Published: 2 December 2016
Age Category: New Adult/Adult
Source: Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest opinion
A dangerous proposal
Las Vegas Mafia boss, Nico Toscani, is used to getting what he wants, whether it is having the City of Sin under his rule or a beautiful woman in his bed. But when he meets his match in the gorgeous, headstrong Mia Cordano, the daughter of a rival crime lord, all bets are off. . .
Sexy computer hacker, Mia, struggles to break free of her ruthless father’s Mafia ties…but she can’t resist the powerful and seductive Nico, who will stop at nothing to possess her. With their families locked in a brutal war for control of the city, Mia and Nico enter into a forbidden game. Will they surrender to the passion that burns between them—and risk tearing apart their families? Or will Nico be forced to betray the only woman who sets his blood on fire?
It’s no secret that I love mafia books. Guns, violence, good looking Italians… Who cares if they’re in the mafia when they’re only fictional? Not me for sure. And, I especially don’t care when it comes to Mr. Nico Toscani here. Adding him to my list? You better believe it.
(Although, I feel as if I should have “law abiding” and “not so much” subdivisions. Because let’s face it, a lot of them have some pretty bad records. Moral records. Most of them haven’t been caught. But, now I’m rambling. Back to my review.)
This was sort of an enemies to lovers story. They weren’t against each other by choice. They were pit against each other, in rivalling mafia families. We find out near the start that Mia’s horrible father killed Nico’s father and Nico was sceptical of getting anywhere near Mia. It seemed there was some chemistry between the two when they were younger but, after that night, they didn’t see anymore of each other, until the beginning of this book, ten years later.
I really liked both Mia and Nico. There was chemistry right from the beginning. It was hot, hot, hot. They just seemed drawn together as much as they wanted to ignore it.
Mia was quite admirable. She’d made something out of her life when her father told her she never would. She lived in a world with marriage and no love. Her mother was a cowardly housewife who never stood up for her or Mia. It was nice to see Mia not turn out like her.
All in all, I really liked this story and would recommend it. I didn’t have any problems except one: the mafia.
They kept referring to La Cosa Nostra- the Sicilian mafia. Both families did. But, I didn’t really understand. If they both referred to it, then did that mean they were both a part of it? Like, subdivision families? Or, were they both part of completely different mafias? I’m not sure. It isn’t a big deal but it did confuse me.
Buy this if you like mafia romances. This is good.
Junkie by Heather C. Leigh