Series: Mafia Royals #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Setting: Chicago, Seattle
Source: ARC, Publisher/PR
Also in this series: Ruthless Princess, Destructive King, Mafia 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, Mafia Casanova, Destructive King, Mafia King, Office Hate, Falling for the Villain, My Summer in Seoul, Broken Crown , Office Date, The Anti-Fan and the Idol, The Godparent Trap, Dissolution, Exposing the Groom, The Unperfects
A mafia romance about secrets and soulmates by Rachel Van Dyken, the number one New York Times bestselling author of the Eagle Elite series.
The Woods are Lovely, dark, and deep, but I have promises to keep and miles to go, before I sleep —Robert Frost
I was born under fire and swore to protect her until my dying day, I just never knew that one day, I'd be the very monster I was protecting her from.
She didn't know it was me.
She didn't know that I had no choice and would do it again and again to save her.
I may as well have given her the mark on her finger.
The one that shows where her loyalty must lie.
Because we don't sin in silence.
And eventually, you have to pay up what you owe.
My need to protect her turned into a lie to save her.
And when she found out—I turned in to the very monster I was trying to protect her from.
Watching Violet Abandonato walk out of my life was like a knife to the chest, a wound that refused to heal.
The bosses sent me to protect her, to watch over her even though I was the demon she fled.
We both carry scars.
But if all I can have is her hate for as long as I breathe.
I'll take it.
Because at the end of the day, I should burn in Hell forever thinking Chase Abandonato's perfect angel would pick me—over her perfect life.
"I broke you," I confessed.
"The worst part… is that you liked it," she snapped right back.
Welcome to the second generation of the mafia, may the best man or woman, be left standing.
May God bless our tainted souls.
Scandalous Prince is the heartbreaking story of Breaker and Violet. Breaker is the adopted son of Tex Campisi and Violet is the perfect daughter of Chase Abandonato. Their love was forbidden from the start. Breaker was assigned to be her bodyguard. Then, he failed.
Their story is full of heartbreak so prepare yourself. While I figured out the mystery right away, it didn’t detract from my enjoyment of the story. Perhaps it wasn’t meant to be a mystery? It was so obvious to me but the way the story is structured makes it feel like a big secret that builds. Either way, it’s a great story. Breaker and Violet and Valerian have a chest full of mafia secrets and danger at every turn and this Scandalous Prince will send a tidal wave through the mafia.
Readers of the original series will continue to delight in seeing the OG mafia as parents and new readers of Scandalous Prince will be able to jump in with this second generation. There is plenty of heartache, shooting, and sex to keep you happy!
- POV: dual 1st
- Tears: some
- Trope: mafia, star crossed lovers
- Triggers: View Spoiler »
- Series/Standalone: series (while you don’t have to had read Ruthless Princess first, it helps)
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »
- HEA: View Spoiler »