Synopsis: Desperate men do desperate things . . .
Salvatore Romero is a dangerous man. If you’ve lived the life Sal has, rage is to be expected and maybe so is heart. After his father killed his mother in a jealous rage, Sal was left to raise his two younger brothers, becoming a parent long before he was ready.
Desperate for money to support his family, Sal sought help from his old friend, Vincent Maggiano, the son of New Jersey’s top crime boss being groomed to take over his ailing father’s empire.
Sal never planned to join the mob. He also never planned to fall for his brother’s sweet and ultra conservative counselor, Adrianna Daniels.
Aedry isn’t the type of girl Sal is usually drawn to. Her skirts are longer, her hair is tamer, and her heels aren’t clear. But he can’t deny the attraction he feels. And Salvatore’s dark, sexy, and dangerous persona is the exact opposite of the clean-cut business men who usually catch Aedry’s attention.
Neither planned on a life of crime nor did they plan on love. But now, both are in too far.
Review: I haven’t read many novels about mafia, but I must admit that when I saw that Cecy Robson, an author I love, was getting into it, I didn’t resist for very long! I must say that I had recently read novels in this context by another author and I loved them, so I was curious to discover the author’s ideas.
I admit that it was nice, but it wasn’t what I expected. Salvatore is a man who after his parents’ death had to take care of his two brothers and for that, he had to ally himself with organized crime. Even if it doesn’t define him, even if he doesn’t like it, he knows that he can’t escape it. So when he meets Aedry, who is trying to help her brothers as much as she can and who also awakens something in him that he has never felt before, he knows that things will not be easy.
I had a good time with the novel, but my feelings are a little mixed. I really enjoyed following the two characters and seeing them evolve. I also really appreciated Salvatore’s brothers who are really very touching. On the other hand, I had trouble with the very accentuated side about the fact that Aedry is a virgin. It’s something with which I have more and more difficulty in novels, especially when it’s a very important part of the story. I also asked myself questions about some reversals of situations, but overall I found it quite nice and I’m curious to read on!