Derek Storm stands on the brink of the decision that will change his life forever. He is surveying what could and would soon become his empire if all goes according to his meticulous plan.
Recently he has found himself contemplating why one needs friends? After all, his enemies are plentiful. All ready to stab him in the back if they get the chance. He recalls hearing an old adage, ‘keep your friends close, your enemies closer.’ In Derek’s mind, he is going to do this.
Well, that day is finally here. The world owes Derek, and collection day has been fast approaching. Having been raised by the hard city streets of Salix City, fighting for every lousy scrap of food, you either lay down and die or toughen the fuck up. Doing the latter, Derek now sees the city as his personal playground; he is to be the king of all that stretches before him. He will be the king of Salix City.
After tonight though, that will all change. There is one pesky thorn that remains in his side, the last Italian Mafia Don Giovanni Messina. So long as the plan goes to plan. Right now, a part of that plan is bobbing her head in a perfect rhythm.
However, even the best-laid plans do not turn out exactly as anticipated, especially when Derek comes face-to-face with a pair of hypnotizing sapphire blue eyes. For the first time in his life, he must have this diamond in the rough. She is a young, broken girl simply known as Princess.