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  • Eulogy by Rachel Van Dyken

    Eulogy by Rachel Van Dyken

    Rated: 4.67 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 5 of 5
    Explicit and plentiful [?] · 20 ratings
    The next book in the internationally bestselling mafia series… All is lost. All. I don't recognize myself in the mirror anymore. My thoughts are filled with hatred and dripping with rage. I've lost my soul. She took it to the depths of Hell with her and haunts me with images of what could have been. Sixty lives are mine to take. Sixty lives stand in the way of my vengeance...
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    new adult  suspense  mafia  angst  alpha male  bad boys  m-f  dark
  • Enrage by Rachel Van Dyken

    Enrage by Rachel Van Dyken

    Rated: 4.58 of 5 stars
    · 19 ratings
    Enrage is the next standalone in the international best selling mafia series, Eagle Elite.Part of a world I loathe.Part of a family who hates me more than I hate myself.Living with a girl who reminds me of my darkness.I'm. In. Hell.Also known as the Cosa Nostra.My life was over the minute I stepped off that plane.Son to a murdered mob boss.Heir to a throne of murder and lies...
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    new adult  suspense  mafia  angst  m-f  contemporary  dark
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  • Sancte Diaboli: Part One by Amo Jones

    Sancte Diaboli: Part One by Amo Jones

    Rated: 4.46 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 25 ratings
    The Devil comes with baggage, and not the kind you can lose. I was two years old when he saved me. I didn’t understand much at that age, but I remember the pale boy with hair as dark as ink, saving me from two evils. He said he would protect me; I just didn’t know he meant from himself...
  • Scandalous Prince by Rachel Van Dyken

    Scandalous Prince by Rachel Van Dyken

    Rated: 4.51 of 5 stars
    · 19 ratings
    A mafia romance about secrets and soulmates by Rachel Van Dyken, the number one New York Times bestselling author of the Eagle Elite series.The Woods are Lovely, dark, and deep, but I have promises to keep and miles to go, before I sleep —Robert FrostI was born under fire and swore to protect her until my dying day, I just never knew that one day, I'd be the very monster I was protecting her from...
  • The Black Wolf by J.A. Redmerski

    The Black Wolf by J.A. Redmerski

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 18 ratings
    -Series Reading Order-#1 - KILLING SARAI#2 - REVIVING IZABEL#3 - THE SWAN & THE JACKAL#4 - SEEDS OF INIQUITY#5 - THE BLACK WOLF--- Since devastating secrets were uncovered by Nora Kessler, Niklas Fleischer and Victor Faust have been divided as business partners and brothers...
  • Fantasy in Lingerie by Penelope Sky

    Fantasy in Lingerie by Penelope Sky

    Rated: 4.51 of 5 stars
    · 17 ratings
    Bones is the son of the man who killed my aunt. He's the descendant of a psychopath, a murderer. His handsome face, blue eyes, and strong physique can fool anyone into believing he's a good man. Including me. My loyalty to my family makes me despise him. But I also can't stop thinking about him. Thinking about his kiss...
  • Tongue's Target by K.L. Savage

    Tongue's Target by K.L. Savage

    Rated: 4.52 of 5 stars
    · 16 ratings
    I don’t live in the shadows anymore.Daphne has dragged me into her light.At first, it was bright, and I didn’t know how to live in it.I’m… adjusting.Life for the most part is better than I ever dreamed.But not better for her dreams.Especially when dreams tread the line of reality.When she tells me the truth, it sends me into a quiet place...
  • Debase by Rachel Van Dyken

    Debase by Rachel Van Dyken

    Rated: 4.54 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 15 ratings
    From #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Rachel Van Dyken, comes the final book in the Eagle Elite Series and the first new book in the Elite Bratva Brotherhood...With blood on my hands, I held her. With death in my soul, I took from her. With the devil in my heart, I coveted her.There're many definitions of Hell. My list was exhaustive, my definitions tragic...
  • Brutal King: A Dark Bratva Academy Romance by Jagger Cole

    Brutal King: A Dark Bratva Academy Romance by Jagger Cole

    Rated: 4.47 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 15 ratings
    He’s my only cure. And my deadliest poison.Once upon a time, a scarred beast met a broken beauty.But to keep my kingdom and appease the Bratva High Council, I’m going to marry a man who’s family my family tried to destroy.A man who looks at me with cold, brutal blue eyes. A man whose very presence sucks the air from my lungs. A man with no past, shrouded in scars, pain, and darkness...
  • Easy to Fall by W. Winters

    Easy to Fall by W. Winters

    Rated: 4.39 of 5 stars
    · 17 ratings
    From USA Today bestselling author Willow Winters comes the epic conclusion to the heart-wrenching, edge-of-your-seat gripping, romantic suspense, Hard to Love series.With her I was always on the highest high. That's why it was so easy to fall. I never stood a chance without her. The two of us were made for one another. It's as simple as that. The world could try to rip us apart, but it would fail...
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    new adult  suspense  alpha male  mafia  m-f  contemporary  dark
  • Chelsea by Addison Jane, Kaylene Osborn

    Chelsea by Addison Jane, Kaylene Osborn

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · 15 ratings
    Chelsea spent most of her life running. She was young when her parents were killed, and she was thrown into the system as just another statistic. One foster home after another, hell after hell. When things got too hard, her first instinct was to get out and fast. She didn’t mind being a club girl...
  • Road To Ruin by Callie Hart, Jonny James

    Road To Ruin by Callie Hart, Jonny James

    Rated: 4.44 of 5 stars
    · 9 ratings
    Malicious Destruction of Property. Two counts of breaking and entering. Two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance. Four counts of assault. Three counts of illegal gambling. Three years served in Orleans Parish Prison. Tommy ‘Havoc’ Kendrick’s rap sheet reads like a recipe for disaster: one part mayhem to three parts chaos...
  • Becoming Noah Baxter by J.M. Sevilla

    Becoming Noah Baxter by J.M. Sevilla

    Rated: 4.26 of 5 stars
    · 23 ratings
    Jay and Lily complete each other in ways no one else ever could, teaching one another things about themselves they wouldn't have known otherwise, but is it enough? Can two people from entirely different worlds find a way to make it last? Even if their love is strong enough, they still have an obstacle standing in their way...
  • Saving Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia

    Saving Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia

    Rated: 4.42 of 5 stars
    · 14 ratings
    Beckett Taylor’s quest to be a better man has brought Eve Hartt back into his life, but sometimes it feels like they’re bound together with barbed wire. Though he longs to love her without causing pain, the wreckage of their past continues to crash down around them. Yet with the help of this brothers—and for his brothers—Beckett won’t stop trying...
  • Empire Nightclub #1-4 by K.A. Tucker

    Empire Nightclub #1-4 by K.A. Tucker

    Rated: 4.48 of 5 stars
    · 11 ratings
    One visit to her father in prison—convicted for a murder he didn’t commit—and she's attracted the attention of the last man she'd ever want knowing that she exists.This bundle includes all four full-length books in the highly addictive Empire Nightclub series!Sweet MercyGabriel FallenDirty EmpireFallen EmpireThis series is intended for mature audiences...
  • The Revenge by Tijan

    The Revenge by Tijan

    Rated: 4.35 of 5 stars
    · 16 ratings
    The Revenge is the taut, edgy, sexy, explosive conclusion to The Insiders trilogy by New York Times and USA Today bestseller Tijan!Bailey and Kash were used to living in the shadows. Now they are thrust into the public eye. Together, they can do anything, but undeniable danger and seemingly insurmountable challenges threaten the love and passion that binds them.1...
  • Adoration (Montavio Brotherhood) by Jane Henry

    Adoration (Montavio Brotherhood) by Jane Henry

    Rated: 4.45 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 11 ratings
    In a world shrouded in secrets and desire, Quinn's life takes a treacherous turn when she witnesses Adriano, a dominant and possessive billionaire, commit an act of ruthless vengeance. Quinn faces a choice: give up her life, or become Adriano's wife.Caught between her past and a dangerous present, Quinn discovers an unlikely sanctuary in the arms of a man trained to kill...
  • Club Mafia – The Demon: A Dark Mafia Romance by Stella Andrews

    Club Mafia – The Demon: A Dark Mafia Romance by Stella Andrews

    Rated: 4.43 of 5 stars
    · 11 ratings
    They call me The Demon for a reason and Eliza Ortega is about to find out why.A runaway mafia princess who stumbled from one nightmare to an even bigger one.She has something I want and I intend on collecting.I will stop at nothing to deliver my promise and if there are casualties I will consider it a good day at the office.My hobby is testing limits...
  • Shane by Nicole James

    Shane by Nicole James

    Rated: 4.34 of 5 stars
    · 15 ratings
    Shane—I live at the end of this dark deserted dead-end street for a reason.I don't like neighbors coming around my place. There's only one other house down here. It sits across the street from me, and has been deserted for years.I like my privacy, so I'm pissed to learn that that vacant house just got un-vacant...
  • Savage Beast: A Dark Mafia Enemies to Lovers Romance (Sinfully Savage) by Kristen Luciani

    Savage Beast: A Dark Mafia Enemies to Lovers Romance (Sinfully Savage) by Kristen Luciani

    Rated: 4.57 of 5 stars
    · 7 ratings
    He Stole My Kiss…Right Before He Stole Me.The second my brother’s ex-best friend tore off my clothes, I was obsessed. His ripped muscles, seductive smirk, and bad boy charm made my knees weak and everything else tingle ever since we were teenagers.I always dreamed I’d become the center of his world.I guess I should have been more specific about my wish.He ruined me...
  • Debase  (Eagle Elite) by Rachel Van Dyken

    Debase (Eagle Elite) by Rachel Van Dyken

    Rated: 4.27 of 5 stars
    · 13 ratings
    From #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Rachel Van Dyken... With blood on my hands, I held her. With death in my soul, I took from her. With the devil in my heart, I coveted her. There're many definitions of Hell. My list was exhaustive, my definitions tragic. Tonight I was adding something new to the very top. Girl number six thirty-two...
  • Beneath Your Beautiful by Adaline Winters

    Beneath Your Beautiful by Adaline Winters

    Rated: 4.42 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    Passion is a perilous game.HonorMy ruthless husband hunts me across the country and in my dreams. If he catches me, I'll lose not only my freedom, but my sanity. I have to stay one step ahead, but he's closing in. So I keep running, straight into the arms of a man who whispers seductive promises of protection and safety. One way or another, this race will end...
  • Sixth Sin by Cora Kenborn

    Sixth Sin by Cora Kenborn

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    Previously published as StarletHollywood. Mafia. Secrets. Corruption. A dark and twisted enemies-to-lovers retelling of Anastasia. They call me America’s Sweetheart.Hollywood royalty. The last of an era.Sole survivor of LA’s most infamous crime.I’m not any of those things. He forced me into the spotlight.Dominic McCallum—a torn page from my tainted past...
  • Deliver Us From Evil by Monica James

    Deliver Us From Evil by Monica James

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    Monsters are real…and that monster is me.I’ve surrendered. I have no other choice.With Babydoll gone, I’m going to do whatever it takes to find her.I will lie.Cheat.Murder…and I’ll do so with a smile.I’ll even sell my soul to the devil…because that’s who my father, Sean Kelly, is. He won’t stop until Belfast is his. He knows I’m at my breaking point...
  • Beloved (Montavio Brotherhood) by Jane Henry

    Beloved (Montavio Brotherhood) by Jane Henry

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 8 ratings
    The moment I meet Ricco Montavio, my world tilts on its axis.Hotter than hell and maddeningly dominant, he’s suddenly in my world on the regular: in my massage studio, at my daughter’s preschool, on my front porch, in my every waking thought…Why me?I’m a rule follower...
  • Taken by Him by S.R. Jones

    Taken by Him by S.R. Jones

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    He took me like a thief in the night, but I was already his from the moment I laid eyes on him. Maxim Volkov. A name I had never heard before but one that my heart now beats for.He’s not an easy man to love. He’s hard. Brutal. Unforgiving. A weapon forged in the fire and pain of his early life. I will take that weapon and use it to bring down all who betrayed me...
  • Illicit Captor by Maggie Cole

    Illicit Captor by Maggie Cole

    Rated: 4.38 of 5 stars
    · 11 ratings
    He kidnapped me to avenge my husband. The husband I’ve never loved. The cruel man my father forced me to marry to teach me a lesson. My husband didn’t think twice about how to carry out those lessons. Now, I’ve gone from one prison to another. My captor is just as ruthless as my husband. He’ll kill, torture, and do everything to hurt my family until no one is left. Except for me...
  • It's Our Secret by W. Winters

    It's Our Secret by W. Winters

    Rated: 4.44 of 5 stars
    · 9 ratings
    From romance author Willow Winters comes a USA Today best-selling emotionally gripping, standalone, romantic suspense. Allison: It was only a little lie.That’s how stories like these get started.But with every lie I told, he saw through it.I think in his heart he knew I was broken; he felt my pain as if it was his.And that’s what changed everything.He’s the reason it all fell apart...
  • Destructive King by Rachel Van Dyken

    Destructive King by Rachel Van Dyken

    Rated: 4.29 of 5 stars
    · 16 ratings
    A mafia romance about love and loss by Rachel Van Dyken, the number one New York Times bestselling author of the Eagle Elite series.…When you awaken in the morning's hushI am the swift uplifting rushOf quiet birds in circled flight.I am the soft stars that shine at night.Do not stand at my grave and cry;I am not there. I did not die. — Mary Elizabeth Fyre "I'm sorry for your loss...
  • Growing and Kissing by Helena Newbury

    Growing and Kissing by Helena Newbury

    Rated: 4.32 of 5 stars
    · 12 ratings
    Note: This book was republished as "Bad For Me". This edition is no longer available.Librarian's Note: Alternate-cover edition for ASIN B01CYT8S3KWhen my sister is diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia, there’s only one way to raise the half a million dollars I need to save her: use my skills with plants to grow marijuana. But I’m a botany geek, not a drug lord. I need help...
  • Tempted to Kiss by W. Winters

    Tempted to Kiss by W. Winters

    Rated: 4.25 of 5 stars
    · 17 ratings
    From USA Today bestselling author W Winters comes an emotionally-gripping, romantic suspense. I fell for someone I shouldn’t have. I’m not the only person to ever do such a thing. I know that. And I’m not an awful person for desiring his touch, his kiss, his everything… but I knew I shouldn’t have indulged. There’s something about knowing it’s wrong that tempts me that much more...
  • Thy Kingdom Come by Monica James

    Thy Kingdom Come by Monica James

    Rated: 4.39 of 5 stars
    · 9 ratings
    Monsters are real.When I was five years old, I watched my mother take her last breath-a breath three monsters stole from her.I never chose this life. My father says it's my birthright, but all I see is a curse. It's because of the Kelly name my mum was slain by the Doyles-our enemies in Dublin, the fellas livin' on borrowed time.All of Belfast fears my family, especially me...
  • Brutal Saint by Luna Kayne

    Brutal Saint by Luna Kayne

    Rated: 4.60 of 5 stars
    · 5 ratings
    HARLOW IS HUNTING HER SISTER’S KILLER.AND COLE IS HUNTING HER.COLE SAINTThe woman my family is looking for is the one-night stand I can’t get out of my head, and her life depends on me getting to her first.Harlow is sunshine and light.I live in the shadows, among the dark and the damned, but there’s something about Harlow that makes me want to take care of her...
  • Merciless Union by Faith Summers

    Merciless Union by Faith Summers

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    Everything changed overnight.Truth became my enemy, and the sting of betrayal dragged me into a web of lies.I’m damned if I fight to live and damned if I die. Both will be dangerous for the child growing inside me. I can’t trust Lucca to save us.Love is a myth we shouldn’t have explored.He was always my enemy.Love just made me forget and blinded me to the truth...
    Categorized as:
    suspense  new adult  mafia  m-f  contemporary  dark
  • Kingdom of Corruption by Bella Di Corte

    Kingdom of Corruption by Bella Di Corte

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    A Royal Organized Crime RomanceMy husband had been keeping a secret from me—a secret that would irrevocably change the course of our lives.He was the son of one of the most ruthless men alive, and an heir to the infamous Fausti crime family. They were beautiful, powerful, ruthless—royalty in their beloved Italy and beyond...
  • The Way We Are by Shandi Boyes

    The Way We Are by Shandi Boyes

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    Seven years in heaven awarded me seven years in hell. I’ve admired Savannah Fontane since I saw her whizzing down our street on her hot pink bike with rainbow tassels taped on the handlebars. I was in awe someone so small could ride without training wheels, I asked my mom to remove mine that same afternoon. Savannah drew a rainbow heart on my cast the very next day...
    Categorized as:
    new adult  alpha male  angst  suspense  contemporary  dark
  • Dirty Ledger by Alta Hensley, Livia Grant

    Dirty Ledger by Alta Hensley, Livia Grant

    Rated: 4.31 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 8 ratings
    I’ve always chased after the bad boy. I just wasn’t prepared to actually catch one.He crashed into my life in my hour of need with his dark agendas, whispers, and lies. Dirty and dangerous, he’s the keeper of the worst kind of secrets, and now he owns mine. I’ve been thrust into the middle of a war I know nothing about, and he’s my only lifeline to safety...
  • Hunger by Monique Edenwood

    Hunger by Monique Edenwood

    Rated: 4.43 of 5 stars
    · 7 ratings
    A Dark Love Story"As I struggle to unlock my gaze from the impertinent bridesmaid who doesn’t seem able to stop herself from giving me attitude, I contemplate the various ways in which I intend to teach the insolent little brat a lesson."GreysonThis wasn't supposed to happen.Every piece of my life has been planned out since the day I was born, calculated to the letter.I knew where I was headed...
  • Blackbird by Molly McAdams

    Blackbird by Molly McAdams

    Rated: 4.23 of 5 stars
    · 15 ratings
    From New York Times bestselling author Molly McAdams comes a powerhouse romantic suspense that will have you questioning your morals and second guessing your view on love. I live in a world few know exist. I’ve trained for this. I know what to say, what to do, and how to act. I’ve perfected the lethal calm required for this life. Now it’s time to buy my first girl...
  • A Lovely Obsession by Coralee June

    A Lovely Obsession by Coralee June

    Rated: 4.23 of 5 stars
    · 15 ratings
    My guardian angel is a devil in disguise. He hates me. He protects me. He watches me. My stalker is obsessed with keeping me safe. He calls me his prettiest debt. An assassin in the notorious Bullet gang, he uses his empire to control my life. Everything I know is a lie. What started as a debt turned into something more. What started as regret turned into obsession...
  • A Reckless Note by Lisa Renee Jones

    A Reckless Note by Lisa Renee Jones

    Rated: 4.22 of 5 stars
    · 16 ratings
    “I can chase you, and I can catch you, but there is nothing I can do to make you mine.” ― Morrissey It all started with a note, just a simple note hand written by a woman I didn't know, never even met. But in that note is perhaps every answer to every question I've ever had in my life. And because of that note, I travel thousands of miles. I look for her, but find him...
  • Ruthless Prince by Piper Stone

    Ruthless Prince by Piper Stone

    Rated: 4.38 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    Alexandra is a senator's daughter, used to mingling in the company of the rich and powerful, but tonight she will learn that there are men who play by different rules. Men like me. I could romance her. I could seduce her and then carry her gently to my bed. But that can wait...
  • Ruthless Sinner by Faith Summers, Khardine Gray

    Ruthless Sinner by Faith Summers, Khardine Gray

    Rated: 4.38 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    I’m the governor’s daughter and he’s a mafia boss in the Bratva. It was a no-brainer. I was forbidden to him and him to me. But when we met at his nightclub, I thought he was my prince charming. I couldn’t fight my attraction to the tattooed Russian god, any more than he could for me. Dante Levitsky is tall, dark and dangerously handsome with Mediterranean blue eyes you could swim in forever...
  • Angel's Promise by Aleatha Romig

    Angel's Promise by Aleatha Romig

    Rated: 4.31 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    Everett Ramses came into my life like a hurricane on a dark New Orleans night. With a deep voice and penetrating gaze, his mere presence tingled my nerves and twisted my insides much like the city’s legendary stories of spirits and ghosts. As the ruler of New Orleans, Everett Ramses lives life hard and takes what he wants without apology.He wants me to be his queen...
  • Spark by Aleatha Romig

    Spark by Aleatha Romig

    Rated: 4.20 of 5 stars
    · 17 ratings
    “From a little spark may burst a flame.” ~ Dante Alighieri A simple ember to dried kindling can ignite a raging fire. I’ve made my mark and proven my loyalty to a man, a city, a way of life. That loyalty has provided me with all the spoils of success. Until now that hasn’t included a woman at my side...
  • Harder Betrayal by Penelope Sky

    Harder Betrayal by Penelope Sky

    Rated: 4.18 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 5 of 5
    Explicit and plentiful [?] · 18 ratings
    I knew a relationship with Cauldron wouldn't be easy.But I underestimated just how challenging it would be...
  • The Queen by Skye Warren

    The Queen by Skye Warren

    Rated: 4.17 of 5 stars
    · 18 ratings
    I have one chance at a new life. A college education. A future outside of Tanglewood's dark walls. For a breathless moment it seems like I might actually escape. Then I get a phone call from home. Damon Scott is my own personal dragon, the fight I've always lost, the secret hope of my heart. And he needs my help right now. Only my mind can solve the puzzle...
    Categorized as:
    alpha male  new adult  angst  suspense  mafia  m-f  contemporary  dark
  • Amos y mazmorras: Segunda parte by Lena Valenti

    Amos y mazmorras: Segunda parte by Lena Valenti

    Rated: 4.18 of 5 stars
    · 16 ratings
    Chegou a hora de encarar o tão aguardado torneio Dragões e Masmorras DS. Entregue-se aos combates. Liberte seus desejos. Na busca pela irmã desaparecida, a agente Cleo Connelly conseguiu se infiltrar no ultrassecreto torneio de práticas BDSM, o Dragões e Masmorras DS...
  • Until the End by London Miller

    Until the End by London Miller

    Rated: 4.15 of 5 stars
    · 19 ratings
    Lauren Thompson After learning the truth behind her father's tragic murder, Lauren vowed never to go near another Volkov again, but sometimes matters of the heart are too strong to resist... Mishca Volkov As a Captain in the Volkov Bratva, Mishca has pledged his loyalty to the Vory v Zakone, but he soon finds himself at odds with the life he's always known..
  • Legacy by Bethany-Kris

    Legacy by Bethany-Kris

    Rated: 4.17 of 5 stars
    · 15 ratings
    An alternate cover edition can be found here.A Legacy Prequel filth·y (fĭl′thē) adj. filth·i·er, filth·i·est 1. Covered or smeared with filth; disgustingly dirty. 2. Obscene or offensive. 3. Vile; dirty. adv. filth·y 1. To an extreme and often disgusting extent...
    Categorized as:
    mafia  bad boys  alpha male  new adult  contemporary  dark
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