The first book in a seductive new series from number-one Amazon best-selling author Scott Hildreth.
Once, I took down terrorists on the front lines as a marine.
Now I'm in the business of bad.
I've sold guns to people others might not approve of.
I've eliminated the criminals, the lowlifes, and the thugs who've tread on my turf.
And I've looked the Sicilian Mafia boss in the eye and told him to f--k off.
No one tells me no - unless it's their last word.
I don't just act the part of bad. I live it.
Then she stumbles into my life. I try to stay away from her. Try focusing on moving my merchandise. But one smile from Terra is like a shot to the heart.
She's mine now. And no one threatens what's mine.
I've seen a lot of terrible things in my life.
I grew up around lies and deception, and I ran away from all of them.
Until I met him.
I knew he was corrupt. I knew he was dangerous.
I should have stayed away, but my attraction to him, my need for him, overrode my logic.
Now I love him.
If he finds out who I am, we're done, and I'll be nothing.
I never wanted to be the Mafia princess they try to make me, but mia familia has other plans. And what mia familia wants...it gets.
Only Michael Tripp can save me.
Book one of the Mafia Made series.
©2016 Scott Hildreth (P)2016 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.
Good start to the story. Got a bit boring by the end. Not the end to the story and will probably listen to the next one if released. Her not having a job and doing nothing but shop was disappointing for the main character.
"TOO SWEET FOR A MAFIA STORY"
I'm on the fence about returning this one. I think a Mafia story should be dark(ish), gritty, suspenseful, action packed, and of course big bad delicious alpha males. This book starts out this way but very quickly turns way too sweet.
Example: Michael Tripp the alpha male only has sex with a woman that is relationship material (no man whoring for him) and then he waits 30 days just to be sure. REALLY!! He has morals and a good nature but he also has an illegal gun running business, hum. IMO his conflict with the Mafia and actions taken are weak. I will mention his love interest is Terra, the Mafia boss' daughter.
This series is a continuation of Michael and Terra's story. So there is a 'to be continued' at the end.
I think this would be a good book for people who lean more towards sweet and sassy than dark and gritty.
Jeremy York and Elizabeth Hart were a big reason why I purchased this book without any previous reviews. They gave a great performance.
Is it worth your credit? You will need to decide.
I did like the book but wish some issues were not dragged out so long. Should of guessed it would have been a cliffhanger when I saw book # 1. Looking forward to the second one to find out what happens with main characters and secondary ones.
"Awesom hero, TERRIBLE heroine!!"
I wanted to love this book but sadly I didn't. in fact the heroine made this book painful. She's spineless and a liar. She sticks her head in the sand and then acts indignant. I loved Tripp. He was a great character!! But why does he have to love such a snot like Terra?!?! and then the cliff hanger. I just don't know of I can read the second. Maybe if Terra gets her shit together.
"5 Runner Stars"
Okay I don’t care if your man or women and your write smut, romance, erotica whatever. When you can write a female character as strong as this one your freaking ace’s in my book. Oh and this book is Hot as … Yeah you know what I was going to say.
When I first saw this was coming out I was hesitant because Mafia, I always find the women in those books are a bit ditzy.
But I am here to tell you, not only is Terra not ditzy she was probably my favorite leading women in a book in a long time.
I loved how forward Michael was, he didn’t throw any punches what you saw you got well if he wanted you to know. Also got to love what he stood for. He is like the good guy but not all at the same time.
These two together make a great couple and like they would both be fine on their own. But until the meet and you know that now they can’t be with anyone else but each other kind of love. The swoony kind of love.
You know it’s not going to be all sunshine and roses and this book has its ups and downs but I loved how it was steady I actually was able to listen straight through while doing house stuff. And actually yelled NOOOO when it ended.. Now the wait for book 2 grrr.
Sometimes there is a scene that sticks with me and it might be a weird scene to hung up on but the scene with Michael and the 19 year old kid in the coffee shop, I don’t know something about the kid and him and just there little bit of convo makes me want to know more about that kid.
The narration wow great job, I am no stranger to Jeremey’s audios but Elizabeth was new for me and I can tell you I will be on the lookout for more from them.
*All my Reviews are 100% honest and my own.*
"SOB, SOB, SOB... AS I TRIED TO FORGIVE HER BUT NO"
Who knows why some books are loved by many and yet disliked by a few... and I know this book is going to be one of those. The start was good, the plot sounded great and I was enjoying the dilemma that both Terra and Tripp found themselves in. Instead of the 'normal' everyday people that they were per porting to be they were in fact a Mafia Princess and a Gun Runner.... and, on top of this, Tripp was being threatened by The Boss... Terra's Father.
So everything was going well... good romance, sex, interesting and exciting plot with some chills and thrills along the way.... and then Terra had to go and ruin it by her hypocrisy of 'keeping secrets' hissy fit that had DOUBLE STANDARDS written all over it. But, as Tripp tried to explain, he was never given the chance by the spoiled selfish over-indulged Terra who stormed off into the sunset to lick her 'poor me' wounds. Like me, she knew what a wonderful man she was shutting out, but she couldn't forgive HIS lies and HIS secrets and yet SHE had a walk in wardrobe full of them and didn't come clean about any of them.
Nope, because of her attitude, I was one and done... even though their story is far from over with a cliffy ending I won't be following their story... unless Tripp kicks her to the curb and gets someone worthy of him but there's a fat chance of that happening, Dual POV's, great Hero, disappointing Heroine and the narration was good but sadly (IMO) couldn't outweigh the Heroine's actions.
Worth a credit? For me NO.. I know I'm in the minority and I so so wanted to love this book (which I totally judged by its cover) but you just have to tell it like it is for you.
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