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Micah fights the biggest fight of his career!

He is fighting for Gisele, and hasn’t fought for higher stakes before. The life of the woman he loves hangs in the balance. There is no way in hell that he won’t pummel his opponent.

“Gisele thrust both her hands in the air, screaming out her support, although Micah couldn’t hear what she was saying. He thrust his glove in the air and smiled at her. Seeing her in the mob’s grasp, alone and vulnerable, made him feel like a fist had reached inside his chest to squeeze his heart. Micah loved her so much. Gisele’s freedom depended on him, and he wasn’t going to let her down.”

Micah’s mind floods with visions of Gisele and what happens to her if he loses the fight. His motivation soars, shooting adrenaline through his veins and into his fists.

Series Description:

Micah Rinaldi is the youngest brother in the powerful Rinaldi family. He is the wild one, and a bad boy fighter who lives on the edge. He is smitten with Gisele Shelton, a woman who vows to stay away from a risk-taker like Micah. This Rinaldi Romance (Fighting for Gisele) includes 4 sensual romance novels:




I absolutely love Emily’s writing style. Her story about Micah and Gisele is a powerful love story. You must read it from book one thrust four. A beautiful love story with some unexpected twists and turns but ever so rewarding. It shows how love conquers all obstacles. Each of the Rinaldi brothers is dynamic in his own way and finds the love of his life. For the love that Micah has for Gisele he is willing to whatever and all that he can to save her and her mother. Such devotion and love is unparalleled. I absolutely love her stories. They are so beautiful and heartwarming I definitely recommend reading all her Rinaldi sea rise books as well as several others. Great as always Emily. Cynthia C.

A great conclusion to Micah and Gisele’s story!!! As the story unfolds you wonder how will Gisele be able break from the mob that has raised her since she was a child so she have a normal life and Emily Jane Trent has provided that and so much more. When Gisele’s mobster father shows up in Vegas to get inheritance he believes he has the ultimate leverage but with Micha at Giseles side he is in for a rude awakening. Micah faces a life or death challenge in the name of love to protect Gisele and to give her that normal life. I love Emily Jane Trent books because they are written with so much passion and intrigue that you don’t want put them down. You also get a his/her point of view which makes things interesting. I highly recommend this series and any other series that Emily writes. Terri E.

I was sitting on the edge of my seat with suspense waiting to get to a fantastic conclusion. This has been a really great series- you must read in order with all the elements of a great, sexy, nail biting romance! Ms. Trent is a fantastic writer and I was fortunate to receive an advance copy. I love all her books, they are well written with excellent plots. baa80


Chapter 1


Gisele stared at the mobster across from her. Yuri’s cold green eyes were like her brother’s, only without life in them. His hairline had receded since she’d last seen him, and his dark, buzzed-short hair accentuated it. She looked at his expensive clothes and the gold-link bracelet on his wrist, matching the thick gold chain he wore around his neck.

The man had some extra weight on him too, but Gisele decided against any derisive comments. She knew that underneath, Yuri was muscle and power. It hardly seemed real that he was the same man she’d respected, and hoped to love as a father.

His last words echoed in her head. If you value your mother’s life, you will turn over the diamond that your father stole from me. And what about the father that Yuri had taken from her? What could ever pay for that?

Gisele reeled from all that Yuri had told her. It was as though her life flashed before her eyes, only it wasn’t the one that she’d known. So much had shifted that she struggled to regain balance. Yet there was no time to think, not with Yuri glaring at her.

Yuri’s patience snapped. “I’m waiting, Gisele.” His thick brows drew together. “I had hoped that Aleksei would obtain the vital information from you. But it seems he failed.”

The fact that he called her brother by his full name meant he was unimaginably angry. Yuri was proud of Alek, and she’d rarely heard him refer to his son by his given name. Her brother had been correct in thinking his father had come to Vegas because he was displeased with him, as that was partially true.

Gisele had grown up in Yuri’s home, and she had learned something about how to deal with him. He was a bully, and if he sensed blood, he’d go for the throat. No matter how difficult, Gisele had to show strength if she had any hope of turning the situation around.

“Am I a prisoner?” Gisele squared her shoulders, waiting for his response to her challenge.

Yuri narrowed his eyes. “Of course not.” Then he leaned forward, ever more intimidating. “But I expect that diamond.”

So far, Gisele hadn’t admitted to having it, and decided it was best to keep it that way. Yuri assumed enough; she didn’t need to help him along.

When Gisele didn’t confirm his suspicions, Yuri stressed his point. “You have one week to retrieve it and turn it over.”

That gave Gisele breathing room, but very little. She had no doubt the mob would watch her wherever she went, hoping to follow her to the gem. The only reason Yuri didn’t drag her out of the complex by her hair, and force her to take him to it, was that he knew that wasn’t the best approach.

All Gisele’s years of stubbornness had paid off, as even her mobster father knew better than to push her too far. Yuri knew that, ultimately, he would get the diamond. So he probably thought there was no reason to make a messy scene of it.

Backing him off, just to that tiny degree, gave Gisele a chance. She began to regain her wits, so she could think things through. “What about Lazar?”

Yuri frowned. “Don’t worry about the Kovalenkos. I’ll deal with them.” He paused, as if deciding how much to tell her. “We have an agreement. As long as Lazar gets his share, he’ll be fine. He’s done his part, taking care of your mother all these years. It’s time for me to take over.”

It was clear that the Kovalenkos had been involved in the theft since the beginning. Only an obscene amount of money could elicit cooperation between Russian brigades. The forty million, or whatever the blue diamond was worth in today’s market, was enough of a prize for the Danilovs and the Kovalenkos to make a show of supporting each other. Although Gisele was sure if Yuri could cheat Lazar, he would.

Gisele crossed her arms. “I want to see my mother.”

“I’m afraid that won’t be possible,” Yuri said, without hesitation. He’d probably expected her to ask.

“Where is she?”

Yuri emitted a mirthless laugh. “I assure you that your mother is fine.”

Gisele glared at him. “And I’m supposed to take your word for that?”

“I didn’t expect you to. I’ll allow you to speak to her by phone, but she will be guarded. I suggest you don’t ask her too many questions, but you can gain assurance that she is well.”

“When can I talk to her?”

“I’ll arrange it,” Yuri said. “Come back tomorrow, around lunchtime. I’ll make her available then.”

Gisele grabbed the handle of her small suitcase and stood up. “I’ll be here, and I better not discover that you’ve harmed my mother.”

Yuri stood, but didn’t reply. He glanced at her suitcase, but made no move to take it. Obviously, she wouldn’t be carrying around a blue diamond in an overnight case.

This time when Gisele went down the hallway, the guards didn’t try to stop her. On shaky legs she walked past them, toward the front door. She didn’t see Alek on her way out.

Once out on the sidewalk, Gisele expelled a breath. She’d narrowly escaped Yuri for the moment, but the danger had escalated. A week wasn’t long, but it was something. She waved at Zeke, who was parked down the street, and he pulled to the curb to pick her up.

“You were in there a long time,” Zeke said. “Is everything okay?”

“I’m not hurt, if that’s what you mean.” Gisele looked over at the bodyguard. “But everything is far from okay. It’s a mess.”

Zeke frowned, then pulled out into traffic, getting her away from the scene.

Gisele was trembling, but tried to get a grip. First she sent a text to her agent, canceling the appointment to see properties. Then she texted Abby: I have to postpone. I’ll call you.

Next was Micah. He picked up on the second ring. “Where are you?” Gisele said.

“I’m at the Bellagio. I just left the roulette table.” Micah hesitated. “Did something happen?”

Gisele turned to Zeke. “Take me to the Bellagio.” Then she spoke to Micah. “I can’t talk now, but I’ll meet you in a few minutes.”

Gisele clasped the phone in her hand as if it brought Micah closer. She fought back tears of fear and frustration. Once she talked to Micah, her outlook would improve. He’d help her figure out what to do.

The first thing was to make sure that her mother was all right. Gisele didn’t trust Yuri at all. If he’d harmed her, Gisele wouldn’t give him a damn thing. He could go right ahead and kill her, but she wouldn’t budge. Yuri had been right that her mother was leverage, as Catarina’s welfare was paramount. It was the traitor’s only chance that Gisele would cooperate.