Jodi Ellen Malpas
Pleasure has never been so deadly.
Rose Cassidy doesn’t truly live; she just exists. Numbing herself to fear and pain is the only way she can survive in this cruel world. So when she’s taken as collateral by the notorious Danny Black in a deadly game of power, she’s thrown by the deep fear she feels rising within her. And, worse than fear, a profound desire. She’s heard tales of The Brit. He’s callous. Coldblooded. But no one ever said he was wickedly beautiful and darkly captivating. He sees past her mask, giving her a cruel sense of hope. But she must fight their twisted attraction or risk losing the one thing she survives for.
When Danny Black took an enemy’s beautiful lover as security, he never anticipated the repercussions. Or the warped attraction they would share. Rose Cassidy pushes Danny to the brink of madness with her impenetrable façade and savage allure. He has to remind himself that she’s bait. A solution to a problem. Yet she evokes powerful feelings in Danny, and feelings are risky when you’re wanted dead by endless enemies.
The most dangerous game is about to be played.
But can either of them win?
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My Book Review:
A dark, gritty and violent mafia read from JEM.
Danny Black had a horrible upbringing as a child, when fate steps in and he gets ‘adopted’ by a mob boss Carlo after Danny saves his life. Years later and Danny inherits the mob boss title when Carlo dies. Danny is after acquiring a new marina for his business dealings, his contact Adams who he supplying with money to help become the next mayor and to get him the marina is not getting the job done. So Danny takes Adams’ girlfriend as collateral hoping to give Adams the prod to get the marina. He has no idea just what kidnapping Rose has just done to his world!
Rose was the victim of child trafficking and by 14 yrs old was pregnant. Her child was taken almost immediately and she was put back to work, her body and looks being used as a weapon by her employer to get what was needed.
Danny and Rose have an instant connection, hate is a powerful thing and the hot steamy scenes show this in abundance. Danny is very alpha and used to getting his own way however he wants it, but he does not want to force Rose.
Rose is fierce and sassy, not afraid to use her body against Danny, but is unable to stop the attraction forming with him, even though she has been kidnapped.
Lots of violence, raw passion, its dark and gritty with plenty of triggers. I enjoyed the story line, it has plenty of action with a few twists in the plot. Some of the plot lines I wasn’t overly sure about, ie wanting to get out of the business when that’s all he’s known? But that didn’t detract from me enjoying the book, it read really well and I was engrossed in said story from start to finish.
About the Author:
#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Jodi Ellen Malpas was born and raised in the Midlands town of Northampton, England, where she lives with her real-life man, her boys, and a beagle. She is a self-professed daydreamer and has a terrible weak spot for alpha males.
After writing in secret for too long, Jodi exploded onto the scene in 2012 with her debut novel This Man, starring the prolific Jesse Ward. Writing powerful love stories with fierce, memorable characters is her passion – a passion that has taken her on an amazing journey into the limelight of romantic fiction. Her work is now published in more than twenty-five languages across the world.
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