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A brand new dark mafia romance from USA Today Bestselling Author, Dani René.

Victor Cordero is the devil.
Cruel. Sadistic. Heartless.

Sofía Montero is an angel.
Beautiful. Sweet. Intoxicating.


My father stole from him, but papá was stupid.
He got caught, and now I’m in trouble.

She’s my payment. My plaything.
Too innocent for my games, but it doesn’t stop me.


The man I’ve hated
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Kindle Edition, 260 pages
Published March 26th 2020
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Ꮗ€♫◗☿ ❤️ ilikebooksbest.com ❤️
Colombian Cartel King captures his Queen!



I actually really liked this book. It’s funny how books and movies can make almost anyone likable. Even a completely brutal Columbian Cartel leader, named Victor that lords over his people and keeps everyone in line through fear and retribution. He is not portrayed as a guy who lets the little things go. Like when a pick-pocket tries to grab his wallet and disrespects him. He cuts off the guys hand in the middle of a busy marketplace in order to show eve
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⋆Lara⋆
3 stars🌟 🌟 🌟

Holy mother of all clichès!!

That's right! This book was a epic hodgepodge of all the clichès ever known to criminal-hero-novel-reading womankind!

I'm keeping this short and simple!

Victor Cordero is the King of the freakin' Colombia (this shit alone is mentioned about 250 times in this book -- that's minus 1 star alone!!) and on his free time, he is just a cartel's boss (boring, I know!)

He is hard, ruthless and cruel but only until our heroine appears!!

Sofiá Montero is the daughter of
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JadeC
Apr 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars!!
wow this book is perhaps one of the best Mafia books i had ever read. it's violent and raw, with some details of torture.

i like the consistency of Victor's character, he's pretty much an asshole from the start to the end of the book, but he definitely has his way of making readers drawn to him. being cold and ruthless, he doesn't asks or begs, he takes.
For Sofía, she's rather feisty and brave but there were instances where you see a hint of her innocence and naivety.

there were a
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Christine B
Jun 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dark, hot-sex, romance, mafia
This has been in my kindle for a while and decide to read it and I really enjoyed it. Nothing like bring a Cartel King to his knees like a feisty woman paying for the crimes of her father's sin.

Victor Cordero has inherit the kingdom in Columbia from his father and been groomed to be sadistic & cruel with no feelings due to a women betrayal. Which he vows to NEVER fall again, as we all know never say never. Sofia Montero is sweet and young and have her whole life ahead of her and decides she want
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Heather  The Hatters
If you are looking for sunshine and rainbows you need to move on. This book is dark and may contain a trigger or two for some. Even though it is dark it is delicious Victor's yummy-ness will have you turning the pages.
Victor takes King of a$$holes to a whole new dark and dirty level. I am not gonna lie I didn't feel like I was gonna care for him. Fyi I freaking love him!!! His dark, demented, and twisted mind is so delicious. He is ruthless and makes no qualms about it. Sofia is young and very n
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Readers  Manic
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I was immersed in this story I did not imagine that I would win my heart.

He knew it was a story with a king of the Colombian cartel who was known as Diablo in person.
Later, as I went deeper, I met Sofia, a girl full of dreams and hopes and with a short-lived life.
One more day everything she believed for her life turns around and Sofia is forced to make a deal with Devil.
Victor known to be the cruel and merciless devil is king of the Cartel that dominates Colombia with iron fists, until an a
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Tammy
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wasn't sure if I was going to like Victor or not but I ended up LOVING him! I'm not sure who was trying to tame who in this read. Sofia with her sassy attitude, she was strong willed when most would not of been. She was exactly the woman Victor needs by his side. Loved this book, once I picked it up last night I couldn't put it down. Amazing 5 star read
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Linda Dunn
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love and Hate are such strong words....they also cause so much pain

Victor Cordero is brutal, cold blooded and unmerciful with people who lie or stab him in the back. He is the King of Columbia after all. He rules with an iron fist, as did his father before him. He treats women like objects that are only good for one thing, giving him sexual satisfaction. He made a mistake once by falling in love with a woman who got past his emotional barriers. She betrayed him, it did not end well. He vowed nev
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Joy Westerfield
Mar 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a delicious, dark and dirty read! I'm a lover of anything Mafia style, and this book delivers it in spades! Victor is called the Devil for many reasons, and when when he takes Sofia, he knows she is a bit of a spitfire, but can he tame her? While Sofia may be payment for a debt, she is definitely a strong woman who will defy him at all times. But for how long? While Victor has plans for Sofia, can he follow thru? These two characters have some major chemistry that just sizzles on the pages! ...more
Chelle Myers
Jan 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Devil's Plaything is a dark mafia romance by Dani Rene and is told in dual POV.
"Victor Cordero is the devil. Cruel. Sadistic. Heartless." The King of Colombia is as ruthless as they come and believes that falling in love would make him weak. I fell for Victor Cordero almost immediately. He is cocky and arrogant and a complete asshole yet with every despicable act he committed I found myself falling harder. There was just something about him that had me so enamored with him. Dani Rene sneaks
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★¸. • * ° * ༺*Blanka*༺*°°*•.¸. ♥★
The book had potential, so much potential - in fact I finished it hoping the author would through with it..
It started off very strong, as strong as the heroine actually and then bam - the inconsistencies start.
We literally have to hear about him being king of the castle and whores just being breakable and disposable - it was mentioned at least 50 times.
Then hero goes all very wish washy on us. He wants to own his whores, use them, do dirty things to them, tear them up from one whole to another,
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
The Devil's Plaything by Dani Rene is the story of Sofía Montero and Victor Cordero.
Victor (37) is a dark and dangerous man know as 'The Devil' but his also the King of the Colombian drug cartel. No one betrays or steals from him and lives to tell the story. So when one of his older employees ends up stealing from him of course he goes into action. But Victor learns the man has a daughter and thinks that the would be the ultimate revenge by taking that daughter. Sofia (18) is a young innocent wo
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Heather 'Confessions Of A Bibliophile' Creighton
Confessions 6 Stars

😈🔥 𝓒𝓸𝓷𝓯𝓮𝓼𝓼𝓲𝓸𝓷𝓼 𝓞𝓯 𝓐 𝓑𝓲𝓫𝓵𝓲𝓸𝓹𝓱𝓲𝓵𝓮 𝓡𝓮𝓿𝓲𝓮𝔀 🔥😈

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 𝟔/𝟓 𝓞𝓿𝓮𝓻𝓪𝓵𝓵 𝓡𝓪𝓽𝓲𝓷𝓰: The Devil's Plaything is best selling author Dani René ’s first dive into the dark mafia world! René has completely outdone herself! From the very first page, I was so enthralled that I devoured TDP in one sitting. René has created a captivating suspenseful storyline that will keep you right on the very edge of your seat! The Devil's Plaything is dark, deviant, and absolutely delicious with enough unpredictabl
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Sheena
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love mafia, and this is a really great example of the genre. A compelling, dark read with an implacable anti-hero and a vulnerable heroine who remains strong and resolute against immeasurable odds.

Victor is a particularly dark character, but Sofia shines with enough light to provide a counterbalance. I absolutely adore the relationship between Javier and Victor. Javier’s the kind of friend who dares to say it as it is, and that’s no mean feat, considering the man he is saying it to.

The end, w
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Ola Adamska
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed-2020
Be warned - this read is not the darkest one I have ever read, built some parts of it can trigger someone.
The story starts with Columbian mafia boss (king of the city) Victor that is noted by his people of some dealings behind his back. NO ONE, I REPEAT NO ONE can do that and leave untouched. Same goes here - the payment is needed, and this payment will be young girl Sofia, that due to that will become "Devil's Plaything".
Sofia, she has dreams, like BIG dreams and she wants to achieve something
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Flo₂₂
DNF

sh*t i liked it up to 70% when he freaking let her go with his rival for a misunderstanding knowing well that what he will do to her, she was raped and then he saved her and she forgive him immediately WTF???
Now, i read a lot of dark books ok? i had other rape scenes, but i can't accept a HERO letting her go to his enemies ! NO NO NO, i get it he was hurt but i rather he kept her at distance and in a cell than gave her to a mad man knowing that he will use her. 😣😣😣🤬🤬🤬🤬
Sh*t i usually read the
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Allyson
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"The one thing you need to know is I'm not apologetic in any way. I don't ask, I don't beg, I take."

The Devil's Plaything is everything and more you would want in a wicked Mafia Romance. It's one of those romances that you'll want to savor so the ending doesn't creep up on you, and one that will linger long after the last word is written. I know for certain that certain scenes are still ingrained in my mind (*wink wink)!

"Bruised by the beast. Toyed with by the monster. Devoured by the de
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♥️Fantasy Land  Book Reviewer♥️
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The Devil's Plaything brings us to a dark and dirty mafia story with Victor at the helm as the king. Victor learned everything he needed to know from his father and he will be damned if he will let it all go away. Even falling in love is not in the cards for him.

Sofia is a beautiful young woman that knows she is on borrowed time. Things are going down around her that she has no control of. Sofia's life is now in the hands of a monster that is the king of drugs and guns in the country she lives i
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Tre Talbot
Mar 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5
This was a great cartel romance that was filled with suspense and romance throughout. As the characters were developing we learn a lot about both Victor and Sofia as individuals but what truly pulled me into the story is when they’re together and witnessing their interactions with one another and feeling their chemistry as well as every emotion they’re feeling jump off the pages. There were moments that I was questioning particular characters motives and was surprised at their actions in the
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Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Wow what a story. This was another superb read by this author.

Victor and Sofia are complete opposites. Victor is the devil who is given Sofia as a payment. He’s called devil for a reason. Sofia is a very likeable character and love how she was portrayed.

Dani does dark in a fabulous way and this was an epic read that I inhaled in one sitting.

Absolutely loved it and can’t wait to read more from Dani.
Julie Jackson
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book will reel you in and you better hang on. Such light and dark in this book. Sofía is payment to Victor simply because of her father. His heart is definitely in the right place but can she survive him? Excellent writing.
Aundi Living That Book Life
3.5 Diablo Crowns

I am a lover of all things dark, the darker the better actually. I think there’s something inherently honest about dark romance, the grit and violence that accompanies them speaks to my soul. Having said that I was very excited to read this the blurb piqued my interest and I was all about it. However, it just missed the mark for me on a few aspects.

He chuckles darkly over the speaker. The sound is utterly devastating, and I know I’m making a deal with the devil.

Victor C
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Diana * burningdesire_x3 *
The King of Colombia & The Broken Heart
*arc generously provided by the promo team in exchange for an honest review*

“Everything looks better from above, my king […]
I adore you, can't you see you're meant for me?
The summer's hot
But I've been cold without you
I was so wrong not to doubt, your Medellín tangerine dream.”

Salvatore – Lana Del Rey

What’s this book about? (I'm trying to give as little spoilers as possible)
Victor Cordero is the King of Colombia. With that name, there comes a cruel reputati
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Nessa
Apr 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
THERE' S GORE, BRUTALITY, A LITTLE BIT OF MIND FUCK, AND OF COURSE, THE SEXUAL TENSION AND ANGST THAT MAKES DARK MAFIA ROMANCES A HOT SELLER.

VICTOR is an older male (37) who took over his Father's cartel empire as the King of Colombia at a young age, and he basically owns the nation. When he finds out that one of his own men is selling what's his, he doesn't hesitate the bring the man in and tortures him. Short of killing Hector, when Victor discovers that the old man has a daughter, he's more
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ReadingInPyjamas
Mafia romances are my guilty pleasure so obviously when I heard Dani Rene was releasing her first book in this genre I couldn't pass the opportunity to read it and damn... it was intense, dark and intriguing.

Victor Cordero is ruthless, cunning and dangerous. He's the leader of the Columbian drug cartel. A king of his own making, feared by everyone, and he doesn't take kindly when people try to steal from him. So when Hector Montero, one of the men he thought was loyal to him, betrays him by stea
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Robyn Corcoran
Mar 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reviewed for Saucy Reviews On Kinky Korner
The Devil’s Plaything is a step, well a huge leap really, into the dark world of the drug cartel.

Victor Cordero is the thirty-seven-year-old cartel king of Colombia, the drug trade he rules with an iron fist and everybody fears him, if they go against him they feel his retribution swiftly. They call him- The Devil! Sofia Montero is an eighteen-year-old girl who has already had a lot going on in her young life. Now things are so much worse for her, yet a
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Jennifer Pierson
The Devil's Plaything was a dark & twisty read which not only kept me on the edge of my seat, but kept me enraged throughout most of it. That rage has a name, and it's Victor Cordero, who is King of Columbia & completely ruthless. I get that others fell in love with him, but I'm still not there yet, as I need my anti-heroes to actually become someone I could love, and/or actually not make me so mad that they could join the Priesthood & I STILL wouldn't forgive them. Now, I LOVED me some Sofia, w ...more
Joyffree
Mar 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Every King 👑 needs a Queen

Victor is ruthless
Whether it's business or Pleasures of the flesh
To keep his rule imperial there is no room
For emotion
For forgiveness
For feelings
All are weakness that lead to eventual ruin
Until his newest "payment"
Sofia
His to toy with
To bend
To break

Victor grows on you 😆 he is the perfect anti-hero
Until he slips and you get a glimpse of the man behind the crown

Sofia has nothing to lose and so her brain to mouth filter lacks a bit
Her inability to control her emotions on
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Caroline - Kindle and Koffee Book Blog
First dip in the Mafia pool for this talented author, NAILED IT!!

I was not the least bit surprised that Sofia fell for bad boy Victor, what red bloodied woman wouldn't. Looks, money, power and a hell of a sex drive, now that's a man I could sleep beside at night.

As young as she was in age, Sofia to me was an old soul. She saw so much devastation not only in her town and country but in her own home losing her mother at such a young age. I loved the way she stood up to Victor. It showed a true fi
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 Mary ❤️ DBO
The Devil's Plaything by Dani Rene'

4, 5 STARS

The Devil's Plaything is a dark mafia romance and it is written in dual POV.

Victor is the King of Colombia. He is ruthless, brutal, arrogant, cocky and an🔥 a$$hole. He never forgives if someone stoles from him.
Sofia's father works for Victor. She is a beautiful young girl, sweet and innocent, but unfortunately, she is ill. She needs money for her medication, so her father needs to stoles from Victor.
Victor finds out, and takes Sofia as leverage.
You th
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Dani is a USA Today Bestselling Author of dark and deviant romance with a seductive edge.

Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, she now lives in the UK with her better half who does all the cooking while she writes all the words.

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