Introducing the lead characters from the next instalment of the Enders series: Zoe Himba and Maddox Ejiofor.
Tough Alliance is a #darkromance about ambition, family, loyalty, and love. It is book 6 in the Enders series.
Don't you love this image of the two of them. I grin every time I look at it because that's exactly as I visualised Zoe and Maddox.
Nothing will stop Zoe from inheriting the family business. Except Maddox, who has the potential to wreck everything her father built.
It started with a blind date…
Zoe Himba is working to succeed her father and steer the family empire into the next generation. She has the brains, the beauty and sheer boldness to make it happen.
Nothing will stop her ambition. Not her father’s ridiculous idea to use her as a bargaining chip in a marriage with another powerful family, so he can bolster his stronghold. Nor the unfortunate consequence of an anonymous one-night stand.
Certainly not the recent knowledge that the man she spent one glorious sensual night with is Maddox, the Odili enforcer—a family her father despises.
So when he shows up at her home, serious and sincere about marrying her, she rejects his proposal in the most brutal way possible. It’s tough luck if he thinks he can ever be her husband.
It will end in a vendetta…
Maddox Ejiofor does not bear his name lightly. For centuries his ancestors have been the embodiment of justice in the Yadili secret organisation, and he is proud to be one of the best enforcers of his generation. Family and fairness are two crucial tenets of his existence. He’ll die to uphold them.
So when the Himbas arrogant contempt threatens his family and blood, he vows to end their iron-fist reign in the central region. But then Zoe shows up, needing his protection and he must apply tough love because he can’t afford to make the mistake of falling for his wife.
Tropes: one-night stand, marriage of convenience, revenge
Content warning: violence, polygamous families, pregnancy/termination
Publication date: TBC
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