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Dark Mafia Prince (A Dangerous Royals Romance #1)

3.77  ·  Rating Details ·  1,642 Ratings  ·  281 Reviews

Don’t look at me like that. So trusting.
Like you think I’m not a monster.
Like I won’t wrap your hair in my fist and bend you to my will.
Like I won’t sacrifice you, piece by piece, to save my brother.
I’m the most dangerous enemy you’ll ever have because every time you look at me, you see somebody good
Published June 28th 2016 by Annika Martin
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Heather / Obsessed With Myshelf Hey Mamacita! Dark Mafia Prince is the first in the series, but each book can be read as a standalone. Each book in this series (book two is coming on…moreHey Mamacita! Dark Mafia Prince is the first in the series, but each book can be read as a standalone. Each book in this series (book two is coming on 7/26 and book three on 9/13) can be read as a standalone but have overarching plots that connect.(less)

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3-3.5 Stars!!


This was my second book by Mrs. Martin and while she didn’t blow me away with this one, I’m looking forward to read the next installments in the series. 'Dark Mafia Prince', the first book in this author’s newest series was an interesting mafia romantic suspense that despite a few issues I had with it, it kept my interest from start to finish. If you are like me and love mafia stories, then you will want to give this series a try. This first book in the series tells the story of Ale
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Jun 17, 2016 Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾ rated it really liked it
Shelves: dark-read
4 Stars

I'm the most dangerous enemy you'll ever have because every time you look at me, you see somebody who's not there anymore. Because every time you look at me, you fool yourself about what I really am.

Well...hell. This was not at all what I expected, but damn if I didn't devour it in practically one sitting. This was not my first Annika Martin book, so I already knew this woman could write. What I didn't expect was for the story beyond the romance to suck me in so thoroughly. This book
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TITLE: Dark Mafia Prince
AUTHOR: Annika Martin
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: June 28th, 2016

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I've not read anything prior to this by this author, I signed up for this because this genre is my all time favorites so I can't wait to start this and see where the author takes me with this book.

(Mira, Aleksio & Vikt
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Aleksio has been on the run since he was a young boy, ever since his parent's were murdered. Presumed dead by every one other than the man after him, he lived a hard life. But now he's back to get his revenge on the man responsible for his "death." And if he has to go through the mans daughter to get his vengeance, so be it. The Prince has risen, and no one is safe.

June has just been a really good month for me to discover new authors. I'm always a little hesitant
Christine Wallflower & Dark Romance Junkie

Dark Mafia Prince is the perfect combination of fast paced, suspense, mystery and sensual sex scenes. I really enjoy the Mafia romance genre when it's written well, with a dark and sensual storyline I think a many readers will enjoy it.

The story starts of with two brothers Aleksio and Viktor, mafia heirs who are looking for their stolen brother and are ready to take back their kingdom. Aleksio the oldest brother probably the most broken but also has the one with the most control. He's on a missi
Natalie The Biblioholic
Oct 02, 2016 Natalie The Biblioholic rated it really liked it

I'm rating this 3.5 stars

After reading the blurb, and considering the premise of this story, I expected A LOT. I imagined mafia-style killings and dealings and a complicated revenge plot. While these things kind of existed, they were pretty much glossed over. I kept waiting for that something more. For more details because this couldn't be it?! This story started off strong in the beginning, but it fell off. So while this book
Tijuana [Love & HEA Book Blog]
Jan 01, 2017 Tijuana [Love & HEA Book Blog] rated it really liked it
Shelves: mafia-mobsters
He’s watched her from afar for most of her life. She thinks he’s dead.

Aleksio Dragusha was 9 years old when his parents were betrayed. He and his brothers were separated and sent away. Two decades later, he’s on a mission to reunite his family and take control of his stolen criminal empire. The only problem - the woman he watched grow up, his former childhood friend, is caught in the middle of the battle.

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He’s drawn to her, in spite of using her as a pawn. Her presence could ruin everything he’
Jodi Bibliophile
May 26, 2016 Jodi Bibliophile marked it as to-read

I would chop off my left fanny flap for it!!!
Bex (Night Owl Reader)
I had no idea what I was in for when I chose to read Dark Mafia Prince. All I can say is, this book is an adrenaline rush from the very first page and my heart was in my throat throughout the entire story. It’s non-stop action, major twists, and huge revelations at every turn. The writing is so vivid, I was thrust into the world of the Albanian mob, where loyalties reach only as far as the next takeover. Annika Martin spins a dark and compelling tale about a power, murder, brothers who survive a ...more
Jun 18, 2016 Michelle rated it really liked it
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Annika Martin delivers a no holds barred mafia romantic suspense novel that grips readers to the core as she unleashes a raw, unfiltered, suspenseful, and calculating mafia love story. Dark Mafia Prince is unlike any mafia romance story because Ms. Martin doesn’t make romance the forefront of the story, which works with this plot line. A part of me loved that romance was just a small snippet and backdrop to the story of Aleksio Dragusha
May 27, 2016 Snow rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

3.75 "the prophecy" stars

Well, of course these are still nice specimen to add to my ranks of mobsters: Aleksio and Viktor, two separated brothers who found each other after their family has been slaughtered and are now in pursuit of the third missing link, Kiro...
only to bring out the long pronounced prophecy:
The three brothers together will rule...Apart they are weak, together they are strong. They will take everything.

And to do that they need vengeance, they need blood spill, they need av
Jun 17, 2016 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Shelves: mafia
4 “Sleeping King” Stars!!!

Three brothers. Mmmm. My kinda series.

“the suits, the codes, cufflinks just so. The sleeping king…”

One brother is missing. Aleksio and Viktor are on a war path to rain down hell onto the leading mafia king to find their brother. Aleksio is determined to reunite his family and take over his empire.

My Aleksio:

mxm men:

Aleksio’s love is the dangerous kind of love that breaks all the rules. It’s him killing and kidnapping as he goes after his brother. It’s him pulling my hair and
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Jun 28, 2016 Jenny - TotallybookedBlog rated it really liked it

4.5 Stars

‘When you’re a killer, ugly and bloody and beaten to shit, you don’t hate the stars for shining. You’re glad there’s something good out there.’

We absolutely love our Mafia stories and having read Annika Martin before we had a feeling this was going to be a fabulous read. And it really was. The Dark Mafia Prince had suspense, thrills and dark passion. It was incredibly addictive and beneath the violence, vengeance and darkness hides soft hearts and lost love of friends and brothers.

Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Jun 28, 2016 Gitte TotallyBookedBlog rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016

4.5 Stars

‘When you’re a killer, ugly and bloody and beaten to shit, you don’t hate the stars for shining. You’re glad there’s something good out there.’

We absolutely love our Mafia stories and having read Annika Martin before we had a feeling this was going to be a fabulous read. And it really was. The Dark Mafia Prince had suspense, thrills and dark passion. It was incredibly addictive and beneath the violence, vengeance and darkness hides soft hearts and lost love of friends and brothers.

This was just an ok book for me. It actually took me awhile to get fully into it, and when I did I still felt like the romance side of the story was very minimal. It is a great mafia story, with a hint of romance!!! I will admit though, by the end I was very intrigued to continue with this series as I am dying to learn about the missing brother.

All in all, if you are into mafia books, then this is definitely one you should give a go, just go in with lower expectations on whether or not you are g
Jun 20, 2016 Deborah rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites

So much more than I expected.

I have to say this book was so much more than I expected and while I think 4 stars would be a more accurate rating I just loved this book, I couldn't get enough and for sheer enjoyment alone I'm giving it the elusive 5 stars.
Aleksio Dragusha's was just nine years old when his life was ripped away from him with the murder of his parents. The young Mafia prince watched while hidden in a chubby as his parents trusted friend Aldo Nikolla slit their throats. Aldo then hun
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Oct 28, 2016 Leigh rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2-5-stars
2.5 stars

Dark Mafia Prince was an ok read for me. I liked the concept of the story but unfortunately the execution fell flat. I didn't feel any connection between Aleksio and Mira. During their short intimate scenes I found myself thinking about what I should read next. I was very disappointed that Aleksio's view of how he was going to take back what belongs to him and his brothers changed and he was now going to do it but not in a bloody way. Hello is this the mafia he had the chance to kill a
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Jul 04, 2016 Donna ~ The Romance Cover rated it really liked it
Dark Mafia Prince by Annika Martin
4.5 stars!!!

“The sleeping king, he always called me. You will gather your brothers and take back your kingdom.”

I do love my Mafia romances and Annika Martin really delivered with Dark Mafia Prince, this is the first in the series and after this book I am seriously salivating for book two. Dark Mafia Prince centres around an old premonition from an old lady that was definitely given too much credence. But this woman was typically correct and so the lives of a
Book-Bosomed  blog
May 24, 2016 Book-Bosomed blog rated it really liked it
Aleksio Dragusha had his future empire ripped away from him when he was a young boy right along with his baby brothers. But he’s back for vengeance and to reclaim this throne in the mafia world.

“Don’t let anyone tell you crime doesn’t pay.”

Mira Nicolla still sees the innocent prince she played with as a child before she believed him dead in the attack against his family. Though a mafia princess herself, Mira has no desire for that violent world and lives practically a separate indentify behind t
Carolyn Reilly
Jun 20, 2016 Carolyn Reilly rated it it was amazing
Dark Mafia Prince - the title is pretty much self-explanatory.
So yeah, you get mafia and you get a dark prince – or two ;-) Oh, but you also get so much more than that! You get heartbreak and intrigue, steamy passion and true love, violence and vengeance and edge-of-your-seat thrilling suspense.
After running and hiding since early childhood Aleksio has officially returned from the dead to take back what was his all along, his father’s stolen mafia empire and Mira’s heart.
Aleksio has been separ
Katie Reus
Jun 14, 2016 Katie Reus rated it it was amazing
I got to read the early versions of this book and holy hotness! LOVE it!
Stephanie (Bookfever. ❤)
I liked Dark Mafia Prince for sure. Did I love it? No. It's not the most amazing book I've ever read but I still thought it had some great things in it.

So I won't say the story and writing in general was the best in this book... it wasn't bad either, though. It fell somewhere in the middle to me. But my favorite thing in the book were the characters, actually. I liked Mira but it were the brothers, Aleksio and Viktor that I loved.

Especially Viktor was a favorite of mine. And I'm sure we'll actu
Spoiler Whore says calm your tits people, it's just a book
DNF @27%

Didn't hold my attention at all.
Mar 29, 2017 Julia rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Ich hab das Buch nur gelesen, weil es das einzige von der momentanen Jellybooks Aktion war, das mich wenigstens halbwegs interessiert hat und ich hätte nichts verpasst, wenn ich sie einfach ignoriert hätte. Die Geschichte ist mit eine der trashigsten, die ich gelesen habe und es macht mich so verdammt wütend, wie Aleksio mit Mira umgesprungen ist und noch wütender, dass sie sich das gefallen ließ -.-
Maria Rose
Dark Mafia Prince is the first book in a new mafia romance series by Annika Martin. Each story will be standalone with a complete couple romance, but there is a continuing story arc that will make more sense if read in order. In this story, we are introduced to Aleksio. At a very young age his parents were murdered, and while Aleksio escaped with the help of a family friend, his two younger brothers, Viktor and Kiro disappeared. But as far as the world knows, the whole family is dead and buried. ...more
Lover of Romance
Nov 11, 2016 Lover of Romance rated it really liked it
This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance my-review-updatedDark Mafia Prince is not a book I would normally pick up on my own, but when I read a very positive review from Mandi over at Smexy books....I knew I had to pick this one up and I am so glad that I did!!! Annika Martin wrote such a superb read. It sets out with Aleksio and Mira, were once childhood friends. But then Aleksio's parents were murdered and he and his two younger brothers were shipped away to different places to training camps. ...more
Suzanne (Lily)
Loved it!
This book lifted me out of my book funk :)

Dark Mafia Prince was my first Annika Martin book and I am so glad I took a chance on it. It's a new series that features brothers who have been separated by a tragedy years ago. Aleksio and Mira, a prince and princess from mafia families separated by circumstances as children now face each other as adults on a starkly different playfield. The plot pivots around Aleksio and people loyal to him and his family who wish to avenge the past atrocitie
Becky Rendon
Jun 04, 2016 Becky Rendon rated it it was amazing
If you have ever read Annika Martin's Taken by the kinky Bank Robbers series, you know she is an extremely talented writer. She writes suspense and intrigue with steamy sex like no one can. You could cut her sexual tension with a chain saw.

What I didn't expect, and I am not sure why I didn't, was the emotional upheaval. Dark Mafia Prince called to me because mafia. Hello, it says mafia in the title and I'm there. I expected the quirky humor and randy fun. Not in this book.

Just wow. It is dark a
Beneath The Covers Blog
Jun 21, 2016 Beneath The Covers Blog rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sonal, arcs, 2016-reads
10 stars because I have too many feelings.

Alexsio wants revenge. That has been the only thing on his mind for as long as he can remember. Revenge will get him his brother back. The only person in his way is Mira. She doesn't see him for the monster he thinks he is. She trusts him because she believes he is still the friend she know. She couldn't be more wrong.

Mira prides on being invisible. She stays away from drama that is until Alexsio comes back into her life. Everything about his looks seem
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