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Book Review: ‘Mafia Heir’ by L. Steele

Title: Mafia Heir (Dark Mafia Billionaire Romance: Arranged Marriage #0.5)

Published: 18th July 2021

Author: L. Steele

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Twitter: @Author_L_Steele

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Blurb:

Mine to protect. Mine to take. She is MINE!

Five brothers

One broken family

A past that will haunt them forever

“If you dare leave me for another if you ever look at another man if you ever let anyone else touch you… I’ll not let him live, Beauty. I won’t stop until I’ve ground his face into the dirt, until I’ve pulled out his eyes for looking at you, broken his mouth for daring to speak to you, until I’ve pulled out his guts, and,” I glare at her, “smeared his blood on the ground.”

Her breath hitches and her pupils dilate.

My thirst for violence seems to fulfill a need deep inside of her—one she doesn’t bother to hide from me either.

“You’re not disgusted by my cruelty?” I tilt my head, “My penchant for brutality seems to appeal to you, Bellezza?

“And what if it does?” She purses her lips, “What if I it is the savagery at your core that attracts me…?”

This is the prequel to Mafia King – Dark Mafia Billionaire Arranged Marriage Romance Series

Review:

Short read that really grips you from the first page, leaving you wanting more. A glimpse into their Mafia world and the chaos that might follow.

Michael and his brothers have not had a great start in life. Sons of the Don means you are brought up tough. Beatings part of the life and there was only so much he could do to take the bulk of it to protect his brothers. Older now and you still see the scars, both physically and mentally, that holds to each of them with how its made them the men they are now.

Michael is trying to pull the five main families together to gear up his strength so it is clear he is strong enough and the right man to take over as Don when the time comes. Though if I’m honest that could happen at any time as no brother would miss their father if something were to befall him. People are selling secrets and they need to get to the bottom of it. Closer to home with a mole perhaps? Either way when Michael is attacked a line has been crossed and action is needed to prove he is still top dog. A way out seems to be in the way of a debt paid to him and his family. The debt in questions payment being Karma. His plan to solve the debt might be simple but I have a feeling things might change when he meets her. Woman of his dreams perhaps?

Great prequel to get you hooked from the start. Definitely want to check out the rest of the series now. Side note: all those men really like getting freaky in the VIP room. Each with their own kink to get the pulses racing. Interesting to see what Michael and Karma will be like in the books that follow. Will she want to run from his darkness or fall right into it?

4 out of 5 stars

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Release Blitz: ‘Blood and Roses’ by Lylah James

 
Title: Blood and Roses
Series: Tainted Hearts #3.5
Author: Lylah James
Publisher: Limitless Publishing LLC
Genre: Mafia Romantic Suspense
Release Date: February 27, 2018

 

Blurb

 

Maria

 

I was trapped. There was nothing left of me.

Then he came and wanted to make me his.

He saved me. He gave me a home, a family.

He made sweet love to me.

I was his Angel. He was my everything.

I thought we would live happily ever after, but there are no happy endings in the mafia life.

I found this out the hard way, as the blood flowed, red as roses…

 

Lyov

 

Angel. The word meant nothing until I saw her.

I found her in a place worse than hell. She calls me her savior.

But I didn’t save her. I captured the pretty angel and made her mine.

Life was perfect. I had everything I wanted.

I was her salvation. She was my redemption.

Until I lost her.

Angels deserve happy endings, but monsters like me don’t.

My darkness became hers, and our happily-ever-after became tainted.

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Excerpt

“I am a mad man, Maria. And you tested my patience today,” he hissed, his face coming so close to mine and I shivered in his hold.

My hand came up and gripped his wrist, not to dislodge his hold from my throat but to keep it there. His eyes flared dangerously and I knew I was playing with fire.

“I am sorry,” I whispered.

“No. I don’t think you are.”

Shock coursed through my body at his words and I flinched. The tears made another appearance. I tried to deny his claim but the look on his face stopped me.

“Stand up,” he ordered softly. But oh, it was every bit menacing.

My body was his, my mind was his…and I obeyed instantly. There was no hesitation. His grip released my throat and I stood up on shaking legs in front of Master.

“You broke my rules, Maria. The rules are there to protect you and you consciously went against me. I can’t keep you safe like this.”

My chin wobbled against the effort to keep my tears at bay. I was ashamed. Embarrassed. And wanted nothing more than for Lyov to just hold me.

But he was angry. I’d made him angry.

“You know what happens when you break one of my rules. You are aware of the consequences,” he continued in the same harsh, rough voice.

I nodded silently.

“Your words,” he demanded. Each word hit me like a harsh lash against my fragile skin. Lyov was brutal.

“Yes. I am aware of the consequences, Master.” Maybe…just maybe that was why I did it.

He stared me down, his grey eyes icy. “Good. Undress then.”

I went to quickly do as I was told, gripping my nightgown and starting to pull it over my
head but Lyov’s voice stopped me.

“Slowly, Maria. Undress slowly for me.”

His words sent a shiver down my body, all the way to my toes. My thighs clenched. Lyov sat back lazily and watched me intently. Without taking his eyes off me, he took a bottle of scotch from the small table beside him and poured some in a glass.

His head was cocked to the side as he brought the glass to his lips and sipped slowly. The darkness in his eyes didn’t disappear. It was still there and more. Intense. Furious. Dangerous.

There was a fiery need inside of me. My hands trembled as I brought them up to unbutton my nightgown. My fingers fumbled with the buttons and Lyov watched me with rapt attention, an eyebrow raised mockingly.

Finally, when all six buttons were open, I breathed out a sigh. My hands paused and my stomach clenched. Slowly, like Lyov wanted me to, I pushed the nightgown down my shoulders and then my arms before it pooled at my feet.

I was left with only my bra and panties. The cold air caressed me and goosebumps rose on my skin. I shivered even though Lyov’s heat was penetrating into my every pore.

His gaze was filled with danger, brutality…and need.

At the thought of Lyov being in complete control and seeing him exude dominance with just a mere glance, or just a simple word—it had my senses in override.

Author Bio

Lylah James lives with her parents and younger brother somewhere in Canada. She uses all her spare time to write. If she is not studying, sleeping, writing or working – she can be found with her nose buried in a good romance book, preferably with a hot alpha male.

Writing is her passion. The voices in her head won’t stop and she believes they deserve to be heard and read. Lylah James writes about drool worthy and total alpha males, with strong and sweet heroines. She makes her readers cry – sob their eyes out, swoon, curse, rage and fall in love. Mostly known as the Queen of cliffhanger and the #evilauthorwithablacksoul, she likes to break her readers’ hearts and then mend them again.

 

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