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Beautiful Criminal

(Omertà Law #1)

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  446 ratings  ·  134 reviews
As the son of the infamous boss of the DeAngelo family, I have merciless duties expected of me. The public labels me a monster, a man without a soul, and one hated by many.
They’re not wrong, and I’m not sorry for it.
When my father orders me to marry a longtime enemy’s daughter to settle a score between our families, she did what any smart woman with a beating heart would
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Published July 13th 2020
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M.N. Forgy
May 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
A whole new Mafia series is coming soon!!
When Leona Bravado finds out she is supposed to marry her family’s enemies son she flees. Wouldn’t you? Keiran DeAngelo, the son of the DeAngelo family may not want to be married but he will find her and bring her back. Two families at war but who can win? This is a mafia enemies to lovers with a few twists that keep you reading. An enjoyable weekend read that ends in a sort of cliffhanger so be ready. Each book will be a new couple from the same world. I loved how strong Leona is and her instan ...more
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Jul 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it
I was so excited to see that this author had a new series coming out, I wasn’t disappointed as Beautiful Criminal was so so good.

Kieran and Leona has given us a story like no other. I read this in one sitting as I couldn’t put it down.

This author is epic with her MC stories and she’s just as good with mafia. Can’t wait to read more of this series.
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It's not your fault baby. No woman can resist a bad guy who is only good to her.

Beautiful criminal is the first book of the Omerta series by the best selling author M.N. forgy. Told in dual perspectives, this was one of the best Mafia Romance books I have ever read. I couldn't even think of giving it less than 5/5 stars!!

I have read many books by this author and just like all of her work, Beautiful Criminal was on hell of a rise full of
The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)

Beautiful Criminal kicks off a new series by M.N. Forgy called Omerta Law. Mafia romances are my jam so y'all know I jumped on this one!

Kieran was raised knowing he would be the underboss for his father. It was inevitable. Leona's father is gone and she is now expected to lead the Bravado family, but she wants nothing to do with the mafia life. One event causes Kieran and Leona's lives to collide and set a chain of events into motion that neither is prepared for.

Kieran is your typical play
Michelle Brace (Wicked Babes Blog Reviews)
Holy crap what a way to start a series. The twists and turns in this story, the lies, betrayals, secrets, and the ending!?!?! Yes, just yes. M.N. Forgy did such a great job giving us a story about two people who didn't want what is planned of them but the chemistry is undeniable. The more time they spend together, the more they learn of each other, the more they may learn to trust one another, just makes this a story that I couldn't get enough of. Yes this book has a cliffy but oh what a cliffy. ...more
Jul 14, 2020 rated it liked it
Ok start needs more of what I call "The Forgy Touch"

So for a Mafia book this was really on the light side. It also seemed more of just a love story and not much Mafia until 70%.

I will look forward to Leona and Kieran ruling together. Towards the end, she gave this book some nice twists, I'm looking forward to see how it all works out.

**** The Forgy Touch means more darkness and action. Hope the 2nd book will have more of both!
Sandy S
Jul 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars--BEAUTIFUL CRIMINAL is the first instalment in MN Forgy’s contemporary, adult OMERTA LAW erotic, romantic suspense, mafia series. This is heir to the DeAngelo family and underlying boss Kieran DeAngelo, and the Bravado family princess Leona Bravado’s story line.

Told from dual first person perspectives (Kieran and Leona) BEAUTIFUL CRIMINAL focuses on the upcoming war between two families in the criminal underworld-the DeAngelos and the Bravados. Fifteen years earlier, Leona Bravado’s f
Caroline F
This was a great enemies-to-lovers romance.

“Both of us silently staring at one another, imprinting one another into each other’s soul without even realizing it.”

Kieran DeAngelo and Leona Bravado are heirs to two rival mafia families. Kieran is a cold machine of a man who is his father’s son. Leona is a young woman who refuses to take over the helm of the ‘family business’ since her father’s disappearance 15 years earlier. When they are ensnared in the machinations of others, they find themselve
Jul 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So full disclosure this is my first read from M.N. Forgy... I know I know I'm an idiot 🤦 and I have some serious binge reading to do... Don't judge me! Beautiful Criminal was SO GOOD! Ya'll seriously; I could not put this book down!

"If he's a monster, then he's my monster"

The Bravado’s and the DeAngelo's are enemies & have always been enemies so when an arranged marriage is proposed between families neither Kieran nor Leona is prepared. An impulsive decision is made and instead of facing her f
Ashley Carr, LSoR
Jul 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

I’ve only read one book by this author and it was a collaboration with other authors so she had a freestanding book and I absolutely loved it so I figured I would give this a try also and I was blown away!! This story was intense, engaging and addictive. She kept me glued to my Kindle with all the twists and turns wanting to know what happens next. It is an exciting mafia romance with elements of enemies to lovers thrown in. Kieran and Lenora are heirs to rival mafia families and that
Elysian Fields
Jul 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, ku
Hot dang, this story really was a great mafia read. It had that feeling, you know the one? It is a cross because old school mafia movies and new age action/ I loved the characters, world building and the balance of action and dialogue. I found myself really invested in the characters arc and hoping that the outcome of the story lived up to the feelings I had for the characters (it did). The author did a great job of creating a new and fresh mafia world with interesting characters. I cannot wait ...more
LianaReads blog
Jul 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this story quite a lot. It’s my first book by the author and it won’t be the last for sure.
If you like mafia romance this book is definitely for you.
What I liked more was that it’s not your typical dark romance where there’s a lot of violence but it actually puts the spot on the couple and their journey to find that happily ever after.
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Jul 16, 2020 rated it really liked it

I devoured this book. It was one that once I started, I did not want to stop.

Kieran DeAngelo was brought up to be the monster that he is today. At a very young age, he wanted to be the boss, to be the one in charge, so he became what he needed to be to one day take over. Growing up in the life of an Omerta made him become a particular type of person, with a particular set of rules. But when his life plans are thrown a curveball, all bets are off. Kieran is cold and all business, with a need to
Anne Milne
Jul 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The first book in a new mafia series from one of my favourite authors. I loved this twisted tale of two families at war and the children who are left to deal with the fallout. Keiran DeAngelo has been raised to be ruthless soldier by his father. When he is told by his father he needs to marry Leona Bravado his enemy he doesn't question it so when she runs he goes to bring her back. I really enjoyed all the twists in the story they kept me guessing. Keiran is definately a product of his upbringin ...more
Dona M
Jul 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

beautiful criminal is the first book in the Omerta Law. This was a new to me author and from the blurb i had an idea it was going to be a mafia romance.

Keiran is the underboss of the deangelo Family, we are shown from an early age, keiran is exposed to the nitty gritty of mafia and he does accept his position in this violent life; whereas protecting his brother as much as he can.

Leona is the heir to Bratva circuit and she is reluctant to be a boss, a gentle soul with a backbone of a q
Many errors, rushed, and I got a bit of whiplash from how fast they went from hating each other to being in love. I should give it only 1 star, but I'm a sucker for mob stories and the hero sounded hot.. 🤷🏻‍♀️ ...more
Lynn Reynolds
Jul 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Rating: 4.5 Stars

The author starts our story in an interesting way so don't be one that skips over things in order to start the tale.

Kieran DeAngelo works in the family business. He certainly lives in an interesting family dynamic. Leona Bravado wants a better life. She's part of a family where the women are strong.

I never could figure out why our characters had to tell me what they are wearing. These two helped me to finally figure it out. It's a way for a reader to understand more about who th
Jul 07, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-tbr
Holy Betrayals!

"I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched" - Poe

This story?
Are ☝️ those words vivified

Leona believed she could save the world.
She was able to find light in the darkest of skies.
Despite her big heart, she was the opposite of a simpering heroine. She gave as good as she got.
Sure a lot of it was posturing but we all know "fake it till you make it" is more than just words

Kieran wants you to believe he is a heartless brute.
And he is- when it is neces
Jul 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, e-books
I love mafia romance books; I think it’s my most read genre! Since I’m such a lover, I couldn’t pass this book, even though I haven’t read anything from the author before. The book was really good, and I enjoyed the story very much. I’m looking forward to the rest of the series!

Kieran DeAngelo was raised to be a monster. A ruthless killer, the next in line for the DeAngelo Mafia. He’s name is well known, and he’s feared. Leona Bravado is the Queen of the east side mafia. Since her father gone mi
Karla Lopez
Jul 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was everything I love in Mafia romance, but I do love how the Hero wasn’t as detached to the heroine right away. I love how how Kieran even though he leads such a heartless life, he still wanted for Leona to fall in love with him. As soon as the opportunity arose for him to be able to marry her, he wanted her. He claimed her as his.

Their chemistry is electric and soft. They go from heated moments to very intimate moments. I do adore how much they tried to protect each other. Leona was
R.f. Greenwood
Jul 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, 2020
The first book in M.N. Forgy's new mafia series and it was so good!
I've loved all of this authors MC books so when i saw she was coming out with a mafia book i knew i had to jump on board.
It starts off with you guessing, you see Kieran at a young age and then when he is a man. A made man.
I really liked Kieran, i loved how you get to see him change as a character the more he's with Leona. I also loved how protective he was of her.
Leona i liked, she wasn't what i thought she'd be at first. I liked
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Sandy Alvarez
Jul 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
As someone who is obsessed with Mafia, I was blown away by Beautiful Criminal. This book pulled me in from start to finish. Kiernan delivered the perfect amount of alpha, which made me swoon. I love the passion between him and Leona. And Leona is no shrinking violet. That in turn makes the chemistry between her and Kiernan DeAngelo even more palpable. The push and pull between those two, combined with the twist and turns throughout their journey together, makes for one h*ll of a story. I can’t w ...more
michelle Shelly
Jul 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
You’re gonna want to read this!

This book starts off with a bang and kept me intrigued the whole way through. It’s the mafia so you know there is excitement, back stabbing and of course there is a code.

These characters Leona and Kieran are on different sides. Their families hate each other and when Leona is to wed Kieran she runs.
These two are explosive together and I love How feisty Leona is. What a great start to a series and I can’t wait where we go next.
Rhonda Ziglar
Jul 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 MY BEAUTIFUL CRIMINAL STARS!! Fantastic Start to this new series!! I read this book straight through....I was hooked from the first page. This book had it all from the feels to the sexiness, hot mafia guys and a beautiful tough woman. I can't wait for the next book....I know who I want it to be. You must read this book. ...more
Jul 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
One of the best mafia books I've read in quite awhile ...more
Nov 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars
Ashley Estep The Art of Reading
M.N. Forgy delivers and addicting story that left me needing more. Beautiful Criminal was a fantastic read that had me turning page after page.

Leona Bravado finds out she is set to marry Keiran DeAngelo, the son to her family's enemy and runs. But maybe the Keiran enjoys a good chase? Keiran was raised knowing he would be the Underboss. Lenona knew she would take over for her father, but did she expect it to be now? When these two are thrown together the sparks fly. Leona and Keiran will rule th
Jul 19, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: re-mafia-enzo

For me, this book came sooo close to a DNF! Sooo many things in this story were just 'not right'!! Totally unbelievable, full of weird contradictions.... strange, incomprehensible, illogical and/or just plain stupid. The issues I had with this story are really too many to mention. Things just didn't add up!! 🥴 {Hoe kan een verhaal, wat in de basis niet eens zo slecht was, zo verkeerd uitpakken??}
I finished the book, because.... somewhere, somehow the whole 'feel' of the story was -despite all th
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M.N. Forgy was raised in Missouri where she still lives with her family. She's a soccer mom by day and a saucy writer by night. M.N. Forgy started writing at a young age but never took it seriously until years later, as a stay-at-home mom, she opened her laptop and started writing again. As a role model for her children, she felt she couldn't live with the "what if" anymore and finally took a chan ...more

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