Captured (Dark Empire Book 1)

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Captive ✔
Voyeurism ✔
Damaged Hero ✔
MFM Menage ✔

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They say curiosity killed the cat. Well curiosity almost killed me. One peek and I was running for my life.
Unfortunately, running didn’t save me.

When I was dragged to Ethan Prezello, I didn’t expect to walk away with my life.
In fact, I didn’t get to walk away at all, but I was lucky to still be breathing.
I was captured by the dark, damaged man, and now he won’t let me go.

The more I get dragged into his dark world, the more I don’t want to leave.
The darkness in him calls to me and I find myself powerless to refuse its call.

He may have captured me, but his damaged soul helped me choose to stay.

This is the first book in a dark, MFM Menage romance series.

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*

Ruining Dahlia (Mafia Wars) by C. R. Jane

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

I was sold to my enemies. And not just my enemies. I was sold to monsters.

I should know all about how to survive monsters though, I come from a family of them.

We aren’t Butchers in name only, and surely the Rossi family can’t be as bad as the devil that’s been destroying me since I was eight years old.

New York City, the powerful head of the Cosa Nostra, is my new home. Where Lucian, Raphael, and Gabriel Rossi now think they own me.

The thing they don’t realize is that I’m more than what I seem.

A dahlia has always bloomed best in the light, and even though everything about this place and these men is shrouded in darkness, I’m determined to thrive…to win.

They play a game for keeps, a game where the only rule is that there are no rules.

They want to ruin me. But what disturbs me most is that I just might like it.

It’s me against them, and only time will tell If I’ll be the winner or be destroyed in these cruel and merciless Mafia Wars.

This book was brilliant to read. The characters were great and the story was fantastic.

Dahlia was a fantastic main character. She was strong considering what she had been through in the past. I loved seeing her tackle her demons in the end. I also loved watching her grow close to the three boys.

The boys were great and all so different. Gabriel was such a sweetheart towards her and I just loved him. Lucian was a great character, but I think if it wasn’t for his POV chapters, I would have taken a lot longer to come around to him. He had his demons and unfortunately, he took them out on her at times. Raphael was another broken soul. I liked him, and then I hated him, and then I loved him. These boys just needed to communicate. Even though they were brothers, they didn’t really understand each other as well as they thought.

I loved the development of their characters, and their relationship with Dahlia. She seemed to just click with them as the story progressed and I loved watching them accept sharing her. They all saved each other ultimately. They scenes between them were hot as well.

Overall, this book was a fantastic addition to the Mafia Wars series. I loved the characters and the storyline. I would definitely recommend it.

My rating: 5/5*

Gunmetal Lily (Mafia Wars) by Rebecca Royce

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

I was sold to my enemies.

There was a deal made to keep the peace. War wasn’t good for business. But deals were broken all the time. What did these powerful families have as collateral? Their daughters. A decade earlier, they decided that we were expendable, that we could be sold in marriage to keep their dealings honest. I didn’t matter more than the security I could bring to the marketplace. I was twelve when they decided that, in ten years, I’d belong to the Hernandez family. Everyone knew what was coming for me. Everyone…except me.

I have no choices. The daughter of mobsters, I now belong to the Mexican Cartel. But even the terrible images those words evoke are nothing compared to what is coming for me. My new family will discover I am more than just a pawn in their chess game. I’m named after a flower, but I don’t wilt. I am determined to come out ahead in their Mafia Wars.

I loved this book. The characters were fantastic and the storyline was brilliant.

Lily was a brilliant character. She found out about the arranged marriage, like, a day before. Considering who some of the families were, it could have been a horrible situation, but I think she actually got lucky. She’s a strong character throughout and I loved her relationship with the three brothers.

Alejandro was a fantastic character. I loved him. Considering who he was, he was kind. He did everything to make Lily happy. I felt for him and his past, and I loved Lily’s reaction to it. It was brilliant watching their relationship develop. Watching him fall for her was probably the best part of this book for me.

Francisco and Javier were fantastic as well. I loved their loyalty to their brother. They were kind to Lily as well. I loved watching them fall for her and I loved the relationship develop between them.

The plot was good. Someone was betraying the family and ultimately, Lily paid the price. I loved the devotion her three men had and the lengths they went to for her. The ending was good and it was nice to see everyone happy. They ultimately did everything to make her the happiest she could be.

Overall, this book was a brilliant continuation the the Mafia Wars series. I loved the characters and the story.

I would definitely recommend it.

My rating: 5/5

Binding Rose (Mafia Wars) by Ivy Fox

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

I was sold to my enemies.

You would think that being forced into a loveless marriage to ensure an alliance would be unheard of in this day and age. And in most cases, you would be correct in that assumption.

But not for me.

A cartel princess has no vote on who she can or cannot marry—much less love.
Any decision in my life was forfeited just by being born into the most powerful Mexican cartel there is.

Still, it does sting that I’m to be hand-delivered to the Irish mob and marry into the Kelly family, who my own brother has coined to be nothing more than bloodthirsty savages.

They’re animals, Rosa. Filthy, unscrupulous, vicious animals.

Those were his exact words, yet he still followed our father’s orders to walk me down the aisle, making sure I didn’t run from my obligation.

As if that was even an option.

All my choices were stolen away from me the minute I became another pawn to be used and abused at the hands of evil men.

Which leaves me to question…

Can a rose blossom in the dark?
Or will I have to rely on my thorns to protect me against the fate that’s been bestowed upon me?

Only time will tell if I’ll survive this cursed life or become another lost soul in these cruel and merciless Mafia Wars.

I absolutely loved this book. The storyline was brilliant, the characters were great and the plot developed well.

The book sets the world and situation up well. We’re introduced to the Mafia Wars and the different families involved.

I absolutely loved Rosa. She was sold to the Kelly family as part of the treaty where she’s forced to marry Tiernen. She’s an incredibly strong character to put up with him. He was a right dick at the beginning, blaming her for something which wasn’t her fault. She was such a kind hearted person, but she knew what was like and what her role was.

Tiernen was a frustrating character, but I grew to love him. He despised her because of her family. He was forced into the marriage as much as she was. Just when they started to connect, he withdraws. From there on he was a right dick, especially when he brought Shay and Colin into the situation.

I loved Shay and Colin. They cared and looked out for Rosa and I loved the connection between them from the start. They were always going to fall for each other after the situation Tiernen put them in.

I loved how the plot developed. Tiernen had a fantastic development and seeing his POV only made you love him more by the end. He had to change and he did. The three of them were brilliant with Rosa by the end and there were definitely some hot moments at times. The ending was brilliant.

This book was a fantastic start and introduction to this shared world. The characters were fantastic and I’m intrigued to read the others. Even though they are all standalones, we met Tiernen’s sister before her own wedding as well as Rosa’s brother before his.

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

My rating: 5/5*

Carnival Hill (The Harlequin Crew Book 3) by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti

This is the third book in the Harlequin series.

I thought that I was broken before, but my damage never tasted as bitter as this.

The Harlequin boys are more than just a memory now. More than a daydream of our youth and an idea to cling onto.

They’re my greatest weakness and my biggest regret, but I’ve started to realise that coming back to Sunset Cove was always my fate.

My heart beats to the turn of the tide here. My skin only warms beneath this sun. And my soul will only ever be home on these streets and with the men who grew out of my memories.

But nothing is the same as I remember and the time for childish games is coming to an end.

I may want to pretend that the last ten years never happened, but the nightmare I lost myself in has followed me home and I can’t keep ignoring the things I once did to survive.

The question is, will my mistakes be the end of me and my boys? Will the choices I made then change everything now?
And will the life I never wanted steal away my only chance at the life I’m afraid to wish for?

Firstly, sometimes I really hate our celetrial authors.

I also love them because their ability to draw you into a story and connect you to characters is a darn gift.

I loved reading this book. The characters are brilliant, if not frustrating, and the story is great.

Rogue is brilliant, but her decision at the end was just pure stupid. She’s strong willed and determined, but I love how broken she really is inside.

The boys are great. I love JJ and Maverick. Seeing them together was brilliant in this book and I absolutely love the connection they have with Rogue.

Chase redeemed himself in this book. He definitely suffered enough and got way more than he deserved, but his experience has turned him into a better character. I loved seeing him and Rogue grow closer.

Fox is frustrating. I like him, and I love how possessive he is, but he is also unreasonable. You can’t control Rogue and he needs to realise that. He made stupid decisions, especially at the end and ultimately, it’s knd of his fault that Rogue did what she did.

Luther actually grew on me in this book which I never expected to happen. I enjoyed seeing a more humane side of him and seeing him face the mistakes he made.

Fucking Shawn.

Just fucking Shawn.

Jesus christ that man. I hate him. He is a psycho and I seriously hope he meets his end at some point.

The ending is painful and you two are seriously mean sometimes. I hope the boys realise the truth and save her from her stupid decision.

Overall, I enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend this series. I’m looking forward to the next book.

King of Diamonds (Vegas Underground Book 1) by Renne Rose

This is the first book in the Vegas Underground series, although it can be read as a standalone.

I WARNED HER.
I told her not to set foot in my casino again. I told her
to stay away. Because if I see her around my suite again,
I’ll claim her as my own.
And once I make her mine, I’m not gonna set her free.
I’m king of the Vegas underground and I take
what I want.

So she’d better run. Stay the hell away from my casino.
Or I’ll never let her go.

I really enjoyed reading this book. The storyline was great and I liked the characters.

Sondra was a great character. I felt she was very down to earth, especially when Nico and Sondra first met.

Nico was great. Considering his family, he was actually quite decent. I loved seeing him fall for Sondra. They had a very clear spark between them and she was good for him. I loved watching their relationship develop to the point that he was willing to give up everything for her. The ending was great.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this book. The characters and storyline were great.

My rating: 5/5*

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*

Dead Man’s Isle (The Harlequin Crew Book 2) by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti

This is the second book in the Harlequin Crew series

I’m the girl who no one wanted. Or the one who got away. Depending on who you ask.

Either way, betrayal and heartache have been my friends for far too long and it’s time for me to start over.

I gave the Harlequin boys a chance to change. A chance to prove that history wasn’t just set to repeat itself. But they failed with spectacular colours.

Maybe it’s time for me to stop running. After all, Sunset Cove has been living under the Harlequins’ thumb for far too long. It’s time to set our demons free and let them burn this place to the ground. Who knows if I’ll survive the fallout?
But I guess I’ll soon find out if dead girls can die twice.

This book was fantastic. The characters are brilliant and the storyline is great.

Rogue is a fantastic character. She’s strong-willed and I love her snark towards the boys. She has a unique relationship with each of the boys. She’s just brilliant.

I loved Maverick in this book. It was interesting to learn what he went through and you can understand why he is the way he is. He’s such a broken boy, and his relationship with Rogue is great. She’s just as broken.

I love JJ. He’s just so genuinely nice. I love his relationship with Rogue and I love how he’s changed his lifestyle because of her. The scenes of him trying to make up the money in the Dollhouse had me laughing.

Fox is alright, but he’s so possessive and he’s not giving Rogue what she needs. I completely understand how she feels and acts towards him. I was struggling to like Chase most of the way through this book…until the end. He deserved everything he got for what he did, but the ending was too much. He’s had his punishment and I think his actions at the end made up for it. To end the book like that…damn you Celestial authors.

The Everlake Prep crossover was fantastic. I’d love to see more Tatum and Rogue moments.

Fucking Shawn.

I hate that man. He’s awlful and I hope he gets everything he deserves eventually.

Luther intrigues me. His actions in this book have made me almost like him when I feel like I shouldn’t. I don’t want to like him. I don’t kniw whether to believe what he says or not. Will he screw everyone over or not? Only time will tell.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this book. The series is amazing. The characters are brilliant and the storyline is great.

P.S fucking Shawn

Shattered Soul (Riverside Docks Crew Book 2)

The second book is the Riverside Docks Crew series is out now!

Claimed.
Shot.
Kidnapped.
Threatened.
Kidnapped again.
Tortured.

The Crew has taken everything from me. I’ve even lost the only family I had, and yet I’m still here.

Frankie Gomez staked his claim on me, but even he didn’t expect to develop feelings.

My shattered soul craves more though.
Frankie, Joe, Ash and Chris.
They all saved me. They all own a part of my broken soul.

The Crew may be thicker than blood, and Tiger might be the boss, but I’ve made my own gang with these men. And we’re going to rage war upon the Royal Gang for what they did.

The Riverside Docks Crew, the Downtown Bridge Crew and the Royal Gang might have been at war before, but they’ve seen nothing yet.

The war is only just beginning.

This is the second book in a reverse harem, dark romance series, featuring dark themes and gang violence.

Check out book one, Riverside Warrior here: