Owned by the Yakuza: A Japanese Mafia Bad Boy Romance

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Contents

Title Page

Copyright

Notice

Join the Team!

Teaser

Notes & Glossary

Owned by the Yakuza

PART ONE

Prologue

Chapter One

Chapter Two

Chapter Three

Chapter Four

Chapter Five

Chapter Six

PART TWO

Chapter Seven

Chapter Eight

Chapter Nine

Chapter Ten

Chapter Eleven

PART THREE

Chapter Twelve

Chapter Thirteen

Chapter Fourteen

Chapter Fifteen

Chapter Sixteen

Chapter Seventeen

Chapter Eighteen

Chapter Nineteen

Chapter Twenty

Epilogue

Coming Soon

Other Books by Ariel London

About the Author

 

 

 

Owned by the Yakuza

ヤクザの所有

 

 

Ariel London

 

 

 

Copyright © 2016 by Ariel London

 

All rights reserved. This book or any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the publisher except for the use of brief quotations in a book review.

 

Claimed by the Yakuza

1st Digital Edition, August 2016

 

Ariel London

 

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events, and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.

 

Individuals pictured on the cover and promotional material are models and are used for illustrative purposes only.

 

This work contains scenes of explicit sexual content, violence, and language. There are themes that may be offensive to some readers. This story is intended for readers 18+.

 

 

 

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“You are mine. I won’t let anyone try to hurt you. Ever.”

 

Tadao

My days of being the forgotten son are over. This is my chance to prove myself and step out from behind my brother’s shadow.

When I discover than an old debt has gone unpaid, I must retrieve it. But I was not expecting to come face to face with the most beautiful woman I had ever seen. In one lust-driven moment, I’ve already broken my first rule:
never mix business with pleasure
.

Oriana must repay her father’s debt, and
I can’t fall in love with her
before she does.

 

Cassandra

My father warned me to stay away from the Yakuza and now I’m working for them to pay off his debt.

When the sparks between us finally ignite, Tadao releases the hunger within me and
dominates me in ways I always dreamed of
.

As we grow closer, secrets of my father’s past are brought into the light and I realize there is no going back to my old life. Until the debt is paid, I am bound to the Yakuza. Tadao is my master and
he will be the one to set me free
.

 

Set in the gritty underworld of Tokyo,
Owned by the Yakuza
is a dark romance between a dangerous bad boy and a fiery heroine with sinfully sexy scenes, gripping action and a happily ever after!

 

It is recommended that you read
Claimed by the Yakuza
before reading
Owned by the Yakuza
, but both books can be enjoyed independently. If you want to read the first book,
Claimed by the Yakuza
can be read for
FREE with a Kindle Unlimited subscription
. (Search ASIN B01K9886US)

 

NOTES AND GLOSSARY

 

When I wrote
Claimed by the Yakuza
, it was my first time writing a dark romance – I was a shy virgin of this genre and tried to keep my writing tame. Since it’s release, one of my biggest requests from my fans was to go darker. Well, get ready. In
Owned by the Yakuza
things are going to get
very dark
and
deliciously dirty
.

Owned by the Yakuza
is a sexy, dark romance that makes an effort to be faithful to the unique Japanese culture. Some artistic liberties have been taken, but I did my best to make the yakuza group as realistic as possible.

Both the Himura-gumi and the Shimazu-kai are fictional yakuza gangs based out of Tokyo, Japan. Their main activity is focused in Shibuya, a ward in Tokyo that is famous for its nightlife and shopping.

 

Common Japanese Terms

Otō-san – Father
Okā-san – Mother
Oji-san – Uncle
-Kun – An honorific used for younger men
-Chan – An honorific used for younger women or children
-San – A common honorific. Similar to Mr. or Ms.
-Sama – An honorific which shows extreme respect
-Sensei – An honorific used for teachers and doctors
Oniisan – Older brother
Otouto – Younger brother

Yakuza – organized crime syndicates originating in Japan. Similar to the Italian mafia.
-Gumi – A suffix meaning group. Eg. Himura-gumi means “Himura family group”
-Kai – A suffix meaning organization Eg. Shimazu-kai means “Shimazu organization”
Kumichō – the boss of a yakuza group
Wakagashira – “first lieutenant” of a yakuza group, second in command
Shateigashira – “second lieutenant” of a yakuza group, third in command
Kyodai – “big brothers” senior members of a yakuza group
Shatei – “little brothers” junior members of a yakuza group
Yubitsume – The ritual of cutting off a finger to show remorse or as an apology
Irezumi – Traditional Japanese tattoos
Gaijin – Japanese slang for “foreigner”, sometimes seen as derogatory
Omiyage – A hostess gift, brought when visiting someone’s house
Genkan – A foyer at the entry way of a home where shoes are kept
Kampai – Japanese equivalent to “cheers” when having drinks

 

 

 

 

Owned by the Yakuza

ヤクザの所有

 

 

Ariel London

 

 

 

 

PART ONE

 

 

 

 

 

PROLOGUE

 

Tadao
忠夫

 

I watched my brother and his bride. They looked so happy. Less than a month after the standoff with the Shimazu-kai, they were getting married. I was sure that okā-san had something to do with their rushed marriage. But it didn’t matter to them, they were perfect for each other. They were meant to be. Fated lovers.

Cassandra looked breath-taking, radiating modesty and grace in her elaborate white and red kimono, her hair and makeup were done in a Japanese style. I was surprised that she agreed to a traditional Shinto wedding, but I was sure that my mother didn’t give her a choice.

Kenichi and Cassandra drank three sips of sake, read their vows and exchanged rings.

Shinto weddings were small affairs, meant just for families, but Cassandra had no family here in Japan so her friends Aiko and Sumiko were filling in for them. Aiko was crying and Sumiko was trying to keep her quiet.

Finally, the ceremony was over.

“Omedetōgozaimasu,” I said to my brother and Cassandra as they approached. “Congratulations.”

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After the ceremony, there was a reception party. Everyone had changed out of their traditional clothes and was dressed in regular eveningwear. The reception was a huge party. All of the family was here, all of the kyodai and members of friendly yakuza gangs. I was sure that invitations were sent to some of our rivals too, just to be polite. Cassandra had invited her friends and some of her co-workers.

I sat at the bar with Yuji and Masaru. Tatsuya was off somewhere chasing women and Kaoru was already drunk, sitting with his head between his knees.

“Why do you look so down, Tadao?” Yuji asked.

I guess I wasn’t hiding my feelings very well. “Nothing,” I lied. “Just tired. The weeks leading up to the wedding were such a headache, I had to listen to okā-san go on and on.” I laughed, shaking my head. “Oh well, thankfully it’s done now.”

“Yes, and life will go back to normal,” Masaru added.

Normal. What would
normal
look like now? Our family had gotten revenge for our father’s death, Kenichi was the kumichō and I was his right-hand man. We had to rebuild Typhoon, the pub that had been destroyed during the feud, we had stockpiles of stolen weapons to rid ourselves of, and connections with yakuza groups in California to manage. It seemed like so much.

“There’s that face again,” Yuji nudged me. “Come on, drink up. It’s time to celebrate.”

I pushed the sake away. I never really liked drinking. My brother did enough of that for the both of us. “I think I’m going to go get some air.” I excused myself and went out to the balcony.

The evening air hit me and I felt better instantly. I leaned against the railing, looking out to the city beyond. Everything was going to change.

“I thought I saw you come out here, Otouto,” Kenichi's voice came from behind me. He stepped out onto the balcony and shut the door. The noise coming from ballroom was cut off abruptly.

“Oniisan!” I said with surprise. “What are you doing out here? You should be inside.” Kenichi only called me Otouto when there was something going on.

“Ugh, I’m tired of shaking hands. I need a break.” He leaned against the railing with his hands in his pockets. His tie was loose around his neck. “I wanted to talk to you.”

I braced myself. Here it was, something he needed to talk to me about on a night like this couldn’t be good.

“I meant to ask you earlier, but I completely forgot with all the excitement,” Kenichi gestured to the party inside. “Cassandra wants to go back to Washington state to see her family and have another wedding there.” The thought of it made him go pale. “And I said ok, it’s only fair. But she wants to go soon so we can be back before she starts working again.”

“She’s still going to go back to work?” I blurted.

Kenichi shrugged. “Independent woman,” He laughed. “I tried to tell her she didn’t need to, but she wouldn’t listen. Between you and me, I think the reason that she and okā-san get along so well is because they’re very similar,” He added quietly.

I was quiet, waiting for him to continue.

“Anyways, while I’m gone, I wanted to ask you to fill in for me and make sure that everything goes smoothly. We’ll only be gone for a week.”

I held in a gasp. Fill in for Kenichi? I supposed that was my job, being second-in-command and all. “Ok, I’ll do it.” I could not let my reservations show.

Kenichi smiled and patted me on the back. “Thanks. Don’t worry, it will go fine. Just keep everything going smoothly until we get back. Easy.”

“Easy, right.” I forced a smile.

I watched Kenichi return to the party, greeting everyone who stopped to bow or shake his hand. He met up with Cassandra, kissing her and holding her tight. I couldn’t help but feel a pang of envy. I cringed at the feeling and tried to snap myself out of it. I couldn’t envy my brother – he had lost so much and finally found a woman to love him.

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