My only goal in life is to play the cello in a world-famous orchestra. Unfortunately, education, lessons, and connections don’t come cheap.
So, when the most notorious Mafia boss in New York City offers me millions to marry one of his men, I have two choices: take the money and follow my dreams, or risk death.
I choose to take the money.
But if I had known who my husband would be, I would have picked death.
Leo might be gorgeous and lethal, but he has never met a woman who refuses to bow.
After being pushed out of my country, I lost my woman, my business, and my life.The streets of New York City are dangerous but nothing compared to the wrath growing within me.
Joining the Mafia is a natural progression, especially when they help quench my thirst for revenge.
When the boss offers me a marriage that will help me reach vengeance, I jump at the chance.
I figure she’ll be a sweet, quiet girl …
Not the stuck-up musician from the club.
She thinks she can always get the last word, but I’m on a warpath that she can’t derail.
She can either fall in line or fall into pieces.
4 Heart Review by Ashley
Jessica Ruben is back with another mafia romance that took me around the world and back again. The opening alone had me rooting for Leo. Wanting him to not only succeed but thrive after his family did him dirty.
I enjoyed seeing Leo grow, find himself and build himself up into who he became from literally nothing. It didn't hurt that he had found his way into the good graces of a Mafia boss. And when that boss, Nico (you'll remember him if you've read the other books in the series), proposed his plan for Leo to get his revenge, it required one thing...a wife. Enter Talia.
I have to say it took me quite a while to warm up to Talia. She came off right as Leo described her, as stuck up. But she was more than that, sassy, bold, strong willed and determined to make her dreams a reality. To say she was less than pleased with her options when it came to Leo would be an understatement. And those two clashed on thoughts and plans more than they agreed.
It didn't take long for them to come to an understanding, gain some mutual respect and find their footing with the new lifestyle that landed in their lap. And along the way they started to do the thing neither of them expected, fall for one another. But Talia had a secret, and when it was revealed, it stirred up all the old feelings of betrayal that Leo was working so hard to bury.
Whew! talk about a whirlwind. From start to finish, Break on Through was intense and emotional. There was plotting and revenge, music and danger. Talia and Leo's marriage of convenience had me rooting for these two opposites, who, when it came down to it, weren't that different after all.