She kicked me in the nuts at her sister’s wedding. I vowed to make her my bride.
I’m a man who gets what he wants. No matter what it takes. Punto. And I want Nicky Baldi.
The only woman who said no to me.
The forced to become Mafia princess who hates our kind.
The firecracker that thinks she can burn me away.
She tries to play me, but she doesn’t know what she’s up against.
I’m Domenico Lanza, little kitten. Wait until you get a taste of what The Italian Dom can do to you…and your body.
And when she learns I’m the only winner in our hate game
When she submits to me, the only man she’ll ever beg and purr under, I’ll give her everything
But first…revenge is in order.
The Italian Dom is an enemies to lovers, age gap, forced marriage Mafia Romance. If you loved Enzio or Tino, you’ll love Domenico, too.
Series: The Italians #5
My Rating: ★★★★
The Italian dom4*
Seriously? What is it with authors and those freaking cliffhangers? I have been obsessed with this series from the jump; since Tino’s crazy obsessive days.
This is the story I’ve been waiting for without even realising. Nicole is the sister that everyone deserves. Honestly. The trauma that she has suffered, especially at the hands of the person who should have protected her the most is just heart breaking.
Riddled with self-loathing, hatred, fear, insecurities, the only thing she knows for sure is that she never wants to be at the mercy of any man again. Every man in her life has disappointed her in one way or another. All she wants is for her sister to be safe, get herself an education and a career so she can live her life…mob-free.
The problem is she doesn’t know how to live. Her 21 years of life have been made of nothing but survival. She is suspicious of every good deed and everyone. Especially when Dom seems to exhibit the same possessive and obsessive tendencies that she so hates in Tino with her. She fights. Does everything in her power to resist.
Unfortunately for her, Dom has decided he wants her. And he is prepared to play dirty to get her. And dirty he does play. He lies, manipulates every situation at his disposal to make her his. His demons recognise hers. And for the first time in his 44 years, he sees something akin to peace in her. And dammit he wants it all.
The trauma, the pain, the fear in this book was palpable. It was so intense, and I think Nicole’s character was written really well. While she came across as childish and almost unreasonable at times, it was believable considering her childhood. She craved emotional security that she was denied as a little girl, yet recognised that she wasn’t a little girl anymore and in fact didn’t know how to receive it. So often she struggled to reconcile the two. And it was believable.
Dom’s past was just as tainted. And I can’t help but wonder why he brought Nicole to that villa, especially with a secret he was harbouring there. Does Tino know? If not, what happens to Don? Ugggg so much potential. I can’t wait to find out what happens in the next book.