|About the Book|
Hannah hails from the beautiful port city of Miami. A land of immigrants. She understands the allure of travel and exploration. So when her family plans a cruise around the Mediterranean Sea, she jumps at the opportunity. The romance which is Italy magically brings her Brandon, a fellow Miami native, even though theyre both thousands of miles from home.Brandon has faced down dark dangers and heartaches during his years with the Coast Guard in Miamis brutal waters. Drug smugglers, starving Cubans - he thought he had seen it all. But when he walks in on his about-to-be-fiance in bed with his best friend, he reaches rock bottom. He takes that cruise alone, little knowing that it will change his life.But Brandon and Hannah have more than their hearts in jeopardy as they move from Rome to Florence, from Monte Carlo to Sicily. For Italy is a land of opportunity for some - and callous cruelty for others. Unscrupulous human smugglers have made it their mission to twist every last euro from the hands of desparate immigrants before abandoning them to a fate worse than death. When Brandons honed instincts cause him to see what others wished to remain hidden, he will have to risk everything to keep Hannah safe - while bringing an end to the monsters of the sea.* * *Half of the authors proceeds of all Ophelia Sikes books benefit battered womens shelters.Italian Nights contains the entire Italian Nights series. Due to the strong sexual content and adult situations, this book is recommended for readers aged 17+.From the Author:I come from a family which adores Italy. My parents strive to go every year, and I’ve been several times there myself. I took this very cruise through the Mediterranean Sea and wrote my notes while I traveled. The sights, sounds, aromas, and atmosphere of this exotic region are just as I personally experienced them.If you haven’t been to Italy, Monaco, Spain, or France, I highly recommend it. Even if you have to save a little each year to make it a trip of a lifetime, it is well worth it. These locations are the cradle of civilization. The art, food, and culture created here resonate throughout time.In the meantime, enjoy this virtual vacation written from my first-hand experiences!