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Love Over Logic

(Cole Brothers #0)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  335 ratings  ·  65 reviews
Attorney Emilia Prado has been living in hiding, ever since the local cartel killed her dad and left her and her mom for dead. But when her long lost cousin needs help leaving her drug lord husband, Emilia knows her time for justice has come.

Hot shot lawyer Dom Moretti never met a case he couldn’t win. Each win puts distance between him and an old life he wants to forget.
Paperback, 317 pages
Published November 15th 2018 by Hicks Media Group, Inc.
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Apr 08, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebie
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Attorney, Emilia Prado has been living in hiding, ever since the local cartel killed her dad and left her and her mom for dead. But when her long lost cousin needs help leaving her drug lord husband, Emilia knows her time for justice has come.

Hot shot lawyer, Dom Moretti never met a case he couldn’t win. Each win puts distance between him and an old life he wants to forget. But when Emilia, a crush from law school, asks for his help, the life he worked
Jessica Alcazar
Well now …. This story just sucked me in and kept me reading way past my bedtime! LOL

I didn’t go into this book with too many expectations since it’s my first read b the author but I gotta say, if I did expect something, she totally would have met them.

There’s a lot of players in this story but not enough to confuse you as a reader. Just enough to keep you paying attention. The chemistry between Dom and Emilia was sizzling from the beginning and it just burned brighter as the story progressed.
Lilly Charysma
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
„Love Over Logic” is one of those books that captivates the reader and keeps the attention. I loved every page and every aspect of it.

Emilia and Dom are great characters, well built and with a strong past. Each has a story, but Emilia’s is in te center of attention, and her connections to the mafia. This entire aspect is well built and has a lot of details that makes it even more interesting. We see her stronger than ever and with her mind set on revenge. Any strong woman needs a man by her side
Up All Night With Books
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars
Review by Elizabeth
Late Night Reviewer
Up All Night w/ Books

Love Over Logic will hold you captive from the beginning and not let you go until it is over. Diana Hicks knows how to capture your attention and hold it!

Emilia is all about getting revenge from the man that murdered her father. Said man also left her and her mother for dead and forced them into hiding. Emilia is all grown up now and is ready to get back at the man responsible. Of course, running into her law school crush, Do
Nay Denise
Nov 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: blog-tours, arcs
Beautiful romance! Emilia and Dom were layered characters with complicated pasts. I love that this was sort of a second chance romance as they had such an interesting history together.

Emilia is a headstrong lawyer seeking revenge on her cousin's husband. I loved how determined she was even in the face of danger. She was a hard worker, snarky, funny and tried to do what was best for her family. Emilia was an awesome female protagonist. There were definitely times she pissed me off with her stupi
Aղցela W.
This was book 1 in the "Cole Brothers" series. Dom Moretti is a hot sexy lawyer who also use to be A mob hit man. He met Emilia in law school just hated him because he thought he was God's gift to women. When these two are thrown together when she takes an undercover job to gather evidence. Emilia is being chased and shot at and there is a bounty on her. Dom wants to do everything he can to protect her and free her from her situation only to get dragged into a bad situation himself as he is i ...more
Dec 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs
Book 2 in the Desert Monsoon series. Good read. Emilia and Dom knew each other in college and when she came to him for help, he was happy to be able to. Good romance with some drama mixed in.

I received an ARC of this book and I am voluntarily leaving an honest review.
Susan in Perthshire
I feel I must have read a different book to the one that other folk have given 4 and 5 star reviews for.

This was so dull that I ended up skimming and then abandoned it half way through. The plot was so derivative and the execution was simply unbelievable. The characters were so one dimensional and underdeveloped that I never became at all interested in any of them. The first few pages caught my interest but once the first bullets were fired, it all disappeared. Sorry, I won’t bother with the re
Jul 31, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Just couldn't care enough to finish

First time reading this author, so went by the blurb to rate my potential interest. Unfortunately, by 43% I just couldn't care enough about how they reached their HEA to continue. For high profile lawyers, they ssure spent a lot of the time out of the office and appeared to only have one case going. The background mob stories for both H and h wasn't believable with their behaviours, the secondary characters were dull and the heat between the two - supposedly of
Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
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Jul 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ignite You is the first book in the Cole Brothers series by Diana A. Hicks. The book primarily focuses on Dom Moretti and Emilia Prado, each character with a tragic past and ties to the mafia and cartel. Having known each other since law school, both are unwittingly brought back together 5 years later and pulled right back into the pasts they are both running from. Emilia is trying to get revenge on her cousin’s husband and Dom is trying to escape his foster father. Neither one wanted to cross p ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love Over Logic is the first book that I've read by Diana A. Hicks, and it came out of the gates with a bang, and the excitement never slowed down for even a second. See, Emilia Prado has been dealing with the cartel since they killed her father, forcing her and her mother in hiding, but now that's she's grown up, she's done with the hiding. She's decided that she's going to get her revenge once & for all. Things go sideways when she runs into the man, Dom Moretti, she had a crush on in law scho ...more
Miranda Knight
Nov 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Emilia Prado has dreamed of enacting revenge on her father's killer especially since he also left her and her mother for dead. This is also a man who they considered family. Emilia knows that she has a window of opportunity when her cousin, Jess comes to her for a divorce from the said killer. But nothing is easy. Her cousin's husband is still in the cartel. A cartel that wants her dead. To remain alive, she must enlist the help of her law school crush, Dom. 

Dom Moretti kept away from Emilia in
Erhi Divina
Nov 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
Long story short:

The book was fun! and sexy, yes, but mostly fun because of the characters. So I gave it a 3.2/5 stars.

Short strory long:

First, let’s talk about the story. It was written in fast pace, I truly felt like riding a motorbike in a highway, but I didn’t think that the fast pace was bad. Instead it kept me engaging with the book, it kept me from boredom. Although as in every fast-pace story, I’d like it more if some scenes were more slowly written. As in the moment Dom and Emilia met a
Caroline F
Enjoyable, suspenseful and sexy!

"There's a vibrator under your pillow with my name on it. You betcha my ego is loving this."

Emilia Prado has been working towards one thing - revenge. When opportunity knocks, she's full steam ahead. However, she never counted on her old college crush to be thrown into the mix. Or, the intense chemistry between them. Her attraction to him was fierce, but she couldn't afford to let her guard down.

"I want you. And I refuse to give you up again."

Dom Moretti was hot
Julia Red Hatter Book Blog
Nov 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

Love Over Logic has a way of just feeding you snippets at a time and keeping you begging for more with each page. Dom and Emilia's story will hold you tight and not let go. Emilia has been on the run for the last ten years, she wants to be free. An old college crush comes in and offers her all she's ever wanted, him and freedom. Freedom isn't as easy as Dom and Emilia think it will be. Dom is hiding from his past, his past catches up with him and puts not only him but the woman he's lov
Jul 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book has a lot going on with many characters involved.
It got my attention from the start.
Emilia for the last ten years has only had revenge on her mind.
All her moves and education is for one reason only.
Now the time has come for to set her plan in motion.
But fate also has a plan as well.
Enter sexy Dom Moretti.
Dom and Emilia went to law school together.
So they have some history.
When they reconnect and start working together to connect the dots on what’s happening.
Their physical and sexual aw
Shelly Reddinger
Emilia has lead a crazy life so far and she just wants things to be normal. She finished law school and eventually moved back to where she called home. Only to find out that things were getting very complicated very quickly.

Emilia was thought to be dead and living off the radar of her supposed killer for 10 years. After moving back home things get complicated when she's trying to help her get a divorce from a leader of a cartel.

She takes an undercover job to gather evidence and it ends up brin
Marie  Brown (Marie's Tempting Reads)
Marie's Tempting Reads ARC Review:

I fell in absolute love and lust with Love Over Logic! It was an absolute thrill to read this. One of the most profound and steamy romances I have read in a while. The characters really popped for me. I liked them a lot and their chemistry toward each other was through the roof and the plot thickened beautifully and the story was just flawless. I was not only impressed with it but it was easy to get lost in the book. I forgot where I was and just immersed myself
Nov 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm going to preface this review by saying that I enjoyed the story, but there were a couple of niggles for me. The first is that there were parts of the story where I felt like I was missing something - almost as if there were elements that were covered in an earlier book.  The second is the on and off again relationship between Emilia and Dom.  It was a layer of frustration to the story that I suspect that was intended, but nevertheless almost became too much.

Those points aside, the relationsh
Jun 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Talk about an extremely complicated relationship. Dom and Emilia. Lawyers. Dangerous families. Choices. Her life for his. Someone's going to die.

Ignite You is a sexy and exciting kickoff to one of my favorite series. Though the Cole brothers have small parts in this book, I now know how they are connected with Dom.  In true Diana A. Hicks fashion, the romance is steamy hot and the action is non-stop.

This is a fascinating suspense-filled romance with the odds stacked against two lovers who only w
Kelly Graham
Apr 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dom and Emilia have known each other since law school where she stayed clear of him thinking he was a typical bad boy and he thought she was prim and proper and hated him.
Emilia was right Dom was a bad boy but he was determined to leave all that behind and try to become a good guy or at least stay on the right side of the law.
Upon Spotting Emilia working in a bar one night Dom realises there's a lot more to Emilia than he originally thought.
Dom wants nothing more than to leave his mafia life beh
Aug 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, winnings
Love this book!

I won this book from a Goodreads giveaway. First read by this author, I fell in love with the characters instantly, quickly finishing the book in less then a day and will definitely be reading more by her. Diana Hicks writing flowed smoothly and let you feel the characters connections.
A second chance suspense romance that hit all the marks. The characters try to battle their feelings and needs/wants in order to protect each other but when thrown together can not deny their chemis
Kari Hansen
Nov 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
For the past ten years Emilia has been trying to live under the radar and not attract the attention of the people that murdered her father until she is unable to ignore a plea from a family member. Now hiding is no longer her game plan, vengeance is.

Dom is a lawyer with a dark past. When Emilia, his college crush, approaches him for help he is unable to say no and is determined to keep her protect her but can he protect her from his past as well?

I enjoyed both these characters as Emilia is fierc
Feb 28, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book but did feel like it had a bit more violence in it than I initially expected, although I shouldn't have been surprised when the opening description stated "former mafia hitman" for Dom. The characters were deep and well developed and I thought the author did a good job of moving the story along at a good pace. Goodreads considers this a Cole Brothers book 0 whereas Amazon lists it as Book 1 in the Cole Brothers series. I felt that this Goodreads designation is more appropriat ...more
Kelly-Jo Sweeney
Nov 23, 2018 rated it liked it
In many ways this is a classic hero tries to sacrifice himself for the woman he loves, while she has to make it clear to him that they are stronger together type of story. Both Emilia and Dom have a past and while he tries to play the gallant hero for her, she knows that it will only really work if he is with her.

There is a lot of action in this story, with both Dom's past and Emilia's coming together to cause them problems and threaten their happiness. I did get a tiny bit lost once or twice, w
Sep 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book as part of a giveaway ARC program. It was my first book by this author and I enjoyed it. A small part of me felt like I had missed out by not reading the book prior to this one. That said, this can be read and enjoyed as a standalone.
This is the story of Emilia and Dom who are reunited when Emilia needs his help. Since they knew each other in school, it works a bit as a second chance story. They are both compelling yet flawed characters. The organized crime aspect added to
Jul 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another new to me author that I enjoyed. A mafia story that has plots of revenge, moments of suspense, bits of mystery and intrigue and at the heart of it all is a strong female character. Emilia and Dom have known each other since college but due to circumstances, they never got to explore the what if. Now that they are older, the circumstances are still not ideal, but they are finding it harder and harder to walk away from one another. When the past comes knocking, will they have what it takes ...more
2OCC Reviews
Nov 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: gemma
Love over logic was an interesting storyline with plenty of drama, angst and romance throughout the story. I found that there was suspense throughout the story with a mafia theme as well. This was. A really good combination as it made the story that much more interesting. The story had a strong heroine that was bent on revenge Emilia and an alpha male for a hero. This was an enjoyable story that keeps me entertained throughout the story.
Becky Wise
Dec 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
I loved Love Over Logic. It's finally Dom's turn at love. You know him as Derek Cole's right hand man if you've read the first book and it's continuation. If not then you will love Dom and his chemistry with Emilia. Emilia is one tough cookie and she knows the way of the mafia life. I love how that understanding of mafia living brings Dom and Emilia closer. This book is hot and will keep you on your toes. I loved every moment of this one. ...more
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Diana A. Hicks is an award-winning author of steamy contemporary romance with a touch of suspense. Book two in her Desert Monsoon series, LOVE OVER LOGIC, is the 2019 Readers’ Favorite Silver Medal Winner in the Romance – Suspense genre

When Diana is not writing, she enjoys kickboxing, traveling, and indulging in the simple joys of life like wine and chocolate. She lives in Atlanta and loves spendi

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