Sam Crescent creates the perfect mafia-based love story with this quick and sexy read. I don’t know if everyone dreams of super powerful, alpha mob bosses but I sure do and Daniel Solano is an absolute dream come true. From the moment he decided Natalie Valenti was his I completely lost my heart. Nothing is so wonderful as reading a story where the man’s mind is already made up and you as the reader have absolutely no doubts as to his feelings. And if any heroine deserves the attention and affection of a strong, confident man it is Natalie. Natalie is one special woman! Her resilience is amazing, her heart genuine and her patience astounding. In fact I did feel a little sorry for the fact that a mobster wanted her but I hoped it would all work out for the best. This story took me on a wonderfully, emotional rollercoaster ride and I loved every moment of it. If you like curvy heroines, alpha male wise guys, a cast of interesting supporting characters and some sexy scenes that will singe you, this one is a must read.
The Story: In order to keep peace amongst the families Daniel Solano agrees to marry a Valenti daughter but when it’s all but a done deal he decides he wants the younger daughter Natalie. Not everyone likes his decision and soon Natalie is in danger but Daniel will stop at nothing to protect her and convince her they belong together.
Daniel Solano has to take a wife to make sure a Mafia war doesn’t start. He must marry a Valenti daughter, but the oldest doesn’t appeal to him, even if he will do what needs to be done to keep the peace. But then he meets the youngest daughter, Natalie Valenti.
Natalie has always done whatever she could to stay out of the Mafia life, including avoiding her family most of the time. Still, she’s home for Thanksgiving—and meets Daniel.
Daniel makes it clear he will marry a Valenti—and it will be Natalie. Seeing no other choice, her father orders her to marry Daniel. She tries to fight it, to no avail. She becomes Daniel’s wife, and in doing so, is forced into the Mafia life she tried so hard to escape.
Daniel vows to take care of Natalie, so when someone places a hit on her, everything comes to a head. Daniel won’t allow anything to happen to his wife, and whoever tries will answer to him. But will Natalie ever accept this life? Can Daniel ever give her what she craves … love?