⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 out of 5
He made her father a vow and now it’s time to put it into motion. Giovanni Bianchi is not mafia, but he’s someone that should be revered and respected. He’s a collector and comes from an old family that can be traced back to the days of ancient Herculaneum. He protects his town and the people that live in it. However, if you cross him, you will pay.
Her father crossed Giovanni Bianchi, and on his deathbed, Charles Marshall made his daughter, Amelia promise to marry a man that would protect her and care for her and help her to keep the family home cared for as well. While also telling her to stay away from Giovanni Bianchi. The problem is that the man she’s supposed to marry is not someone she wants to spend the rest of her life with. When she receives an offer she can’t refuse, her life begins to look brighter, and she makes some changes and decisions on the spur of the moment. The man that she has been dreaming about for the past three years has contacted her.
Both families have secrets. Giovanni wants to prove that no one should cross him and wants his pound of flesh. Amelia has spent a lot of her inheritance on restoring and keeping the house that her father left running, but she’s running out of time and money. She doesn’t want to marry the one man that her father has been pushing on her for years. They don’t even love each other, and she can’t bear the thought of him touching her. When Giovanni sends her an offer that could help her in multiple ways, she decides to go with it. However, she has no idea the real reason he has reached out. I loved the story and the characters in this story. I was introduced to a different Giovanni, in a way, than what I read in Priest. He’s still a ruthless, dangerous man, but he shows more of a softer side in this book. He’s still just as hot and sexy as he was when his character was introduced. I give this book a 5-star review and look forward to more of this trilogy to come.