/ Arc Review / Tempt Me / A Dark Billionaire Mafia Romance (Dark Odyssey Book 1) by Faith Summers / Khardine Gray / – Beckie Bookworm

ARC REVIEW

Release Date-May 31st 2020 
Genre-Enemies to lovers Mafia Romance
Kindle Edition-384 Pages

Love is a weakness for a man like me…

Two years ago my enemies murdered my wife. They took away the mother of my newborn son. That’s how I became the beast…

A merciless, heartless, soulless creature.

That’s why I made the deal with Ava:
Take her to repay her father’s debt…

I couldn’t resist. Not when I saw she feared me as much as she wanted me. I wanted the beauty, a woman nearly half my age. I wanted to own her and possess her. Then I wanted more. More than her obedience and submission.

I wanted her body, heart, mind and soul.

I never knew I was signing my death warrant when our paths collided. I never knew who she truly was: A Bratva princess who’s supposed to be a ghost.

Her dark secrets unearth old enemies who want her dead.

I’m Vincent Giordano, underboss to the Giordano family . I should know better than to start a war. I should know better than to let love into my cold heart. This isn’t a fairytale. When she kisses me I won’t turn into a prince. I’ll still be the beast. Yet, I can’t let them take her.

I just don’t know what it will cost me this time.

Tempt Me is a DARK standalone, single dad, mafia billionaire romance in the Dark Odyssey series. If you love a filthy-mouthed, possessive Alpha you will love this.
CAUTION: Be prepared for one wild, steamy ride. Read at your own risk.

MY REVIEW
Tempt Me: A Dark Billionaire Mafia Romance by Faith Summers
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is mafia age-gap romance. It’s described as dark but I didn’t find the romance with this one dark at all. It’s all the other stuff related to Ava and Vincent’s pasts that actually brings the dark flavour with this. Vincent takes Ava for a debt her father owes him and though originally she was only meant to be payment he finds himself drawn to her against his better judgement. Ava despite her past also feels a connection with Vincent. Both the main characters here have things in their pasts that are now affecting there present. Vincent with the death of his wife and Ava with a buried identity she is still running and hiding from. Both trying so hard to bury their feelings especially Vincent who since his wife’s death the only thing that has mattered to him is his young son Timothy and his work. So this one was emotional and twisty an easy page-turner. I liked both Vincent and Ava but did get frustrated sometimes with Vincent and some of his behaviours. Especially as with him being much older than Ava I thought he should act more mature rather than taking his uncertain moods out on her. He was 44 and she was 26 (so 18 years). I felt for poor Ava every time Vincent let her in slightly only too completely stone-wall her later. Poor girl couldn’t do right for wrong. I’m also not a fan of the perfect dead wife trope but this was well enough written that it did to draw me in despite my aversions to the trope itself. I did have some slight niggles though. I’m not sure I was fully convinced regarding Vincent’s feelings. Ava yes, but Vincent just seemed a bit lacklustre especially how he had waxed lyrical over his first wife. Regarding his interactions with Ava well beside the sexual which was certainly hot It all just all seemed a bit bland in comparison. Almost like Ava was second best. He should have definitely done some major on his knees grovelling for his past actions and pledging his undying devotion that would have gone a great way to convincing me he was all in here. I also thought there should have been a lot less dead wife and more cutesy son Timothy. Despite the above, I still enjoyed this and though this is book 4 in a series it can easily be read as a standalone. It was very well written, engaging and seriously sexy and that’s on top of all the suspense and edge of your seat moments. So I couldn’t decide if this was a 3 or 4 star read for me I’ve gone with the 4 as even with my niggles it was well written and I enjoyed it a lot despite my nitpicks which were mostly personal. I will definitely check out the other books in this series.

I voluntarily reviewed a copy of Tempt Me.

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AMAZON US

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/ Arc Review / Tempt Me / A Dark Billionaire Mafia Romance (Dark Odyssey Book 1) by Faith Summers / Khardine Gray / – Beckie Bookworm

ARC REVIEW

Release Date-May 31st 2020 
Genre-Enemies to lovers Mafia Romance
Kindle Edition-384 Pages

Love is a weakness for a man like me…

Two years ago my enemies murdered my wife. They took away the mother of my newborn son. That’s how I became the beast…

A merciless, heartless, soulless creature.

That’s why I made the deal with Ava:
Take her to repay her father’s debt…

I couldn’t resist. Not when I saw she feared me as much as she wanted me. I wanted the beauty, a woman nearly half my age. I wanted to own her and possess her. Then I wanted more. More than her obedience and submission.

I wanted her body, heart, mind and soul.

I never knew I was signing my death warrant when our paths collided. I never knew who she truly was: A Bratva princess who’s supposed to be a ghost.

Her dark secrets unearth old enemies who want her dead.

I’m Vincent Giordano, underboss to the Giordano family . I should know better than to start a war. I should know better than to let love into my cold heart. This isn’t a fairytale. When she kisses me I won’t turn into a prince. I’ll still be the beast. Yet, I can’t let them take her.

I just don’t know what it will cost me this time.

Tempt Me is a DARK standalone, single dad, mafia billionaire romance in the Dark Odyssey series. If you love a filthy-mouthed, possessive Alpha you will love this.
CAUTION: Be prepared for one wild, steamy ride. Read at your own risk.

MY REVIEW
Tempt Me: A Dark Billionaire Mafia Romance by Faith Summers
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is mafia age-gap romance. It’s described as dark but I didn’t find the romance with this one dark at all. It’s all the other stuff related to Ava and Vincent’s pasts that actually brings the dark flavour with this. Vincent takes Ava for a debt her father owes him and though originally she was only meant to be payment he finds himself drawn to her against his better judgement. Ava despite her past also feels a connection with Vincent. Both the main characters here have things in their pasts that are now affecting there present. Vincent with the death of his wife and Ava with a buried identity she is still running and hiding from. Both trying so hard to bury their feelings especially Vincent who since his wife’s death the only thing that has mattered to him is his young son Timothy and his work. So this one was emotional and twisty an easy page-turner. I liked both Vincent and Ava but did get frustrated sometimes with Vincent and some of his behaviours. Especially as with him being much older than Ava I thought he should act more mature rather than taking his uncertain moods out on her. He was 44 and she was 26 (so 18 years). I felt for poor Ava every time Vincent let her in slightly only too completely stone-wall her later. Poor girl couldn’t do right for wrong. I’m also not a fan of the perfect dead wife trope but this was well enough written that it did to draw me in despite my aversions to the trope itself. I did have some slight niggles though. I’m not sure I was fully convinced regarding Vincent’s feelings. Ava yes, but Vincent just seemed a bit lacklustre especially how he had waxed lyrical over his first wife. Regarding his interactions with Ava well beside the sexual which was certainly hot It all just all seemed a bit bland in comparison. Almost like Ava was second best. He should have definitely done some major on his knees grovelling for his past actions and pledging his undying devotion that would have gone a great way to convincing me he was all in here. I also thought there should have been a lot less dead wife and more cutesy son Timothy. Despite the above, I still enjoyed this and though this is book 4 in a series it can easily be read as a standalone. It was very well written, engaging and seriously sexy and that’s on top of all the suspense and edge of your seat moments. So I couldn’t decide if this was a 3 or 4 star read for me I’ve gone with the 4 as even with my niggles it was well written and I enjoyed it a lot despite my nitpicks which were mostly personal. I will definitely check out the other books in this series.

I voluntarily reviewed a copy of Tempt Me.

 AMAZON UK
AMAZON US

STALK ME

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