Sunday, December 20, 2015

Review: Ruthless by Michelle St. James


(Mob Boss #1)

by Michelle St. James

About The Book:

Two years out of college, Angelica Bondesan spends her time working as a barista, keeping in touch with her prodigal brother, and trying to figure out how to bridge the gap with her father, a wealthy real estate developer.

But all of that changes the night she’s kidnapped. Thrown into a windowless room, Angelica is positive there’s been some kind of mistake — until she meets Nico Vitale.

Gorgeous and frightening, Nico became the boss of New York City’s Vitale crime family after the execution style murder of his parents two years earlier. Since then he’s turned the old-school mob into a sleek, modern army of ruthless men who understand that physical violence — while always an option — isn’t the only way to get what you want.

Now Angel is forced to face the truth;

Her father is not the man she believed him to be.

Nico Vitale is dangerous, possibly lethal.

She is falling in love with Nico Vitale.

My Review:

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ruthless by Michelle St. James is the first book in her Mob Boss series. It is a great twist to the usual Mob type book I've read in that it deals with different families within the overall "Syndicate". Well-paced with great characters this story will keep you turning the pages. The chemistry between Angelica and Nico was explosive, despite her best efforts to deny the attraction. The story is interesting and twisty without being overly done. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about these two and cannot wait to clear my reading schedule and cram the next couple of books in.

Oh Angelica and Nico - what a pair - I absolutely loved this story and will DEFINITELY be reading the rest of the series!

About The Series:

(Mob Boss #2)

Angel Bondesan can't decide if Nico Vitale is the worst or best thing to ever happen to her. But it doesn't matter. 

Because it's over. 

Back in the small town where she was kidnapped, Angel grieves for her father and tries to put her feelings for Nico behind her. Then she finds out that the Vitale family is under attack by the one man who scared her more than Nico. Drawn like a moth to a flame, Angel offers Nico her help only to have the person she loves most becomes a casualty of the raging turf war. 

Now the only way to avert tragedy is to become part of the world -- and the man -- who might destroy her. From New York City to Miami to Los Angeles, Angel and Nico are on the run -- and their undeniable passion might be the most dangerous enemy of all.

(Mob Boss #3)


Angel Rossi is no longer the naive girl kidnapped by Nico Vitale. 

Now she’s the boss. 

Yet even as she takes control of her father’s empire, she mourns the loss of Nico. Whatever the circumstances of their meeting, she was in love with him. Then Nico reappears, and Angel is too furious by his duplicity to be happy he’s back. 

But when Angel is nearly killed, she’s forced to admit that someone wants her dead — and Nico, too. Soon the pair discover that a high dollar hit has been taken out on their lives by one of the only people they believed they could trust. 

Now Nico and Angel are on the run, desperate to get their hands on the one thing they can trade for their lives — and maybe a chance to begin again.

About The Author:

Michelle St. James aka Michelle Zink is the author of seven published books and six novellas. Her first series, Prophecy of the Sisters (YA), was one of Booklist's Top Ten Debut novels. Her work has also been an Indie Next selection and has appeared on prestigious lists such as the Lonestar List, New York Public Library's Stuff for the Teen Age, and Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best. Her character, Alice, won the Teen Read Awards for Best Villain against Harry Potter's Lord Voldemort. She lives in New York with too many teenagers and too many cats.

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