MAFIA BRIDE (The DiLustro Arrangement #1) by CD Reiss
Release Date: March 16th
Genre/Trope: Arranged Marriage/Mafia Romance
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MAFIA BRIDE from New York Times Bestselling author CD Reiss is now available! Make sure you grab this dark mafia romance and get lost in book 1 of THE DILUSTRO ARRANGEMENT!
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An epic mafia romance trilogy that sets a new bar for just how dark a hero can get, from NY Times Bestselling author CD Reiss.
Some girls dream of marrying a prince, but I never imagined I’d be sold to a king.
The keeper of secrets.
When he forced me to marry him, I cried for love I’d never know.
When he locked me away, I cried for the freedom I lost forever.
Every other tear I’ve shed is for my soul, because I’m falling for the devil himself.
My ARC Review:
This is a stunning Italian mafia read from CD Reiss…… Santino DiLustro is the King in his world, he rules his world with such power, he is known, feared and respected. Violetta is a 19yr old girl, raised by her Aunt & Uncle and living the American dream, which is about to be ripped from under her!
OMG this was so good!!! I couldn’t put it down, I was absolutely enthralled and captivated in this story, yet knowing it was going to end on a cliffhanger being the first book in the trilogy!!
Santino is everything you shouldn’t love, power, seduction and control just oozes from him. Dark, violent and full of secrets his dominance is a force to be reckoned with!
Violetta is a typical 19 yr old, home from college and looking forward to her holiday to Greece with her friends. That is until Santino stops by for tea, and her whole world is shattered when she is taken away to be his bride.
Italian mafia is steeped in traditions and values, men is suits make promises that are carried out years later. Violetta finds herself at the centre of one of these promises, sold to Santino to be his bride, a man she remembers seeing once when she was 12 yrs old. But she has not been brought up in the old Italian ways, and will not bow down peacefully and submit to her whole life being changed, without a fight.
I loved this story line so much, the mix of modern and traditional Italian customs, raw explosive power and dominance from Santi coupled with Violetta’s fiery attitude and refusal to bow down, so many secrets to uncover, and the passion and attraction that neither can deny make for absolute compulsive reading.
It’s a slow burn, but the sexual tension positively leaks out of the pages as you are reading, its raw and intense and will leave you breathless. Santi is the absolute powerhouse of control, his dominance will leave you weak at the knees and begging for more. All this coupled with so many secrets and a mafia war in the offing and it’s an explosive and captivating read that you can’t put down. I can’t wait for the next one!!!!
About the Author:
CD Reiss is a New York Times bestselling author. She still has to chop wood and carry water, which was buried in the fine print. Her lawyer is working it out with God but in the meantime, if you call and she doesn’t pick up she’s at the well hauling buckets.
Born in New York City, she moved to Hollywood, California to get her master’s degree in screenwriting from USC. In case you want to know, that went nowhere but it did give her a big enough ego to write novels.
She’s frequently referred to as the Shakespeare of Smut which is flattering but hasn’t ever gotten her out of chopping that cord of wood.
If you meet her in person, you should call her Christine.
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