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Ranieri Andretti: A Second-Chance, Enemies-to-Lovers Mafia Romance Novella

(The Five Syndicates #3)

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4.25  ·  Rating details ·  688 ratings  ·  138 reviews
We were friends, then we were nothing.

Loved. Protected. Cherished.
There was a time when Ranieri Andretti made me feel those things.
That was before his family came after mine.

He was supposed to forget me.
We went our separate ways.
It should have stayed like that.
But now he’s back, and he’s my new boss.

I want to hate him.
He’s my ex-best friend.
My tormentor.
The h
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Kindle Edition, 134 pages
Published August 25th 2018 by PSH Publishing
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Coco.V
Aug 21, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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💝 ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. 💝
Ellie
Jul 15, 2019 rated it did not like it
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Loner State Bibliophile
This book killed me. It’s a NOVELLA, so don’t go into it expected a full-length novel or you’ll be bummed by the quick read. That said, it’s a REALLY good novella. Probably the best I’ve read. Full, fleshed characters. A nice continuation of the series. I’m actually really surprised a novella can be this good.
Parker Huntington
Jul 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Coming soon to audio and Kindles everywhere!
Donna
Jul 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love the quotations at the beginning of each chapter and how they relate to the chapter events. This book is about Ranieri Andretti (in the Mafia) and Carina, the girl he loved throughout the book. The big question is, "Why did he end his relationship with Carina if he was so in love with her?" There was an excellent use of flashbacks to tell the background of events. There were blackmail attempts, betrayals, and misunderstandings all of which needed to be resolved to reach their HEA. Great ro ...more
Vanessa When Vane Reads
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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English/ spanish version
I loved this story of Ranieri and Carina. The author hooks you from the first page and practically inhaled the pages.

I love mafia stories and this was very entertaining. I love Ranieri madly, he is such a beautiful character because he also sacrifices his own happiness for Carina's. He is sexy, tender and so sweet despite belonging to the mafia, I also loved his dominant side.

Carina is a girl who has had a hard life and very few friends, and works as a waitress in a nigh
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Ranieri Andretti and Carina Gallo were best friends since they were little kids.

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But when they were freshmen in high school, something terrible happened and their friendship was no more... although they still loved one another.

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Fast forward seven years, both 25 years old...

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although both still loved each other, Carina remembers the bullying she endured and Rani did absolutely nothing to stop it!... but secrets are revealed ... big AWFUL secrets as to why Rani turned his back on Carina and it invo
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Janice
Aug 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Review of Ranieri Andretti by Parker S. Huntington

Carina and Ranieri - 4.5 Stars

Such an awesome story about the pressures our teens go through with peer pressure and all the many issues that they can face. I was a Carina when I was in high school, so I felt her pain on a different level than someone that has never had to live that type of pain. Well worth the time to read and get an understanding of what can happen.

**Honest review voluntarily provided from a Complimentary Copy**
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)
3.5 stars rounded up.

Ranie (Ranieri) Andretti and Carina Gallo were best friends, singular in their own little world, their own bubble. Until one day while in high school, Ranie ghosted her. So she sat alone at school and the bullies tormented her. She wondered what had happened, why Ranie deserted her and left her to the bullies and the mean girls. Her heart was broken but a new guy in school, Brody, eventually took Ranie's place as Carina's best friend. But Brody never took Ranie's place in he
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Monica
Sep 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
3,8 *

Audiobook review:

My first mafia novella. I shouldn't call it mafia with the power of the word, because like Romeo and Juliet, the love was there, yet, more than the crime and the violence. This was not that story. It was not a tale of the Princess and the Dragon either. If you're looking for the mafia thrill you have to look elsewhere, but if you like a little suspense and second chance romance then this is your cup of tea and I'll recommend.

For me, it was too light... to waste your adult
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CeeJay Daisy
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
❤🌼🔥ROMEO AND JULIET HAVE NOTHING ON RANIE AND GALLO❤🌼🔥
I have to admit, many novellas seem rushed, hurried and do not satisfy me as a reader... RANIERI ANDRETTI is not one of those novellas....In fact, I t’s one of the BEST novellas I’ve ever had the privilege of reading...I didn’t feel cheated, due to the length...in my opinion, it was the perfect length with every obstacle crossed..❤🌼🔥
I fell in love with “Ranie” Andretti and Carina “Gallo” from the beginning...I could feel their heat, their pai
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Catreena
Dec 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
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POV: Dual
#childhoodfriends #enemies #secondchances
#mafiaromance

This is the second book I've read from this author. A quick wee novella, too quick. Second chances. Mafia romance. Carina and Ranieri were childhood best friends. Then all of a sudden Ranieri pushes Carina away. Dissolving their friendship (but both still loving each other from afar). Then 11yrs have past and he's her new boss. Trying to prove himself to win her trust back. Can they get past all the secrets? And make amends?
Suzanne
Aug 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
PS: Parker, I lied! <3

Where to start? If you love mafia books, this author and this series is hands down one of the best out there. Ranie’s story was a long time coming and had to be told. I read it in one sitting. The raw emotion and passion in this book was off the charts! Parker has the ability to put true feelings on a page and have them reach up, snake around you and squeeze a myriad of emotions out of you. I’m gutted and happy at the same time! 5 out of 5 stars. Highly recommend this se
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Shirley Holt
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a new author to me and subsequently this is the first book I have read. This is one of a series and if the others are as good as this I will be reading all of them. This is an excellent Mafia book and has everything a good story needs. The characterization of the characters and their interaction is second to none and loved the romance. This is a second chance romance and has intrigue and blackmail, making for an exciting story. The story is told in flashbacks which is a very effective wa ...more
Carrie
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
High school best friends? Check!
Star-crossed lovers? Check!
Steamy goodness? Check!!
Second chance at love? Check check!

I cannot gush about this author's work enough. I fell in love with the writing style from book one (Asher Black - read it, read it, read it!) & the stories just keep getting better!

I loved both Ranie & Carina, and was rooting for them throughout their story. They're torn apart by circumstances outside their control, but their love never dies. And as soon as Ranie is able
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Rosemary
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finally I get to read a little more about Ranieri and see that while he is still the head of the Mafia in his area, there is more to him than just the man who put a hit out on his brother. This Novella gives us a good insight into what formed this powerful, charismatic man in flashbacks between "present" day to when he was in High School and he met his one true love, Carina. This modern day Romeo and Juliet is a quick and easy read that will quickly hook you and have you wanting to read all the ...more
Michell Hall casper
I am loving Parker Huntington's books. She's a new author to me and I love the way she writes and how she brings her stories to life.

This is a second chance Mafia novella. And who doesn't love a good story that will have you on the edge of your seat with a hot guy going after the girl that got a way when he was a teen. This was a quick sexy read.

I listened to the audio of this book. I thought Desiree did an amazing job. But I will be honest I really wasn't a fan of Jeremy for the male narrator
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Laura
Sep 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
I think it could've been more in depth. The emotions could have been portrayed stronger. Other then that it was good. It had more promise I think. I would recommend it was good enough for a read all the way through and it is part of a series.
Emma bramley
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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You are always guaranteed a fantastic read from this author. This book has it all, blackmail, betrayal and flashbacks. This is a mafia second chance romance story. Each one of the books in this series just keep getting better and better the more you read. This is a quick novella but the author packs a lot into the pages. I can't wait to read more in this series and by this author in the future.



Highly recommended series

I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book

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Tanya
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
They had been so much but then it all changed. They never ever expected to see each other again. But he is her new boss and as much as they try to hate each other they just cannot do it. Will they give it another go? Can it work out this time? See if it will

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Enakshi - The E-Book Addict
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Loved the characters, the writing and the story!

*Proper review to come soon!
Debbie
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Now I am just really sad 😢 I honestly didn’t want this book to end, absolutely loving this series, this was such a lovely story (well it was actually really sad in places) but the actual story was so sweet, with a perfect ending 😊 ( gotta admit I did feel sorry for Brody)
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Rady Reads
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
 have to confess that Parker S. Huntington was my unicorn. This was my first book I've read by her and let me tell you I was in awe. I know it was just a novella but I devoured it in few hours. Lately I've been destracted to read but this book packed me from the very beginning until the very end. I am sure it wasn't her last I've read.

The characters are interesting, they have been friends since their childhood. Due to hatred and love they were separated. Carina and Ranieri suffered many years fo
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Quick read without good story that the others had

This book was Ok, but not as good as the first two. The Mafia plot line was not as believable as the other books and the fact that the two characters had been in love since they were children was not quite believable.
Emily Pennington
Sep 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Carina Gallo figured Ranieri Andretti had forgotten she even existed by now. But it’s hard to forget your best friend – neither of them had. Since they were kids, Ranie told Carina he was hers and no one else’s. And he had always kept that promise. He owned her heart as well, before they were even old enough to know it was love.

But in Freshman year of high school, while Carina and Ranie were on break in the back room of her dad’s store, they heard a loud noise. Ranie kept her in the back room a
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Bette H
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful Story! Fabulous Audible Listen🎧

Ranieri Andretti
A Second-Chance Mafia Romance Novella
By: Parker S. Huntington
Narrated by: Jeremy York, Desireé Ketchum
Series: The Five Syndicates Series, Book 3

I loved everything about this book, from the storylines and characters to how well it is written. Parker S. Huntington has a way with words, she knows how to draw her readers in and hold them hostage until the very end. Once I started this book there was no stepping away, I was completely engross
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MiraJane
Sep 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

While the book was simply written and short, I actually found myself liking it a lot. For what it lacked in length and depth I got a bucketload of fantastic and addictive drama and romance instead. The loving friendship turned to “hate” and sorrow pulled at my heartstrings and glued my eyes to the pages. I would have wished this book and its character had a bit more depth of course, but what I got was enough t
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Kelly
I'm reading this series backwards...don't judge me. I loved Bastiano Romano so freaking much, but, you know, it's one of those things where you don't know if it's a fluke. If you just gelled with the writing and the story. We'll, after finishing Ranieri Andretti I think it's safe to say that it wasn't a fluke. I loved it. Parker S. Huntington has such a beautiful way of creating these characters and circumstances where you know you should probably dislike the hero and his actions but deep down, ...more
Patty
Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Parker S. Huntington certainly knows how to deliver an amazing mafia romance. With her first two releases, I was entranced, and thought, a novella, will it be as good? Let me tell you, she blew this story out of the water! Her second chance romance for Ranieri and Carina is so good, I got completely lost in it. They are childhood friends, caught up in family matters. When their relationship is severed, it looked like there was no hope for either of them. But will they find their way back to each ...more
Bel McQuillan
Jul 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Parker S. Huntington is from Orange County, California, USA. She has a B.A. in Creative Writing from the University of California, Riverside and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Liberal Arts (ALM) in Literature and Creative Writing from Harva
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