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With family like this, who needs enemies...There are some families that welcome newcomers with open arms, then there are the Butlers. An East End family no good girl wants to marry into...Jo fell for Vinny Butler's good looks, but she's stood at one graveside too many and now she's buried her heart as well. Michael Butler was always the nice one, until he started running the family business. Nancy is desperate to leave, and though she would never turn her back on her children, every step they take in their father's footsteps destroys her a little more. As the old saying goes - you keep your friends close, and your enemies closer...But you keep your family right where you can see them. Book three in the Butler family saga. Read the whole series in order: 1. The Trap 2. Payback 3. The Wronged 4. Tainted Love
be something special if you wanna marry her.’ Michael shook his brother’s outstretched hand. They’d got on a lot better since he’d told Vinny how he’d mopped up after his son left the keys at Alison Bloggs’ place, plus they saw less of each other since parting ways on the work front. It still pissed Michael off that he had to pay Vinny twenty per cent of the club’s takings, but he wasn’t going to make an issue of it. He had better things to think about now that Bella was in his life. Ted
his vow not to think or speak about his daughter, he’d started to get back to his old self. It had been tough, and even now he couldn’t stop Molly appearing in his dreams, but he refused to shed a tear. Only weak men cried, and if prison had taught Vinny anything, it was how to be mentally strong. He checked the time; his brother would be here soon. It was a prospect that gave him no pleasure. Relations between himself and Michael had become somewhat strained ever since he’d been banged up.
arf miss him this time of year, Queen. Lenny used to love Christmas.’ ‘I know, darling. I miss Lenny, Roy and Molly terribly this time of year. That poor little girl’s death still haunts me in my sleep. I dreamt she was standing at the end of my bed the other night, calling me, and when I woke up and realized she wasn’t, I cried.’ ‘Perhaps her spirit came back to visit you. Fat Beryl believes in all that stuff. She goes to a medium who she reckons gets in touch with her Cyril.’ ‘Whaddya mean,
Well, not in the way I should.’ Michael Butler was an incredibly sexy man, and as he stared seductively into her eyes, Bella looked away. Michael oozed charm, had the gift of the gab, and that, combined with his handsome face and cheeky grin, was a fatal combination. ‘I should be going, Michael. I promised my au pair I’d be home early. She looks after Antonio while I’m working.’ Michael leaned across the table and put his hand on top of Bella’s. ‘Stay another half an hour, please? The pizza’ll
because I have an important business meeting.’ ‘With who and where? It must be something dodgy if you’ve arranged it on Boxing Day,’ Nancy screamed. Knowing his only exit route was a full-scale argument, Michael let rip at his wife. He called her a nutjob, a drama queen and psychopath before slamming the front door. He did feel guilty as he leapt in his Porsche though. He knew Daniel was guilty and there was a chance of the Old Bill popping back. Yet he was still putting Bella top of his