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(Battaglia Mafia #4.5)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  577 ratings  ·  51 reviews
"One word. You must learn it, before we begin," he traced his finger now across the outline of her lip. "Say it with me. Rallenti." - Renaldo Cracchiolo

The year is 1993. Life as an enforcer for one of the most notorious crime bosses in Italy isn’t easy. Renaldo Cracchiolo is a Sicilian who takes pride in the oaths of omerta to honor and obey the wishes of his Don. It’s the
Kindle Edition, 194 pages
Published July 5th 2014
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Kyra is receptionist at Mirabella's Fashion House with dreams of having her designer talent noticed. An opportunity presents itself, when the Battalglia women travel to the New York office to ponder future plans for the company. Renaldo comes along to supervise the protection detail, and handle any job required of an enforcer for The Family. Though the other women in the office are intimidated by the questionable men infilt
Jul 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this novella. It was nice reading about characters that weren't directly in the Battaglia family. The story had a good flow, and of course the classic Sienna Mynx love scenes. Can't wait to read the next chapter in this saga.
Willow Brooks
Jun 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was better than I expected. I really liked the story the plot the transgender bestie who could kick butt if he, I mean she had to. I'm at work so I can't do my review like I want to but the plot to this story was a little different. Usually the Hero is the mob boss, but in this one it's the Hit Man and believe me this Hit Man was hitting all the right spots with his big Hong Kong Ding Dong. poor heroine was like a virgin when he hit her hard to reach depths.

I dropped the story a star becaus
Stacey Williams
Mar 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Another great read !!!!
Dec 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book and the continuation of the family's saga. Rallenti is excellent! I thought from previous books in this family saga that Renaldo and Carlos were scene stealers and it was great to learn a little of Renaldo's story here. I read La Famiglia last Saturday and did not move until I read it from beginning to end. I had seen it listed on a suggested readings list and did not know it was a series. What I love about the books is how drawn in you get so quickly and that you did ...more
Aug 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bw-wm
I'm totally reading this out of order didn't mean for it happen it just did. I enjoyed this book I'm glad that Kyra got her big break, I don't know about the rest of ya'll but I wanted every pair of shoes that they mention in the book, I am a sucker for some shoes.
With interlude to the Battaglia Series was just what I needed - enough to wet my whtistle for BOOK 5. Renaldo is so SMEXY. I can't wait to get an update from them in the next book. ;-)
May 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
This novella was a nice break in this series, giving a taste of what enforcer life was like in the Battaglia clan. Renaldo is a hulking, brooding, loyal enforcer who takes his job very seriously, but the intriguing, persistent Kyra immediately catches his attention. He tries his best to ignore her, but her tenacity slowly broke him down. Kyra was quite different from the other women in this series. She's your average young woman, trying to make a name for herself in the fashion industry but can' ...more
I was a bit disappointed with this novella. I am a huge fan of the Battaglia Mafia Series but this one just did not do it for me. My main problem was the characters in which Mynx decided to focus on in the novella. Renaldo...(who???) I would have wanted a novella with some characters that actually feature more in the previous books but who are not main characters. The other thing that irritated me to no end was the sex; big man, big p***s, ow..ow...ow. It just seemed a bit too much for Kyra and ...more
Jun 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
I love this series and this was another great addition. I love this author and totally enjoy her writing style and how she brings her characters to life. They feel like I know them and I am having a conversation with them why they tell me their life story. I can't wait to see if we get any more from these characters in this series
Too short! Too short!! Loved this novella so much. I was kinda hesitant to reading it because of some the reviews. But, I am so glad I read it! Loved Renaldo and Kyra. Loved Jamie. Just a really good read!
Aղցela W.
This was a really hot book and I love this series. Renaldo Cracchiolo is an enforcer for Don Giovanni Battaglia and the family. Renaldo comes to NYC with Marietta and Catalina to close the NYC store of Mirabella's to move the company to Paris and Italy. Kyra Okeeno is the receptionist for Mr. Tate she is also a shoe designer who defied her parents who wanted her to be a doctor when she learns that the Battaglia coming and that they will be moving the company she sees this has her opportunity to ...more
Lebrondae Shei
Nov 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Seducing my mind with wetting my appetite

I wanted more, no, I needed more of this storyline, but I suppose Sienna Mynx know's how to wet an appetite to get you to buy into this Sicilian mafia series and she knew how to infused a juicy preliminary short story Rallenti (slow down) to use, which I have bought into, well and truly. I'm really not one to like foreign accent, but I am intrigued and I have been enticed to start buying up this whole sequel to read, as Sienna Mynx has suckered me into wi
*Dee's books!
It's all in who ya' know in the world of fashion!

Loving this series as we get a better view into the cut-throat fashion world of Mirabella's! Heroine, Kyra Ikeeno has given up on her parent's dream for her becoming a doctor and now estranged from them trying hard to make a name for herself in fashion. She's working at Mirabella's Fashion as a temporary receptionist hoping to get noticed by the owners. She has a crush on the bodyguard/enforcer, Renaldo Cracchiolo and one thing leads to the other
Sep 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ugh, I love this mini book! Renaldo is one of the males in the Battaglia series that I love completely. I was annoyed at first when I noticed it was more like a spin off about a member of the Battaglia clan rather than the usually characters we read about but that soon changed to interest. I dreaded the ending of the book (its a short book) and I loved the sex scenes. I think Kyra and Renaldo have some of the best intimate encounters out of the whole series. I wouldn't mind another book about th ...more
evette w
Dec 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I love when you can get a glimpse of the lives of the people who surrounds the main cast of characters.This was not only a wonderful set but it covered so much in a short period.The attraction between the two main characters is realistic you feel as if you know them and you are experiencing some of events.This was a very well written story and so very entertaining,nice addition to a stunning series.
Nicole Sealey
Sep 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute and sweet...

Cute story, the heroine was realistically flawed. Hope to get to know more about the hero and that their relationship progresses. Also, it was nice to see a historic take on a transgendered character who reminded me of someone in my life. Revealing perspective that is still true (regarding police and transfer women of color). Thanks for being inclusive!
Jul 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love this book!

This book is one of my favorites because I love Renaldo but I was not happy with Marie's interference with his love life. Like it was totally none of her business, the fact that Renaldo asked them for a favor and she rejected it was bad character on her part. But the overall story was good and kept me on my toes all the time.
May 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This story is an extension to the awesome Battaglia series. And I was not disappointed; it was hot, exciting, and so bad (meaning in a good way). This author made me her no.1 fan for 3 years now, and every time she puts out a book, I'm on it. The Battaglia Series is one to not miss out on. I high recommend this book and if you're smart you start with the Series first.
Sep 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing

I am a huge fan of The Battaglia Mafia Series and this short story involving Renaldo a Battaglia enforcer and Kyra a temporary employee at Mira's NewYork based company had me glued to the pages.Sienna Mynx knows how to capture a readers attention right away,her mixture of love, intrigue ,and violence is a winning formula.I LOVED this short story and I can't wait for more of this series.
Jan 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I just started this book, but anything that Ms. Mynx writes is ok by me. I love her writing style and how intense and erotic her characters are. I always feel I am right in the room with the characters.
Jul 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I never read this series, but that will all change now. I really enjoyed this story about a young woman with a dream, other then what her family wants for her. She has loss her family, so her dream and her friend is all she has. Till the game is charged by a bodyguard with a safe word "Rellenti".
Jan 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Liked the book although I don't know how it's gonna connect to the Battaglia series. I can't wait for Amore so I can get me some family drama. Nice job Sienna!!
Nov 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing book!!!
I loved it!!
M.J. Friday
Aug 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book, it was my favortite in the Scandalous Heroes Box Set,see full review here:
Jul 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! I will never get tired of re-reading this book.
jessica r felder

I have to say that I liked this book! I didn't want this book end! I found myself wanting to get more! I am so happy that I got it
Loved it!!!
Jun 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good book

Great read. The only complaint is the ending was to quick. I would have loved a little longer story. Bravo
Sep 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This series is captivating! It is intoxicating to immerse yourself in this dark, erotic, Mafioso saga where life, and interracial love have no boundaries. Brilliant epic story telling as always!
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