A bad boy romance novella by International Bestselling Author, Nikita Slater. Vince doesn’t deal with women, not unless he needs something. And he needs something from Jenna, something only she can give. One meeting with the sweet little red-headed nurse and he knows he’s in trouble. When she refuses to give him what he asks for, she gives him the one thing he really wants; a reason to take Jenna … really wants; a reason to take Jenna and keep her.
Between a messy divorce, a custody battle and a serious lack of funds, Jenna’s life has slowly gone downhill. When she finds Vince waiting for her in her dark house, threatening to hurt her if she doesn’t do his bidding, she’s pretty sure she’s hit rock bottom. But when Vince decides to make Jenna and her daughter a permanent part of his life, she discovers a love she never imagined possible.
But someone from Jenna’s past is angry with the blossoming romance and will do anything to stop it, even if it means killing the object of his obsession.
This 27,000 word standalone romance novella is sweet and sizzling with a dash of dark. I hope you enjoy!
Love love reading this all alphaness of a male. Although it was a short read it still was an exciting read. Love all that possessive, obsessive Vincent is and for a short read it definitely carries that intense and dark moments I love read.
Jenna is a honest hard working mom who has a slimy ex and she can’t seem to catch a break. Enter Vince who seems like bad news but turns out he is exactly what Jenna needs in her life. Vince is possessive, protective, and ruthless when it comes to having Jenna in his arms. I laughed a little at Jared (Vince’s partner) who is really a big softie , Lola (Jenna’s daughter) is a sweetie which adds to the appeal of this book, last but not least Jenna and Vince have passionate relationship which made this reader finish this book in one sitting. I enjoyed reading this one !
Vincent Corey is a man who should not be taken lightly as his connection to the mafia makes him a formidable opponent. This is why it intrigues him when a mere nurse refuses to become his informant even at the threat of death.
Jenna is reluctant to do anything illegal that would set a bad example for her daughter. She continues to hold on to her integrity after her encounter with Vince which makes him pursue her harder.
This story reveals what it’s like to be a part of an inseparable unit with a dark romance featuring a possessive alpha male. This is a five star read as I’m never disappointed by Nikita Slater. I cannot wait to read her next book.
Vincent and Jenna’s instalove story is super sweet and sexy. Their story is fast paced with some twisted darkness, a little action, some suspense and hot sexy chemistry that is undeniable. These two together are perfection! I loved their connection and the instant attraction they have for one another. The story was perfect in every way.
Loved it and can’t wait for more from this amazing author.
Whenever I see a book by Nikita Slater, I always make sure to pick it up. I adore her writing and her stories are always well told. What drew me to her in the first place was her Mafia Queens series, as well as her Fire and Vice series, so when I saw that she had put out a mafia novella, I just had to get it. She didn’t disappoint, as usual.
This is the story of crime boss, Vincent, and Jenna, a nurse at the local jail who refuses to deliver a message from the crime boss to one of the inmates. No matter the threats, she refuses. This sends Vincent to go to her home to “convince” her to play along. There is something about her that really hits the heart of this hardened criminal, and the story unfolds from there.
What I like about Nikita’s mafia men is that she portrays them honestly. They are criminals and they stay that way. They might have a softness towards their women, families and close friends but god help anyone else who crosses them. I appreciate this because it’s real.
This story is well written, all of the characters are quite believable, the world building very distinct, and the plot flowed without a hitch: all of the elements of good story telling.
I absolutely LOVED this book!!!! Vince and Jenna are the BEST characters. I love how the author makes you feel such a wide range of emotions while going along for the ride. I love how this is a different kind of story for this author but still has her edge included. LOVED THIS BOOK.
When the author hinted that this book is a captive romance with sweetness on the side, I wanted to laugh because, hello? This is Nikita! She doesn’t write sweet! But dear Lord, reading this one proven that she can pull it off!
This may be a sweet romance but don’t be fooled cause there’s still underground-theme happening in the background of the story although it wasn’t dark as per the author’s usual theme, but nonetheless, something that is worth reading. I was smiling and snorting the whole time I was reading this! Even if there’s some dark elements happening, it was balanced by the author because, sweet. I can’t believe it! I love it! Jealous and possessive hero, sassy heroine, a crazy ex, a cute little baby plus a big bear BFF of the hero that is a criminal btw but a softy, this book is certainly the feel-good kind of book while still getting your dark fix!
Loving Vincent is absolutely perfect for a quick Valentine’s read.
I Loved this book! Vincent is a tough guy with unsavory ties and he wants Jenna, the beautiful struggling nurse, to pass a message on to someone in the prison where she works. When she refuses he pays her a visit and from then on, it is a definite page-turner. This book has all the great elements, handsome, tattooed, rough guy, beautiful, re-headed struggling divorced mom, danger, romance, and sex. It was a perfect story!
This started off dark and ended so sweet. Loved Vincent and Jenna. Vincent was the perfect dark, alpha male. My only regret, I wished the book was longer. If you love Nikita’s other books, you will love this story. I received an ARC for an honest review. This is a must read.
this was a cute story. not sure if it could be called mafia though but definitely part of the underground world.
we have a woman who strongly does whats right and the man who… does what he wants strongly haha. something all ladies in her situation wished would happen to them, its a HEA with a touch of the darker side of things. great touch in the ending to show hes not completely whipped haha
Nikita has done it again!! Dark Romance at its best!! I loved Vince and Jenna they just exploded off the page! Vince definitely deserves to be a member of my harem!
This Nikita novella was on the lighter side of dark but no less engaging. I loved the twists and turns and the juxtaposition between Jenna and Vincent. A fun quick read that kept me engaged through to the last page.
“She would soon realize that there was no safe haven for her. That he would be her entire universe from now on and she could choose whether that was heaven or hell.”
This book is a quick, sweet and dark read. Many unexpected twist within this short story, but has all the elements you love about a Nikita Slater read.
““What’s wrong with you?” she cried angrily. “How did you turn into such a monster? I used to love you…”
When you try to do the right thing, keep to yourself, do your job, protect your family and you still find yourself looking over your shoulder.
“Baby, it’s adorable that you think anything could stain my conscience.”
Somehow, this books combines dark and romantically sweet. And it totally worked. I was definitely along for this ride and was super bummed when it was over.
I already feel the need to re-read and predict this title becoming one of my go tos. I absolutely recommend!
I received an ARC from the author for an honest review.
This was such a quick intense read. Vincent made my heart pound with his domineering and instalust ways.
I loved this book!
I thoroughly enjoyed Vincent and Jenna’s dark love story. It was fast paced and entertaining and I devoured it in one sitting. Jenna’s integrity puts her on Vincent’s radar, but the threats of a mafia kingpin won’t sway her moral compass. He offers her a feeling of safety and protection she’s never known and watching as little Lola weasels her way into his cold heart was my undoing.