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The Enforcer

(Untamed Hearts #3)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  1,183 ratings  ·  193 reviews
They are the lost boys.

Sons of mafia mistresses expected to keep their fathers’ sins in the shadows. The lucky ones are forgotten.

Unfortunately for Valentino “Tino” Moretti, his brother Nova was too smart to be forgotten, and too valuable to risk when he resists a life of crime. So they punished Tino instead. Forced into the cruel world of the Sicilian Mafia at twelve, Tin
Published March 22nd 2016 by Loose Id
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Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
"There's this rule in chess.
If a pawn gets to the other side of the board, he can be anything he wants...once it hits other other side, it can be any piece.
A knight. A rook. A bishop. Anything...
All I wanted was to save one pawn.
To get him to the other side so he could be something different..."

-Valentino Moretti


Well fucking A, I'll be your pawn, Kele Moon.


This book was so much different from what I expected it to be.

It took me places I wasn't expecting to go.


Because it took u
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾

Together they were like a firework.
Beautiful in the night. A dusty smear of ash in the morning when reality crashed in and ruined the high. They just weren't ever meant to be more than one brief, amazing explosion of memories that should've been enough to sustain them. But it hadn't been. Not even close.

Gut wrenching.
All consuming.
And so raw it'll make your heart bleed.

I say this each and ev
★★★★★ 5 Stars ★★★★★ #TOP READ#

I cannot begin to express my love for this book, it has completely consumed my life for the last week, and probably will continue to do so for a long while. I read it over a weekend, and since then I have been thinking about it non-stop and listening to the fantastic playlist on spotify ->

It was just that intense and amazing, these characters are real to me, I actually refuse to admit that they are fictional and the fact that this book took Kel
Jennifer Kyle
Nov 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
4.5 "Lost boys have to fly" STARS

” I don’t wanna win like Nova does. I don’t wanna save the world. All I want is a chance to be something else. Anything else.”


How I adore this series and how with each book the characters accumulate and these Moretti boys are simply irresistible. If you loved Romeo Wellings in book two of Battered Hearts Series you will adore this book. This is his youngest brother, Tino’s story and what happened to him and Nova after their mother’s death and Romeo’s imprison
Kele Moon
Mar 04, 2016 marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)
The Enforcer is live!

More links forthcoming. . .But for now. . .


All Romance:


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5 'You Matter!' Stars

You know that expression we see all the time in romance books, 'You've ruined me for other men'? That's exactly how I felt after reading this book. Kele, I feel like this book completely ruined me for every other book to follow, and believe me that I say this in the most adulatory way.

First of all, it's been almost one week since I've finished it and I still feel book hungover (there are very few books I can say the same thing about), and while reading it, I had to pause
Geri Reads
Oct 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
"Learn to fight your own battles. We have to be better than them. Stronger. Faster. Smarter. Lost boys have to fly."

I read this book a couple of months ago and it took me a long time to write even a coherent review for many reasons.

One, I don't want to inadvertently spoil anything about the plot. Two, I had a hard time putting into words just how much this book affected me.

I was one of those readers who dismissed Tino as being this goofy, happy-go-lucky, without a care in world, Moretti br

5 Stars! Exhausting, Exhilarating...ECCELLENTE!! I never doubted The Enforcer would be epic, but I never expected blew me away! Wow! Just. WOW!

A compelling, complex, intoxicating, cleverly crafted story that will take the reader from high to low on the emotional spectrum and back again! Your skin will crawl, you’ll rage, you’ll weep, and you will sag along with the characters in their defeat. You will feel the strength, love, and loyalty of siblings connected through a bond that is fo
Claire Robinson
5 + - "You matter." Stars!


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I have found that finding the words to adequately write this review really difficult, firstly because the book is so freaking awesome, I don’t think there are words to accurately objectify it, and secondly there is so much that goes on in The Enforcer that I don’t want to touch on for fear of spoiling other readers enjoyment. Just know, you are in for a hell of
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
4.5 Stars!

Totally late to the party, I know. Not sure what made me pick this one up, I mean (a) it's long as hell and (b) it's MF. But it's Kele Moon so in I dove.

And not in the least bit shocking, I loved this one.

There are tons of great reviews for this one, so I'll keep it short and sweet.

This was definitely more Tino's story, as opposed to Tino and Brianna's. It was even Tino and Nova's story honestly.

At times, it was really hard to read. What they went through as kids. Horrific. Mary and
Aug 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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5+++++ stars

Have you ever read a book and when it was over looked around and was like "how do I go on?"
I'm not one to wax poetic about a book. I like to joke that I have a hard black heart because I'm just not an overly emotional person. So when I say this book has stamped itself on my very being, I mean it.

If you've read the previous books (I think it's needed to get the full story), you know that Tino is the joker. He's always cutting jokes and not taking anything seriously. What we didn't
Jul 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Kele Moon Fans, Romance
5 The Best and I Want More Stars
* * * * *Spoiler Free
So I am Dying...Because this was everything and more...and then...the knowledge of not knowing if the other books are ever coming hurts.

As I sit here hours after reading, I am feeling the pain, the glory and incredible want for more. It is as if this is a living breathing thing pulsing inside needing to be reassured all will be alright.

I love Kele Moon's Writing. I love this series. I will remain hopeful but realistic.

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Review to come closer to release date!

2 books for Tino!
#1 The Enforcer : March 22nd
#2 The Enforcer's Revenge : TBA

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5++++ Beautifully Brutal Stars!!!!

The Enforcer…..where to begin. In this case I’m going with “less is more” since Tino’s story isn’t over and will continue in The Enforcer's Revenge.

Kele Moon has given us a moving, powerful, heartbreaking, and definitely shocking story, as she takes into the world of the Costa Nostra. But the heart of this book is the sibling connection between three brothers. Romeo, Casanova and Valentino, they shar
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Jul 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing

5 ‘you matter to us’ Stars

‘..all of them learned firsthand what love could destroy.
The kingdoms it could rip apart.
The lives it could ruin.
The hearts it could break.’

What a book! We have always suspected it would be Nova’s story that would bring us to our knees. After all, Tino came across as the wise guy of the bunch; the one who seemed to find light in a situation and who appeared to lack the intensity of his brothers yet we had wondered if that bravado was a façade for something much deeper.
Feb 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites

** 6++ “I wanna get to the other side, Bri.” STARS **

“I’m still me. A pawn. A wh*re. You don’t love a wh*re, Brianna. Never forget that. You take from wh*res. Use them. Don’t love them.”


“’Cause they’re love starved. They’ve been hurt and beaten for so f*cking long, they are desperate for kindness. Love them, really love them, and they’ll die for you. They’ll bleed for you. Like a f*cking dog.”


I cried.

I cried ALL THROUGH this incredible book.

I cried for Tino. I cried for Bri
Amy | Foxy Blogs
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fanfuckingtastic!!! Hands down one of the most intense books I’ve read this year. No one warned me how addicting this book would be.

Valentino ‘Tino’ has been peppered throughout both series: Battered Hearts & Untamed Hearts. We’ve known he has a girl he loves but is unable to be with her because of his job in the mafia. He seems somewhat satisfied knowing that she’s “happy” in her life married to a guy who appears to be safe. Tino knows his job in the mafia doesn't allow relationships and he do
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Nov 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016

5 ‘you matter to us’ Stars

‘..all of them learned firsthand what love could destroy.
The kingdoms it could rip apart.
The lives it could ruin.
The hearts it could break.’

What a book! We have always suspected it would be Nova’s story that would bring us to our knees. After all, Tino came across as the wise guy of the bunch; the one who seemed to find light in a situation and who appeared to lack the intensity of his brothers yet we had wondered if that bravado was a façade for something much deeper.
Clumsy Storyteller
This book has been highly praised by a friend of mine but I couldn’t bring myself to finish it because I just can’t deal with it, i loved the writing though but it’s so sad and heartbreaking :’( my eyes are puffy, my nose is red, I haven’t cried like this since Ned stark’s head was chopped off in season 1 of game of thrones .

I like reading dark books sometimes, but there are just certain plots (usually involving children) that I don’t want anything to do with, in this case Tino’s past was reall
Spoiler Whore-Momoa
Aug 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kele-moon, 2016, arc
Review to come

*ARC provided by author*
Sophie "Beware Of The Reader"
Mar 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: the-bests
5 « Lost Boys » stars.

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Madre de Dio, che cosa è successo ???? I hope I got this right but it should say « Mother of God, what happened ? » because that’s what I’m wondering. It’s been one day since I finished this book and I still think about it.

I’ve never read a book written by Kele Moon before but this one had so many good reviews and it was about mafia so I bought it, even if it’s more expensive than what I usually spend on that kind of book and I did not regret one single penny.

It’s diffe
Eve (Between The Bookends)
Mar 15, 2016 marked it as nope-pass
I'm sure this is a fabulously written and heartbreaking book. Alas I can't (view spoiler) so this is a pass. Happy reading to everyone else. :D ...more
Feb 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Review to be posted over the weekend.
Bex |
The Enforcer starts off with a bang and never slows down. It's an adrenaline rush from start to finish that gutted me, gave me chills, and completely blew away any expectations I may have had. The writing is absolutely phenomenal, the character development is insane, and the story is intensely immersive. I felt like I was inside the world of the Mafia underbelly and each twist and turn felt like a punch to the gut.

At first, I thought I had made a mistake starting with the third book in the serie
Feb 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
6 stars

we need more then 5 stars! there's 5 star books and then there are those special 6 star books. well done yet again, kele moon.

i need the next part like, asap. neeeed!!
Truth time!

I really wanted this book because I knew Cassanova Moretti would be featured in it and I wanted to devour every word of him that I could get my hands on! I read the books in this series (and the Battered Hearts series) out of order and was immediately drawn to every thing and all things Nova, so I didn't count on falling in love with Valentino Moretti's story! He was an unstable wild card (at best) in the other books and he was high-strung and almost manic half the time (even while s
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Favorite Quote: “It’s okay. We all got a sad story. Some more than others.”

Valentino, Casanova, and Romeo Moretti are considered bastardi, the children of mobster mistress. They sit on the sidelines, neither part of the notorious crime family they were born into but unable to walk away either. If they are unlucky enough to be notice, they must work their way up for any respect and protection. When their mot

I could never ever do this book justice with my review. The Enforcer is definitely the best I've read this year, maybe the best in years. I don't know when I have ever been so hung over. I'm devastated that I reached the end of the novel. I'd give a great deal to be able to unread it and read it for the f
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What is Valentino's story? With a name like Valentine aka Tino, he must be a lover boy. He is an enforcer which is opposite of his lover boy name. How did Tino become an enforcer? Ms. Moon takes us back to the beginning. How did these three boys tied together by the same mother get tangled in with the Sicilian Mafia? Tino's story is a two part one and this first part is a heart breaker.

Unbeknownst to his brothers, Tino suffers more than all the rest. He does it quietly. The violations he experi
Feb 19, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rated 4.5 Stars

So much awesome is contained within these pages I barely know where to start. I loved the way it was put together. Loved seeing how Tino, Romeo and Nova came to be how they were in previous books. Although this book deals with a lot of history/backstory of the characters it is not an information dump in fact it is well crafted so much so I so can't wait for the conclusion to Tino's and Bri's story.
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A freckle-faced redhead born and raised in Hawaii, Kele Moon has always been a bit of a sore thumb and has come to enjoy the novelty of it. She thrives on pushing the envelope and finding ways to make the impossible work in her story telling. With a mad passion for romance, she adores the art of falling in love. The only rules she believes in is that, in love, there are no rules and true love know ...more

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