ℂ𝕠𝕝𝕝𝕒𝕥𝕖𝕣𝕒𝕝 𝔻𝕒𝕞𝕒𝕘𝕖 𝔻𝕦𝕖𝕥 #𝟙
𝔸𝕟 𝔸𝕣𝕣𝕒𝕟𝕘𝕖𝕕 𝕄𝕒𝕣𝕣𝕚𝕒𝕘𝕖 𝕄𝕒𝕗𝕚𝕒 ℝ𝕠𝕞𝕒𝕟𝕔𝕖
𝔹𝕪: Natasha Knight
𝔾𝕖𝕟𝕣𝕖: Dark Mafia Romance
ℝ𝕖𝕝𝕖𝕒𝕤𝕖 𝔻𝕒𝕥𝕖: September. 23, 2019
Stefan Sabbioni showed up uninvited in my bedroom on my sixteenth birthday. He stood in the shadows smelling of whiskey and death and wrapped a broken, blood-crusted necklace around my neck. I thought he’d strangle me with it.
That night, he left a message for my father. He said he’d be back to take something precious.
I never delivered that message, though. I wonder if things would be different if I had because now, two years later, he’s back. And he’s not hiding in any shadows.
He’s come to make good on his promise.
He’s back to take that something precious.
Marchese is the manipulator of my family’s tragedy. I won’t just bring him to his knees. I’ll bury him for what he did.
Taking his daughter is only the beginning. I’ll do it knowing I’m starting a war. I’ll do it knowing my enemies will become his allies. They’ll stop at nothing to destroy me and he’ll stop at nothing to get her back.
I’ve never shied away from war, though. I’m not one to play nice and I don’t share my toys. I’ll demolish you if you touch what’s mine.
And she is most definitely mine.
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Collateral, an arranged marriage mafia romance book one in the Collateral Damage Duet by Natasha Knight. This is my first read from this author and OMFG! The blurb drew me in but the first chapter, the first chapter completely hooked me. Natasha where have you been, and why am I just now finding you?!?! Told in dual POV Collateral is no hearts and flowers love story, it’s dark and it’s absolutely delicious!
Stefan Sabbioni tall, dark, and deadly. Now that Stefan has built back up his families reputation and riches after a tragedy almost ruined the Sabbioni family he’s the head boss of the Sicilian mob and is hell-bent on getting revenge.
Gabriel Marchese took something from him years ago and now Stefan is coming to take EVERYTHING from him.
Starting with Gabriel’s daughter, Gabriela.
Gabriela Marchese has been kept in a gilded cage for the better part of her life. Mentally and physically abused by the only person she’s ever had in her life. The one person who was supposed to care for her. Her father.
But when Stefan Sabbioni makes a deal with Gabriel for Gabriela’s hand in marriage, with or without her consent, Gabriela leaves one prison for another.
But now that Stefan has her, just how far will he go to get his vengeance?
Gabriela has just become a pawn in a game that she never asked to be a part of. But when everyone around her seems to have something to gain, who can she trust?
If Gabriela doesn’t make the right choice, she just may wind up as collateral damage.
“See, you’re in my world now. And in my world, I make the rules and you obey them. I. Own. You.”
HOLY SHIT! I love dark romances and Collateral is right up my alley! Filled with suspense, revenge, betrayal, and a whole lot of lust Collateral will surely hold your attention. It’s one twist after another right from the very beginning and you won’t be able to put it down!
Stefan is a dark and ruthless man on a mission. But despite his hard as steel exterior, and how dangerous of a man he is, he’s not cruel to Gabriela. He may be a little rough… when she needs it lol, but he’s never outright cruel. I love that he’s possessive of her, I love seeing a strong in control man go out of his mind when jealousy comes into play. There are plenty of scenes where he shows her a much softer side then what anyone else sees, even if she isn’t totally receptive of it. The only thing that I didn’t really care for was the whole Clara situation… I’m REALLY hoping that it’s not what I think it is and I’m hoping Stefan’s explanation of her was the truth… because if not, we may have trouble on our hands and I would REALLY hate for that to take away from the story.
Gabriela, that girl has been through the wringer her entire life. Although she’s only 18 years old I didn’t find her immature at all, just guarded with a prickly exterior. She has walls a mile high that make it impossible for anyone to get close to her, but that’s the way she protects herself. I really liked Gabriela’s character, even though she’s young she’s strong and completely feisty! She fights Stefan every single step of the way. She wants to believe that he’s a monster just like her father, but the kindness that Stefan shows and her attraction to him makes her heart start to question things…
“It’s like there’s not enough oxygen in the room for the both of us. Like one of us has to give. One will.”
The relationship between the two of them is unconventional, to say the least, and with the forced situation, you can imagine when they are put together in the same room, it’s like fire and gasoline! They challenged each other like no one else ever could. It’s a slow burn in the romance aspect with their feelings towards each other going from hate to lust to… I loved that the author didn’t have them immediately falling into bed together, it made the story that much more authentic. But the off the charts sexual tension had my Kindle smoking! The chemistry continued to grow and just as it reached its boiling point… BOOM!
Knight drops a HUGEEEE cliffhanger on us! I mean ENORMOUS! I can’t even go into it without giving anything away but don’t say I didn’t warn ya!
I can’t NOT mention Rafa! I feel like there is a LOT more going on with him then we are aware… especially after that little outing… And possibly, even more, going on with what happened in the past that led up to all of this… GAHHH I have sooo many theories if you’ve read Collateral already, MESSAGE ME! I need to chat about this one! LOL if you haven’t, what are you waiting for?! Collateral is a MUST READ!
Knight is a new to me author but I am sooo binging more of her work the first chance I get! BRAV-FUCKING-O, I absolutely devoured this book!
The second half of the duet and the conclusion of Stefan and Gabriela’s story, Damage releases soon and I for one am on pins and needles waiting to see what happens next. I can already tell Damage is going to be full of heat and a whole LOT more suspense!
ℂ𝕠𝕟𝕗𝕖𝕤𝕤𝕚𝕠𝕟𝕤 𝕆𝕗 𝔸 𝔹𝕚𝕓𝕝𝕚𝕠𝕡𝕙𝕚𝕝𝕖 𝕆𝕧𝕖𝕣𝕒𝕝𝕝 ℝ𝕒𝕥𝕚𝕟𝕘:
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I really enjoyed this one! Dark, and absolutely delicious. If you enjoy dark mafia romances, suspense, and a whole lot more, then this one is a MUST READ!
🔥🔥🔥 This one doesn’t have a whole ton of steam, it’s a slow burn BUT the sexual tension is OFF THE CHARTS STEAMY!
🌪🌪🌪🌪🌪 5 Cliffhanger Tornados! You will NEVER see this cliffhanger coming but you will go out of your mind waiting to see what happens next… the good thing is Damage releases October. 15th, so not too long of a wait! THANK GOD!
𝔾𝕣𝕒𝕓 𝕪𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕔𝕠𝕡𝕪 𝕠𝕗 ℂ𝕠𝕝𝕝𝕒𝕥𝕖𝕣𝕒𝕝 𝕋𝕆𝔻𝔸𝕐!
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#2 Damage – Releasing October 15, 2019
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𝔸𝕓𝕠𝕦𝕥 𝕋𝕙𝕖 𝔸𝕦𝕥𝕙𝕠𝕣
USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance, Natasha Knight specializes in dark, tortured heroes. Happily-Ever-Afters are almost always guaranteed, but she likes to put her characters through hell to get them there. She’s evil like that.