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This review is from: Revenge: A Mafia Romance (Blood and Honor, #1) (Kindle Edition)
Kate is married to Vince Andretti who unknown to Kate is part of the mob. When Vince moves them to Italy, Kate's world as she knows it comes to a screeching halt. Vince becomes this monster under the direction of his cold hearted uncle Carlo and soon Kate is fighting for her life. To try and save herself, Kate accepts help from the enemy, Enrico Lucchesi and the Andretti/Lucchesi war is on. Enrico never wanted to be in the mafia but has had to fulfill his father's duty. He is now fighting for the woman he loves, the child he never new and the world as he sees it should be.
Being from New Jersey, the "Soprano State" I love mafia stories! At first, I was so confused by so many characters that I even had to reread the first chapter to make sure I knew who everyone was. After that, It was an enjoyable ride.... I thought Enrico was incredibly sexy and Kate is feisty which makes for a very explosive relationship! I loved how the author incorporated the beauty of Italy and the romantic undertones of the land. The sexual intimacy for me was off the charts!
Now, I will say the mob storyline is kind of weak. Enrico who has lived his life being groomed to be "capo" is he willing to throw it all away, risk his life and that of his family for Kate? I don't think so. I was waiting for Enrico to step up and play the leader against Carlo and stop whining over Kate, finally at the end we see Enrico do what he is suppose to do. For me, I am a romance junkie so I didn't mind that the mob story was kind of secondary to the romance.
This is the first of a 4 book series and look forward to reading about everyone's story! I really enjoyed this book! The research the author did is evident and the sensual overtones are scorching!! Highly recommend this read!!
Story - GREAT
Intimacy - VERY VERY SPICY
Enjoyment - GREAT