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Baby for the Brute

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  347 ratings  ·  145 reviews
Pretend youre my boyfriend. Please.

Shes a stranger. Big blue eyes. Innocent.
Way too pure for my dirty hands.
I should tell her to run. Im bad news. The worst kind.
But Ive never made a habit of doing the right thing.

I kiss her because I want her.
I want those cherry lips tangled up with mine.
I want to claim her. Own her.
I want her to learn that she doesnt make the
Kindle Edition, 184 pages
Published May 15th 2018
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2.5 stars

I didn't know going in that it was BDSM, and that's on me because I didn't investigate like I normally do. I felt like Angelo gave up to easy on Ana at first. He waited months and only went after her because he found out she was pregnant. For the big, bad head of a mafia crime family, I expected more. By the end, the author was showing more fight from him but in my opinion it was too little too late. Two unnecessary instances of OW drama- both from women he has slept with in the past.
Elizabeth Neal
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Claims to be totally safe, but I disagree based on my friend's review.

Two instances of unnecessary OW drama, both women he's slept with previously. One is his SIL's sister, too close for comfort. Oh, and when she leaves after seeing them, H almost goes after her! That should've never even crossed his mind. Focus on the heroine, the woman you're with who just had to deal with someone you've been intimate with before and IS STILL IN YOUR LIFE.
Space Cowgirl
May 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fake It💕 Til You Make It 💘

Alpha Male Mafia🐺🍆🌋🔪🔫 Romance with BDSM👋 Elements.
Falling In Love💘 With A Sex Crazed Animal🐺🍆🌋.

What are the chances that Ana Torretti💃💋, the daughter of a mob boss, would arbitrarily pick Angelo🐺🍆🌋🔪🔫, the young Don of the Luciano Crime Family🔪🔫, the Torretti's mob rivals, out of a coffee house crowd?

She told her father she has a boyfriend. It's either Ana💋💃 comes up with a boyfriend or her father picks one of his own choosing for her! He'll pick a man who can eventually
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I really enjoy Penelope Bloom and her books. This one is a mafia type book with the forbidden love story involved.

Ana is in need of a boyfriend. So when she finds someone in the coffee shop that she thinks will work, she walks right up to him and asks for his help.

Angelo has no idea what is going on when this beautiful woman asks him to be her fake boyfriend. But he does know he wants her. So when she stands him up at his club he goes and looks for her.

These two have some hot chemistry. Even
Cynthia Haflich-raber
Jun 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
I gave this story a 4 star because I like my heroines to have a backbone. I felt like Ana never stood up for herself. She basically did everything her father told her to do but complained about it. She did everything Angelo told her to do as well. I felt like she didn't have a mind of her own. I liked Angelo alot because to me he knew what he wanted and did whatever it took to get it. Good Mafia read!!!
Veronica LaRoche
May 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ana & Angelo have a connection as soon as they meet but both dont realize they are each others enemies( well her fathers). Ana & Angelo, I really enjoyed their story and I like seeing what was going on with Enzo and Neela. The story was great, the characters I love and Im hoping maybe to get more of Damian story. ...more
Chelsea Ortiz-Gonzalez
May 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book.
Everything about it made me smile and squeal.
I could not be more ready for Damian's story.
I would highly recommend.
Happy reading!
Rating 5 stars

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Misty Schott
May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Excellent dark mafia romance, with some BDSM thrown in there. Loved it!!!!

This is an excellent story. Ana is a mafia princess. Her father, Rosiano Torretti, head of one the big mafia crime families. Ana's been raised her whole life knowing she is just "bait" for someone in her father's organization. She was trained to be the perfect wife so her father can marry her off to someone he deems worthy of running his organization. She is sick of hearing about how she needs to start dating an
May 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Readers 18+ Only Please
Recommended to LMR by: Mona's Secret Panty Drawer; Booksprout
Baby for the Brute A Fake Boyfriend Romance by Penelope Bloom Baby for the Brute: A Fake Boyfriend Romance By:Penelope Bloom
Battling Mafiosos with a Touch of Romeo & Juliet...
They're both Mafia, only they don't know it!
She's determined to gain some autonomy from her father & desperately approaches an out of her reach stranger in a coffee shop...
Her shakily asked question, "Will You Be My Boyfriend?!" sets both their world's on Fire in many ways!!
D@mn, She's a looker! That's ALL He's thinking as He grabs the Sweetest @$$ & k$$€$$ the
Julianne Macneil
Jun 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I read this book as part of an arc program. I really enjoyed this romance between Angelo and Ana. Ana was a mob princess and she told her father she had a boyfriend in order to get him to stop trying to marry her off. When she was in a coffee shop, she saw a man and asked him if he would play along and pretend to be her boyfriend. Angelo agrees if she would meet him later at his club. Angelo owned his own private club that was a nightclub on the lower level and each level above had a different ...more
May 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Possible spoilers after the first part.

I liked the relationship between Ana and Angelo. It had a semblance of truth to it than made you believe in their love. The story was ok. The hint of BDSM was there but never really played out. The hint of mafia was there but it was never fully played out either. The story was more about the two main characters meeting and how their life complicated their relationship. I really thought it might take off in another tangent. It could have gone very dark.
May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Baby for the Brute is a mafia romance with a slight Romeo and Juliet feel, mixed in with a pretend boyfriend, light scenes of dominance, and a fight for their love. Mafia Princess Ana tries to be a good girl for her father to keep the peace, but she knows shes just a pawn in his game. Running into Angelo was just supposed to be a show for her father, a pretend boyfriend, but at first glance, he knows he needs more. Knowing their relationship could only result in flames and war, Ana and Angelo ...more
R G Johnson
May 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book.
Ana has always been brought up to be a bargaining chip in her fathers business. Being the daughter of a Mafia boss has had its advantages but now her father is trying to set her up on a date. She lies and says she already has a boyfriend so her father makes her message him to meet them at the coffee shop. She doesnt have many options that fit the description she gave until Angelo walks in. He agrees to pretend to be her boyfriend but
Jun 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ana is a mafia princess and her father wants to set her up with a suitable suitor but she doesn't want that for her life so she claims that she has a boyfriend already. So as he wants to meet him she tells her father that she's meeting her boyfriend at a coffee shop, but is she to do as she has no boyfriend??   In walks Angelo and, oh my, he is gorgeous! She goes up and he agrees to pretend on the understanding that she will actually go on a date with him.  What neither knows is that they both ...more
May 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
The saga continues on the Luciani brothers and this one about Angelo, the brother who takes over for Enzo in the family mob. A chance meeting with Ana at a coffee shop has her coming on t him and pretending that he is her boyfriend to get her father off of her back. Problem is shes the daughter of a rival mob family and her dad is the head. They cant stay away from each other and when her father finds out...blood will be spilled but can the two find a HEA or will they end up like Romeo & ...more
May 18, 2018 rated it really liked it

This is a Mafia love story between two rival families. Ana has been raised knowing she would have to marry and become the perfect Mafia wife and its her fathers goal is to marry her to someone in his organization and have him take over the family business. Anas father pressures her to start dating an appropriate man and Ana being feed up tells him she has a boyfriend. Her dad makes Ana meet him at a local coffee shop so he can get a good look at him and they wait until a man walks in and Ana
Wine and Late Night Mommy Reads
This was was such a cute take on the whole romeo and juliet warring families and someone falling in love with someone they shouldnt even be talking to. Bringing back some folks that we have fallen in lovewith from past books. Remener that hard working office worker that was finally going on vacation and didnt want to take a second away from her vacation so she wore her bathing suit to the airport and ended up not being able to fly out but met an incredible hunk and hooked up with him inan empty ...more
Carol 27
May 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a good fake boyfriend Mafia romance featuring a sheltered, subservient Mafioso princess with a growing rebellious streak, and the Dominant, alpha Don of a rival crime family. The story is well written and flows smoothly, with some intrigue, minor threats of violence, some humour and some steamy, but mild BDSM scenes. We were first introduced to Angelo in Baby for the Beast and now find him the head of the Luciani crime family. Hes a man with a violent past and a nothing-to-lose attitude. ...more
Lynne Cuda
May 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Penelope Bloom has always been a favorite author of mine. Her books are not cookie-cutter. And this is a great example. Although we have all read mafia romances, in how many of them have you heard of the head, in this case they are referring to older brother Enzo from book 1, giving up his position as Don, to be with his wife and child? Original, right? It casts a different light on the Luciani brothers. Also the fact that one of their best friends, billionaire Damian, is around them all the ...more
Patricia Hoffstaetter
May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished-reading
This is a wonderful, intriguing book and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. This book is about: the rivalry between two opposing mafia families and the love that develops between a mafia princess (Anabella aka Ana) and a mafia crime lord (Angelo), the two of them go through a lot of trials & tribulations to get their HEA. What you will find in this book is: drama, intrigue, suspense, twists & turns, adventure, action, rivalry, a domineering controlling father, attractions, secrets, some ...more
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
This is a great second story about the Luciani family, about the second brother, Angelo. I love how meeting the right woman can totally change these strong men's lives for the better but of course they resist the fall into love and then they must fight to keep their love with them, in this case Ana comes from his mortal enemies family... lol.
Their love stays strong despite all the ups and downs they must go through to get their happy ever after.
Love this family, I fall in love with them even
Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Ana Torretti is a college student that happens to be a prisoner in her own home. She wants more out of life than being a mafia princess. Ana's rebellious streak comes forward when she says she has a boyfriend but clearly doesn't have one. Ana approaches a handsome stranger asking to be her fake boyfriend. Angelo Luciani is stunned by this beautiful doe-eyed girl asking to be her fake boyfriend. Little did either of them know their worlds are about to collide in ways neither of them expected. ...more
May 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
This story detailing the romance between a mafia crime boss and a mafia princess from a rival family is a great read. Common sense would say there's no way that a couple from opposing families could ever succeed but this story proves that with love, anything is possible! Ana's rebellion against her father's iron fist sparks at the beginning of the story and continues to grow throughout; and while Angelo might be the mafia bad boy when the story opens, falling for Ana turns him into a sweet and ...more
Leslie Ooten
May 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a good read! The writing flowed well, and the story was good. I was tired of mafia stories for awhile, but after taking a break, I was ready to jump back in :) Angelo and Ana were great together, and their chemistry was hot! I love the fake boyfriend story line, and it had even more of a twist with the mafia angle thrown in. Ana's father was a pretty crappy human being, and I would have loved to have more of a closure with that. I felt like he got off too easy with the things he had ...more
May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved the way book started out. It was really great moment when they met and the chemistry already sizzling between them.
The moment that Angelo got me on his side is when he took Ana to the private screening of a veeery good movie. I'm not telling which, but I loved it.
The theme of the book is fresh and the book itself is funny on some parts and on the other nail - biteingly interesting that I really couldn't put it down.

"I need your walls choking the life out of my cock. I need your hands on
Kerry Boulanger
May 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received this book in advance for a voluntary honest review. Anabella has been groomed to be bait for the perfect man to take over her fathers place as head of a mafia family. Desperate for a chance at her own life she lies and tells him she has a boyfriend. Running into a coffee shop she approaches the sexiest man shes ever met and asks him to pretend to be her boyfriend. Angelo runs a rival mafia and as spouses he lays eyes on Ana he vows to have her. Unbeknownst to each other they have no ...more
May 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have not read many mafia romances, but I really enjoyed this one. It had a romeo and juliet feel to it, without the tragic suicide at the end.

What happens when a Mafia king and the enemies princess fall in love? Well... a whole bunch of submitting, burning desires and a guy with a giant....(you get the picture)

The passion is enough to make you pant, but the love these two discover is enough to make your heart sigh. Their love is unbreakable, there is no obstacle too big or force strong enough
Kathryn Manzella
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Good read...

Ana's father is the head of a mafia family. She feels like bait, like an imprisoned tool her father is waiting to use for his own gain. When he tries to get her to meet a suitor he has picked out for her, Ana lies and says she has a boyfriend. Then she sees Angelo at a coffee shop and asks him to play boyfriend for her. The attraction is immediate and they end up meeting up and exploring their desires. Then they realize who they are. She's a mafia princess and he is her father's
Jerrilynn Noggle Kallen
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love Ana and Angelo's story. Ana is the daughter of one of the two rival mafia leaders. He has kept her under his strict control for her entire life. She has been accepting of that until she decides to pretend to have a boyfriend. She ends up meeting sexy Angelo, when she asks him to pretend to be her boyfriend. The attraction is instantaneous for both of them. They quickly find that there are some serious problems that make their relationship a terrible idea. Angelo turns out to be a stand up ...more
K. Smock
Jun 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
There is Ana who is the daughter of a mafia boss. Her father has been grooming her for years to marry who he wants so he has someone to take over when he retires. Then there is Angelo, who is the head of a rival family. As luck would have it in an attempt t keep her dad off her back, Ana asks a man at a coffee shop to pretend to be her boyfriend. The guy, Angelo, takes one look at Ana and thinks it would be fun. He kisses her and the chemistry is instant. What happens from there makes for one ...more
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