Ruthless People #1…the book that started it all…
"One Marriage + Two Bosses = 3X the Chaos."
To the outside world, they look like American royalty, giving to charities, feeding the homeless, and rebuilding the city. But behind closed doors is a constant battle for dominance between two bosses, cultures, and hearts.
Ruthless People is a romantic crime fiction set in modern day Chicago and follows the life and marriage of Melody Giovanni and Liam Callahan - rivals by blood and leaders through fear. Theirs is an arranged marriage with the goal of ending years of bloodshed between the Irish and the Italians. Liam assumes he's getting a simple-minded wife, one he can control, one who bends to his every need...he’ll soon find out that his wife to be does not fit that mold.
Melody knows exactly what type of man Liam is and would rather die than give up the power she has spent her life earning.
The mafia of the past has evolved, and with rival bosses gunning for their family, Melody and Liam will have to learn to work as one to take down those who stand in their way.
Check out more thrilling titles in the Ruthless People series:
THE UNTOUCHABLES (#2)
"One Secret, Multiple Casualties."
AMERICAN SAVAGES (#3)
"Villains by Choice."
A BLOODY KINGDOM (#4)
“After the battle, sharpen your knives.”
DECLAN + CORALINE (prequel novella that takes place 2 years before Ruthless People)
"You don't find love; it finds you."
And look for the Ruthless People spinoff, Children of Vice – out 5.17.17
“From the Ruthless, Vice shall Rise.”
Finally!! I am getting round to reading a book by this author and it was Mafia at it's finest.
Everything about this book captivated me.
Mel, I loved her, so bad ass and such a strong character and Liam with his own dose of ruthless topped off with a cheeky charm very few people saw.
Great characters and what a match!
Two mafia bosses, Mel who is Italian and Liam who is Irish. An arranged marriage and a union of two families that will make them stronger against the Russians.
Brilliant and exciting.
Mel seemed unhinged, she was ruthless, she didn't love or want to receive love whereas Liam had family values and was close to his family. I loved the progression in their marriage and how they both learned from each other and became a force to be reckoned with.
Twists and turns, action, hotness, Ruthless people contained everything I love in a mafia romance.
Told in first person multiple pov's at times but in all the right places. Written well and the whole plot flowed brilliantly.
Great secondary characters, I can't wait to read the next books.
Disappointed only the first book is KU so it may take me some time before I read this whole series as I subscribe to KU and try and read books in it.
Recommended mafia romance series.
Ruthless people leaves you wanting more.