A mafia romance novella by International Bestselling Author, Nikita Slater.Jared has a thing for damsels in distress, which is lucky since one lives next door to him. Amy needs something from Jared and she needs it fast; a cup of sugar for her apple pie. Amy tries to make life as normal as possible for her family while navigating her growing attraction to the hot biker living next door. When her … living next door. When her family life becomes unbearably complicated, she’s helpless to deny the big gruff neighbor who insists on stepping in and helping.
Jared is instantly drawn to his beautiful young neighbor. The more he learns about Amy the more he wants her. Until now, he’s lived his life stepping on both sides of the law, uncaring whether he lives or dies. But with an instant family in his future, Jared is looking to settle down. He just needs to convince his future wife.
As danger stalks their new relationship, each meeting between Jared and Amy sparks a sizzling attraction that threatens to grow into a raging inferno.
This 35,000 word standalone romance novella is the follow up to Loving Vincent. Sweet and sizzling with a dash of dark, it’s the perfect summer read!more
This is a great and mostly sweet novella! I really enjoyed this couple!
ahh… the girl next door / single ‘mom’ theme. definitely wish this scenario could be real since its so easy to picture that hunk next door. its a sweet story with unexpected touches of … not so fluffy sweet stuff haha (sorry, i cant think of the right word right now). there was her unexpected side job and the details of her family. then there was her father. unexpected curve balls that gave a nice touch to the book. not sure id call this a mafia romance so if you have a ‘softer’ stomache, this would be a good read for you.
definitely looking forward to Enrico’s story assuming that the author will give him one. from ‘love vincent’ to jared’s story, Enrico’s would seem to be the one to finally solve the ‘Ghost situation’ and may have that touch of dark/action i enjoy so much hehe
I devoured this book!! From the first page until the last I was absolutely enthralled by the story Nikita spun! There was so much excellent stuff in this book that I’m still telling and definitely on the way to a reread! Best book I’ve read in a while! Jared deserves his place in my harem!
This was a great read! As always, Nikita did a great job with Jared and Amy’s story. Loved to see how the characters developed and of course the happy ever after! I can’t wait for her next book!!!
She does it again, taking a beautiful story, grows the love and makes it a hea that everyone would want. Amy works hard trying to be the best she can be dealing with life situations and helping the family. Jared slowly wakes up to the world around him seeing that life around him exists and it is an eye opener. Sweet sweet sweet!
Love read Loving Jared I just felt sad that it was a short read but I was definitely sweet heartwarming read.
This standalone story is different from Nikita Slater’s dark romances, being a nice continuation of Loving Vincent. Amy and Jared were a sweet couple from the start. It seemed to be attraction at first sight for both of them after they reconnected as adults.
Amy dealt with many difficulties in her life and Jared came at just the right time to help her out. She cured him of his loneliness while he became someone to lean on during tough times. Their characters were well-developed and the growth of their affection for each other seemed quite realistic even in such a short span of time.
All in all, the story was amazing and I would definitely recommend it as Nikita Slater never disappoints with her writing. I cannot wait to read what she writes next.
One cup of sugar started off this sweet romantic read. Jared is really a big teddy bear under that gruff exterior but he does mean business when anyone he loves is threatened. Amy is hard working and a little unconventional which helps her keep her family together. But everyone knows you can’t always have sweet without a little bitter which brings us to Amy’s dad who wouldn’t win any father of the year awards. There is a nice mix of sweet, drama, and sexiness that make this novella a satisfying combination.
Ok what a wonderful novella!!! I absolutely loved Jared and Amy. Amy is young but mature and also has the world on her shoulders. Jared who has known Amy since she was much younger realizes what a beauty she has turned into and the very heavy responsibility she has raising her younger siblings. There are so many elements to this story and of course an HEA!
Loved this book. It’s a sweet and sometimes sad story. When good-looking, Jared sees his next door neighbor Amy all grown up, it’s an instant attraction for Jared who happens to do some criminal activities at times. Amy has had a rough life for someone so young. But when these two come together there’s some hot romance. I loved how sweet and caring Jared is to Amy and her family. The book is fast-paced and I was definitely captured from the first page.
This amazing author writes that best characters into her stories and this one is no exception. This story is a fantastic, short and very sweet fast paced romance between two really great characters.
Amy and Jared have instant chemistry that makes you swoon. Jared is the perfect match for Amy in every way. He’s strong, fierce, demanding but has such a sweet heart! Amy is sassy, independent and strong. The way these two come together is funny, sweet and very sexy. There is so much sexual tension that it oozes off the pages.
This story is very hot, captivating and highly entertaining to read. Definitely worth reading.
Even though this was a short story. I still enjoyed it. Jared was a very bad boy but just a softy and Amy had such a hard life but Jared made sure her life got easier. As always bad things happened and together they made it work. I enjoyed every minute of this story. As always great job Nikita!!!!! Loved it
This is a sweet instalove story. Jared is immediately drawn to his pretty little neighbour that seems to have blossomed overnight. Her traumatic past has left the weight of the world on her shoulders, but he’s the man that will love her and share the burden. An enjoyable read!
Loving Jared is a short story, in the world of Loving Vincent. We see familiar characters, and both books can be read as stand alones.
This is an overall sweet novella, and gives us everything we expect, hope and appreciate from this author. There’s hawt s-x scenes, romance, danger, action, mystery, motorcycles, mafia, an alpha H, a strong and very sufficient h, and a well written and plotted story.
I read Nikita Slater because I find her characters to be absolutely amazing. Their development, intensity, chemistry (not just romantic) and dialog leave me *sighing* every time. I’m drawn to how loyal they are to their own morality; that in most cases don’t follow the social norm. Throw these amazing characters into a very well written and developed storyline, and I’m there every time.
I definitely recommend this book and this author. I hope there will be more books in the world!
I received an ARC from the author for an honest review. I also bought a copy, because I wanted THAT in my library, too.
This book hits a lot of heavy subjects. It will have you laughing, crying, fanning yourself and wanting to find yourself an alpha.
Sometimes you can be dealt a real bad hand, but find beauty in it. Perspective is everything.
This book is filled with tragedy, passion, heartbreak, revenge, mystery, history, beginnings, friendship and so much more. There is a lot of story packed into this novella. I’m hoping it’s not the last we hear of these amazing characters.
Nikita’s stories are always so well written, even when they are novellas.
Amy and Jared have known each other a long time, as neighbours, but now they reconnect and it quickly becomes hot and heavy.
These Mafia Romance Novellas are wonderful!