Exclusive by Ki Brightly & M.D. Gregory
Model Love #8
Release Date: October 18th, 2022
Getting signed as an exclusive model for a new fashion line is a dream come true for Asa, but is there more to the rich Ruslan than meets the eye?
Being a model was supposed to be temporary for Asa McGogh AKA Augustine Hart. His fashion career was meant to be a stepping stone to acting, but when he gets an exclusive contract that comes with a hefty payday, he can’t say no. It would be a privilege for any model to be the face of a new fashion line built by millionaire Ruslan Kozlova, and it doesn’t hurt that Ruslan is charming, a flirt, and incredibly handsome.
Ruslan Kozlova has a lonely life. Being a mafia boss isn’t easy, and all he wants to do is find the right person to stay by his side. When he sees Asa on a billboard, he knows he must have him, and he’ll do anything to make it happen, even bankroll an entire fashion line to get him close. Ruslan doesn’t want to be like every other businessman who expects more than Asa is willing to give him, though, so he decides to woo him the old-fashioned way.
The more time Ruslan spends with Asa, the more he comes to realize how different Asa is from every other man he has met. Asa is pure and sweet, and Ruslan will do anything to keep him from the dark part of his life. But what happens when Asa finds out who Ruslan really is?
Exclusive is part of the Model Love multi-authored series. Each book can be read as a stand-alone story, in any order, but there are so many models falling in love, why not read them all?
The first time I saw him, I was bored out of my mind sitting in an office on the top floor of a skyscraper in New York City, with a gun in my hand pointed at a weasel who thought he could get away with not settling his debt. The five men I’d brought with me surrounded him, each with their own gun aimed at a different part of his body. I took a moment to sigh away my disappointment and glanced out the large, rectangular window. Boredom plagued me, the weariness of this job taking its toll on my mind. I’d been doing this since my tato passed on to the next life. It hadn’t been my passion to run a mob, but here I was, unhappy.
That’s when I caught sight of the billboard plastered above a building with his face gracing an ad for cologne.
His grin was wide, mouth parted with a touch of seduction, and his dark hair was combed back. Black-rimmed glasses sat on the bridge of his nose, giving him a geeky but attractive look. I wasn’t the type of guy who called another man pretty, but he was exactly that, with lush pink lips and a smile that could take even the steeliest man’s breath away—which it did for me.
I stood from the black leather chair I’d been sitting in and walked to the window, fixated on the billboard. From here, I couldn’t see a stage name, but unless he was a celebrity I didn’t recognize, it would be unusual for that to be part of the advertisement. I let out the breath I’d been holding and dropped the gun to my side.
More stories from the Model Love series
Couture Crush by Charlie Novak
Headshot by JP Sayle
Getting Signed by Colette Davison
Pulling Focus by HJ Welch
Strike A Pose by Jackie North
Denim By Design by Mega Pritchard
With so many models falling in love, why not collect them all?
About The Authors
Ki grew up in small town nowhere espousing loudly to anyone who would listen about the never-ending boredom, but amongst all that boredom was time to write, daily bonfires, and an endless stretch of sky to ripen an overactive imagination.
Now, living in Erie, Pennsylvania Ki enjoys the sandy beaches and appreciates those quiet times a lot more. Ki is a beach bum during the summer, takes on more projects than are strictly healthy, and spends as much time as possible with family.
Blood. Gore. Criminals. Romance.
M.D. Gregory loves it all. She believes everyone deserves to find love, even those characters with questionable motives.
As an alternative pen name of M/M romance author Meg Bawden, M.D. Gregory writes bloodier romances with more violence, kink, and bad boys. Her characters are not good guys.
They live for danger and thrive on pain and retribution. But even those sorts of men fall in love, right?
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To celebrate the release of the Model Love Shared World Collection, the authors are giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Card