Title: The Capo: Riccardo
SERIES: Book Two – Stud Mafia Series
AUTHORS: Elle Raven and Aimie Jennison
RELEASE DATE: May 10th, 2015
GENRE: Erotic Thriller
Temptation. Seduction. Forbidden pleasure.
As the right-hand man to The Don, Riccardo Rossi's role is all about Duty. Respect and Honour. Being the crime boss's daughter, Lorena Morassi is forbidden. Although she is young and off limits, that doesn't stop Riccardo from wanting her. She is a pure temptation and to have her would be a betrayal to his Boss and his mafia family.
Lorena has wanted Riccardo for years and she knows he wants her, too. Being with him would only cause bad blood between her father and his right-hand man. She doesn't want their strong friendship to be ruined, but her feelings for him grow, and Lorena knows she can't stay away. But a night of seduction and forbidden pleasure changes everything.
Betrayal will not be tolerated and long-standing friendships will be broken.
Warning: This book contains violence, excessive language, and strong sexual content. It's intended to be read by mature audiences
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Whenever I walked into a room, I tried and make myself scarce because it was just too fucking hard for me not to look at her. I tried not to think of what I’d like to do to her, not to stare at her and see the woman she had become. I couldn’t help but picture her under me as I worshipped every part of her sexy body with my hands and my tongue.
Yeah, I was most definitely a sick bastard. Even thinking those thoughts and knowing that if Sebastiano knew the fucking intimate and dirty thoughts I had, I’d be a dead man. As I stumbled downstairs, I could smell the aroma of Nonna’s zeppole. I wondered if I could sneak one in before she took them out. I fucking loved those things.
Nonna was still in the kitchen cleaning up when I came up behind her and snuck one behind her back. I saw everyone outside through the window and watched as Sebastiano held Sierra around the waist and pulled her close. He kissed her like no one was watching, not that he gave a shit who saw him mouth-fuck his wife.
“Riccardo!” Nonna yelled. “Don’t think I didn’t see you take one of my zeppole. I have eyes everywhere you know. I see everything, Riccardo.”
What the fuck did she mean by that? What did she see? What did she know? No way did she know about me hungering for Lorena. Only Stefano knew and that was only because I was drunk and completely incoherent one night.
First, thank you to the authors (Elle Raven and Aimie Jennison) and Hot Tree Promotions for all allowing me a copy of this novel to read in exchange for an honest review.
Secondly.... Holy frigging piercings Batman!! I swear this books was just all kinds of hot! Riccardo... Dudes got issues and skills and when you put him together with his forbidden fruit (Lorena, the bosses daughter) things go off like a mouth full of pop rocks and coke. The devil got his angel. (Hand hearts it all) I was also glad to see there was a nice mix of the old characters and some new ones as well. The story unfolded so well it was almost fell off the pages just melted as I read. So as with the first installment, I. Loved. It!
***small spoiler alert***
Lorena Morassi is the Mafia princess to beat all mafia princess. She is smart, sweet, funny, gorgeous and a huge flirt. But a secret she has dear to her heart could get her into all kinds of trouble if it gets out. What's her secret you ask? That she, the daughter of The Don is head over heels in love with The Capo. She has flirted with him for years. Everyone thought is was nothing because her father said it was nothing. He had no idea her feelings and flirting were real. But then again how could he when she never said anything to him. There is a rule with all of his men, his daughter is off limits. As in not happening, not a chance. But as with any good love story that didn't stop the train once it left the tracks.
A chance encounter in the cellar of her fathers home, Lorena pushed Riccardo too far. And he lost it. He made her into his favorite dessert and dined well. He had her writhing under his touch. He did however snap out of his sex crazed fog and tell her it should have never happened and it wouldn't happen again. (laughs) That of course is not what happens. After being in Italy for a couple of months Lorena comes home to find Riccardo avoiding her. Karma is a selfish bitch like that. He is trying to not hurt his best friend by being with his daughter but when Lorena shows up at Riccardo’s house late one night things change. Quickly. Things that will change them all irrevocably. A night of passion, sweltering need and desire forges an unbreakable bond between them.
Plans are to tell Sebastiano of their relationship. They even chose a night. Right before the family dinner Riccardo would tell Seb about it all. He was in love with Lorena and she with him… but things didn't work out that way. Lorena was freaking out, she wasn’t ready so they avoided that… But again in a family that has people trying to break them up shit happens fast. Uncle Joey, the one man they all hate but put up with because he is Seb’s uncle spills the beans of Riccardo and Lorena sleeping together. And all hell breaks loose. Literally. Seb’s loses his shit. Riccardo takes every hit. Every ugly word Seb throws at him and refuses to fight back. He gets the beating of his life. Finally it takes two of the men and Lorena to get between them before Seb kills Riccardo.
Sebs has a hot Sicilian temper. We all know that. The man is The Don for cryin’ out loud. There is only one thing that will reign in that temper. Sierra. And after talking to his wife and calming himself he sees that is he had to choose any of his men to be with Lorena it was Riccardo that he trusted to keep her safe. He would die for her and Seb knew that. After a few days of stewing again Seb went to see Riccardo at his office in the club. They have a rather heated talk but when it’s all over Seb is calm. This is new. He has to trust Riccardo with his daughter’s heart and life. But who better to keep her safe and protected than the man that is head over heels in love with her?
Again, I loved this installment! Riccardo is a bad-ass. All kinds of sexy and sweet Jesus the man has skills. Lorena is a spunky, sexy, very passionate girl who is all he can handle. There are troubles when it starts and they both are fighting the darkness that lives in them both. Their lives are forever changed and together they may be able to embrace it and live it to the fullest.
OTHER BOOKS IN THIS SERIES
The Don: Sebastiano
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Barb’s Review for The Don: Sebastiano
(Originally posted 4/5/15)
Elle Raven is a new and upcoming Aussie author who lives in Adelaide, South Australia with her husband and three young children. Elle can usually be found with her iPad or laptop computer permanently glued to her. She began writing from a very young age. In fact Elle used to write plays and musicals when she was in high school. Having such a flamboyant personality she even performed in them herself Always an 'actress' and always the star.
Elle loves reading and writing about an alpha-male hero. If she can't read about one that is alpha enough to suit her she will take it upon herself to write one.
Elle's books will feature an alpha-male hero who will come tumbling to his knees in lust and love when he finally meets the heroine of his dreams. Rest assured that in an Elle Raven book, the hero will never cheat.
Elle would love to hear from you. Please email her or visit her Facebook page. She loves connecting with people and having a chat with the readers about her books or any other books you may have in common.
Aimie Jennison is a Yorkshire lass living in Western Australia, with her three boisterous boys and her husband. Aimie loves to people watch; it’s her favourite way to come up with new characters and stories. So next time a stranger is staring at you in the street, don’t panic, it could be an author basing a character on you.
Aimie has always loved to read and write. Her favourite place to listen to her characters is at the beach.
Aimie would love to hear from you. She would be happy to receive an email or post on her Facebook page; she loves chatting with like-minded bookworms.