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/ ARC Book Review / Blood and Secrets (The Calvetti Family) / Rose Harper /



Release Date-1st May 2018
Genre-Dark Mafia Romance
Publisher-Rose Publishing
Kindle Edition

Take a walk on the wild side with Blood and Secrets. Lovers of Meghan March’s Mount series, Amo Jones’ Devils Own Series and The Elite Kings Club, and Tillie Cole’s Scared Souls series will lose themselves in this story of all-consuming passion, vengeance, and dark dealings.

Don’t miss the first instalment in a deliciously, seductive new series from author Rose Harper.

I’m dangerous. Calculated. Bloodthirsty.
The perfect motherfucking trifecta of crazy.

The name’s Mateo Calvetti, and Brooklyn belongs to me.
My reach knows no bounds, and I always get what I want.
Including the little gem currently twisting my insides.

She’s been promised to me since birth.
Nothing anyone says will change that.
She will be mine, whether she wants it or not.
I’m going to own her. Consume her. Fuck, I may even keep her.

Yet, something comes to light I never expected in my wildest dreams.
Blood, secrets, and lies all fall around my feet.
Carina Ricci isn’t what she claims to be.
It appears she’s just as fucked up as me.

Come on, baby, let’s make them scream.
Let’s show them what happens when you anger a King and his Queen.

This is volume 1 in Blood and Secrets, and is not suitable for anyone under 18. Some portions of this will be hard to read, so be warned before continuing onward. If you do decide to read, Blood and Secrets #1, just remember: The author is not responsible for any kindle’s being set ablaze from the raw passion and heated moments between a king and his queen.



Blood and Secrets by Rose Harper
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

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Release Date-1/5/18

So I struggled a fair bit with Blood and Secrets (The Calvetti Family) hence my lower star rating.
On reflection, I’m not really convinced the blurb here reflected the overall content contained in this book.
And while on paper this actually looked like a good fit for me, in reality, this was so not the case.
there were some major red flags with this book that had I known beforehand I would have avoided like the plague.
In particular the mistress Camille and also Mateo’s blatant disregard and disrespect for his future wife’s feelings or even her reputation for that matter.
To allow his mistress to basically look down her nose at his future wife the way she did, well it absolutely boiled my blood.
I was ready to rip them both a new one I was that livid and annoyed with there contemptuous antics.
I also really disliked Mateo like detested him a lot.
He was such an arrogant dick who really needed taking down a peg or two.
I detested his holier than thou attitude.
It was like he thought he was the only one that mattered and talk about a god complex with an over-inflated ego what a douchebag.
And the way he treated Carina and referred to her as a slit, in my opinion, was just abysmal.
So, This really got to me and I had to force myself to keep reading because I was just so darn uncomfortable with the storyline.
Despite the above, I have still given this two stars as occasionally there were instances that had me intrigued against my better judgment.
I just thought ultimately this could have been executed a lot better than It was.
This wasn’t badly written just not my bag at all.
I won’t be reading the next instalment basically for the above reason that this was just a bad fit that blind-sided me as It was totally unprepared for it.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC of “Blood And Secrets (The Calvetti Family)” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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