Rocco (Ruin & Revenge)

Library borrow

Publisher’s Synopsis:
Mafia enforcer Rocco De Lucchi is the best in the business.

Cold, hard, and utterly ruthless, Rocco is the most dangerous of men. Feelings are a luxury he cannot afford – until a chance encounter brings him face to face with the only woman who found her way into his heart and touched his soul.

Grace Mantini has spent her whole life running from the mob. The daughter of the boss’s right-hand man, she is both a prize and a target. When Rocco walks back into her life, she wants nothing to do with the man who betrayed her and broke her heart. But only Rocco can protect her from the dangerous forces that seek to destroy her family. Can they escape the hands of fate closing around them? Or will love be the kiss of death for them both?

Rellim’s Thoughts:
DNF. I think if the statutory rape had just been mentioned, I could have handled it ~ but at 35% and the author is still constantly glorifying/romanticizing a relationship between a 16yo and a 26yo, I just can’t. I probably could have handled even a 16yo & a 20yo (I tend to feel if the couple could have theoretically been in high school at the same times then it loses the creepy factor).

Also Grace was super inconsistent. She hates the mafia, hates Rocco/Frankie, wants out, etc and the next minute she’s making out with him, sleeping in the same bed as him, asserting her mafia princess standing. Back n forth, back n forth. It was exhausting.

This whole thing felt like old school bodice ripper romance in a mafia world. Such a shame because I really enjoyed Nico & Luca.

If it weren’t for the amazing narration by Aiden Snow ~ I probably would have ditched it earlier.

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