Thursday, April 27, 2023

Vow of Revenge (Mafia Academy) by P. Rayne ~ Book Review


The first book in P. Rayne's upcoming Mafia Academy series features an enemies-to-lovers arranged marriage between Marcelo Costa and Mirabella La Rosa while they attend college at the secretive and private Sicuro Academy.

Vow of Revenge by P. Rayne is now live!

Nothing ruins a perfect day like your dead fiancé showing up in the middle of your first class.

Mirabella La Rosa
When my father arranged for me to marry the next in line to lead the Costa crime family, I swore I'd do anything to escape that fate. I have way more to offer my family than being some man's arm candy, producing heirs, and making appearances at weddings and baptisms.
Marcelo Costa might be my fiancé, but he'll never be my husband.
Somehow, I get lucky because he and his father are killed in a car bombing. Not only do I not have to go from being a mafia princess to a mafia wife, but now I can attend college at the Sicuro Academy--an affluent private college created for mafia children like me.
I'm so excited. I've moved into my dorm room with my best friend, put on the uniform and am ready to learn. But all my plans come to a screeching halt when he shows up on campus alive and well, seeking revenge on those that crossed him.

Marcelo Costa
The look of shock on my fiancée's face when I walk into the classroom at the Sicuro Academy gives me more pleasure than it should.
Mirabella made it clear she didn't want to marry me, and she's a problem to be dealt with for sure. But now, she's the smaller of my two problems.
The only reason I'm at the Sicuro Academy is because my investigation into the bomb that killed my father and almost took me out has led me here.
So I'll allow Mirabella to stay at the academy while I track down my father's murderer, but once I've brought that person to my own particular brand of justice I'll remove her from campus and make her my wife.
And no amount of pleading on her part will change my mind.


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Marcelo and Mirabella's story starts off rocky. Well, what would you call it if you thought your Fiance was dead and suddenly he showed up at the school you were attending out of the blue like nothing happened? You see Marcelo and Mirabella were promised to one another in an arraigned marriage by their fathers, the heads of the mafia on the East Coast; Marcelo is from the North East, and Mirabella is from the South, but before they could tie the knot a car explosion supposedly took Marcelo's and his fathers lives. But now he's back to find out who set off the bomb that killed his father and to claim his bride-to-be.

Mirabella hated the fact that she was promised to Marcelo; she didn't want to marry into another Mafia Family she wanted to work for her father, but since she is a woman, there is no place for her in the family business, a fact that she hated. When Marcelo was killed, she took the opportunity to convince her father to allow her to attend Sicuro Academy for children of families like hers to learn the things they will need to succeed in their business; only once she is there, things don't go the way she thought they would.

I enjoyed learning more about Marcelo, Mirabella, and many side characters. I look forward to the next book in the series, CORRUPTING THE INNOCENT, about Mirabella's brother Antonio and her best friend Sofia.

I would recommend this book to you if you enjoy STEAMY Dark Romances, Organized Crime Romances, Arranged Marriage Romances, Forced Proximity Romances or Enemies to Lovers Romances.

Happy Reading!!!

**I have voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Readers Copy of this book for my Blog, Nadine's Obsessed with Books**


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  1. Check, check and check. I enjoy all of those things. I hope it's truly spice lol. Great review, as always! xo

    1. Thanks Natalie. No worries in the Spice department, once they get started there's no turning back LOL