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Book Review: Niccolaio Andretti ~ Parker S. Huntington

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Title: Niccolaio Andretti (The Five Syndicates Series, Book 2)
Author: Parker S. Huntington
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by: Shakera
Genre: Mafia, Romance, Suspense
Publisher: PSH Publishing House
Date of Release: July 18, 2017
Pages: 322
Format: Kindle (Kindle Unlimited)

Step into the past with Niccolaio Andretti, and see how he becomes the outcast of his own family. Watch him become a walking contradiction, all the while being hot, funny, sweet, and dangerous. He made a choice that will follow him and change his life. Family can be a funny and fickle thing.

One week before graduation, and Minka almost has a lock on a potential husband. With her degree a given, she’s almost there with getting custody of her sister. She thinks she has to put herself out there to get what she wants, but she’s about to find out there’s a different way.

Parker S. Huntington is amazing, she took a character I despised in the first book and made me feel for her. Minka wasn’t a bad person, and she’s intelligent. I quite enjoyed her, but I loved Niccolaio. He was mysterious and intelligent. They were well matched, and I would love to have a series of just the two of them. Add in Minka’s sister, Mina, and this story is quite amazing! What I love about this series is each book has a theme. Revenge, family, love, redemption. This series is absolutely fantastic. Asher Black is my favorite (so far), but I absolutely loved this!

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Book Review: Asher Black ~ Parker S. Huntington


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Title: Asher Black (The Five Syndicates, Book 1)
Author: Parker S. Huntington
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewed by: Shakera
Genre: Mafia, Romance, Suspense
Publisher: PSH Publishing House
Date of Release: April 21, 2017
Pages: 307
Format: Kindle (Shifted Sheets)

Sometimes, witnessing something you shouldn’t have it a bad thing. “Lucy” witnesses what she thought was a crime, and calls the police… not knowing who she was dealing with. The reputation of Asher Black DEFINITELY precedes him. Asher wants to know who called the police and he does just that. They both have pre-conceived notions of what the other person is like, and boy are they wrong! With Asher’s reputation of being associated with the mob, he is in danger of losing his company. He’s being made to look unstable because he’s unwed… this needs to be remedied immediately!

I thought this was a great start to a series. It’s listed as 300+ pages long, but they fly by! The interactions between Asher and Lucy are interesting. As the reader, you know Asher is dangerous, but you also can tell he will do anything for the people he loves. Lucy tends to run at the first sign of trouble… as one does growing up in the foster care system, but there’s something about Asher that keeps her from running. I enjoyed this one, and hopefully, I’ll enjoy the next one!

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Dare: A Bad Boy Mafia Romance ~ Naomi West


Title: Dare (A Bad Boy Mafia Romance)
Author: Naomi West
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by: Shakera
Genre: Romance Suspense
Publisher: Self-Published
Date of Release: January 9, 2017
Pages: 294
Format: Kindle (Author)

This my introduction to Naomi West, and I’m so glad I got the opportunity! Alessia is the daughter of a major mob boss, but there’s been some trouble brewing from a rival family. While Alessia wants nothing to do with her father, he wants to keep her safe. No better way to keep her safe than to have dad’s personal bodyguard, Dare, protect her.

This book has a bit of everything. There’s action, humor, well-developed characters. You are drawn in from the first page. Alessia gives off the vibe of not being too bright, but man is that assessment grossly false! Oh, did I mention there is travel?! They go to Scotland! They’re characters and I’m jealous… sigh. This book has great drama and some really good love scenes! I look forward to reading more from Ms. West.

*I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.*