TITLE: Luca (Ruin & Revenge #2) AUTHOR: Sarah Castille PAGES: 350 pages PUBLISHED: June 27th 2017 PUBLISHER: St. Martin’s Paperbacks GENRE: New Adult,
MY RATING: 4/5 birds
Gabrielle Fawkes has been admitted to the hospital after being shot while she was seeking revenge on the job. For two years officer Gabrielle has been trying to find the man who murdered her husband. In the hospital, she meets Luca Rizzoli and an instant attraction forms. She doesn’t know he is a merciless Italian crime boss who creates his own law, the exact opposite of everything Gabrielle stands for.
After one very sexy encounter, neither of them can let the other go, even though being with Gabrielle means Luca risks losing everything he has built in the mafia – and potentially his life.
I have always wanted to read Sarah Castille, so when I was given the opportunity to read Luca I couldn’t resist (even though I haven’t read the first novel of this series)! And I am so glad I did because this was a great read! It definitely can be read as a standalone, I didn’t feel like I was missing anything not having read the first novel.
I really liked how Luca was possessive over Gabrielle but he still respected her and in a lot of ways she completely ran the show and he just followed her. The first half of the novel I didn’t really like how he treated Matteo and how violent he was but Luca and Gabrielle made a really sweet couple. As opposite as they were, they were also a very believable couple.
Overall this was so much fun. Between the action, scorching sex scenes, crazy twists, humour and violence, this novel really had it all! I am excited to read Rocco which I think is actually Frankie’s story! I wonder who will melt his cold heart?
TITLE: Obsession (Bayfront Billionaires #4) AUTHOR: Calista Fox PAGES: 332 pages PUBLISHED: Published June 6th, 2017 PUBLISHER: St. Martin’s Press GENRE: New Adult, Romance, Menage, Billionaire Trope Genre, Novella
MY RATING: 4/5 birds
Roxy Shea is on the mend after an abusive relationship and is hiding out in Bayford. She doesn’t expect to catch the eye of not only one sexy bachelor but two! Even though she has sworn off all men she can’t just resist their sinful ways. Nick Faulkner and Hunter Valens used to be best friends until Hunter vanished for a few years and suddenly came back, vying for Roxy’s attention. Roxy is interested in both men, but who will truly capture her heart?
Another sexy ménage from Calista Fox! I was lucky enough to receive The Billionaires from Netgalley a while back and I was very impressed with Fox’s writing skills and ability to spin a hot scene! This novella is no exception.
The benefit of this short novel was that the hot scenes were quick and plentiful, but I didn’t like this as much as The Billionaires. I like a little more length to really get to know the characters and set up a story without insta-love/lust.
If you are looking for a quick and sexy read definitely pick this up! I didn’t feel like I was missing out on anything by starting on the 4th novel of the series.