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Emilia—
All I’ve ever wanted was to marry for love.
But girls like me don’t have that luxury.
We are used as pawns in a game we can’t control.
The game? It’s called Mafia.
I was foolish enough to try to change the rules… and I lost.

Luca—
She was promised to me years ago.
And he dared to take her from me.
Dared to touch what was mine.
I put an end to that.
I hope he’s enjoying the v
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Kindle Edition, 330 pages
Published March 3rd 2020 by Georgia Cates Books, LLC
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WAITING FOR MY QUEEN: Is a full length mafia romance novel by Georgia Cates. In this we meet Emilia Bellini & Luca Rossini.

Note from the author concerning our hero: “Luca Rossini is very hatable, but I ask you to give him time before you decide that he’s unredeemable. He just might surprise you.”

Going into this one I expected to hate Luca, but that never really occurred, I kind of liked him from the get go. He is what you expect to encounter within a mafia novel, the shoot first ask q
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Nazanin
Mar 20, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020, dark, romance
3 Stars

Love is a volatile thing.
It begins. It grows. It changes. Sometimes it ends.
t can be easy. It can be hard.
Love can be damaged. It can be mended.
Love can sneak up on you when you least expect it, and it can also disappear without any warning.
Love.
It’s what you make it.


It’s been a while since I had read one of Georgia Cates’ works and to be honest I didn’t enjoy it as much as I’d like. First of all, I couldn’t connect with Emilia. It was like she forgot so soon about what happened on her we
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Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
The author warns that Luca is an a-hole. That is correct. He starts off as a huge one. He wants what he wants and he does everything necessary to get it. He wants Emilia. He doesn't care about what she wants. He wants her and he makes the moves necessary to get her. Even if that means she hates him for it.

The author also warns that you will hate Luca. I can't speak for anyone but myself, but I never hated him. Did he annoy, aggravate, frustrate and irritate me? Most definitely. He does some
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It’s been a while since I’ve read a book from Georgia Cates and I can honestly say that I need to start doing better when it comes to her because I enjoy her writing. It was effortless in a sense and she gave us a hero that as much as we hated him, you couldn’t help but fall.

Emilia Bellini has always imagined that when she walks down the aisle, she’s going to be marrying the man that she loves. Being the oldest daughter of one of the most prominent Mafia crime family, rules were in place and a
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MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Feb 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
4.5 Stars!
(ARC provided by Wordsmith Publicity)

-I want to love a man with the deepest depths of my soul and have that same kind of love returned to me.

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Emilia Bellini grew up a Mafia princess as the eldest daughter of an Italian Mafia boss. She was promised years ago to Luca Rossini. Their marriage would join the two most powerful crime families in New York, but she longed for a life where she could choose her own path. She never cared about money or power, and wanted to marry for love, but s
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Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
3.5 Stars



It’s been a while since I’ve read a Georgia Cate‘s book. I was excited when I heard this book was mafia related. While this book was suppose to be a dark mafia romance, I found that it was only slightly dark.

This is an arranged marriage/enemies to lovers story. Emilia Belinni wants to marry for love and not because of an arrangement made by her grandfather. Luca Rossini wants what was promised to him no matter what, even at the despair of Emilia. I will say that the beginning was ruthle
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Deniz
Mar 11, 2020 rated it liked it
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Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Feb 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
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‘The story will begin like this: Once upon a time, a devil fell in love with an angel.’

It’s been a while since we last read a Georgia Cates book, so we were so excited to see this Author was releasing a mafia romance set in the 70s, and a dark one at that. Waiting for my Queen did not start gently, rather it had quite the exciting and powerful beginning. We were immediately drawn into the mafia romance of Emilia and Luca and were compelled to find out how this anti-hero could possibly redeem him
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Eva
I haven't written a review for a while but OH MY GOD this book pissed me off soooo much that I have to say something. Also I have never ever rated a book that I DNFed but I can honestly say with full confidence that nothing will make this book more than one star.

Like what the fuck did I just read???

Like what the fucking hell was that??

.....

I am speechless. I actually have no words to describe the sheer stupidity and repulsive mess that was this book.

The "hero" actually KILLS the heroine's fathe
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Ana Laura
What's up with these authors that even their title's books are hypocritical ?! WAITING FOR MY QUEEN ?! How? When? As far as I could see he "waited" for his queen with his dick stuck in OW! Puhleeeeease! Stop that shit!🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮 ...more
Naadira  Moodley (BookedMercy)
This beautifully chaotic book has taken me on a ride. A ride that has me feeling exhilarated and emotionally exhausted at the same time. Time stood still and when I emerged from my reading cocoon, I realized hours have passed. It's past my bed time–in my part of the world–and I can't sleep after reading this.

Emilia Bellini was promised to Luca Rossini when they were children. Once she came of age, they were to be married but Emilia fell in love with another. Her betrothal to Luca was broken whic
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1-Click Addict Support Group
Mar 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
We were warned right from the beginning that Luca would be a hard pill to swallow and would not be one that we would love immediately. And yes you will love/hate Luca but go in with an open mind and heart and hear him out.

Luca knows that he will take over the "family business" and he will need a wife that knows the family business. Lucky or not for him Emilia was promised to him since they were young and the time has come to claim his wife. I will say that I hated him for a bit because even tho
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Jessie
Mar 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, mafia, dark, bad-boy

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When I knew that I would have the opportunity to receive this arc in exchange to an honest review, I didn't think twice about sign up. Although it is my first book about the author, the fact that the subject was about the Italian mafia set in the 70's, was a “yes, I want it!”.

"Once upon a time there was a devil who fell in love with an angel."

At the beginning of the story there is a warning from the author about Luca Rossini's attitude. A good detail for me to try not to hate him. The guy is co
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Mar 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
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This one started out quite dark and the main male character seemed pretty much irredeemable but the further you got into the story the gentler he became.

Now, you know I love my alpha-holes but I’ll be honest after the stunt Luca pulled I wasn’t sure how this could ever work out.


LUCA

Luca is a mafia boss in the making. He’s been promised
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Jennifer
* A review copy was provided by the author *

~ 5 My Queen Stars ~

Oooh....Georgia Cates, how I love her mafia worlds. If you loved her Sin Trilogy then you need to meet Luca Rossini. He is one Hero that you will hate but also learn to love!!

I was so nervous going into this book because I was nervous about meeting Luca Rossini. Georgia has described him as the anti-hero and I was scared I wouldn’t be able to warm up to him. I will admit….it took me some time, but I totally fell in love with Luca!!!
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The Smutbrarians
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Feels 3
Steam 5
Storyline 5
Overall Rating 5
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Reviewed by Lindsey

Mafia...check
Alpha male...check
Sassy heroine...check
Steamy...double check!

This book clicked all of my five star boxes and then some. I loved it! Georgia did an incredible job with Luca and Emilia. Lots of tension and grit. Just when I thought there was absolutely NO WAY Luca could be redeemable, man oh man. He did and then some. And I didn't even fathom the possibility of that happening. Great read and can
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Izzie d
Mar 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Heather andrews
Feb 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
At least Luca has a conscience about some things, “she’s going to be my wife. I’m not discussing what we do in the bedroom with any of you effs.” The man is a possessive one, "...it won’t be. I’ll never allow you to be with someone else . I’ll kill any man who touches you.” I liked this book, I actually fell in love with Luca but getting to fall in love with was a journey of lots of ups and downs. ...more
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Courtney
Feb 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Waiting For My Queen was different from what I was anticipating but still did not disappoint. I definitely wouldn't classify this as a dark mafia romance but more along the lines of just a mafia romance.

Luca and Emilia's story is one of a typical Italian mafia set back in the late 70's and early 80's. It was definitely unique as most mafia stories that I have read are set in today's society with all the high-tech gadgets and amazing firearms. I enjoyed the change in scenery and being taken back
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Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)


Emilia was promised in marriage to Luca years ago by her father. It's just one of the many things Mafia families do. But Emilia does not want Luca. She loves another. A soldier in her father's Mafia empire. But Luca wants what he wants. And he takes what he wants. And what he wants is what he was promised - Emilia. So he takes her...



Mafia romances can be tricky to write well. This one is fairly rote, but I mostly enjoyed it. It's not dark by any means, but I did dislike Luca as was suggested
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April Symes
Waiting for my Queen by Georgia Cates is Luca Rossini and Emilia Bellini's story. Theirs is a dark and twisted romance that will take you on quite the ride. It's set in the late 70s and early 80s timeframe. Emilia who is betrothed to Luca, but she is in love with another man and doesn't want to be chattel used by her father. This is what starts off the beginning of the twisted, raw, dark , brilliant, seductive world of the mafia and of the uber alpha male who wants what he wants when he wants it ...more
Jennifer
Feb 29, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

Waiting for My Queen is a Mafia Romance but on the sweeter side. After reading the synopsis, I expected it to be much darker and have more grit. Then somewhere long the line it became sweet and endearing. Which I honestly did not mind. I actually enjoyed it. This story was fast-paced, and easy to read because of its strong storyline and interesting characters.

Waiting for my Queen did not start gently, rather it had quite the exciting and powerful beginning. I was immediately drawn into
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Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Feb 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I seriously can’t believe this is my first read by this author...what was I thinking, or not thinking lol

Emilia is betrothed to Luca. He wants the marriage and she doesn’t. What happens shocks them both.

An excellent mafia story that I couldn’t get enough of.

These two characters are brilliant. I’m definitely gonna read more from this author.
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Feb 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020
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‘The story will begin like this: Once upon a time, a devil fell in love with an angel.’

It’s been a while since we last read a Georgia Cates book, so we were so excited to see this Author was releasing a mafia romance set in the 70s, and a dark one at that. Waiting for my Queen did not start gently, rather it had quite the exciting and powerful beginning. We were immediately drawn into the mafia romance of Emilia and Luca and were compelled to find out how this anti-hero could possibly redeem him
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Sandy S
Mar 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars-WAITING FOR MY QUEEN by Georgia Cates is a contemporary, adult, enemies to lovers, arranged mafia marriage, romance story line focusing on the heir to the Rossini family, Luca Rossini, and mafia princess / ballerina Emilia Bellini.

NOTE: WAITING FOR MY QUEEN takes place in 1978-79 but most of the references are limited to popular songs of the era.

WARNING: Due to the nature of the story line content, there may be some triggers for more sensitive readers.

Told from dual first person pe
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Sofia Lazaridou
Mar 06, 2020 rated it liked it
Waiting for my Queen is Georgia Cates's newest stand-alone novel. The story is set in 1978, so some situations are a little different from the ones I am used to in romance books. The most important thing one should know before reading the book is that Lucas is more of an anti-hero than a hero. What bothered me the most while reading the book is the presence of the woman Lucas was sleeping with before the events of this book began. I hate ow drama and this one had plenty.

So far, I have enjoyed w
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