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You’ll notice somewhat of a theme to this month’s books. Nothing I did intentionally, I just managed to fall down a dark mafia romance hole. After downloading a couple of books via my Kindle Unlimited subscription, I found myself craving more of the dark, suspense-filled drama that comes with a happy ever after.
What I’m Kindle Reading in April…
Payment: A Dark Mafia Romance by Olivia Ashers
Opting to stay home, read and enjoy a dinner with her mom/dad rather than heading to a pert with her sister Callie witnesses Mafia don Adriano Castelli visiting her home to collect protection payments owed from her father’s restaurant. The violent altercation between Adriano and another has her unable to pay she begs for another solution – Adriano’s solution? marriage!
Needing a virgin bride to meet the terms of his inherence Adriano decides to make Callie his wife as payment for her families debts. Making her his property and keeping her under lock and key at his house. Although their relationship blossoms into something unexpected, how can he be sure she’d choose him if she was given the choice?
Family dynamics, mafia meddling and past hurts all play a party in their relationship.
Available to buy from Amazon in Paperback and Kindle Edition.
Wife for the Russian Boss by Bella King
A year ago August’s life was turned upside down when her Mafia don father was murdered alongside many of his men on their estate. Escaping the hurt and fall out of it her mother took her to the Cayman Islands to grieve. Her world is rocked once again when her mother informs her that she has arranged a marriage for her. However, she won’t find out who it is until she walks down the aisle in less than a week.
Vas was there during the aftermath of the mass shooting at the Birch estate. Saying goodbye to a man he considered a friend. Surprised by a phone call from his widow a year later about an arranged marriage to August. He hasn’t been informed of the arrangement before, however, agrees to the union.
Despite her reservations about marrying an unknown groom, August understands the world she was brought up in and that she’d always be married to strengthen family unities. Finding herself happy knowing that it is Vas waiting for her at the end of the aisle rather than anyone else. With them each finding themselves drawn to each other – drawing them intimacy that is new to August and surprising for Vas.
All is not as it appears with their union as suspicions about August’s mother come to light and through dangerous times together they find a love that neither thought that they’s gain.
Available to buy from Amazon in Kindle Edition.
Doctor Grumpy by Ellie Rowe
Alyssa loves animals and has done since she was a little girl. Currently working hard at a small animal centre as a tech, saving up to pay for her vet degree. Whilst she is happy focusing on her work, her mother would like to see her married and settled down. Setting her up with eligible bachelors and on blind dates. To ease mother’s worries that she’ll be alone forever she has told her she is dating a man called David. Putting her mom off meeting him until she can’t delay her any longer – but there is no David!
Dylan has his families hopes riding on him becoming a doctor. Something he has been studying long and had for. But keeping on top of his grades to maintain his scholarship requires dedication. His cousin Bill manages to persuade him to attend his gig, accompanying his girlfriend Claire. Where he meets Claire’s cousin Alyssa and manages to get talked into playing the role of fake boyfriend David for her whilst her mom comes to visit.
Their fake relationship gets off to a steamy start following a dream Alyssa has just before Dylan arrives at her flat to discuss their fake relationship. Pushing boundaries as to what intimacy level Alyssa and fake boyfriend David are at leads them to cross the professional line. But it’s just a fake partnership – right?
Available to buy from Amazon in Kindle Edition.
To Love and to Loathe (The Regency Vows #2) by Martha Waters
Widowed Diana, the Lady Templeton, finds herself in need of a change, she strikes a wager with Jeremy (Marquess of Willingham) that he’ll be married within the year. With Jeremy suggesting something completely different for his side of the deal, a friends-with-benefits situation! Lasting the duration of a house party he is hosting at one of his many estates. Diana really doesn’t want to lose the wager, she agrees to the arrangement. Unbeknownst to the two of them, their connection is far stronger than the measly wager that threatens to drive a wedge between them. One for fans of Bridgerton and period dramas.
Available to buy from Amazon in Paperback, Audiobook and Kindle Edition.