Review Tour: Devious by JM Stoneback @jeanie0328 @EJBookPromos

Title: Devious
Author: J.M. Stoneback
Genre: Dark Mafia Romance
Release Date: March 29, 2021
Cover Design: Jersey Girl Design

It’s time to pay my father’s debt.

Nobody is stupid enough to steal from him, Cayden Vitali.

They call him Devious for a reason. He doesn’t let his debts go unpaid. He collects what he’s owed.

Lex Bartoli works for Devious. Lex should know better than to steal his money. But mistakes were made, and now it’s time to pay.

Unfortunately for me, Devious knows exactly what he wants as payment for Lex’s stupid mistake.


Lex’s daughter.

If I won’t agree to marry Devious, he has another way of making my family pay.

The choice is mine.

Marry the enemy… or watch him kill my father as payback.

Devious is a mafia book with an arranged marriage, enemies to lovers and an age gap romance.
Trigger warning: Dub-con. Non-con. Physical abuse, violence


MY REVIEW: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4 out of 5

Rosalyn is the daughter of a soldier in the mafia. She had a rough childhood with her parents always fighting. She has been promised to an Underboss so that her father can change territories. Little does she know that there is another man that has asked for her hand in marriage as well. Her life is about to be turned upside down and there is nothing she can do about it.

Cayden “Devious” Vitali is the Don of the five famiglia. He is a hard man and doesn’t let betrayal or deception slide. When he wants retribution for Rosalyn’s father, Lex stealing from him, he shows up at their apartment. He will get his retribution but not in the way he initially expected.

I enjoyed the story and plot of this book and the characters. The Italians and the Irish are at war. Rosalyn is a strong woman that wants to live her life on her terms and not have her life dictated to her.  When she finds herself in danger, there is only one man that can save and protect her. Will she have a choice in how she’ll live her life if she has to turn to an Alpha, protective, powerful man?  I give this story a 4-star review. If you like mafia romance stories, arranged marriages, with strong, sassy women then you will enjoy this story.

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