A Sample of Krinos by T.L Smith
Copyright 2014 TL Smith
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Warning: This book contains very disturbing situations, graphic violence, strong language and sexual content.
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Take Over Series Book 1
Formatting: Angel’s Indie Formatting.
“lily” in Greek
My life was simple. Follow instructions, learn the family business and
be prepared to take over when the time has come. My name is Eliza,
although people in the business know me as Krinos. One thing you
should know about me is that my father is a drug lord, the boss in
I am prepared to do whatever it takes to step up to the challenge and
run the family business, to make my father proud, a business filled
with drugs, sex and death. What I’m not prepared for, though, is him,
the Greek God who walks into my life and threatens to rock my world.
Now, my life has just got complicated. But don’t misunderstand,
complicated is not a weakness. My father was not a man to cross, so
expect nothing less from me. I am my father’s daughter, and I will be
My life, as I knew it, had changed. I was now second-in-command of a large drug-dealing organization, which is run by my father.
I had gone from Sydney-Australian girl to feared, well-known Los Angeles woman. I had no idea what my father did when I decided to move to Los Angeles with him. I lived with my mother in Australia in a city called Blacktown. It may have been a shady place, but you learned fast how to handle yourself. I handled myself by boxing; I trained five days a week.
When my father finally told me what he did, and that his financial company was a cover, I was floored. I knew he earned plenty of money, I just didn’t think it came from something so illegal, or that my loving father would least of all be running it.
He told me how it was run by his father before him, and he needed me to learn the ropes if I wanted a part of this. I agreed, as I was the only child and would do anything my father had asked me to do, even if it was illegal.
I idolized my father on so many levels; he has always been great toward me and helped me achieve anything I wanted. Today, I was going to meet an associate of his on the East Coast. He was my father’s other right-hand man. If there were drama in my part of the city to handle, I would deal with them; on the East Coast, it was Stefanos’ job. I still have yet to meet him, though I have heard quite a lot about him from my father and his workmen.
I have a bodyguard with me all the time and his name is Matt, though I prefer to call him The Rock. He is built like him and had so many similarities, apart from the fact he hates to talk; he grunts or head nods. I’ve still yet to hear two full sentences out of that man’s mouth.
I have been working and learning the ropes for two years now, basically as soon as I stepped off the plane. I now have so much money; I don’t know what to do with it. I still currently live with my father in his mansion, because I don’t see the point of leaving; that house can hold four full families, and it’s only him and me living there.
Before I leave for the airport, I throw on the most casual clothing I own so as not to bring attention to myself and dress like an early-twenties girl would dress. I picked a pair of short-shorts that currently show off my tiger tattoo on my outer thigh and a ripped shirt that displays my lily tattoos on my ribs. I check my hair, put it in a tight ponytail on top of my head and am ready to go. I don’t bother with make-up, as I have my mother’s flawless skin and my father’s long, dark hair and brown eyes.
“Krínos, play nice,” my father warns me as I am about to leave; I blow him a kiss and follow Rock to the car.
We arrive on time in New York and find the car waiting for us; Rock drives us to my father’s company.
We pull up at Contos Finance and head to the top floor. Once we reached it, we find it very empty, apart from a single attractive lady sitting behind the desk.
“Hi, we’re here to see Stefanos,” I tell her. She asks our names and calls to tell him who’s here. I hear his voice on the speaker and hope to God he doesn’t look as good as he sounds.
We make our way to his office, and just as we get there, the door comes flying open. I take a step back, and out struts the most gorgeous man I have ever seen.
He walks over to me, and I take him in. He is in a clean-cut, black suit with the most panty-dropping features any man has ever had. He has a masculine-looking face with high cheekbones; stunning, big brown eyes with long eyelashes; and his flawless olive skin only helps his perfect face. His body looks like that of a boxer with wide chest and arms.
He walks over to me, very professionally, and just as he gets to me, his rough, calloused fingers lift up my now-gaping mouth. I look him in the eyes and see the smile in them.
“I know it’s hard, sweetheart, but try to keep your mouth shut,” he whispers near my ear; now, that pisses me off.
I fling his hand away, stand up tall in front of him and place a hand on my hip. “Try to take that cock out of your ass next time, mate, before you open your mouth to a lady.”
I see the look of shock register on his face, and he is about to retort before I push past him and enter the office.
“I’m not here to make nice, so let’s get down to business,” I tell him in Greek.
Stefanos looks up at me and smiles, grabs hold of my hand and kisses it softly with his warm lips. While he is kissing, my mind wonders to what other things those lips could be doing. Stefanos sees my smile and smirks at me like he knows exactly what I am thinking.
“Nice ink, by the way,” he says before retreating to his side of the desk.
I try to cover my blush creeping along my face, but it doesn’t work as he catches it and smirks at me.
“Dress in something elegant; we are going to a ball!” Stefanos yells after me.
I go to my room to see what I have packed and find a floor-length, black dress that covers all my tattoos. I slip on my black garters so I can secure a knife into them and tie it off with black lingerie. I’m at a loss about what to do for my hair, so I decide to tie it up and put it high on my head with a tight bun. I put basic mascara and red lipstick on with some black heels and walk back out to Stefanos.
“Well, don’t you clean up nicely? Thought you liked the look of a street girl,” he says, eyeing me up and down. There isn’t much to see as my breasts are only a B-cup due to my workouts, and I have no fat on my body, apart from my ass. His comment makes me want to clobber him again, but I choose to close my eyes and take deep breaths.
“Shut your fucking face, pretty boy, before you get hit again,” I tell him and walk past him to grab my bag. Just as I pass him, he pinches me on the ass. I swing around and go for gold again, though this time, he is prepared for my hit and swings me around so my arms are wrapped around my chest, and my back is to his front.
“You got one in, Princess; don’t expect another one,” he whispers in my ear, sending shivers all over me.
We walk out to see Rock standing there dressed in a suit, and I wolf-whistle at him; he chooses to ignore my antics, as per usual.
“How do you put up with her?” he asks Rock, who looks down at me then back at Stefanos and grunts. That alone has me cracking up laughing, all the way to the car.