Giovanni: A Dark Mafia Romance

Giovanni: a Dark Mafia Romance

Giovanni: a Dark Mafia Romance by Natasha Knight

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

**Spoiler Alert**
I’m a Natasha Knight fan. Her books push the envelope on my comfort zone in an exhilarating way. Giovanni was sexy and strong, although admittedly I thought he and Em fell into bed a little fast. Not because I’m a prude, but because he effectively broke in, kidnapped her to dinner the next day, and broke in again after dinner. On the second break-in (while she is sleeping) he pulls the blanket off of her, and goes down. It gave me a little whiplash. I would have loved a little more tension buildup before they got to that point. It felt rushed.
That said, I loved that Em keeps escaping, but he always finds her. I love her industriousness, and his maddening (to Em) omniscience. I squirmed when he made her go to the club in the open-back dress, and I was glad to see he recognized it as being a mistake when he saw in her face what it did to her. It redeemed him for that harsh act. I find that this author sends her dark heroes careening off the side of a cliff of seemingly irredeemable cruelty, and then somehow finds a way to snatch them back into our good graces. It makes it exciting.
I loved the Benedetti collection, although Sergio was almost too much for my fragile HEA-loving heart. The injustice of it got a few tears out of me, I’ll be honest. I recommend the whole series if you haven’t read it yet!
I will definitely be continuing to read Natasha Knight.

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I’m the right-hand man of the mafia king. 
She’s a girl with a past she’s desperate to hide. 

But I need something from her. 
And I know she won’t help me. Not willingly.
She’ll need some persuading. 

Lucky for her, I can do that. 

Something about this girl makes me curious, though, and it’s more than the scars that line her back. She’s on the edge of something. Something bad. She’s like a perfect, beautiful doll coming apart at the seams. And the last string is about to snap.

She thinks I’ll hurt her. Break her. 
But thing is, she’s already broken. And she and I, we’re two peas in a pod. She’s my match, the perfect opponent. She’ll fight me to the finish, but I’ll win. I always do. 

Because I’m a man used to getting what I want. And what I want is her. 

Author’s Note: Giovanni is a STANDALONE dark mafia romance set in the Benedetti Brothers Mafia World. It’s an emotionally gripping enemies-to-lovers romance with a hard-earned HEA.

Published by Amanda Marie

Compulsive reader. Romantic suspense/contemporary romance/dark romance/NA romance addict. Particularly fond of mafia, forced/arranged marriage, secret baby, kidnapping, and dark alpha heroes. Just out here doing my part for humanity- these books won't read themselves.

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