Friday, January 28, 2022

The Marriage Debt by Clarissa Wild ~ Book Review with Excerpt and Giveaway


Title: The Marriage Debt
Author: Clarissa Wild
Genre: Dark Mafia Romance
Release Date: January 28, 2022


She ran from the mafia prince.
But he won’t stop until she’s his wife.

I’m Luca De Vos.
Heir to one of the most powerful mafia empires in the Netherlands.
Notorious mobster with a wicked taste for girls.
But there’s only one woman I truly wanted.
Jill Baas, mafia princess and the only woman who doesn’t want me.

She did the unforgivable and then ran away.
Now I’ll marry her sister.

Until Jill storms right back into my arms on our wedding day…
Begging me to marry her instead.

It’s a dream come true for a depraved sinner like me.
Jill Baas—the runaway bride—mine to mark, own, taint.
My wife.
I’ll put my ring on her finger…
And turn her world into a living nightmare.



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I grab her hand and press a kiss onto the top, which immediately grabs her attention … and makes the air lock in her throat.
“You think you know me, but you don’t,” I say as I look up at her from underneath my eyelashes.
“I know you hate me as much as I hate you,” she responds.
“I never said I hated you …” I reply, leaning over the tub so she can’t look away. “I hate what you’ve done to me. What you make me do.” I grab her face and inch closer and closer. “How greedy you make me.”
Her lips are wet, the steam rising from the bath drawing smoke between us. But nothing can keep me away from her.
Not even my own damn stone-cold heart.
“I want to hate you,” I murmur so close to her lips I can almost taste them. “So badly …”
“Hate is all you’ve ever shown me,” she murmurs back, her eyes completely transfixed on mine.
“If I hadn’t, there would’ve been nothing left of you.”
She sucks in a breath, her body freezing in the hot bath, her nipples growing taut as I hover so close to her face I can feel every one of her twitches just from the vibrations in the air.
“Show me then. Show me what it means not to hate.”
I press my top lip against hers, and whisper, “Kiss me and find out.”
One second.
That’s all it takes for our lips to collide and for her mouth to finally crave mine as I have craved hers. I’ve claimed her lips before, but she’s never given them to me freely. Willingly. Hungrily.
And fuck me, that makes me hungry for more.
The way she kisses me back wakes the hunter inside me.
I groan against her lips as I coax them to open, desperate for a taste. And when she does, our tongues entangle, and I kiss her deep and hard, wanting to draw out her soul.
I’ve kissed girls before, but none of them ever made me this lusty, this greedy for more.
I lean up and get closer and closer until I’m halfway into the tub with my arms, but I don’t care. The warmth only heats me up even more as I circle my tongue around and lick the roof of her mouth.
She tastes pure, divine, like everything I could ever want to ruin.
The more I have, the more I want to take, and take, and take until there’s nothing left.
I want to break every last inch of her until all she’ll ever want is me.



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4.5 Blood Debt Stars

Holy Hotness Batman! This story was soooooo freakin' hot, enemy2lovers, arraigned marriage, organized crime, blood debt that needs to be paid, BDSM, non-con and dubious con, etc. It was off the charts HOT and DARK in equal measures. 

Please know before going into this story that the author has a prequel for this book as part of the UNDERWORLD KINGS SERIES called THE WEDDING DEBT and while this can be read as a standalone I highly recommend reading the novella before this book that way you get the full background of Luca and Jill's story.

This review is a bit tricky to write because if I set this book up it spoils the first book and I don't want to do that so all I'm going to say is that this book will have you at the edge of your seat with all of the action going on both in the bedroom and out of it. A few tall glasses of ice water or heck have your BOB around if this type of book gets your motor running because the kink level is high. 

The story flowed nicely and there was a couple of major twists some you may pickup on some may surprise you, either way you'll be in for one heck of a ride.

If you enjoy Mafia Romances, Dark Romances, Enemies to Lovers Romances, Arraigned Marriage Romances, or BDSM Romances I would recommend this book to you.

Happy Reading!!!


Clarissa Wild is a New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of Dark Romance and Contemporary Romance novels. She is an avid reader and writer of swoony stories about dangerous men and feisty women. Her other loves include her hilarious husband, her two crazy but cute dogs, and her ninja cat that sometimes thinks he's a dog too. In her free time she enjoys watching all sorts of movies, playing video games, reading tons of books, and cooking her favorite meals.

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  1. It's been a while since I've read from this author and you've got me wanting to go back :) This sounds absolutely yummy!! Great review xox

    1. Thanks Natalie, it's been a while since I had read one of Clarissa's books too. I read The Wedding Debt first and then this book and now it has me wondering why it's been so long, guess it's time to visit her back list and bump a few books up on my TBR. ;)