80 terrific mafia romance books

Written by Silke, updated 28 Jul 2023

What are mafia romance books all about?

Mafia romance refers to a subgenre of romance books that features romantic relationships within the context of organized crime. These types of books often involve characters who are affiliated with the mafia or another criminal organization such as the Russian Bratva, Italian-American Cosa Nostra, Japanese Yakuza or Chinese Triads and they may explore themes such as loyalty, power, and betrayal, often involving tropes such as 'enemies to lovers' or 'arranged marriage'.

Mafia romance books often involve complex power dynamics, dangerous main characters and protagonists in peril. Usually, the main characters have to learn how to balance their relationship with their responsibilities within the criminal organization and familial obligations, often overcoming decades old feuds and mistrust between the partners. Mafia romance books may also explore the impact of the criminal lifestyle on the lovers and their relationship.

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The following books are meant to be a great introduction to the genre and are some of the most popular mafia romance books out there. Highly rated by our users and vetted by me, I hope you'll enjoy them.

Dark mafia romance

Dark mafia romance books often feature complex and troubled main characters with often dubious motives and relationships that are intense, passionate, and sometimes destructive. The themes in dark romance books can be quite heavy, tackling issues such as abuse, dubious sexual encounters and trauma.

  • Dirty - Belle Aurora

    Mrs Alejandra Gambino. Wife of Dino Gambino. Daughter of Eduardo Castillo. Respected. Loved. Mob royalty. My marriage seemed perfect from the outside looking in. People envied me. They wanted my life, wanted to be me. They had no idea of the horrors that lurked behind closed doors. more

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  • Raze - Tillie Cole

    After years of incarceration in an underground hell, only one thought occupies his mind: revenge...bloody, slow and violent revenge. Revenge on the man who condemned him and turned him into this: a rage-fueled killing machine. A monster void of humanity; a monster filled with hate. And no one will stand in the way of getting what he wants. more

  • GHOST - A. Zavarelli

    Caged by one prison or another when the only thing I ever wanted was to fly away. Sold. Beaten. Starved. Drugged. Nothing scares me anymore. Until him. more

  • Twist Me - Anna Zaires

    I never thought this could happen to me. I never imagined one chance meeting on the eve of my eighteenth birthday could change my life so completely. Now I belong to him. To Julian. To a man who is as ruthless as he is beautiful - a man whose touch makes me burn. A man whose tenderness I find more devastating than his cruelty. more

  • Little Dove - Layla Frost

    Maximo and I, we were definitely a fairy tale. Not the cleaned-up, sanitized ones where life’s problems were solved with a smile and a song. We were the old-school kind. The twisted tales packed with murder, violence, and tragic beginnings. Okay, so maybe we weren’t a traditional fairy tale. After all, Maximo was more villain than prince. He was scarily sexy. Devilishly charming. Controlling, possessive, and dangerous. more

  • Riot: A Scarred Souls Novel - Tillie Cole

    Stolen by the Arziani Georgian crime mob as a child, 152 was raised and conditioned to be a Mona—the most subservient of the Arziani Blood Pit slaves. Gorgeous and kind, she has been and under the imprisoning influence of the Type B drug and under the command of the Blood Pit Master’s sister, Mistress Arziani, for most of her life, until the Master calls her back home to Georgia. more

  • King - T.M. Frazier

    Homeless. Hungry. Desperate... Doe has no memories of who she is or where she comes from... A notorious career criminal just released from prison, King is someone you don’t want to cross unless you’re prepared to pay him back in blood, sweat, pu$$y or a combination of all three... more

  • Tormentor Mine - Anna Zaires

    He came to me in the night, a cruel, darkly handsome stranger from the most dangerous corners of Russia. He tormented me and destroyed me, ripping apart my world in his quest for vengeance. more

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Enemies to lovers

Mafia romance books about main characters that start out hating each other before slowly moving towards love.

  • The Maddest Obsession - Danielle Lori

    Her dresses are too tight, her heels too tall. She laughs too loudly, eats without decorum, and mixes up most sayings in the book. Little do most know it’s just a sparkly disguise, there to hide one panic attack at a time. Nobody can crack Gianna’s facade . . . no one anyway, until he comes along. more

  • The Sweetest Oblivion - Danielle Lori

    She’s a romantic at heart, living in the most unromantic of worlds . . . Nicknamed Sweet Abelli for her docile nature, Elena smiles on cue and has a charming response for everything. She’s the favored daughter, the perfect mafia principessa . . . or was. Now, all she can see in the mirror’s reflection is blood staining her hands like crimson paint. more

  • Empress in Lingerie - Penelope Sky

    I'm Vanessa Barsetti, the daughter of the infamous Crow Barsetti. My father taught me how to fight. If a man lays a hand on me, I'll put him in his grave. As a Barsetti, I'm proud, stubborn, and don't take nonsense from anybody. more

  • Brutal Vows - J.T. Geissinger

    An Irish mobster with a brutal grudge. An Italian mafia princess with a dark secret. Two enemy empires joined in sacred marriage vows. Let the hating games begin. more

  • Broken God - Jagger Cole

    Konstantin Reznikov's war buried me in darkness. Four years later, he's the one dragging me screaming from my coma. The viciously domineering, brutal, terrifyingly gorgeous tyrant who haunts the shattered fragments of my memories. The man with dark gray eyes as cold as his dark gray soul. more

  • The Reaper - RuNyx

    Tristan ‘The Predator’ Caine had been unprepared for Morana Vitalio. After spending his entire life with a vow he broke on a rainy night, he finds himself torn in a battle between his painful past and an uncertain future. The only thing he knows? Her life still belongs to him. more

  • Pike - T.M. Frazier

    Born into chaos. Baptized in the gutter. I was raised by the violent laws of the streets, spilling blood without the hindrance of useless emotions or connections. Unfeeling. Unloved. Alone. My life was perfect. more

  • Just a Bit Ruthless - Alessandra Hazard

    Luke Whitford has always dreamed of meeting Mr. Right. A hopeless romantic at heart, he dreams of falling in love with a nice man, getting married, and having a bunch of adorable babies. The problem is, Luke has the propensity for being attracted to men who are anything but nice. more

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Age gap romance

Mafia romance books featuring couples with significant age difference, often tackling themes around power imbalances, maturity and defying societal expectations.

  • Monster in His Eyes - J.M. Darhower

    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. more

  • Lucca - Sarah Brianne

    Lucca was made the underboss, being what nightmares are made of. Chloe was scarred by her past, learning too young that nightmares are real. He has waited long enough to claim her soul, but he must take it from the devil first. more

  • Bound by Honor - Cora Reilly

    Born into one of the leading mob families in Chicago, Aria Scuderi is a mafia princess known for her beauty. What many consider a gift means her doom when she’s forced to marry Luca Vitiello to bring peace between two mafia dynasties. Luca is the future Capo of the New York Famiglia, a man known for his brutality—and for crushing his cousin’s throat with his bare hands. more

  • Machiavellian - Bella Di Corte

    There were three things I knew about Capo Macchiavello: He was gorgeous. He was reclusive. He was considered one of New York’s most savage animals. And he wanted me as his wife. A simple arrangement – you do for me, I do for you. Nothing owed, no expectations. Except for one: never leave. more

  • Sweet Temptation - Cora Reilly

    The first time Cassio met his fiancée, she called him ‘Sir’. After losing his wife, Cassio is left to take care of two small children while trying to establish his rule over Philadelphia. Now he needs a mother for his children, and someone who can warm his bed at night. more

  • Filthy Sex - Serena Akeroyd

    He was the last man I should turn to. A forbidden taboo that no woman wanted to cross. Worse still, he’s no one’s idea of a white knight. But this pawn has no alternative. I’m locked in a war that’s not of my making, and I’m tied to a destiny I have no say in. For someone like me, Brennan O’Donnelly represents something intangible—safety. more

  • Grievous - J.M. Darhower

    Morgan Myers is tired. So damn tired. Most people either push her around or brush her off, and she's not putting up with it anymore. Determined to reclaim the life that had been stolen from her, she puts her trust in the last person she ever expected to: the notorious Scar. Morgan sees a side of him that few people seem to know--the man, not the myth. Lorenzo. And what she sees, she likes, a lot more than she thought she would. more

  • The Santiago Trilogy - Catherine Wiltcher

    He came into my life like a raging storm. The man I despised. The killer with no conscience. I fell as hard as a woman like me can fall. When he bleeds, I feel his pain. When we kiss, I taste his tragedy. When he kills, my heart is stained with all the colors of his vengeance. more

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Strong female main character

Mafia romance books about kick-ass and in-charge heroines who are capable to push back and are not easily intimidated.

  • Ruthless King - Meghan March

    New Orleans belongs to me. You don’t know my name, but I control everything you see—and all the things you don’t. My reach knows no bounds, and my demands are always met. I didn’t need to loan money to a failing family distillery, but it amuses me to have them in my debt. more

  • The Master - Kresley Cole

    Rich, irresistible politician/Mafiya boss Maksimilian Sevastyan prefers tall, obedient blondes to fulfill his…complicated desires. That is, until the icy Russian encounters a dis obedient brunette whose exquisite little body threatens his legendary restraint. more

  • Filthy Marcellos: Dante - Bethany

    Dante Marcello’s life has been a carefully planned event as an heir to a Cosa Nostra throne. For as long as he can remember, he’s had one goal in mind, and that’s becoming the Don. With his father ready to step down, it’s Dante’s turn to step up. But without a wife at his side, his seat as the boss is on shaky ground. Until she shows up with an offer he wants to refuse, but can’t. more

  • Perversion - T.M. Frazier

    Love is supposed to be a fairy tale. Ours is a death wish. I'm the executioner for the Bedlam Brotherhood. She's a con artist working for my greatest enemy. I use her. She manipulates me. more

  • Seeds of Iniquity - J.A. Redmerski

    Victor Faust’s new Order is growing. Business is good as there is no rest for the wicked in an underground world of hardcore criminals and contract killing. Relationships among the operatives have changed little over the past year—but things are about to change now, and all six high-ranking members of the new Order will be blindsided by an unlikely enemy. more

  • When Heroes Fall - Giana Darling

    I am the villain of my own story... Jilted by my fiance. A disappointment to my family. Haunted by my childhood traumas. I felt so much all my life that I resolved to feeling nothing at all. Until I met my match. more

  • REAPER - A. Zavarelli

    He’s dark and mysterious. Quiet and lethal. An Irish mobster. Pure sin wrapped up in a beautiful package. But there’s also something off about him. He doesn’t feel anything. He shows no emotions. Sometimes I question his humanity. more

  • The Skull King - Penelope Sky

    My husband is cruel, ruthless, and despicable. I hate him with every fiber of my being. The only reason I haven't killed him or tried to run away is because of the promise I made. I sold myself to save someone I loved...and this is the price I have to pay. more

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Featuring a female virgin

Mafia romance books about sexually inexperienced heroines.

  • Twisted Pride - Cora Reilly

    Remo Falcone is beyond redemption. As Capo of the Camorra he rules with a brutal hand over his territory – a territory the Chicago Outfit breached. Now Remo is out for retribution. more

  • His Hostage - Willow Winters

    Valetti crime family underboss Vincent Valetti is hot. Like… jaw dropping, lip biting, panty wetting kind of hot. Tall and muscular, with the kind of dominant, cocky attitude that makes a girl’s knees go weak. He commands respect and fear from the familia, and he deserves it. He’s earned it. As for women… they can have one night and the most amazing f*ck of their life, but that’s all they get. more

  • Nikolai - Roxie Rivera

    After a brush with death as a juvenile delinquent, Vivian swore she'd never stray across that line again—but there's just one problem with her plan to stay on the right side of the law. She's completely, irrevocably and unabashedly in love with Nikolai, the Russian mob boss who saved her life. more

  • In the Beginning - London Miller

    Twenty-year-old Lauren Thompson left her small town in Michigan to begin a new life in the Big Apple where no one knows her name or the tragedy that had rocked her family fifteen years prior. With new friends and an intriguing new love interest, starting over is easier than she expected...but Mishca Volkov isn't what he seems. As the son of a Russian Mob boss, he thrives in a world of chaos and fear, earning the title of Bratva Captain through blood and pain. more

  • Scandalous Prince - Rachel Van Dyken

    I 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. She didn't know it was me. She didn't know that I had no choice and would do it again and again to save her. I may as well have given her the mark on her finger. The one that shows where her loyalty must lie. more

  • El Santo - M. Robinson

    I didn’t know darkness and evil lurked inside me until I had to murder in order to survive. Forced to become my own worst enemy. With so much blood on my hands, I was surprised I could still see my own skin. I killed. I tortured. I loved… more

  • Debase - Rachel Van Dyken

    Girl number six thirty-two. She arrived on my birthday, the same day, every year, I play Russian Roullete and pull the trigger. She was my omen. My end game. She made it personal. And for the first time in my life, I gave in. more

  • The Kiss Thief - L.J. Shen

    They say your first kiss should be earned. Mine was stolen by a devil in a masquerade mask under the black Chicago sky. They say the vows you take on your wedding day are sacred. Mine were broken before we left church. They say your heart only beats for one man. Mine split and bled for two rivals who fought for it until the bitter end. more

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With a cold and cruel hero

Mafia romance books about a main male character who is cruel, mean and cold initially and may treat his love interest quite badly at the beginning.

  • Carter Reed - 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. more

  • Deviant - Callie Hart

    She wants me to help her, but I won't. She wants me to save her sister, but I can't. She wants me to be her hero, but I'm not a good man. more

  • Killing Sarai - J.A. Redmerski

    Sarai was only fourteen when her mother uprooted her to live in Mexico with a notorious drug lord. Over time she forgot what it was like to live a normal life, but she never let go of her hope to escape the compound where she has been held for the past nine years. more

  • The Missing Link - J.M. Sevilla

    There are three things Lily Evans immediately notices about her new neighbor, Jay Lincoln. The first is his monstrous size, the second is the malicious way he glares at her, and thirdly, but most importantly, the three scars that mark his right eye. She knows the smart thing to do is stay away, but she has never met or seen anyone like him. The more time she spends with this frightening yet captivating man, the harder it becomes. He can make her hairs stand on end but he also has a sweetness to him that tugs at her heart. Soon she finds herself merged into his world full of murder, revenge, and deceit. more

  • The Banker - Penelope Sky

    They've taken my father. They'll take me next unless I comply with their demands. Taking down the most powerful man in Italy. Cato Marino. more

  • Fear You - B.B. Reid

    Lake Monroe has given in to her childhood tormentor too many times. She knows it, he knows it, and even their enemies know it. When he returned after being found guilty of a crime he didn't commit—a crime he thought she set him up for, he returned darker than ever, demanding her body and her submission. To survive him, she knew she had to give in to fear once more or suffer the deadly consequences... more

  • Tears Of Betrayal - Michelle Heard

    My father is the head of the Bratva, but being born out of wedlock, I’ve never been a part of that world. Until a hit is taken out on me. I’m kidnapped in the dead of night and waking up, it’s to come face to face with Demitri Vetrov. Dangerous and heartless, Demitri is the most feared man in the world. I’ve heard whispers of what he’s capable of. more

  • Run Posy Run - Cate C. Wells

    When I fell for Dario Volpe, I thought he was Prince Charming, and I was the luckiest girl alive. He didn't care about my past. The talk. The stain on my family's reputation. Then he saw something I never wanted anyone to see. He cares now. more

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Relationship in forced proximity

Mafia romance books about a couple that is stuck together by circumstance. This might be due to arranged marriages, specific orders or vengeance schemes.

  • Ruthless People - J.J. McAvoy

    To the outside world, they look like American Royalty, giving to charities, feeding the homeless, rebuilding the city. But behind closed doors is a constant battle for dominance between two Bosses, cultures, and hearts. more

  • Twisted Emotions - Cora Reilly

    Nino Falcone is genius and monster. As the right hand man and brother of the Capo of the Camorra, his lack of feelings is a blessing, not a curse – until his brother asks him to marry for the sake of the Camorra. more

  • Keeping Lily - Izzy Sweet,Sean Moriarty

    Owing the most ruthless crime lord in Garden City five million dollars, my husband chose to trade me and my children away to save himself. I was on the cusp of freedom, so close to divorcing that scumbag I was married to. Now I’m enslaved to a man who is obsessed with me. A man so wicked and beautiful, they call him Lucifer. more

  • Elude - Rachel Van Dyken

    Twenty-Four hours before we were to be married--I offered to shoot her. Ten hours before our wedding--I made a mockery of her dying wish. Five hours before we were going to say our vows--I promised I'd never love her. One hour before I said I do--I vowed I'd never shed a tear over her death. more

  • Tempt Me - Faith Summers, Khardine Gray

    Love is a weakness for a man like me… Two years ago my enemies murdered my wife. They took away the mother of my newborn son. That’s how I became the beast… A merciless, heartless, soulless creature. more

  • Twisted Lies - Ana Huang

    Charming, deadly, and smart enough to hide it, Christian Harper is a monster dressed in the perfectly tailored suits of a gentleman. He has little use for morals and even less use for love, but he can’t deny the strange pull he feels toward the woman living just one floor below him. more

  • Savage Hearts - J.T. Geissinger

    Malek Antonov. He’s a myth. A ghost. A legend. A Bratva assassin so feared, some won’t even dare to speak his name. He comes in search of vengeance for the death of his brother, but what he finds instead is me. more

  • Villainous Kingpin - Eva Winners

    Basilio DiLustro. Charming. Deadly. A monster dressed in a three-piece-suit... Wynter Star. Realist with the most romantic of hearts, hiding it all under her ice princess fame... The two were never meant to cross paths. When they do, worlds collide and volcanoes erupt. more

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Other top rated mafia romance books

  • Enrage - Rachel Van Dyken

    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. more

  • The Player - Kresley Cole

    In the City of Sin, Dmitri Sevastyan finds her , Victoria Valentine--sexy, vulnerable, and in need of a protector. Obsession takes root deep inside him. Despite a history tainted with violation and betrayal, he will stop at nothing to possess her. more

  • Sempre - J.M. Darhower

    Haven Antonelli and Carmine DeMarco had vastly different childhoods. Haven, a second-generation slave, grew up 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, never having to answer for anything he did. more

  • The Professional - Kresley Cole

    Mafiya enforcer Aleksei “The Siberian” Sevastyan’s loyalty to his boss knows no bounds, until he meets the boss’s long-lost daughter, a curvy, feisty redhead who haunts his mind and heats his blood like no other. Ordered to protect her, Aleksei will do anything to possess her as well—on his own wicked terms. more

  • The Butcher of the Bay - J. Bree

    My life was simple: I kill for money and I’m the best in the Bay at my job. That was enough for me until I met the woman of my dreams, only to deliver her to hell itself for a pretty penny. more

  • Crime Lord's Captive - Mia Knight

    Three years ago, Lyla fled from her ex, Gavin Pyre. She created a new identity and began a relationship with a man who knows nothing about her past. The normal life she built for herself is shattered when Gavin blackmails her into returning to Las Vegas where he rules the criminal underworld. more

  • Vendetta - Catherine Doyle

    When it comes to revenge, love is a dangerous complication. With a fierce rivalry raging between two warring families, falling in love is the deadliest thing Sophie could do. more

  • Dirty Kisses - Kenya Wright

    I knew one thing. He was the boss. He walked like one, like he owned the ground his feet stepped on. Like he owned the air that we all breathed in. Like he could eat up the universe, if he wanted to. more

  • Shadow Man: Grayson Duet Book 1 - Catherine Wiltcher

    When I was stolen, I learned to hate. When he saved me, I learned to fear. I ran from him, following a trail of the dead, from Miami all the way to Colombia. Now I’ve fallen into darkness again, and he’s the only one I see. But he’s a shadow man. A bad man. more

  • Pawns in the Bishop's Game - Emilia Finn

    Kane Bishop is a professional enforcer, smuggler, all-around law breaker, and the latest resident of a tiny town hidden by mountains and forest. His job is to keep his kingpin boss safe and off the local law enforcement's radar. But when Jessica Lenaghan - immediate family to the police that just won't mind their own damn business - steps into Kane's world, his protective instincts take a wild one-eighty and his focus shifts to someone other than the man he works for. more

  • Savage Tracker - Maggie Cole

    Meeting my neighbor, Obrecht Ivanov, confuses me. The moment he walks through my door, I desperately want him to command me to kneel. I swore I would never return to anything like life with my ex-husband. So why do I feel as if I can’t breathe? more

  • The Emperor - RuNyx

    Heir to the notorious Tenebrae Outfit, Dante Maroni has been trained since birth. A silent rebel in the shadows, he has learned to hide his ruthlessness under his charm, his brutality under his suits, and his love for one woman under his silence. Infiltrating the Syndicate responsible for the missing children, Dante discovers information that shatters his reality and forces him to trigger a lethal game. more

  • Filthy Hot - Serena Akeroyd

    The second our eyes meet, I feel it. The ticking clock. It's only a matter of time before we come together. Before the heat that arcs between us turns into a conflagration. more

Newly published mafia romance books

  • Ember - Rachel Van Dyken

    I am a Killer. A Rapist. A Monster. I know only pain and survival. That is until the Cappo's sister walked into my life. And changed everything. more

  • Endurance - Georgia Cates

    I'm a doctor. Mobster. Killer. My hands are covered in filth. I don't have the right to touch anything as clean and pure as Ellison MacAllister. I distance myself ... always remaining obscure, composed, restrained. Careful to never allow my eyes to linger too long. Careful to hide my interest. Careful to keep my burning desire buried beneath the surface. more

  • Vow of Deception - Rina Kent

    My husband. My tormentor. The most notorious man in the city offers me a job. Act as his dead wife. Adrian Volkov isn’t the type of person who takes no for an answer. He commands with an iron fist and all his orders are met. When he approaches me with the offer, I have two options. Go to prison or put myself under his wrath. more

  • The Sinner - Shantel Tessier

    I was raised in a world where money and power are at your fingertips. My father is a LORD, a very respected member of a secret society that knows no bounds. When tragedy struck my family, we discovered we weren’t untouchable. Just when I thought life couldn’t get any worse, I was shown what hell is really like. Then he came and saved me. The devil disguised as my personal hero. But of course, nothing is for free. Not when a soul is up for grabs. more

  • God of Wrath - Rina Kent

    I’m trapped by the devil. What started as an innocent mistake turned into actual hell. In my defense, I didn’t mean to get involved with a mafia prince. But he barged through my defenses anyway. He stalked me from the shadows and stole me from the life I know. more

  • A Dirty Business - Tijan

    From New York Times bestselling author Tijan comes a raw, tempestuous romance between the criminal underworld and a parole officer that paints a thin line between right and wrong. more

  • By Fate I Conquer - Cora Reilly

    Do you believe in love at first sight? In a love so strong and bright, it ignites you even in your darkest hours? Do you believe that somewhere in this world there’s someone who’s destined to be your other half? Your soulmate? I didn’t. Until I met her. Greta Falcone. Protected mafia princess from the madmen of Las Vegas, she’s forbidden to me. more

  • Brutal Conquest - Lilith Vincent

    She stole my birthright, so I’ll claim her by any means possible. I was banished from my family two years ago by my Pakhan and brother, and any mention of the Belyaevs makes me burn with red-hot anger. I’m no longer heir to the Belyaev crime family fortune. But she is. more

  • Nicky the Driver - Cate C. Wells

    I remember Nicky Biancolli from school. Back then, he was always staring. My cousin warned him off, and after that, he faded into the background. Now, ten years later, he’s in my mother’s kitchen at two in the morning, and there’s a dead man in a pool of blood on the floor. Lucca Corso—the rat who killed my father—says that if I don’t marry Nicky to make peace between our families, the little brother I raised is next. more

  • Embrace the Darkness - Ashley N. Rostek

    I should warn you, I'm not a good person. I tried to be good... normal. But the darkness can’t be suppressed forever. Six years ago, I walked away from the family. Now, I must go back. I have no choice. But things will be different this time. I’m stronger, smarter, and I refuse to submit in a world ruled by dangerous men. more

  • Ruined Kingdom - Natasha Knight

    I never imagined my first trip to Italy would be to bury my father. But there I was in the beautiful cathedral, alone, with my father’s casket and a handful of soldiers to keep me safe. It didn’t occur to me that anyone would disrupt the sanctity of the church. Would march in, weapons in hand and turn my world upside down. more