I Want The One Girl I Can’t Have…

Zoe Romera is trapped in a marriage contract with the most sadistic psychopath at Kingmakers.

She couldn’t be more off-limits. Stealing her from Rocco Prince would break the most ironclad rules of the mafia world.

But I have to have her. She’s my soulmate. I want her, or no one at all.

I’ll do anything to save her. Rocco will do anything to destroy her.

I’ve got one chance to achieve the impossible…

“The Rebel” is is the second book in the epic dark mafia Kingmakers series. It’s a forbidden romance, full of jealousy, desire, and a hero who will do anything to save the woman he loves.

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Series: Kingmakers #2

My Rating: ★★⋆

I’m going to keep this short and sweet. I devoured this book in one sitting. I must admit I didn’t hate it but I didn’t love it either. It was middle of the road for me; kept me engaged to finish it easily but lacked some of the detail to make it a really good read. I have to confess that I did not read their parents’ books and I didn’t read book one of the series so maybe that robbed me of the satisfaction I may have gotten from the story had I read them? I don’t know but I can’t help but wonder if that may have a part to play in my rating of this book.

Let’s start with what I loved;

I loved how protective Zoe was of her sister. I loved how strong she was and was not a shit taker as it were especially when she had to stand against Rocco. I loved their circle of friends and I look forward to reading their story especially Chay and Ozzy and I really look forward to reading Hedeon’s story and who it is he’s searching for. I loved Miles something fierce. He was the best boyfriend a girl could ask for. He fought for his girl and played with her big boys to get what he wanted. He was a sweetheart despite being a mafia heir, he came from a loving family that by all society measures, almost seemed normal.

What I didn’t like; I felt like I was missing something. Again, that’s probably my fault for not reading the previous books. I would have loved to see why Rocco’s parents were so indifferent to their son’s craziness. How I loved so see Cath grow, it took me by surprised how she went from the shy, quiet, wall-swallow-me fly on the wall kind of person to being what she was to handle Rocco. Then again, she did have lessons, so I guess its plausible. Who know? I do wish some holes in the story could have been fleshed out. Like the conversation Miles would have had to break the good news to Zoe, the meeting of the parents etc.

All in all, while I loved the story, the questions left unanswered felt like an integral part of the story and should have been fleshed out. I enjoyed it enough that I will definitely be reading the next book. I can’t wait to see why Dean and Cat get up to.

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