Series: Omerta Law
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC, Publisher/PR
As the son of the infamous boss of the DeAngelo family, I have merciless duties expected of me. The public labels me a monster, a man without a soul, and one hated by many.
They’re not wrong, and I’m not sorry for it.
When my father orders me to marry a longtime enemy’s daughter to settle a score between our families, she did what any smart woman with a beating heart would do.
So, I found her.
She tries to negotiate for her freedom, but despite being inexplicably drawn to the deviant woman, I refuse her pitiful bribes with pleasure.
I still have a job to do, and I’ll make her tell me her family’s secrets, turning a treacherous situation into a game of hatred.
A code of silence will be broken.
Lines will be crossed.
I’ll promise her freedom to get the answers I need, but I’ll burn this city to the ground before I let her go.
Beautiful Criminal kicks off a new series by M.N. Forgy called Omerta Law. Mafia romances are my jam so y’all know I jumped on this one!
Kieran was raised knowing he would be the underboss for his father. It was inevitable. Leona’s father is gone and she is now expected to lead the Bravado family, but she wants nothing to do with the mafia life. One event causes Kieran and Leona’s lives to collide and set a chain of events into motion that neither is prepared for.
Kieran is your typical playboy-he has expensive clothes, cars, and lifestyles-and treats women as disposable. He is an entitled jerk; but, that does fit in with his character. After all, he is a beautiful criminal. Leona has lived a very privileged life and while she knows she is expected to rise up and lead the Bravado family, she does not want any part of it. It’s much easier to like Leona as a character-she is smart, sensible, and tougher than she looks.
These two are certainly the star crossed lovers (its ironic that Kieran’s brother’s name is Romeo) caught in a family war that was on before they were born. Kieran knows he has finally found a woman worth fighting for, but she isn’t going to give in to his good looks so easily. Beautiful Criminal delivers the angst you expect from a mafia story! I think because I really didn’t like Kieran, I struggled with the story, but that doesn’t really mean other readers will feel that way!
- POV: dual 1st
- Tears: no
- Trope: enemies to lovers, star crossed lovers, arranged marriage]
- Series/Standalone: stand alone
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »yes for the plot but not really for the couple « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes-but I’m inclined to call it an HFN since the overall plot is unresolved « Hide Spoiler