Monica is an attending author.
They call me a monster.
Murderous and hateful.
Beautiful but broken.
Nothing can calm the ever raging storm inside of me. As the ruthless leader of the Doubeck family there is a certain standard of brutality I have to uphold.
To be gentle or kind is a weakness I cannot afford.
That is until the day I meet her.
Beautiful, innocent, and so very afraid.
Valentina is a rival family’s daughter, and the little temptress has purposely tangled herself in my dark web.
She seeks me out, needing my help, but the price for what she wants will be steep.
Since my father’s death I’ve needed a wife to solidify my family name and this woman has piqued my interest.
We strike a deal intertwining our futures.
I’ll put a ring on her finger, own her body, keep her safe, and kill them all.
I make a vow to protect her at all costs.
That is until her secrets come to light, and I’m left with the choice of becoming the monster she’s only ever heard rumors about.
**This is a dark forced marriage mafia romance, that ends on a cliffhanger. It contains dub-con/non-con as well as other scenes that may be triggering to some readers.**
Review by Twinsie Angie
I received this book from the author for an honest review.
First up, for all you cliffhanger haters…this is a cliffhanger so suck it up buttercup and read it!
If you didn’t read the prologue, no worries, its in this novel as well. We meet Adrian and Valentina. They are attracted to each other, but they are in different mafia families. Val’s family hates Adrian’s family. Val is in a bad situation being engaged to a monster who feels that fists are for women and not hugs…catch my drift?? So Val makes Adrian an offer he can’t refuse…. keep Val for life to be is wife and kill her douche fiancée who she is not even close to in love with.
Adrian and Val must deal with a lot since Sal left Val with a few parting bruises and another terrible trauma to deal with. Adrian is trying to burn the world down to find her ex ALONG WITH her father.
The two slowly learn each other’s tells and bodies *Snickers* while learning to lean on each other. They are slowly falling in love, but each is worried about what will happen IF the council takes her away. IF the council nullifies their marriage. IF Val leaves him once the deal is done. IF he will toss her out and not want her anymore once the deal is done. They talk but sometimes talk AROUND their fears.
There is a lot of violence, twists, backstabbing and worries to keep this couple on their toes. We are dying to see Adrian get some revenge for Val. We are also hoping to see this love blooming between Adrian and Val become more open and then………………BOMB DROP and holy moly was I left with my mouth open at the end. I mean we see it coming but yeah….its still a hard one to swallow. I cant wait for more!!!
Monica Corwin is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author. She is an outspoken writer attempting to make romance accessible to everyone, no matter their preferences. As a Northern Ohioian, Monica enjoys snow drifts, three seasons of weather, and a dislike of Michigan football. Monica owns more books about King Arthur than should be strictly necessary. Also typewriters…lots and lots of typewriters.
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