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4.11  ·  Rating details ·  122 ratings  ·  49 reviews
TRIGGER (The Pericolo Series)
(Can be read as a standalone in the series)

I used to watch her through the lights. I watched as her body turned and twisted as she morphed into my siren.

I wanted her—I craved every ounce of Ryleigh Turner. But I knew once I had her, all I would do was corrupt every inch of her pretty little soul.

Valentinos aren't made for tales of love. We st
Published (first published September 15th 2015)
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The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog
Review: Surj

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I feel like I've been hiding under a rock somewhere for the last three years because Kirsty-Anne Still's "Trigger" is the first mafia romance I've read since my passion for reading was reignited ... shock... horror I know. I feel like I've really been missing out because this was one hell of a read that I was completely engrossed in from start to fin
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++++4 Badass Stars!!!++++
This book was not your usual Mafia bad boy meets a girl. This was very unique. The heroine was as strong as the hero. They created chaos together!
Dante has watched Rayleigh for a while. He is not a kind man. He is dangerous. He is not sensitive. He doesn't date.
But he sees something different in that girl. She wants to know him. She wants to discover the real him. And she might just prove to be as dangerous as he is.
Can two hardened souls learn to love? Or will they ult
Sep 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
4.5 stars!!

This book compared to the first in this series has completely thrown me.
It's usually the first book in a series to be the best but in his case, it's definitely the opposite.

Full review below

Kirsty, you have definitely redeemed yourself with this book!! I read this first book in this series and wasn’t really thrilled with it. I almost didn’t want to read this book because of the first book but felt that everyone always deserves a second chance. And I am sooooo glad that I did.

Trigger s
Dante Valentino had watched Ryleigh Turner from afar, he wanted her every time he saw her dance and it grew with each passing moment. Thinking she would simply be another fling, he is stunned to find she is more his match than any woman he has met before. Dante wants to break her and when Ryleigh makes a move he doesn't expect he begins the dance.

Ryleigh though is holding a secret, a secret that directly involves Dante. The further he pushes her the further she pushes back. Their complicated rel
Sep 21, 2015 rated it liked it
Advance Readers Copy (ARC) provided for my blog for an honest review by the lovely author Kristy-Anne Still

Title: Trigger
Series: The Pericolo Series
Author: Kristy-Anne Still
Genre: Dark
Age Group: Adult
Release Date: Sept 18th, 2015
Date Read: Oct 2nd, 2015
Overall Rating: 3 stars

I didn't get into this story that much. I felt that I was unconnected to the characters. I felt that it was lacking in some aspects of the story. This story is unique don't get me wrong I just feel that the writing wasn't a
Oct 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Living in the mafia is hard. Working for your grandfather, the Boss, knowing the Boss killed your entire family, his family....unthinkable! Dante is in turmoil. At the most opportune time, Ryleigh enters his life.

Their journey is not a fairy tale. Their relationship is not easy. It's hard. It's dark. It's awesome!

Buckle up and prepare your mind! This is one dark friggin' ride!

Amie Morgado- We Stole Your Book Boyfriend
Well I may have loved Zane and Amelia's story but WOW this blows that out of the water !! Ryleigh is so much more bad A$$ and I adored her character for all her strengths and weakness. Dante is one cocky mother... but he is just so good at being bad you cannot help but love him. I enjoyed the dirty , nasty and downright craziness of this story and am so happy I was able to read/review !!

We have a simple set up...
Both Dante and Ryleigh had a horrific tragedy occur with their families at young age
Romance Readers Retreat
Oct 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5/4 stars

This is a novella within The Pericolo Series that is based on a character we have had glimpses of in that story and while some characters do appear in this it isn't necessary to have read the series to enjoy this book.

I'm a little on the fence about this one, there was something just lacking for me to really accept Dante as the character he was portrayed to be a New York based Italian descent gangster, the language of the character just didn't fit for me I'm sorry to say and for me it
Jade Simcox (3 Degrees Of Fiction)
*ARC given in exchange for honest review*
Trigger is a stand alone in The Pericolo Series. I went into this book not having read the other books in the series, but that didn't matter. I got pulled in from the very start.
Ryleigh works at the club and she has noticed this man watching her for months. Always in the shadows, she can never get a good look at him. He makes her feel things she never has.
Dante Valentino watched Ryleigh dance from the shadows, craved her from afar. But he knew he would c
The Book Fairy Reviews
Oct 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Fate. I have read a lot of books that talk about fate bringing you to the one that you are mean to be with and they are all romantic and beautifully painful. But this story of how fate not only brought two people together but molded their lives into one they couldn't stand to live and made each other their salvation, well... it is a lasting imprint on my psyche.
Dante a product of greed and nothing else although the person that made him was deluded enough to think otherwise. He brutalized his chi
Charlotte Bailey
Oct 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! I'd give it five million stars!
having read the first two Femme Fatale books in the Pericolo series I was expecting big things, but this was incredible!
Ryleigh Turner is a breath of fresh air. She's such a strong character and I was incredibly impressed by how Kirsty-Anne Still wrote her as such a believable woman. She can hold her own in the relationship and she's always proving that she's her man's equal.
Secondly there's Dante. One word: HOT! Dante is sex on legs, a brooding
Amber Eckstein
Sep 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
ARC given for honest opinion.

First I want to say I love the book cover. Sometimes when reading ARCs the covers don't appeal to me. This definitely did.

Dante is definitely the bad boy of the book. Sexy, dark and dangerous which Ryleigh obviously likes. She wants to know his secrets but he is able to handle them?

The pool table scene was hot. Like sexy. I feel like the author was being a little daring with that scene. Honestly, you do not see it much in these type of books. ☆☆☆☆☆s alone for that fr
Sep 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

I really loved this book. It was filled with action, suspense, some angst and a great dose of hot and sexy too!
Jan 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Copy exchanged for an honest review

Oh wow, I waited for this book. Watched all the girls teasing about it (silently cursing them) but I so needed to read this as a whole and as always with a highly anticipated book I always enjoy the hype surrounding release etc. I missed that this time, so many things happening that I found myself not getting caught up in it all. Then my kindle broke half way through the read…gah, what can I say? I don’t know if this has any bearing on how I read this book, I’d
Jan 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I am lucky enough to say that I beta read this book.

This book is an absolutely dynamite read! I would even go as far as say its Kirsty's best book to date and you can quote me on that! This book appealed to the darker side of me, the side I call my guilty pleasures and this is one pleasure worth being guilty for, I have read it multiple times already and each time it gets better. There are so many qualities about this book that are perfect. Its raw, its gritty and it has Dante Valentino! Let me
Feb 12, 2016 rated it liked it
The Pericolo Series
Kirsty Anne Still
3.5 stars

Trigger is part of a series if I understand correctly but can be read as a stand alone. It wasn’t bad in the sense of no connection of back characters etc but I was kind of lost in the story line. It’s a novella within the series and maybe I needed more to get the full effect of what was going on.
Ryleigh was a strong leading female character with a lot of boom to her. She seems to accept the life she walks into and accept Dante for who he is.
Allana Walker
Jan 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Jeez! Where do I start?

Five Trigger happy starts from me!

I was lucky enough to BETA read for this book, and what a book it is!

It's intense, it's hot, it takes you on a journey.

Let's start with Dante Valentino, what a man! Sheesh, *fans oneself* I love him so hard, it's not even funny! He's dark, brooding, tattooed and domineering. Just what we all love in a man! ;-) Kirsty captures the inner demons fighting him all the way through the book perfectly! Although I think he should come with a
Fiction  Vixens Blog
Oct 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was the first time reading anything by this author and I'm glad I did. I have to say this is gripping story . The heroine in this story is a survive ofa family in the mafia. She went from a loving little girl with loving parents and family that shield her from the bad things in the world, to a girl who did nothing but fight to survive and wanted to find the answers that she needed. Dante has been raised in a harsh world by his grandfather the head of a mafia family where he rules everything ...more
My hearts still thumping hard, that was one hell of a ride! Mafia, brutal killings, sexual attraction, romance and seriously hot sex.

This is apparently part of a series of books, I haven't read any of the others, in fact this is my first book from this author. I didn't feel that I missed anything by starting on this book, so most definitely can be recommended as a standalone.

The main characters are both strong, and most definitely spark off each other which results in some fabulous conversatio
Karen Shortridge
Apr 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to win this and I have read Femme Fatale and Femme Reloaded so couldn't wait to read this. OMG this has to be one of the best series I have read. This gripped me so much the heroine is a true survivor of a family in the mafia she went from little girl with loving family shielded from the bad things to a girl with nothing but fight to survive and find answers she needed. Dante has been brought up in a harsh world by his grandfather the head of a mafia family where his rules and ...more
Wow! What have I been missing????
This is the first book I've read by Kirsty-Anne Still, and now I'm gonna have to grab the other books she's written. Trigger is marketed as a stand alone, and while it is, I don't think you'll be happy until you read EVERYTHING this author has written. I know I devoured Trigger and I grabbed the Femme books so I could get more of her fabulous writing.
Dante is so dark, dangerous and addictive! The perfect assassin to drool over, that's for sure. I loved how he sta
Books Laid Bare
Oct 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
I liked the story – in the main but it wasn’t completely without niggles.
Dante had me at odds with myself. I didn’t know whether I liked him or not.
I liked Ryleigh and I loved the fact that she was more than able to hold her own in the world that Dante revelled in.
His life was a collection of both dark and shade, it was mysterious, cruel at times and without compromise but Ryleigh let the situation envelope her and despite the fact that initially Dante’s motives were less than honourable, she w
Apr 10, 2016 rated it did not like it
DNF at 5%. The H, who is supposed to be this mysterious cold ruthless mafia hitman gets his ass handed to him at the first meeting with the stripper h, who is his employee at his strip club.

The h is introduced as a resilient, street smart woman who has been taking care of herself since childhood. She acts like a child at aforementioned first meeting with her boss, the H. Btw her livelihood depends on the job and she knows H is a bigshot killer. But she goes like, "He may be my boss, and he may
United Indie Book Blog
Sep 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC for an honest review for united Indie Book Blog
I started Trigger without reading any of the other books in the series, this can be read as a stand alone. I was pulled in right from the first chapter. I loved this book, it kept me interested and guessing. Dante is a sexy, dark and intense bad boy. I love the relationship Ryleigh and Dante have, the sexual tension is intense. It's written in dual POVs, Ryleigh and Dante, Kirsty does a great job of writing both and taking you on a
L.A. Cotton
Sep 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I devoured Dante and Ryleigh's story... This is a standalone in the Pericolo Series but having said that I think reading the Femme Fatale books first gives you insight into the world that Still has created.

Dante is everything you'd expect from a mafia assassin... cold, heartless and domineering. But Ryleigh changes his view of the world.

I really liked the relationship between these two characters. Still stayed true to Dante's character and it isn't until much later in the book we see a softer s
Johnnie-Marie Howard
Oct 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: r2r
MUST READ!!! The author has done an outstanding job, one that will make you read her work over and over again. She brought this story to life in a way that really shine and works well with the characters and the story line. everything flowed great, the details amazing. Just beware that you want more once you reach the very end. OK as much as I want to give spoilers out I don't want to ruin this authors amazing work so read the story and trust me about this one hott Mafia style story like no othe ...more
Tracy Gray
Aug 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to win this explosive book and therefore, I'm giving an honest review as ARC. I have read all of Kirsty-Anne's books and love the smooth flow and in depth characters she writes about. But she has taken this one beyond all expectations. It's gritty, has one kick-ass leading lady who you love due to her past experiences and one alpha male who just doesn't know how to love. The twists, intrigue and can I tell you explosive ending is shear brilliance. Extremely emotional especiall ...more
Oct 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-arc
5 Crazy Ass Must Read Stars!!!!!

Ok, this does state it's a standalone but reading the previous books in the series could help to give you insight into these characters. I only read book 1 and a couple times I did feel a bit like I was missing something. Honestly, it really didn't take away from this story.

I love this book. I alway find it amazing when an author can take a character I really don't care for and have me swooning and championing for them by the end of the book. Kirsty-Anne Still do
DNF @31%

So the story goes like this: H meets h. They argue. They argue again. She thinks it might be love. Then they kill some people.

They story didn't flow. I couldn't connect with the characters. Their blase attitudes about murder made them seem like psychos. She adjusted to his way of life way too easily. Almost all conversations were arguments. These weren't entertaining or enlightening ones. They're the kind that make the characters look like idiotic assholes.
Sep 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
*An ARC was provided in exchange of an honest review*

Oh how I do enjoy a lovely dark read and this read was exactly that. Hot, dark, and one heck of a ride! Enjoyed every bit of it. It's not your cookie cutter love story but oh, what a story we get!! Be sure to read if you love dark reads! You will not be disappointed!!
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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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“7DANTE   I wish I could've doused myself and cleansed myself of all things Ryleigh before leaving. Yet it was impossible. She was consuming and I didn't want to fight. I wanted to taste her, indulge upon her, and all I got was a measly finger fuck and a kiss. She tried in vain to resist, telling herself she was doing wrong, but every angel sins. We all crave the greatest temptation, but now, mine was the thought of her wrapped around my cock as I spent all night worshiping her, stealing orgasms, and ultimately ruining her for any other man.” 0 likes
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