DEFYING HER MAFIOSO by Terri Anne Browning
is now LIVE!
This is the 1st book in a brand new series,
The Vitucci Mafiosos
Ciro Donati was many things:
My father’s most valued and trusted soldier.
My brother’s best friend and second in command.
And the only man I would give up everything for.
I fell hard for the Mafioso at the tender age of eleven. This beast of a man who I knew made people disappear—and probably enjoyed every second of it—was also the sixteen-year-old boy who had picked me up after I’d fallen flat on my face during my dance recital and told me I was the best ballerina he’d ever seen. He’s watched over me, protected me like I was the most precious thing in the world to him.
And then he sent me away.
Scarlett Vitucci was many things:
The daughter of the biggest Cosa Nostra boss from New York to Chicago.
The sister of the man I would gladly take a bullet for.
And the only woman I would ever love.
Sending her away was the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but I didn’t deserve her or her love. For three years I stayed away, ignoring the gnawing ache that her absence left in my chest. Now, she was back and fighting what I felt for her was impossible. Letting her go had been a huge mistake.
One I would never repeat.
REVIEWED BY JILL
4.5 stars for the first book in a new series by one of my favorite authors - Terri Anne Browning. This book is all about the mafia way of life, but more specifically the Vitucci family and all of their associates. Ciro Donati is a character we met in a separate series - Angel's Halo - but you do not have to read that series prior to starting this one as this is a stand-alone with a HEA.
Scarlett Vitucci is one of the twenty-one-year-old identical
twin daughters that Cosa Nostra mafia boss - Vito Vitucci - dotes on. Scarlett grew up on the family compound in New York with her twin sister and older brother for playmates and only interacted with members of la familigia so it was no surprise she fell in love with Ciro when she was eleven. For seven years Ciro was her life until he had her father send her and Victoria to Sicily to live with their grandmother for three years. Heartbroken and confused doesn't begin to describe how she feels but Scarlett is done letting Ciro get to her.
Ciro Donati is the most feared capo in Cosa Nostra but when it comes to Scarlett he turns into a different man. With Scarlett home from Sicily he needs to make a decision about what it is he wants to do because he is quickly realizing that even though he feels he isn't good enough for her he will kill any man that even glances in her direction.
Read this book start to finish in one sitting because I could not put it down! Sexy times full of all that emotional angst with the mafia danger mixed in make this one book you don't want to miss. Can't wait to see which Vittuci is up next :)