Happy Thursday! I hope you’re all having a great week! I’ve been struggling with some wifi issues, so that’s why I haven’t managed to put up a post all week. I’d love to say I have the issues fixed, but I don’t. I’ve just managed a temporary work around. I think I’ll end up ordering a new extender before it’s all over with. Anywho, let’s talk books. Last week I had 3 5-star books for you. This week I only have one. That’s no complaint, though. Any week with a five-star read is a good reading week as far as I’m concerned.
He’s No Prince Charming…
Callum Griffin is the heir to the Irish Mafia. He’s ruthless, arrogant, and he wants to kill me.
We got off on the wrong foot when I set a (very small) fire in his house.
Our families believe a marriage pact is the only thing that will prevent all-out warfare.
I think I might need to murder him while he sleeps.
This would all be a lot easier if Callum wasn’t so damned good-looking.
But I’ve got a lockbox around my heart. Because even if I’m forced to marry him…
I could never love a brutal prince.
“Brutal Prince” is the explosive first act in the epic “Brutal Birthright” series. It’s a stand-alone Dark Mafia Romance, complete with HEA and no cliffhangers. It contains blazing hot bedroom scenes for mature readers only!!!
This book was even better than I’d been hoping for!! I devoured it.
So often with dark, mafia romances, the “hero” isn’t so much of a hero, and is often VERY ugly to the heroine in the beginning. And I knew this was enemies-to-lovers. But, I was looking to find a read that skirted the edge of the line I was comfortable with. Callum so didn’t let me down! Every bit of ugliness that Ada gets in the beginning, she’s practically begging for. I was almost concerned that I was going to like Callum and hate Ada. But, she redeems herself and has so much character growth.
An ugly turn of events in the beginning leave Ada and Callum in an arranged marriage that neither of them want. They’d much rather see each other dead. But, you get to see that loathing morph into lust and having each other’s back, to something so much more. And none of it is rushed!
The plot’s very exciting and doesn’t just revolve around their romance, but their circumstances, as you’ll see, constantly draw them closer to each other.
There are triggers to be mindful of, so check them out before picking this up if you have them. There are stalkers, kidnappings, and some nasty violence, which definitely bring on some tense moments but at the same time it never felt over the top with the angst. It was just perfection for me.
If you’re looking for a couple that goes from fighting each other to full on fighting FOR each other – even if it means death for themselves, then Callum and Ada are for you!
Have you read Brutal Prince? Have any dark romance recs? Have any recent 5-star reads?? I’d love to hear your thoughts!!