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Ruling the Mob

(Mob Lust #2)

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4.42  ·  Rating details ·  200 ratings  ·  65 reviews
Fear makes you weak. Weakness gets you killed. Nico

This life. It becomes more toxic every day. There is no escape for me or the ones I love. I've done things to claim my rightful place. I've taken care of those who challenged that place, and I've made a mortal enemy in the process.

Now he's back, just like I always knew he would be. He's angry, tortured, and out for bl

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Kindle Edition, 158 pages
Published September 20th 2018 (first published September 13th 2018)
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Tish (Cocktails & Fairytales)
Wow! A very intense story that begins right where book 1 left off. I still absolutely adored Shaye and Nico. It was full of suspense and angst. I found it impossible to put it down once I started.

This book was given to me at my request and I provided this review voluntarily.
Veronica LaRoche
Sep 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Absolutely, am loving Shaye & Nico. With Luca out to destroy Nico, no one is safe. Shaye & Nico are absolutely perfect for each other and the sex is smokin hot. I’m dying for more Max and Sloane because you know there is something there. I love Mob stories and this series you definitely want to read.

I voluntarily reviewed this Advanced Reader Copy of this book.
April Symes
This is the 2nd book in the series written by Ms. Luciani and I will let you know that it would be best, in order to understand the storyline, it would be best to read the books in order to fully understand the story to get the gist of all what's going on.
Nico Salesi will go to huge lengths to protect what's his; going so far as acting like a jerk and treating the woman he loves terribly so that he pushes her far away for her protection.
Shaye Oriani moved back to New York and couldn't be any fur
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Teresa Lara
Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love Nicole and shayes amazing frustrating intense emotional love Story.need Max and Sloane and Kat and Roccos.
Jaleel Webster-Abrahams
** I received this book as an ARC that is part of the Mob Lust boxset **

Things keep changing in this game, but one thing remains the same... Nico and Shaye, of course.

You get rid of one enemy to save the love of your life and you create a new one.
Nico has a lot to lose when Luca, the son of Frank (Nico's first kill) come to town. Luca isn't back to get revenge for his father's death however, his back to get revenge of his own. For the life he claims Nico stole. And everyone is on his shit list
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Letty  (Cover to Cover Book Blog Reviewer)
Sep 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
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This is the second book in the series and I must say that these should be read in order to fully understand the story line and the dynamics of what is going on.

Nico and Shaye are perfect for each other, but Nico’s actions in the first book have ramifications that put a strain on their relationship. He now has a large target on his back and he must do anything and everything to protect her. He feels like he must distance himself to get the focus off her and to not appear weak, but that doesn’t go
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Melody Grabeel
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Nico Salesi will go to great lengths to protect what is his even as far as pushing the woman he loves away.


Shaye Oriani moved back to New York and couldn't feel any further away from Nico if she was still living in Miami.

Trying to find their way to be together, both Nico and Shaye will do whatever it takes.


This is the second book in the duet and should be read in order. Much like the first book, this one takes off at a sprint and you better hold on for the ride.


I'm glad I was able to see how thi
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Judy
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Holy smokes what an intense story this was!! It opened with me feeling so sorry for Shaye because Nico pushed her away. I felt sorry for Nico because since he killed Cappodamo he has horrible nightmares, he had to push Shaye away to keep her safe, and he knows Luca Cappodamo is coming for him.

The name of the game in this book is to stay alive, keep the loved ones safe, and get to Luca before he gets you.

Let's not forget Kat!! That woman is as bad a## as they come!! I hope she gets her own story
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Cindy Fong
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow, what an intense ride that story was. From the beginning Nico knew that there would be ramifications from killing Cappodomo but he never expected it to consume his life and affect his relationship with Shaye. Now Nico is given more respect, more control, more responsibility and Luca is dead set to hit Nico where it will hurt the most. Luca's bullseye is on the Saleisi family and Shaye. Can Nico make a stand and protect all he loves? Underlying the mafia business and threat is the love that N ...more
Wendy Livingstone
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in this awesome series, and Nico and Shaye’s story continues. Nico knew that there would be ramifications from his action, and is convinced no one is safe, as he has a target on his back. Pushing Shaye away for her own safety does not go down well. No spoilers; this is a definite must read series, but needs to be read in order to understand the dynamics going on. This is even better that the first novel, and is well written and intense, with suspense, emotion, and is a st ...more
Nicole
Mar 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Whew, this started off quick and didn't let up till the end, and what a fantastic and intense ride this story was! Things aren't going easy for Nico and Shaye, given his actions and how his choices have made him a moving target. What I liked is that Shaye isn't a damsel in distress, she's the mafia princess who can more than hold her own and she became the one thing that kept Nico grounded while life was spinning out of control. They really are perfect for one another. ...more
Dayna R
Sep 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Well wow! This book had just the right amount of love, angst, gore, and suspense. It’s the sequel to Ruling The Mob but you don’t actually NEED to read the first one however, it is HIGHLY encouraged! The author seamlessly tells the story in a way that you get the insider info from the first if you hadn’t read it yet you don’t feel like you’re re-reading the book if you did actually read the first one.
Misty Warner
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book. This is book two of The Mob Lust series. It picks up where book one ended. Now with Nico second in command, his life and the people he loves are in danger. He tries pushing Shaye away for her own good but she's determined to stand by his side even when someone is trying to kill him
I loved this book and hope we get more of them.
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Cindy Hughes
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was great!
Nico and Shaye are back!
Shaye proves that she would stay by his side always and Nico would do anything to protect her. Ruling The Mob is a fast paced, suspenseful, action packed book.
It had me glued to my kindle until I finished! I can’t wait to read more from Kristen!
Vikki Purcell
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Nico and Shay are working through problems. Luca is out to destroy Nico. As friends and loved ones fall prey to Luca Nico trys to protect his girl.
Nate
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved Shaye & Nico's story. Wow. Loving this series...couldn't put it down. I'm voluntarily leaving an honest review for a copy of the book. ...more
Debbie Eichler
Sep 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shaye proved that she will stand by Nico no matter what and Nico swore he would always protect her. He thought that she was his weakness but she really have him the strength he needed to do what needed to be done. Now I want some more of Max and Sloane!!
Gina Burkart
Sep 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow what a very intense ride that will keep you on the edge of your seat. This story will have you hooked from the very beginning and wanting more. Their is very hot steamy sex that will have you panting.
Cindy Fong
Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, what an intense ride that story was. From the beginning Nico knew that there would be ramifications from killing Cappodomo but he never expected it to consume his life and affect his relationship with Shaye. Now Nico is given more respect, more control, more responsibility and Luca is dead set to hit Nico where it will hurt the most. Luca's bullseye is on the Saleisi family and Shaye. Can Nico make a stand and protect all he loves? Underlying the mafia business and threat is the love that N ...more
Linda Rea
Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Nico and Shaye are back in the second book in The Mob Lust Series and it even better that the first. Nico is pulling away from Shaye after the kidnapping and it’s really beginning to bug her, he claims its to protect her but being a mob princess she can protect herself. When one of Nico’s men is murdered right outside his club everyone goes on high alert and Nico trusts no one, but someone bad is coming for him and all he holds dear and he can’t show weakness. You have to read book one to unders ...more
Stacy Jo
Aug 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow just wow! Once again blowing it out of the water here!! I am not a mob reader but this series so far is amazing. Keep me on the edge of the seat amazing!!
Christina Oswald
Sep 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Nico and Shaye are back. This fast paced, suspenseful mafia romance will suck you into their world. Told in multiple POV's, the writing is fantastic and the story flows well.
The ending will leave you wanting more. Nico and Shaye may have their HEA, but the family story isn't over yet.
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Nate
Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love Nico & Shaye. Wow. A roller coaster of emotions with this one. I'm voluntarily leaving an honest review for a copy of the book. ...more
Caitlin Audet
Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction Book Blog

Quick paced with plenty of action, Kristen Luciani throws you right into the dark, organized crime world with Ruling the Mob. This is the second book of the Mob Lust series and yes I highly advise starting with the first book to truly understand all the circumstances happening. Although that wasn't the case for me, and thankfully I gained enough of the picture to not be confused, I definitely will be backtracking to the beginning. So much happe
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Sharon
Oct 02, 2018 rated it liked it
I’m a big fan of alpha male and mob stories so I loved the premise of the story. Unfortunately, it left me wanting more. Now typically the guy is all alpha and this is really more of an up and coming mob boss, Nico and his childhood friend, Shaye. This is book 2 of a duet so to know what is happening you must read Screwing the Mob first. I admit that I didn’t love book 1, but read book 2 since I did want to know how their story ends. Overall the duet is kinda hard to follow. Who betrayed who and ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Ruling the Mob is the second book of The Mob Lust Series, and since it's the conclusion of Nico and Shaye's duet, I really recommend that you read Screwing the Mob (Book 1) FIRST! I've seen it said that you don't need to, but seriously, in order to really understand all the players in the suspense factor, yeah, don't skip Book 1. Now, this story picks right back up after some crazy things happened in the first book, and while Nico & Shaye have decided to be together, he's pulling away from her a ...more
Jessica Cox
Sep 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Nico and Shaye are back thank goodness I loved these two in the first book and felt like their story wasn't done. I also really enjoyed seeing more of a playful side to Max, Shaye's big bro, and I loved all the little snippets with him and Solane. In this book we see Nico pulling away from everyone this man is about to combust with how much pressure and stress he is under. Poor Shaye is the one that is most effective, she is trying to be his rock but that man is too afraid to show his feelings t ...more
Tessa
Sep 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shaye & Nico are beautiful together. The Mob Lust series is my favorite for 2018. I want more now! I need Max and Sloane’s story and Rocco and Kat’s story. This writer will keep you on the edge of your seat and looking over your shoulder with each page you turn.

Nico is faced with someone who is seeking revenge and is responsible for the people he loves and are loyal to him. How does he protect those close to him while trying not to get himself killed?

Shaye loves Nico and she knows the life they
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Talia C.
Jan 15, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good but has some loose ends.

So in this one, Nico is really stuck in his head. And with what happened in the last book, I get it. But he can’t ever just speak his mind and tell Shaye why he is being distant. So that’s irritating.

There are also loose ends in this one that shouldn’t have been left the way they were. First one is Shaye in the club when the creep is hitting on her. She doesn’t even mention it to Nico. The second is where things left off with her professor. I want to know if he is
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Kim
Oct 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ruling the Mob by Kristen Luciani is a great read. This is the second book in the The Mob Lust series. This is the continuing story of Shaye and Nico. After Nico kills the head of another mafia family, the son, Luca, comes back for vengeance. Luca is a crazy, drugged out person. Luca kills one of Nico’s bodyguards to get his attention and then he causes Nico’s father to have a bad accident, putting him in the hospital in a coma. Luca then kidnaps Shaye and Nico’s little sister. Will Nico be able ...more
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Kristen Luciani is a USA Today bestselling romance author, momtrepreneur, and a beauty product junkie with a penchant for stilettos, Silicon Valley, plunging necklines and grapefruit martinis. As a deep-rooted romantic who prefers juicy drama to fill the lives of anyone other than her, she tried her hand at creating a world of enchantment, sensuality, and intrigue, finally uncoveri
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