Cruel Daddy (Boston Mafia Dons) by Bianca Cole

This is the first book in the Boston Mafia Dons series. It can be read on its own however.

Cruelty is his middle name, and I’m at his mercy. 

My father has kept me locked away in an ivory tower. 
I thought he wanted to protect me, but he only wanted to protect his asset. 
An untouched, sheltered mob princess is worth a lot of money to the right buyer.
My father’s greed means Sicily is no longer big enough for him. 
I’m shipped across the Atlantic to Boston to marry a man I’ve never met, whose reputation for cruelty reaches as far as the shores of Sicily. 

Milo Mazzeo is as dark as they come. 
He’s a ruthless don with no morals, and he’s about to become my husband. 
It’s clear from the moment we meet that we have nothing in common. 

Once we say I do, he tells me that I’m his possession.
I must do whatever he says. 
I’m nothing more than a slave to tend to his every whim and need. 
If he thinks I’m going to accept my fate without a fight, he is mistaken. 

I always expected to marry for love, but all I feel is hate toward this beautiful beast. 
They say there is a fine line between love and hate. 
Could the fire of hatred really twist into something more?

I enjoyed this book. The characters were good and I liked the storyline.

Aida was a good character. She was strong and she put up with a lot from Milo. Milo was good too, but he was cruel at the start.

I think the duel POV was brilliant because it was great to get inside of his head. It put a little understanding to his actions, although it didn’t justify the lengths he went to.

I enjoyed reading their relationship develop. It was forced up until the end, and I liked the way it changed and how it changed. It was great to see Milo’s barriers lower and acknowledge that his actions have been harsh.

I dropped a star because the daddy kink wasn’t to my taste, and I felt that Aida’s need to have him touching her shouldn’t have been as needy after how he was treating her.

Overall, it was a good story with good character development. I would recommend this book.

My rating: 4/5*

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