Wilted Orchid (Mafia Wars) by Loxley Savage

This is the forth book in a shared world series called Mafia Wars. Each book is a standalone.

I was sold to my enemies…

The rivalry between the Italians of the Outfit and the Cosa Nostra has been ongoing for decades. So imagine my terror when I find myself, the daughter of the Cosa Nostra’s boss, at the bitter end of a raw deal with the heirs of the Outfit.

Now I’m a casualty of a so-called ‘peace treaty,’ forced into the calloused, blood-stained hands of the Moretti brothers.

Salvatore, Armani, and Fausto.

The handsome faces of the Outfit bosses don’t hide the monsters that lurk beneath. They claim I’m theirs, that my life was forfeited to them in a pact sealed with my dead father’s blood. But they’re not the only ones who want to own me.

When someone from my past lurks in the dark corners of my new existence, things turn from bad to worse. My cries for help are lost, buried among the chaos of the Moretti’s dark world.

My life was never mine. And now, if I don’t figure a way out of this, I’ll become the next victim of the Mafia Wars.

This book was absolutely fantastic, and this one hit the feels. The characters were brilliant and I loved the storyline.

Valentina was a fantastic character. She was so innocent and was literally clueless about the treaty. She finds out about it on the absolute worst way and I really felt for her. Her father was the worst for arranging it the way he did. I loved her development and how she grew in confidence. She was strong to get through everything after the way she was treated.

The boys were great characters. I loved Armani and Fausto. They didn’t mistreat her and did their best to make her feel good. I loved watching the relationship grow between them.

Salvatore was a complicated character. I absolutely hated him for the majority of the book. His hatred towards her ran so deep because of her family name and her father. His treated her the absolute worst. He did, however, redeem himself eventually. I wanted to see him grovel and by the end when he did confess his love, I liked him. I felt for Val with his treatment towards her, and then when they finally grew close, it hit the feels.

Salvatore and Valentina both deserved their happiness. She was the light that he needed. I loved watching all three men grow close to her and the scenes between them were on fire.

It was a nice change to see the wedding at the end rather than the beginning. It was necessary for the treaty, but I loved how they got married in the end because they wanted to, and not because they had to.

Marco and that drama was a good addition to the storyline and I loved the twist at the end when it was dealt with.

Overall, I absolutely loved this book and I would definitely recommend it.

My rating: 5/5*

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