|I could NOT put this books down.|
Pina is an Italian mob princess. She is set to marry a mob boss in an alliance, joining two Italian mob families. Only Pina doesn’t want to. With the help of her brother, she escapes, only to jump from one mistake to another one. With the help of her new captor – Darragh she learns and grows. It is with his hand and his guidance that she steps into her adult life and understands the famiglia. And her part in it.
Darragh isn’t planning on keeping Pina alive, but something tugs at him. Instead of killing her like Sean told him, he decides to help her seek revenge on the mob. Darragh trains her, feeds, her and forms an alliance with her. Together they will take down who needs to be taken down and in the meantime, they will fall in love. Or will they?
This is a woven tale of a girl hidden away from the brutality of the mob and a mob hitman. Their story is fragile and romantic at the same time. Pina grows as a person with the help of Darragh and Darragh learns to love and trust again. Can the two forge the alliance they want or will it turn into an alliance of want?
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Being from America, anything I learned about the British monarchy came from TV. We didn’t study that in school unless it was about the war. So I have a very limited education on Henry and his many wives and his life. My fault – I accept that. And for that reason, I had NO idea that Anne didn’t seduce the King. I thought she and her family had a plan to get her or her sister in the bed of the King. And maybe they did plot that. I don’t know and neither does anyone else.
In this book, Anne Boleyn you get to know Anne. Who she was, how she was educated and how she stepped into the court of King Henry. Let’s face it, it is better to have her look like a harlot than the King appears to be a crazy lunatic – after all he is running the country. So history downplayed her and made her look terrible. Now that Hayley Nolan is bringing this to light, people are freaking out. And I’m not sure why. We all know he was a terrible person. Why not let Anne come to light as the great person she was? Why hide it? Why keep it a secret?
Courts at the time were filled with gossip, that was listened to as gospel. It was the biggest bullying circuit around. If one person didn’t like you, they went out of their way to give you bad PR and that’s what happened to Anne. This book proves she was a great person who could overshadow the King in a heartbeat and that couldn’t happen. He’d lose his power to a woman? NEVER!
If you like history, give it a try.
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This is NOT what I expected at all. With that being said, I was pleasantly surprised.
Noah is my favorite character. He is well written and very dynamic. You don’t want to like him, but you do. Then you hate him but then come back around to like him. It’s hard to tell if he’s your friend or enemy. Noah is the epitome of FRENEMY.
On my vacay to the OBX I took a handful of books. This was one of them and I’m so glad that I did! Be still my heart. I never read anything by AE Gamrat before. I’m now a HUGE fan.
Happy Birthday, Kelly! On the cusp of her 30th birthday, Kelly has a great job, a wonderful family, and good friends. Her college friend Grace is planning a ‘surprise party. Actually, a party to find Kelly a man that Grace approves of. Only Kelly ends up talking to Kirk, not the man Grace intended. Oh well, sometimes life takes a different turn.
Kirk is new to town and staying with Kelly’s cousin. His job starts soon and then he should be able to move out. Then he meets Kelly. He’s not looking for love or romance. Yet, she pulls him in and he wants it. Kirk is just out of a bad situation, Kelly is too. So neither are ready to jump into the frying pan. Yet the chemistry is there. Everyone can feel it.
This is a clean, feel-good book! I adore Kelly and her creativity and her ability to trust again after a bad relationship. She knew Kirk was meant for her. It’s adorable. It restores your faith in love!