A standalone dark mafia romance novel written by International Bestselling Author, Nikita Slater.Loving the man is easy, loving the mob boss is the most terrifying thing Maria has ever done.Five years ago, Maria was happy until the unexpected and violent death of her fiancé shattered her world. Now she’s on the run and afraid for her life. Just as she starts to believe she’s safe, she meets … she’s safe, she meets Niccolo DeLuca and finds herself caught up in a dangerous game of blackmail.
Through a legacy of brutality and blood, Nic carved a place for himself among the fiercest mobsters in Italy. Now, in America, unhindered by the old Sicilian code, his unique brand of terror makes him the brutal king of his criminal underworld.
His enemies make a very big mistake when they decide to use the beautiful Latina against him. Nic will take the woman and wreak bloody vengeance on everything in his path.
Book eight of the Fire & Vice series. All books are standalone and can be read in any order. Guaranteed HEA with NO cliffhanger. Just hot alpha male who knows what he wants! Sizzling dark romance. Read at your own risk!more
Great read and addition to this series! I liked that Maria wasn’t a doormat and loved Nic! Definitely recommend it!
What a terrific book! I love every book that Nikita Slater has written and they just keep getting better. Maria escaped/ran from Mexico from her fiancé’s family after standing trial for his murder. Five years later she is thrown together with one of the most feared Italian Mafia Bosses in the world. This book has so many emotions going on that I was holding on through-out the book. I could not wait to get to the end to see how it would turn out. It was a page-turner from the first word to the last word. A Must Read!
Nic is a cold as ice ruthless mob boss who meets his match in the fiery independent Maria. She doesn’t say yes to his every demand so there are plenty of fireworks in and out of the bedroom for this couple. Nic takes cares of his enemies with a brutal efficiency that doesn’t leave you with any doubt that he is the boss. Even at the beginning of his relationship with Maria he does make small concessions that melted this reader’s heart when he is so formidable with everyone else. Maria made me smile at her saucy attitude especially when it was aimed at Nic. No issues with skipping pages for this reader since this storyline and characters held me firmly in thrall. This book joins my top favorite reads of 2019.
As a head of the Mafia, Nic is a cold emotionless killer. He believes attachments are a weakness, so he has none, until he becomes obsessed with Maria. Maria’s dark past forces her to cross paths with Nic changing the course of their lives dramatically. Maria’s sexy and feisty with a sharp tongue and it’s entertaining to watch how the love of the right woman has the power to change a man. The added bonus to this story is Cassandra, the wild and zany wife in name only. Maria and Cassandra’s witty banter had me laughing out loud. This was a binge worthy 5 star read that was definitely worth the book hangover the morning after.