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Femme Fatale

(Pericolo #1)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  215 ratings  ·  81 reviews
Book one in The Pericolo Series.

They call me the Femme Fatale.

But only because they don’t know me.

My job - seduce men only to deliver their death sentence.

I work for my father’s business. I’m his secret weapon. I’m the one that gets away with murder.

For years, I’ve given in to my father’s demands, lived the life of a mob princess, fell into this merciless realm where
Kindle Edition, 255 pages
Published November 7th 2014
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3.5 Love is a Battlefield Stars

There are so many mixed reviews on this book that I didn't want to come in reading this story and be left disappointed.

The one thing I can say is that I thoroughly enjoyed this read. The story has good bones and with that comes the fact that there's so much to where this story can go. The biggest reason I enjoyed this book was the simple grittyness of it. The conflict between falling in love, the vengeance, duty to family, and the betrayal, it all leads to its
Nov 08, 2014 rated it it was ok
Seriously!! This book started out with a bang but seemed to go downhill from there. The synopsis caught my interest and I was looking forward to reading it. The story was very slow moving and there wasn't enough going on to keep me interested. The worst part was how Amelia's thoughts kept going back and forth about whether or not she was going to kill Zane, who is the love of her life. I'm sure there are others who really enjoyed this book but there wasn't enough suspense for me. ...more
FMR Book Grind
Nov 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
SAM'S REVIEW - 5 Stars


I am trying to find the words.... seven times I have tried to write this review and I keep changing it! So here goes:
The second I finished this book, I had to write to the author. My reaction to the very last words included m
Jun 29, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs, mob, best-covers
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Amelia Abbiati. The devil with the angelic face. The heartbreaker. The killer. The Femme Fatale.
Amelia was worthy of that title. She was ruthless when necessary and compassionate where required, which is very often in this book. Often times I found myself getting frustrated with where her mind was at and the decisions she made. I can understand being confused by such a difficult decision—to kill the love of her life, or not—but I think she went a tad overboard.
Her relationship with her fat
Holly Baker
Oct 09, 2014 rated it liked it
A femme fatale (/ˌfæm fəˈtɑːl/ or /ˌfɛm fəˈtɑːl/; French: [fam fatal]) is a stock character of a mysterious and seductive woman whose charms ensnare her lovers, often leading them into compromising, dangerous, and deadly situations.

I knew nothing about this book before I started it, other than the title. The title alone was what had me wanting to pick it up and read it, because of the definition of the words "femme fatale." It had me intrigued to know more about this story. More about this woma
Christy McCurry
Sep 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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( The PERICOLO Series#1)
Bravo Kirsty Anna Still !

If your looking for a good Mafia read, look no further.
The Abbiati's are Mafia Royalty.

Amelia Abbiati is her fathers "Salvatore Abbiati " (Dio Del Sangue) secret weapon. She is the FEMME FATALE. She is a born and bred killer.
Her motto is don't feel, don't deviate, just kill.

In order to keep her place in the family she must do what Father orders. Even if that means to kill the man that broke your heart, but still is completely in l
Feb 02, 2015 rated it liked it
2.5 Stars

I really wasn't sure what I was getting into when I had said that I would read this book in exchange for an honest review. And this is probably one of the hardest reviews I have ever written.

The book started off with a bang and had me in its clutches immediately. I wanted to see where this was going.

Then, it hits a lull. I almost couldn't finish this book. I found myself skimming pages and hoping to find something to grab onto and bring that "wow" back into book. Sadly, that did not h
Page Turning Book Junkie
Nov 07, 2014 rated it liked it
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*ARC provide for honest blot tour review* For your next fix-->

3.5 out of 5 Fist Pounding, Passion filled Stars!

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Well what can I say. This one was a doozy. Lots of angst, conflicting emotions, passion, and betrayal. What more can a girl ask for? Oh yeah, a full line up of hot mobster brothers and a forbidden love all set up for quite a storyline. Amelia was a strong, but broken hearted woman. Everyone knows that you don't mess with a woman sco
Tbird London
Nov 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
When love crosses family, that is hard enough to sort out but when that family is a mob/mafia and the father truly believes he is God, well things just got a bit more difficult. This is the story of Amelia Abbiati, a young woman who has been trained to be a killer. Her first mistake was not acting shocked or upset when she witnessed her father murder a man in front of her. From that day forward her dad groomed her to take out the people who threaten or go against the Abbiati family.

Of course sh
Kim Howlett
Nov 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing

I have never read a book by Kirsty by the blurb really caught my eye. I loved the sound of the blurb and a very strong women charactor that I desperatly wanted to read it.
Wow I was hooked by the first chapter. The detail, and the writing style in just those first few pages was like I was there. I was drawn straight in and knew instantly in woukd be a 5* read.
This is another one of those books were you can't give to much away, the blurb says all you need to know to get the full experience and n
Nov 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Femme Fatale is the first book in the Pericolo series. Amelia is the only daughter of the cold and heartless Salvatore Abbiati. Her task is to seduce men before killing them. She has always been numb to her killings but her latest mission could very well be the one to break her.

Kirsty-Anne Still’s writing was engaging from the beginning to end. To be honest, I wasn’t expecting to be hooked to the story as quickly as I did. It wasn’t just the storyline or plot, the emotions and the characters, th
Jun 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was given this as a beta and it has to be my favourite book that I have beta read so far!!

Where to begin... Let me start by saying that I loved everything about this book. I love the old world mafia family feeling in this book, I love the fact that the Abbiati's are just as dysfunctional as the family next door if not more. Amelia, (girl crushing!!) is daddy's little secret weapon, she is trained, poised, fearless and ready to strike. She is at the center of the family and isn't afraid to use
Oct 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
First of all this book is worth way more than the 5 stars i've given. So Congratulations Kirsty you absolutley SMASHED it, that goes without saying. This is the first ever Mafia book i've read,
where the hell have i been hiding?
Anyway, the story line is just fantastic - I don't want to give too much away, so lets just say it takes us on an epic ride of lies, betrayal, murder & Love.
For me the characters just made the whole story - Amelia Abbiati < the secret weapon "Don't feel, don't deviate. Ju
Amie Morgado- We Stole Your Book Boyfriend
I am hooked on this series , no clue how many books there will be but I am in it til the end !!

We have this filthy rich Italian Mafia family , Salvatore Abiati and his 6 kids. 5 sons and the 1 daughter , his secret weapon , the deadly weapon , Amelia. She seduces men only to end their lives and leave her mark to stun detectives. For years this has been her job. The only reason her father keeps her around. He is not a loving man yet keeps her safe so he does not lose his edge. With 1 brother off
Reckless Readers
Nov 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
***This arc was given in return for an honest review***
4 Stars ****

After reading Femme Fatale...I'm so glad I pushed my self to continue with it. I didn't want to after the first chapter. Now it's not because it isn't good. I wasn't able to pick up a book for about two weeks. Book funks suck!

This story has it all! Love, sex, heartbreak, murder, family issues, oh and let's throw in a dad who is a huge Mob boss. Ya. Crazy shit. Most of the time while I was reading, I was thinking...WTF! This is
Allana Walker
Jun 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Well Kirsty, once again you have stunned me. Your writing has just grown and grown from your firt published book until now!

I was fortunate enough to be asked to BETA for this amazing book.
This book is one of the best books I have read, it’s easily in my top 3 of all time.

If you like a dark, gritty yet romantic story with a sprinkle of murder and some seriously HOT sex then this is the book for you!

The way you captured every emotion from Amelia’s life as the Femme Fatale. She starts off as this b
Erotica Book Club
Mar 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Femme Fatale (Pericolo #1)
by Kirsty-Anne Still

Groomed by her father, Amelia is the ultimate hit woman she lures unsuspecting men back to a hotel room thinking she is going to have sex with them but she poisons them and watches them die.

Amelia love Zane and he left her heart broken now her father tells her that Zane is next on the hit list and she must kill him. Torn between her loyalty towards her family & father and her love for Zane she feels stuck on what she should do.

This is certainly a
Jun 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was provided an ARC from the author for a honest review.

Kirsty does it again with another addicting book. I can't fathom what goes on in her head, especially after this book. It was dark and gritty, but also hot, steamy and sexy.

"Don't feel. Don't deviate. Just kill." This is the motto of Salvatore Abbiati secret weapon, Amelia Abbiati, his daughter. It seems to be a hard thing to do when it concerns a certain Zane Maverick. Amelia must kill him, but how can she kill the man she still loves? T
Mar 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
This story shows the impact an upbringing can have on a person.

Amelia has been raised by a very powerful domineering father, all her siblings have. Her father Salvatore Abbiati is head a very powerful Italian Mafia. He has raised his children to kill without mercy all in the name of family. Amelia us the deadliest of them all, she is known as Femme Fatale because she lures men to their death with her wiles, she has no feelings.

Zane Maverick a detective, is the only man to ever have stolen the he
Lyndsey Wharton
Jan 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Femme Fatale had me hooked from the very beginning and I was sucked right in to the world of the Italian mob and the family that are its royalty, The Abbiati's.
Femme Fatale is unlike anything else I have read and introduces us to Salvatore Abiatti and his children, Enzo, Bruno, Carlo, Giovanni, Amelia and Manuel. Amelia Abbiati is a strong willed woman who knows how to stand her ground with the overbearing men in her family, She is the only daughter and the Abbiati's secret weapon, She uses
Jan 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a really great book and grabbed my attention from the beginning. Amelia is a Mafia princess who kills any guy that her dad The Mafia Boss tells her too. She feels trapped but never disappoints or is disloyal to her family until her dad gives her the hit of Zane - her ex lover who broke her heart.,

I really enjoyed reading about her relationship with her older brother Enzo and how protective he is of her and then there's the evil brother Gio who is out to get her.

When Amelia meets up wit
Mar 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
“People think they know me, but no one knows what Amelia Abbiati will do in the name of love. It is now that I’m at my most dangerous.” One of the many quotes I came to love.

I enjoyed reading this book. I haven’t read many mafia style books so it was a treat to read this one. It has quite the family dynamic going on and the way the author wrote made me feel for Amelia. She’s torn between family and the man she loves.

This book is written in first person POV (Amelia). It does end on quite the cli
Paige Rook
Nov 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Oh wow. That was the first ever Mafia book I've read and it was amazing! I loved the plot of this book. Everything from love, betrayal and everything in between had this book permanently attached to my hand. It was exhilarating and heart stopping all at the same time.
And that Expert for Femme Fatale Reloaded? OMG I CANT WAIT. Did that actually happen?
Tara Dawn (Colourful WordWench)
Femme Fatale...sounds so intriguing doesn't it? I thought so too. After reading the synopsis, I dug into this book ready for one hell of story, and what I got was bits and pieces of a hell of a story. It was really hard for me to rate this book because I really liked the idea of this story. I really liked the characters, I liked the writing style, and I LOOOOOOVED the ending.

The story starts off with Amelia, the femme fatale herself, doing what she does best–killing. It takes off with such a ba
Novel Grounds
Oct 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 HUGE Stars|Amazon (99Pennies)|Goodreads
Favorite Quote: "I am not made for fairy tale ending in this life. Happily ever afters' do not exist for the Abbiati's."

Every time Kirsty puts out a new novel I think that I cannot possible enjoy it more than the last one. I am happily proven wrong each and every time.

Femme Fatale is the type of novel that makes you hope for one ending, while have you simultaneously have you grasping for another. You don't really know what you want to happen, ot
Clara Harding
I do not think I have read another book like this, it is that unique in it's storyline! Femme Fatale by Kirsty-Anne Still is simply beyond impressive, firstly it actually has length to it!! Too many books currently seem to only have a limited number of pages but in Femme Fatale's case the reverse is true, this book packs plenty for your cash, not only making it worth every single cent/penny but every page is packed full of quality content, another thing sadly lacking in some departments. I work ...more
Heather Young
Mar 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When I read a snippet of this storylineI knew I had to get my hands on the ARC. I was so excited when I saw I was chosen to read.

The idea of a Femme Fatale is so intriguing to me. We all have a hollywood-ish type of love affair with the idea of an Italian Don and the family he runs. Who doesn't love the Godfather saga or Goodfellas?

Amelia Abbiati, the Femme Fatale.
"Don't feel. Don't deviate. Just kill"
She is the only daughter of Salvatore Abbiati "God of Blood". Enzo, Bruno, Giovanni & Manuel
Areej Ashraf
Apr 17, 2015 rated it liked it
I was given an ARC of this book by TOJ PS in exchange for an honest review.

My rating: ☆☆☆ /3 Stars.

Well, basically this book is a mystery/thriller, about the case of the Femme Fatale, a.k.a. Amelia, our heroine. She is a girl who's trained to kill people in the most vicious ways, leaving no evidence behind. She's very good at it. She's quite proud of it, and never complains. That is until her former lover - and the one who broke her heart - is the next on her list.

So, this wasn't what you could
Nov 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Femme Fatale: Pericolo by Kirsty-Anne Still - Reviewed by Klaire Sutherland

Despite having both Viper Room books this is my first time reading Kirsty's work so I wasn't quite sure what I was going to get, but I knew it would be good. The word Mafia always lures me to a book, but seldom do I find myself thoroughly captivated. I normally find Mafia books are a good dirty read where you can revel a little in fantastical lifestyle without having to think so much. I love the thrill of reading this way
Bethan Cooper
Jun 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Femme Fatale.

'A woman with both intelligence and sex appeal that uses these skills to manipulate poor helpless men into doing what she wants. May cause death.'

Imagine the man you loved, was becoming forced to be the man you 'have'to hate.

Imagine you had to think dangerously repulsed by him.

Don't feel. Don't deviate. Kill.

Amelia Abbiati.
'I work for my father, taking out men who pose a threat to the Abbiati name. It’s all for one reason – it’s all for family.'

She is daughter to the infamous Salv
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Author, graphic designer, book worm.

Kirsty-Anne stumbled across her love for writing as she started university. Over the last couple of years she's found the style of writing that best defines her and her work. Her favourite genres to write are romantic suspense with dark themes, but loves to push her boundaries.

More recently, she can be found writing twisted, dark romances that are willing to mak

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