Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Nico by Sarah Castille

A dangerous proposal

In Nico, the first book in the Ruin & Revenge series by New York Times bestselling author Sarah Castille, Las Vegas Mafia boss, Nico Toscani, is used to getting what he wants, whether it is having the City of Sin under his rule or a beautiful woman in his bed. But when he meets his match in the gorgeous, headstrong Mia Cordano, the daughter of a rival crime lord, all bets are off...

Sexy computer hacker, Mia, struggles to break free of her ruthless father’s Mafia ties…but she can’t resist the powerful and seductive Nico, who will stop at nothing to possess her. With their families locked in a brutal war for control of the city, Mia and Nico enter into a forbidden game. Will they surrender to the passion that burns between them—and risk tearing apart their families? Or will Nico be forced to betray the only woman who sets his blood on fire?

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is not a light read – it definitely delves into some of the most illegal elements of the mafia world – and the rules by which they live and die. Intertwined within a maelstrom of rules, vendettas, and power struggles, two people find a chemistry which should most definitely not be pursued, but... we all know what that means!

This is an intense, hard, and addictive read, which demands the attention of the reader and whilst there aren't too many characters, there are certainly enough to keep one alert. The relationships between them and the secrets we get to learn also add to the drama. This is not a book for the faint hearted!

I really enjoyed it, and was glad that I had time to read it for long periods, as it was quite difficult to pull myself out of it. Thank you, Ms. Castille, and I am looking forward to the next in the series.

Nico and Mia were each born to rival mob families. Nico’s father was killed when he was just 18 years old and he’s believed it to have been at the hands of Mia’s father. After his father’s death, Nico should have taken over the reins, being oldest, but he’s also a bastard and his cousin Tony has taken the top spot over him. Though Mia was raised in the mob, she’s tried to get out of the life and is now running her own business as a white hat hacker. Mia’s biggest pain in life is her controlling father, who has decided that Mia will marry Tony, Nico’s cousin, to end the family feud. Mia refuses and sets off a chain of events that makes for a super interesting read!

I love that not only is this a mafia read, it’s also a forbidden romance. Mia and Nico know that being together would start a war but their attraction to one another and the feelings that follow aren’t something they’re able to ignore. I loved both of the main characters, as well as all of the supporting characters, it’s a great set-up for a series that’s bound to be fantastic! The flow of the story is super fast, you won’t want to put it down! I can’t wait for book two!

Nico Toscani is trying to following in his father's footsteps. Being the Don of the Vegas mafia. But being the bastard son is not helping him too much. His uncle and cousin are fighting him each step of the way since his father was killed 10 years ago. While Nico is trying to take the family into a more legal way of life, his uncle and cousin want to move into drugs because there is more money that way. But they don't understand that the Feds will be looking at them closer that way.

Mia Cardano is a mafia princess and she wants nothing to do with that life. She has fought her father every step of the way. Put herself through college and has her own internet business. But her father being the Don of the Cardano family, he still tries to use Mia.

When Mia and Nico meet after she tries to hack his security, it's all part of her computer business, they know that they know each other from somewhere. Turns out, she was there when his father was killed. Can they work together to bring peace between the two families? Will Nico finally get his revenge he has been waiting 10 years for? Can Mia steer clear of her father without getting hurt?

This story had me from the very beginning and I loved everything about it. And I love that cover too. I can't wait for Luca's story, book two.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the dark, gritty biker romance, Rough Justice, Sarah Castille, worked and travelled abroad before trading her briefcase and stilettos for a handful of magic beans and a home near the Canadian Rockies. She writes contemporary erotic romance and romantic suspense featuring blazingly hot alpha heroes and the women who tame them.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Nico (Ruin & Revenge #1) by Sarah Castille to read and review. Mary reviewed her personal NetGalley copy.

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