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366 pages, Kindle Edition
Published December 6, 2016
Having never read a Sarah Castille book before, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started this first installment in the series, but since I’m a sucker for mafia romances I decided to give it a try. And I’m so glad I did it. Sarah Castille’s writing was fantastic, very gripping and she sucked me in in her mafia world from the very beginning. I’ve read many mafia books in the so far, so trust me when I say, this first installment in the series was everything a book with this theme should be – action packed, suspenseful, sexy and so very intriguing. Needless to say, I really enjoyed it!
"You want to be in control. Trust me, bella. Let go with me, and I'll catch you when you fall."
Nico Toscani is a Las Vegas Mafia boss who’s used to getting what he wants. He’s wild and ruthless, dark and dangerous and everyone is the Sin City knows who he is. For the past ten years, his family had been involved in a blood feud with the Cordanos, another Mafia family that had started the war when Don Cordano murdered Nico’s father. Nico wants revenge and he eventually will get it, in one way or another.
“Dio mio, you test a man to the limits.”
Mia Cordano never wanted to be a Mafia princess. Her powerful, ruthless father had tried controlling her since she was a child, but even if he never really succeeded, he seems to have some power over her, controlling her mother and her little sister. Mia managed to build a life, a business outside the Mafia world, keeping a low profile, especially since she’s a hacker/security consultant.
Mia’s life is turn upside down when she find herself in Nico’s arms. She knows Nico is dangerous, especially since he’s the enemy, but she can’t stay away from him, not when Nico seems to be as infatuated with her as she is with him.
“Tonight I’m going to fuck you like the bad girl you are. You’re gonna learn who you belong to. Your voice is going to be hoarse from screaming your pleasure. And when we’re done, you’re gonna beg me for more.”
Like I mentioned above, 'Nico' was a very well done mafia romance. The action, suspense and steam were fantastically blend together and the story line was entertaining and intriguing from start to finish. The plot was complex and well developed and I have to say the author really surprised me at some point with how the story unfolded, mainly because I expected the story to progress in a total different way. Also, I loved all the twists and turns as the story progressed. Nico and Mia’s story was fantastic, gripping, enthralling and held me at the edge of my seat until the last page.
Both Nico and Mia were fantastic, well portrayed characters I loved reading about. I loved them individually and I loved them together. Mia was such an endearing heroine. Strong, independent, sassy, but also vulnerable and loyal she was everything I love in a Mafia princess. I loved her strength and the way she stood up for herself, the way she fought for what she wanted and her determination to have a business outside the Mafia world. The way she challenged Nico was entertaining as hell and I loved the fact that she wasn’t intimidated by him.
"Undress me, Mia. I want to fuck you into oblivion."
Nico was a great anti-hero/hero. He was dangerous, yet so very sexy and charming. I loved the way he was with Mia and how possessive and protective he was at times. He was drawn to her from the beginning and watching him lose his mind around her was so entertaining.
I loved the way Nico and Mia’s relationship progressed. The slow burn relationship between them was fantastically done and I absolutely loved their passion and sexy times. They complemented each other perfectly in every way, which I really enjoyed.
“I want to own every inch of you. I want my hands in your hair, my lips on your breasts, and my cock buried inside you. I want to take you in every way a woman can be taken. I want you to come with my name on your lips.”
I have to mention the fantastic, engaging, well portrayed supporting characters I’m dying to read about in the upcoming books in the series.
All in all, 'Nico' was fantastic Mafia romance. I loved how the author portrayed the Mafia world, the dark and gritty elements, the engaging characters. If you are looking for a dark, intriguing, Mafia tale, don’t hesitate and read this first installment (standalone) in the series. You won't regret it!
I’m not afraid of girls with guns, bella. They either don’t know how to shoot or they don’t have what it takes to pull the trigger.”
“Then you’ve never met a woman like me.” Her hoarse, throaty voice betrayed her desire.
He leaned forward, whispered in her ear, his voice dangerously seductive. “No, but I’m looking forward to our acquaintance.”
Dio mio, you test a man to the limits.”
Tonight I’m going to fuck you like the bad girl you are. You’re gonna learn who you belong to. Your voice is going to be hoarse from screaming your pleasure. And when we’re done, you’re gonna beg me for more.”
"Good people do bad things and bad people do good things, and whether they are right or wrong depends on your point of view."
"You want to be in control. Trust me, bella. Let go with me, and I'll catch you when you fall."Mia Cordano has spent her entire life trying to break away from her Mafia Family. Her mob boss father has brutalized her for years. At an early age, she learned that the only way to escape her ruthless father was to become a woman who can stand on her own two feet. Now that she has a thriving business as a professional hacker it seems as if her family will leave her alone. But when Mia finds herself on the job and in the arms of Nico Toscani she is thrown back in the spotlight of the MOB MADNESS once again.
"He had fucked her hard, loved her soft, and held her all night long wondering if it was possible to have it all."Nico Toscani is a ruthless mobster who strives to run a clean business. Waiting to stake his claim over the family, he has only one desire. He only wants to seek revenge for his father's death. When Mia Cordano, the daughter of his enemy, stumbles into his casino they both are thrown into a storm of destruction. As they battle to overcome the demons of their past they fall deeper into throws of lust and passion. Can Nico possibly find a future with Mia? Can Mia come to terms with falling in love with a man who represents everything she has grown to hate?
"Before she could catch her breath, his hand fisted her hair, and his mouth was on hers, ravaging her with a kiss that turned her body liquid. Fierce and hard, he took everything she gave him, and demanded more."Told in mostly dual POV, Nico is a stunning display of Mafia goodness. The complex plot is well constructed and expertly unfolds as each moment passes. The many twists and turns only enhanced the desperation I felt for Nico and Mia to find their happy ever after together. Both main characters are strong, independent, and willing to do whatever it takes to get what they want. Additionally, the secondary characters offered intrigue as the elements of loyalty and what is right and wrong are constantly battling against each other. And of course, the passion and intimacy between Nico and Mia is explosive! Although I would love to address another element of the plot that held me captive it is a bit of a surprise that every reader should experience and enjoy for themselves. Let me just say that the writing is brilliant with natural flowing dialogue, expert pacing, and heart-stopping action.
"Undress me, Mia. I want to fuck you into oblivion."As a huge fan of Sarah Castille's Sinner's Tribe MC Series it was a no-brainer that I would want to check out her new Mafia Series. Nico certainly did not disappoint. If you are looking for a new Mafia series, you need to pre-order this NOW!!! I am 100% convinced that this is one Mafia Romance you will want on your shelf. I cannot wait for more greatness from Ms. Castille. Hopefully, we won't have to wait too long for the next book in the series LUCA! Until then, my Kindle and I will be waiting!
You love it. You've never met a man like me, a man who can challenge and respect you, a man worthy of a woman like you