I shouldn't have remembered him.
He was just a guy who walked through a restaurant. I didn't know his name. We never made eye contact. There was no connection between us at all.
But I could feel him.
The tingle down my spine. The command in his presence. The snap of tension in the air around him. That was the first time I saw him, and I was captivated.
The second time was different.
He was in the mysterious back elevator of my apartment building. Our eyes met for a fleeting second before the doors closed, and I was staggered. My breath was robbed. My senses on high alert. My body hummed.
That was just the beginning.
He was the leader of the mafia. I was about to fall in love with him, and his name…
**Full length stand-alone
Book boyfriend material
Can I say, while I don’t often LOVE Tijan’s heroines, I always LOVE her heros and Cole is no exception. He is sweet, protective, manly and just so COOL. Addison is a little average in my opinion.
I felt it was a bit slow to begin with, there was little interaction between the main characters for pretty much the whole first half of the book. When the romance starts flowing, there’s not a whole lot but Cole is just so wow, and I do love mafia romance so I enjoyed those romantic scenes very much. SPOILER(ish):
There is a “misunderstanding” that breaks up the couple. I personally do not like these situations but it happens fairly close to the end so not such a big deal.
Cole - phew!!
Loved this book - mafia romance at its best and so nice it’s a stand-alone !! Had it all - intrigue, sizzle and hot scenes. Mafia never looked so good.
Another page-Turner from Tijan
If you’ve liked Tijan’s other mafia-based titles then you’ll love this one. Better than Carter Reed in my opinion - moves at a faster pace - but not as good as Bennett Mafia (but that book is next level).
Cole is super intriguing and Addison is a relatable woman who, although is dealing with her husband’s death, knows her feelings and isn’t frustrating like some of Tijan’s female protagonists can be.