They Were Ruthless….They Were Mafia…..Bennett Mafia by Tijan

March 4, 2019 Uncategorized 0

by Tijan



There were always whispers about my roommate at Hillcrest Academy.


The wealthiest of the wealthy sent their kids to our boarding school, and Brooke Bennett had been at the top, though I never quite knew why. She was fun and outgoing, but she kept quiet about her family. The only things she showed me were photographs of her brothers.


I became fascinated with her second-oldest brother. Kai Bennett.


He was the most of them all. Smoldering. Hypnotic. Alluring.

Kai had eyes that pulled me in and a face that haunted my dreams.


Then I met him.


He came to our school with their father, and that’s when I learned what kind of family Brooke came from. They were mafia, and Brooke’s oldest brother was dead. Her father said accident, but Brooke said murder.


Three months later, her father died, and Kai became the head of the Bennett Family. Brooke left Hillcrest for good, and that was the last time I saw her.


Fourteen years later, I’m staring at her face on the television. Brooke is missing.


Two days later, Kai Bennett kidnaps me.


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The bonds of a friendship from one’s youth can extend further than most would believe. For Riley – life in a boarding school during her teenage years was filled with memories from her friend Brooke Bennett. The two were inseparable from the moment they met, but their friendship wasn’t without secrets. There was a reason that Brooke was hiding out in that boarding school, and it centered on her mysterious family and their livelihood.


That life is a distant memory for Riley. Now – her life is spent working in a nursing home and living a life of secrecy. No longer does Riley exist, now Raven is the one who keeps her identity a secret to perform a job that operates under the radar. What Riley couldn’t prepare for was the day the Bennett family decides to pull her into their family drama once more. Brooke has gone missing and her brother Kai is determined that Riley knows how to find her.


Kai is the enigma that has held Riley’s attention since meeting him years ago. As the head of this mafia family, Kai knows that nothing is off limits where family is concerned. With a determination to find Brooke fueling his actions, Kai will stop at nothing to uncover who is responsible for his sister’s disappearance. With evidence mounting to show Riley knows where Brooke is hiding; Kai is determined to show no mercy to obtain the information. What the sullen enforcer didn’t count on was the inability to control the attraction that Riley clearly evokes whenever she is near.


Get ready for a mafia trope that will pull you in from the very first chapter and wring you out with the twists and turns lurking with each turn of the page. Bennett Mafia is the latest release from Tijan, and it is definitely one mafia book that should be on the top of your reading list. The details of the Bennett family are intriguing all on their own, but when you add the secrets surrounding Brooke’s life the fire just burns even brighter. In the middle of the turmoil is a romance that was long overdue.


Everything about Kai is seductive and intriguing. When Riley comes into his life, all of the plans that this mafia head has laid out will be tilted. Nothing that Kai does is without purpose, and Riley will discover the good and bad in that personality trait. The plot unfolds in Bennett Mafia with each chapter, and pulls you deeper and deeper with each turn of the page. I absolutely love these two tattered souls as a couple!! Tijan has truly mastered the art of created a multi-layered character that will spin you on your head. Every nuance a revelation that this author knows how to take the darkest tendrils and create a character that is completely unforgettable. Bennett Mafia is one book that deserves more than a simple glance at the cover. The contents will simply blow you away!!





I woke in a bed with the softest sheets I’d ever felt, and drool. So much drool.

It took a second for me to catch up, but once I did, I bolted upright with a gasp.

It was pitch-black outside.

Glass doors. The same modern bedroom with an entire apartment just beyond the doorway and the soft glow of a light on in the other room.

I was in Kai Bennett’s room, in his bed.

Could I close my eyes, go back to sleep, and wake up in Oz? Was that an option? I’d take it in a second if so.

The sound of a page turning came from the next room. Then I heard a chair push back.

Soft footsteps came until he stood in the doorway.

The light was on behind him, casting him in full shadow, so I couldn’t see any details except his very trim and toned silhouette.

Why’d someone so evil have to be that good looking?

“Why’d you take me?” I shifted to a sitting position, pulling the sheets around me and noting that I was in a different shirt and wore boxer briefs over my underwear. He’d changed my clothes.

That was low on the list of problems, but… “Where are my clothes?”

He let out a soft and tired-sounding sigh. “You stumbled going into your room and hit your head. My brother didn’t notice the blood trickling down your back, but my guards did. They alerted me.” He nodded. “Your clothes were bloody. They had to be changed.”

Now that he mentioned it, my head was pounding.

I touched the back of my head and hissed, feeling a large bruise. The fact that I hadn’t noticed that spoke volumes. I was too consumed by everything else.

And speaking of that, on to my second question. “What do you know about 411?”

He answered without hesitation, crossing his arms over his chest and propping one shoulder against the doorframe. “I know they helped hide you and your mother. I know they’re relatively new, but they’re effective. They have heavy funders backing them, and I know they set up one man for murder, who is now in prison. I know your employers might mean well right now, but they are dangerous.”

I blinked a few times, taking that in.

I winced on the inside when he mentioned the frame job. That had been an operative who went rogue, but no one fought to defend the guy.

I scowled. “He tried to murder his wife.”

“But he didn’t.”

I snorted. “You’re sticking up for the one slightly innocent monster? You?”

Watch your tone, Riley. You forget who you’re talking to.

I could hear my mother’s voice admonishing me, and I bit my lip as soon as the words were out. It was too late, though. I waited, watching to see if this infamous murdering monster would come toward me now.

He didn’t move, just murmured, “You are not a good enough fighter to speak like that to me.”

That same shiver went up my back. There was a deadly warning in there too.

I swallowed over a lump. “I’m sorry.”

But was I? Was I really?

He had murdered. Cord. His father. Brooke?

I frowned. “You’re looking for Brooke? That’s why you kidnapped me?”

“Among other reasons, yes.” He lifted his head again, straightening from the doorframe and taking a step toward me. Just one step—enough to be imposing, slightly intimidating, but still giving me space to breathe so I didn’t scare away.

He was so measured, so calculating.

“My sister contacted you the day before yesterday. I want to know where she is.”

All the oxygen left the room, and my head started spinning again. “You think—what? No.”

“Yes.” His voice was hard now. Gone was the subtlety. “Brooke asked me to keep tabs on you. She cares about you. You work for a network that specializes in helping people disappear, and I know she was desperate. She went to you; I know this much.”

He took another step toward me.

I sat up straighter, rolling to my knees and then to my heels, ready to spring if I needed to.

Another step.

He squatted next to the bed so he was level with me, and now I could see him. He’d shifted out of the shadows, and I saw how fierce his eyes were. They blazed with anger and determination.

His perfect lips barely moved as he grated out, “You will tell me where she is.”

I swallowed again. The lump in my throat had doubled in size.

He wasn’t going to take no, but I had to try. “Before I saw your sister on the news, I hadn’t really heard much from her since you drove her away from Hillcrest. I swear to you that’s the truth.”

His eyes narrowed. “I know you know where she is, but don’t worry. If you won’t tell me, I know others who will.” He stood abruptly and went back to the main room.

I scrambled out of bed and padded after him.

I wasn’t prepared for what I saw. I don’t think anyone could’ve been.

I thought he had been reading a book, maybe looking over files for his business. I’d been sleeping in his bed, and he was waiting with a glass of wine beside a fire. Something cozy like that.

I was so wrong.

As I got to the doorway, I saw them, and someone started screaming.

It was me.






About Tijan

I didn’t begin writing until after undergraduate college. There’d been storylines and characters in my head all my life, but it came to a boiling point one day and I HAD to get them out of me. So the computer was booted up and I FINALLY felt it click. Writing is what I needed to do. After that, I had to teach myself how to write. I can’t blame my teachers for not teaching me all those years in school. It was my fault. I was one of the students that was wishing I was anywhere but at school! So after that day, it took me lots of work until I was able to put together something that resembled a novel. I’m hoping I got it right since someone must be reading this profile! And I hope you keep enjoying my future stories.

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