Published: July 29, 2019
Source: Kindle Unlimited
It was love at first sight…well for Kahlani Edwards it was. The object of her affection…not so much. She loved his quiet, subdued and nerdy persona. She dreamed of playing in his fiery red hair, and she wanted nothing more than for him to love her back.
Little did she know that underneath the quiet and mysterious exterior of Connor O’Shea was a death dealing crime boss and heir to an Irish mob.
It was meant to be nothing more than a pity date. That’s all. How did it turn into complete obsession? How did this girl who was neither his type nor in his league bring him to his knees? Love? Never wanted it. Peace? Overrated! Anything that brought emotional attachment was not apart of his agenda, so why would he be willing to change course for anyone…. let alone her.
My Thoughts 💭
This was an okay read for me….I kind of liked the storyline but I think the way the Irish accents were typed was throwing me off a little bit. Kahlani was very naive but lovable. Conner has issues but loves his beauty. I didn’t care for how it left off. The snippet of part two has me unsure if I’d continue with their story.
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Warning: this is not a neat, tidy, little love story.
This is messy.
This is ratchet.
Girl meets fierce Russian.
Girl falls for fierce Russian.
But there’s only one little problem.
The man of her dreams is already married.
And it gets even worse…
To her sister.
Is there any chance that this love story will end with a happily ever after?
Maxim is a steamy, stand-alone, Russian mafia romance. It is not appropriate for readers under 18 due to sizzling HAWT love scenes!
My Thoughts 💭
This was an ok read for me. I know everything wasn’t what it seemed but it annoyed me. Katrina hooks up with her sisters new “husband” and feels guilty about it even though they don’t really get along. Maxim knew the marriage wasn’t what it seemed but he never told Katrina the truth while she’s freaking out about it. He pursued her then backtracked and was on her a few hours later. I liked their chemistry but their situation was annoying.
Born and bred to rule, I embraced my place in our family with pride.
I was the leader. The boss. The king.
Fueled by my family’s need for revenge, I was on a bloody path toward vengeance. That’s when I found her—a filthy, weak, broken girl.
The mystery that surrounded her seduced me. Her secrets pulled me down to the deepest pits of hell, the demons of her past threatening to burn the empire I swore to protect.
Now the devil himself is knocking at my door, wanting his beautiful, broken girl back.
But she’s mine now. I claimed her. And anyone who dares to take her away from me will be completely, utterly, royally…
My Thoughts 💭
I got this book because it was free lol. It was an okay read for me. I think some stuff would’ve made more sense if I read the first two books in the series. I enjoyed the ending with the secrets coming to light. Antonio didn’t feel like someone who is the head of the family. He didn’t seem like a strong character to me. The book does cover the abuse Doe suffered at the hands of her previous owner so beware if that offends you. I’m unsure if I’ll read the next book to find out what happens next.
Title: The Vendetti Queen:Capo Dei Capi –
Ruthless Matteo Vendetti
Author: Sapphire Knight
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Cover Design: CT Cover Creations
Model & Photographer: Gigi Hoggard
Release Date: January 31, 2019
Violet Vendetti was the Bottaro princess– was.
She’d been betrothed to the Capo dei capi of New York, without ever knowing it.A deal made, is a deal kept, as far as the Vendetti Crime family is concerned.
matter that it was her father to plead for her safety offering up her hand in
amongst other promises. The Capo always comes to collect what is owed.Violet is swept away into a world she thought she knew, only to discover
isn’t what it may seem. From family traditions to deals struck, she learns
it takes to be the Vendetti queen.
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
B&N / KOBO / APPLE BOOKSExcerpt“Oh really…I’m young and dumb now, huh? Well, you’re old
and a dick.” She shrugs, pulling the sheet a bit more to wrap around her to
stand. She’s so damn mouthy, and towards me of all people. If I were a lesser
man I’d have her gagged for such disrespect.“Where are you going?” I push, egging on an unnecessary
argument. Watching her attempt to get away from me even quicker has my Vendetti
temper flaring. The Capo rears his ugly head at not having his whim met
“I’m not laying here while you decide to talk down to me
after I gave my body to you freely.”
“Who will you run off to next, then?”
“You’re unbelievable!” She scoffs and I rip the sheet out of
her hands, wanting to hold her body to mine. Rather, she lets it go and
practically hops away.
The growl rumbles free, as I toss the vacated sheet off to
the side. “You’re not going anywhere,” I command, on the cusp of raising my
voice. It’s so unlike myself, I feel as if I’m spiraling…I don’t raise my
voice, I don’t ruffle, or even give a fuck. I demand, I take, I conquer- I
claim what’s mine.
The Vendetti Familia
Romano and Liliana Vendetti – Parents, retired Capo
Matteo ‘Ruthless’ Vendetti (33) – 1st and
Capo dei capi, head of the familia
Violet Vendetti (19) – Wife of Matteo Vendetti
Salvatore Vendetti (30) – 2nd
Valentino Vendetti (27) – 3rd
Dante Vendetti (24) – 4th
Luciano Vendetti (21) – 5th
Santino Vendetti (18) – 6th
Cristiano Vendetti (17) – 7th
Also by Sapphire Knight
Oath Keepers MC Series
Sweet Surrender – free short story
Love and Obey – free short story
Russkaya Mafiya Series
Corrupted Counterparts – free short story
Dirty Down South Series
1st Time Love
3 Times the Heat
The Main Event – free short story
Oath Keepers MC Collection
Tease – Short Story Collection
Oath Keepers MC Hybrid Collection
Capo Dei Capi Vendetti
The Vendetti Empire – part 1
The Vendetti Queen – part 2
Title: Conor (Boston Undercover)
Author: A. Zavarelli
Genre: Dark Romance
When I stumbled into a mafia run club seeking a job, I was looking for protection. Little did I know I’d need protection from him.
Conor O’ Callahan was exactly the kind of danger I was trying to avoid. He was gorgeous as sin with an accent hotter than Hades, but that’s where the charm ended.
He was also cynical, cold, and downright cranky.
So, you could imagine my surprise when he gave me a proposition. Marry him or lose my life.
Desperate times call for desperate measures. I’ve learned to do what’s necessary to survive in this world, and that includes marrying a mobster. Regardless of what he might say, it’s only temporary.
It’s not like I’m going to sleep with him. Or fall for him.
Because that would be stupid, right?
Two people come together…one out of necessity and another trying to do what they feel is right and they end up falling in love. Conor and Ivy were so cute! I enjoyed their story and loved their chemistry! Ivy was running from her past and decided that staying with the Irish mafia was her best chance at surviving. Crow asks Conor to keep an eye on Ivy and Conor feels like he finally has a chance to prove himself. Conor tried to fight his feelings for Ivy but he wasn’t able to fight it for too long. I love this series and I definitely recommend it if you enjoy mafia romances!
*Received ARC for honest review 💙
“It held me in its clutches with the hotness, the sweetness, and the action-packed ride I never wanted to end!!”- Erika, Bookhaven Bookblog
“I love me some Conor. He is dreamy af. Lethal and sweet, my ultimate book boyfriend!”- Amber, Leave Me Alone I’m Reading
“I read this in one sitting, devoured it, inhaled it, loved it!! Not once did I put it down.”- Kitty Kat’s Crazy About Books
“He is the ultimate alpha perfection!” – Sansa Reads
“JUST GRAB THIS BOOK ASAP and READ IT.”- Gone With the Romance
A. Zavarelli is a book junkie, cat lover, and traveler when plagued by intense cases of wanderlust. She likes all things chocolate, books that come with warnings, and putting her characters through hell.
Her tales have been known to flirt with darkness and sometimes court it unabashedly altogether. Revenge themes and tortured souls are her favorites to write and this gives her an excuse to watch bizarre and twisted documentaries in her spare time.
She is slightly obsessed with Theo James and funny animal memes. If you don’t mind these things, you should add her on facebook.
Title: The Italian Kitten Meets The Russian Wolf
Author: Grace Reagal
Genre: NA Mafia Romance
Release Date: November 20, 2018
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Do you know the story of Romeo and Juliet? Well, this isn’t their story. This is our story, Valentin’s story…my story.
In the world of the filthy rich, two of the most infamous crime families rule with iron fists. Drug trafficking, gang killings, ruthless wars—these are the men who have no moral compass.
Meet the Russian Mob, and the Italian Cosa Nostra. His family…and mine.
My name is Caterina Giovanni, daughter of the Italian Mafia. I’ve been clueless about who my family really is, what they’re capable of—until I meet him. Valentin Nikolaev, son of the Russian Mob.
Born and raised to one day take his rightful place as leader of his family, Valentin has one goal, and one goal only—to annihilate the Giovanni family. My family.
In the end only one mafia will be left standing on the ashes of the other.
Are you ready to find out which one?
I was so into what was happening I didn’t realize I came upon the cliffhanger 😩😂😂I must admit it was a nice place to leave off cause I’m definitely left wanting more. Kitty was just so innocent you couldn’t help but love her to pieces and Valentin was a hot a—hole, he did seem like he was looking out for Kitty but you don’t know if it’s for his plan or not. This book was awesome, I am hooked! I need to know what happens next, I can’t wait until the next book!
I muster up a laugh as I cock my head at Valentin. “Who is he?” I nod to the blond guy. “Your backup?”
Valentin doesn’t say anything.
I goad him with a smile. “You can’t say anything for yourself, cupcake?”
The blond kid erupts in laughter, “Oh, God, Val.” He wipes a tear. “You’ve really got your hands full now.” He looks at me with an incredulous look, “Cupcake?” He shakes his head, laughing. “That’s complete and utter gold—”
“Nate. Get the fuck out.”
Valentin speaks for the first time, his eyes still trained on me.
I clap with a laugh. “Oh, my God! You speak!” I lean toward him as if telling him a secret. “I thought you might have gone mute from the last time we spoke.” I wink. “You know, from the way I showed you up in front of all your minions.”
Nate starts laughing even harder as he walks to the door. “Good luck, brother! I’m here if you need me.” He winks at me as he opens the door. “As a backup,
“Fine. Fine.” I hear his laughter get farther and farther away until it disappears.
I cross my arms and regard Valentin. “So, are you just gonna stare like a pedophile? Or are you going to give me my clothes?”
And suddenly, in a lightning-fast movement that seems inhuman, Valentin steps up and whips the towel off my body. “No, I think I’m going to look just a little longer.”
Grace Reagal is a young author who is studying medicine by day and serial writing by night. She has garnered over 88K readers on Wattpad and Radish and over 20 million reads.
She writes about mafia men without hearts and the women who find it for them. She writes because the most beautiful thing for her is creating a world where she and her readers can escape to.
When she’s not writing, she can be found crying, studying, listening to One Republic and Lumineers, questioning her existence, reading steamy books under the covers or daydreaming about her characters. Her goals for her life includes becoming a neurosurgeon, publishing a book, and finally becoming a recluse in the woods.