*I received a free copy of Mafia King from Flip City Media Inc. via Author. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *Mafia King by CD Reiss
Series: DiLustro Agreement #2
Published by Flip City Media Inc. on June 15, 2021
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Santino is my king. My lover. My husband.
He’s the head of the Cavallo crime family and the moment he choked my vows from me, my life was bound to his.
I’m done fighting my fate, until I hear two rumors, and I’m shaken to the core.
One rumor about the past—that I wasn’t the first bride Santino took.
Another about the future—a new bride is about to be taken.
Changing the old ways is like dousing the flames of hell with tears.
But I married the devil himself, and when I vowed to obey, I lied.
Oh my! I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Mafia King and CD Reiss didn’t disappoint. This part of Santino and Violetta’s journey found them at a fork in the road and the two of them at odds over which direction to take. The decision, however, may have been taken out of their hands.
At the end of the first installment Santino and Violetta are clashing over a secret Santino’s been keeping. Watching them work through this issue, especially since Violetta’s assumptions about the secret are far-fetched – was compelling. I didn’t understand why Santino wouldn’t just come clean. Things were illuminated. Santino doesn’t believe he’s a good man or that he deserves Violetta. It’s up to Violetta to prove him wrong and to show him there were made for each other. She only has to do it before an impending mafia war.
Mafia King was equally as riveting as Mafia Bride even if it wasn’t quite as action-packed. Getting a bead on Santino – his life philosophies, etc. – was exciting. Seeing him and Violetta work at building a solid foundation for their life together was satisfying. And that ending? Killer! I’m even more anxious for the final installment than I was for this one. 😉
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I do like the simplicity of the cover, King with a ring that is … definitely regal