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Book Reviews, Dark Romance, Mafia Romance, Suspense Romance, Year of Reviews - 2021

Review – Forbidden to Love by Siobhan Davis

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Forbidden to Love 
(An interconnected standalone)

Publication Date: September 30, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Dark/Forbidden/Second Chance/Mafia Romance

Author: Siobhan Davis

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

Forbidden to Love is so appropriately titled because this book made me sad, sad, so super sad. 😩

Growing up in the mafia world there is no wiggle room when it comes to the rules. Natalia Mazzone has been in love with Leo Messina her entire life, but Leo works for her father and Natalia is the only daughter of a mafia don. Her marriage was decided and contracted before she even knew what love was. Her life wasn’t her own, her feelings never taken into consideration, her choices not up for discussion. Natalia was a pawn to strengthen the family and nothing more.

It’s sad…no matter how much Natalia and Leo want to be together their literal lives are on the line if they tried to be together. Leo would be six feet under if he took the liberties he wanted to, the very ones Natalia wants him to, but also realizes that her father wouldn’t hesitate to follow through on his threats.

Years go by and they each do their duty, and it’s so sad…have I made my point…,these two never stop loving each other even though they can never be together. It’s heartbreaking as they go on with their lives, but only living with half of their soul. My own heart was broken throughout this book as everything played out.

This story contains heart, suspense, angst, and most of all tons of emotion. Siobhan is the queen of pulling heart strings and this forbidden tale proves once again that she is the master of pulling every last one.

Synopsis:

A DARK MAFIA SECOND CHANCE FORBIDDEN ROMANCE

Natalia Mazzone has grown up knowing she is promised to a made man. As the only daughter of one of New York’s most powerful mafia dons, she knows she can’t refuse. It’s her duty, and she would never dishonor her beloved father.

But the man she’s promised to is a monster. And there is nothing but torture, pain, and heartache lying in wait.

So, she grabs happiness when she finds it—in the somewhat reluctant arms of Leonardo Messina.

Leo is her brother’s best friend. A soldato for the Mazzone famiglia.A man with strong ambition and an even stronger resolve. He won’t allow them to give in to temptation, so Natalia is forced to love him from afar.

Until one forbidden night changes everything, and she readily hands Leo the key to her heart.

Leo risked everything for the one woman he can never have. He doesn’t regret it. It saved Natalia from a life of hell, but his actions set her on a different course.

One that doesn’t involve him.

Years have passed, and his feelings remain the same. Yet he keeps his distance, dedicating himself to his new role as underboss to Bennett Mazzone, while the love of his life is married to another man.

Until a twist of fate puts Natalia in his path again, and this time, he is powerless to resist.

Releasing September 30th.

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Cover Reveal - 2021, New Releases

Cover Reveal – Love, Artifacts and You by Sarah Ready

A love that spans from the jungles of Central America to the hidden caves of Romeo, New York…

Love, Artifacts, and You, an all new second chance romance from Sarah Ready is coming October 26th, and we have the amazing cover!

Infamous treasure hunter Emma Castleton desperately wants to find the Lost Treasure of Romeo. Emma’s been labeled a fraud and she’s determined to fix her reputation.

She’s also been promised that when she finds Romeo’s Lost Treasure, she’ll finally find her soul mate. But Emma knows that’s a lie. Her true love died ten years ago on a devastating treasure hunt in Central America.

Former street kid Andrew Santiago loved Emma with all his heart. That is, until she shattered his life, betrayed his trust, and left him for dead. Now Andrew’s back, wealthy and powerful, and determined to take his revenge on the woman who broke his heart.

But as Andrew and Emma hunt for Romeo’s Lost Treasure they uncover secrets of the past, buried artifacts, and ever-present danger. Soon, they’re confronted with a choice, what is the greater treasure – true love or revenge?

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About Sarah Ready
Author Sarah Ready writes contemporary romance and romantic comedy. Her books have been described as “euphoric”, “heartwarming” and “laugh out loud”. Her debut novel The Fall in Love Checklist was hailed as “the unicorn read of 2020”. She loves to write fast-paced, emotionally compelling romances about quirky, smart women and the men who love them.

Before writing romance full-time Sarah had lots of fun teaching at an Ivy League. Then she realized she could have even more fun writing romance. Her favorite things after writing are adventuring and travel. You’ll frequently find her using her degree at a dino dig site, crawling into a cave, snorkeling, or on horseback riding through the jungle – all fodder for her next book. She’s lived in Scotland, Norway, Portugal, Switzerland and NYC. She currently lives in the Caribbean with her water-obsessed pup and her awesome family.
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Dark Romance, Release Day/New Release, Suspense Romance, Year in Releases - 2021, Year of Reviews - 2021

New Release – Apathy by L.K. Reid

 Release Date: September 20

There were sicknesses in this world even holy water couldn’t wash away.

 

In vicious nights, beautiful monsters lay.
Some with faces known, some ready to play.
Unsure of a friend, unsure of a foe,
Be certain of nothing you think you know,

Because what once enters Winworth, never leaves again.

Skylar Blackwood thought she knew what monsters looked like.
But in Winworth, nothing is what it seems.

Not the arrival of a stranger with eyes that see too much, and lips that taste like danger.
Not the young women who begin disappearing in the night.
And certainly not the people in the sleepy town she grew up in that begin to turn on one another.

One truth is undeniable, something wicked is loose in Winworth.
No one is safe, and trusting the wrong person could cost Skylar everything.

Trapped between the two worlds as secrets start to unravel, what little sanity Skylar has left threatens to shatter, leaving her with more questions than answers.
 
Turns out, real monsters are never what they seem.
APATHY is the first book in Secrets of Winworth series, dealing with dark themes that might not be suitable for all readers. It is recommended only for readers above the age of 18.

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Meet L.K. Reid

Hi there. My name is Leila but I am writing under my pen name L.K. Reid.

I write dark romance, the characters that are depraved, lost, a little bit misunderstood and most of my books are touching subjects of mental health in one way or another. 

 

While Ricochet is the first book I will release, I have actually been writing since Primary School, but that little thing called self-doubt always kept me away from truly pursuing my dreams. 

Recently I realized that if I don’t chase my dreams, I will never do everything I want to do. Sixty years from now I would regret all the things I was too afraid to do, so I did it. I allowed myself to dream and put myself out there. I want to show you these worlds swirling inside my head and these characters whose stories have to be told. 

I am a restless person. I can’t stay in the same place for a very long time so I like to move. I love to explore new places, meet new people, learn about new cultures, you know, the usual. My mom used to tell me that I live inside my head, and that’s true. I really do. While I do love being surrounded with other people I also love to be alone. I think that until we truly know ourselves and our thoughts we could never be truly happy. 

Truth to be told, I am still figuring out this whole adult “thingy”, but I think that most of us are pretty much lost in that world. Slow walkers are the bane of my existence, and one of my biggest pet peeves is people not responding on their messages – it really drives me crazy. 

I wanted to be an archeologist, but we can see that that definitely didn’t work out. My small obsession with Greek, Egyptian, Nordic and Slavic Mythology was one of the driving forces behind many stories I wrote as a teenager, and I am pretty sure that one day I will end up writing a book with those themes. 

If I could I would set Halloween as a Public Holiday. Spooky season, Autumn, that’s my jam. Scary movies go hand-in-hand with that I would say, and my favorite ones are Halloween and Scream – all of them. Music was always a big part of my life as well, and I can’t imagine a day where I don’t listen to it for at least a little bit. Everything I ever wrote was done while listening to music, and if it wasn’t for music, I would most probably be completely lost. 

 

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