Author: Sarah Castille
Series: Ruin & Revenge #1
Publication: December 6th 2016 by St. Martin's Press
Genre: Adult ~ Romance ~ Suspense
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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 is the first book in a full-length, standalone series by New York Times bestselling author, Sarah Castille, set in Las Vegas and featuring deliciously sexy mafia bosses and the women who can’t help but love them.
I've been a really huge fan of Sarah Castille's Sinner's Tribe MC series so when I saw she was coming with a new book I obviously was really excited and didn't waste any time signing up for this blog tour. But a part of me was a little hesitant when I started reading Nico because although I do enjoy mafia romances I've never been into them as in biker romances. But damn, this book was good. It was more than good actually. I loved it!
I fell in love with the story (and Nico) pretty early on and it actually never disappointed me at one point or another. And it was oh so steamy! I can't remember when I last read a book that was this hot. The chemistry between the main characters was scorching hot. I had to mentally fan myself a lot.
As for the characters... I totally loved Mia. She must be one of the strongest and independed female main characters I have read about. She was different than how a mafia woman it supposed to be. She's a hacker and her style is punk. She has also stood up to her abusive father no matter how much he beat her. Like I said, strong.
When Nico comes into her life she is determined to show him that women can be skilled at hacking and that she isn't some weak mafia woman even though they have this intense connection right of the bat. Meanwhile Nico is attracted to her because of the fact that she can handle her own against him.
There also was an additonal POV of Ben, an undercover cop. I really liked this extra narrative because it can give readers a break from Mia and Nico and their intensity (not that I really needed a break often). I cared for Ben right away because he was in a really bad position, being underover for so long and not being able to see or care for his six year-old daughter much who lived with his horrible ex and her new slimy boyfriend. I'm also shipping the hell out of Ben and Kat (Mia's little sister). I really hope they'll get their own book at one point.
As usual with a Sarah Castille book there was a lot of action and suspense, which I loved. The writing was also excellent like always. I basically have nothing negative to say. And I'm really looking forward to the next book, Luca.
About the Author:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Sarah Castille, writes contemporary erotic romance and romantic suspense featuring blazingly hot alpha males and the women who tame them. She is the author of the Redemption series, the Sinner’s Tribe MC series, and the Legal Heat series. A recovering lawyer and caffeine addict, she worked and travelled abroad before trading in her briefcase and stilettos for a handful of magic beans and a home on Vancouver Island.