Series: Ruin & Revenge #3
Author: Sarah Castille
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 2, 2018
4 Feel Nothing Crowns
There is something that I love about a series that has an over-arching plot line while giving readers standalones with each book. Maybe it is all the sub-plots the author has to juggle. Maybe it is the satisfaction of getting a completely story but also being forced to wait for the final big resolution. Either way, this series has been one of my favorite, for the plot as well as this mafia world the author has created.
Rocco is an enforcer in the mafia. He was brutalized as a child in order to create a killing machine who follows orders only. He is never meant to feel, but he falls in love at a young age. This relationship leads to disastrous consequences that shapes who he becomes as a man. Although he is talked about be the secondary characters as this man with no soul, I didn’t really see it. Readers don’t really get to see him do anything that bad. He is in the mafia so we expect violence, but nothing really warranted his reputation. Readers also see him with Grace, and when he is with her he feels it all. Readers will like his character though, as he is honorable, even as a criminal, and he loves and protects what is his, giving him attributes readers love in a romance hero.
Grace, like the previous heroines in the series, grows and changes. She has adamant beliefs about the mafia and wants nothing to do with them. Everything is black and white for her. As the novel progresses, however, she begins to see it isn’t so clear cut, that there are shades of grey. Additionally, we see her change as the people she cares for are threatened. Even as she evolves, the core of who she is didn’t. She just figures out how to live in this world.
The plot is one filled with suspense and plot revelations galore. Readers get that second chance romance with a hint of danger. The author does a fantastic job of keeping readers on their toes with the suspense with the use of foreshadowing. These hints get readers thinking and anticipating how the story is going to play out, and I can honestly say I didn’t figure it out until right before it is all revealed. The resolution is also fantastic, and the author gives and HEA while still adhering to the rules of the mafia world.
Rocco is another great addition to this series. Suspenseful and sexy with a dash of romance, the third installment will have readers glued to their books.
Rocco is the third book in a full-length, standalone series by New York Times bestselling author, Sarah Castille, set in Las Vegas and featuring deliciously sexy mafia bosses and the women who can’t help but love them.
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. The 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?
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PRAISE FOR ROCCO
“The high-octane third in Castille’s Ruin & Revenge series…[Grace and Rocco] have plenty of explosive chemistry and appealing vulnerability.” – Publishers Weekly
“So awesome I don’t know how to even begin to explain it without giving anything away. Sexy. Romantic. And a little funny…A book that will have you up all night.” – Whispers from the Mountain
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A dangerous proposal
Las Vegas Mafia boss Nico Toscani is used to getting what he wants, whether it is having the City of Sin under his rule or a beautiful woman in his bed. But when he meets his match in the gorgeous, headstrong Mia Cordano, the daughter of a rival crime lord, all bets are off . . .
Sexy computer hacker Mia struggles to break free of her ruthless father’s Mafia ties . . . but she can’t resist the powerful and seductive Nico, who will stop at nothing to possess her. With their families locked in a brutal war for control of the city, Mia and Nico enter into a forbidden game. Will they surrender to the passion that burns between them and risk tearing apart their families? Or will Nico be forced to betray the only woman who sets his blood on fire?
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Luca is the second book in a full-length, standalone series by New York Times bestselling author, Sarah Castille, set in Las Vegas and featuring deliciously sexy mafia bosses and the women who can’t help but love them.
Luca Rizzoli was nearly destroyed by a brutal betrayal that cost him his family. Now a ruthless crime boss in Las Vegas, he lets nothing touch his frozen heart…until a smoldering encounter with a beautiful stranger ignites his passion. One night isn’t enough for a man who takes what he wants—and Luca will do whatever he can to possess his mysterious temptress.
Police detective Gabrielle Fawkes lives for revenge. She lost everything at the hands of an unforgiving ruler of the Vegas underworld. Now she wants to see him six feet under. But when a near-fatal attack leads her into Luca’s arms, what was meant to be one night of unbridled passion becomes something forbiddingly more. Luca has his own agenda, but when strong, determined, kick-ass detective Gaby sets her sights on her target, Luca feels compelled to stand by her side and protect her at all costs. However, pursuing danger comes at a high price—and both Gaby and Luca must work together in order to eliminate the dark enterprise that threatens them.
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Sarah Castille is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Redemption Series, Ruin & Revenge Series, Sinner’s Tribe Motorcycle Club series, and Legal Heat series. A recovering lawyer with a fondness for dirty-talking alpha males, she now is a full-time writer, who lives on Vancouver Island. Sarah’s books have been listed as Publisher’s Weekly’s Top Ten Picks and Best Summer Reads, and Amazon’s Best Romance Books of the Year, and have won numerous reader’s choice awards including the Holt Medallion.