I’m the first-born son of the mafia king. The favorite. Destined to rule, I’m a dangerous man, a ruthless one. But in my world, you have to be.
Then Natalie stumbles into my life. Wrong place. Wrong time.
Twice, fate put her in my path.
Twice, fate placed the innocent lamb at the mercy of the monster.
I gave her a chance to walk away. Told her it would be better for her if she did.
But she didn’t listen.
And now it’s too late.
Because I’m not good. I never wanted to be. And I won’t let her go anymore. See, I’m not the hero. When I touch her, it’s with dirty hands.
I know my reckoning is coming, though. I know I’ll burn for the things I’ve done, the sins I’ve committed. And I don’t deny hell is where I belong, but I want my time first. I want my time with her.
No matter what.
Author's Note: Sergio is an emotional romance set in the Benedetti Mafia world. It is not a traditional romance. It is recommended that you read both Salvatore: a Dark Mafia Romance and Dominic: a Dark Mafia Romance before reading Sergio's story.
I don't think I have ever cried so much in one book. This book did that I feel for Nat. Sergio was a roller coaster, it hit you in the feels. Over all is was an amazing read.
Do not miss! A must read!
Sergio Benedetti is the firstborn son of a mafia king. He is the favourite and destined to rule. He is cold, cruel and unfeeling. He is also unforgiving, manipulative, powerful and damn sexy.
Natalie was in the wrong place at the wrong time twice in her life and in both instances, it led her to Sergio. This time, Sergio will not let her go. FOREVER. NO MATTER WHAT.
I needed to exhale a huge breath before writing this review. I think I was holding my breath anticipating something that was not going to happen. That couldn’t happen because the story had to be told this way. I’m shook. I also have a love/hate relationship with this book.
I LOVE IT! It was beautifully written and perfectly paced. It is intriguing, captivating and emotional. It is brilliant. A one of a kind read.
I HATE IT! (not really). It is gut wrenching and hard. It is bittersweet and I’m an emotional mess.
I listened to Sergio’s song, Darlin’ by Houndmouth, before I read this book and it set a mood. An overcast, a shadow, an omen. Almost like devastation was near.
The synopsis of this book had me all kinds of excited to read it.
Natasha’s foreword was gripping, almost a warning. For what, I did not know but I had a feeling this would be a dark read unlike any other. I felt anxious and ready for anything. I was wrong.
After the prologue, I was completely invested.
This book had me feeling dread, anticipation, excitement, love and so many other things. I knew this book was leading me somewhere. As it did, the tension and anticipation I felt kept mounting.
As for the conclusion, I was left speechless and confounded and emotionally wrung out.
Although the story has ended, I know this story and its characters will linger. This is a TRUE book hangover. It’s not pretty but it is a real and honest portrayal.
I can’t forget to thank Natasha Knight for breaking my heart so beautifully. It will never be the same.
This is not a traditional romance. It does not pretend to be. This is also NOT a story that you want told. This is a story that MUST be told. This book is for those of you that know love is not easy. That you must take care and savor every moment. To those who know if they’re lucky, they will meet and fall in love with that special one. That special one who will be THEIRS, FOREVER, NO MATTER WHAT.
I received this exquisite book as an ARC. All thoughts, feelings and opinions are my own.
5 (but SHOULD be a HUNDRED) Stars
5 (but SHOULD be a HUNDRED!!!) Stars
Oh Sergio, my heart is broken and I have to say I KNEW what would happen and yet, it STILL very nearly KILLED me!!! To say that I loved this book would be an understatement...it is not your typical romance. It CAN'T be but OMGAWD, the INTENSE, RAW, HEART-SHATTERING emotions!!! The TWISTED, EFFED-UP, yet somehow INTRIGUING storyline had me speeding toward the end of a book that left me in a daze, left me in awe, left me with a gaping whole where my heart USED to be!!!
I have to say that THIS book is Natasha Knight's BEST, to date! It evokes sooooooo many emotions and is one of my TOP reads of 2018, so far! I CANNOT recommend this one highly enough....but, fair warning, you WILL UGLY cry!!! But it's soooooo worth the journey! Trust that Natasha will bring you through this haunting, intense and UNFORGETTABLE not-quite-a-love story!