Series: Cravotta Crime Family (Book 1)
Publication Date: 2nd March 2015
No one in their right mind marries a bad boy...
I’m a player. A man-whore. Whatever the hell you want to call it, I get around. During the day, I crack heads and extort businesses. At night, I find girls to f*ck. I live to hear them moan for me, but one night is all they get. No one ever made me want more. Until her.
The moment her lips wrapped around me, I was done. All day, I think about running my tongue all over those curves.
Too bad those curves are off limits. She's running from a man who will kill me for touching her.
Well, she's tired of running and needs my help.
She thinks I'm doing it for money.
I'm doing it to make her mine.
My Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
I’m not sure what I made of this book really.
On the one hand, it was well written with an interesting story that I read in two sittings.
On the other hand, I detested the ‘world’, disliked the characters and wouldn’t read another book in this series if you paid me.
Violence against women, treating women like objects, ‘ownership’ of a person, crime, murder and assholes. I guess in a tale about the mafia, you should expect this and I did… Just not to this extent.
I also didn’t expect to find the male lead – Tony – so repugnant, but I did. From the very first chapter, I found him to be disgusting and it didn’t change much. I hated how he spoke. I hated his attitude in general. I hated his attitude towards women. I hated his arrogance… Ugh. He doesn’t get better as the book goes on but at least Elena – our female lead – ends up content.
Speaking of Elena; she was a spineless mouse. I didn’t hate her, but I didn’t like her much either. I pitied her and disliked her choices but wished she could escape from all of it for no one deserves that.
As an erotic romance, there is a lot of sex in the book. Initially, the scenes were interesting and hot. After a while, they all blended into each other and I found myself skimming them. Sex cannot – should not - replace plot and unfortunately it felt like it did here. It felt like the only connection that Tony and Elena had that was real was the sex. Their I love yous felt false, fell flat and were just disappointing.
Despite my grumblings, I imagine that this book will appeal to readers who love OTT Alphas and drama. It just wasn’t for me.
Great Cover though! Yum!