From USA Today Bestselling Author KL Donn comes the Mafia Made series, featuring novels from Award-Winning Author E.M. Shue. His Protection is book 7 in the Mafia Made Series.
Maso Cardarelli is the oldest brother.
He makes the hard choices, the biggest sacrifices.
When the opportunity to bring his new sister-in-law closure presents itself, he doesn't hesitate to step up to the job.
What he doesn't expect is to fall in love with the girl he was sent to rescue.
She doesn't speak with words, but her eyes…
They say everything.
And she stares at him with stars in their deep pools of emerald green.
After swearing off women years ago, Maso is torn between being her hero and breaking her heart.
Bria Marino is not prepared to fall in love with her dark protector.
He swears he's not the one for her.
But his touch…she feels coveted.
Men lie, betray, and break women like her.
But she's ready to put everything on the line if only Maso will too.
After breaking down her walls and opening her heart to love, will Maso be just like every other man in Bria's life, or will he put her back together piece by fractured piece?
Author Note: While His Protection is set in a Mafia world, it's on the lighter side and focuses more on the relationship between Maso and Bria and the emotional turmoil she goes through.
Trigger warning: There is mention of and flashbacks of Bria's past physical and sexual abuse.
Bria has a twin sister Bella, both were sold by the church. The things Bria and Bella endured are unimaginable. Tormented, sexually abused and beaten. Maso's sister in law Isabel has been trying to find the Marino twins but it's been impossible. Once he sets eyes on Bria, he knows she is meant for him. Maso doesn't want to love again after losing his first love. Suspense, danger, threats and so much more is this quick read that had me devouring the pages.
Maso and Bria - coming together
This is the seventh book in the series and it gives readers Maso and Bria’s story. It can be read as a standalone. Maso has lived through a tragedy when he lost the love of his life and resigned himself to never falling in love again. What he never expected was Bria…To say that Bria has lived through he** and come out the other side is an understatement. She has a hard time trusting men as all of the men she has known has either lied or let her down in some way but Maso is different. Can they find the salvation and healing in each other to finally put their past demons away for good? Overall, this is one fast paced read with wonderful characters that you do not want to put down. It will pull your heartstrings and have you cheering this couple on as they realize what they mean to each other. I look forward to the next book.