’s Last Mistress
New Year at the Boss’s Bidding
Craving Her Enemy’s Touch
Claimed by the Sheikh
A Deal Before the Altar
One Night With Consequences
A Child Claimed by Gold
From One Night to Wife
Brides for Billionaires
Married for the Italian’s Heir
The Billionaire’s Legacy
To Blackmail a Di Sione
Visit the Author Profile page at millsandboon.co.uk for more titles.
To Jennifer Hayward and Dani Collins, for the fun time we had creating our secret billionaires and their heroines.
To my editor Megan Haslam, for her guidance and support in helping me achieve this, my tenth book.
Finally a big thank-you to my readers, without whom my dream wouldn’t be possible.