Vanessa
I wasn’t supposed to be here. Kidnapped by a stranger and forced to live in his home. So why am I drawn to my captor? Secrets from my past threaten not only myself, but now him. Do I trust the man who kidnapped me or get the hell out of Dodge?

Matteo
I’ve always done the right thing. Making decisions for myself that were more for the benefit for others. Until I meet her. What started as a good deed may turn into a kidnapping before I know it. She is the first thing I’ve ever wanted for myself. The question is, will I be able to keep her?

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Series: The Syndicates #1

My Rating:★★ ⋆

Matteo

2.5

Vanessa has been dealt a rough hand in life. No mother, no father and passed pillar to post in the foster system. When her life in foster car becomes too much, she decides to take her chances on the streets, where she survives by any means necessary. As it turns out, there are some lines she wont cross to survive. So, when she fleas from an unwanted “friend” she bumps into Matteo.

As newly appointed Capo in Queens, Matteo is a busy and important man with a big heart where women are concerned. So when he bumps into Vanessa, and later find out she swiped his wallet, he sends his men to go and find her.  He had every intention of punishing her for stealing from him, but he wasn’t prepared for the emotions she evokes in him.

UGGG! Im not sure how I feel about this book. I enjoyed it greatly. I was glued to the pages and devoured it in one sitting. However, I’m not sure about Matteo’s the alphaness. While I appreciate his gentleness with the ladies, his idea of punishment was lacklustre for my taste to be honest. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, it’s just maybe I’m jaded, and I appreciate my men a lot darker and more dominant. But that’s just a personal preference.

While it was good enough to keep me interested, it had bleak moments and honestly I could have done with a lot more action. I got the impression that the supporting characters had their stories, that I had missed, but were interwoven into this one, so that took away from my enjoyment because I felt like I was missing something throughout the book. Nonetheless, it was fun to read.

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