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Charmaine Pauls - Ein ​Leben lang
Als ​Gabriel meine Tür einschlug, übernahm er meinen Körper und mein Leben. Nie mit Gewalt, sondern immer mit geschickter Manipulation. Er hat mich meiner Unabhängigkeit, meiner Gegenwehr und meiner Kleidung beraubt und mich zu einer Süchtigen gemacht. Meine Sucht ist er. Einmal hatte ich Träume und eine Zukunft. Jetzt habe ich Ängste, Narben und unersättliche Bedürfnisse. Ich bin irreparabel beschädigt, aber wenn ich den gefährlichsten Mann in Johannesburg überleben will, kann ich nicht zulassen, dass er mich zerbricht, denn kaputtes Spielzeug landet auf der Müllkippe.

Charmaine Pauls - Catch ​Me Twice
If ​a man tells you he’s no good for you, best heed the warning. I learned the hard way. I had Jake Basson’s baby. He left to chase his dream. Now he’s back, demanding a second chance, but why should I give him anything after four years of nothing? No correspondence, no news. I finally have my life back on track. Jake has never been uncomplicated. He never follows the rules. I should’ve known he’d play dirty. He caught me once. I’m not going to let him catch me twice.

Charmaine Pauls - Diamonds ​are Forever
My ​love is wasted like gemstones in the dust, walked over by an oblivious shoe. It takes many suffering years and layers of mountains to squeeze carbon into a precious stone. Now that I’m polished and hard like a diamond, he doesn’t get to kick me back into the dirt. Men like him don’t love women like me. They don’t love. Period. But he made me. He’ll live with me. Because diamonds are forever.

Charmaine Pauls - Diamonds ​in the Dust
Men ​like us, we see things. We do things, things that make us unfeeling. That’s the price of power and money, of living la belle vie and running the French mafia. Then she came along like a pretty wildflower pushing through the cracks on a dirty pavement—fragile yet resilient, a breath of beauty among the filth. She was supposed to be just another job, a nameless person I was to pluck from her life and hand to my brother, nothing but a pawn in the gamble of our diamond business. There’s a psychological label for men like us. We lack empathy and guilt. We do things to have what we want, things that make flowers wilt.

Charmaine Pauls - Diamonds ​in the Rough
Girls ​like me, we know how to survive. We each have our own little ways, but we acquire those skills at the same tender age. If you ask me how many times a person can die, I’ll tell you many times. As many times as a man stabs you in the stomach with betrayal and wrings out your heart with lies. Girls like me, we live. We don’t get a choice. We step over the cliff and fall. Eat, sleep, die, and repeat.

Charmaine Pauls - Die ​Schönheit im Zerbrochenen
Vor ​sechs Jahren hat Harold Dalton mich mit einem fingierten Diebstahl reingelegt und mich ins Gefängnis gebracht, um meinen Diamantenfund zu stehlen. Im Austausch für die Grabungsrechte gab er seine Tochter Jack Clarke. Heute bin ich ein freier Mann, und will meine Rache. Sechs Jahre voller Grausamkeiten machen aus Menschen Bestien. Ich werde mir das zurückholen, was er mir gestohlen hat, und noch mehr. Ich bin nicht an seinen Immobilien oder Aktien interessiert. Ich will sein Kleingeld nicht. Ich will seinen größten Schatz, die schöne, mental instabile Angelina Dalton-Clarke. Mit ihren Milliarden ist sie die reichste Witwe des Landes, und auch die verrückteste. Ihre selbstverletzenden Tendenzen hatten Jack dazu veranlasst, sie für unzurechnungsfähig erklären zu lassen, bevor er sich eine Waffe an den Kopf hielt und sich das Gehirn rausblies. Lina darf keinen Cent ihres Reichtums anfassen. Ihr Vater verwaltet ihre Finanzen und hat alle Unterschriftsvollmachten. Als ihr Mann werden mir diese Aufgaben zufallen, aber wenn sie denkt, dass ich sie nur wegen ihres Geldes will, irrt sie sich gewaltig.

Charmaine Pauls - Consent
When ​Gabriel broke down my door, he took over my body and life. Never with force, but always with clever manipulation. He stripped me of my independence, my defenses, and my clothes and turned me into an addict. My addiction is him. Once, I had dreams and a future. Now, I have fears, scars, and insatiable needs. I'm damaged beyond repair, but if I'm to survive the most dangerous man in Johannesburg, I can't allow him to break me, because broken toys are destined for the garbage dump.

Charmaine Pauls - Dubious
I'm ​a loan shark. Breaking people is in my blood. The Haynes's were supposed to be a straightforward job. Go in and pull the trigger twice. One bullet for Charlie, one for his sister. But when I saw Valentina, I wanted her. Only, in our world, those who owe us don't get second chances. No way in hell will my mother let her live. So I devised a plan to keep her. It's depraved. It's immoral. It's dubious. It's perfect. Just like her.

Charmaine Pauls - Beauty ​in the Broken
Six ​years ago, Harold Dalton framed me for theft and sent me to jail to steal my diamond discovery. He gave his daughter to Jack Clarke in exchange for the excavation rights. Today, I’m walking free, and I’m coming for him with a vengeance. Six years of cruelty make beasts out of men. I’m going to take back what he stole from me, and more. I’m not interested in his properties or shares. I don’t want his small change. I want his biggest asset. Beautiful, mentally unstable, Angelina Dalton-Clarke. Worth billions, she’s the wealthiest widow in the country, and also the craziest. Her self-harming tendencies had Jack declare her incompetent before he put a gun to his head and blew out his brains. Lina isn’t allowed to touch a cent of her riches. Her father manages her finances. He has all the signing power. As her husband, that chore will fall to me. But if she thinks I only want her for her money, she’s sadly mistaken.

Charmaine Pauls - Neun ​Jahre lang
Ich ​bin ein Kredithai. Leuten Knochen zu brechen, liegt mir im Blut. Die Haynes sollten ein einfacher Job sein. Reingehen und zweimal abdrücken. Eine Kugel für Charlie, eine für seine Schwester. Aber als ich Valentina sah, wollte ich sie. Nur in unserer Welt bekommen diejenigen, die uns etwas schulden, keine zweite Chance. Meine Mutter wird sie auf keinen Fall am Leben lassen. Also habe ich mir einen Plan ausgedacht, um sie zu behalten. Er ist verdorben. Er ist unmoralisch. Er ist zweifelhaft. Er ist perfekt. Genau wie sie.

Anna Zaires - Charmaine Pauls - Sweeter ​Than Hate
I ​shouldn’t have heard the things I did. Shouldn’t have attracted his attention. Now I feel his stare like a touch. Viscerally. Acutely. The Russian assassin has me in his sights, and there’s only one way out. His bed. Good thing I’m drawn to danger.

Anna Zaires - Charmaine Pauls - Darker ​Than Love
Once ​upon a cold, dark night, a Russian killer stole me from an alley. I’m dangerous, but he is lethal. I escaped once. He won’t let me do it twice. The revenge is his. The betrayal is mine. But so are the lies to protect the ones I love. We’re cut from the same twisted cloth. Both merciless. Both damaged. In his embrace, I find hell and heaven, his cruelly tender touch destroying and uplifting me at once. They say a cat has nine lives, but an assassin has just one. And Yan Ivanov now owns mine.

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