By: Sapphire Knight
Cover design: CT Cover Creations
Release date: April 10, 2017
They call him the Joker, but he doesn't joke.
He doesn't even smile- until her.
She's independent, stubborn, strong and she won't be one of his toys. He's not like other men; he takes what he wants and he wants her.
There are whispers he's a gangster...that his family has ties to the Italian Mafia.
No one dares to cross him until a hit is put out on his newest obsession.
What they don't know is just how crazy he really is when it comes to her.
He'll do anything- even go to war.
Thaddaeus oozes power,danger and he's all Italian Alpha. I was immediately drawn to his character.
Grace is a woman with backbone and not afraid of the man most people in Chicago fear.
Thaddeus first sees Grace in a restaurant, few words were spoken but he immediately claims her sending her mysterious gifts for the next 10 days with his intentions on the 10th day to formally introduce himself and make her his, the courting period officially over.
Thaddeus's character is exciting, the plot exciting and unpredictable.
Thaddeus is of the Mafia blood but runs his own illegal businesses in Chicago, so he's more like a powerful gang leader.
A few things in the plot I found questionable like Max challenging Thaddeus over Grace, friend or not a powerful Mafia leader wouldn't of took it also Max is British we don't say "of course bloke" we would say of course mate, bloke is another word for a man but it wouldn't be used in that context.
Overall Gangster is an exciting read that I couldn't put down, I thought it ended abruptly but as long as these characters feature in future books letting you see the outcome or how Grace is settling into the lifestyle in maybe another book in this series then that's fine. I hate finishing a book and although it's not a cliffhanger you're left up in the air or wandering about the ever after's when all it needs is an epilogue.
Told in dual pov's contains hot sexy scenes,danger,suspense and angst.
Gangster is a good Mafia style read with great character's.
Arc gratefully received for review purposes
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