Thursday, October 27, 2016

Blog Tour: Defying Her Mafioso by Terri Anne Browning

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. 

4 stars
Review by Lisa Kane 

Scarlett Vitucci and her twin sister Victoria have just come home from being away in Sicily for the last three years. Her father, Vito is the biggest Cosa Nostra boss in the country and her brother Cristiano holds a key position. 

Describing the Cosa Nostra memebers as simply bad men was like saying the Ebola virus was a really bad cold. 

Scarlett was practically run out of the country by her father and Ciro Donati. Ah Ciro, he has been the object of Scarlett's fantasies since she was a child. He is more than aware of her feelings for her, and as much as they were close he couldn't let her become involved in his life. Ciro is Vito's lead Capo, and he does whatever dirty, filthy, ugly deeds need to be done. In his eyes this makes him a monster. Scarlett deserves a good man, not Ciro. Even if it kills him, he has to push her away. 

Vito is determined to keep his girls safe. The family has many enemies and Scarlett and Victoria have a tendency to act like any normal twenty one year olds. They want to party and have fun. Scarlett is equally determined that she will not be affected by being back in Ciro's world. 

"Seeing Ciro won't be bad. I'll pretend like the last time I saw him never happened and he'll go about being his normal, cold self."

But is Ciro as unaffected by her presence as he wishes he was? Not even a little bit. He wants Scarlett so badly he can just about taste it. 

Victoria is getting herself into some trouble with one of her father's associates. Adrian Volkov is dangerous. He wants Victoria and will stop at nothing to get her. He has secrets that could break her heart and Scarlett is not about to let that happen. 

Ciro is tired. He's been denying himself the one person he wants for years. He knows it. Vito knows it. Everyone in the family knows it. It's about time Scarlett knows it. 

I didn't deserve her, but I'd destroy anyone who tried to take her away from me. 

Defying Her Mafioso has intrigue and passion and suspense. What a great start to a new series! There are so many characters who deserve to get their own story-Victoria, Cristiano, Dante, Anya....there are a ton of stories just waiting to be told!

"I won't let you go this time, vita mia," he said as he released my lips and pressed his forehead against mine. His breathing came in harsh pants. "Don't push me away."

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Terri Anne Browning is the USA TODAY bestselling author of The Rocker...Series. She started writing her own novellas at the age of sixteen, forcing her sister to be her one woman fan club. Now she has a few more readers and a lot more passion for writing. Being dyslexic, she never thought a career in writing would be possible, yet she has been on best selling lists multiple times since 2013. Reese: A Safe Haven Novella was her first Indie published book. The Rocker Who Holds Me changed the tables and kicked off The Rocker... series featuring the sinfully delicious members of Demon's Wings. The Rocker... Series has since expanded to OtherWorld with Axton Cage and his band members. Other books by Terri Anne include the Angel's Halo MC Series as well as The Lucy & Harris Novella Series. Terri Anne lives in Virginia with her husband, their three demons---err, children--and a loveable Olde English Bulldog named Link.



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