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Finley's Claim: A Dark Mafia Romance (Cosa Nostra Institute Book 1)

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Published May 1st 2021
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Melluvsbooks
May 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
Oooh, college mafia? Yep. A bit far-fetched? Absolutely. Did I devour it? You betcha! 😍 Fantastic lead off to a series ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


What I loved:

• h is a 20-yr old numbers and hacker prodigy with her v-card - she's clever, brave, and vulnerable. I loved that she managed to be strong without flashing a gun or throwing down with the dudes. 🥰

• the H is a mafia Prince - he's a j/p alpha - aggressive, fierce, and protective 😍 - struggling to find his place independent of his father

• lots of mafia business
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Felicia
May 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Finley's Claim by Atlas Rose and Raven Scott is a dark mafia romance. This is the first book in the Cosa Nostra Institute series.

This is the first book of Atlas and Raven's that I have read it definitely won't by last. I was hooked from the very beginning and couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next. I loved the chemistry between Anna and Finley. Their relationship is messy but you couldn't help but root for them. I really enjoyed getting both of their points of view throughout the bo
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Kellie
May 11, 2021 rated it did not like it
After reading this book from beginning to the end, I can say that this is 100% a knock-off of Sophie Lark's Kingmaker series! The setting of a mafia-only school located on an island that one can't leave is the exact same setting for the Kingmakers series. The Kingmakers series and plot line was announced back in December 2020. The Heir, the 1st book on the Kingmakers series, was published March 31, 2021,where this book was published on May 1, 2021. One can clearly see who came up with the origin ...more
M. Mendes Bookstagram
Jun 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Wow…so much drama, angst, rivalry, secrets, revelations, surprises, and so much more. Finley’s Claim is a fast paced action filled mafia story in the Costa Nostra Institute series. Finley’s Claim is the first book in the Costa Nostra Institute Series so it ends with a cliffhanger. While some of the story is resolved there are some parts that are left open and I am assuming will be a running theme that will get answered in another part of the series. Atlas Rose and Raven Scott are both great writ ...more
Ris
May 27, 2021 rated it really liked it
Two words. Ready? College Mafia! *chef kiss* A little not realistic? Yes. However, Raven Scott and her co author makes it work! I loved Finley. I loved Anna. I loved how the relationship built. I’m very interested to read about the others. The ending was a little too much information all at once for a minute and I did have to go back and re read parts just to make sure I understood but other than that I really enjoyed this book. I look forward to reading the others in this series.
Michaela
May 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
What a ride. The author has you on your toes. I couldn’t put the book down. Anna’s and Finley story is explosive. They face many bumps on the road but will they overcome them or will it claim their attraction?
Sabrina Miranda
May 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Organized crime for the win!

I didn’t want this to end! I took my time with the ending of this book because I was dreading the end. I need more of Anna and Fin! The whole story was fabulous and I need more of everything!
Ronnie H
I’m wondering if i read the same book as the others who left reviews. The plot was extremely confusing and far fetched. The author could have left it much simpler and it would have been better. There were far too many secondary characters which added to the confusion. At 60% i started skimming because i wanted a romance not a whatever this was. H was amazing and claimy.
Kristy
May 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Death waits for know one death is around every corner deceit and danger everywhere and the secrets well they will test all loyalties even ones made in blood.

Finley Salvatore heir to the Don is cruel in his own write but his father is worse. Fin has a dangerous edgy charm to him hes very possessive and obsessive about one thing in his life Anna Edden the daughter to his father's money launder she's smarter then her father and more intriguing she dosen't belong on and island full of corrupt, vile
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Debbie
Apr 30, 2021 rated it really liked it
I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

Finley's Claim is the first book in a new series by Atlas Rose and Raven Scott. The series, Cosa Nostra Institute, revolves around a school for the next generation of mafia. Finley Salvatore is the son of the infamous and ruthless Dominic Salvatore. His father is out for war after his Finley's mom and his wife is assassinated.

Anna Shaw is the beautiful daughter of Dillon Shaw, the money launderer of the Salvator
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Yoneidis
Finley and Anna know each other bc their fathers work together, well Anna’s father launders money for Finley’s father, while their children become friends.
But after the death of Finley’s mother, things change. Finley distance himself from Anna, and her father decides that it’s time to escape from that family before the coming war ends up affecting them. But before that they “kidnap“ some millions from Finley’s dad who instructs his son to stay close to Anna and find out where the money is.
In the
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Karly Wise
May 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
TRIGGER WARNINGS: This book has or mentions the following, Sex, Murder, Rape, Abuse, and Drugging. This book is not for the faint of heart.

Annalise Shaw, AKA The Ghost, a brilliant hacker and money launderer, quite and sweet. Finley Salvatore, AKA Cosa Nostra Prince, a mafia heir, ruthless and protective. A threat against both of them, and decisions that could change both of their lives.

Wow, wow, wow!🥵🔥
College Mafia Romance- Check
Sexy, protective alpha male-Check
Amazing Story Line, and Writing
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Lucid Quill
May 14, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-reads
Good start for what's going to be an interesting series!

This was a pretty quick read for me, save for a couple areas I got a little confused because we get a lot of characters in this first book and I for one have trouble tracking a large cast of characters. I'm guessing it's a bit of a set up for the remainder of the series so we got a lot of information. I liked Fin, he was a pretty sturdy character if not a little indecisive, and occasionally abrasive. Anna was kind of awkward which makes se
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Kay Cee
May 25, 2021 rated it it was ok
I really hate to see this. First I thought maybe it was just an unfortunate coincidence that this is the same premise as Sophie Larks' Kingmaker series, but the setting is the same. The h's name is the same. The whole premise of the school for mafia royalty...its just too close to be accidental. However, to review this on its own merits, I would have to say that I liked the development of the male protagonist. However the other characters are sort of just thrown together to get you to the next b ...more
Shyla S
Jun 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
This is the first book of Atlas and Raven's... And they had me hooked from the beginning. I couldnt put this down... I had to see how everything would play out till the end.

𝙃𝙚𝙧𝙤/𝙃𝙚𝙧𝙤𝙞𝙣𝙚 = Finley Salvatore and Anna Shaw
𝘾𝙡𝙞𝙛𝙛𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙚𝙧 = Yes, sort of
𝙎𝙩𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙖𝙡𝙤𝙣𝙚/𝙎𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙨? = Book 1 of a series.
𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙢𝙚(𝙨) = college, mafia, alpha male, dark romance, violence, sexual assault, murder mystery
𝙃𝙚𝙖𝙩 𝙇𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙡 = 🔥🔥🔥🔥
𝙎𝙩𝙖𝙧 𝙍𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 = ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This story is filled with drama, angst, rivalry, secrets, deception, and so much mo
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Marlene Davis
Apr 28, 2021 rated it really liked it
Son of Mafia family, Finley Salvatore has fallen for the daughter of the man who launders the family's ill-gotten gains, Anna Shaw. They met when she accompanied her father, Dillon, to see his father about converting some of the money to crypto-currency, which she had to explain to the senior Salvatore boss....but her father wasn't the brains behind all the money laundering, it was Anna...so when his father wanted to move his money into his accounts, Dillon tried to explain that it would take ti ...more
Nicole Henderson
Apr 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Well it looks like where going to get to see a different form of the Mafia and its going to be coming from their kids prospective. But when I say kids they are young adults in their earlier twenties not teens. This book is about Anna the genius for numbers and code and Finley a mafia bosses son. So the book starts with Anna stumbling across her dads work and comes up with ways to make it more efficient, this is where and how she meets Finley. But eventually her dad wants out but to leave the Maf ...more
Carol 27
May 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
Cosa Nostra Institute: where the heirs of the institute’s founding families are sent to learn the ins and out of the business of crime – mafia-style. That, and to make alliances – both for business and pleasure.

I enjoyed Anna’s character when she was in her element – doing what she excels at as a hacker and as the Ghost. For a clever and intelligent young woman though, she was endlessly at war with herself as her common sense fought what her body desired most – Finley Salvatore. Fin however, sh
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Charlotte
May 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A read the Novella - Finley's Allegiance before this book and whilst i liked that the full book just takes that up a notch. Finley and Anna's relationship started out because their father's work together or more to the point Anna's father is a money launderer for Finley's father who is the head of a Mafia Family. Friendship and obsession come to head when Anna is enrolled at the Cosa Nostra Institute. A school full of the next generation of Mafia Families. A dangerous place where alliances are m ...more
Daisy Sauceda
Apr 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Atlas Rose and Raven Scott are amazing and they bring you the Cosa Nostra Institute. Now I have yet to read a book about a school for the mafia. Now I bet you are thinking uh how is this going to work. I imagine all out chaos or everything is off limits and nothing can happen right. Well Anna chose to go to school here to help her and her dad to get away from the Salvatores. Unfortunately Finley is going to keep an eye on her. Only we find out that Finley has a thing for Anna only his father is ...more
Susana Sousa
Apr 29, 2021 rated it really liked it
Finley's Claim it's the first installment in the Cosa Nostra Institute, an elite academy for the rich and powerful/criminal, an alleged/not so much safe haven where they learn how to navigate their hazardous and infamous (or not) world. This is the set for Anna Shaw and Finley's Salvatore tale: the daughter of the family's money launderer (with his own agenda) and the son of the family's Don, these two find themselves deeply entwined in a environment of secrets, machinations, rivalries, a web of ...more
Fiona
May 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
What a fantastic, gripping book! It had me hooked from the start! Anna and her dad have gotten involved with the Salvatore Mafia family laundering money. They want to get out but with the Mafia there is no way out. The only option is for Anna to go to “The Island” where she will meet a contact who will help her and her father disappear. The head of the Salvatore family sends his son Finley to watch Anna’s every move but whilst there her life is in danger and neither Finley nor Anna can deny the ...more
H
May 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This was a deliciously dark mafia romantic suspense. I have read mafia stories before but never one that involved the younger up and coming generation and never at a school for mafia kids. I just loved this story and all of its characters. Anna is a great heroine - naïve yes but underneath it all she has an inner strength. And Finley - what a terrific bad boy hero. His feelings and desire for Anna were so strong and deep as was his alpha personality but I also loved how you got to see his vulner ...more
Sharon
Jun 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, mafia
This is the first book in the Cosa Nostra Institute and it is one dark mafia read that gives readers Fin and Anna’s story. From the beginning, one cannot help but be captivated by Finley and Anna as they come from two very different worlds that collide in an unexpected way. Finley is the son of the head of the Salvatore family and is in training to follow in his father’s footsteps. Anna is the daughter of the accountant who is laundering money for the Salvatore family. She is super intelligent b ...more
Marcie
Apr 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Excuse me while I kick myself for not reading anything by this duo sooner!! There is no reading this one, it’s an experience that will grab you by the throat, hold you to the very end and leave you begging for more. Atlas and Raven pulled me in from the beginning with Anna and Finley’s story. I was intrigued with how this brilliant and innocent girl was pulled into Finley’s dark and twisted one. As the plot progressed, the chemistry (and tension) between these two were so high that when it blew ...more
Carmela Dimattia
Apr 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I loved everything about Finley’s Claim. It is a dark, mafia read and Finley and Anna were always destined to be together although they are from very different worlds with very different expectations from their family. This book had a very interesting story which is not your usual mafia read and it had lots of interesting characters with their own agenda in attending the Casa Nostra Institute which is basically a learning facility for mafia/criminal heirs. I am a big fan of Raven Scott who has a ...more
Leanne Bryson
May 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Finley Salvatore is the only son of an Irish mother and Italian mob father. His father is ruthless, brutal, and unforgiving. Finley's father thinks he has been betrayed by his money launderer and is determined to get back his money and get his revenge on the man. Anna Eden is the money launderer's daughter. Smart, calculating, and obsessed with Finley and he is obsessed with her. To protect her, Anna's father demands she be sent to the Cosa Nostra Institute, where the different mafia organizatio ...more
Autumn Madrid
May 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
This is book 1 in the Cosa Nostra Institute and is a dark mafia romance.

These are two new to me authors and I was pleasantly surprised by their writing. I loved the overall storyline. It was definitely a different take on the 5 families in cosa nostra.
I loved Finley! He was misunderstood and just wanted to be accepted by his father after his mother was killed. It’s a long road of hurdles to get through.
Anna is a money laundering genius who helps her father in their line of work and is left try
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Faith89
May 17, 2021 rated it really liked it

Finley Salvatore heir to a mafia kingdom. When it comes to Anna Eden possessive and obsessed and will destroy anyone who hurts her. Anna is smart, numbers are her thing. She and her father launder money for the Salvatores. Anna is the real brains behind the operation. She is attracted to Fin but also fears him.
Dominic Salvatore is the head of family and is beyond cruel. He thinks Anna and her father can’t be trusted. He sends Anna to The Costra Nostra, an island school that teaches the sons and
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