Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Defying Her Mafioso (The Vitucci Mafiosos #1) by Terri Anne Browning

Ciro Donati was many things:
My father’s most valued and trusted soldier.
My brother’s best friend and second in command.
And the only man I would give up everything for.

I fell hard for the Mafioso at the tender age of eleven. This beast of a man who I knew made people disappear—and probably enjoyed every second of it—was also the sixteen-year-old boy who had picked me up after I’d fallen flat on my face during my dance recital and told me I was the best ballerina he’d ever seen. He’s watched over me, protected me like I was the most precious thing in the world to him.

And then he sent me away.

Scarlett Vitucci was many things:
The daughter of the biggest Cosa Nostra boss from New York to Chicago.
The sister of the man I would gladly take a bullet for.
And the only woman I would ever love.

Sending her away was the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but I didn’t deserve her or her love. For three years I stayed away, ignoring the gnawing ache that her absence left in my chest. Now, she was back and fighting what I felt for her was impossible. Letting her go had been a huge mistake.

One I would never repeat.


Defying Her Mafioso didn't feel like a lot like a mafia book. For me it was more focused on the romantic side of the events rather than pew pew and torture. Also I didn't get the whole we are family we stick together thing. If I don't judge it as a mafia book, but more like a romance one, then I could say that I am happier with the final product. Ciro had the whole possessive and tortured hero down to a T. Scarlet was a good heroine but Terri Anne Browning has written better heroines in my opinion. I read the book pretty fast, but I didn't like it as much as some of the authors other works. I am in though for the story of Allegra and Tor. I want to believe that their men were the ones they were kind of paired up with in this book. I love the idea of an arranged marriage. I think this story is a stand alone because the couple gets their happy ending in the end, but I have no idea what the author has planned next. I wouldn't call the book bad, more like like-able, but I wouldn't read it again. 



Terri Anne Browning is the USA TODAY bestselling author of The Rocker...Series. She started writing her own novellas at the age of sixteen, forcing her sister to be her one woman fan club. Now she has a few more readers and a lot more passion for writing. Being dyslexic, she never thought a career in writing would be possible, yet she has been on best selling lists multiple times since 2013. Reese: A Safe Haven Novella was her first Indie published book. The Rocker Who Holds Me changed the tables and kicked off The Rocker... series featuring the sinfully delicious members of Demon's Wings. The Rocker... Series has since expanded to OtherWorld with Axton Cage and his band members. Other books by Terri Anne include the Angel's Halo MC Series as well as The Lucy & Harris Novella Series. Terri Anne lives in Virginia with her husband, their three demons---err, children--and a loveable Olde English Bulldog named Link.


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