I loved this story of a man that has his own insecurities with his looks due to a terrible time in his life. He found his will to stand up to the bully only to find himself in a dangerous and terrible situation, but he survived and has the scars and pain to show for it. Yet, he still has a heart and can love unconditionally. His path to finding his love is rocky at first, but when he realizes that his life is better with Alicia and her daughter, Kimmy in it, One Eye will do everything in his power to make sure they are safe, and in his life.
When Alicia’s past comes back with a vengeance, One Eye will put his own life on the line to protect her. He has proven his love to Kimmy and Alicia, but now he has to be sure they are safe, and nothing can come back to harm them ever again.
I am a huge fan of the Ruthless Kings MC series in all of the chapters. They are ruthless, yet they always show their support and care for their communities and those that they love and consider family. One Eye has been through a lot and now it’s his turn to find some peace and love. I love the characters in these books and the comedy relief when the guys do things that make Boomer want to pull his hair out, just like the guys in Vegas with Reaper. I give this book a 5-star review and am anxiously awaiting the next book in the series to come out. If you’ve never read one of the Ruthless Kings MC books, you are really missing out. If you like MCs with men that will do anything for their brothers and their women, you will love this series.
Another great story in the Project Arma series. These books have great characters, great story lines, and a lot of suspense and action. The pages turn quickly in this book.
Oliver “Ax” Bolton is a member of Marble Protection. He and his “brothers” started this business, and they give back to their community by holding self-defense classes for women as well as being a business that helps their community. They are men that have special abilities and are determined to stop those that take from others without consent, in any way.
Tori is a woman that is clueless as to who she is. She woke up in the hospital and was told that she was found in the Colorado River by hikers. Now she’s on a mission to find out who she is and the only lead she has is a note in her pocket guiding her to someone with the first name that starts with an O and Marble Protection. What she’s searching for could destroy her or get her killed.
I love these books and Oliver was just as good as the other 6 books in the series. Nyssa Katheryn has a way with writing these books that may seem to lead along the same paths, but each one has their own unique part in the story. Oliver and Tori had one night and now he is the only person that she feels safe with and that she may find her past and get the answers she seeks. The only problem is that they could also put each other in danger, and both be killed. The action of this story was non-stop, and the story was fast paced. I loved it and I am looking forward to Kye’s story. I give this book a 5-star review.
These two have not been able to catch a break. Patrick and Kyla are fighting for their lives and when they are both taken by siblings, separately, they have to find the strength to survive and find their way back to each other. It seems like it is one bad situation after another for these two. Will they ever find their way to happiness and out of the line of fire?
I am loving Patrick and Kyla’s story. The books are action packed, steamy, and dangerous. I love that I have to keep reading to make sure that they are still breathing and able to stay ahead of the danger. When the danger keeps coming, they have to rely on family to help them out. It could be more dangerous with their help, but they could also deny the help.
I am anxious for the final book in this series to answer some of my questions and feelings about what is going on. I give this book a 5-star review and look forward to more books by Kristen Luciani. Her writing is suspenseful, steamy, and exciting to read.
How do I even start with this book? I am a huge fan of both Jane Henry and Sophie Lark. Their books always leave me wanting more and The Bratva’s Heir did the same. I want more of Constantine and Clare, and more about the characters in this book. Yury was a character that I would love to know more about. I loved that both authors brought some of their previous books into this story.
Constantine is a man on a mission to find those that betrayed him and railroaded him. He will go to any length to find the truth and he is not a man to mess with. When he sets his plan into motion there are a lot of people that have his back, but he doesn’t trust easily, and this situation is proof as to why he shouldn’t. He’s not a man with a heart, but when he spends time with Clare a new side of him begins to emerge.
Clare is a pawn that will find her courage and strength from the situation she finds herself in. She’ll fight it at first, but when things begin to come to light, she will find her way to stand up for herself and the man that she’s fallen for.
I love the story, the characters, the action-packed pages, the suspense, and the twists and turns that this book has in it, the attraction and steam between these two are off the charts. I really hope Jane and Sophie team up and write more mafia books, they are two of my favorite mafia writers. I give this book a 5-star review and highly recommend it.
Santino Buratti, the man who takes what he wants without asking—ruthless as he is beautiful, powerful, and stubborn as all hell.
He doesn’t care about the war brewing between the Irish and the Italians.
He doesn’t care that we’re enemies.
He doesn’t care that I belong to someone else.
All he cares about is his latest prey—me.
A Note from Hicks: Big Bad Wolf is book one in the Wolf Duet and is part of the Crime Society World. It contains explicit scenes, kidnapping, and dubious situations some readers might find offensive and/or triggering.
This duet is the darkest mafia romance I’ve done. You’re going to love Santino and his twisted ways.
This duet is the darkest mafia romance I’ve done. You’re going to love Santino and his twisted ways.
About the Author:
Diana A. Hicks is an award-winning author of steamy contemporary romance and science fiction. Her latest release LOVE OVER LATTES, Book 1 in her Desert Monsoon Series, recently hit the Amazon #1 Best Seller list in a category!
When Diana is not writing, she enjoys kickboxing, traveling, and indulging in the simple joys of life like wine and chocolate. She lives in Atlanta, and loves spending time with her two children and husband.
She was the only daughter of a Mafia family and boss. She always knew that her virginity would be sold to the highest bidder, and she had prepared herself for that eventuality. However, she was not prepared for the man that she was promised to, nor the man that she ran into by accident. Lucinda O’Brien was a mafia princess that had to fulfill her duty to her family. When it looks like her family could be taken down and not able to rebuild, she is given to a man in New York to marry. His virgin bride.
Liam Walsh is a ruthless, deceptive, leader of the New York Irish Mafia. He gained his position by deception and brutality. He has offered to help the Chicago Red Wolves, but he wants his payment in the guise of a virgin bride. His tastes in relationships are not your normal, husband and wife scenario. When he gets what he wants and has Luce O’Brien in his clutches her life is turned upside down. He doesn’t want a partner; he wants a pet. Luce may have been amenable to her situation, but when she finds herself in the clutches of Liam Walsh her mind has changed.
Santino Buratti is the son and heir to the Buratti family and seat at the table for The Crime Society, once his father decides to step down. His father would like for Santino to take a wife and he will hand over the reins to his kingdom, but Santino has refused to marry. When he runs into the beautiful redhead by chance his sites are set and he will do what he can to get the woman in his bed, but when he finds out that she’s taken and she becomes a threat to him, he takes the matter into his own hands.
I loved this story of Santino and Luce. Santino is a ruthless, deadly mafia man that takes what he wants, and he wants Lucinda. Lucinda is an innocent woman that finds herself in ruthless arrangement that she believes will help her family overcome the war in South Chicago, but what she isn’t prepared for are the lies, deceit, and brutality that her life has fallen into. I love the characters and the storyline in this book. It’s fast paced, action packed, tragic and steamy. I look forward to the next book in the duet. I give this story a 4-star review.
He’s the head of the Greed family but has split the job with his son recently. He’s had his one love, and no one can replace the woman that he fell in love with, married, and then lost in a tragic “accident”. Rock Greed is a man that had it all and then lost but he’s still on top with his family and business. He’s gone into an agreement with the Lust, Pride, and Envy families to hopefully take over the Deadly Sins Syndicate and have the power over the Gluttony, Sloth, and Wrath families. He’s not looking for a new wife or a romantic partner, he’s happy the way his life is at this time, but when a woman comes knocking and things get heated, his life will be changed again.
She wants to be the head of her family, but her father lives in the past and goes by the old rules. Since she is a daughter and not a son, she will not rule. So, Darcy Wrath hatches a plan to marry a man that can help her take over the Wrath family. However, her plan could backfire, and things will be more dangerous than they were before. Her father wants her to marry a man so that the man can take over the family rather than Darcy’s younger brother that has no interest in being the head of the Wrath family. Only the man that her father has in mind is not the same man that Darcy has in mind.
I enjoyed this story. Darcy and Rock find themselves thrown together and have to find a way to survive and stay off the radar, and that brings them closer together. When they are found and danger and trouble are near, they will find that their wants and desires have changed and that their lives can move forward with real love. When family turns it’s back on one, the other family finds them and is ready to defend them and bring them back into the world of the living. This story is steamy, action packed, and has great characters. I look forward to more of the Deadly Sins Syndicate books to come. I give this story a 4-star review.
One woman, and two best friends that have a connection that is hard to deny. When Grace finds a note from her husband Archer, her whole life seems to be in upheaval, because now she’s on her own and has no idea what happened.
Archer has felt as if something has been missing from his marriage to Grace for a while now and he knows that it’s his best friend, Jon. Jon and Grace dated in college briefly before Archer and Grace got together, because Jon made her decide on which man she wanted. Now after a few years of marriage, Archer wants to try to bring Jon back into the relationship, but Jon is hesitant.
Jon was raised by catholic parents and is a political advisor. If his relationship with Archer and Grace were to become public knowledge he could lose so much and he’s not sure he’s ready for that. After a they’ve been together for a month or so, Jon decides to walk away, again. However, this time he’s walking away from so much more.
I enjoyed this story, it’s steamy and the characters are well developed, but it seemed to be missing some of K. L. Ramsey’s magic for me. I love her other books and she is a great writer. This book was good, but not as good as her others. This book was a quick read. I give this book a 3.5-star review. I will probably read the other books in this series.
I turn to see Natasha standing in the doorway. She’s still in that fucking dress. The one that shows every single curve of her lithe body. It makes her look like a grown-up, someone I could do all the dirty things I frequently imagine doing to her.
“Get out.” I seriously cannot deal with her. I’m not ready. I need more information. I need to get behind a fucking computer!
She doesn’t listen, though. She comes in, drifting ever closer, close enough for me to catch her ginger-peach scent. The one that seems to match her the red glints in her coppery hair.
“I’m sick over what I did. What a mess I made of things. I… um… I’ve been trying to figure out why I wasn’t upfront about bringing Alex to the game.”
I grind my molars and finally lift my icy gaze to hers. I even go so far as to take a few menacing steps in her direction.
She registers the threat, backing up toward the wall. I want to kick my own ass for scaring her, but pushing her away—keeping myself shut off from her allure—is imperative. I can’t let myself soften toward her. She’s already the hugest liability possible.
“Honestly?” Her fingers tangle together at her waist; she’s doing that fidgety thing she does when she’s nervous. “I think I was trying to get a rise out of you.”
My brain scrambles in disbelief.
Natasha is not the manipulative type. At least, I didn’t think so. She’s sweet and honest and giving.
“I hoped you’d be jealous and finally make a move.”
I’m suffocating suddenly by the friction of her words ricocheting inside my body. She hoped I’d…be jealous. And make a fucking move.
I close the distance between us, my hand grasping her throat as I push her up against the wall. Her eyes widen, but I don’t have time to watch them dilate because my mouth crashes down on hers, taking everything I’ve wanted all these torturous months. It’s a brutal kiss. A punishment for all the agony she’s put me through. For what she’s still doing to me.
I lick between her lips to lash her with my tongue. I let my teeth scrape her lips, I suck her tongue into my mouth. She gives it back with passion. So much more eagerness than I expect or deserve.
Well, hell. My cock swells against my zipper. My kiss grows more feral.
She reaches for my dick, giving the hardened outline against my jeans a squeeze. I catch her wrist and spin her to face the wall, punishing her with a sharp smack to her ass.
USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR RENEE ROSE loves a dominant, dirty-talking alpha hero! She’s sold over a half million copies of steamy romance with varying levels of kink. Her books have been featured in USA Today’s Happily Ever After and Popsugar. Named Eroticon USA’s Next Top Erotic Author in 2013, she has also won Spunky and Sassy’s Favorite Sci-Fi and Anthology author, and The Romance Reviews Best Historical Romance. She’s hit the USA Today list seven times with various anthologies.
She was an innocent that was used to get to a notorious group, but she had no clue what was going on or how she found herself wrapped up in the danger that was in. Now her life could be forfeit. Natasha Zolotova is young, naïve, and attracted to a man that her mother told her to stay away from, but she can’t help herself. Now she’s in danger because she was trying to make him jealous.
Dima is a member of the Chicago Bratva, and he is the Hacker for the group. These skills come in handy when he wants to spy on the beautiful young Natasha when she is coming and going from the Kremlin, the building they live in. He’s had his share of heartache and is not looking for love or a romantic connection, but his attraction to the beautiful woman is hard to deny. When he gives in to her pleas of being invited to a poker game, all of his desire and want for her is put on the back burner because now he’s looking at her in totally different light.
I loved this story. While it is tragic, it is also a great story of how people are perceived based on their actions and interactions. Dima and Natasha have a strong pull towards each other, but Dima’s ghosts and Natasha’s mistake could hurt them. When things get heated and the truth comes out, they will have to work on finding a level ground to see if they can be together. I love the characters and the storyline of this book. I have enjoyed the other books in this series and The Hacker did not disappoint. I can’t wait to read The Bookie. I give this book a 4-star review.
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