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Salvatore: An In Too Far Novel

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Desperate men do desperate things . . .

Salvatore Romero is a dangerous man. If you’ve lived the life Sal has, rage is to be expected and maybe so is heart. After his father killed his mother in a jealous rage, Sal was left to raise his two younger brothers, becoming a parent long before he was ready.

Desperate for money to support his family, Sal sought help from his old fr
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Kindle Edition, 356 pages
Published March 13th 2019 by Cecy Robson, LLC
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Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Feb 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
So torn about how I feel about this book. Review to come once I process.

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3.5 to 4 stars

I wanted to both love and hate this book and I think, at times, I really did both love and hate it.

I hated all the lies and even how Sal acted for a good chunk on the story and I will admit, I was even not rooting for him for part of it. And yet, my weird self couldn't help but like that this gruff dangerous, over aggressive, over alpha male did have a soft spot for Aedry and most of the t
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Dali
With “Salvatore” Ceci Robson gives us a tale of sizzling chemistry between a dangerous mobster and his brothers’ sweet, old-fashioned guidance counselor.
“I want to be your everything,” she whispers.

Salvatore Romero wanted a better life for his family and was poised to make it big in the UFC until his father brutally murdered his mother. While desperately trying to get custody of his two younger brothers he turned to his friend Vin, one of the most dangerous criminals in New Jersey. He didn’t wa
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Jennifer
Feb 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
ARC received for review

Salvatore is all kinds of yummy and grumpy. He's a great big brother who gave up a lot to keep them together as a family. Then he meets Aedry who is his brothers' school counselor, and a virgin which is an extreme bad word for him. Of course, she wins him over and they fall in love. Then drama ensues and she leaves. True love wins in the end.

I don't consider that a real epilogue. It should be Chapter 28 and then an epilogue.

Man, I wanna know more about Lucca, and I want h
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♥ WishfulMiss ♥
I wish I could do that, go through life like I’m actually living it, instead of just trying to survive it.


When Sal lost his mother to a murder suicide at 21, he made a pact with the devil to get the legal help he needed to claim his two younger brothers and become their guardian. Fast forward 6 years and Sal is walking the edge. Tittering on the ledge and everyday coming closer and closer to the no turning back point.

His brothers and his own determination are the only things holding him ba
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Wendy'sThoughts
Feb 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Cecy Robson Fans, Romance
3.5 A Conflicted Man Stars
* * * 1/2 Spoiler Free
I have been following Cecy Robson for years now. I discovered her in 2014 with her Shattered Past series. She captured my interest from the start, each book fully formed with characters I loved. I then followed up with her next series, The O'Brien Family was even more addictive. I couldn't wait to get my hands on each entry. When I saw this new book, I cleared the way to read it right away.

We meet Salvatore and his brothers. We have an understandin
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Maranda
Feb 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Telling of how a mafia boss Vincent Maggiano comes to the aid of a friend just to manipulate him thereafter. Salvatore is a troubled man who is trapped by his boss because years back he needed help holding on to his brothers after their parents died. The shining light and warmth comes into these brothers' life through a school counselor Aedry. This was a well plotted story with amazing characters. Lots of action and heart that does not let you put this book down. "A copy of this book was provide ...more
Lucy Dosch
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Salvatore is a heartbreaking story of a man forced to sell his soul to the Family in order to save his family.  Sal's fight to be worthy of Adrianna's love left me in tears.

When I was offered an ARC of Salvatore, my first reaction is that I don't read mob stories.  While I watched every episode of The Soprano, I never saw Tony Soprano as a romantic hero.   Truly I don't need my heroes to be saintly, I just can't look forward to a HEA for someone involved in prostitution and murder, even if the m
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
Salvatore by Cecy Robson is the story of Salvatore Romero and Adrianna Daniels.
Sal had to take over raising his brothers after his father and mother died at his father's hands. So he ended up going to the family mob Vincent Maggiano to be able to keep his family together. Which he pretty much sold his sole to keep his brothers. Now Sal is knees deep in and he meets Adrianna who is his brother school counselor. Adrianna is the button up, awkward bookish type so different from what women Sal goes
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Snow
Mar 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Liked this one...

very uncharacteristic and freshly done in aspects of portraying NA characters in very emotionally difficult and existential situations...

the price of sacrifice...the decisions transpiring on the future of depending lives...and the unlikely love worth risking the very life for...
Sarah
I've been a fan of Cecy Robson's books since she first started writing her Weird Girls urban fantasy series and I've followed as she moved into writing contemporary romances too. I already knew she writes excellent conflicted heroes but this time she's taken things a step darker as Salvatore is an enforcer for the mob. Don't go into this expecting it to be too dark though, Salvatore has done a lot of things he isn't proud of but he's never killed anyone and we don't see a huge amount of his gang ...more
Heather andrews
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Salvatore often times puts his foot in his mouth, “you didn’t mean any disrespect?” she repeats. If I didn’t think she could stiffen anymore, I was wrong. “And there’s nothing wrong with how I am? ” she asks, spinning her chair slowly to face me. Salvatore tends to have a different definition on some things, “you called it a negligee,” I remind her. “I call it something small enough to snap off with my teeth.” I liked this book, I liked Salvatore.
A Klue
As an avid fan of alpha protective mafioso heroes, who deep down are good at heart (have an air of respect/honor about them and do not compromise their principles regardless of the questionable circumstances they might find themselves), I'm struggling with how to rate Salvatore’s (Sal) character. Yes, he definitely had the vast majority of those qualities. Some may feel he even possessed all of them. I’ll be honest here and admit something happened at the very beginning that got him off on the w ...more
Nadene  (Totally Addicted to Reading)
There are stories, which will break your heart piece by piece and then slowly mend each broken piece until its whole again. Salvatore by Cecy Robson was one such book for me. 

Salvatore works for the mob, but his heart is not in it. He does it to repay a favour. He had a challenging childhood. Left home at 16 to become an MMA fighter so he could help his mom and brothers. However, tragic circumstances forced him to give up his dream, and he had to raise his brothers. However, his need to take car
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Sophia
Feb 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
He did what he had to do to save his family and now he's paying with his own soul until a woman comes along to shine light into his darkness. The author excels at alpha bad boys with generous hearts of gold and it is never so visible as in Salvatore, the first in a hot and darker new series.

Salvatore is a love conquers all wrong side of the tracks urban romance between a mafia don's bodyguard and a high school guidance counselor. Salvatore gave up his own life to the mob to save his brothers fro
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Kahea

***4 Stars***

I’ve read a few of the authors contemporary romances and really enjoyed them, so when I saw that she was dipping a toe into the mafia side of things, I decided I needed to give this one a go and I really enjoyed it. It’s got a dark edge to it, but there is also a good dose of sweet and smexy and a couple of things that I didn’t see coming.

I loved Sal and Aedry. Sal is all kinds of alpha AF male. He does what needs to be done, even if some of those things aren’t always the best c
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Mary Kirkland
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I don't read a lot of genre's other than PNR most of the time but there are some authors that I just love their writing style and this happens to be one of those authors, so I knew I was going to request this book as soon as I saw it on NetGalley.

Sal's story broke my heart. When he and his younger brothers were kids, their father killed their mother. And I thought, Oh hell, this story is gonna make me cry. I felt so bad for the kids, especially Sal since he was the oldest and he wanted to take
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Maria11
Mar 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Read it in about two sittings. Kept me interested for sure. Sal is lucky that Aedry is a very forgiving person, because he really screwed up a ton of times. Sal is on the fringes of the mob so it is not an emergence of it per say. There is some violent scenes where people are shot. There is the harsh reality of being trapped in a situation you see no exit from. Sal is definitely a brooding hero and Aedry calls him on it. The boys are interesting and I wish the author had put some more background ...more
Susan (susayq ~)
Oh Cecy Robson, you write books that suck me in and make me want to live in their world, no matter how dangerous it may be. And make no mistakes, Salvatore Romero's world is dangerous. But he has such a loving and protective heart. I just wanted to squeeze him. I really liked Aedry as well. She was innocent to the world Sal lived in but she had a strong backbone and didn't mind doing what needed to be done for herself, or the children she worked with at the school.

I'm curious to see if Lucca wil
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Becky Rendon
Feb 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Salvatore is doing everything he can to keep his family afloat. He is doing everything he can not to be a Made man. He has lived a hard life and doesn't expect anything else but what he knows.

Enter one beautiful guidance counselor on a crusade and he's done for. He just doesn't know it yet. She is everything he never let himself want. And now she is everything he can never let himself have.

I cried. There is no shame in admitting it. If Apollo can cry, so can I. The feels are there. The
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Melliane
Feb 09, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5/5

Mon avis en Français

My English review

I haven’t read many novels about mafia, but I must admit that when I saw that Cecy Robson, an author I love, was getting into it, I didn’t resist for very long! I must say that I had recently read novels in this context by another author and I loved them, so I was curious to discover the author’s ideas.

I admit that it was nice, but it wasn’t what I expected. Salvatore is a man who after his parents’ death had to take care of his two brothers and for th
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Jody
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
When it comes to romances set in the world of the mafia there seems to be a bit of familiarity when it comes to these books and Ms. Robson’s latest remains familiar but no less satisfying because of its larger-than-life hero. In a romance of opposites attracting readers will find themselves captivated by the conflict of its hero and quickly caught up in a web of suspense and lies.

Salvatore Romero once had dreams of his own, but the murder of his mother by his father irrevocably changed the path
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Gin
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Yum! Sooo good! Not your typical mafia story...so much more. It's life, love, family, friends, and tough decisions. I was sucked in from the beginning with the juxtaposed characters in the fabulously alpha Salvatore and the wonderfully sweet Adrianna. There's so much to say about these excellent characters that this terrific author created for us to enjoy. I loved them and all the conflict with their different backgrounds and lifestyles. Salvatore is a crude-talking, rough guy but so so strong a ...more
April
Mar 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
What an interesting read, these characters are so complex and it just makes for an excellent story. Sal is so complicated and he is the alpha in the book and he really shows off all his strong alpha behaviors when it comes to Aedry. I am not a fan of her nickname I have no idea how it’s pronounced and it looks odd on the pages of this story. I love her morals and how much of a positive influence she is on the brothers and the others she works with at the school. I also love that she stands her g ...more
Pennie Morgan
Mar 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a dark, dark read and I had a hard time coming to grips with it at times. Sal is a ultra alpha male who has stepped up to raise his younger brothers to keep them out of the foster system after their father murdered their mother. In order to do this, he is forced to join the Family, yes, the mob. Then the boys school counselor comes to the house when one is not in school and some light is brought into his darkness. Adrianna is all kinds of light and goodness and she is tough, too, and sta ...more
Reckless Readers
Mar 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Since the beginning of time when confronted with protecting ones family, a person will do almost anything to keep them safe. But at what cost? I felt for Adrianna who being young and naïve, understood Salatore’s need to take care of his brothers, but not to the extent he did his job. Torn between right and wrong, both must make a choice. I found myself asking myself what I would do in Aedry’s case.
Cecy Robson has written a dramatic story with a dramatic ending that I absolutely loved and can’t w
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Linda Rea
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Cecy Robson is a new author to me but this story captured my interest right away. Sal is the head muscle for Vin whose is trying to be the head of a crime family and failing at it. When Sal meets Aedry she is there to help with his younger brothers who are having issues in school but one look at her and Sal is hooked. None of this story is easy, Aedry is a believer in everything good and Sal has to represent everything bad even if he doesn’t want too. Aedry, Sal and even Donnie break your heart ...more
Bette Hansen
Mar 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Excellent

A dark mafia romance that kept me intrigued throughout. Salvatore is a man trapped by his circumstances. He longs for a "normal" life but can't see a way out. When he meets Aedry he knows he has to do something. You'll want to come along on the ride these two take. Recommended read.
Regan
Apr 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Angst, passion, worlds colliding. Adrianna is a school counselor. Salvatore is muscle for a mobster doing it in part to help support his two high school-aged brothers. Graphic sex, graphic violence, and a steamy, yearning build up between Aedry and Salvatore. Side characters, especially the brothers, are well formed, and there's strong set up for the next "beauty and the beast" installment.
Tammy
Mar 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sal just wanted to protect his family and ends up working for the mob. He believes Adrianna is his opposite, but sparks fly. He knows he should stay away but just can’t. Great read with plenty of drama and suspense. Steamy chemistry and an entertaining story. I liked it.
Suzan
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book, Cecy Robson has outdone herself again. Sal & Aedry were just what each other needed, Sal especially needed Aedry. Gianno and Apollo, Sal's younger brothers, really needed Aedry's influence in their lives as well. They made a great family although they had their up's & downs. It was an emotional read at times but I love that in the end Aedry did give Sal the courage to escape the bad life his was in before it became too late for him. I get the feeling that maybe Aedry' ...more
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CECY ROBSON is an international and multi-award-winning author of over twenty-five character driven novels. A registered nurse of nineteen years, Cecy spends her free time creating magical worlds, heart-stopping romance, and young adult adventure. After receiving two RITA® nominations, the Maggie Award, the Award of Excellence, and a National Reader’s Choice Award nomination, you can still find Ce ...more

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