Mafia Romance books have got to be the best in romance books for me, If you have picked correctly you have a hell of a book with everything but the kitchen sink in it. This genre for me brings the bad boys in suits, spines of steel, heart for one only, Tough loyal and just yummy, yet in reality you would run like hell if they turned their eyes on you this a pick of some of my favorites. I haven’t put them with a review as they were written a while ago, but that may change, as new and more update Mafia stories emerge.
This is my personal choice. Books I have thoroughly enjoyed.
Killing for Her BY ALEXIS ABBOTT
GENRE :::: MAFIA ROMANCE
FORMAT :::: KINDLE
PURCHASE PRICE :::: £1.99
One kill is all it takes for her to be mine.
She’s just a pawn in the Bratva’s games. An innocent prize, exchanged from one boss to another. Her perfect curves and that sparkling smile, she’d be deadly if she hadn’t been sheltered from her father’s wicked world. Now she’s being thrust into it.
A marriage to a man I know has a terrible temper and a cruel sense of torture.
She deserves better. Better than him. Better than me.
But I never said I’d save her out of the goodness in my heart.
I’ll save her. I’ll protect her.
And I will claim her. Even if it means the wrath of every family in Brighton Beach descends upon me.
This novel is a full length romantic suspense novel with no cliffhangers. Explicit language. Safe from cheating.
GENRE :::: MAFIA
FORMAT :::: KINDLE & PAPERBACK
PURCHASE PRICE :::: £2.82 & £10.99
A beautiful woman is locked in my bunker.
She stirs in me something I thought I’d long ago snuffed out: desire.
I murdered her abductor, but I’m no hero. I’m the monster they call the Angel of Death, yet she makes me feel like a man again. My hidden little secret in the cellar is a prize I won’t be throwing away.
Her luscious lips and sweet curves promise that hiding from the mafia just got a lot more exciting.
I’m not going anywhere. And neither is she.
A sexy ebook about two seventeen-year-olds—one a victim of human trafficking; the other the son of the man who enslaved her—who fall in love and question everything they ever believed…
Haven Antonelli and Carmine DeMarco grew up under vastly different circumstances. Haven, a second-generation slave, was isolated in the middle of the desert, her days full of hard work and terrifying abuse. Carmine, born into a wealthy Mafia family, lived a life of privilege and excess.
Now, a twist of fate causes their worlds to collide. Entangled in a web of secrets and lies, they learn that while different on the surface, they have more in common than anyone would think.
In a world full of chaos, where money and power rule, Haven and Carmine yearn to break free, but a string of events that began before either of them were born threatens to destroy them instead. Murder and betrayal are a way of life, and nothing comes without a price—especially not freedom. But how much will they have to sacrifice? Can they escape their pasts? And, most of all, what does it mean to be free?
This is one hell of a series, I have now read multiple times, I never Get bored reading it
Ruthless People J.J. McAvoy
Ruthless People #1…the book that started it all……
To the outside world, they look like American royalty, giving to charities, feeding the homeless, and rebuilding the city. But behind closed doors is a constant battle for dominance between two bosses, cultures, and hearts.
Ruthless People is a romantic crime fiction set in modern day Chicago and follows the life and marriage of Melody Giovanni and Liam Callahan – rivals by blood and leaders through fear. Theirs is an arranged marriage with the goal of ending years of bloodshed between the Irish and the Italians. Liam assumes he’s getting a simple-minded wife, one he can control, one who bends to his every need…he’ll soon find out that his wife to be does not fit that mold.
Melody knows exactly what type of man Liam is and would rather die than give up the power she has spent her life earning.
The mafia of the past has evolved, and with rival bosses gunning for their family, Melody and Liam will have to learn to work as one to take down those who stand in their way.
Check out more thrilling titles in the Ruthless People series:
THE UNTOUCHABLES (#2)
“One Secret, Multiple Casualties.”
AMERICAN SAVAGES (#3)
“Villains by Choice.”
A BLOODY KINGDOM (#4)
“Is it possible to have too much power?”
CORALINE + DECLAN (prequel novella that takes place 2 years before Ruthless People)
“You don’t find love; it finds you.”
Crow’S Row by Julie Hockley
For college student Emily Sheppard, the thought of spending a summer alone in New York is much more preferable than spending it in France with her parents. Just completing her freshman year at Callister University, Emily faces a quiet summer in the city slums, supporting herself by working at the campus library.
During one of her jogs through the nearby cemetery while visiting her brother Bills grave, Emily witnesses a brutal killingand then she blacks out. When Emily regains consciousness, she realizes shes been kidnapped by a young crime boss and his gang. She is hurled into a secret underworld, wondering why she is still alive and for how long.
Held captive in rural Vermont, she tries to make sense of her situation and what it means. While uncovering secrets about her brother and his untimely death, Emily falls in love with her very rich and very dangerous captor, twenty-six-year-old Cameron. She understands its a forbidden love and one that wont allow her to return to her previous life. But love may not be enough to save Emily when no one even knows she is missing.
Carter Reed (Carter Reed Series Book 1) by Tijan
Emma decided to skip the gym and went home early. It was the last easy decision she made because she found her roommate being raped by the boyfriend. She had two choices. Call the cops and be killed by his family’s mafia connections or kill him first and hope to survive. There was no choice to her. She killed the bastard first and went to the one person who could protect her. Carter Reed. He’s a weapon for the rivaling mafia family, but he’s also Emma’s secret. Not only was he best friends with her brother, but she’s the reason he became that weapon in the first place.
This book is not for the faint of heart.
Accidental Witness (Morelli Family, #1) by Sam Mariano
This is NOT NA romance.
**Obligatory trigger warning: While not wholly dark, this is at its core a DARK ROMANCE. There are no knights in shining armor to be found here.
Sensitive content not recommended for those under 18, or those who loathe the dark romance genre.
This is not a series of standalones; the characters introduced in this book are involved in the continuing story.**
This series just got better and better
The closest I ever wanted to get to him was several rows away in English class. We’d never spoken, but of course I heard the stories about his family. I know they’re dangerous. I know he’s dangerous. Vince never had a reason to notice me, anyway—until I inadvertently witnessed his first mob hit.
His family doesn’t believe in leaving witnesses alive, but Vince seems different. He knows the best thing he can do for me is stay away, but something keeps drawing us together. Despite knowing the risks of getting mixed up with him, I can’t resist. Only problem is, Vince is a package deal—you don’t get him without getting swept up in his family’s dark games.
Now entangled with a notorious Chicago crime family, will my life ever be mine again?
Wings: A Dark Mafia Romance (Gilded Cage Book 1) by Fawn Baily ( Pen name of the fabulous Isabella Starling.
Book 1 of 3 in Gilded Cage (3 Book Series)
Two brothers. One woman. And a villain out to end it all. Discover the mafia world of Gilded Cage in this full-length dark romance novel. First book in a trilogy.
There’s only one thing you need to know about Ophelia Sokolov. She was promised to me, not my brother. And I’ll do anything in my power to make her mine. She’s my future. My destiny. My f*cking property.
My name is Max Marino. My family owns this city. I kill because I have to. I f*ck because I can. And I will have Ophelia because I always have my way.
We were destined to be together. A bond that would tie our families together forever. But she fell for my younger brother… And Ryker never wanted me to have what had always meant to be mine. He took so much from me. Our parents. Our careers. But Ophelia is mine. And I’ll kill to prove it…
Fawn Bailey is the pen name of USA Today bestselling author Isabella Starling. Wings is the first book in the Gilded Cage trilogy.
Feather (FREE Gilded Cage prequel)
Wings (Gilded Cage book 1)
Flight (Gilded Cage book 2)
Nightbird (Gilded Cage book 3)
Hate Me: A mafia romance (Collateral Book 1) by L.P Lovell
A DARK READ !!!!!Book 1 of 3 in Collateral (3 Book Series)
I’m a criminal. A businessman. A cartel boss.
She’s a favor. Collateral. A pretty slave.
I have no interest in her beyond keeping her alive for the man who now owns her. And yet…I’m fascinated by the little Russian. There is no room for weakness in my world, but it appears the delicate rose has steel petals. I’m willing to bleed for a willing touch, a trusting glance…
A broken little bird. The big bad wolf. A longing that could heal or destroy.
Hate me or hold me?
King of Diamonds: A Dark Mafia Romance (Vegas Underground Book 1) by Renee Rose
I WARNED YOU.
I told you not to set foot in my casino again. I told you
to stay away. Because if I see those hips swinging around
my suite, I’ll pin you against the wall and take you hard.
And once I make you mine, I’m not gonna set you free.
I’m king of the Vegas underground and I take
what I want.
So run. Stay the hell away from my casino.
Or I’ll tie you to my bed. Put you on your knees.
So come to me, beautiful, if you dare…
Monster in His Eyes by J.M. Darhower
Book 1 of 3 in Monster in His Eyes (3 Book Series)
Bloody Fantastic Series, Hooked me from the start and all 3 of them are excellent.
Ignazio Vitale is not a good man.
I suspect it, the first time I see him, sense the air of danger that surrounds the man. He has a way of commanding attention, of taking control, of knowing what I’m thinking before I even do.
It’s alarming and alluring. It’s dark and deadly. It’s everything I’ve ever wanted but the last thing I truly need. Obsession.
It doesn’t take him long to draw me into his web, charming me into his bed and trapping me in his life, a life I know nothing about until it’s too late. He has secrets, secrets I can’t fathom, secrets that make it so I can’t walk away, no matter how much I beg him to let me go. I see it sometimes in his eyes, a darkness that’s both terrifying and thrilling. He’s a monster, wrapped up in a pretty package, and what I find when I unmask him changes everything.
I want to hate him.
Sometimes, I do.
But it doesn’t stop me from loving him, too.
AUTHOR’S NOTE: This book is intended for a mature audience only, due to some dark and erotic content.
Menace (Scarlet Scars Book 1) by
Book 1 of 2 in Scarlet Scars (2 Book Series)
Once upon a time, there was a guy who got so fed up with life that he resorted to murder and mayhem just to feel alive.
Lorenzo Gambini is bored. So f*cking bored. Most people either annoy him or avoid him, afraid to face him. Figuratively. Literally. With his face partially disfigured, scarred, he looks every bit the monster the stories make him out to be: the notorious Scar. They say he’s a sociopath. Maybe he’s a psychopath. Whatever path he’s on, people tend to stay far away from it.
Until one day, a young woman bumps right into him–a woman just as fed up with life, but for much different reasons. With a Scarlet Letter inked on her wrist and secrets buried deep in her soul, Morgan Myers is running from something… or maybe somebody. Lorenzo isn’t quite sure.
You can bet your ass he’s going to figure it out, though.
The Dominator: a dark mafia romance by D.D Prince
Book 1 of 3 in the series.
OUTSTANDING BOOK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FABULOUS SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DARK
A dark mafia romance. Dark themes/elements. Erotic romance.
Tia is totally smitten with the guy who flirted with her in the ice cream parlor on her last day there. The gorgeous man in an expensive suit oozed money, power, confidence, sexuality, and she can’t stop daydreaming about how he flirted and teased and tied a cherry stem into a knot with his tongue suggestively right in front of her.
But, Tia has no idea that while she daydreams about the gorgeous guy, a plot is underfoot. He’s about to tie her whole life up into knots.
As soon as she graduates from school she’ll be delivered to him. He owns her. And he has plans. Carnal plans. Her father owes his father a debt and that debt is to be paid with Tia.
Tommy Ferrano needs to get married to get handed his birthright, a business with ties to organized crime. He has been in no hurry to get married, so his father decided to get creative. His father chose Tia for very specific reasons.
Tia grew up too fast. She lost her Mom due to suicide and has a screw-up for a father. She’s excited about moving to the next chapter of life with plans for after school, plans for life on her own after growing up in foster care. She doesn’t know, yet, that the changes coming don’t remotely resemble what she had in mind.
Tommy Ferrano likes to play games, especially mind games. After Tia is delivered to him and told of her fate she quickly finds this out and learns that she has to obey his rules … or else.
Rule 1: He owns her and wants full control. He wants obedience; he punishes defiance.
Rule 2: She needs to keep her mouth shut and reveal nothing to anyone about him.
He soon reveals Rule #3 to her, and starts revealing his dark, possessive, and depraved sexual side. Tia has to obey him in order to survive. Will it break her or will submission bring about a different kind of freedom?
Ingredients include: profanity, sex, violence, dominating alpha male, blood, pain, love, redemption.
“Fear flickered in her eyes for a beat but she continued to stare up at me, right into my eyes, trying to be brave. I liked it. I liked it a lot. Yeah, I’m a sick fucker. And the only thing scarier than a sick f*cker is a sick fucker with power. If I was going to have to marry to get all the power I’d damn well get as much pleasure as possible from it. Fear and defiance rolled up in one? She was perfect. Maybe that’s why I’d waited so long. This was coming for me. Her.”
“I know you didn’t choose this but I can’t give you up. I won’t. Don’t ever, ever ask me to. After things settle down I’ll help you have a life you’ll want, but with me, and you have to take all of me. I’ll find you answers about your father, I’ll give you everything your heart wants, everything except freedom from me. Don’t ever ask me for it.”
“Rough or sweet?” I said into her ear, wanting, for some inexplicable reason, for her to feel in control right now. I looked into her eyes and tried to show her the tenderness I felt for her.
“Rough,” she answered very softly and it made my heart soar. Her giving me control: wanting rough, when she could keep it sweet, when she could keep control of me was such a gift. She was made for me. I gave her a little smile and she must’ve read my mind because she gulped hard and looked like she might’ve wanted to backpedal. That hesitation, the fear in her eyes, it got me hard. So hard. ”
This is a 550+ page novel with no cliffhanger.
Triggers: Dubious & non-consent.Violence.