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Dagger in the Sea

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  290 ratings  ·  120 reviews
Expect the unexpected, they say.
I didn't.
That was a mistake.

“The velvet tongue”
That’s what they hear
“The silent fixer”
That’s what they whisper
“Turo DeMarco can slice you with that smile”
It’s been known to happen

But the one truth they don’t know could get me killed.
It’s already gotten me thrown into the fire.

I may be the rising dark star of Chicago’s criminal underwo
Published June 6th 2018 (first published June 5th 2018)
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May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
After reading just the prologue, I knew straight away that DAGGER IN THE SEA was going to consume me. I’ve been waiting on Turo DeMarco for what feels like a lifetime, and now that he is finally here, I can safely say that my heart belongs to him.
Cats writing is gritty, its beautiful and poetic. The descriptions of Greece are absolutely stunning, and you cant help but want to pack a suitcase and hop on the first flight out.

“Blasted high in one wall was a huge hole, an open window to the sky. W
Olga therebelreader
I absolutely loved reading this! I was hooked from the very first page. I laughed, cried, gasped…I loved the characters; I loved the development of the story and found that it told the story with a certain finesse that explained the background for everything well. The hero…yeah…I loved him! He is so complicated and different- he is definitely not your typical character of a romance book. The author has created a very powerful novel, and Turo, the hero, is hard not to like. The story isn't that d ...more
Bex (Beckie Bookworm)
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Release Date-6/6/18

"Dagger in the Sea" was so completely different to what I was expecting.
I was prepared for the usual gritty mafia type romance and what I got was something else entirely.
This was such an in-depth deep glimpse into a different world and culture.
One steeped in history and mythology; which in turn then filled me with an almost gripping inner excitement.
Forget the Mafia connection; that is not really what this book is about; I mean its there in the back
Jun 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, 2018-fave-reads
What a breathtaking read!!

I’ve got my bags packed and I’m ready to go! After reading Dagger, I immediately gathered info online and checked on getting a passport because mark me, my husband and I are going one day! This is the power that Cat Porter holds over you as you read her books, and this is why she is a must read author for me all the time. The visual imagery that Cat uses to describe the places and how they look, the smells, food, how something feels, or tastes was truly remarkable to ex
Veronica Bellaorev Books
Dagger in the Sea 
by Cat Porter

 I love Cat’s writing. Her books are not your typical Mafia or MC Romance were all is blood and sex. Dagger in the Sea has so much more to just be call a simple mafia book. This is also a Greek lesson, History lesson, a journey and an adventure. You get suck into this book from the very first chapter and let yourself be transported all around the Mediterranean Lands through Cat’s eyes. It’s a complete journey where every detail is exceptional and a sure way to pr
May 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Dagger in the Sea by Author Cat Porter is suspense-filled, mafia romance novel.

“Tonight, Cinderella had met a foreign prince. An indecent one. Very indecent.”

Eloquent, riveting, gripping. These are words I would use to describe what I thought just after reading the prologue. There’s nothing like getting your hands on a great mystery and playing the part of the detective to break apart every sentence in an attempt to get to the truth. While this novel had many unknown components, it was replete
Miria Ardizzi
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
WOW WOW WOW, that's it review done as that's all you have to know how I absolutely LOVED this incredible story!!! I have to start off by saying this is my first Cat Porter book and am asking myself where have I been and what took me so long to read this amazing, talented story teller. Cat Porter has now become one of my go to writers for incredulous books and Dagger in the Sea has become one of my top reads!!!

This tantalizing story captured all my thoughts (naughty and from page 1 fr
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Jun 14, 2018 rated it really liked it

‘Our eyes locked. And in that thunderous split second, my life as I knew it changed course forever.’

It’s been a while since we read our last Cat Porter book but we were immediately drawn into her story through her vivid and descriptive prose. This Author certainly has a flair for the descriptive placing us right in the middle of her scenes. If Greece hadn’t already been on our bucket list it inevitably would’ve been after reading this book. Also, helloooo food porn! The Dagger in the Sea was a s
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Dagger in the Sea wasn’t quite what I expected from Cat Porter. The characters are well-developed and fascinating, the words are gorgeous—at times, poetic—the story interesting and intriguing, but the Fury, and the Lock & Key series are, at times, brutal. Dagger in the Sea is a mafia story centered on a character we met in Fury, so I guess my expectation was it would be violent, bloody, and brutal. And it is, but to a much lesser extent than I expected. For me, it is more of a traditional ro
Ellen ✦ Book Bellas ✦
Loved this sexy, complex, and rich story! Cat Porter totally swept me away with this lush and romantic tale.

To say I was excited for this book is an understatement! Cat Porter's writing has always enthralled me: mature, complex and engrossing, I devour her stories. And Turo and Adri's book was a fantastic escape into an action-packed, romantic and exotic story. If you are looking for some serious chemistry and an exciting Mafia romance, then 'Dagger in the Sea' is for you. The romance, the char
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-favorites
5 stunning, spectacular stars for one of my top reads of the year!! Dagger in the Sea is the perfect beach read for summer. Turo and Adriana’s passionate love affair takes place with the stunning Greek islands as the backdrop, and their story is laced with suspense, action, and woven with mythology. The combination makes this one scorching hot, goosebump-inducing, slow burning love story.

I became a fan of Cat Porter after reading Fury last year (best MC book I’ve ever read!). There was a small
Jun 12, 2018 rated it liked it
2.5 stars
This is tough for me. I am a huge fan of Cat and her writing style. That being said my heart is heavy because I did not fall in love with A Dagger in the Sea. I can say that the imagery is amazing as usual. You can count on Cat to take you there when it comes to the setting of her books. However, I did find the descriptions a bit heavy handed so I got bored.

I think I had a different view of whom Turo would be going into this book. He seemed different from what I remember of him in Fury
Laura Lee
Jun 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Dagger in the Sea
By Cat Porter
4 Stars

Finally read my first Cat Porter book!!!

Loved the way everything in this book was described as if I were sitting there enjoying the scene in person. I truly feel like I have experienced Greece in all its beauty.

Arturo is truly a lost man.

Never having a mother or father who truly claimed him in public as their child. Living with his mother, yet being introduced as a godchild. Never meeting his father until that day…

When his father sends him to Greece to tak
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May 31, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

Let me start by saying, I love Cat Porters writing and with this book the writing could not have been more faultless. I loved the characters and this story had so much potential but I found the story dragged and was very slow. Now don't get me wrong there isn't anything wrong with that but I like a little more get up and go with a story and this just didn't really take off until 70% and then went full steam ahead and the story raced forward and was really enjoyable.

Turo and Adriana wer
May 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Dagger In The Sea is the lightest book I've read by this author which by no means is a complaint since I found it quite enjoyable.

I loved the way the author wove myths into the story and the impact it had on Adri and Turo's story and relationship.

My fave part was watching them fall under each other's spell in the same way I was bespelled by Greece. The vivid way in which the author brought it to life had me adding it to my list of places I simply must visit. I want to walk where these characters
Lynsey Goddard ❤
Jun 03, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

Whilst I loved all of the characters and thought they all worked really well and immersed themselves perfectly, for me the pace of the book wasn't for me, I'm not a slow burner reader and whilst Cat's writing was amazing and on point in every last detail, I personally thought given where the storyline was heading and the background it would be more punchy and faster paced especially as it starts with quite a bang, but all that faded into the background whilst the relationship built over
May 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-books, arc
Dagger in the Sea is simply beautiful. Cat Porter takes the reader on a sweeping adventure through the Greek Isles and you can't help but fall in love, one page at a time. As we get caught up in the slow burn romance that starts when Turo DeMarco quite literally bumps into one Adriana Lavrentiou in a nightclub, the immense beauty that only Greece can deliver is our backdrop. The sights and sounds of this magnificent country are wonderfully described and I found myself happily lost in its allure. ...more
Soulla Georgiou
May 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Sun. Sea. Sand. Sex. Suspense.

This book was everything I hoped it would be and so much more.

Through Porter's exquisite and atmospheric prose, we are taken on an unforgettable journey across the Greek islands.

Experiencing the tastes and sights of Greece through vivid imagery, Porter will keep you on the edge of your seat as she portrays the love story of Turo DeMarko, the son of an Italian gangster, and Adriana Lavrentiou, a Greek shipping heiress.

This story is full o
May 31, 2018 rated it did not like it
Stopped reading. I will pick it up again in the next few weeks. I couldn't get on with the male character.
Jesey ~ Schmexy GIrl~
Jun 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Danger, culture, lust….this book has it all! Dagger in the Sea by Cat Porter brings us international crime families, rich and famous performers and designers, and family…always family.

We travel all over the globe following Turo and Adriana. Their story is not a simple one. Their lives are full of complications and road blocks. Danger lurks around every corner for them, yet together they prevail through so much.

Turo, the bastard son of the crime boss of Chicago. He is describes as having “elegant
Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
Jun 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Turbo DeMarco and Adriana Lavrentious are poles apart couple
He's sexy swagger and baddest of the bad boys
She's sweet, generous, helpful and very knowledgeable
They meet in Greece where Turo is sent to take care of a snagging the business. He's trying to impress his boss Mauro Guardino and his mother, Erin Cavanaugh. The first encounter scratches the regal veneer of Adri and Turbo manages to unleash and refine burning fire & passion within. Together they shall embark upon a tumultuous affair that
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)

"—that high octane fuel that was Turo lit every particle of my being on fire."

Cat Porter is a favorite author for me, so anything she writes is something I want to read. But I must confess that all the others I've read have been in the motorcycle club world. Dagger in the Sea is totally different from those, but there were a few character crossovers. I actually met Turo while reading Fury, though I honestly didn't realize it until a familiar scene was revisited through his eyes.

Jenny B
Jun 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
There is nothing this book doesn't contain and leave you wanting/needing more and left me gasping at points. The author did such an amazing job with details not only with the characters but the various environments they were in. Left me longing for a trip to Greece. This book is packed with everything between mafia, historical romance, discussion of gods and current romance/heat.
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Jun 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018


‘Our eyes locked. And in that thunderous split second, my life as I knew it changed course forever.’

It’s been a while since we read our last Cat Porter book but we were immediately drawn into her story through her vivid and descriptive prose. This Author certainly has a flair for the descriptive placing us right in the middle of her scenes. If Greece hadn’t already been on our bucket list it inevitably would’ve been after reading this book. Also, helloooo food porn! The Dagger in the Sea was a s
Jun 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
I waited for a long time for this book! Completely different from the Lock & Key Series, it wasn't anywhere close to what I expected. It was rich in details, dialogue, and imagery, at times reading like a travel guide to Greece. In fact, a trip to Greece is now on my bucket list and when I get there, Dagger In The Sea will be with me. Maybe I'll use it as my itinerary.

This was somewhat of a slow burn, not that the electricity between them wasn't burning through the pages, but once Turo and Adri
Jun 11, 2018 rated it liked it
I tend to adore Cat Porter's writing, so it's hard giving this book 3 stars. I liked Turo; I liked Adriana; I liked the story overall, but I didn't love it. The story seemed to drag along too long for my liking.
Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lovely. Lovely. Lovely. I savoured every chapter and every minute of this book. Totally wrapped up in Turo and Adriana’s story.

I won this book in a giveaway (thank you Totally Booked) just after I booked my summer holiday to Greece. And now I’m going to while away the hours until I can dip my toes in the Aegean Sea and pretend to be beautiful Adri..

Warning do not read this book whilst trying to diet. Greek food is magnificent. The cheese. The olives. The aubergines. The prawns. The wine. Sagana
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*3.25 stars*

I'm not sure how I feel about this. I love Porter's writing style. The imagery of Turo and Adriana's time in Greece was beautiful. I wanted to be there with them. But underneath it all, it felt like a "bodyguard falls for his client" type of story. I kept losing interest because I didn't feel an emotional connection. But I knew it would be hard for Porter to top the brilliance of Fury so maybe I'm not being completely fair.

The last half started to pick up
I just couldn't connect with the hero, Arturo "Turo" DeMarco. I felt the beginning of the book was slow and a lot of it was Turo's self dialogue about his relationships with his father and his mother. Yes, it was important to the the reader's insight into Turo's psyche and why he is the man he is but


I also felt all the history of fourteen different Greek islands was too much too, that just me. OK


But I just wanted to get to the good part, what happened to Ari, will Turo succeed in his assigned
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