Series: Mafia Royals #3.5
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Setting: Chicago, IL and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Also in this series: Ruthless Princess, Scandalous Prince, Destructive King, Broken Crown
Also by this author: The Consequence of Loving Colton (Consequence, #1), The Consequence of Revenge, Capture, The Dark Ones, Untouchable Darkness, The Consequence of Seduction, Empire, The Matchmaker's Playbook, The Bachelor Auction, Enrage, The Playboy Bachelor, Eulogy, The Consequence of Rejection, Envy, Risky Play, Ruthless Princess, Surrender, Scandalous Prince, Mafia Casanova, Destructive King, Office Hate, Falling for the Villain, My Summer in Seoul, Broken Crown , Office Date, The Anti-Fan and the Idol, The Godparent Trap
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken comes a new story in her Mafia Royals series…
One of the first rules they give you when you're undercover—never fall for the enemy.
I didn't just fall for the enemy.
I became what I was supposed to hate.
What's worse: I fell in love with one.
I live a double life, and both sides know it's only a matter of time before I'm forced to choose.
Rebirth through mafia blood.
Or death at the hands of the very government I swore to protect.
I have one more job before my time's up.
I just wish it was anything but babysitting a mafia princess who's half my size but knows how to pack such a brutal punch I worry about my ability to have children.
Tin's small but terrifying.
And I'm her new bodyguard while we all go on a much-needed vacation.
I just have to stick to the plan.
And remember rule number one.
And stop kissing her.
Mafia King continues the new generation mafia family. This time, we get Tank, who is an undercover FBI agent, and Kartini, the daughter of Sergio. Now, Sergio’s story gutted me so I was hopeful his daughter would have it easier.
Tank has been straddling the line between the Feds and the Mafia and it has come time to decide which side he is on. While he was a little hurt by Annie picking Ash, he has always had a crush on Kartini, aka Tiny. His job is to be her bodyguard. We all know how THAT will turn out!
Kartini has been dealing with a traumatic event for a year, and it was great to see her finally open up to Tank. These two are great together and I hope we get more of them in future books. Mafia King is a stand alone if you are looking for a quick glimpse into the Mafia Royals series to see if you might enjoy it (I love it).
- POV: dual 1st
- Tears: no
- Trope: mafia, hate to love you, bodyguard
- Triggers: View Spoiler »Kartini was the victim of an assault « Hide Spoiler
- Series/Standalone: stand alone within an interconnected series
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes, with cute epilogue « Hide Spoiler