“Darling, you are the moon that gave light in my darkest times.” Giving up to find a man who could make her heart skip a beat and fall in love, Hailey Hillson accepted her best friend’s marriage proposal, and then she relented after hearing from another woman saying she couldn’t please a man in bed. Bryan, her fiance, got back together with his ex-girlfriend Eva. As she had no reason to stay engaged with him, she broke up with him and called off their wedding. But then, she discovered an interesting fact about Eva Lan—she is married. ‘Didn’t her husband know she cheated on him?’ * After her heartbreak, Hailey focused on finishing her life project. To achieve it, she went abroad where she came across the CEO of Shen Group Construction Firm, Vincent Lopez Shen, who offered her a contract later to pretend as his mistress to get his wife's attention. As she has also had an ulterior motive, she signed it without thinking twice. But what will happen after she lives with Vincent on one roof when he is Eva’s husband—the woman who destroys her relationship with Bryan? Will Vincent find out her secret regarding her true identity? Would she find out the secret Vincent keeps that is related to her? EXCERPT: “Miss Eva Lan, why won’t you sign the divorce papers if you are happy with someone’s fiancé’s bed?” Glancing at her with disbelief, Bryan turned his head to the woman inside his arm; he asked, “What the hell is this, Eva?” Hailey cut in. Her words are a bomb to Bryan. “Oh, you didn’t know Miss Lan is a married woman, my dear ex-fiance?” “You shut up! Don’t believe her, Bryan! She is just jealous of me because you love me over her!” Hailey scoffed, a playful smile playing on her lips; before she could spout another word, the woman in front of her paled like a ghost. “Vincent, what are you doing here?” Horror, panic, and shock linger on her face to see her husband appear out of nowhere and his arms wrapped around the girl’s waist. Vince shoots a cold glare at his wife, which he feels no familiarity in between them. He withdrew his gaze from the two people before them. He turned his head to the woman standing next to him, he looked at her with tenderness in his eyes, and with a loving tone, he asked her, “Darling, who upsets you? Tell me, and I will remove them from your sight in an instant.” As her eyes flickered, her cheeks were flushing scarlet red. Hailey lifted her chin, then whispered, “Honey, Miss Lan bullied me. She said I couldn’t satisfy a man in bed. She told me, I didn’t know how to… do that….” He contorted the corners of his mouth, Vince beamed. “That’s interesting.” “What do you mean by that?” she pouted. “What I’m trying to say is… Honestly, you are a fast learner. All you need is the right partner.” * * * [ Warning: More Mature Content (R18) in the future chapters. And the climax of the story has a little bit of Action stuff ] Insta: instagram.com/eliseelleneth/ Discord: Elise_Elleneth#8761 D-Server: https://discord.gg/8Uq28ef (Disclaimer: Art is not mine. Credits to the Respective Owner. Found it on Pinterest)
His right hand touched her left upper arm, and then started to slide down to her wrist. "In case you haven't noticed.." he started to say. She had stiffened up, started from his initial touch. "I'm officially pursuing you." +++ All she wanted was a second chance in happiness. She had been divorced for two years now and has forgotten about the idea of finding another man. But destiny is playing a cute joke on her to let her met him. He is successful and powerful and full of distrust on women. Until he met her. After that one fateful encounter, are they destined to be together forever? Is God of happiness finally bestowing this tiny spring water to both of them? +++ ps: I only write happy ending stories. This is 1v1, with a little drama here and there. But those drama only served a purpose to strengthen their relationship. Female lead here is not perfect at all. She is insecure, full of flaws and broken. Male lead is gorgeous and charming as usual. But somehow, they complete each other. There will be no pitiful weak Cinderella stories here, no white lotus and no almighty CEO that rule the country. I am portraying normal average people in society. So if this is not your cup of tea, feel free to move on :) +++ Let's embark on this love boat with me! This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events, locales, or persons, living or dead, is coincidental. The cover is not mine and was taken from Google image and credit goes to the original artist. Tag: Female lead, Handsome male lead, Modern day romance, Mature romance, Adult romance, Business world, Second chance
(Completed) Is there hate at first sight? Takeuchi Rie is a hikikomori who rarely goes sees the daylight. If she wants food, she will order it online. The love of her life is a manga character. Unless her house is on fire, she refuses to go outside. Kamiyama Kiyohira is the arrogant and proud CEO of Kamiyama Groups. When he meets her for the first time at the funeral of his father and stepmother, she is cursing him to rot with genital diseases at his father's funeral. He breaks her door, destroys her house, and nearly sends her to the prison. She sticks to him like a koala and blames him for taking advantage of her during sleep. They certainly hate each other, but they can't keep their hands off each other? He is the wicked CEO. She is the hateful Hikikomori. She is the wicked Hikikomori. He is the hateful CEO. Who is the wicked one here? It depends. Who is at the bottom and who is on the top? They are quite a match in words, bed, and hate. They hate each other so much that they keep sleeping with each other? By the way, if MC and ML are mutually sexually harassing each other, is it sexual harassment? ----------------- Author's Note: Not the usual CEO love story. Warning: Explicit language, 18+ scenes, NSFW *HIKIKOMORI = An acute antisocial person/ Shut-in/ A person who rarely goes outside. ----------------- The interview with The Wicked CEO: Author: How do you draw a Hikikomori out? CEO: Demolish her house. Author: How do you trick a Hikikomori to sign a legal document? CEO: Use difficult vocabulary. If she didn't study hard in school, she won't understand a word. Author: I see. How do you make her so mad that she tries to kill you right after she wakes up? CEO: Tell her that you have slept with her. Make sure that she misunderstands. Author: How do you seduce a Hikikomori? CEO: Read the novel and find out. Hikikomori: How dare you throw me in bed with my enemy? Come here, Author. I won't beat you to death. Definitely, won't beat you to death. Author: Have fun in bed. Mr CEO drags his Hikikomori wife away before she kills the author. ----------------------------- Proofreader/Editor: TheTalkingCupcake Picture credit: Photo by Joel Overbeck on Unsplash Instagram: Koch_Norah Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/norah_koch ****Full list of my novels******* Novels with Interconnected Worlds: 1. The Love That Remains (Completed) 2. His Mischievous Time-Traveler: How to capture a celebrity husband? (Completed) 3. His Devious Harbinger: How To Tame A Wicked God? (Completed) 4. Supernatural Investigation 101: Chronicles of Nakashima Wakana 5. When A Ghoul Falls In Love 6. Hunting for a Husband in a Vampire Apocalypse Standalone Novels: Her Wicked CEO: How To Seduce A Hikikomori Wife? Miss Chicken & Her Mister The Villainous Emperor is My Pet? (Available on Goodnovel.Com) Bad x Bad: My Dear Hana (Available on Goodnovel.Com)
Nova works at a world-leading company known for its cutting edge video games. She and her team have been working on a new virtual reality video game that's going to take the world by storm. One late night she steps into the device and starts it up. Before she realizes it, she's in a new world standing in front of the hottest man she's ever laid eyes on. Unfortunately for her, she thinks this is just part of the game... She reaches out and touches the man's abs... "Wow... it feels so real!" Follow Nova on her journey to surviving this new world and the crazy powerful man she "molested" Wanna talk? Find me on Discord! Blissfullrage#3336 ___________________________________ Would like to donate? paypal.me/Blissfullrage Cash App $Blissfullrage I do not own the picture. All credit to the original artist.
An Interior Designer Wei Lin has been assigned to a new project to renovate the great Old Mansion of the Feng Corp one of biggest company in Beijing but she got no that someone had awaits her coming at the Old Mansion. Feng Teng the President of Feng Corp, a devastatingly handsome, utterly confident, a strong builder, anyone whom seen him will bend down immediately with fears and pleasure seeking playboy who knows no boundaries. Wei Lin doesn't want to be attracted to this man and yet she can't control the overwhelming desire and fears that he effected in her since the first met. She knows that her heart will never survive from his poisonous attraction. But Wei Lin instinct keep telling her to run away but Feng Teng never willing to let her go. Feng Teng is a conquer man so as a man who always what he wants. He determined to make Wei Lin him no matter how hard she tried to run away from him, still he won't back off since the first day he laid his eyes on her portfolio. *Do not read if you don't like it* I write this book only for hobby and releasing my stress over my jobs since my work always busy like Wei Lin too. Just mine is reality, no fairy tales. So sometime my imaginary tend to be active during my block head during working. So Wei Lin character pop up into my mind. So enjoy. If you like too. Do not forcing you to read , since my English also impromptu. Hehe*
WARNING 21+ (ADA KALIMAT KASAR DAN ADEGAN DEWASA YANG BELUM CUKUP UMUR TAPI MASIH NAKAL, JANGAN TERLALU MENDALAMI KARENA INI HANYA CERITA.) KEHIDUPAN NYATA TIDAK SEINDAH KISAH DI NOVEL. Volume 1 Pertemuan dan Perjuangan : (Bab 1-100) Ananta Putri Sidqia gadis berparas cantik 25 tahun yang harus hidup sebatang kara akibat kecelakaan mobil yang di alaminya bersama keluarganya. Suatu hari dia melamar pekerjaan di perusahaan elit yang bergerak di bidang industri meuble yang cukup besar. Dia akhirnya di terima kerja di perusahaan itu sebagai OG. Semua berjalan manis hingga tidak sengaja dia bertemu kembali dengan sang mantan kekasih saat dia masih duduk di bangku kelas sepuluh SMA. Mantannya yang menghilang tanpa kabar setelah di nyatakan lulus. Apa yang akan terjadi pada Qia sapaan si gadis itu ketika tiba-tiba saja sang mantan berlutut di hadapannya dan mengeluarkan kotak beludru yang di dalamnya terdapat cincin berlian. Menerima atau menolak? Volume 2 After Marriage: (Bab 101 - belum di ketehaui) Kenan Melviano Pradipa sang mantan dari Ananta Putri Sidqia yang ternyata hanya memanfaatkan Qia untuk bisa kembali bersama dengan kekasihnya tanpa takut ketahuan oleh orang lain ataupun sang kakek yang menolak kekasihnya. Apa yang akan terjadi ketika Qia mengetahui jika Kenan memiliki hubungan dengan seseorang di belakangnya. Orang yang tidak pernah ada dalam benak Qia bahwa Kenan akan menajalin hubungan dengan orang itu. Orang itu adalah Raka Mahardika, seorang pria yang wajahnya tampan seperti oppa-oppa korea dan Qia sudah menganggap Raka sebagai Kakaknya sendiri. Akankah Qia bertahan dengan pernikahannya bersama Kenan supaya Kenan bisa kembali ke kodratnya mencintai seorang wanita. Ataukah Qia akan pergi dari kehidupan Kenan dan tidak pernah mau kembali lagi karena telah di kecewakan begitu dalam oleh Kenan?
Eris Hallows isn't your normal witch. She has a secret that she guards with her life but when a series of events take place in her Super Natural Investigation case, She finds herself stuck between the Alpha Shifter and head Vampire in her town as the mysterious case grows deeper and deeper. Can she avoid the two? Or will she end up between the two and between the sheets? Follow along with Eris as she navigates through her life while keeping herself away from the tempting men that keep popping up. Wanna talk? Find me on Discord! Blissfullrage#3336 ___________________________________ Would like to donate? paypal.me/Blissfullrage Cash App $Blissfullrage The cover art does not belong to me, all credit to the original artist.
Lyrical Fernando, a sweet and simple girl who was very good at taking care of people, which is one of the gifts that was passed on to her from her mother, apart from her beautiful yet pale face, cute nose, and golden brown hair. She came to the city to live with her aunt after her mother passed away and grew up with her cousin brother, who was overprotective of her but still was the best brother Lyrical could ever ask for. Melody Peters was born into a rich businessman family. However, her parents never loved her. They always loved and adored her two elder brothers, totally ignoring her. She grew up feeling like she is worthless and life always made her feel she is right in this case. After her parents sent her away and never looked back at her, she started building a life on her own, where she met various kinds of people who cannot be called a good company. For better career opportunities, Lyrical landed a job in Knack Dreamz as an assistant to Melody, who instantly took a liking to her. Melody tries her best to keep Lyrical with her all the time, even though she knows Lyrical is not into girls. On the other hand, Lyrical can't help but get drawn towards Melody, dream about them together. Even though Lyrical is sure that she is very much straight and will never fall for Melody. She is ready to explore the possibility of being with her, even if it's just for sex. But little did Lyrical know, this was not the first time she has met her boss, also that Melody was hiding a big secret that could break her heart. While they both are trying to figure out their feelings for each other and how to deal with it, there is a danger waiting to pounce at any given opportunity, which could destroy their lives. What will happen when they come face-to-face with this danger? When both have to confront their fears, reveal their secrets and what will be the consequences.? Read to find out! xxxxxxx Hi Guys! Thank you for choosing to read my book. Your comments and feedbacks are welcome and appreciated. I really hope you like my writing. Just a small warning This story is intended for mature audiences. If you have homophobia, issues with sexual content, explicit language.. this book is definitely not for you. Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and events are the author's imagination. Any resemblance to an actual person or actual events is purely coincidental. A/N: Cover photo is not my creation, all rights belong to the owner.
A young Japanese man with eyes that take him as a 'demon,' Jinma Kotori, is killed by his former shady company and gets a second chance to live in a new fantasy RPG-like world as a bodacious goddess' 'Champion.' He begins his new life with the world's default starter class, a Brawler, and a defense-based blessing. Much to the goddess' surprise, Jinma's stats were already high for a human before the blessing was granted, and his first encounter in the new world of Raiza is a high-leveled, Special Monster ... A typical isekai harem story with video-game mechanics and OP MC with monster girls as his main focus of love interests. Adult language, scenes, and content involving sex and gore are to be expected. Viewer discretion is advised. This story is also published on royalroad.com and scribblehub.com For news on this and my other stories, please follow me on twitter, @OrangeRain3477 If you'd like to give support for all of my stories and access exclusive content, please go to my subscribestar to do so. subscribestar dot adult slash orangerain
A cool breeze swept through the desolate lot as Prerna kanade and her co-worker, Richa, walked to the singular car in view. Leaving behind the slow-burning-hell of One Stop Shop, the sole discount store in their quaint town of California, a western U.S. state, stretches from the Mexican border. As the girls stopped in front of Richa's rusted old 2006 , Prerna leaned her shoulder into her friend. "Have a good night, Rich," Prerna said, hugging her gingerly. Richa smushed her lips into a thin line while pulling back a strand of tightly braided hair escaping the otherwise neat bun sitting atop her head. Her beautiful mahogany skin glowed in the moonlight as she placed her hands on Prerna's shoulders. "I know you'll shoot me down like you always do, but will you please just let me give you a ride? Yes, I'm aware that it's five blocks, which may not seem like much, but you never know what creeps are out there. And I really don't mind." Prerna laughed, her eyes averting Richa's. She shook her shoulders free of her friend's loose grip. Prerna hated cars. They always seemed too dangerous. Too fast. Too out of control. She'd entertained the idea of becoming a regularly licensed person at the age of sixteen; however, after an accident a day into her driver's education course she realized it would be safer to walk or take public transit. She appreciated the offers for rides, but she preferred being on her feet.
Eighteen-year-old Haru Ono has been in love with Aiden Davis since he was in middle school. Trying to keep his feelings under wraps is annoyingly hard when they’re living under the same roof, more so since Aiden is so caring and selflessly showers him with kindness. Haru knows family is important to Aiden, who has been shouldering the burden of raising five younger siblings, and it’s best Haru never reveals his feelings to Aiden. Then again, an eighteen-year-old boy with raging hormones can only bottle up so much until everything starts to burst. * * * Haru's Love is a BL (Yaoi) Harem and the uke (Haru) will gain his semes (men) one volume at a time. The uke is a beautiful boy and the semes are all hot. A Slice of Life contemporary BL. WARNING: This book contains lots of steamy, sexy scenes.
Heavenly emperors reigned supreme in the cultivation world but there were still existences beyond the power of heavenly emperors. They were termed as sages as they had mastered the laws of mortal world. The prince of Zhan dynasty had once reached that epitome of cultivation world. At the mere age of thirty, he had reached the heavenly emperor realm. Then he attained that legendary realm before turning fifty. Thus, he was hailed as an unprecedented genius never before seen in this world. When he was basking in the glory of his achievement, fate played a cruel joke on him. He got stabbed by his fiancée in his marriage day. Powerful enemies appeared out of now here and Zhan dynasty got attacked from every direction. His father got killed Infront of him and many of his relatives perished along with him. He wanted to charge towards the battle field but the injury given by his fiancée proved fatal to him. He perished despite his unwillingness. ---------- When he opened his eyes he was already a fourteen year old boy who shared the same name with his previous life. With his previous memory as a sage and the inheritance of Evil emperor as guide, he aimed to reach the top again. Since then the most cursed art of wife stealing reappeared again and an unprecedented genius appeared in the path of dual cultivation.
Amber West's mother was a ruthless woman who ws never meant to be a mother. She sold Amber to the highest bidder not caring what her life would turn out to be. Amber finds herself being taken away from everything she had ever known, the good and the bad, and thrown into an abyss of the unknown. Alpha Damien Lionheart was the most powerful Alpha in the whole country. Also known as the most ruthless; He has purchased Amber from her mother, not even sure why the reason. All he knew was that when he had seen her picture, he was mesmerized.
After a long bad day ending in the most unexpected way, a young man wakes up in an unknown location with most his memories missing. He meets an alien who saves him from dying as a pickled corpse in an abandoned lab. After she explains to him that they're trapped on an uninhabited planet, he learns that quite some time has passed and while he's been out of it humans, specifically the male population, faced complete extinct. Burdened by the new environment and the danger that comes with being the last man alive he sets off to build a new life for himself among the aliens he meets along the way.
In a dark world, on a mountain lives a crossbreed that tries to survive. Even though he is part goblin, he just doesn't look like one and that makes his life harder then needed. His tribe is hard enough on him but in the outside world it will be only harder. And that he will learn the hard way.
****WARNING: R18**** Nina was a normal high school student in Golden Oak School of the Elites. She belongs to the Bronze Class, where the students with the lowest ranks are. Golden Oak is known to be the school of the rich and famous. However, the Bronze Class is where the students who got admitted because of sponsorships or scholarships. Her family owns a small ramen shop near Northbay City Mall. Cross Realty Corporation was trying to buy all the lands around the mall. They got almost everything except Nina's family business. Andrew Cross was the CEO of a shipping company as well as the next successor of Cross Realty. His father asked him to persuade Nina's family to sell the shop as part of his training as the heir. He belongs to the Platinum Class of Golden Oak College. When Andrew visited the ramen shop, Nina begged him to save her and her sisters from some gangsters who were asking his father to pay off his debt. "How much is it? I'll pay for it." He said. "Ten million dollars or we'll get these girls and sell them to the underground cartel." One of the men answered. "Please help us. Please save my sisters." Nina begged. It wasn't the first time they met, she's friends with some rich kids that he hang out with and met her there. She hated him. But he was the only person who could help them now. Andrew looked at the girl who was begging in front of her. Her face was tilted up looking at his face. Her hazelnut eyes were sparkling from tears. Her red plump lips has a small cut in the lower part and her left cheek was swollen. Did someone hit her? He gritted his teeth but tried to hide his reaction from her. She wasn't like the other woman she dated. She wasn't classy or sophisticated but there was something in her that mesmerized him. "How do you plan on paying me?" He asked. "I'll do eveything you ask. I-I'll give you myself." She suddenly blurted. She was so innocent. She doesn't even know what was playing in his head when she said that. He brushed his hand to her cheeks and wiped the tears flowing from her face. "Then I'll buy you and your shop for fifteen million dollars. From now on, I own you. You belong to me." He said with a wide grin on his face. ******************************** Book cover is not mine. Credit to the rightful owner.** Contact me at email@example.com Instagram: authorsky_maiden Facebook: Sky Maiden FB Link: https://www.facebook.com/sky.maiden.121
An archaeologist in her 30s, Fu Mei Li, wakes up in ancient times only to be suddenly married to five brothers. Mr. Aloof Scholar, Mr. Smexy, Mr. Nice Guy, Mr. Perfect, and Mr. Adorable. She moved in from the capital to the village. From being a noble eldest miss, she becomes a village wife. How is she going to live from now on? "Ah Mei, accompany me to the study...for research purposes." "Wife, it's summer. Let's get wet and wild at the lake!" "MeiMei, she's just a childhood friend. You are carved in my heart." "Mei-er, you danced for third brother. Can I get a lap dance too?" "Mei-er, I...I want to hug you tonight...please." Forget it! I'm hungry and we are in debt! Need to farm, make money, and slap some faces on the way! ================== This is a story about a low-EQ and unlucky-in-love female archaeologist who gets a second chance at life and love. Follow her journey as a noble eldest miss who needed to fulfill an engagement and suddenly gets 5 husbands in one go. Will she be cared for and cherished this time? P.S. This is my first novel here and I hope you'll like it. Looking forward to your support and comments! P.P.S. This is a TRUE REVERSE HAREM as she gets 5 village husbands. Will she be able to keep them? Find out! Also, there will be R18 / MATURE Content in later chapters. Don't worry, there may be tention between them but her husbands are not scumbags. See you in the chapters!
Important Note: Inside this book are sample chapters only because the book was contracted at moboreader app since 2018. Finally, I managed to revise the book after the super rush ending! (So many loopholes!) You can only read the rest of the chapters there using this link: https://www.moboreader.com/bookDetail.html?bookid=18300322 or just type and search the title "Hate Me If You Can" at moboreader app/site. ***** "There's nowhere else I'd rather be but to be with you..." (Warning: The novel has mature-r18 content) Excerpt: "Jordan, if you don't find someone you can like on your blind dates… then, if you want, I will help you out with marriage. However, I have conditions you will have to meet…” 'No consummation of marriage?' Jordan wanted to laugh and frown at the same time while reading Raven's conditions. 'Is she kidding me?' he mused with a smirk. Consummation of marriage was definitely a top priority on his list. ***** Raven lost her parents at a very young age and ended up living under the protection of the Chois. However, stepped in a man who did all that he could to not let her become a true Choi. The man was dead set in not letting her become his sister. Over my dead body. Do you think that becoming a Choi is that easy? You need to do a lot more, kitten, to become one...” Jordan declared. Jordan was the only heir of the Choi Empire. No one could deceive him and he allowed no one or any circumstances to snatch what he worked hard for, and that was how he took the Choi Empire, his father's hard work, to a new height. However, things messed up when his father suddenly threatened him he would be disinherited if he did not get married and give him a grandchild, or all the rights to the Choi's Empire would be transferred to Raven Lee. How would this change the already strained relationship between Raven and Jordan? Is this going to mend their relationship or would this deteriorate it further? Would Jordan be able to get the rights to Choi's Empire? Or would the schemes of Senior Choi come in light for everyone as a shock? ***** contact me, your Author, at: Discord Link: https://discord.gg/PNGkTUy twitter: @EUSTOMA_reyna instagram: eustoma_reyna Facebook Page: @eustoma.reyna Note: Book Cover is mine. Commissioned Art made by ava_arts38 (instagram)
[Welcome, Master Host: Yi Jun Qing. I am 999, your loving system and helpful guide!] Out of pure instinct, Yi Jun Qing bows in greeting in the direction of the oddly cheerful disembodied voice. “Hello.” [Master Host may also call me your loyal companion as you undertake tasks provided to you by program: Wishful Thinking. Hopeful Longing. Make My Dreams Come true… or else.] “...That last part wasn’t there before..." --- Yi Jun Qing had assumed that a peaceful afterlife would be waiting for him after his death, but instead, he's given more work? Gently forced into completing missions so he can be reborn, Yi Jun Qing takes on wishes of those who have been wronged and tries to share out some of his good karma. --- Art work is specifically commissioned.
Dark. Powerful. Dangerous. James Maxwell is one of the billionaire elites who rule Las Vegas City with an iron fist. You’re definitely worth two million, Mia. Think about it. Two million. Five years. Your brother will go free. It’s a contract. Those are the words of the gorgeous billionaire James Maxwell, the man who makes my heart race and my body tremble with longing. I want to refuse his proposal, but how can I? My brother owes him two million, and as dirt poor as we are, there’s no way we can find that much money to repay him. What’s worse, I think I’m falling in love with the man who thinks I’m just his mistress. My name is Mia Donovan, a twenty-two-year-old, small-town girl working as a kitchen hand to make ends meet. My world is changing—both for the better and worse. James Maxwell, a gorgeous billionaire with beautiful Prussian-blue eyes, is the man behind this. He makes my heart flutter and my knees shake. When he kisses me, my world melts into a pool of exotic sensations. But his world is dark and dangerous, and being with him is a risk both to my life and my sanity. This is our story. * * * WARNING: This story contains mature contents such as mafia, the underground black market, and of course, lots of steamy scenes.