The first time I saw Gabriele Vitale, some dark yearning deep inside me called to him and no matter what I did, I couldn’t stop wanting him.
He’s made it clear that he wants nothing to do with me. But sometimes there’s a flicker of interest in his eye, and it’s enough to make me know he’s lying.
When a stupid decision on my part throws us together, I get a first-hand view of the darkness he alludes to. One part of me is drawn to it. Another part of me is frightened by it. But not enough to stop from getting to know him better.
He’s like a black hole, slowly sucking me in. As the darkness consumes me, I don’t care if it destroys me.
Aria Costa is off-limits for many reasons, the least of which is that she’s Marcello Costa’s younger sister. She’s also too young and way too inexperienced to be with someone like me who enjoys dabbling in the darker side of sensuality.
My father and her brother have made it clear that I am to steer clear. And I try. But it proves impossible to erase her from my mind. Whenever she’s near, my protective instincts roar, “Mine” and I’d do whatever it takes to keep her safe.
Which is why after a foolish decision one night I’m forced to help her figure out who’s threatening her and what they want.
I’d give my life for hers, and it might very well come to that.
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We met Aria Costa in her brother Marcello's book, VOW OF REVENGE; when she visited the Sicuro Academy during her short time there, she developed a crush on Gabriele Vitale. Now that she is a student at the prestigious school, she plans on making Gabriele fall for her.
A lot is going on in this story; some you may pick up on, and some you might miss if you aren't paying close attention. I loved the suspense surrounding who was blackmailing Aria and how it drove Gabriele to surrender his feelings for her and protect her with everything he had. Honestly, the chemistry was so strong between the two of them that he was bound to give in at some point, no matter how hard he tried to stay away from her.
I had one teeny tiny disappointment with this story: not all of my questions have been answered, and I am going to assume that this storyline will kind of continue with the next book because it has to do with the Russians, and the next book involves both the Italians and the Russians.
I recommend this book to Adult readers who enjoy STEAMY Contemporary Romances, Mafia Romances, New Adult Romances, Rival Family Romances, Forced Proximity Romances, or Friends to Lovers Romances.
**I have voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Readers Copy of this book for my Blog, Nadine's Obsessed with Books**
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