Title: Dark Mafia Prince
Author: Annika Martin
Genre: Dark Mafia Romance
Release Date: June 28, 2016
THE DARK MAFIA PRINCE IS BACK TO RECLAIM ALL THAT HER FAMILY STOLE.
Don’t look at me like that. So trusting.
Like you think I’m not a monster.
Like I won’t wrap your hair in my fist and bend you to my will.
Like I won’t sacrifice you, piece by piece, to save my brother.
I’m the most dangerous enemy you’ll ever have because every time you look at me, you see somebody good. That friend who died.
And when you look at me like that, I die again.
I spent years making myself invisible.
A good girl, apart from the noise. Then you came back, beautiful and deadly in your Armani suit.
Don’t look at me like you still know me, you say.
But I remember your smile and those sunny days.
Before they lowered your small casket into the ground.
Before they told us the prince was dead.
Aleksio has been on the run since he was a young boy, ever since his parent's were murdered. Presumed dead by every one other than the man after him, he lived a hard life. But now he's back to get his revenge on the man responsible for his "death." And if he has to go through the mans daughter to get his vengeance, so be it. The Prince has risen, and no one is safe.
June has just been a really good month for me to discover new authors. I'm always a little hesitant when I'm reading an author I haven't read before, but so far it's worked out for me wonderfully lately, and Annika Martin is another example of why you should always try something new. I enjoyed her style of writing, and it kept me captivated for a few hours. Basically, anything that can make me ignore reality while three kids are running around my house is a thumbs up in my book.
My three star rating was because I went in to this book expecting a romance, which it was, but not enough for my liking. The majority of the book was focused on Aleksio and his hunt, rather than his interactions with Mira. I would have liked to see more of them together before the end since that's what I had my hopes set on.
My expectations got the better of me, but if you start this book without and hopes of a grand romance, I think you will thoroughly enjoy it. Yes, I was a little disappointed by the lack of scenes with both Aleksio and Mira, but the suspense of the book is what kept it good. I loved getting to see Aleksio and his brother search for answers and I never knew what they would do. I love when a character is unpredictable and it makes you pay attention to them to see how far they'd go to get what they want.
Bottom line, I think anyone that is obsessed with Mafia books like I am should give this a chance. Aleksio wasn't the typical Mafia Prince so I think many people will be surprised by him and his story. Dark Mafia Prince can be read as a standalone but I think by the end you'll be dying for the next story, just like I am.
Annika Martin is a NYT bestselling author who enjoys writing dirty stories about dangerous criminals! She loves helping animals and kicking snow clumps off the bottom of cars around the streets of Minneapolis, and in her spare time she writes as the RITA award-winning author Carolyn Crane.