The Gem of the Romano Dynasty (Romano Dynasty - Duology - Book One)

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Chapter Twenty: Hiding in Plain Sight

Ren watched as Aurora played pool games with Jayme and his friend. He would join them, but every time he thought about it, his dick had other plans. What is it about her? He just can’t get enough of her. He has never been in love before, and he has never been so hot for a woman before.

Whoever had talked her into getting that bikini, he would like to kiss on the mouth.

“We’re heading in now,” Sofia said as she and Nicola headed for the door.

“Us too,” Jayme said with a smile as he led his friend out of the pool.

“Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do,” Aurora whispered to her brother.

Jayme looked at his sister then at Ren and grinned. “I do believe whatever it is I would do; you have already done. See ya,” he said with a wink when her mouth dropped open.

“Martina,” Sofia called as she walked back out onto the deck. “Mr. Romano would like to speak with you.”

Martina grumbled as she got up off the chair and followed Sofia into the house.

“Looks like it’s just us,” Ren said from his position at the other end of the pool.

Aurora turned to him with a smile. “Looks like it.”

“Come here,” he said as he motioned for her to come to him.

She smiled as she paddled over to him. He took her into his arms and kissed her. She moaned as she wrapped her arms around his neck.

“You look so sexy in this,” he said as he snapped the shoulder strap that tied at her neck.

She grinned, “you’ve been hiding all afternoon.”

He grinned as he took hold of her hand and placed it against his pulsing cock.

“Bit embarrassing to explain this to your brother and his new girlfriend.”

Aurora laughed as she took hold of him.

Ren groaned as he turned and pressed her against the side of the pool, then wrapped her legs around his waist.

“You want to try something new?” He asked as he kissed her neck.

“Yes,” she said as she stroked him through his shorts.

“God, so do I,” he said as he placed his hand between them and found her clit.

She groaned as he played with her while she stroked him.

“You’re already wet,” he said as he slid his finger inside her.

“I’ve been thinking about you all afternoon,” she said with a moan.

He chuckled as he moved her hand off his cock and pulled it out of his shorts. “Have you now?” He asked as he slid himself inside her.

She moaned as she laid her head back against the edge of the pool. He moved slowly inside her. The ripple of the water around them splashing them in the face. He pulled one of her breasts from her top and took her dark nipple into his mouth.


Ren froze, then pushed Aurora down below the top of the pool so no one could see her head. He watched as Dom walked out onto the deck.

“There you are,” Dom said when he saw Ren in the pool.

“Sir,” Ren said with a nod.

Aurora bit her bottom lip as she tried not to laugh. What a time for her father to show up. She looked up at Ren, who was holding the edge of the pool as he pressed her against the side. The water was up over her chin as he pressed her against the wall, still deep inside her.

A wicked idea crept into her mind, and she moved slowly against his cock.

Ren grunted as he reached a hand down and grabbed hold of her ass to stop her. He cleared his throat as he looked at his boss and tried not to move his hips like he wanted to. She felt so good over his cock, he wanted to just slam into her, her father here or not…

“I heard how Martina behaved today, and I talked to her. I understand that no one knows Aurora, but there is no way she would act that way, and everyone knows that. Isabella wouldn’t have raised her like that,” Dom said as he watched the boy.

“Right, sir,” Ren said with a deep voice, then cleared his throat.

Aurora tried her hardest not to giggle as she moved against him again. Tormenting him was so much fun.

“Are you okay, son?” Dom asked as he eyed the boy.

Ren nodded, “yes, sir,” he said with a high pitch as Aurora slammed herself against him. Ren cleared his throat, “yes, sir.”

Aurora found a nice rhythm she could do from her position and moved against him. Ren grabbed hold of the side of the pool and pressed her against the wall.

Aurora groaned when he pushed himself even further inside her.

“Okay. Well, just make sure Aurora stays clear of the mess. We don’t need Martina on her case.”

Ren nodded as he closed his eyes. Aurora is going to kill him, or Dom is when he realized what was going on.

“Okay. I’ll see you later, don’t stay in the pool for too long,” Dom said with a nod as he left the deck.

“You are in so much trouble,” Ren said with a growl as he pulled Aurora up and slammed her down hard on his cock.

She groaned as sparks erupted through her body.

“You going to punish me?” She asked with a grin.

He chuckled, “you enjoy punishment too much for it to be punishment anymore.”

She laughed as she wrapped her arms around his neck and kissed him.

Ren groaned as he pressed her against the side of the pool again and slowly moved inside her. They were both out of breath and wrinkly by the time they came together. Ren helped her from the pool and covered them. He led her through the fence and around the mansion. She giggled as he dragged her to his small house.

He took her to the shower and made love to her as they washed the chlorine from their bodies.


Martina watched as Ren and his slut ran across the yard to his house from the pool. She knew they were still in there together, even when the boss had talked to him, he had continued to screw her. She shook her head. Okay, so he wants that kind of slutty.

She will have to up her game.


Dom watched Martina as she watched Ren’s house. The woman was digging her claws into his second, pretty deep. What does she think she will get if she captures him?

Ren has nothing to do with the Gem of the Romano Dynasty. Only the real Romano Gem can claim it. Did she think she would get power over it if she captured his second in command?

Besides, his second already has someone. He knows the boy was doing something in the pool, he had figured it out after the second time he had made that noise. He knows that noise all too well. He was hiding the fact that he was having sex in his boss’s pool.

Dom shook his head. His plans may not have come into fruition, but at least his second looks to be happy.

He just wondered who the girl was.


Ren stood in line at one of the more popular clubs in the city. It has been two weeks since Dom had found Martina to play his daughter, and Ren has had to fight the woman off him, tooth and nail, every day.

He’s surprised she hasn’t broken into his house again.

“Are we ever getting inside?”

Ren looked down at Martina as she held onto his arm and pouted up at him. Usually, he took her out during the day, so he could have the nights with Aurora. But Dom had insisted he took her out to a night club.

What better way to show he’s wooing the socks of Dom’s daughter?

“Doesn’t being Domenico Romano’s daughter, get anything done around here?” She asked as she looked around.

“You’re Dom’s long-lost daughter?” Someone asked from behind them.

“Shut up, Martina,” Ren whispered as he leaned down.

Martina ignored him, of course. “Yep, and this is my boyfriend. Dom’s second in command.”

“Hey, Ren,” the man said as he looked at Ren.

Ren nodded to the man. “Come on, we’re next,” he said as he pulled Martina to the door.

“You know him?” She asked as she looked up at him.

Ren nodded, “I know all of Trevisani’s men.”

Her face paled as she looked back at the man who was grinning at her.

“Now, maybe you will shut up when I tell you to,” he said with a hiss as he dragged her into the club.

“Is he going to kill me?” She asked, her voice a bit of a squeal.

He chuckled, “if he knows what’s good for him, he won’t try it.”

She smiled as she clung to his arm. “You will protect me, right?”

Ren sighed, “if it comes to it. But mostly, Trev would have his ass if he killed Dom’s daughter before the wedding.”

“Right,” she said with a nod and a smile.

“Took you long enough to get in here,” Sofia said as she walked up to them.

“When did you get in here?” Ren asked as he looked at the woman.

“We got in about an hour ago,” Sofia said as she turned to look at someone.

Ren figured she had come here with Nicola, but when he saw Aurora sitting at a table with a drink in her hand, his heart did a somersault. She looked good in the jean skirt and flannel top. Good enough, he wanted to take her to the bathroom…

“Oh, look darling, your little buddy is here,” Martina said with a smile.

“Watch it,” Sofia said with a growl.

Martina looked at Sofia. “Awe, I’m sorry, are you sleeping with her too?”

Ren moved to stand between Sofia and Martina. “Enough,” he said as he looked at Martina.

Martina huffed, then took hold of his arm. “Dance with me,” she said as she pulled him onto the dance floor.

Sofia grumbled as she returned to the table with Aurora.

“Maybe this was a bad idea,” Aurora whispered when her sister returned to the table.

Sofia shook her head. “We came for a good time.”

“And to watch them,” Nicola said as he joined them at the table.

“I don’t think I want to watch them,” Aurora said as she turned her back to Ren and the other woman.

“You know it’s all an act,” Sofia said as she patted Aurora’s hand.

Aurora nodded, “maybe an act for him, but she’s not acting,” she said as she took a peek at her boyfriend and the woman who was all over him.

“So, how did you figure out what was going on?” Nicola asked as he looked at Aurora.

Aurora’s cheeks heated. “I overheard my father talking to Ren.”

“Really? I thought Dom had gotten better after the night you ran out on us,” Nicola said with a shake of his head.

Aurora cleared her throat. “Um… Papa came to find Ren at the pool and talked about Martina…. He didn’t know I was there.”

“So, you are the mystery girl,” Nicola said with a grin.

Aurora stared at Nicola. “The mystery what?”

Nicola laughed, “Dom knows that Ren had had a girl in the pool with him.”

Aurora’s face paled, and she felt sick.

Nicola laughed even harder. “Don’t worry, Piccolo, he doesn’t know it was you. He thinks Ren has some mystery girl he’s keeping from everyone.”

Aurora covered her face with her hands. “Great,” she mumbled.

“You want to dance?”

They turned to the man who stood behind Aurora. He was looking at her as if she was the main course to his meal of women tonight.

“She’s not interested,” Sofia said as she watched the guy.

“Let her decide…”

“I’m not interested,” Aurora said as she turned back to the table with a sour look on her face.

Sofia laughed at the look on her sister’s face.

“Come on, it’s just a dance,” the guy said as he took hold of Aurora’s arm.

Aurora’s eyes opened wide as she stared at Sofia. Sofia growled as she jumped to her feet. Nicola placed his hand on her arm and stood, then pulled the man’s hand off the Princess.

“I do believe the lady said no.”

“And who are you to…”

“I am her brother, and I say hands-off,” Nicola said as he gave him a shove away from the table.

“Is there a problem here?” A bouncer asked as he walked up to the table.

“Yeah, this behemoth shoved me,” the man said as he glared at Nicola.

“My sister said no to his advances, and he wouldn’t take no for an answer,” Nicola snarled.

“I am sorry for the trouble, Mr. Gallo; I will get the man out of your sight, right away,” the bouncer said as he dragged the man away from the table.

“Hey, he shoved me…”

“You are lucky that is all he did,” the bouncer said as he shoved the man, as far away from the table as he could. “That is Nicola Gallo. One of Domenico Romano’s highest hands.”

The man’s eyes bulged out of his head, and his skin turned a pasty white.

The bouncer laughed. “Yeah, that’s what I thought. Now stay away from that table.”

The man nodded as he backed away from the bouncer.


Ren watched the chaos at Aurora’s table and sighed with relief when the bouncer took the man away. Nicola had done a great job protecting her, he will have to thank him later.

“Will you stop looking at her. It doesn’t look good for you to be out on a date with your girlfriend, and you look at another woman all night,” Martina said, annoyed.

Ren sighed as he looked down at her. She was right. But he didn’t want to look at Martina, he wanted to look at Aurora.

“Kiss me,” Martina said as she pulled his head down to hers.

Ren grumbled as he kissed her. When will this charade be over? When can he take the real Aurora out on the town?

When Trevisani is dead or in prison.

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