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His Kingdom

(Mafia Made #1)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  233 ratings  ·  81 reviews
From USA Today Bestselling Author KL Donn comes an all-new dark mafia series, co-written with Award Winning Author E.M. Shue. His Kingdom is book 1 in the Mafia Made Series.

What Natale wants, he always gets. And Posy is his most wanted.
Natale Morello lives and breathes darkness. His family is the most feared mafia in Italy, which makes living in America harder.
Until he sp
122 pages
Published February 23rd 2021
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Feb 23, 2021 rated it did not like it
Shelves: e-books
Ah, nah. This just didn't do it for me. Besides the fact that Natale just didn't strike me as man enough for the role he was given the overlying abuse story for Posy was strained to unbelievable.

The overdrama was eye rolling. Natale is 17 years old. He says "I've waited my whole life for you" to Posy a few days after meeting her. That's a long time there, kid. Sorry it took so long for y'all to find each other.

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Feb 23, 2021 rated it liked it
"Posy is my kingdom and the only one I’ll ever need."
His Kingdom was a quick read that i enjoyed. The abuse that Posy suffered was absolutely tragic.
Feb 23, 2021 rated it it was ok
Mafia is one of my favorites and as long as it's safe for me, I usually enjoy most mafia reads.
That being said, this was a poor attempt at a mafia romance.
Mostly told not shown.
The relationship went from 0 to 100 considering how abused the heroine was.
Given the length, this was bad and I did not like it.

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Izzie d
Feb 23, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mafia
This is a dark high school romance with aspects of bullying, sexual abuse, and graphic violence. Proceed with caution. Note from author.
Totally over the top possessive Hero.
Book Snob Sue
I am always blown away by what a phenomenal and powerful writer KL Donn is, always so much emotion. There is no review I could do that would do this book justice, it was just so damn good. I’m pretty sure I wasn’t worthy enough to read this, and I am damn sure I’m not worthy enough to do a review on it...but here I am trying to do just that. There are not enough stars for how much I loved this book. And in case you didn’t already guess, this is not your typical high school romance, not even clos ...more
Granger McGringot
Trigger warning: physical and mental abuse, attempted rape, violence, manslaughter.

With all the dark-doom-and-gloom triggers, I personally thought that the MCs age wasn't appropriate. It's not that I didn't believe that teenagers didn't capable of finding serious love at such a young age. Or maybe I didn't. It's just way too young.

Well, regardless of my reservation on the MC's age and appropriateness, this book was truly a sad-mellow-full-on-pain book. Reading the misery that the h had to live a
Sandy Nikolas
Feb 23, 2021 rated it really liked it

Posy meets her soul mate when she least expects it. Natale is young, but fierce and protective. Natale is also dangerous. Posy thrives with him and his family. Gritty and a bit dark, a great beginning to a new series. Loved the epilogues!
E.M. Shue
Feb 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
A gripping, sitting on the edge of the bed story. KL has outdone herself with this five-star first in series story. I haven't read another author who can do bully romance the way that she does. Posy is a broken silent young woman that goes through so much and they system has failed in every way. Yet Posy learns to love and trust again all because of Natale. His family took her in and loved her as if she was their own. Don't get me started on Natale, for such a young guy he knew what to do and he ...more
Christina Adkins
Feb 23, 2021 rated it liked it
I liked this little story this is my first book from this author I don't know if I'll read another book from them or not I liked the main herons of the book they where good together and none of the abuse bothered me this book is right up my ally I like the dark mafia themes but there where a lot of mistakes in the writing of the book which made it infuriating to read at time's that I had to skim through the book but I really did like the book but it could have been a little better. ...more
melanie allen
Feb 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
OMG what a fantastic start to an amazing new series. His Kingdom is a Mafia romance about the Morello family. This is Natale and Posy story, a tragic and emotional read. KL Donn has created an amazing new series with down brilliant authors. I can’t wait to see how this series goes. It’s a true captivating book I couldn’t put it down. 5 STARS
Jenny B
Feb 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I cannot lie... I have a sweet spot for dark bully and a mafia read and holy wow this was a great one!!!!! I absolutely devoured every single page and sat with my mouth open once I was done. The characters were so well written and Natale was definitely the bad boy you want to hate but swoon for. Posy was the complete opposite of him yet she bloomed with his darkness. I really need book 2 now....
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Feb 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
Good Grief this story was an emotional roller coaster. Posy has been through h*ll and back.

His ability to weave himself into my mind while I’m sketching out a landscape in art is uncanny. The black charcoal of the mountains elicits thoughts of his mystical gaze and the intense way he watches me. The gentle shading of the clouds reminds me of the way he touched me as he led me out of chemistry.

I’m so in love with Natale he is protective and just plain alpha goodness. He is willing to do anything
Cassie Ashford
Feb 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
This is a new adventure with KL Donn’s writing and I loved it!

Natale is everything! His protectiveness over Posy is hot and makes his devotion to her so much better. He will literally do anything to protect her.

Natale knows now with one look that Posy will be his for life. They will marry and have children. Their connection is instant.

Posy just needs to trust that what those feelings are will be forever and true. She has been bullied far too much for too long by people at home and school.

Marcie's On The  Books
Mar 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
O.M.G! I don't know how she does it! How can an author put so much emotions in one book? Mrs. Donn always brings disturbing issues to her stories, that we need to be aware of in real life situations.

In this book, we attack bullying. For being a short novella, this book will have you crying, smiling and running into Natale Morello arms.

Natale Morello is a high school student who family is part of the Mafia. He goes to school, but has no interest in learning his studies. He knows one day, he wil
Feb 20, 2021 rated it really liked it

His Kingdom is a dark, angst-filled, high-energy, emotional read. The passion flowing across the pages of this book shows on so many different levels. K.L. Donn has started this Mafia Made Series off with a literal BANG!!

Natale Morello is a beast. He is fiercely protective of what belongs to him. The fact that he will stop at nothing to avenge those he loves is a true testament to his intense loyalty. His intelligence, experience, and lack of fear make him the perfect candiate to take over
❣ KeSa'S ♥ BoOkBlOg ♥ ObSeSsIoN ❣

First read by K.L Donn and I absouletly enjoyed it!  

Hero - Natale Morello (H) , 18/19. Man oh man did I love him ❤. He loves and protects the people he loves, and holy damn!! Does he do everything he possibly can to protect the one he loves (h) 

Heroine - Posy Ivanov, (h) , 17/18. The things that she went through, heartbreaking 💔. 

My Views - Oh Gosh, I read this book in one sitting and I went through every damn emotion. You have our H, who sees our h, getting bullied and he goes
Geeky Girl Review Cafe
Wow, I've been blown away!

It was all thanks to an Instagram review that I ended up grabbing this book. I am forever grateful for that review.

This isn't a typical romance that I would grab because it is a dark romance, with abuse and violence in the story. It's also a high school romance which again wouldn't normally be my thing.

HOWEVER!! Once I read that the FMC did not speak due to trauma in her past I found myself incredibly intrigued and I just had to find out why and how it was resolved, if
Feb 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This, this book is the perfect example of why I adore KL Donn! Posy's life is a never-ending struggle. Home life is awful, school is terrible and there doesn't seem to be a way out. All that changes when a beautiful tattooed boy steps in and changes her life. Natale doesn't know how he missed this beautiful soul, this utterly perfect girl. He knows that she is meant to be his and he will do whatever it takes to protect her and keep her safe in his arms. He was serious about that and he follows t ...more
First things first; I really like the cover of this book!
His kingdom is the first book in the ‘’mafia made’’ series. This story is short, fast paced and an enjoyable read. I read this book in one sitting and was satisfied throughout. I found the writing style easy to follow, the characters likeable and the storyline enjoyable. Natale and his family are part of the Italian mafia. Posy is a seventeen/eighteen year old girl who’s life has been hell. When Natale becomes her savour will she trust him
Feb 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I need more!!!!

Have to start out by saying this book was so much better than I even thought it was going to be. This story touched on everything I love about a good mafia book. We had Natale and while he's an alpha it's not an over the top in your face type for me she had a great job with his character and I'm hoping we get to see more of him in the future books. Posy was an interesting character to get to know since we weren't sure what to think when we first met her and then her story comes ou
Stacie Mcelrath
Apr 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So glad I bought this!

So the the first I read about this book and this author was in a newsletter from another author I read. The blurb really caught my attention but I principally read in KU because I could never afford all the books I read in a month. I saved it to my TBR and read other things. This book just would not let me go, so I ended up buying it and I am so glad I did. It was heart rending, but at the same time so heart hopeful. Natale was just the right blend of possessive, violently
Daun Hood
Feb 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is my first read by this author and I must say my attention was grabbed and kept to the very end. The behind the scenes story is enough to actually just piss you off and make you want to go and take care of Posy yourself. Posy is so withdrawn that she had actually blocked out all emotion. Natale is so sure of himself to the point of being almost too arrogant wants so much to give and show Posey all that is real and true. Coming from two totally different backgrounds can these two become one ...more
Kerry Boulanger
Feb 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I received this book in advance for a voluntary honest review. Loved it! This is a slightly different direction for KL Donn books, it takes place in high school, but all the elements that make us KL Donn fans are there. A young mafia prince, Natale, finds his princess, Posy, in the halls of high school. The moment he sees her it’s over, she’s his. Rescuing her from her tormentors, Natale, is determined to break down Posy’s walls and help her find her voice, literally. All of her life Posy has be ...more
Feb 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I loved this book so much!! KL Donn is a master storyteller. His Kingdom is the first book in a brand new series. So do yourself a favor and get this book!!

Posey has been abused and bullied her entire life, because of this she traumatically doesn’t speak. She tries to remain invisible but somehow she’s always noticed. Natale’s family is the most feared Mafia in Italy, unfortunately they’re living in America due to some Mafia business. Natale is alpha to the core. As soon as Natale sees Posey he
Mar 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
His Kingdom

Upfront this book has triggers if you’ve ever been abused. With that being said, I wish everyone had a Natale in their lives.

Posy has been abused not only by family and trusted friends but also bullied in school until Natale comes crashing into her life.

What Posey goes through and how she deals with her past and all the pain that entails, will leave you reeling. Natale, Italian to the core with an unrelenting obsession for Posy will do anything to destroy her demons even if that mean
Anna A
Mar 31, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: new-adult, mafia
I knew going into His Kingdom that it was going to be an insta-love book. It was 122 pages, only so much character development can happen in that period. But for what it was -and I knew going in what it was- I really enjoyed it. There was a good amount of conflict, no matter how believable or not. I thought the conclusion was very sweet and I really liked the inclusion of trauma the main character, Posy had. Was the representation good? Not really, I won't lie. But I have to give props to the au ...more
Feb 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic way to spend time!

I am a lover of dark romance and the tropes I love, bully and mafia!!!

Ms. Donn has started this series off with a gripping start, continuing angst, high emotion, fantastic characters, an alpha protector to die for!!!

Natale, so young, but oh so mature! Posy is one lucky lady!!!

Posy, oh my gosh. What you've dealt with! Stick with Natale! If you don't, I will!!!!

Loved the start to this new series, and chomping at the bit for #2!!!!

I received an advanced read
Mindy Chase-selder
Another 5 Star read from KL, she never disappoints us with her amazing words. She has a gift with giving us a beautifully broken heroine that builds up into a powerful QUEEN with the help of an OTT Alpha that would move heaven and earth to get, keep and protect his woman. This was definitely the case with Natale and Posy. I loved their chemistry and love for each other. I have to admit that KL's darker books are definitely some of my favorites, so seeing the build up from the harder parts of the ...more
Feb 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
His Kingdom is a work of art! Posey and Natale are fire! I felt like I knew these characters forever even by 9% of the book. The story took hold of me and lit up the world as it continued. The lengths that Natale goes to for Posey is heartwarming and crazy all at the same time. I felt this story deep in my soul. Natale learns Posey in such a way that it surpasses anything he and his family has ever done and is the prime example of not judging a book by its cover. Posey’s heart never stood a chan ...more
Feb 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Simply outstanding! Oh my this book was so delightful and Natale and Posy were fabulous together. Natale is a wonderful alpha hero and in this mafia insta love story he is all that and more. Posy made my heart hurt with her life story but she is so remarkable. This book had me riveted from the start and I couldn’t put it down. Once again KL has a hit on her hands and I wish I could give her more than five stars. I received this book as an arc for my honest opinion but you really need to read thi ...more
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Krystal writes as USA Today Bestselling Author KL Donn. Born and raised in Alberta, Canada, she has over 40 published books in differing romance genres. She enjoys making her readers cry as they go on a deep journey of love and loss through each book.

Experiencing her own insta-love at 17, Krystal has been with her husband for 16 years and they share 4 beautiful children together.
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