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Series: Ruin and Revenge #2
Published by: St. Martin's Paperbacks
on June 27, 2017
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Luca Rizzoli was nearly destroyed by a brutal betrayal that cost him his family. Now a ruthless crime boss in the city of sin, 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, but his mysterious temptress has slipped away.
For two years police detective Gabrielle Fawkes has lived for revenge. But a night of indulgence with a sexy stranger changes everything. Powerful, charming, and deliciously dangerous Luca, has his own private reasons for offering to help her pursue the drug lord who killed her husband. There's a lot Luca isn't telling her and the more she finds out the less she wants to know.
When Gabrielle becomes the target of the drug lord she has vowed to hunt down, she must do the unimaginable: place her life in a mobster's hands. To save her, Luca must break his Mafia ties--or risk losing Gabrielle forever.
I must say that Sarah Castille does Mafia Romances right! Gritty, emotional, intense, and powerful, LUCA had me HOOKED from the very start! I didn’t know I was craving a gritty romance, until I started reading Luca and Gabrielle’s story. These two are INTENSE together! A Mafia capo and a police detective…their professions should be enough to keep them away from each other, but the connection and the chemistry is just too powerful to deny. The storyline was enticing. The suspense was invigorating. The sex scenes were HOT HOT HOT! I couldn’t put this baby down!
“The things I want to do to you aren’t legal in any sense of the word.”
Oh boy, do I love me some Luca Rizzoli! Gorgeous, protective, seductive, charming…he is just everything you want in an ALPHA MALE. He is used to having women fall at his feet. Wispy women with no backbone, and will do what they are told, but when he sets his sites on Gabrielle Fawkes, everything preconceived notion goes out the window. She is the exact opposite of the women who fall in his bed. She is sassy, strong, independent, and just an all-around spitfire, and Luca finds her intriguing and he decides he MUST HAVE HER anyway he can. Gabrielle’s sole focus has been on revenge for her husband’s death. But she has missed the deep connection with a man, so she searches out Luca for a good time, not knowing that she would be falling right down the rabbit hole with him.
“Deep down in your very heart, you want the kind of vengeance only I can give you.”
After finding out each other’s profession, you would think that would deter them from pursuing anything further. What they didn’t know was that they both were already too far gone. With so many obstacles in their way, including an enemy drawing near, they must work as a team to bring down the bad guy. The problem is…one wants the enemy in handcuffs, the other wants him in cement shoes at the bottom of the river. Morals and loyalties are tested in this scorching hot mafia romance. You will love everything about LUCA…the tension, the heat, the suspense, the sex. It will check all of your boxes, and leave you wanting so much more!
Also available in the RUIN & REVENGE series…
Each book in the Ruin & Revenge series can be read as a standalone!