COLLATERAL: An Arranged Marriage Mafia Romance by Natasha Knight
Release Date: September 23rd
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Stefan Sabbioni showed up uninvited in my bedroom on my sixteenth birthday. He stood in the shadows smelling of whiskey and death and wrapped a broken, blood-crusted necklace around my neck. I thought he’d strangle me with it.
That night, he left a message for my father. He said he’d be back to take something precious.
I never delivered that message, though. I wonder if things would be different if I had because now, two years later, he’s back. And he’s not hiding in any shadows.
He’s come to make good on his promise.
He’s back to take that something precious.
Marchese is the manipulator of my family’s tragedy. I won’t just bring him to his knees. I’ll bury him for what he did.
Taking his daughter is only the beginning. I’ll do it knowing I’m starting a war. I’ll do it knowing my enemies will become his allies. They’ll stop at nothing to destroy me and he’ll stop at nothing to get her back.
I’ve never shied away from war, though. I’m not one to play nice and I don’t share my toys. I’ll demolish you if you touch what’s mine.
And she is most definitely mine.
About the Author:
USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance, Natasha Knight specializes in dark, tortured heroes. Happily-Ever-Afters are guaranteed, but she likes to put her characters through hell to get them there. She’s evil like that.
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨ 4.5 out of 5-stars
Gabriella Marchese is a pawn in life. Her life is not her own and she has no choices in her life. She’s ruled by her father and his criminal life. He’ll marry her off to the best man that will get him more power and money in his life, not for love or respect for his daughter. Her life has not been a fairy tale and she is not a princess in her father’s eyes. She’s a possession. Her wants and needs are not relevant, and she will never have the life she wants. Her father is dangerous and has already proven to her that he doesn’t value his family. They are expendable to him.
Stefan Sabbioni is not a man to cross. He is looking for revenge for the death of his father and his older brother. He will get that revenge by taking the only family that Gabriel Marchese has left, his daughter Gabriella. She will be Stefan’s and he will destroy Marchese for the way that he destroyed his family. Little does Stefan know that Gabriella is not the princess he thinks she is in the Marchese house. He is actually helping her by taking her away, but will he realize that in time, or will he lose her too.
I was so frustrated with these two because they both assume so much about each other and neither one talks or gives anything away. I know that they are enemies, but they need to talk and come clean with each other and stop talking around things and keeping secrets. Stefan has a soft spot for Gabriella, but he won’t admit it and Gabriella has feelings for Stefan, but she won’t admit it either. They are both stubborn and strong willed and it could destroy what they could have. If they don’t start sharing with each other they could find themselves alone or worse.
I give this story a 4.5-star review and recommend it to readers who like angst, arranged marriage, mafia, and stubborn, strong minded characters. It does have a cliff-hanger and it will make you want the next book right away to get your answers, fair warning. I look forward to the next book and hope it comes really soon.