by Michaela Adams
He owned the streets. And now he wanted to own her body.
Antonio Del Marco, head of the notorious and feared Del Marco Clan. Notorious gangster. Infamous mob boss.
And, as Emma Harper quickly learns, her stepbrother.
Emma had grown up an orphan, heartbroken over the emptiness of having no family to call her own. Then one day a mysterious letter arrives, hinting at her true origins. Stunned and curious about finding potential family, she answers the letter.
Except now, she wishes she hadn’t.
Because now she knew the truth. The lethal and brutal Antonio Del Marco was her older stepbrother and now as a Del Marco herself, she fell under Antonio’s command. She now had obligations as a Del Marco to fulfill which included being married off to a complete stranger. Protest as she might, Antonio was going to make damn sure she did as she was told.
He was going to make her bend. She was going to fight back.
The spark was lit. The fire had caught.
Who would burn?
**This is a standalone adult romance that has explicit sexual content.
This romance story has so much more than what I was expecting, I admit I kind of downloaded thinking I would get some down and dirty bad mobsters sex with the hot stepbrother. What I received was an endearing background story of family, love & wrong doings that I am going to keep a secret as I do not want to ruin this for you. You get it all in this romantic tale, if you love mob romance stories along with some great past hurts, strong stubborn men and mystery you will really enjoy reading this. It was a perfect length, I did not feel rushed and felt content as I learnt all about Antonio and Emma and was happy with the ending.
We get varied points of view at parts of the story which I believe was really smart by the author, it helped me connect to both Antonio and Emma as a love interest, there were other characters namely the family lawyer who knew family background history who I thought too provided great connections to link both Antonio and Emma and help them remember their pasts. I admit I am a big pushover and softened toward Antonio once I found out what parts he had played in Emma’s life.
Antonio’s character although brutish at the start turned quickly into the stepbrother that Emma probably always wanted and needed in her life.
We also get the usual mob danger, backstabbing, tantrums and above all else old fashioned passion and humour.
I devoured this, did not want to put it down – it was a fantastic read.
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