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/ ARC Book Review / For the Love of Luca (Chicago Syndicate, #8) / Soraya Naomi /



Release Date-17th April 2018
Genre-Mafia Romance
Kindle Edition-306 Pages

A standalone in series. Although part of the Chicago Syndicate world, For the Love of Luca is a standalone and can be enjoyed either with or without reading the rest of the series.

I’m a man who has it all: power, love, and wealth.
I’m a man who always needs to be in control.
I’m a husband.
I’m a murderer.
I’m the underboss of the Chicagoan mafia.
I keep the world that Fallon and I have created in our home safe, and I’d sacrifice anything or anyone to protect the woman I love and my high ranking position without an ounce of remorse.
Until my worst nightmare comes true and I lose control over my home and myself, posing a challenge neither Fallon nor I ever anticipated.
And I fear that being a good husband and being a good Mafioso might get one of us killed.

A standalone novel from the Chicago Syndicate world. It’s not necessary to have read book 1 and 2.

A romantic suspense in dual point of view.




For the Love of Luca by Soraya Naomi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Release Date-17/4/18

Well, I just have to say “For the love of Luca” may be my first book by this author but it definitely won’t be my last.
I was transfixed by this story throughout and my kindle was permanently attached to my hand with this right till the bitter end.
And let me tell you what a rollercoaster of emotions I experienced throughout this, my god I was a wreck by the time this eventually concluded.
So first things, this can totally be read as a standalone.
Even with this being a continuation of a previous relationship I didn’t feel lost within the narrative.
It was so easy to settle right into Luca and Fallon’s (looove that name) lives.
The whole experience was like putting on a comfortable pair of jammies (PJ’S)
It was just so easy to follow and you felt at home instantly within the storyline.

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I really enjoyed this aspect of the story, that we were dealing with an established relationship and an already accepted dynamic with warts and all.
It was refreshing to be shown a behind the scenes look after the HEA and to encounter the problems that can arise in any relationship even when events seem to be perfect and idyllic.
Now I’m a sucker for a good mafia romance and “For The Love Of Luca” ticked all my boxes and more.
There was just the right balance between the romance and the intrigue to keep me invested.
Luca and Fallon’s flaws and imperfections made them seem more alive and vibrant to me as an outside spectator.
And despite the fact that Luca behaved like a real plonker, I was still ultimately rooting for him to redeem himself for Fallon.
I was also rubbing my hands together in malicious glee when Fallon held out and made Luca grovel for her forgiveness for being such an absolute witless pillock.
He so deserved that and more.

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So this was a great read that I’m happy to give my seal of approval, it was well written kept my attention and also appealed to my love of a deep bad-boy.
Can’t believe I’ve done my old trick of starting a series backwards, it’s becoming a habit for me.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC of (For the Love of Luca (Chicago Syndicate, #8) of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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