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With This Ring

(To Have and To Hold Duet #1)

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Scarlett

When Cristiano Grigori came for me, he didn’t come alone. He brought his army to kill the soldiers at my door and took me for himself.

He put his ring on my finger and marked me as mafia property.

His property.

My brothers thought they had wiped out the Grigori family, but Cristiano is very much alive.

And he has one purpose. Revenge.

Cristiano

The De La Cruz brothers
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Paperback, 340 pages
Published February 2nd 2021
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Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
4.5 STARS
Are you afraid of me?” he asks more quietly but no more gently. “Yes.”
He leans in close, inhales deeply. “Good. Because you should be,” he says, his lips brushing my cheek, the corner of my mouth when he does. “Because you don’t know what I want to do to you.”


I've said it before and I'll say it again; Natasha Knight books are my crack. She writes some of the most sizzling and addictive mafia romance and this one may be my favorite of hers to date!

Cristiano is a man set on
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Natasha Knight
Jan 13, 2021 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
He rescued me from one tower only to lock me in another...

With This Ring an Arranged Marriage Mafia Romance is LIVE NOW!


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Nazanin
Jul 10, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Stars

Told in dual POV, 1st person, it’s the first installment in the "To Have and To Hold" Duet and ends on a cliffhanger. In my opinion, most of Natasha Knight’s books have a similar plot but every time I read them, I enjoyed them. But in this one the banter between the MCs was something else, it made me smile. I liked Scarlett’s fierce attitude, it made her perfect for Cristiano. He had a soft spot for Scarlett, well, let’s say most of the time. "With This Ring" isn’t that dark but it has da
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Krazyʕ•ᴥ•ʔKoala
Wow, this must be 3rd or 4th book I have DNFed in row. Nothing wrong with this book except few errors in the Kindle edition, I even liked the starting (which is surprising given that I hate Mafia romances) but once into the book I didn't want to continue reading because it feels like I have read this story already 1000 times before-nothing new and after a while, I just lost interest and was pretty much skimming through the book, so I am like Why not just DNF it? Though I can give it a try again. ...more
Dora Koutsoukou
Feb 23, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4,5 ❤️❤️🖤🖤⚡️💥⚡️🌟🌟🌟🌟s❗️❗️❣️❣️

I was invested in the first part of this duet from the first page to the last!

Cristiano was a great hero, strong, cold, his main focus was avenging all the people who were responsible for executing his family. I liked how he was protective over Scarlett, while he didn’t admit to himself, while their relationship was evolving.

Scarlett was a strong character, had been through some ugly situations but she was thoughtful and caring.

The story was very well written, inten
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25 Readings Or More
4.75
You should know by now that Natasha Knight is one of my favorite author: from the moment i found out about her, with Salvatore, i read almost every book she released in these years.
She always makes me fall in love deeply with her characters.

With this ring is the first part of Cristiano and Scarlett' story.
I'm not gonna tell you anything about the story per se, because the beauty of reading a book is to discover every detail as you scroll through the pages....
But i can tell you this: it's i
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Nova B
Will rate once the duet is complete. Crossing fingers and toes that it doesn’t disappoint. Cause I have the worse luck with duets and trilogies(worse)

But I liked this one. I didn’t skip it. So that’s a good sign.

He’s 27 and she’s 22. He’s been celibate for 10 years and she’s not a virgin (I believe she was raped by her uncle)
Carla Bulian
Mar 07, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I almost didn’t finish this book. Glad I didn’t do this because I liked a lot.
It’s the same story but different environment.
It’s worth the reading.
The Girl Murdered by Her TBR
3-3.5 stars!

I had a difficulty getting into this book because almost half of the story felt flat for me and the plot went in circles that made me confused as hell. I didn't really felt connected with the characters at first but I have to continue reading the sequel because the last part really made me curious about what would happen to the story. Also, I am extremely furious on how Cristiano behaved and treated Scarlet when he discovered something about her. That scene was so degrading to the he
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Seline
Feb 23, 2021 marked it as did-not-finish  ·  review of another edition
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G
Feb 05, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars
"Funeral flowers for a wedding. An omen."
An average read, the plot was going in circles but overall not too bad.
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The Romantic Rush Blog
Natasha Knight always beautifully marries suspense and dark romance in a dramatically yummy package- and With This Ring is a twisting, intriguing page turner. Natasha is the queen of mafia marriage of convenience and captive tropes, always finding new and invigorating drama to spin in the genre.

Christiano is a compelling hero- straight away, we forgive and relish his darkness, because this is a man who has suffered at the betrayal and treachery of others. His vendetta makes him initially dangero
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Katerina
With mafia books, you have to take it with a grain of salt. Can’t expect daisies or fourth wave feminism my friends. Elements of violence, and sexual dominance are present.

So the heroine’s mafia family (brothers) murdered the hero’s family over a decade ago. She was about twelve at the time, and her youngest brother was five.

Hero only had one surviving brother. They have spent that time plotting and building their empire to get revenge. At the start of the story - she’s getting wed to another
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Bookgasms Book Blog
Jan 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ratula

Natasha Knight's stories are pure kindle crack. There is something about her amazing words that has me gripping the edge of my seat and pulling my hair in the same breath. Her writing is fabulous and her stories are addicting!! I am obsessed with Scarlett and Cristiano and their incredible story! With this Ring was dark, edgy and pure mafia goodness. I can not wait until the final book!!

Gah! Anyone will tell you that arranged marriage mafia stories are my absolute favorite trope. There is someth
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MissPetiteBrunetteBookBlog
Woah! This starts at full speed and doesn’t let go until the last page!! Taken on her wedding day, Scarlett De La Cruz’s life is going to change forever. Cristiano Grigori is going to protect and lay claim to Fiesty Scarlett whether she wants it or not. He is a mafia King who’s supposed to dispose of the cartel Princess, but can he? They may be enemies but sometimes those make the best allies...or does it? Two warring families...Only one can be on top. Who can you trust? This is fantastic dark a ...more
The Romantic Rush Blog
Natasha Knight always beautifully marries suspense and dark romance in a dramatically yummy package- and With This Ring is a twisting, intriguing page turner. Natasha is the queen of mafia marriage of convenience and captive tropes, always finding new and invigorating drama to spin in the genre.

Christiano is a compelling hero- straight away, we forgive and relish his darkness, because this is a man who has suffered at the betrayal and treachery of others. His vendetta makes him initially danger
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Shaikha
Mar 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 sparkling stars
”A virgin when what I need is to fuck a whore.”
I gasp but when he takes my lower lip between his teeth, I close my eyes and let my head fall back. He releases my lip and kisses my neck, leaving a trail of small bites to my ear.
“I’m going to make you scream,” he whispers.


”I can break you. Snap your neck. Do you know how easy it would be?”

Oh, Cristiano, you delectable man.

I loved, loved, loved every second of this book. The sizzling chemistry and banter between Scarlett and Cri
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SimplyƝì₭
You wanted an enemy Scarlett. I'll remember it.

Just Wow, Natasha is an amazing writer. This story was super epic. Mafia at it's best. It's been awhile since I enjoyed a book this much.


A solid 4.8 read for sure. I wanted Scarlet to soften, to yield to his volunerbility. It didn't happen. As I reflect there was no way it could Even as I the reader fell hard for Cristiano. I wanted his redemption and his pain. I got neither. Every time I thought he was being more human and less man on mission
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hooked_on_books
Jan 24, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
★★★𝑅𝑒𝑣𝑖𝑒𝑤★★★
(𝑨𝑹𝑪 𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒅𝒍𝒚 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒗𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒅 𝒃𝒚 𝑮𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝑴𝒆 𝑩𝒐𝒐𝒌𝒔 𝑷𝒓𝒐𝒎𝒐𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔.)
𝑅𝐴𝑇𝐼𝑁𝐺:⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4.5

𝑯𝒆’𝒔 𝒅𝒂𝒏𝒈𝒆𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒔, 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒎𝒂𝒏. 𝑫𝒆𝒂𝒅𝒍𝒚. 𝑰’𝒅 𝒌𝒏𝒐𝒘 𝒊𝒕 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒏 𝒊𝒇 𝑰 𝒔𝒂𝒘 𝒉𝒊𝒎 𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒐𝒏 𝒂 𝒏𝒐𝒓𝒎𝒂𝒍 𝒅𝒂𝒚 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒏𝒐𝒓𝒎𝒂𝒍 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒍𝒅.

I think by now it's obvious that Natasha is one of my favorite authors. She writes the best Mafia books and when i say the best i LITERALLY mean the best!!

Scarlett De La Cruz is a Cartel Princess, she was born in this world but she had no idea that she was sheltered. Until one day her life turns upside down when she i
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Dawn Higgins
Jan 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The queen of mafia does it again, she is the master at suspense and this will leave your heart pounding with how this story unfolds.

Who to trust and who is your enemy that is what you will be asking yourself through out this book, it has lots of twists that it will leave you on the edge of your seat turning the pages to find out what is going to happen next.

Scarlett is a feisty heroine that has been thrust into the mafia world because of her blood brothers but has no say in what will happen to h
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✨Lucy❣️
3 1/2

Not exactly what I meant when I agreed to be more of a versatile reader. The writing and plot are well done. It kept me invested. Might still give book 2 a try...need to read spoilers 1st. The book ended with a cliffhanger that had trigger warnings flashing.
We Like them Dark Book Blog
Jan 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2021, top-read-2021
This book was FLAWLESS. Everything about it-I’m not even mad at the cliff hanger because it was literally that perfect. Read this IMMEDIATELY. I read this all in one sitting-I physically could not put the book down it was that good. This is probably one of the best mafia romances I’ve read, and definitely one of my top reads ever.
Natasha knight has created a story that literally has me hooked-the characters, Scarlett and Cristiano possessed some of the most explosive chemistry and hatred I’ve ev
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Cécile Smits
When i received the paperback of With This Ring as a surprise gift from Natasha,i had to check my calender.
Because i needed to see if it was still Christmas.....
Giving it an honest review in return is easy:
I loved it! (Except that cliffhanger,that is.....that one’s killing me!)

Scarlett’s life went to hell when she was just 12 years old,and it’s about to get even worse.
Because after all she’s already been through,she’s being forced to marry a man she hates.
Only,before that wedding takes place,she
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Mimiorphee
Feb 01, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, 2021
4.5⭐
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First installment of Natasha Knight's new mafia duet, With This Ring took me on a twisted path of revenge where alliances and betrayal rule. 
"Whiskey at hand, hate in my heart and vengeance on my mind."


Scarlett De La Cruz, Cartel Princess is taken by the mafia leader Cristiano Grigori, the day of her arranged marriage. This rings the bell of a breathtaking journey of lust and power.
"Give Fury a little whiskey and she turns into a little kitten."

If you like a strong and sassy heroine
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Star Rating : 4 / 5 Stars

POV : Dual

Cliffhanger : Yes

Hero : Cristiano Grigori. Ruthless and Dominant , the only that kept him motivated was to avenge his family's death.

Heroine : Scarlett De Luca. An innocent Trapped in a family of criminals. I loved how sassy and strong she is!

Pace of the story : Fast

Angst Rating : 4/10

Heat Rating : 8/10

Triggers Involved : Past trauma

Plot Summary :
Christiano Grigori is one of the last
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WITH THIS RING / (TO HAVE AND TO HOLD DUET #1) Q NATASHA KNIGHT
I have really been waiting to read this book
I LOVE Natasha knights writing, I love mafia books and I had a good feeling about it
It did don’t fail
Scarlet should have been a mafia princess… instead she is a pawn in a cruel game of hatred, interests and power where family has little meaning to some of the players
But she is feisty and she is a fighter
Cristiano is a survivor of a terrible tragedy' a wrong that was made, cruelty that
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Snow
Mar 02, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked it, in general...
But I have to admit I had a trouble with the pacing...*sigh*
Heather  The Hatters
AHHHHH!!! Damn it Natasha Knight!!! With This Ring is a brand spanking new dark delicious twisted mafia read that will leave you begging for more! I find myself always jonesing for more after reading one of her books. She does such an amazing job of catching your attention from the first page. The world she weaves around you pulls you in and you are sucked in until the very last page.
Cristiano Grigori is a dark twisted soul whose family was taken from him in a very brutal fashion. He is back fr
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Tzelina
5 amazing 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤
Loved it!!!
Three Chicks
Feb 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes

I have read many of Natasha Knight’s book and With This Ring was by far the best one yet. I don’t know if it was the strong heroine, the sexy alpha mafia boss, the story itself or the way this book started off with a bang and completely sucked me in. I love a mafia story and Ms. Knight knows how to write a flawless one. Her words are gripping, the intensity level high, the twists and turns, lies and betrayal, not knowing who to trust and who to love. And bam just when
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Natasha Knight is the USA Today Bestselling author of Romantic Suspense and Dark Romance Novels. She has sold over half a million books and is translated into six languages. She currently lives in The Netherlands with her husband and two daughters and when she’s not writing, she’s walking in the woods listening to a book, sitting in a corner reading or off exploring the world as often as she can g ...more

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