An epic mafia romance trilogy that sets a new bar for just how dark a hero can get, from NY Times Bestselling author CD Reiss.
Some girls dream of marrying a prince, but I never imagined I’d be sold to a king.
The keeper of secrets.
When he forced me to marry him, I cried for love I’d never know.
When he locked me away, I cried for the freedom I lost forever.
Every other tear I’ve shed is for my soul, because I’m falling for the devil himself.
Book one of three in the The Dilustro Arrangement.
A fine line between love and hate
Violetta is thrown into a marriage of convenience with Santino diLustro, who's a powerful Italian mobster. After her family was killed as a young child, she went off to live in the United States with her aunt and uncle. Being raised in US soil gave her the illusion of freedom which is why she struggled in the beginning of their marriage. Violetta hated that she had been sold off to this Italian king. She didn't want to be married. She didn't want Santino. She wanted freedom to do as she pleased. Her body craves Santino. And truly the same goes for him.
For me, Santino was the perfect mix of dark and brooding and soft and tender. He was "the king" when he needed to be. Santino has a soft spot for Violetta, even when she's trying to jab a reaction out of him. As the part of their story moves along, you can see the acceptance from both that they in their marriage for the long haul. But it ends in a bombshell...
A fantastic story with great world building which made me feel as if I was part of the story. I absolutely loved both if these characters. He is written to be larger than life and he literally jumped off the pages, demanding my attention. She was equally fascinating and engaging drawing my attention with each chapter. I loved this book.
I requested a copy of this book so I could provide an honest review.
A phenomenal story of a king, Santino and his Violetta.
Violetta is living her life as a nursing student in a large Italian family. She is surrounded by the love of her aunt and uncle- her zia and zio - until the day Santino DiLustro claims her as his. He is in his 30s she is 19. He is king she is his bride. He loves hard with his black heart. She is trying to protect her broken heart. She is strong and his weakness. Mafia Bride is an amazing book one of a trio. Well done CD Reiss!
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