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Death comes in Armani. Salvation comes in leather.

Principessa to the Mancuso crime family, Alexandra knows a thing or two about living outside the bounds of the law. Suffocated by the future her father has laid out for her, she makes a choice she can't take back, changing the entire trajectory of her life.

Thrust into the dark and dangerous world of the Forsaken Motorcycle
Kindle Edition, First Edition, 346 pages
Published October 25th 2013 by Left Break Press
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Sep 29, 2013 rated it liked it
Before you read my review please understand I don't hate the story, I hated the hero in the story! the plot was good and has a lot of potential.

So Alex is the mob boss's daughter, she's sheltered and never shown much of the reality of the business but kept under very strict rules of never leaving the house without asking for permission or without someone else (she's nineteen). She's groomed to become a great house wife and mother for someone her father picks for her.

One night everything goes wr
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Stand-alone, book 1. Series complete.

Death comes in Armani. Salvation comes in leather.

Principessa to the Mancuso crime family, Alexandra knows a thing or two about living outside the bounds of the law. Suffocated by the future her father has laid out for her, she makes a choice she can't take back, changing the entire trajectory of her life.

Thrust into the dark and dangerous world of the Forsaken Motorcycle Club for her own protection, Alex finds her
3 stars

Alex, Italian-mob-princess just learned her last lesson when it came to family business, you never ever rat out the family it doesn't matter who your dad is since he is probably the one issuing the hit, no one can save you...unless you're a leather-wearin-Harley-ridin biker MC, than maybe you have a chance of livin'. Alex was raised to be the quiet little housewife, knew her place amongst the men in the family, and as much as s
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3 ⭐⭐⭐
“The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.”

Ride, the first book in the series Bayonet Scars.
I was intrigued by the blurb and imagining what ride I’ll be getting when the MC and the Mafia clashes. Sadly😟, I felt the story was rushed and the character development was a little slow. I still like the plot but did not connect with Ryan and Alex. They have little interaction and not enough buildup for me to get hooked on them. I wish more time was given t
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2 Stars

I'm sorry to say so but this books was a
pretty waste of time. I enjoyed the first 25% of the book. I think the story has potential.

Unfortunatley after the 25% mark it turned into crap. None of the characters were likeable. The heroine Alex was whiny and selfish. She acted most of the time like a spoiled brat.

Ryan was a huge asshole. I don't even know why Alex was interested in him. He did absolutly nothing to earn her interest. They didn't talk much and when they did he acted like a st
Sláinte Wanderlust

This is how i looked while i was reading this book - the entire time.

Now before you give me a

Hear me out..

Alex, there is like nothing.. not one single thing from the story that made me like her/think she was a good person/feel sorry for her. She invoked no positive emotions from me at all. I thought she was a stupid, immature, weak willed numbskull. Now.. wow that was kinda harsh but in my opinion justified. I mean i am not a mafia princess and even I was screaming (in my head of course)

Geri Reads
Oct 28, 2013 rated it it was ok
Downgrading my original rating from 3 stars to 2...

I generally hate cliffhangers as a rule especially when it is not needed. Like if you can tell the whole story of one couple in 300 pages or more, then don't do a cliffhanger. Heck, I'll even read 500 pages as long as I get the whole story.

And then there are cliffhangers that just don't make sense. They generally don't make sense for one of these two reasons; thin plot and non-existent character development. Sad to say, these type of cliffies s
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I have to thank my friend Jodell for recommending this book.

I knew this was going to be a keeper after seeing this first sentence in the blurb "Death comes in Armani. Salvation comes in leather." The book is about a mob princess forced into the outlaw biker world in order to save her life. Of course a forbidden attraction is sparked with a member. This is so good. This is a must read for any fan of Undeniable (Undeniable, #1) by Madeline Sheehan or Seize Me (Breakneck, #1) by Crystal Spears .

Reread 3/31/1
LOVED the story, but couldn’t buy the romance. Like, AT ALL. There just wasn’t enough time spent explaining how and why these two fell for each other. The H is a dick 100% of the time and the h is such a doormat I cried a bit for her. It made me feel like he didn’t really care for her as deeply as he needed for their HEA...and I feel certain he’ll fuck a lost girl after their first fight...if not before :/ AND for as much OW action as the H saw...there was hardly any smut.

I also felt like too m
Chris- Bookaddict
Sep 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

I had alot of hope for this story. The cover in itself kicks ass, but the story and the characters........ I just did not like the way Alex and Ryan where. Matter of fact I really disliked Ryan. He was just an Asshole,all the way through. I mean I understand he is a biker in a club, but at some point you should have a soft spot for a girl your having feelings for. He just was so mean, nasty, treated her like garbage and at no point was truly emotional in the feelings department.hell he

Cover: 9/10
Writing style: 8/10
Heroine: 5/10
Hero: 4/10
Amount of humour: 1/10
Amount of jealousy: 6/10
Hotness: 4/10
Romance: 2/10
Ending: 4/10
Extra book Details: 1st book in the series, no others announced. HEA?

That tag-line and cover is enough to draw the majority of contemporary romance lovers in.

Many readers are going to love this, but there's going to be a few that really don't. It's going to be very much a love/hate book for readers. I was one of those few.

I really can't say much about the plot
Belle Aurora
Oct 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
4 wild RIDE stars!!!!

This book started with a bang for me. Completely enthralled, completely invested by the second chapter.
I may have even messaged the author to tell her how I was feeling about the book as it went on.

Put it this way. There was a whole lot of "What the f*ck is happening?" circling my brain, none of it being a bad thing, trust me.

This book was fast paced and action packed. I truly enjoyed my time reading it.

The lead female, Alex, has been thrown so deep, so far away from everyth
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2.5 stars

I was lost in this story. I didn't get the connection between H and h, they were both immature and they frustrated me with their hot and cold feelings for each other. I like the mafia and MC mix just felt that the story was poorly executed. It wasn't bad but it could have been better.
Alpha Possessive Heroes

Death comes in Armani. Salvation comes in leather.

Mc biker and Mafia in one story? Oh my.. Beer versus Champagne? Harley vs. Mercedes? Biker prince meets Mafia princess? Hell yeah right? Not quite.

“I was expected to grow up into the perfect Principessa.”


Alex is the Principessa to the Mancuso crime family. She gets in the middle of a fight and made a decision that changed her life forever...

Alex character was soooooo bland. She's annoying, weak and make some unnecessary childish decisions th
Tina...born to be a Biker Babe
I have decided that I was born to be a biker babe! So somebody better make me their old lady...right the fuck now!!!

Can't wait for this book!! =0
Oct 25, 2013 rated it did not like it
Dnf at 82%
Full review when I'm not on mobile but if you don't like an epic asshole with not 1 redeeming quality at all then don't bother
Nov 08, 2013 rated it did not like it
I DNF after 75% of this book.

I just couldn't read it! I think this is the first book I've read that I just couldn't finish.
Alexandra was so annoying.
I just couldn't deal with her.

Ryan was just rude and confusing the entire time too.
One minute he was interested, the next he hated her. One day he's trying to protect her, then the next he's throwing her to the wolves.

Plus, all she did was cry. You would think, coming from her background, she would have a little more personality. Nope. All she did

Apr 13, 2015 rated it did not like it
One of the worst hero's I've ever read. Total slutty von slutberg pig with no redeemable features whatsoever. No remorse for continually screwing around in front of the heroine over & over. In fact just a few hours after getting it on with a club whore he jumps into bed with the heroine, with the club whore's lipstick still on his hoo ha. Ewwwww, gross. This is just filth, no romance, no love story, no redeemable quality to this story at all. Readers should be warned before attempting to read su ...more
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Oct 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
OMG!!! I now have a horrible book hangover! This book was AMAZING! Review coming shortly for the blog tour on
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4 Parenting Fail Stars

What the Hell? I have heard of bad parents. I mean you see the pictures on the internet. The cute pics of babies duct taped to the wall, but this parent fail is the Holy Grail of Parenting Fails. Like so freaking bad. My boys thought I was tough on them because I wanted them to answer their phone when I called. Ha!

Alex and her twin brother, Michael are the children of a Mob Boss. And not the nice kind. He is ruthless. Alex has been raised in a bubble. She has been raised t
The ending of this book was kind of abrupt and it REALLY needed an epilogue.
Aug 21, 2016 rated it liked it
The story was honestly a bit too choppy for my tastes.
Jun 07, 2018 marked it as to-read
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Sep 27, 2013 rated it did not like it
Why do publishers do this too me..I get so confused. Sometimes all I remember about a book is the cover.. These covers are almost identical

Ride (Bayonet Scars, #1) by J.C. Emery

and then...

Wild Child (The Wild Ones, #1.5) by M. Leighton

REVIEW: so yeah, there's a hot guy on the cover...but a hot cover dude does not make a asshat of a hero more likeable or swoon-worthy, IMO.

I read a ton of reviews here on GR and Amazon before reading Ride and said to myself, "self, there is so much love for this book it has to be good". Umm, Wrong. It took me reading the review of one of
Sep 27, 2013 rated it it was ok

2 stars because I get what the author was attempting to do... but it was a fail.

This book was one of the strangest books I’ve ever read. I don’t even know if I can do a review without spoilers… so if you’re sensitive to the fact that I did not enjoy this book… OR plan to read it, don’t click the link below.

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 ~*~Princess Nhya~*~
DNF'd after the 67% mark. I just couldn't take it.
The female's inner monologue dominated this story & it was quite irritating & boring. The plot, which held promise for the 1st 3 chapters, wound up being completely pushed to the background due to the female's boring, nerve wrecking, & pointless inner monologue. There was barely any real sentences spoken between the characters. And when they were, you're lucky if you got 3 consistent sentences spoken.

The male lead- I was hoping for his POV but at
Sammy ⭐️
Oct 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: series, biker, 4-star
4-4.5 stars this was hard to put down can't wait to read book 2........hurry up!!! ...more
Angela Goodrich
Dec 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
With the increase in the popularity of MC romances, a lot of authors have jumped on the bandwagon. And while some firmly hold the reins, far too often there are authors who attempt to take advantage of a genre’s newfound popularity and write a book hoping to make a buck simply because any Tom, Dick, and Harry can e-publish these days (whether they should or not). Fortunately, Ms. Emery is a rein holder. I am ashamed to admit that I have owned Ride for over a year and never got around to reading ...more
Oct 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
First off, the cover will get me reading without knowing the blurb!

Then the story is about a beautiful overprotected mafia principessa and a hot alpha biker!!!! I loved it!!!

Principessa to the Mancuso crime family, Alexandra, thought she was saving her brother, but made a huge mistake, she talked to someone outside of the family about the family business. In order to protect her, her Aunt Gloria sent her in hiding, with her "Aunt" Ruby who's husband is the chief of the Forsaken Motorcy
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As a child, JC was fascinated by things that went bump in the night. As they say, some things never change. Now, as an adult, she divides her time between the sexy law men, mythical creatures, bad-ass bikers, and kick-ass heroines that live inside her head and her Netflix addiction. JC is a San Francisco Bay Area native, but has also called both Texas and Louisiana home. These days she rocks her f ...more

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