I am OBSESSED with Mafia romances. I’ve read a ton of these but there are very few that are about the actual Mob Boss. Mostly, it’s an underling that’s right underneath the Mob Boss, the Mob Boss’s kid who is next in line, or the hit-man for the mob. It was a little refreshing to have a story about a male main character at the TOP of the mob.
This book was a 5 star book for me all the way until about 76% of the way through. There were so many different elements running together that I was really excited to see how Geissinger tied it all in, but I was a little disappointed with the story “wrap up”.
Tru left her small Texas town for the bright lights of Boston with her then boyfriend. It wasn’t long after she arrived, she found that her ex was cheating on her but she wanted to stay in Boston and work through Law school, despite their break up.
She worked her nights at a local diner, where, for the past year, a dark and mysterious man would come in, sit in her section, and speak very little to her.
That is until one night she is attacked and her mysterious patron rescues her from further injury.
Liam has spent the last year pining over Tru, but the complications and challenges of his life prevent him from pursuing her. He doesn’t want to taint her purity with his dark life as the Irish mob boss.
However, he creates a plan that will hopefully get Tru out of his system.
Tru: Firstly, Tru’s family is amazingly hysterical. You don’t read much directly from her family, but the stories about her name [her mom was obsessed with Dolly Parton], her dad’s pension for accidents, and just her time spent on the farm really gives her the Southern Charm / farm-girl persona.
Or my cousin Bubba Joe.
Second, she’s stubborn as hell. Quiet and shy, until her temper rears its ugly head. She’s the perfect combination of sweet and spicy.
Liam: My heart! Love Liam so much because he’s a dirty, mysterious man, but also has a heart of gold.
He wants to be able to open himself to love but knows that doing so, puts everyone at risk.
You can try to dress up a lion all you want, but it’ll still be obvious that he’s king of the jungle
Let’s Talk About (the) Sex, Baby!
Nothing like a little possession and obsession to make this book steamy and hot!
He rears back onto his knees, his legs straddling mine, and grasps the neckline of my dress. With one hard yank, he rips it wide open.
There’s a little bit of angst, and the sexy scenes in this book were “fully involved”.
Again, I am a SUCKER for mafia / mob romances. For me, this book had SO MUCH potential. I was HOOKED through about 76% and then, when Geissinger tried to tie everything back in, it lost me. It was like the first 3/4 of the books were a marathon, and the last 1/4 was a sprint to the finish line.
I did love the way the book finished, or the actual story while it finished, I just think it was a little rushed.