"Nobody was that saintly. Not even Father Frances Scott. Stanmore Boys Home didn’t churn out real angels, just broken ones like Vitari.”
Father Francis Scott knows he’s damned, but at twenty-four years old, he has a lifetime to make up for past mistakes. Newly ordained, he’s determined to clean the stain off his soul, one day at a time.
Until an angel walks into his church, asking Francis to take his confession. One look into Vitari (Angel) Angelini’s eyes, and it’s clear, the man is made of sin.
Francis can’t afford any more mistakes. Unfortunately, the world Angel is about to pull Francis into leaves no room for good men, and as Francis is swept into the dark underworld of organized crime, his love of the Church, his broken soul, and all the sins he’s been running from, conspire to break him.
Will Vitari Angelini be his savior, or the final bullet in the gun of Francis’s downfall?
Angel has no idea why he’s been sent to England, other than to stakeout a priest for Italy’s most notorious mob boss. He hadn’t expected Father Francis Scott to be so young, or for him to be sinfully hot in his black cassock. He also hadn’t expected the priest’s haunted eyes to be filled with secrets.
But when a rival criminal syndicate get the drop on Angel, almost executing Francis under Angel's watch, kidnapping the priest seems like the next best option. Now they’re on the run, barely one step ahead of assassins who think nothing of crossing countries and continents to track them.
Why are the Russian and Italian mafia so desperate to get their hands on Father Francis Scott? And why does Angel care?
As they race to stay alive, Angel can’t shake the feeling there’s more to all of this than one not-so-innocent priest. And as the truth of their terrible pasts collide, so do their forbidden desires.
Not all angels have wings. Some have horns. And Father Francis Scott deserves forgiveness, even if it costs Angel everything. Including his life.
If you’re in my Facebook group you’ll know that the long-awaited Forgive Me is happening.
This is a mafia enforcer / priest MM dark thriller with a romantic sub plot. But it’s different from me as it’s not a fantasy. It still has my signature angst, action, dark themes, and a whole lot of twisty turns. As it’s contemporary (it takes place now), there are triggers that need to be taken seriously.
Triggers in fantasy can be distanced as it’s a fantasy world, but when the world we’re immersed in is all around us, triggering content can land differently.
One of the reasons I’ve waited so long to write Forgive Me is its content. It was always going to be difficult to write, and controversial. I do not shy away from the details. This book has graphic content. It deals with themes of physical and sexual child abuse (not on page), homophobia, homophobic hate, alcohol and drug use, PTSD, suicidal thoughts, and in some parts, it’s difficult to read. (It was difficult to write too, but necessary). As one of the main characters is a young priest, there are also themes of religion and his struggle with that. If you're looking for a light read, and you believe religion can do no wrong, this is NOT the book for you.
While Forgive Me, its characters and scenarios are completely fictional, the abuse the characters suffer is, for some, very real. If you have been a victim of abuse, please remember you are loved, and please ask for help if you need it.