Review
Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, Year of Reviews - 2022

Review – Resisting Mr. Granville by Sam Mariano

Resisting Mr. Granville

Resisting Mr. Granville; Blurred Lines Series
(A standalone within a multi-author contribution series)

Publication Date: November 2, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Age-Gap/Forbidden/Taboo Romance

Author: Sam Mariano

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
Kennedy enters into a relationship with her mothers ex, an older man, who has a son that is the same age-Jet- just to give the age gap point of reference.

Now, while she is in this relationship with Milo Granville, she also has an encounter with his older son, Jonathan as well. This book is not just an age gap, forbidden story….no, it also delves into the taboo with father-son sort of competing for one girls affection.

This book is full of angst, a Granville triangle, and a whole lot of emotional ups and downs.

While Kennedy’s life may seem like sort of a mess to someone looking from the outside world, at one point or another she has a Granville man looking out for her and whether she knows it or not, that kind of attention isn’t all bad, at times super hot, and definitely with lots of affection.

Where Milo is the head of the household, he truly cares about Kennedy and his sons. Some of his actions were frustrating, but as a parent myself, I also understood where he was coming from. He had years of experience controlling himself and understanding his sons. The newest variable was Kennedy and he just needed time to adjust to her within his life. I just enjoyed how his sons picked up the slack while he took his timeout.

I won’t say much more on how the Granville men all worked their way into her life or the final outcome, but regardless of who dragged their feet or who antagonized whom, the ending was WOW!! I totally did not see that coming!

Synopsis:
I found love where I wasn’t supposed to find it…

The night I met Mr. Granville, he was slipping out of my mother’s bedroom.
She was passed out drunk and I was on my own, but that was nothing new. It wasn’t even the first time one of her boyfriends looked at me for a little too long—just the first time I felt anything like interest in return.

My mother and I had never been close, but I knew I had to pretend not to notice his hot gaze lingering on me when he was supposed to be there to see her, had to resist the temptation to lap up all the attention he offered me.
Until the one night I didn’t.

After they broke up, I thought I’d never see Milo Granville again.
But my less-than-impressive grade in chemistry had me striking a deal with his brilliant son: he would help me bring up my grade, and I would pretend to be his girlfriend so he could get the attention of the girl he actually liked.

Pretending to date the youngest Granville has me spending a lot of time with the Granville men, and while he loves having me around again, seeing me with his son is not something Mr. Granville enjoys.
He seems determined to remind me of the night that changed everything between us…
As if I could ever forget.

Milo is devilishly handsome and too commanding for his own good, but I have to resist the attraction raging between us.
Too bad Mr. Granville is just as intent on tempting me at every turn.

Resisting Mr. Granville is a full-length standalone forbidden romance. It is not a dark romance, though it does contain some dark and sensitive subject matter. Refer to the author’s note in the beginning of the book for additional details.

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2022 New Release/Release Day, Dark Romance, Mafia/Gang/Secret Society Romance, Suspense/Intrigue Romance, Year of Releases - 2022, Year of Reviews - 2022

New Release – Wild Saint by Luna Kayne

WILD SAINT (Vicious Empire #3) by Luna Kayne

Release Date: November 1st

Genre/Tropes: Romantic suspense/Mystery/Dark Romance (with consent)/Contemporary Romance/Action Adventure Romance/Mafia/Crime Family/Family Saga/Dominance/Punishment Elements/Steamy Explicit Sex Scenes/Cat & Mouse/Captured/Protector/One Night Stand/Forced Proximity

WILD SAINT, the third book in the Vicious Empire series, is NOW LIVE!! Grab this all-new dark mafia romance TODAY!

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Blurb:

SHE BEAT HIM AT HIS OWN GAME ONCE.

NOW IT’S ROUND TWO,

AND THIS TIME THEY’RE PLAYING DIRTY.

DAGEN SAINT

Five years ago, Nyla stole two million dollars from me and disappeared.

Now she’s resurfaced, and I’m determined to settle her debt…one way or another.

Hiking in the mountains in my underwear while being hunted by hitmen wasn’t something I thought we’d be doing when I woke up this morning, yet here we are.

If we can settle our issues and work together, we just might make it out alive—if we don’t kill each other first.

NYLA JENSEN

I conned the con five years ago, but he took something I wasn’t prepared to leave behind—my heart.

Now I’m stranded in the wilderness with the one person who has every reason to hate me, and we have no choice but to work together, or we’re dead.

It turns out surviving the elements and the men who are searching for us is the easy part.

The hard part is being close to Dagen, coming clean, and looking him in the eye. Those same eyes I see every time I look at the daughter he doesn’t know we have.

* Wild Saint is the third book in the Vicious Empire dark romance family saga series.

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About the Author:

LUNA KAYNE is a romance author located in Canada. She writes dark romantic suspense with a hint of humor and a heaping dose of angst. Her men are dominant and often stubborn, and her women are usually underestimated.

Luna is the pen name of author Sheri Landry who writes non- romance action thrillers, and has won awards under both names. Gardening relaxes her, she dislikes long winters, and she doesn’t understand how commas work.

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2022 New Release/Release Day, LGBTQA+, Mafia/Gang/Secret Society Romance, Suspense/Intrigue Romance, Year of Releases - 2022, Year of Reviews - 2022

New Release – Danger’s Heir by Mari Carr and Lila Dubois

She fell in love, got married…and it was all a lie.

Danger’s Heir, a sizzling mafia romance full of twists and turns from New York Times bestselling author Mari Carr and award-winning author Lila Dubois is now available!

They expected a mafia princess, but when Rodrigo meets the woman his father is forcing him to marry, he realizes Giada is much more than she seems. Smart and dangerous, she’s the kind of woman he could love…too bad everything he’s about to tell her is a lie.
Casson knows Rodrigo is in too deep. Rodrigo’s undercover mission as the heir to a powerful Camorra don should have ended long ago, but now he’s engaged to the daughter of another dangerous man, and it’s Casson’s job to pull him out.

There’s just one problem. Giada.
She’s nothing either man expected, and everything they want. The last thing they expect is for Giada to invite both of them to her bed.
As the wedding day looms closer, and enemies close in, the line between what’s real and what’s a lie becomes blurred, and Rodrigo and Casson have to decide if love is enough. And if they should tell her the truth.
Unfortunately, there’s someone else waiting in the wings to make sure they never say “I do.”

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Meet Mari Carr

Virginia native Mari Carr is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller of contemporary romance novels. With over one million copies of her books sold, Mari was the winner of the Romance Writers of America’s Passionate Plume award for her novella, Erotic Research. She has over a hundred published works, including her popular Wild Irish and Compass books, along with the Trinity Masters series she writes with Lila Dubois.

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Lila Dubois is a multi-published, bestselling author of erotic, paranormal and fantasy romance. Her books have been nominated for many awards including RT Book Reviews Erotic Novella for Undone Rebel and the Golden Flogger. Having spent extensive time in France, Egypt, Turkey, Ireland and England Lila speaks five languages, none of them (including English) fluently. Lila lives in California with her own Irish Farm Boy and loves receiving email from readers.

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Review
Book Reviews, LGBTQA+, Mafia/Gang/Secret Society Romance, Suspense/Intrigue Romance, Year of Reviews - 2022

Review – Danger’s Heir by Mari Carr and Lila Dubois

Danger's Heir (Masters' Admiralty #9: Mafia #3)

Danger’s Heir; Masters’ Admiralty #9
(#9 within a series)

Publication Date: November 1, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Menage/Suspense/Mafia/Secret Society/Arranged Marriage Romance

Author: Mari Carr and Lila Dubois

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
Great chemistry, and suspense right out of the gate! The physical chemistry, between the ménage, just sparked and then the intense storyline…this was a great story!

Rodrigo was immersed in his father’s world, a world that twisted his gut and repulsed him daily, but he also knew he was the only one to get close enough to eventually shut it down. However, because he was undercover, his contacts on the outside didn’t know if he’d turned and because of that the MA send in Casson to pull him out.

When Casson gets there and he hears Rodrigo’s side he stays, as Casson’s bodyguard, meeting his newly arranged fiancée – Giada, and it didn’t take long for these three to practically light my kindle on fire.

Working together, was heaven, but also torture, because both Casson and Rodrigo were keeping a lot of secrets from one another. While they were all developing feelings and really wished they’d have a happy ending, the only ending was without the woman they both wanted.

A truly exciting and, at times, heartbreaking addition to the Master’s Admiralty series. I loved how spirited Giada was. She never backed down and owned her powerful thinking and determination while living in a male dominated world. A perfect woman for Rodrigo and Casson.

Synopsis:
She fell in love, got married…and it was all a lie.

They expected a mafia princess, but when Rodrigo meets the woman his father is forcing him to marry, he realizes Giada is much more than she seems. Smart and dangerous, she’s the kind of woman he could love…too bad everything he’s about to tell her is a lie.

Casson knows Rodrigo is in too deep. Rodrigo’s undercover mission as the heir to a powerful Camorra don should have ended long ago, but now he’s engaged to the daughter of another dangerous man, and it’s Casson’s job to pull him out.

There’s just one problem. Giada.

She’s nothing either man expected, and everything they want. The last thing they expect is for Giada to invite both of them to her bed.

As the wedding day looms closer, and enemies close in, the line between what’s real and what’s a lie becomes blurred, and Rodrigo and Casson have to decide if love is enough. And if they should tell her the truth.

Unfortunately, there’s someone else waiting in the wings to make sure they never say “I do.”

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