Mafia

Captivated by Bethany-Kris 📕Reviewed📕

CAPTIVATED

by Bethany-Kris

Publication Date: July 9, 2018

Genres: Adult, Romantic Suspense, Organized Crime. Erotic Romance, Standalone

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SYNOPSIS

A shadow meets the light …

When someone needs to disappear, the Chicago mob calls on Joe Rossi. A man who can move without a sound, and kill without a word, they don’t call him the Shadow for nothing.

This time, it’s a New York crime family in need of his skills, but it takes one glimpse of her to make him agree to the job.

Liliana Marcello is every inch a principessa della mafia. Her life has taught her to be wary of strangers, yet her ballet career contradicts everything by putting her on display.

It’s a man with a dark smile and a constantly changing demeanor that makes her feel safe again, but it’s the unknown that holds her back.

It takes one look …

One dance …

One word …

One smile to captivate a man.

And one second to kill a woman because of it, too.

Not all monsters hide in the shadows.

How are you supposed to see them coming?

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Jesus, I loved this book. Captivated brings you a story about two mafia families the Chicago and New York families. Joe Rossi is brought into New York to work for the Marcello Family on a job. He is to get it done quickly and quietly. He is known as the Shadow for a reason. But when he meets Liliana Marcello things go a little haywire.

Liliana is a dancer also the princess of the Marcello family. She is aware of her family but her father lets her live her life. When Joe is brought in for whatever reason all she knows is that she wants him. And it has been a long time since she has had feelings for someone. But when a man shows up and flowers start showing up she knows she needs help. Will Joe be able to help? Or will he make things worse?

This book may be about the mafia, but it goes so much deeper than that. This book is beautifully written and talks about some deep emotional things. I could honestly not put this story down. I am hoping we get more about these families.

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ABOUT BETHANY-KRIS

Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to four young sons, one cat, and two dogs. A small town in Eastern Canada where she was born and raised is where she has always called home. With her boys under her feet, snuggling cat, barking dogs, and a hubby calling over his shoulder, she is nearly always writing something … when she can find the time.

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The Man in Black by Soraya Naomi

 

 

Title: The Man in Black
A Chicago Syndicate Standalone Novel
Author: Soraya Naomi
Genre: Dark Mafia Romance
Release Date: August 9, 2018

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Brielle

He consumed my mind. I never even crossed his.

From the moment I met Michael, mysteriously brooding and dressed like a dark angel, there was something electric between us. Or so I thought.

What I believed was a seductive and undeniably raw attraction has ended up being something else entirely, something I never foresaw.

Because he’s a skilled liar and a master manipulator, and I downright misread his intentions.

And now I’m afraid that falling for the man in black might become my biggest regret.

 

Michael

An overwhelming remorse haunts me after losing my fiancée, but I’m not a man who can afford to lower my guard.

I’m a ruthless criminal, one of the top members of the merciless mafia, the Chicago Syndicate, and I moved back home to keep to myself and do a job.

But when a curvaceous pastry chef with a beautiful smile and a possible link to my former life catches me in a reckless moment, I’m forced to watch her and strategize a plan.

Because I’m not sure if she’s out to get me or if she’s just an innocent
civilian who doesn’t know that the restaurant she works at is actually a front to launder Syndicate money.

And I intend to find out if she’s playing me while I’m playing her. But then the demons that haunt me force me to make a huge mistake…

Deceit has a price—I just have to make sure I don’t pay with her life.

A standalone novel from the Chicago Syndicate world.

 

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Her #1 Organized Crime debut series Chicago Syndicate was released in 2014.
She’s honored that For Fallon won “Best Breakout Novel 2014” in the Novel Grounds Semi Annual Literary Awards.

 

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Series: Old Money Roulette by Natalie Bennett Includes: Queen of Diamonds, King of Hearts 📖Both Reviewed📖, & Ace of Spades (Coming-Soon)

Title: King of Hearts
Series: Old Money Roulette Book 2
Author: Natalie Bennett
Genre: Dark Erotic Romance
Release Date: June 9, 2018

 

His secrets. Her sanity

 The road to hell…

Well, there is no road to hell.
I already live there.

I was forced to partake in a rigged game of seduction, manipulation, and murder.

Mateo Remmington is my formidable opponent.

He makes the devil look like a saint.

He’s immoral.
He’s ruthless.
He’s a goddamn king. 

King of a clandestine empire who sits on a throne covered in innocents’ blood.

I’ve become his obsession.
He’s becoming my deadly addiction.

And if I make one wrong move he’ll end my life.

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Oh man, just when you think you have this book kind of figured out Natalie throws you more twisted and turns. You have to read the first book Queen of Diamonds first, if you don’t you will be extremely confused.

Elena is meant to be Mateo’s Queen and he will do everything in his power to make that happen. This book will show you just how far he will go. Be prepared for sex, gore, drugs, mystery, and secret boxes. I couldn’t put this book down. And I can’t wait for the next book Ace of Spades.

 

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So we are starting the newest Natalie Bennett series and first off is Queen of Diamonds. This book is a prequel (ish) story that gives us the start of Mateo (the kingpin) and Elena the girl who has been away from Vice City most of her life.
 
Elena’s parents didn’t want her or her sister to be part of their world. So they shipped them off, but that couldn’t save them. So Elena and her sister are left to raise themselves with their aunt. But when Elena’s sister is murdered she decides it is time to go back to Vice City and see what she can find out.
 
Mateo is dark, everything he does is to stay on top. He is the King and he wants a Queen. Elena is the person he wants and he will get her any way he can. But what is the game here? Only Mateo seems to know what they are playing and he will win at any cost.
 
I am so excited to read this series, and what a start to it. But head the trigger warnings, this is not a nice romance. This is a dark and disturbing read and I am sure it will only get more so.
I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy for my honest review.
Natalie Bennett is the creator of erotic stories that always come with a warning label. She writes about depraved alpha a**holes and women that love to hate them. Her books don’t follow any specific tropes, have no set word counts, and tend to deviate from traditional HEA’s.

When she isn’t in front of her computer she’s spending time with her husband and their three little boys.

Natalie is an avid fan of caramel frappes, horror movies, Shameless, and of course, reading.

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Series: The V Games by Ker Dukey & K Webster

Ven

by K. Webster & Ker Dukey

Publication Date: June 29, 2018

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Dark, Mafia, Romance

The Vetrov name comes with expectation.

My role in this world is simple: do as Father asks and live my life how he planned it.

My future is already written: run the empire.

Old Values. Old Rule. Old Money.

Until her.

Everything I do lacks purpose.

Everything I do is empty.

Women. Money. Power. It meant nothing.

Until her.

When the Volkov rose showed up at my home a disgraced package, hand-delivered by a Vasiliev prince, I began paving my own path.

I vowed to make her bloom once more.

She consumed me.

Her. Her. Her.

But you can’t love a rose and expect not to be damaged by her thorns.

She cut me too deep.

And I bled out.

My soul fled.

All that’s left is a cold, calculating monster.

I am Veniamin.

Volcanic. Victorious. Valiant. Vetrov.

When you enter my world to play games, prepare to lose.

In the end, I always find the thorn in my side, and I pluck it right out.

Haven’t read book one? Catch up here!

Vlad (The V Games, #1)

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About K. Webster

K Webster is the author of dozens romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers.

Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen.

 

About Ker Dukey

My books all tend to be darker romance, edge of you seat, angst filled reads. My advice to my readers when starting one of my titles…prepare for the unexpected.

I have always had a passion for storytelling, whether it be through lyrics or bed time stories with my sisters growing up.

My mum would always have a book in her hand when I was young and passed on her love for reading, inspiring me to venture into writing my own. I tend to have a darker edge to my writing. Not all love stories are made from light; some are created in darkness but are just as powerful and worth telling.

When I’m not lost in the world of characters I love spending time with my family. I’m a mum and that comes first in my life but when I do get down time I love attending music concerts or reading events with my younger sister.

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King of Diamonds by Renee Rose 📖Review📖

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I WARNED HER.

I told you not to set foot in my casino again. Because if I see you swing those hips around my suite, I’ll pin you against the wall and take you hard. And I have a feeling once I make you mine, I’m not gonna set you free.

Because I am king of the Vegas underground and I take what I want.

So run. Stay the hell away from my casino.

Or I’ll tie you to my bed. Put you on your knees.

Break you.

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Nico and Sondra are a unique couple. Sondra is an independent woman. She has left her cheating boyfriend and ended up in Las Vegas. She is working as a maid at a high-end hotel. When she ends up in one of the owner’s suite and he walks in things go bad fast.

But the chemistry is so thick that after everything these two go through when they first meet that no matter what they are bound to meet again. No matter what Sondra and Nico are bound for each other. They are two sides of the same coin and you see that. He is dark and dirty, she is light and sweet. Loved that. Another great story by Renee.

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USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR RENEE ROSE is a naughty wordsmith who writes kinky romance novels. Named Eroticon USA’s Next Top Erotic Author in 2013, she has also won The Romance Reviews Best Historical Romance, and Spanking Romance Reviews’ Best Historical, Best Erotic, Best Ageplay and favorite author. She’s hit #1 on Amazon in the Erotic Paranormal, Western and Sci-fi categories. She also pens BDSM stories under the name Darling Adams. To receive FREE Renee Rose books, click here.

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Series: Dirty Bad Things by Madison Faye Includes: Hard Core, Pretty Dirty, Rough Stuff 📖All Reviewed📖

Title: Rough Stuff
Series: Dirty Bad Things #3
Author: Madison Faye
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 4, 2018
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We were supposed to be strangers. It was supposed to be a one-time thing.
Now the mob wants me to be her bodyguard, and make sure no one touches her.
Oops.
 
The Marines taught me to fight and to be a man. But life as an enforcer for the mob taught me to get my hands dirty. There’s no job too rough for me. That is, until I meet the new assignment.
 
Fiery red hair, sweet curves that that melt me, and a sass that makes my blood run hot. I’m supposed to be Quinn’s bodyguard. The only problem?
 
We’ve met before.
 
Oh, we’ve met alright – one night, no names, nothing held back, when I claimed her as my own. Rough, hard – exactly how she wanted it. Her hair wrapped around my fist and her moans etched across my brain.
 
My boss, the vicious head of the Moretti crime family, thinks she’s his. He thinks he can lock her away in some tower like a little bird in a glass cage and claim her as his own.
 
He’s about to learn how wrong he is.
 
Because Quinn might be beholden to him, but she belongs to me. I’ll guard that body alright, and I’ll burn down heaven and hell to make sure they all know that she’s mine.
 
 
Please note that while a connected storyline, each of the Dirty Bad Things books are completely standalone stories centered around one couple, with no cliffhangers or spoilers.Dirty, filthy, and oh-so-sweet, with an utterly obsessed alpha hero, explosive insta-love, and enough kindle-melting steam to make you sweat. Get ready to get wrong in the right kind of way. As with all my books, this one is safe, with no cheating (trust me), and a HEA guaranteed.

 

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I have been waiting on this third story of from the Dirty Bad Things series and when I got the book I was so excited. I was not disappointed! Quinn is in a tough spot. She is taken by a mafia kingpin because her father stole from him.

Roman is hired as Quinn’s bodyguard but before he knows whom he is entrusted to watch he has a wonderful one night stand with a beautiful woman outside a sex club. So when he goes to the mob bosses house and finds out that he slept with his wife things go sideways fast.

I loved this story. It wraps up everyone’s story so you should read everyone’s story.

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This is a HOT steamy sexy story, so be warned where you read this book!Rose and Dylan are forced into something neither of them thought they would ever have to do. Both have their own reasons for being where they are at that moment. But Dylan will protect Rose with everything he has. Rose will do everything she can to protect her sister.The mafia is bound to make more money and they want to make it in the porn industry. So that is where Dylan and Rose come in. And even if they are unwilling they will make this movie.I really enjoyed this story and the characters. I can’t wait to see where these characters go in the next two books. I voluntarily read advance readers copy for my honest review.
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Madison brings hotness to another level. Grey is obsessed with the girl in front of his computer screen. She is beautiful, confident, and hot as f#ck. All he wants to do is have her. But he has no idea where she is. But when she is attacked on her computer it gives him an idea of where she is.
Zoe is doing everything she can to pay back her loan to the mob. So stripping on the computer seemed to be the safest. So when she is paid for 3 weeks of an inclusive time she jumps at the chance. But when Grey finds her in real life things change pretty damn fast.
This is such a good book, the chemistry is wonderful and the story brings the first one to the next step. What comes next is anyone’s guess. I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review.
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#1 bestselling contemporary romance author Madison Faye is
the dirty alter ego of the very wholesome, very normal suburban housewife behind the stories. While she might be a wife, mom, and PTA organizer on the outside, there’s nothing but hot, steamy, and raunchy fantasies brewing right beneath the surface!

Tired of keeping them hidden inside or only having them come out in the bedroom, they’re all here in the form of some wickedly hot stories. Single-minded alpha hero, sinfully taboo relationships, and wildly over-the-top scenarios. If you love it extra dirty, extra hot, and extra naughty, this is the place for you! (Just don’t tell the other PTA members you saw her here…)

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Series: The Stern Family Saga by Monique Orgeron Includes- Art of Seduction, Art of Forgiveness, Art of War 📖All Reviewed📖, and Art of Loyalty (Coming-Soon)

Title: Art of Loyalty
Series: A Stern Family Saga #4
Author: Monique Orgeron
Genre: Contemporary Romance w/ Suspense
Release Date: May 24, 2018
Cover Designer: Erica Alexander at Serendipity Formatting

In life there are things that will never leave you and loyalty that can never be broken.
As a boy, Vincent Stern suffered abuse that continues to haunt him long after the physical scars have healed.
 
His hatred turned into a need for revenge.
 
That need turned into guilt that would never leave him, creating a darkness in his life, festering and tormenting his mind.
 
But with all his darkness comes light.
 
A woman he never even considered, could one day become his home.
 
Does she possess the ability to save him from himself?
 
Sometimes life makes decisions for you.
 
Isn’t it funny how things turn out when life forces your hand? 
 
In tragedy you do things you would never see yourself doing. 
 
Choices had to be made, even if she was too young to make them.
 
She will never regret those decisions, but she will also never allow herself to dream beyond the life that she has already resigned herself to.
 
Until one night, her life changes and with it, her heart.
 
Can they save each other and find the love they both deserve?

The Art of Seduction:
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Not what I expected

At first, I wasn’t sure what I was getting into with this story.
So at first, Catherine turned me off, she was almost like a pimp, but by the end of this book I was loving her and crying for her. Catherine shows up at the diner that Fallon is working at. She tells Fallon that if she wants to make anything of her life then she should walk out with her and become someone.
So over the next few years, Catherine trains Fallon to become a sophisticated woman. But there is a reason for everything that Catherine does.

Fallon knows why she is doing this. She wants a better life for herself. She is hoping that everything that Catherine is doing will pan out. That includes marrying Gabriel, Catherine’s son. But when she finally meets him, she wants more than just his ring. She wants his heart also.

Gabriel has lived his whole life watching his mother make decisions for the business. He knows when he meets Fallon that everything Catherine says is not true and that something is up. But he will be damned if he can stay away from her. But he will also not play his mothers game. But Fallon just might be more than he ever planned for.

These characters are beautiful and so well written. I couldn’t put this story down. I loved this story and am excited to read the next story.

Art of Forgiveness
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Sometimes forgiveness is harder than love. This book is all about forgiveness. Liam and Avery were in love when they were in high school. But Liam never wanted anyone to know about it. Avery had a hard time in high school and Liam had a horrible ex-girlfriend.

When Liam finds out what the family business is he feels Avery is too pure to come into his life anymore and lies to her to break her heart. Years later when he goes to save his sister-in-law (last book) he finds Avery in a dungeon. Little does he know she had been missing for weeks.

Know Avery has to heal. Avery and Liam find that healing is the easy part. But forgiving for Avery is the hardest part for her.

This book is emotional, hard, and sexy at parts. I loved Catherine in this story. She has become such a great character. Fallon and Avery are great additions to the Stern family and I am excited to read the next book!

Art of War
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Zander is the fun-loving one in the family. From the very first book, he said that he would be honored if Catherine would find him a wife. But we all knew that it wasn’t something that he was waiting on. He went about his life working and womanizing like always. But when he is tasked to find a Murphy Jr he is stumped. Everywhere he looks he can’t find him. But he does find a beautiful redhead that he can’t get out of his head.

Murphy ends up being a chick. Murphy is a no-nonsense woman that doesn’t take crap from anyone and that includes Zander and the Stern family. She ends up pissing a lot of people off when she takes over her dads casino, and even when Catherine gives her an out, marry Zander and keep some control of her casino. What will Murphy do?

I loved this book. Murphy kicked butt and Zander falls in love. Catherine finally has to come to some terms with her past. And we learn some more about what she will do to protect her family. And we all know she will do anything for that. The ending is explosive. I can’t wait to see what is next. I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy for my honest review.

Written by Monique Orgeron’s eldest, most beautiful, and intelligent daughter. (My sister is going to hate this part.)

My mom happens to be the most caring, loving, and stubborn person I know, well anyone knows. She gives 100% percent of herself to everyone and has given up so much of herself for my sister and I. For twenty-one years she has poured her heart and soul into making sure we know that we are loved and that we can do anything we put our minds too, but it was about time she figured that out about herself. 

Up until this year I hadn’t seen my mom do anything for only her, but this book has allowed her to travel the world through the pages of a book, make new friends, and feel the joy of doing something exciting. 

There is a new light behind her eyes and it is just making me feel more joy than she can ever imagine. While she might be annoying most of the time, I am so thrilled that she is finally allowing herself to grow as a person and not spend all of her energy on her family. 

It has been a long journey of self-discovery for my mom; she has gone from domestic supermom to domestic goddess throughout the process of writing. 

We are so very excited and proud of you! I love you as big as the world.

-Bria and Tony

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