The Minaldi Legacy is a stand-alone Contemporary Dark Romance novel. It contains sexual content and explicit language.
The Minaldi Legacy, Parts One and Two
Part One: Of Blood and Bone
Part Two: Of Darkness and Demons
“I’m a monster, Eva. There’s no saving a monster. But I love that you want to try.”
Luca Minaldi is rich, powerful and mesmerizing. He’s also a reclusive enigma. He lives in Malta, a fairy-tale place filled with sunshine and sea, beauty and secrets. And Luca’s darkest of secrets is the best-kept of them all.
Eva Talbot moves to Malta to finish her doctoral dissertation in Psychiatry. When she meets Luca, there is a very real and instant attraction that she has never felt before. But even still, she senses the darkness that lives within him.
Eva is hired to care for Luca’s mother, a woman who suffers from dementia. It is Luca, however, that Eva will eventually risk everything to save… as the legacy that plagues him continues. As the darkness swirls ever more tightly around her, Eva realizes that no matter how hard she tries, she might not be able to save Luca without losing herself.
Eva and Luca are thrust into a world where their love is tested and darkness reigns. Amid chaos and treachery, love and hate, Luca and Eva learn one important thing.
Love is dangerous.
But it also might be the one thing that can save them all.
There is a scene in Of Blood and Bone where Eva finds Luca playing the piano, a haunting song that she can’t quite shake. That song is I Giorni by Ludovico Einaudi.
Note from Courtney:
The Minaldi Legacy is one of my favorite books. I love the characters, I love the setting, and I love the dark feel. When I wrote this story, Luca stayed in my thoughts for quite a long time afterward, and sometimes, even still, I find myself dreaming about him. He’s not someone you’ll soon forget.
Also, I should note that originally I was going to sell this story as two books. But it has since been consolidated into one book with two parts. So essentially, this story consists of two full-length books inside the same cover. In other words, it’s rather long.