Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Omertá (The Deluca Family #1) by K. A. Ware

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Omertá was not at all what I expected it to be and as I sit here thinking about what I expected I realize I can’t really say for sure what I expected. Maybe I was expecting a mafia princess with daddy issues like Lucky Santangelo in the Jackie Collins series about Gino and Lucky Santangelo. What I got instead was a potential female crime bosses, with homicidal tendencies, rise to power without the daddy issues so in some ways it is similar yet different from the original lady boss, Lucky Santangelo.

I also did not expect an Italian mafia boss to ever be an equal opportunity type crime lord but there you have it. Carlo was more than willing to share his world with Mia although he tries to shelter her when her friend dies he sees the error in trying to protect her from the harsher side of his life and understands her need for full disclosure if they are to be truly partners. My only question is how do the real mafia bad guys feel about such a modern thinking crime boss. This line of thinking only goes to show you that like Mia I watch way too much television and read to many books.

Omertá is rather dark and intense so if you chose to read it I would recommend starting it on a day where you don’t have to go to work the next day or you might be explaining to your boss why you are so tired. And if you drive a school bus like I do that is not a good conversation to have so I was thankful that when I finally came up for air it was before midnight and I was really aggravated about having to put the book down for the night and kicking myself for not waiting until Friday to start it. The amount of violence told in graphic detail does out way the detail put into the sex scenes to a degree because while you are cringing at the amount of bloody violence you won’t be begging for a cold shower or attention of your husband but then again I may have just not been in the mood. he fact that I could barely put this book down makes this book a five-star story add to that the almost complete lack of editing issues makes Omertá worth every star.

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What a difference a day can make.

Mia Caruso grew up under the roof of a tyrant. Her father was an enforcer for the DeLuca crime family who ruled his home with the same brutality that his job required, her mother was the silent trophy he'd always wanted and Mia was only ever in the way. She'd endured the abuse for years, her only solace was the hope that one day she would be free from his iron fists. Just shy of her eighteenth birthday and four months away from a fresh start at college, he showed up and turned her world upside down.

Carlo DeLuca was at the top of his game, master of his own universe, he ran the most successful organized crime syndicate on the west coast. He'd worked his ass off to build his empire after his father had nearly bled it dry, and he wouldn't allow anything to threaten that. Carlo ruled with a cold indifference that terrified even the most brutal of men, and today was no exception, he had a rat to dispose of.

But when he looked into a of pair amber eyes and saw a fire that rivaled his own, he knew nothing would be the same again.

February 22, 2017 New Releases

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Tasty Virtual Book Tour & Giveaway: His Cowboy Heart: Montana Men #6 by Jennifer Ryan

Bound by honor and by love…That’s a Montana Man.

Montana Men #6
Jennifer Ryan
Releasing Feb 21, 2017
Avon Books

Ford Kendrick has often dreamed of the day that Jamie Keller would come home to Montana. After
high school, she needed to leave—and he, duty-bound to rescue his family’s ranch, pushed her to go. The Army made Jamie a hero, but Ford still sees the gorgeous, loving woman who lit up his whole world.

Every day since she left, Jamie has longed for Ford. One glimpse confirms it: the sexy, dangerous-looking cowboy left a hole in her heart that nothing else can fill. Yet the battle scars she bears—inside and out—won’t let her trust anyone enough to get close.

Ford wants to bring Jamie back to the life they dreamed of building. But locked somewhere in her memories is a dark truth that threatens her safety. It’s a battle Ford won’t let her fight alone, not when he’s determined to keep her by his side, now and always… 

Jennifer Ryan is the New York Times USA Today bestselling author of The Hunted, McBride, and Montana Men series. She writes suspenseful contemporary romances with outrageous plot twists, deeply emotional love stories, high stakes and higher drama. Her stories are filled with love, family, friendship, and the happily-ever-after we all hope to find.

Jennifer lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and three children. When she finally leaves those fictional worlds, you’ll find her in the garden, playing in the dirt and daydreaming about people who live only in her head, until she puts them on paper.

February 21, 2017 New Releases

This is so cool two of my favorite authors are releasing new books today, I put them at the top of the list.