Saturday, July 1, 2017

Luca by Sarah Castille

The mafia men of New York Times bestselling author Sarah Castille’s Ruin & Revenge series are hard, hot, and ruthless. They show no weakness and take no prisoners. But the right woman can soften their stone cold hearts and make them come alive with dark desire.

Luca Rizzoli was nearly destroyed by a brutal betrayal that cost him his family. Now a ruthless crime boss in Las Vegas, he lets nothing touch his frozen heart...until a smoldering encounter with a beautiful stranger ignites his passion. One night isn’t enough for a man who takes what he wants—and Luca will do whatever he can to possess his mysterious temptress...

Police detective Gabrielle Fawkes lives for revenge. She lost everything at the hands of an unforgiving ruler of the Vegas underworld. Now she wants to see him six feet under. But when a near-fatal attack leads her into Luca’s arms, what was meant to be one night of unbridled passion becomes something forbiddingly more. Luca has his own agenda, but when strong, determined, kick-ass detective Gaby sets her sights on her target, Luca feels compelled to stand by her side and protect her at all costs. However, pursuing danger comes at a high price—and both Gaby and Luca must work together in order to eliminate the dark enterprise that threatens them, in Luca by Sarah Castille.

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Book 2
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Gabrielle Fawkes is a detective with the Las Vegas police department and she is trying to survive and get the revenge she deserves by arresting the drug lord that brutally killed her husband. After getting shot while trying to catch the drug lord, she meets Luca Rizzoli in the same hospital room. Both are recovering from gunshot wounds. He is very handsome and she is finding herself attracted to him, especially when he speaks to her in Italian. He owns an Italian restaurant, so she will have to check it out one evening soon and maybe see him again.

Luca Rizzoli is part of the Vegas mafia, after his father's betrayal, Luca is trying to bring honor back to his family's name. When he meets Gabrielle, he is drawn to her, and for a man that is only out for one-night stands, he wants more from her.

What happens when Luca finds out what Gabrielle does for a living and she finds out who he really is? Will they work together to bring down the drug lord that killed her husband? Will the Don of the mafia family let Luca and Gabrielle continue a relationship?

I am loving this series, who wouldn't love the bad boy mafia man and the take-care-of-herself detective that also needs protection at times. And the suspense of who done it is great too. I can't wait for book three, it will be Rocco's story.

Though this can be read as a standalone, I highly recommend reading Nico first as this story feeds off it and it’ll make it that much more awesome! This is an excellent “mobster” book – I enjoyed every page!

Luca is one of the head Dons and he’s worked very hard for his spot as his father once betrayed the family. Luca has earned respect, but there are a few in the mafia who still don’t believe in his honesty – especially when he winds up falling for a cop. Gabrielle’s husband was murdered years prior and she’s spent every moment since attempting to track down his killer. When she’s pulled off the case at work, she struggles with not being able to land her husband’s killer but at the same time, she’s also a lot freer. Then when she meets Luca, she thinks she’s found a distraction but quickly discovers that Luca isn’t exactly as “clean” as she’d like to think.

I think my absolute favorite part of this book is Gabrielle and her absolute fierceness. Even with Luca being a total alpha male, Gabrielle never just bows to him and I love that. I absolutely love Luca and Gabrielle together, they’re perfect for one another and the perfect balance of soft and hard. This story has a fast pace, great characters, and an intriguing storyline. I really enjoyed it!

Also Available in the Ruin & Revenge Series

Book 1
Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Amazon Au  ~  Amazon Ca
B&N  ~  Google Play  ~  iTunes  ~  Kobo

For reviews & more info, check out our Nico post.

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 Luca (Ruin & Revenge #2) by Sarah Castille to read and review.

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