Title: The Capo: Riccardo
SERIES: Book Two – Stud Mafia Series
AUTHORS: Elle Raven and Aimie Jennison
RELEASE DATE: May 10th, 2015
GENRE: Erotic Thriller
Temptation. Seduction. Forbidden pleasure.
As the right-hand man to The Don, Riccardo Rossi's role is all about Duty. Respect and Honour. Being the crime boss's daughter, Lorena Morassi is forbidden. Although she is young and off limits, that doesn't stop Riccardo from wanting her. She is a pure temptation and to have her would be a betrayal to his Boss and his mafia family.
Lorena has wanted Riccardo for years and she knows he wants her, too. Being with him would only cause bad blood between her father and his right-hand man. She doesn't want their strong friendship to be ruined, but her feelings for him grow, and Lorena knows she can't stay away. But a night of seduction and forbidden pleasure changes everything.
Betrayal will not be tolerated and long-standing friendships will be broken.
Warning: This book contains violence, excessive language, and strong sexual content. It's intended to be read by mature audiences
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I SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO needed this book! I've had a run of so-so, meh sorta books, and needed something that made no apology for what it was, and who was in it!
Lorena is The Don's daughter. Off limits to just about everyone. Riccardo is The Capo to The Don, and certainly off limits from Lorena. But each has lusted, and then loved the other from afar, its only a matter of time before they give in, consequences be damned.
This is the second book in this series, and I haven't read book one, The Don- Sebastiano, but I didn't feel I was missing anything. It would have only given me a little more warning as to how *not bad, but something similar, can't think of the word though!* these people are. They are Mafia, and they make no bones about. Indeed, the first line, I have killed lets you know this ain't gonna be no fluffy romance!
I loved being made to wait, and wait and wait for Lorena and Roccardo to get together, fighting the attraction all the way til the end! I didn't actually know if they were gonna do it, til they did, it was that close a call!
It is violent, which is, in parts graphic. It does carry an over 18 warning. It does contain explicit sex.
BUT it also says much about these people and how hard they love. Riccardo's knowledge that being with Lorena might well cost him his life, and his disregard for it, just to have her, if only once. Lorena's knowledge that being with Riccardo might be seen as the biggest betrayal she could bestow against her father, but again, her disregard for that. The lenghts these people will go to keep their family safe, even if it means dealing with a relative.
You know what?? When I started to write this review, I starred it 4 stars, with a view to 4.5. But now, I cannot think of a single reason to knock that half star off! It IS written in alternating POV in the first person, but it didn't bother me here, and since it did not bother me, I can't knock anything off!
So, 5 stars!
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OTHER BOOKS IN THIS SERIES
The Don: Sebastiano
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Elle Raven is a new and upcoming Aussie author who lives in Adelaide, South Australia with her husband and three young children. Elle can usually be found with her iPad or laptop computer permanently glued to her. She began writing from a very young age. In fact Elle used to write plays and musicals when she was in high school. Having such a flamboyant personality she even performed in them herself Always an 'actress' and always the star.
Elle loves reading and writing about an alpha-male hero. If she can't read about one that is alpha enough to suit her she will take it upon herself to write one.
Elle's books will feature an alpha-male hero who will come tumbling to his knees in lust and love when he finally meets the heroine of his dreams. Rest assured that in an Elle Raven book, the hero will never cheat.
Elle would love to hear from you. Please email her or visit her Facebook page. She loves connecting
with people and having a chat with the readers about her books or any other books you may have in common.
Aimie Jennison is a Yorkshire lass living in Western Australia, with her three boisterous boys and her husband. Aimie loves to people watch; it’s her favourite way to come up with new characters and stories. So next time a stranger is staring at you in the street, don’t panic, it could be an author basing a character on you.
Aimie has always loved to read and write. Her favourite place to listen to her characters is at the beach.
Aimie would love to hear from you. She would be happy to receive an email or post on her Facebook page; she loves chatting with like-minded bookworms.