BELLA DI CORTE ➠ Machiavellian

(Gangsters of New York #1)


I hungered to be seen.
There were three things I knew about Capo Macchiavello:
He was gorgeous.
He was reclusive.
He was considered one of New York’s most savage animals.
And he wanted me as his wife. A simple arrangement – you do for me, I do for you. Nothing owed, no expectations. Except for one: never leave.
Life was never that simple, though. By the age of twenty-one, I was parentless, jobless, and homeless, and I had come to learn the hard way that nothing was ever free. Even kindness comes with strings.
Capo might’ve been the only man to ever see me, but I had made a vow to myself: I would never owe anyone anything. Most of all, the man I called boss.
I killed to stay hidden.
Mariposa Flores thought she owed nothing to no one, but she owed everything…to me, the ghost the world had once called The Machiavellian Prince of New York.

RELEASE DATE: May 8, 2020

NEW to me author recommended by my dear friend Darija the_romantic_baker and I really love Mafia romances done right. She knows what I like so I trust her. I am glad she recommended this because I really enjoyed it. A little heavy on the ‘mafia’ portion if you will because I was more focused on figuring out who’s who to what and was missing or missed out on the romance portion between H&H during that. And one more huge thing the word ‘fucka me’ I really don’t care for words when I read if they are not overly repetitive but that word did not fit in with me, it annoyed me and just was weird to read. Considering the heroine was much younger makes sense it does but I did not like it.

That said, this is a mafia romance so you know it contains killing and such. Lot’s of steamy hot scenes, the romance you need and of course drama. I enjoyed all the side characters even if I didn’t understand some, the best friend of the heroine rubbed me the wrong way so I will be skipping her book unfort but other than that I was captivated and hungered for the next page. I loved the heroine calling him Capo I don’t know why but gave me butterflies, like something just between them. I won’t lie but I thought this was going to turn into taboo at the beginning until I realized who the hero is to the heroine. Kind of poetic this book was and contained a lot of poetic feel sentences. All in all I will be reading book 3 because the 2nd one is the best friend. Looking forward to reading more by the author.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: Mafia
Standalone/Series: (Gangsters of New York #1)
Recommended: ☑

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