Review: Ruthless (Mob Boss #1)

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Two years out of college, Angelica Bondesan spends her time working as a barista, keeping in touch with her prodigal brother, and trying to figure out how to bridge the gap with her father, a wealthy real estate developer.

But all of that changes the night she’s kidnapped. Thrown into a windowless room, Angelica is positive there’s been some kind of mistake — until she meets Nico Vitale.

Gorgeous and frightening, Nico became the boss of New York City’s Vitale crime family after the execution style murder of his parents two years earlier. Since then he’s turned the old-school mob into a sleek, modern army of ruthless men who understand that physical violence — while always an option — isn’t the only way to get what you want.

Now Angel is forced to face the truth;

Her father is not the man she believed him to be.

Nico Vitale is dangerous, possibly lethal.

She is falling in love with Nico Vitale.

(Blurb from Goodreads)


In this New Adult Contemporary Romance by Michelle St. James, Angelica Bondesan is just minding her own business when she suddenly gets kidnapped. She figures it’s because her father is wealthy and the kidnappers want a ransom. But as the days go on, she decides to go on a hunger strike causing the man behind the kidnapping, Nico Vitale, to get personally involved.

You can tell from the blurb that this is going to be a romance, and we know that she is going to fall for Nico. But I just had a bit of a hard time with how cool she was with certain situations. (I don’t want to give certain things away.) And also, her attraction to him – it just seemed a little far fetched. I can understand being attracted to someone you shouldn’t be, but he’s your kidnapper! Be attracted to him, but let it go, lol.

That being said, this mob boss book was decent, I read it in a few days. I would have preferred it if the point of view didn’t keep abruptly changing from Nico to Angelica though. I prefer a single point of view throughout the whole book because I like a little mystery. I don’t always want to know what the other characters are thinking; I want to figure it out with the main character, but that’s purely a personal preference.

All in all, this was a good book, and i give it a solid three stars.



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