Pas de Trois
(The Four Families, #3)
Publication date: January 12th 2021
Genres: Adult, Dark Romance, Romance
Blood taken requires blood given. But whose will spill?
The four families would seek retribution for the blood I spilled. They were coming for me and I couldn’t escape their wrath. But my master saved my life with unspoken promises of protection from their revenge. He was a man I thought I couldn’t trust, but I had no choice.
Secrets were about to be revealed that would change everything. Armed with the truth, I was ready to fight for a future with the man I loved that I never thought would be possible.
I was ready to fight for our freedom.
I was ready to take on power that didn’t exist before.
I was ready to transform from slave to queen and become the woman I had to be to survive.
There was more on the line now than ever before. Three lives hung in the balance. Decisions were being made about our fates for things that were beyond our control, but it was time for me to take destiny into my own hands.
There was hope for us where there was none before.
I would take it and run with it.
Content Warning: This book contains explicit sexual content, violence, and mature themes including scenes where consent is not sought or given. The author in no way condones such heinous acts, but rather seeks to immerse the reader in the true horror of the characters’ experience. This book also contains a traumatic birth scene. This is your trigger warning – reader discretion is advised.
Series Note: “Pas de Trois” is the third and final book in the Four Families trilogy. It is not a standalone and the books must be read in order. Start with book one—”Counts of Eight”—and then read book two—”Dance with Death”—before reading this book.
I stand still at his side. I’m not entirely sure what I want to ask him, what I want to tell him, what I want to do to him. But I just have to stand still for a moment as it happens—as the power that he always held over me pours from him with each breath, mingling with the air between us.
With each uneven breath I take, some of his power seeps into my lungs, swirling like a storm and punching my heart with lightning bursts that fortify me, strengthen me, embolden me. Our eyes remain locked as I willingly and gratefully take that power from him. “Why?”
Why did you choose me when I was eleven?
Why did you bring me partners you hated?
Why did you choose Ezra?
Why did you sell me?
Why did you risk everything to steal me back?
I take a step closer, knowing that he can hardly move, knowing that he can’t hurt me right now. “Why me? Why did you choose me to live this life of torment?”
I feel Ezra approach before I see him appear at my side. I hold up my hand to stop him because I need this exchange with Nikolai without interference, without the distracting pulse of Ezra’s pure goodness.
Nikolai lets a smirk curl up the corner of his lips. “You wouldn’t believe me if I told you.”
Brynn Ford is an independent author of romance in all of its beautiful and sensually taboo forms. She is a lover of the dark, twisted, and playful and strives to bring the unmentionable aspects of passionate romance into her stories.
Brynn resides in the Midwest with her husband and sons, whom she expects will someday be embarrassed by their mom’s books. When she isn’t obsessively writing, you may find her binge watching favorite shows while eating far too much junk food or fanatically reading, always seeking to lose herself in the emotional roller coaster of a damn good story.
She is quite the idealist, despite her fascination with the wicked and warped aspects of humanity. Some of her stories may run out of words before a happily ever after, but she’s a firm believer that her characters continue to live on outside the pages in the minds of her readers. Stories don’t end just because there aren’t anymore pages to turn.
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