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"Salvatore is a delicious dark mafia feast full of sexy, page-turning goodness!" -NYT Bestselling Author, Annika Martin
LuciaIt all started with a contract signed by him, then by me, while our families watched. While my father sat silent, a man defeated, giving his daughter to the Benedetti monsters.
I obeyed. I played my part. I signed my name and gave away my life. I became their living, breathing trophy, a constant symbol of their power over us.
That was five years ago.
Then came the time for him to claim me. For Salvatore Benedetti to own me.
I had vowed vengeance. I had learned hate. And yet, nothing could have prepared me for the man who now ruled my life.
I expected a monster, one I would destroy. But nothing is ever black or white. No one is either good or evil. For all his darkness, I saw his light. For all his evil, I saw his good. As much as he made me hate him, a passion hotter than the fires of hell burned inside me.
I was his, and he was mine.
My very own monster.
I owned the DeMarco Mafia Princess. She belonged to me now. We had won, and they had lost. And what better way to teach a lesson than to take from them that which is most precious? Most beloved?
I was the boy who would be king. Next in line to rule the Benedetti Family. Lucia DeMarco was the spoils of war. Mine to do with as I pleased.
It was my duty to break her. To make her life a living hell. My soul was dark, I was hell bound. And there was no way out, not for either of us. Because the Benedetti family never lost, and in our wake, we left destruction. It’s how it had always been. How I believed it would always be.
Author’s Note: Salvatore and Lucia’s story is a steamy standalone romance with a happily-ever-after. No cliffhanger and no cheating. It is intended for mature readers.
Review by Jen Skewes
This book had my emotions all over the place, throughout the entire book. The prologue completely captured me and from that moment I could not put this book down. This was a very intriguing story and one that I really had no idea how it would go. After reading the blurb and then the prologue I was so scared of what would happen next. This is the story about two mafia families at war and the only way to end this war is for Salvatore Benedetti to own Lucia Demarco.
At the age of 16 Lucia Demarco has signed her life away and agreed to become Salvatore’s possession once she turns 21. This is the result of the feud between her father and the Benedetti’s. When there is a war between two mafia families there is only one winner. And unfortunately for Lucia it was not her. She was sent way to boarding school until she turned 21. Five years after signing the contract she is to be handed over to Salvatore and become his in every way possible. She hates the Benedetti family and even though she has no choice she will fight every step of the way. Salvatore has one rule and one thing he wants from her. And that is obedience. But Lucia is one tough cookie and while she sees him as nothing more than a monster she has trouble giving him what he wants. Will her disobedience kill her? Is Salvatore really the monster that she believes him to be? Is he going to destroy her or save her? There were so many questions that were running through my head. All of which were answered but you need to read this book for yourself to find out what happens.
I love Lucia. She is a very strong woman and despite the fact that she feared Salvatore and how much him and his family could truly destroy her she still fought and stuck up for herself. At times she hated Salvatore and then at times she wanted so bad to hate him but just couldn’t help the way her body felt when she was around him. She couldn’t strop the feelings that she suddenly felt for him.
Salvatore was a character that I wanted to hate and really thought that I would but I just couldn’t do it. I loved him because I saw who this man really was. He was not the monster that everyone thought or expected him to be. He grew up in this world and he was to take over for his father, therefore expected to act in a certain way. But that was not who he was. He was not his father. He played the roll well and at times I wanted so bad to hate him for the way he treated Lucia, but then you would see his vulnerable side. The side that wanted nothing to do with owning a woman and becoming the man his father wanted him to be. You saw two sides to Salvatore and they both worked so well. It made me feel for him and at the same time fall for him.
This book had my emotions all over the place. There were surprises along the way that shocked me. There were moments where I was afraid to turn the page for fear of what would happen. There was the perfect amount of drama, angst and even a bit of suspense. Lucia and Salvatore were so good together. I think they needed each other and saw each other in ways that others didn’t. I was rooting for them the whole time. I wanted them to fall in love and prayed that Salvatore would stick up for what he truly wanted. Another great job by Natasha Knight. I cannot wait for the next one which I am hoping is Dominic’s book because I really need to see what happens with him.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
USA Today Bestselling author Natasha Knight writes dark romance as well as spanking romance in a variety of genres including contemporary, paranormal, post-apocalyptic, science-fiction and fantasy. She is a #1 Amazon Bestseller in multiple categories forever searching in every story for that single most important element of love. All of her stories contain at least one kinky Alpha male, lots of dirty talk and a well deserved happily ever after.