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What I’m Kindle Reading | The Moretti Crime Family

February 25, 2021

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The Moretti Crime Family is a series of three dark mafia romances plus a special extended epilogue for the first book that contains mature themes and graphic violence. Each book is a complete standalone (but always good to read the series) that ends with a happily ever after. There is NO cheating either.

Savage Beginnings (The Moretti Crime Family #1) by J.L. Beck

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Being the only daughter of a mobster, Elena understands that there is a lot to his business dealings that she is unaware of. Having lived a sheltered life that became more like a jail term following the death of her mother two years ago. After taking shower and changing for bed one evening she is requested into her father’s study. Seeing men she hesitates but is told to come in and is forced to sign some papers – a contract of ownership. Her father has sold her to Julian Moretti for $10 million.

Julian has waited five years for the opportunity to gain revenge on Elena’s father. With a plan coming together two years ago when he first saw Elena at her mother’s funeral. He will make her his wife, taking her virginity and kill her father. Although he knew she was never going to come quietly and fights him every step of the way. Locking her in his (their) bedroom until she earns further freedoms.

A dark broody man who Elena is sure has a split personality as he flips between being mean and caring for her. But she starts to feel things for him much to her own disgust. But this is just a revenge plot on Julian’s side, right? With her father attempting to gain her back (not out of love) will Elena see the man her father really is? Can she ever love Julian?

Available to buy from Amazon in Paperback, Audiobook and Kindle Edition.

Savage Christmas (The Moretti Crime Family #1.5) by J.L. Beck

Rating: 4 out of 5.

A novella catching up with Julian and Elena on Christmas Eve approx 18 months after we last heard from them. It’s the first time they will be leaving their daughter whilst they attend a fundraiser. Surprisingly it is Julian who is nervous about heading out but the threat to a mob boss never really goes away.

Elena attempts to get Julian to relax at the fundraiser, which she manages when their chemistry simmers to the surface. However, when Elena goes missing Julian is frantic and mist decide whether or not to trust a former ally to get her back – and gain he Christmas present early.

Available to buy from Amazon in Kindle Edition.

Violent Beginnings (The Moretti Crime Family #2) by J.L. Beck

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Step into a dark mafia romance that had me loving and hating the leas characters at different points throughout the story. Kidnapped off the street on her way home from college Fallon is kept in a dark windowless cell for days before being sold at an auction to the highest bidder. Markus knowing that he needed to bid on her the moment he laid eyes on her. With her looking just like a girl from his past.

As second in command in the Morett crime family he isn’t someone who gets vacation days. But call sin some time off and heads to a mountain lodge with Fallon. Bought for $1 million he isn’t sure what he is going to do with her, but being away from the outside world gives him the time he needs. Their relationship is a difficult one, flipping between caring/wanting to captor/captive. Although it is clear there is chemistry between them – but it’s just Markus getting his money’s worth, right?

Wrong, there is an outside source pulling some strings and they are forced to deal with ghosts from the past. Navigating trust boundaries, emotions and life within the mafia lifestyle.

Available to buy from Amazon in Paperback and Kindle Edition.

Broken Beginnings (The Moretti Crime Family #3) by J.L. Beck

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Eight years ago Lucca met a young ten-year-old girl, Claire, who loved next door to his apartment. Forming a friendship he looked out for her and bought her little things that she needed. Saving her from her abusive father one day who he killed in front of her eyes. Unknown to her he has been looking out for her ever since. Finding an adoptive family for her and sending money for whatever she needed.

At eighteen Claire is just starting adult life, getting ready to finish high school and look at college. When her life is turned upside down when she is kidnapped and held hostage. With Lucca coming to her rescue and discovery that she is no longer the young girl he remembered., she is now a young woman. Goining on the run they travel long distance staying in motels overnight. With Claire starting to crush on Lucca, however, he pushes her away both due to the age gap and the dark/dangerous life is part of.

Life throwing them curveball requiring Lucca to go back to the man he deceived in order to gain his help ensuring Claire is safe and sound. Realising just how deep he feels for her and how he needs in his life.

Available to buy from Amazon in Paperback and Kindle Edition.


Take a look at what other book series I have been kindle reading for further inspiration on what to add to your reading list.

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