He won an hour with me from a stupid bet.
We were several shots of whiskey and two pints of Guinness in when Devin suggested we play his game.
That hour turned into the next morning.
Then, all hell broke loose.
I ransacked his wallet to find his identification card.
Our bliss disappeared into anger, hate, and accusations.
When he rejected me in that room, he didn't just leave me with a pounding headache and remorse.
He left me with a forever reminder of that night—the mix of two enemy bloods.
And now no one can ever know…including him.
Illicit Heir is book three of Mafia Wars Ireland. It’s a one-night-stand accidental pregnancy, secret baby, forbidden love, enemies to lovers, dark mafia romance.
Exceptional Story & Narration🎧A Wild & Steamy Ride!
Wow, this book is absolutely amazing, the story drew me in like no other, grabbed my attention and held it hostage the entire time. Once I started this book, nothing else mattered except what was going to happen next in the story. I would like to say this is Maggie Cole’s best book ever, but that would not be fair to her other books, which are equally amazing, plus I have said the same thing for each one of her books and have loved them all. “Illicit Heir”, the third book of “Mafia Wars Ireland” stands on its own, but is beneficial to enjoy the books in order written to get the most out of the world building. It is also great to know the back stories of the characters from earlier books and seeing them again is like seeing an old friend. Devin and a few of the other O’Connor boys are restless and looking for new lasses to play with. So they decide to take a ride and go bar hopping where they are not supposed to go, in O’Leary territory. When they arrive, the bar is closed, but Devin smooth talks his way in with an offer that was very enticing. Lauren Brynne helps run the bar with her mother, who is a diehard O’Leary supporter and trying to marry Lauren off to Caleb, the leader of the clan, except Lauren hates him and wants nothing to do with him. When the football team loses, the men in the bar, including Caleb, wreck the bar, and not for the first time. Laure is at her wit’s end with their behavior, especially since they are struggling financially and are stuck footing the bill for the damage they caused. After the bar is emptied, a group of guys come in wanting a drink, which she refuses, but then he comes back with a challenge and bets that she could not beat him in a card game. If she lost, he got an hour of her time, if she won, she would get the money to fix up the bar. She went for it because it was a sure bet and she never loses, but there is a first time for everything. Lauren is a real spitfire, does not put up with any crap and speaks her mind freely. Devin, over a decade older than her, like that in her, he also liked the challenge. Neither one could deny that the chemistry between them was sizzling hot, and so was the time they spent together. Because he was in enemy territory, Devin’s time was limited and he knew he had to leave quickly. She did not know that they were O’Connors and when she found out, she only told her bestie, who had her own fun that night. Devin knew he was playing with fire, but he could not get her out of his mind and went to go see her again. Lauren knew it too, but he pushed all her buttons and despite her mind telling her not to, her body told her otherwise. And then the unthinkable happens, actually several things happened including her Caleb coming for her and her mother pushing her to marry him. I loved how everything played out in this book, the writing and plotting is fantastic, as are the character growth and development. There is never a dull moment in this book, it is an action packed story with plenty of drama, twists and turns, some angst, thrilling and suspenseful moments, heartfelt emotions, and a steamy romance that lights up the pages. Maggie Cole, thank you for another amazing story and wild ride.
🎧📚🎧 Maggie Cole cast the perfect narrators to bring her characters and story to life. The superbly talented Jacob Morgan and Alyssa Avery did a fabulous job portraying these characters, giving each a voice that suited their character’s persona, accent and all. I loved how they took each role, ran with it and made it their own, sounding believable and just as I pictured the characters to sound. They set the perfect tone for the story, captured all the characters’ emotions and had you feeling every single one. These entertaining storytellers are versatile voice artists and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for the fantastic listen.