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  • Paperback
  • 342 pages
  • Ricardo
  • Marita A. Hansen
  • English
  • 07 May 2017
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Ricardo[Reading] ➺ Ricardo ➰ Marita A. Hansen – Essayreview.co.uk On a Mediterranean Island run by mafia, the Santini brothers are fighting a war against the Landi family, who are targeting their loved ones After his fianc e is murdered, Ricardo, the eldest of the b On a Mediterranean Island run by mafia, the Santini brothers are fighting a war against the Landi family, who are targeting their loved ones After his fianc e is murdered, Ricardo, the eldest of the brothers, starts spiraling out of control, his violent nature leading him down a path that could rip his family apart But, when two women walk into his life His first love Bianca D Angelo And an assassin from the Viper Sisterhood he finds himself pulled into a world of espionage, intrigue, and seduction, where he ll win his family s safety and the woman of his dreams or lose everything.


About the Author: Marita A. Hansen

SOME FACTS ABOUT ME NATIONALITY I am a New Zealander with Croatian heritageSPORTS As a teenager my favourite sports were karate, badmington, and running I also did unarmed combat and played in a touch rugby team my gym teacher made me do the last one As an adult, I ve couched soccer and have completed two marathons, numerous half marathons and one K run Though, I have been slack of late, so I m dedicating to getting back into shape CAREER PATH I started off as a Graphic Designer, then went to Auckland University, where I got a BA degree in Art History and Italian Studies and a post graduate Honours degree in Art History I worked in the Art History field, then became a full time artist, doing commissions I eventually lost all of my senses and gave it up to be a writer FAVOURITE FOODS I m vegan, just not the type to tell you what to eat That s your business, not mine I love Japanese and Croatian cuisine, as well a golden queen peaches Not all peaches are equal BAD HABITS I m a major procrastinator, I stay up way too late writing, and I get distracted far too easily unless it s doing something I love My mind never stops running, can t turn the ADHD offATUS Married to my high school sweetheart which he hates me calling him We have two kidsAuthor Facebook Page.


10 thoughts on “Ricardo

  1. says:

    I read this Upon seeing Ricardo again, she attempts to deny her feelings for him, terrified of falling into another violent relationship.But Ricardo isn t one to be denied a second time, Bianca not knowing what hit her.And I was like Now I m sitting here thinking I read this Upon seeing Ricardo again, she attempts to deny her feelings for him, terrified of falling into another violent relationship.But Ricardo isn t one to be denied a second time, Bianca not knowing what hit her.And I was like Now I m sitting here thinking

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    RICARDO is a story about a mafia run Mediterranean island where 5 mafia families are vying to be the overall ruling family The Santini family is in need of a new Don because their father, who has been Don, is ailing and no longer able to rule sanely Ricardo is first in line for this position and he is bound and determined to be the Don for his family His first love, Bianca, re enters his life after a tragedy puts her on the run from another mafia family.RICARDO has very little angst and myste RICARDO is a story about a mafia run Mediterranean island where 5 mafia families are vying to be the overall ruling family The Santini family is in need of a new Don because their father, who has been Don, is ailing and no longer able to rule sanely Ricardo is first in line for this position and he is bound and determined to be the Don for his family His first love, Bianca, re enters his life after a tragedy puts her on the run from another mafia family.RICARDO has very little angst and mystery throughout the story I was hoping forof both of those things as I journeyed with the Santini family as they battled with the other mafia families The epilogue holds promise for some drama with The Hitman being the hero in the next book for this series I have not read My Masters Nightmare series but lovers of that series will find glimpses of Jagger in this book.I appreciated the user friendly guide that was put in at the beginning of book It included who the five mafia families are and a description of each family member Also added was an Italian English Glossary which came in handy MEET THE SANTINI MAFIA FAMILY Ricardo Senior Don Concetta mother to 10 grown children all born within the space of ten years Ricardo Junior37 years oldHeir to becoming Don Hotheaded Salvatore36 years oldLoyal and right hand man to Ricardo Tallest in the family 6 5 Gentle giant Rosa Aggio childhood sweetheart Short 5 Valentino35 years oldlove child of Senior Widower Brando34 years olda hitman Beautifulcoloring like a D Angelo Filled with hate view spoiler love child of Concetta hide spoiler Anna33 years oldSergio Rosso from mafia family Rosso Are on the run from the mafia family Landi Luciano31 years oldWidower wife killed in a car accident Vinnie29 years oldidentical twin explosive expert In a rock band Tattoos Smart mouthed Dominic29 years oldidentical twin a finder In a rock band Tattoos and piercing Smart mouthed Silvio28 years olda Catholic priest Bella27 years oldwheelchair bound Alessandro27 years oldporn star and sex slave trainerSERIES Can be read as standalones.To keep up on books that will be released in this series click here.Release date 8 14 2014 Thank you, Marita A Hansen, for the complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review

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    3 3.5 Stars Maybe she liked cruel bastards who treated her badly, or maybe she chose them because she was looking for someone to replace Ricardo This was my first book by Marita, and it s definitely not going to be my last Being a huge fan of the dark romance genre and particularly when that dark romance involves some mafia, I jumped at the chance to read this one Now while there were a few things that kept it from being a 4 or 5 star read for me, I did still enjoy it quite a bit.This boo 3 3.5 Stars Maybe she liked cruel bastards who treated her badly, or maybe she chose them because she was looking for someone to replace Ricardo This was my first book by Marita, and it s definitely not going to be my last Being a huge fan of the dark romance genre and particularly when that dark romance involves some mafia, I jumped at the chance to read this one Now while there were a few things that kept it from being a 4 or 5 star read for me, I did still enjoy it quite a bit.This book focuses on the eldest of the Santini clan, Ricardo, who was a very interesting character to say the least Having extreme anger issues due to his Intermittent Explosive Disorder and having lost feeling in ninety percent of his body due to taking an experimental drug for it 8 years ago, one thing is for sure he is one ruthless and cold motherfucker And I am talking RUTHLESS.Years ago, his one love, Bianca, had left him not being able to handle his rage Now life or death circumstances throw them together oncein a story filled with suspense, action, steam, violence, and so many twists and turns you ll be biting your nails sitting on the edge of suspense from cover to cover.The story itself while being highly convoluted was a very entertaining read, and I can certainly say I will be jumping at the chance to read the next book But unfortunately there were just a few things that kept me from enjoying it fully Let me try to break it down the best I can.The StoryI had a very difficult time getting into the story from the beginning as there was quite a lot going on In addition there were quite a number of different characters introduced all members of the Santini clan as well as 4 other mob families A large majority of these characters also had a back story some of which seems to come from the My Masters Nightmare story line This made it very difficult to keep all of them straight their names, their story The author did include character break down and glossary at the end, which I found myself having to constantly refer to This made it very distracting, at least for me.Numerous POVsI have to say I thought that the author did an amazing job weaving all the POVs together throughout the story These did not feel unnecessary in the least and truly helped build the intricate world that Marita created However, I did feel that the numerous POVs often muted the central characters for me, particularly Bianca This is someone that is the heroine of the story, yet a side character The Viper hadfocus than she did.The RomanceUnfortunately with so many things that were happening throughout the book, the romance really took a second seat to everything else as opposed to everything else being built around it There was A LOT going on and ALL OF IT highly entertaining, but I just wish I got a littleof the romance to go along with it I really loved Ricardo and Bianca together, but I suppose I needed something .Those three things aside, I can tell you that I still enjoyed this book IMMENSELY so I m thinking those readers that have read My Masters Nightmare series will enjoy this book evenHowever, as the synopsis stated, this can also be read as a standalone But just be advised that it may take a while to truly grasp all the details and everything that s going on The set up for the next book, which I m hoping will be Brando, sounds right up my alley I absolutely cannot wait to get my hands on that book Truly It sounds utterly delicious.May I present exhibit A Get out of my room, you misogynistic pig Contrary to what they say about me, I m all about women s rights their right to take my cock up their culo. Exactly I rest my case.One thing is for sure, I am definitely hooked on this series and can t wait forARC courtesy of author in exchange for an honest reviewForreviews visit

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    FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREERICARDO IS FREE this weekend Go grab a copy now MY MASTERS NIGHTMARE readers, this is a spin off from that series and should be read anytime after Episode 11.A note for people who haven t read My Masters Nightmare it s not needed, although it does have extra information about the 5 mafia families as well as introducing Alessandro Santini and Bianca D Angelo, who are in RICARDO Though, a warning, FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREERICARDO IS FREE this weekend Go grab a copy now MY MASTERS NIGHTMARE readers, this is a spin off from that series and should be read anytime after Episode 11.A note for people who haven t read My Masters Nightmare it s not needed, although it does have extra information about the 5 mafia families as well as introducing Alessandro Santini and Bianca D Angelo, who are in RICARDO Though, a warning, My Masters Nightmare is considerably darker than the Santini Brothers My Masters Nightmare is about a human trafficking family and is a soap opera serial, while the Santini Brothers series is about a gunrunning family and are full length novels INTRODUCING THE SANTINI FAMILYRicardo Senior the Santini don.Conchetta The mother of all but Valentino The Santini children from the oldest to the youngest Ricardo Junior The heir to becoming the Don He is 37 years old and unmarried Due to taking an illegal drug eight years ago for his Intermittent Explosive Disorder, he damaged his nervous system and can no longer feel touch in 90% of his body He now takes another illegal drug to curb his rage.Salvatore Age 36 Married to Rosa Aggio They have two young children, Mia and Piero He is Ricardo s right hand man.Valentino 35 He s not acknowledged as a Santini since he s the result of an affair his father had with a prostitute He s the father of Mira and Siena His wife was murdered by Pedro Landi s soldiers due to having Rosso blood.Brando34, unmarried, and the only Santini with golden eyes the rest have either violet or blue eyes He has an uncanny resemblance to Jagger D Angelo He works as a hitman for his family.Anna 33 and married to Sergio Rosso They have three young children Bruno, Cara, and Lena.Luciano 31 and a widower with one child Giorgio He is still mourning his wife s tragic death from a car accident five years prior.Dominic and Vincenzo The rocker twins are 29 They are singers and guitarists in a hard rock band, which has a cult following They are single Dominic is the comedian of the family, and is also a finder , someone who finds people who are in hiding He s also very good with electronics and is fond of tattoos and piercings Vincenzo, otherwise known as Vinnie, is an explosive expert and only likes tattoos, not sharing his twin s piercing fetish.Silvio 28 He s a Catholic priest.Bella27 and wheelchair bound Was in the same car that killed Luciano s wife.Alessandr Age 27 He is 10 months younger than Bella He was born prematurely and was not expected to survive He became famous after working as a porn star, his muscular body and sexual prowess gaining him a legion of fanatical female fans He is currently a sex slave trainer He is covered in tattoos and piercings muchthan Dominic , his Prince Albert and huge sexual appetite gaining him notoriety amongst the mafia community.___________________________________________

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    3.5 STARSGenre Romantic SuspenseI told them to have their guns at the ready Bravo I ll see you soon, brother You better, Ricardo, because if you die, I will come down to Hell and kill you again Ricardo barked out a laugh I ll be seeing you either way, then, and good luck with keeping our madre from killing Valentino Salvatore laughed , his voice going serious a second later I love you, brother Live for meNot just a romance Brotherhood, family and vengeance are strongl 3.5 STARSGenre Romantic SuspenseI told them to have their guns at the ready Bravo I ll see you soon, brother You better, Ricardo, because if you die, I will come down to Hell and kill you again Ricardo barked out a laugh I ll be seeing you either way, then, and good luck with keeping our madre from killing Valentino Salvatore laughed , his voice going serious a second later I love you, brother Live for meNot just a romance Brotherhood, family and vengeance are strongly interlaced in to Ricardo as readers get to meet eleven, that s right ELEVEN BAD A ALPHA MALES And some FIERCE FEMALE counterparts Ricardo starts off with one brother, Valentino, seeking protection for his two daughters knowing their lives are in danger from a mafia war he did not start yet feels will be the death of him and his daughters Valentino already lost his wife to this war he now asks this one thing of his older brother Ricardo Protection The mafia war now being the catalyst which jump starts everything in the story once the Santini brothers enter it I Declare War The Landi family is on a murderous rampage The Don, Pedro Landi vowing to slaughter men, women and children after two of his daughters are murdered Although, the Santini s were not his main target they soon become it after protection is granted to Valentino s two girls.The Santini family is the largest on the Island where all the players reside Ricardo s mother having birthed ten children to her husband, a man now bed ridden from an unknown illness When the sh t hits the fan Ricardo decides it s time for him to take the helm and be the Don His family agrees well everyone except for his motherSeeing the Donatelli coming, Bianca had panicked and ran, only looking back at the sound of yellingOn The Run Bianca D Angelo is the first love of Ricardo Santini She is also the one he let walk away due to the fact she could not handle who he really was A killer Now they find their paths colliding With her life in danger as well as the lives of his entire family, Ricardo decides that total annihilation is the only way to go.While the mafia war progresses family secrets come to light, infiltrators surface, hearts are broken and death comes My thoughtsIn true Marita A Hansen fashion the story is told from multiple pov s which I LOVED This may not work for everyone There are a TON of characters with multiple plot lines, if this a writing style you are NOT use to it can get confusing Me I m use to it.As previously stated Hansen gives us eleven HOT ALPHA MALES to choose from I mean whatcan a girl ask for right The brothers are delicious and I am eager to get and know each and every one of them I won t lie a couple characters reminded me of a few in another book I ve read that shall not be named Never the less they were NOT replica s they just gave off a feel that I like but it also felt a tad familiar If that makes sense to any one beside me raises both eyebrows The Writing The writing was good The book starts and ends in high suspense I was continually kept on my toes for what came next and even when I predicted something would happen and it did I was wrong about the how I was only right about the who. Sorry I know that may seem confusing but I don t want to spoil a plot line All in all I enjoyed the book and found myself being entertained with each new chapter I think the various pov s made it that muchentertaining and gave us a lotsub plots that can continue in to a book two, three and so on.The Characters The Viper Girls LOVE They are bad a assassin s team with an agenda.The Santini brothers I want I want I want Each offers something different but Brando LOVES HIM He s dark, moody and broodingly dangerous, lord help me that man has got me by the panties Salvatore and Alessandro are a close second and third I WANT MORE Why readers will love Ricardo Strong ALPHA male, cold hearted but not necessarily by choice, you will have to read the book to understand why He also does not mince words he speaks what he knows to be true even if it will make him look bad in the process We all have a soft spot for an A hole..Or is that just me Wink, wink Why readers will love Bianca She s straight forward, strong willed and takes no bs from anyone Not even a mafia Don I prefer my heroines strong and she was that.My Rating and WhyWhy 3.5 STARS I ll tell you The story is very fast paced and at times I felt like it could have slowed allowing certain plot lines to be a bit meatier Now even though Ricardo and Bianca are the main couple it honestly did not feel that way The book had so much going that the fast pace became a double edge sword The only way to work that out in my opinion is if the book would have been longer say an extra twenty five to thirty pages We do get romance but not as much as I would have liked In other words this did not feel like it was their story Things could have been expanded on with them such ashistory info between them, maybe a flashback to know how they met I don t know, I just felt like some things were missing within their story I found myself wantingbetween the two My RatingsCharacters Sexy, Dangerous, Broken plus a lot ..Writing Style Good The story is told in multiple pov s and has various plotlinesPlot Storyline Lovers reunited in the midst of a war Mafia jumps off and the Santini clan enters after vowing protection to two girls.Steam Factor High Very Steamy On a scale of 1 10 I say 8.5Entertainment Level Lo Med Hi I say High, I was thoroughly entertainedOverall I very much enjoyed it Now go forth and read Then come tell us about it on Goodreads Forreviews got to www.realitybites letsgetlost.blogspot Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com realitybitesletsgetlostCopy kindly provided by the author for an honest review

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    This was what I was like when I got the ARC for RICARDOThis was what I was like after finishing RICARDOThat ending Be still my beating heart, I have fallen for a hitman who is both an arsehole and one beautiful bastard I can t wait until Brando is out, I want his book in my grubby hands now He was sexy as hell.Okay I ll stop talking about Ricardo s brother and actually attempt to do a proper review sigh I hate doing reviews because I m lazy, but this book is worth doing one This was what I was like when I got the ARC for RICARDOThis was what I was like after finishing RICARDOThat ending Be still my beating heart, I have fallen for a hitman who is both an arsehole and one beautiful bastard I can t wait until Brando is out, I want his book in my grubby hands now He was sexy as hell.Okay I ll stop talking about Ricardo s brother and actually attempt to do a proper review sigh I hate doing reviews because I m lazy, but this book is worth doing one for It was action packed, with mafia hotness galore This must be the hottest mafia family, because I was drooling overthan one of the brothers Of course Brando was my favourite, how could he not be He looks like Jagger from MMN but is a bigger arsehole Why do I love the arseholes in books I m talking about him again Back to Ricardo, the main man of the story, the one on the cover and the oldest of the brothers He was one hot tamale with a roaring hot temper He has Intermittent explosive disorder, which makes it very hard for him to control his temper He doesn t just have a bad temper, he has violent rages When he loses control he can even hurt the ones he loves, without realizing it I ve never heard of this condition, so looked it up on Google, and learned something new.Okay I m digressing His love interest is Bianca D Angelo from MMN Yippee Bianca finally gets a man who wants her Boy, does Ricardo want her and bad The sex scenes were hotter than hot He is one tamale I want to peel and lick even if he burns my tongue Ivy wanted to do the same to him But alas assassin bitch he didn t want you hahahahahha Brando wants her though, but he wasn t very nice about getting something from her During that scene my eyes were popping out I loved it.I m doing a terrible review I ll get down to the nitty gritty The story captured me straight away with the mafia war This nasty don wants to kill Ricardo s nieces so he is asked to protect them, which flings them eveninto the war Ricardo also has to contend with his mother, who is a bitch from hell She doesn t want him to be don so causes him major trouble Cutting to the chase After a certain point in the story everything came together and the author lit the fuse and whooosh, like one of the rock propelled grenades in the book, the story shot off at fall speed and was very fast paced All hell broke loose and there was major action The Vipers, the female assassins, were GREAT They were kick ass fighters and so entertaining to read about And the brothers fought hard too I loved the twins, Dominic and Vinnie were super hilarious and I definitely want to jam with the sexy rockers, you know what I mean Salvatore was super lovely, and I felt terrible for something that went down in relation to him.Sigh I will stop All the brothers were delish I will look forward tostories about the Santini brothers, the sexy SOBs I will also look forward to those viper assassins entertaining me Bring on BRANDO baby

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    BLOGGERS Blog Tour as well as love, power plays, seduction, and heart pounding decision making where one mistake could result in blood, loss, r BLOGGERS Blog Tour Blitz Sign Up HERE I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review Thank you SO MUCH hun Review to be posted on my blog on August 1st, 2014 3.5 stars A stunning, intricate, action packed masterpiece filled with a wide array of entanglements from secrets, lies, betrayal, revenge, deception, old and new foes and enemies as well as love, power plays, seduction, and heart pounding decision making where one mistake could result in blood, loss, ruin, and even an all out war My thoughts As an entirety, the plot, story line, and characters were well crafted and thought out There are some issues with cohesiveness and execution in certain significant turning points and character points, but overall, I thought everything to be fresh and to be out of the box compared to a lot of reads I ve come across in a long time But on a side noteAnd this is just PURELY a suggestion, but maybe it would have been better to have moved the characters and glossary to the back of the book I don t know For me, it would have relieved the initial tension and anxiety I had when starting Ricardo because opening the beginning pages was extremely frightening and overwhelming I mean, as a person who knows about 10 words of Italian and to get a crash course of it and 30 people from five different mafia families and their backgrounds was a bit stupefying and mind boggling to say the least SO, WITH THAT SAIDAll in all, I do recommend this read to those who are looking for a dark mafia romance But then again, since when are mafia reads ever lightWouldn t that defeat the purpose of being in a mafia or reading one of that particular genre in the first place The build up angst and uncertainty of the situation is what sells it for me I m sure it does for you readers as well Be prepared for the first in a series guys Ricardo s coming to your e readers August 14th, 2014

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    3 stars This is my first Marita Hansen book and definitely will not be my last I liked Ricardo but I just didn t love it I appreciated how Marita Hansen created this brutal world of mafia crime syndicates and their families with it colorful characters And while the action is intense, this fell a bit short on the romance side This book is about a war between two mafia families and Ricardo as the titular character fights for the Santini family our main family protagonist But it s not as si 3 stars This is my first Marita Hansen book and definitely will not be my last I liked Ricardo but I just didn t love it I appreciated how Marita Hansen created this brutal world of mafia crime syndicates and their families with it colorful characters And while the action is intense, this fell a bit short on the romance side This book is about a war between two mafia families and Ricardo as the titular character fights for the Santini family our main family protagonist But it s not as simple as that because aside from the Landi s other families are also involved the Rossi, Donatelli and the D Angelo s Throw in some super secret group of assassins, this book just throws you one surprising twist after another Which I enjoyed For the most part Now for the positivesThe twists and turns of this book keep me glued to Kindle Simply put, I was entertained, amused, shocked by the events as they unfolded in the book Some of the things that happened were brutal and some made me tear up a little bit Another positive is Ricardo I liked him I feel his pain and his dilemma especially in dealing with his condition I also liked most of the side characters especially Dominic and Vinnie and Salvatore Their banter was great and is a high point in the story for me They brought comedic relief to an otherwise violent and depressing book Now for the not so positive thingsThis book had too much going on I got overwhelmed by too many things that are happening at once Too many families are involved with too many personalities that I could hardly keep up with who s who The Glossary did help but it s a bit of a hassle since who really wants to keep flipping back to the glossary when all you want to do is read No one But they helped a little But still, it got really convoluted While all these exciting machinations going on with the families involved, Ricardo must also contend with the return of his first love Bianca Now Bianca, I learned, is a character from Marita s other series My Master s Nightmare Now, I haven t read that series, which probably affected my overall enjoyment of this book because I never really understood Bianca s backstory, KWIM It also didn t help that except for the sex, Ricardo and Bianca didn t really spend much time together Their romance wasof an afterthought, a side show to the mafia war And I wantedOverall ThoughtsDespite my problems with this book, it still managed to captivate and hold my attention The characters are intriguing enough that I ll definitely be continuing on with the series just to see how things are going to be after that last chapter And lastly, while My Master s Nightmare is not a prerequisite in order for you to enjoy this book, I still feel that it would help with the backstory if you ll read that series especially with Bianca Other than that, not having read My Master s Nightmare shouldn t hinder you for picking this on up and reading it A copy was provided by Marita Hansen for an honest review.

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    Describe this book in one gifChapter One Book begins with Valentino as POV He is talking to his body guard, Niko It s like a fucking role call He has a man ho half brother, Alessandro Pedro Landi, Don to one of five mafia families on the island A dead wife, Maria, murdered by Landi mafia Maria s family is on the run from the Landi His oldest brother, Ricardo , who no one is crazier norevil than and who he hopes will usurp power over his family from their father and Concetta Describe this book in one gifChapter One Book begins with Valentino as POV He is talking to his body guard, Niko It s like a fucking role call He has a man ho half brother, Alessandro Pedro Landi, Don to one of five mafia families on the island A dead wife, Maria, murdered by Landi mafia Maria s family is on the run from the Landi His oldest brother, Ricardo , who no one is crazier norevil than and who he hopes will usurp power over his family from their father and Concetta Santini Concetta Santini, stepmom and who he thinks ordered his own mother s death Black Vipers, female assassins hired by Don Landi to kill Valentino The Rossos.no fucking idea at all who the fuck they are But apparently, unlike the Landi who only attack when provoked, the Rossos kill defenseless children The point of this role call is that Valentino needs Ricardo to take his daughters in because he s about to get whacked So, in walks Ricardo Chapter Two Bianca D Angelo is at the POV helm She was with Alessandro and his girlfriend when the Donatelli caused them to wreck She ran, leaving Alessandro and girlfriend with guns pointed at them She s being chased by the most hated mafia family on the island, the Donatelli I presume These are also the peeps who murdered Pedro Landi s daughters They re after her because she accidentally killed the Don s nephew while attempting to poison her sadistic husband No worries, she said he deserved it, too As she s running, she notes she s in the worst area of town thanks to the Rosso famiglia who fill shit with sex and grime She finds herself at a Rosso strip club, but she can t get in because apparently everyone on the island knows that the D Angelos are under house arrest Why How Who knows.Anyway, blow job for a phone, says the bouncer Runs Oh, how she wishes she was on the neighboring island with her parents because her husband is indeed dead Who knows how and her lover, Jagger, has forsaken her for another woman Bazam Nostalgia time over because suddenly two new peeps are harassing her, one of whom is Tito Donatelli, a Rossos pimp He just so happens to be the nephew of the man she poisoned OOOOOOH, hope he doesn t recognize her Tito and his buddy, Malik, stone her, and thenthey of courserecognize her Run Caught They ll molest her before taking her to Christo, their Don Somehow, the bitch manages to squeeze Malik s balls and hard dick in a death grip that brings him to his knees while simultaneously nut punching Tito Damn, that s talent there She s off running again Across the hills and fields she goes to the Santini compound Collapses just shy of it Each branch of role call looks a lot like Chapter Three Back to Ricardo and Valentino Only this time it s Ricardo s POV Three POVs in three chapters with all this role call shit Dear Kindle Bears, please help me Ricardo empathizes with ol Valentino because he too lost a her being murdered by Pedro Landi Only two women had ever held his interest Ghita and Bianca one love was dead and one love walked away from him Refocusing Val take my kids and protect em Ricardo mommy will make their lives hell, but sure Where are they In hiding with Spinelli, a family connected to the Donatelli, the bastard responsible for the war The Spinelli are protectors, though, and have deceived the Donatelli for years to protect innocent peeps Ricardo All s good Bye Uhoh, a Pedro Landi convoy pulls up, and that s the fat fuck that killed his woman Head soldier, Nero, keeps Ricardo from reacting You see he can t kill the fucker because the club is a place of business, not war Boom Bomb Valentino s Lamborghini explodes Dead Val Dead Niko Family meeting time And the fucking role call goes into OVERDRIVE Salvatore, yet another brother to Ricardo, is the gentle giant His wife is Rosa, and they re soul mates Four brothers were absent from the meeting, one of whom was visiting the Vatican because he s a priest Meet Brando He s the third oldest He s annoyed at his required attendance because his soul is an endless pit of hate And he s the only one with black hair golden eyes, which made him looklike a beautiful D Angelo, specifically Jagger a cousin Twenty nine year old twins, Vinnie and Dominic, are the smart mouthed, tat ed up, pierced, scruffy musicians of the group Anna, Ricardo s sister, and her hubby Bella, a wheelchair bound sister and Luciano, another brother Well, they must not be of import as they only get a single sentence of Hey they re there Fighting ensues over if they ll avenge Val, who s the black sheep More fighting over who will lead because their dad is not longer capable of being Don because of a mysterious illness Uhm Vote All yeah, but Brando Brando and Ricardo have a passing match, complete with the mommy card being dropped a dozen times So, now Ricardo is Don but mom s gonna be mad as fuck and need to be avoided because apparently she s so vile that she d fuck her own children up over this Don situation They fight over how to take out all these other fuckers blowing shit up, spies, assassins, in their homes and beds, etc Sergio, the glossed over husband of Anna, injects that he lost a sister and brother in law and therefore supports killing the f rs in their beds Oops. Back to Val s daughters that Ricardo still has to go get Nope. Not so fast because a soldier just walked in holding his run away ex lover, Bianca D Angelo Chapter Four Without another word, he strode across the room carrying Bianca up the staircase He stopped outside his bedroom door, realizing he couldn t take her in there There was proper etiquette, her integrity also needed protection He moved to the neighboring door, his previous lover s room Strangely, Ricardo felt no grief over Ghita s death only fury, which he didn t understand She may have only been his lover for a short time but he d known her a lifetime, so he should ve felt something other than anger Wait just a fucking minute didn t he say this earlier of Ghita He couldn t stand weak people, which was why he d loved Ghita She d been a strong woman, who d never allowed him to railroad her like all the other women he d been with Only two women had ever held his attention, Ghita and Bianca So, now Bianca s in his arms, his old lover was meaningless, huh Done The above is just from the f ing sample I feel like I need a flow chart, pie graph, police family tree board of who s who to even begin to keep up with how all over the place this shit is There s a thing called too much, and this is it I might be willing to overlook it all if the romance had hope, but with a dead husband, a dead lover, and a runaway lover, even the romance is a dead fish waiting to

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    3,5 STARSNow we all know I simply CAN NOT say no to a book with Mafia families So when I saw this one, I knew I had to get my hands on it ASAP And I really enjoyed it, I did There were certain problems with it, though First off, I had a VERY difficult time getting into the story from the beginning I got overwhelmed with over 30 characters introduced, from 5 different Mafia families, and really struggled trying to keep their names and back stories in mind Apparently, some of3,5 STARSNow we all know I simply CAN NOT say no to a book with Mafia families So when I saw this one, I knew I had to get my hands on it ASAP And I really enjoyed it, I did There were certain problems with it, though First off, I had a VERY difficult time getting into the story from the beginning I got overwhelmed with over 30 characters introduced, from 5 different Mafia families, and really struggled trying to keep their names and back stories in mind Apparently, some of the characters are familiar to people who have read My Masters Nightmare Season 1, Ep 1 Taken series, but this is the first book I ve read by Marita A Hansen, so I kept forgetting who is who and got all WHO THE HELL WAS THAT constantly.Secondly, I have to admit that the action was intense and fast paced, but the romance side of the book fell a bit short There was always a lot going on, leaving no time for romance, AT ALL I m a romance reader, so this bothered me.Lastly, having lots of characters ended up pushing the main characters R cardo and Bianca on the back The rebellious brother Brando wasimpressive than Ricardo, in his own book The male lead shouldn t be outshined by a supporting character Ever And don t even get me started on Bianca, she was eveninvisible than Ricardo Even though Ricardo and Bianca are the main couple, it honestly didn t feel that way Ricardo Santini started off as a VERY interesting character He has extreme anger issues and has been diagnosed with a condition called Intermittent Explosive Disorder and due to an experimental drug he has taken for his condition 8 years ago, he has lost feeling in most of his body He is a bad ass Mafia boss, Don of the Santini Family He is brutal, cold and ruthless.You see, he was perfect at first But after some point, I started to feel unimpressed by him Maybe it was the lack of romance, or maybe the fact that some of his brothers wereinteresting than him, but I was certainly disappointed with Ricardo as a character.It was the same way with Bianca She is the kind of woman that has left her first and only true love, Ricardo, due to his uncontrollable rage She is the kind of woman that has poisoned her own husband when he hit and hurt her She is shown as a strong and independent woman But then she does ABSOLUTELY NOTHING throughout the whole book My God, she was SO LAME Now let s talk about the other Santini brothers BrandoThe best character in the book He stole the show in every scene he came in Can t wait to read about his story in Brando Vinnie and DominicSo cool and hilarious These two kept making me smile with their wicked humor SalvatoreJustwhy, God, why ValentinoI d like to seeof the other siblings in the next books, they all look very interesting Now, if you ll excuse me, I d like to go calculate how manydays I ve got to wait for Brando and his wicked ways

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