Rocco by Sarah Castille
Mafia enforcer, Rocco De Lucchi is the best in the business.
Cold, hard and utterly ruthless, Rocco is the most dangerous of men. Feelings are a luxury he cannot afford—until a chance encounter brings him face to face with the only woman who found her way into his heart and touched his soul.
Grace Mantini has spent her whole life running from the mob. Daughter of the boss's right hand man, she is both a prize and a target. When Rocco walks back into her life, she wants nothing to do with the man who betrayed her and broke her heart. But only Rocco can protect her from the dangerous forces that seek to destroy her family. Can they escape the hands of fate closing around them? Or will love be the kiss of death for them both?
Four Star Review by Brittany
Rocco De Lucchi is a part of the mob, but he's on the very bottom of the mob food chain. He does the dirty work. Breaking legs and busting knee caps and chopping off fingers. That didn't stop him from falling in love with Grace Mantini from the moment he saw her when she was ten years old.
When Grace found out what Rocco does, she ran from New York and made her way to Vegas to go to school and get a degree in psychology. Six years passed before she saw him again, and it's as if they never skipped a beat.
Grace had sworn off anything to do with the mob. She was a pacifist and couldn't stand the blood and violence. Can her love for Rocco withstand all that the mob throws at them?
This book started reallllllly slow. I kept getting distracted until about twenty percent in, which was quite a while, because the book was rather long, which I didn't mind because I love long books.
I think this book was written really well in regards to the happenings of the mafia. And I really loved when Rocco would swear in Italian, though when I had my kindle translate the word "Polpetto", it translated it to "Octopus tissue". Pretty sure that's not what the author meant, but it did give me a good laugh.
I also enjoyed the author's writing of secondary characters. That makes me know that they all have stories too, and I definitely want to read them.
Grace and Rocco's relationship was great. The sex was HOT! *insert fire emoji* Rocco is such a big, bad guy on the outside but whenever he's with Grace, he's just such a sweetheart. Almost makes me want to be with a mobster. Almost.
About Sarah Castille
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Sarah Castille, writes contemporary erotic romance and romantic suspense featuring blazingly hot alpha heroes and the women who tame them. A recovering lawyer and caffeine addict, she worked and traveled abroad before trading her briefcase and stilettos for a handful of magic beans and a home near the Canadian Rockies.
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