Another winner from Willow Winters! I love these Valetti men! This book leans more toward BDSM than the other Valetti books, and it works. It’s hot how Anthony is so concerned with Catherine’s feelings and needs. They are both damaged in their own ways, but find what they need in each other. I wished it was a bit longer to allow for more development of the relationship between them, but it worked with this page count as well. I have loved this series as a whole, and recommend it to other folks who just can’t get enough mafia-based romantic suspense. Because, let me tell you- I sure can’t. I’m a big Willow Winters fan, and am going to continue to happily work my way through all of her books.
I love this author, and I love this series, but this one missed the mark a bit for me. I had a hard time getting into it at the beginning (a first for a Willow Winters book), and I thought the development of the relationship between Tommy and Tonya was rushed- it felt like they said “I love you” before they had a chance to fall in love. This book had some sexy scenes, and I did like the ending, but the relationship development threw me off. Still worth the read, though! Now I’m off to go read the next book (Bad Boy) because that sneak peek at the end has me ALL kinds of bothered. 🔥
Wow… this turned out to be quite different than I anticipated. In a GOOD way. I had read a few reviews, so I expected dark. But this started out REALLY dark. Still, throughout the story the author did an excellent job of building out the characters, and turning around my opinion of Carter. I did eventually end up rooting for him. And after the way the book started… well, at the beginning I did not see myself rooting for him. Unless it was rooting for him to get hit by a bus. I ended up LOVING this book. Would love to see more, maybe about some of his friends? Particularly the friend toward the end? Just a thought. 🙂
She did it again! Dang it, I love this series! I love the characters in this book. I love the sass, the dry/deadpan humor. The interactions between the different parts of the family. I love the inclusion of our old favorites, the Chicago Morellis. It’s like a reunion. Of exclusively hot people. I, too, would like to attend such reunions. This story was a bit different from the others in the series (and its predecessor) in that the main two characters had a long-standing friendship prior to pursuing a romantic relationship, and I loved that, too. It gave such a strong foundation. I also thoroughly enjoyed that the heroine is so incredibly intelligent on top of being sassy. And a bit awkward to boot. I am also awkward (in a Temperance Brennan from Bones kind of way), so I am quite tickled when I see an awkward heroine. I am so bummed to have reached the end of this series, but I understand the author will be writing more this year so I am eagerly anticipating that! #socialmediastalkingsammariano
LOVE. I can’t get enough of these Morellis! This is the 10th Morelli book I’ve read (counting Entrapment), and I wish there were at least 10 more! I love these characters. I love where this book took the story. I love the tug-of-war between Rafe and Sin for Laurel’s affections. I was rooting SO HARD for the one I wanted to prevail. The action and suspense are there, as is humor. I laughed out loud. Pretty hard, actually. And I never do that from books. It was a scene where Laurel tries to lie, and fails most spectacularly. I WANT MORE! Off I go to read the third (and final 😭) Vegas Morelli book.
Oh my- the suspenseful ending is STRONG with this one! Can hardly get this review out from the anticipation of digging into the next book! I liked that this book picked up right after the Morelli series, which I just finished. You could read it without reading that series first I suppose, but you’d miss out on a lot of backstory of the side characters. I wouldn’t recommend doing that, personally. I liked the tension build between Laurel and Sin, which shocked the hell out of me honestly because I expected the story to be about Laurel and Rafe, and Rafe is honestly kind of awful in this book. Can’t wait to see what happens in the next one!
This series. This damn series. Why did it have to end? 😭
I have SO thoroughly enjoyed the Morelli series, of which this is the final book (a bonus book, really). This one gave some pivotal scenes from Mateo’s POV, and also added in some new scenes (from his POV as well as from other characters’ POV). It really helped to give a bit of a softer side to Mateo in that you see that sometimes he acts out of his need to be a showman rather than his desire to actually do whatever it is he is doing. But sometimes he really IS just a cold bastard. It’s situational, really. But it sure made me feel better about rooting for his HEA. A fine ending to an amazing series!
Oh my god, this series. I am so very sad that it is over. I have become addicted to these characters over the course of these books. Thank goodness for book 7.5 (Entrapment) and the Vegas Morellis series! This one was LONG, but so good. The trials and tribulations this family heaps upon each other is really somethi ng to behold. The author does an excellent job of building tension, and also with conveying the emotions the characters are feeling at any given time. And with everything they do to each other, they are an emotional group. Five enthusiastic stars for the whole series!
Oh man- what a ride! Like the rest of this series, I couldn’t put this one down. It started out with a bang, and just kept up the pace. I recall very few scenes that didn’t advance the story. That made for a compelling book with no lulls. As stated in reviews for the previous books in this series: I LOVE these characters. Even Mateo, self-described villain, isn’t thru-and-thru bad. He is MOSTLY bad, but not 100%. They all have a mix of good and bad. No one is without blame in this series. They all have at least a little dirt under the fingernails. Can’t wait to read the final book, and I am SUPER excited to transition over to the Vegas Morellis series to read more about Rafe! I actually paused in my reading to rush into this author’s list of books, praying for a book about Rafe. And she did not disappoint. Recommended!
WHAT JUST HAPPENED! This book just blew my mind. I can’t go into too much detail with revealing anything, but… wow. I love a good twist, and the author really delivers it with this one. I love the characters in this series, and how true the writing is to each one. The voices for each are markedly different. And I find myself quite amused, against all reason, by Mateo’s dry responses. Mariano does such a great job of making him a character I love to hate. As in, I hate myself for not hating him. God, she’s good. Highly recommend the whole series!