Also in this series: Luca, Rocco
Series: Ruin and Revenge #1
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on December 6th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Mafia
Source: Self Purchased
Reading Challenges: Bad Boys of Romance 2017
A dangerous proposal
Las Vegas Mafia boss, Nico Toscani, is used to getting what he wants, whether it is having the City of Sin under his rule or a beautiful woman in his bed. But when he meets his match in the gorgeous, headstrong Mia Cordano, the daughter of a rival crime lord, all bets are off. . .
Sexy computer hacker, Mia, struggles to break free of her ruthless father’s Mafia ties…but she can’t resist the powerful and seductive Nico, who will stop at nothing to possess her. With their families locked in a brutal war for control of the city, Mia and Nico enter into a forbidden game. Will they surrender to the passion that burns between them—and risk tearing apart their families? Or will Nico be forced to betray the only woman who sets his blood on fire?
Nico Toscani, is part of the Toscani mob boss family. He rules in Las Vegas, and no one crosses him. He is good to those that are loyal to him and those that disobey suffer the consequences. He meets his match and daughter of his sworn enemy Mia Cordano. Mia has worked hard to separate herself as much as possible from the crime family she was born into. She is a legalized hacker, and when she is called in to do a job for a gambling hotel in Las Vegas she is more than eager, especially with the funds and the reputation it will give her. But after finishing the job, a guard pinches her ass and she slices him with her knife. Yeah a mob daughter you don’t want to cross. But she is brought to Nico to pay the consequences for her actions. But Mia isn’t afraid of Nico, and is bold and daring and Nico is captivated by this woman who was once a girl he fell hard for but could never be his. And even though he has other obligations, he can’t resist the urge to protect and love this woman who heats his blood and makes him feel again…
Nico Toscani, lost his mother when he was just a boy and wanted to be just like his father. To defend their family and protect and follow his ways which weren’t the most desired among crime families. One that held honor and loyalty. But when his father was murdered, his uncle took over and refuses to give the title over to Nico even though he rightly deserves it. He wants to take it back but he must handle it very delicately or he could lose. Nico was one sexy hero and boy I loved the alpha in him. Definitely will give you shivers. He is total bad ass but not creepy and scary at all. I loved the way he treats those that work for him and the way he is with his buddies. His reactions were just fabulous to see unravel and I did like the way his character is so bold and dominates the room.
Mia grew up in the Cordano crime family, but she has worked hard to distance herself as much as possible. She wears outlandish clothes, is a hacker and got a college degree. She stands up to her father and has a temper. And boy I loved her. Despite the way her father treats her, I liked that she doesn’t back down when its something she believes in. She has goals and dreams and isn’t afraid to go after them. You have to admire that. I did enjoy seeing the way she handles our hero Nico. Even though there may be a part of her that fears him because she doesn’t know him, she doesn’t let it show. She has this wild untamed personality that is crazy and fun and I got a kick out of her character. She is protective of her younger sister especially. I enjoyed the way she handles problems and seeks solutions.
Plot and Story Line
In Nico, the first book in the latest series by Castille. We get an introduction to a Crime Boss romance. Now this has a Romeo and Juliet type of feel only you get a HEA. Both are from rival crime families and so tension is pretty high in this book. But you don’t really realize how forbidden their relationship is until later in the book. Their first meeting is sexy as sin and will give you shivers down the spine. I loved both of these characters. Their personalities are so opposite from each other in many ways. Nico is domineering and commanding and doesn’t take no for an answer. And Mia, well she is crazy and fun and is unconventional. Not your typical future mob boss wife. But they just fit for each other in the ways that really matter. They get each other and they get the life they were born into. The emotional intimacy they build in this book is what really drew me in.
You love it. You’ve never met a man like me, a man who can challenge and respect you, a man worthy of a woman like you
The sexual tension is high but you see so much development in the emotional side to their bond that you just get drawn in. I honestly couldn’t put this book down and didn’t want to. Their story was engaging and highly addicting and I can’t wait to see what see brings us in Luca.
Just a gorgeous cover we have here right? I just LOVE it!! I love the abs with the random placed tats.
Nico is a forbidden romance that will leave you curling your toes in delight!! TALENT TO ADMIRE!