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"She isn't afraid of the monster deep inside me, like all of the bad shit I've ever done no longer exists because she's my atonement."

Overall Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ 5/5

Spice Rating: 8/10

Characters: 9/10

Atmosphere: 9/10

Writing: 9.5/10

Plot: 9/10

Intrigue: 9/10

Logic: 8.5/10

Enjoyment: 9/10

Hero: Angelo

Heroine: Rayne

Cliff-hanger: Yes

Triggers: Human Trafficking, Abuse, Murder

Pages: 283

Style: Contemporary, Enemies to Lovers, Dark, Suspense, Mafia.

Holy hell! This was amazing!

This was my first read from both authors, and I was blown away, it definitely did not disappoint.

I loved the premise of this book and thought the writing was perfect, the mix of character and world-building, pace, inner dialogue and interaction between the main characters was on point.

Can I just say... Angelo!!!! My god, I'm in love. He is the epitome of dark and dangerous, however, is layered with a vulnerable sweet and caring side under the strong and dangerous exterior. And Rayne is just gorgeous, she is stuck in an impossible situation and I love how she grows bolder and stronger towards the end... I can't wait to see how she progresses in the next part.

The chemistry and tension between Angelo and Rayne is palpable, and once they get going the steam is off the charts.

There were plenty of twists I certainly didn't see coming, I was on the edge of my seat from about 45% in and completely devoured this read. I need more from these two immediately.

Overall this was a really well written dark mafia romance and I absolutely can't wait for part 2.

"Now Angelo Medici has me in his sights. It may cost me everything, but it's the price I'm willing to pay."

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