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Release Date: October 27th, 2020
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Genre: Dark Mafia Romance
Series: A new spin-off series in the War of Roses Universe. Mice and Men is a standalone series. Ruthless King ends in a cliffhanger to be continued in book two, Queen of Thorns.
After a decade spent claiming a throne for himself in the seething violence of the criminal underbelly, all Donatello Vanici craves now is peace.
Only a union forged between his heir and the most powerful mafiya family in existence could ever be strong enough to end the bloodshed for good, but the Stepanov head resists his overtures at every turn…
Until tragedy strikes, and forces Donatello’s hand.
Haunted by a past that dogs her every thought, Willow Stepanov will do anything for the man who adopted her—until a chance encounter with the enemy lands her right in the middle of a dangerous power struggle and a war that grows more violent and vicious each day.
But it’s not just her future her captor holds hostage.
He is a man with nothing left to lose—while she may just lose everything.
Her life, her family, and her heart…
Mice and Men is a new standalone series in the War of Roses Universe.
Title: Queen of Thorns: A Dark Mafia Romance: War of Roses Universe: (Mice and Men Book 2)
Release Date: TBD
Teaser: Ruthless King:
Sometimes it feels like I’m dreaming. That one day I’ll wake up and I’ll be that scared little girl again.
More often than not, I used to pray that day would come soon.
At least then, I’d stop dreading it.
Dark and deliciously addictive. A fabulous start to a new series! 5 stars
I LOVED this dark and addictive mafia romance, which I inhaled over the course of one day. Ruthless King is the first book in Mice and Men, a spin off series set in Lana Sky’s War of the Roses universe. This intense read features revenge, betrayal and heartache, as well as scenes of blood and violence. The book can be read as a standalone but features characters from that series, not least Mischa and Ellen and Willow/Mouse.
The central characters, Willow and Donatello are so badly broken – my heart ached for both of them. Willow is devoted to her family but at the same time feels apart from it, forever haunted by prior events in her life and the man who betrayed her. Donatello is a tortured soul who desires to put his violent mafiya past behind him and ensure his heir has a secure future.
However, events spiral out of control, bringing Willow and Donatello together in a dangerous and sexy dance; the emotional connection between them is visceral. Shenanigans within the mafia world shatter Donatello’s plans for a peaceful future and he is left on the brink of madness. All that remains is a twisted desire to wreak revenge on all who have thwarted his hopes for the future. Willow duly finds herself within the grasp of a man where their past and present collide in a maelstrom of intense emotions. I found the book to be an emotional, character driven read, with a strong and inventive plot, effortlessly drawing me into the world depicted by the author.
I will divulge no more. Suffice to say that this is a truly awesome read for fans of dark mafia romance – it ticks all the boxes and more. I cannot wait for the next instalment of Willow and Donatello’s story.
Reviewed by Tina Williams
Please note that a copy of this book was given to me by the author and I am voluntarily leaving a review.
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