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LUCA - Her Ruthless Don (Ruthlessly Obsessed Duet, Book 1): 50 Loving States, New York, Pt. 1 (Ruthless Tycoons 3)

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Blind legal eagle. Mafia Don ex-husband. What could possibly go oh-so-wrong?
Kindle Edition, 233 pages
Published June 3rd 2018 by Rom Tell That
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Bibi
Jun 24, 2018 rated it it was ok
*Spoilers*

Sigh.
I wanted to love this so much except I couldn't because Luca reminds me of Naz (from Darhower's Monster in His Eyes), but a more beta, silly version. Another sore point was having Luca's mob activities occur on-page. It bothered me and, I won't lie, it diminished my enjoyment of the story considerably.

So, Luca was kidnapped by one of his father's rival mob bosses, kept in a basement cage, and then was beaten to within an inch of his life. Bella/Amber is the daughter of the kid
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*Dee's books!
Luca is LIVE!!!!!!

"The calm before the storm"

Another riveting story by Theodora Taylor that grabbed me from the start! What I will say is that T.T. was able to focus more on this memorable couple's journey and not Amber/ Bella's handicap and that was inspiring within itself if you recall how she lost her sight. The only thing that threw me about "Luca -Her Ruthless Don:50 Loving States, New York (Ruthless Tycoons 3)" was the ending because this author has NEVER, NEVER, EVER used the dreaded clif
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Theodora Taylor
Jun 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Loved writing this couple. Hope you love them, too!
Paganalexandria
Amber and Luca's story starts in the past. She is the daughter of his captor. It sets in motion everything good and bad that follows.

The Good:
1. Amber's blindness adds a layer to the story without beating a reader over the head with it. She is also a very likable heroine.

2. Luca is very flawed, with toolish tendencies on the alpha-hole spectrum, but still retains something to root for. This version of mob life was surprisingly unvarnished. The sense that familiarity doesn't keep you safe was wo
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Marianne
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Theodora Taylor is showing off her talent with the last books. The tycoon series is really wow. Starting from Holt and now with Luca (a special mention to Zahir), she has really matured as a writer. I am starting to crave her releases. Her books are addicting. This cliffhanger left me upset at first but IF the following book is really so “brutal” as she said, it will surely be worth the wait. This girl is on fire!
AvidReader
Jul 08, 2018 rated it liked it
Not safe! Both of them with others during separation. Still it is enjoyable. Will read the next book anyway.
Rosie J.
TT knocked this ONE out of the PARK. Luca is #1. My favorite of the Ruthless Tycoons. Amber -- you're in trouble girl!

Longer review to follow ... soon.
Kim C.
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Luca and Amber are unforgettable💜

Luca denied his destiny for the love that occupied his heart. Because of an miscalculated choice to protect his love. Upon love discovering his error in one of worst ways possible. Love them turned away because somethings can't be worked out. Leaving Luca no other option, but to embrace the beast within.

After Amber's tragic accident that leaves her with an unexpected loss. Her mind in a twist and decide to say goodbye to love.

Now we find both Luca and Amber still
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Karen's Bookshelf
Ms. Taylor does it again with another over the top alpha male that we hate to love, but just can’t help it. This couple was up one minute down the next, on one minute off the next minute, and I loved every twist and turn of their journey. I was biting my nails waiting to see what was going to happen when one of the biggest secrets of the storyline was revealed and then it ended. Needless to say I was just a teeny bit miffed knowing that I had to wait to see what happens next, but that is my only ...more
Sim Gee
Jun 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What’s what’s the Most Ruthless that what!!!

This Ruthless series has been something else! And I thought I was ready for Luca I really did. But I was so unprepared. He just a little bit of everything. And I think he may be the most ruthless of them all and the most loveable. And Amber and her history, just wow she is my Shero. It’s a must read.
Deloris
Jun 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
I’m always ready to read a Theodora Taylor book, and Luca’s story was just as hot and interesting as I thought it would be . Amber is a strong woman who falls for Luca , not knowing who he really is and then....... you read it , it’s quite electrifying. Now I’m waiting for the second part of their story.
Nancy  L Thompson
Jun 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow

The only reason I'm not pulling my hair out is because the second book will be out really soon. I love Luca and I hope he doesn't change who he really is.
Miss D.
Wow. This book is twisty and dark and absolutely epic.

Luca and Amber have a dark history. They meeting in terrible circumstances which ultimately changes both of them forever, with Luca emotionally scarred and Amber blinded. Years later, Luca meets Amber again, this time to use her as an instrument of revenge. But the joke ends up being on him because the woman he sought to use as a means to an end in a long game against an enemy ends up winning his love. To say that Luca and Amber have an uphi
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Fashionista
This was really good! Luca is super sexy! 😘😝
M.J. Friday
Jun 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love Luca!!

Luca and Amber have been around since Holt and Sylvia’s story and I could not wait to find out what happened with the blind lawyer and the mafia don and this book was fire! I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review and this is the easiest review I have every had to pen, buy this book, it was so good I am in love with Luca he is by far my new fav in the 50 Loving States series. He is strong, commanding yet loving and sweet with Amber the only bad thing I have to say is
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Gina StyleRocks
Jun 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed Luca and Amber’s story. It was good. I must be honest and say that I found Amber to be a bit annoying at times. She seemed to have a good heart but the way she spoke to Luca could be vicious at times. The only time she was really tame was when Luca/ Jake was blowing her back out. Amber just needed to relax and let her husband be who he was. Anyway, I liked the bad boy mafia Luca who was all about that thug life and who was always confident, but I did not like the 8 to 5 Jake Ferra. How ...more
Michaela
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Okay first of all, that ending has me feeling some kind of way. Luca and Amber are quite the couple. Their relationship was blooming into something so good, even with all of Luca's lies and outrageous behavior. But it turned out to be so bad for our blind heroine. I loved this and can't wait to read the second half, it's going to drive me nuts until I do.
Elb4966
Jun 08, 2018 rated it did not like it
Rated 1 star because the novel ended in the middle of the story. The author claims it is a duet and tries to get you excited to read (purchase) the next novel, but the duet claim is a load of crap. Then the author states you can read the second book in the series for free since it was appended after Luca (3rd in series). As if that makes up for not completing the book and most likely if you read Luca, you read (purchased) Zahir; so adding Zahir was a waste.

If the main storyline or any storyline
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Kelly
Yasssss!!

When I say this is a darn good book.... it would be the understatement of the year! Luca... Luca... LUCA!

I've had my fair share of book BF but Luca is numero uno now!

Cannot wait for the searing finale of Luca and Amber!
Nene
Jun 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great Read !

This was Luca and Bella story, he gave up his mafia ties to be with her. I liked them together but this story.
Kashi Ashley  Lowe
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ir
Yasss. Loved this book. Can't wait for book 2
Jessica Graham
Sep 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“ ’I never called you a dummy, but if you’re feeling like one , maybe that’s because you and I both know I’s crazy to have a baby with some Karate asshole who’s probably just using you because he doesn’t have enough money to eat out.’

My arm shoots up before I can stop it, and my hand cracks across his face. Shacked at myself, I drawback, rubbing my thumb over my sharply tingling palm…
I stand there, frozen. Not sure what to do. Or what to say next.

But then Luca says, ‘Well that’s one way to say h
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Stephaniec
Jun 13, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: contemporary
Wasn't feeling this like....at all
Lisa
Jun 08, 2018 rated it did not like it
Noooooo!

Great writing, compelling story but then nothing! Been waiting for too long to basically get an extended version of the preview. Didn't read the teaser because why?! Never been let down by Theodora before. Hate the two part books, please don't do this again! Needless to say I've already purchased Amber but I'll be hesitant in the future to preorder. Go back to the format of teasing a future story instead, please!
Flip
Jun 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bw-wm, 2018-challenge
ARC for hoext review. I really liked didn't care for the cliffhanger but oh well what can you do. Luca and Bella relationship had many ups and downs I hope everything can work it self out in book two. I had some issues with the story like last two chapters I didn't really care for them and I felt like Bella/Amber judged Luca a little to harshly. Not saying in some cases he didn't deserve it what he got. But I'm glad to have read the first part of their story I'm excited for the second that needs ...more
Cherryl Montgomery
Jun 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
He gets what he wants or does he?

Luca Jacob Ferraro aka Jake Ferra has a mission. His mission was to find Bella Peretti aka Amber Reynold's father for what he did to him. He's finally found her and is determined to get his revenge, until the unthinkable happens. He realizes he's always loved her even when he was caged up like an animal.

When Amber realized who Jake really is, she does the unthinkable too, drops all of her caution and falls heads over heals in love too, and they try for their HEA,
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Sunshine
Jul 13, 2018 rated it it was ok
Some might consider this a huge spoiler but
since i dislike cheating in books and most
of the time I can't stomach it, I refuse
to put it under a spoiler tab. I like to be warned
when there's going to be cheating in a book to
determine if I'll read it or not. I'm sure I am not
the only one out there who feels this way.

Also, I might give this author another go because
Holt sounds like an interesting character. I was already
warned that there is (view spoiler)
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Sonya
May 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
So, I did not know this book was part 1 of part 2 so I was upset and ready to know what happened-the story really draws you in, but the author in the ARC copy that I received made a good point of explaining why and I do get it. The love story is not complete yet but it sounds like it will arrive in a timely fashion and this is a complete story despite the fact that it is not yet finished. The love between the couple is very real and precious but a bit doomed from the start. I liked the characte ...more
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