Published: 18th July 2021
Author: L. Steele
Mine to protect. Mine to take. She is MINE!
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
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