The mafia men of New York Times bestselling author Sarah Castille’s Ruin & Revenge series are hard, hot, and ruthless. They show no weakness and take no prisoners. But the right woman can soften their stone cold hearts and make them come alive with dark desire.
Luca Rizzoli was nearly destroyed by a brutal betrayal that cost him his family. Now a ruthless crime boss in Las Vegas, he lets nothing touch his frozen heart...until a smoldering encounter with a beautiful stranger ignites his passion. One night isn’t enough for a man who takes what he wants—and Luca will do whatever he can to possess his mysterious temptress...
Police detective Gabrielle Fawkes lives for revenge. She lost everything at the hands of an unforgiving ruler of the Vegas underworld. Now she wants to see him six feet under. But when a near-fatal attack leads her into Luca’s arms, what was meant to be one night of unbridled passion becomes something forbiddingly more. Luca has his own agenda, but when strong, determined, kick-ass detective Gaby sets her sights on her target, Luca feels compelled to stand by her side and protect her at all costs. However, pursuing danger comes at a high price—and both Gaby and Luca must work together in order to eliminate the dark enterprise that threatens them, in Luca by Sarah Castille.
Castille's second Ruin and Revenge novel (after Nico) returns with a bang to the world of the Mafia. Las Vegas police detective Gabrielle Fawkes is determined to bring her husband's murderer a ruthless drug dealer to justice. After being shot in the course of the investigation, Gaby finds herself sharing a hospital room with Luca Rizzoli, a mobster with a mile-wide honorable streak. They hook up, but when he learns she's a detective, Luca tries hard to break up with Gaby and fails. Their explosive chemistry makes both of them forget all the reasons their relationship could be dangerous. Then someone shoots up Gaby's house, with Gaby and Luca inside. Castille throws in a dizzying array of plot turns, including a gaspworthy unveiling of the killer's identity. With sizzling love scenes, taut plotting, and a hair-raising finish, Castille's romantic thriller will appeal to her existing fans and win her new ones.
Love this fast pace read that will have you on a heartbeat ride of ups and downs with this alpha male and witty cop that will find out that they can make any thing happen and fall in love and work their issues together.
WOW Luca is HOT!
WOW Luca is HOT!
This series is AWESOME! It's a gritty, suspenseful, gripping Mafia tale, to be sure, but it's so packed full of sexy times and love and kick-butt heroines and I just LOVE it!
Gabrielle was AMAZING! I loved how she was strong and independent, but I love even more that I wasn't "beaten over the head" by how strong and independent she was. In other words, I felt she was realistic, and I liked her a lot!
And Luca. WOW!!! Loyal to a fault, fluent in Italian, protective...he's my favorite hero in this series by far! (though Nico was a VERY close second!)
I'm normally not into this kind of story/genre, but Sarah makes it impossible not to be completely engrossed by this series!
I CAN'T WAIT for the next book!!!!!!
(I received a copy of this book in consideration of an honest review)
4.5 Exciting Stars!
I absolutely loved this forbidden romance. Two people from opposite sides of the law have found each other and can't let go. Gabrielle is nothing like the women Luca is usually drawn to. She is smart, fiercely independent, and the sexiest woman he had ever seen. Gabrielle has never been with such a dominant man, he emanates power and confidence and his barely contained wildness and danger call to her. Luca is such a complex character. He is a ruthless crime boss, but also a loving family man, and softhearted protector. There is only one rule in the mob that can't be broken, and that is taking up with a cop. Gabrielle has her own reasons to be on the force but when black and white turn to grey, Luca & Gabrielle are willing to risk everything to be together. Will they be able to survive when both sides of the law are against them?
Luca & Gabrielle are so great together. They challenged and supported one another and their chemistry is explosive. This romance was fun and sexy and the thrilling story surrounding them was a nail biter! I loved this second installment to this series and can't wait for more in the Ruin & Revenge series. This is a definite must read!