Release Tour and Review: Cruel Enforcer – The Ivanov Family (Mafia Wars Series, Book 3) by Maggie Cole @GiveMeBooksPR #TuesdayBookBlog

Title: Cruel Enforcer
Series: Mafia Wars #3
Author: Maggie Cole
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: June 1, 2021


A tormented soul on the verge of breaking…

The night we met, I joked about being his cougar. He said it depended on how much I could handle. Nothing prepared me for how Sergey Ivanov turned my world upside down.
Borderline scandalous describes the things he introduces me to. Every limit I reach, he knows to back off or keep pushing. Each sinful touch is a catalyst for greedy desire I never knew existed within me.
Once I step into his world, it’s impossible to get out. There’s no retreating from him. It’s a magnetic pull swirling with pain and kindness unable to be defined.
The world views him as strong and intimidating. I see love and demons he never should have been exposed to but can’t escape. Even when he thinks it’s safe, it never really is.
He’s my cruel enforcer…

Cruel Enforcer is the jaw-dropping third installment of the Mafia Wars series. It’s an interconnecting stand-alone Dark Mafia Romance, guaranteed to have an HEA.



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I’m about to respond to her when the woman next to me slides her hand on my thigh. Electricity races straight to my cock. I turn and remind myself to breathe.
She’s stunning. Her dark skin glows against the dim light in the car. Her hazel eyes pierce me. They swirl with confidence, but it’s different than Eloise’s. Hers has a warmth and coldness to them. It’s a polarity I’ve never seen before. Her lips are lush and pouty. I think of a dozen different things I want to do with her mouth.
She puts her face right next to mine. “You’re the youngest Ivanov brother?”
“Thirty-three, right?”
“Last time I checked.”
She looks me up and down, and a stirring in my belly ignites. She tousles the top of my hair. “So you’re a young silver fox?”
“Kora!” her blonde friend mutters.
I don’t respond. Out of all my brothers, I started getting gray hair the soonest. I only have a little mixing into my black locks. Maksim’s hair is the closest to mine out of all my brothers. Boris has only a few strands of silver. Dmitri shaves his head. When I made a comment about my hair, Maksim told me not to worry about it, claiming it’s made women even more attracted to him.
Kora ignores her friends and leans even closer. The scents of tequila and flowers mix in my nostrils and send heat down my spine. Her eyes focus on my lips then she slyly drills her eyes into mine. “What do you think of cougars?”
“Kora!” the woman reprimands again while putting her hand over her mouth and laughing.
I lick my lips, studying her, and she inches her hand closer to my groin. I reach for her hair. I almost groan at how soft it is with just a hint of coarseness to it. I twirl it tight around my fist. I grip her hand on my thigh, move it to her other hand and secure my fingers around her wrists. “It depends on what the cougar can handle.”



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Maggie Cole is committed to bringing her readers alphalicious book boyfriends. She’s been called the “literary master of steamy romance.” Her books are full of raw emotion, suspense, and will always keep you wanting more. She is a masterful storyteller of contemporary romance and loves writing about broken people who rise above the ashes.

She lives in Florida with her husband, son, and dog. She loves sunshine, wine, and hanging out with friends.

Her current series were written in the order below:
All In (Stand alones with entwined characters)
It’s Complicated (Stand alones with entwined characters)
Together We Stand (Brooks Family Saga – read in order)
Behind Closed Doors (Read in order)
Releasing now: Mafia Wars


My ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 out of 5

Wow! Dark, dangerous, sexy, and broken.

Sergey Ivanov is the youngest of the four Ivanov brothers. He was so young when Zamir turned him into the man he is today. Sergey wants to destroy the dark and ugly that surrounds him and his family, but he also wants to find someone that loves him for who he is and accepts him. He thought he had that, but Eloise is not a woman that can commit, and he’s tired of fighting with her for a relationship. He’s done with the games she wants to play. When he meets Kora Kylborn, he’s afraid of making the same mistakes he made with Eloise. Little does he know that Kora is the complete opposite of Eloise.

Kora Kylborn is a strong, confident woman that is well known for abilities in the courtroom, when she is helping her client get what they are entitled when divorcing their husbands. She’s a woman that will fight for her clients. She’s not afraid to speak up and take what she wants in life either. When she meets Sergey for the first time, he is helping to rescue her from a dangerous situation, she’s a bit inebriated and not afraid to ask him if he likes cougars.

I loved this story of Kora and Sergey. While it was dark, dirty, and tragic, it was also steamy and entertaining. They both crave the control, but when Sergey shows Kora what it’s like to give that control over to someone she trusts, she’s hooked. I love the characters in the Mafia Wars series, and I look forward to Adrian and Obrecht’s stories. The Ivanov men are powerful in their own right and when they ally with the O’Malleys, they gain strength and numbers to take care of their enemies. Sergey and Kora have their own demons they are fighting, but when they finally lay their problems out and talk, their relationship gains strength, and they are better together. I give this story a 5-star review and suggest that if you like Mafia stories with dark, lethal, broken, sexy men that are possessive and protective, you will enjoy the Mafia Wars Series.

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