"It's not an easy thing, loving a Morelli."
The closest I ever wanted to get to him was several rows away in English class. We’d never spoken, but of course I heard the stories about his family. I know they’re dangerous. I know he’sdangerous. Vince never had a reason to notice me, anyway—until I inadvertently witnessed his first mob hit.
His family doesn’t believe in leaving witnesses alive, but Vince seems different. He knows the best thing he can do for me is stay away, but something keeps drawing us together. Despite knowing the risks of getting mixed up with him, I can’t resist. Only problem is, Vince is a package deal—you don’t get him without getting swept up in his family’s dark games.
Now entangled with a notorious Chicago crime family, will my life ever be mine again?
**Obligatory trigger warning: While not wholly dark, this is a mafia romance with elements of DARK ROMANCE. There are no knights in shining armor to be found here.
Sensitive content not recommended for those under 18, or those who loathe the dark romance genre. **
This is a continuing story series. The story continues and evolves in each book until you get to the end.
I love Mafia for the angst and boy did I get it with this book.
My first book my Sam Mariano and she so cleverly finished this book where I am so tempted to jump straight into the next one, There is no cliffhanger as such but you don't get a hea with a bow on top either. You are left wondering what will happen next within this Morelli crime family and the characters.
Mia as the title suggests witnesses a crime across from her home and is caught spying by Vince who is the instigator of that crime but she runs back to her house.
Both Vince and Mia are in the same school and because Vince is a part of a mafia as soon as you are of age and family age and you are able to work for the family you do with no questions asked. Vince hates the life he was born into and he's a good guy but bad guy by default.
Vince tries to scare Mia but she convinces Vince she won't tell about what she saw. They become friends and then more than friends and Vince tries to keep her a secret because if his cousin who is the head of the family because if he finds out then connects the dots about how they met she will be killed.
Mateo, however, does find out and instead of killing Mia she is requested to move into the family home with Vince so Mateo can keep an eye on her.
I was confused over the mixed reviews for this book but the sticking point in this plot comes when Mateo is also attracted to Mai. Mateo is manipulative, dangerous and is hated and feared by all his family members who all live in the same huge mansion. Mateo plays games against Vince and Mia becomes a pawn in his games.
Is there cheating? depends on how you look at it like I said Mateo is manipulative and a mafia boss, Mia isn't exactly wooed. You will either hate her from a certain point in the plot or accept it for what it is. Me personally I loved the angst.
Good mafia romance I will definitely read more from this author.
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MMA cage fighter Jude Malone leads a simple life - eat, sleep and train. His older brother Jax is a legend in the octagon, and while Jude's had his fair share of recent losses, he's better than his record. He just needs a chance to prove it.
When Jude is suddenly offered the fight of a lifetime by his head coach, there is only one tiny string attached. He decides to go for it, but that little string just might turn out to be the one that unravels him completely.
Sadie Briggs is a quiet, introverted tomboy. She was raised by a single father and grew up in his MMA training gym with dozens of sweaty, aggressive men. They only think of her as their sweet little sister, not as a woman who is getting ready to go off to college. That all changes when her longtime crush, Jude Malone, becomes her knight in shining armor after her boyfriend dumps her the week before her senior prom.
Jude feels like he's been sucker punched when Sadie's unexpected Cinderella transformation forces him to actually see her as a woman for the very first time. Overwhelming lust, jealousy and passion turn out to be the right combination to finally unlock Jude's cocky alpha fighter inside and out of the cage. Only one thing stands in the way of him winning the world championship welterweight title and a gorgeous girl. The truth.
This 70K word HEA novel can be read as a stand-alone, although there are appearances from the characters in Jax, the first book in the Cocky Cage Fighter series.
I absolutely loved Jude in Jax's story and couldn't wait to read Jude's own story.
Jude is the younger brother of the almighty MMA titleholder Jax and they are two complete opposites. Where Jax was hot-headed Jax is complete calm, still, a virgin saving himself for that special lady and he's a fun guy, he made me laugh in the previous book with his cocky charm.
Jude is also a fighter and looks up to his big brother and fights in a lower weight. When his coach approaches him with the fight that could make his career it comes with a bargaining chip which is the coaches daughter Sadie. Coach Briggs trusts Jude and wants Jude to take his daughter the her senior year prom in return he will arrange the fight.
Sadie is the geeky daughter of Coach Briggs, brought up by a single dad and has spent all her life in the gym surrounded by the guys who treat her like a younger sister. Sadie came across as innocent in the first book and she had always admired Jude from afar, however, Sadie didn't quite turn out to be the character I anticipated and Sadie wasn't as sweet as she seemed.
A makeover boosts Sadie's confidence, guys all of a sudden start to notice her including Jude when he takes her to prom he becomes possessive and protective of her. For the first time ever Jude feels he has found someone he actually wants to give his virginity too.
A secret relationship develops between the two as they try and keep it away from the gym and Coach Briggs.
A SORRY SPOILER
Halfway through this book though I was like "What NOOOOOOO" what are you doing you stupid girl and after that, I just could not warm to Sadie. There's making your partner jealous to get what you want but actually doing it? no, just no, I could not get my head away from what she had done to sweet Jude after that.
Despite the huge dilemma, I faced while reading, I did enjoy this book. Jude is adorable and the build-up to his fight, the introduction of other characters and the flow of the book I loved and I would definitely read more books from this author.
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