Retaliation (A Vindicator Series Novel Book 3) by Kathy Coopmans

A Bookworm Review by Ana


Mafia Romance

I give this book 5 stars!

You can’t forget your past because someday it can return.

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As far back as I can remember, I pushed away those ugly demons looping their venom around my brain.
Trying to turn me into a man I never wanted to be.
“Do what we say or die.”
Words filled with poison, they slowly dripped in my veins, leaving me a mess of a man, and walking that thin line between
right and wrong.
I never wanted to be a killer; now it’s a craving I need to survive.
The man I used to be never wanted to cause anyone an ounce of unbearable pain, because I know first-hand what it feels
That choking in your throat, barely able to breathe heartbreak of those who died, left behind.
The men I’m killing, they left me no choice but to walk a line chalked with retaliation.
To leave the woman I love behind.
I didn’t take a life like they claim to cause her pain. I sacrificed a lifetime with her to keep her alive.
But, after fourteen years of her living that lie, I’m crossing another line.
One I was warned to never step over.
“Stay away from her, or she dies.”
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Oh boy… The book I’ve been wanting to read for so long is finally complete and waiting for me on my kindle…
How can I keep reading the other books I have to finished when this masterpiece is waiting for me? I can’t read them fast enough because I know that once I start to read this book I’ll not be able to stop…
Kathy Coopmans has been a constant in my reading life and let me tell you that I hadn’t read enough books from her. I’m always eager to read more and more…
Her writing is hot, wild, raw and intense. Just get ready to be drowned by the flow of feelings…
Retaliation is her latest release and it’s the third book from the Vindicator series.
But before I tell you more about this new book I need to tell you something. Despite the fact that all books are standalones I tottaly advise you to read Vengeance and Warrant first. These two books will get you a better insight for this new book.
Just go for it.
This new book explores the lifes of Nick and Blair.
Nick didn’t have a normal childhood. Being the heir to the Bratva mob they expected him to fulfill a few demands. He suffered a lot and that made him the man he is today. He’s a killer and left everything behind.
Blair thought that she had it all. The love of her life right beside her but then he disappears… Now, 14 yeas later she’s a successful lawyer that was given the option for a job… But what will she do? Accepted or deny? Or will her past get in the way?
Will Retaliation solve everything? Will it be enough?
Do you know what perfection is? I’ll tell you what it is… It’s this book right here.
When I ended it my heart was so full I thought it would burst…
This book nailed it and made this series even better.
Superb plot, very well written, super engaging and intense.
All chapters were surrounded by a cloud of darkness and with so much more between each phrase that I can’t spoil.
It was nearly impossible to stop reading because the way each chapter ended made me want to keep reading and reading.
This book presented us with madness, crime, punishment, drama, betrayal but also with so much love, loyalty, friendship and some pretty hot scenes… Oh boy…
I’m not saying anything more because I refuse to spoil so I advise you to grab book 1 and then go from there.
Kathy… Oh Kathy… What can I say?
You are a genius behind a pen. The way your mind works has the ability to hypnotise me…but I wouldn’t change a thing.
Please tell me that Caden will have his own book? Please…
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USA Today Best Selling Author Kathy Coopmans is a Michigan native where she lives with her husband, Tony. They have two son’s Aaron and Shane.
She is a sports nut. Her favorite sports include NASCAR, Baseball, and Football.
She has recently retired from her day job to become a full-time writer.
She has always been an avid reader and at the young age of 50 decided she wanted to write. She claims she can do several things at once and still stay on task. Her favorite quote is “I got this”.

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The Hit: Bratva Vows Book Two by S.R. Jones

A Bookworm Review by Ana

The Hit

Mafia Dark Romance

I give this book 5 stars!

Will you keep this Gift??? Or give it away…

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The reading order for the Bratva Vows series is:
The Trap: Free Prequel
The Gift: Book one
The Hit: Book Two

Keep your friends close, and your enemies in your bed….

Given to him;
A cold-blooded, unforgiving hitman,
with sexy eyes and an irresistible body.
I only went and fell for him. Believed the lie of his beauty.
But it all turned ugly and dark, and now I’m adrift.

A gift—mine!
To own, to keep.
I believed she belonged to me.
Let myself hope.
But it all came crashing down in the worst way.
Now I have to figure out if I can save her.
Save myself.
Because when lies and deceit fall away.
Can the truth be enough?

Praise for the series:

“One of the best Mafia books I have ever read” Amazon reviewer

“An intense and compelling dark romance” Amazon reviewer.

“Oh my God! This book is insane! I devoured it.” Tami Lund Author.

“The best hero I’ve read in a VERY long time”

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Oh my lord… I was waiting for this book for so long that I thought I would go bananas…
The impact the first book had in me made eager to read the next one.
SR Jones has a way with words that will hook you up… It happened to me and I had only read one book.
Her writing is raw, wild, dark and with so much feelings and emotions in between… I can’t say enough to make her justice.
The Hit is the third book from the Bratva Vows series and you must read the prequel The Trap and then The  Gift. It’s imperative that you read them because if you don’t you will not be able to understand this book.
This book keeps telling us Andrius and Violet’s story…
As you know Violet was gifted to Andrius by a Mafia Lord. A gift Andrius didn’t wanted but kept it.
But things have happened and now…
OMG why? Why? Why? I want more… Please… More…
I’m in love. This series nailed it and left me wanting to know more about a few characters that are mentioned in this book. The need to know how? Why? When? I have a bunch of questions that need answers.
Amazing plot, super engaging, hot, wild and dark.
It was amazing the way this story progressed because it left me wanting to keep reading and reading.
How can someone have so much deamons and be able to fight them all?
This book presented us with love, loyalty, desire as well and revenge, loss, betrayal and crime…
So much had happened that I saw myself biting my nails… Oh lord.
This book was the perfect combination of drama and desire.
SR Jones I’m in love and I can’t wait to read your other books…
When will we have Damon’s story? Soon right?
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Hi Guys. I’m a UK based author who loves to read and write all things romance.

As Skye Jones I write steamy paranormal romance.

As S.R. Jones I write darker, contemporary romance and romantic suspense.

One thing my books have in common are tortured alpha heroes that are oh-so-redeemable!

I live in Yorkshire, and get lots of inspiration from the windswept moors, the old stone buildings and the Celtic myths of this fair isle.

My dogs are my favorite people, although I tell my husband I’m quite fond of him too 😉

I love chocolate and Starbuck’s Mochas and keep meaning to give them up for a life of yoga and fresh juices, but it never happens!

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Devious: A Dark Mafia Romance (Deviant Series Book 1) by Angela Snyder

A Bookworm Review by Ana


Dark Mafia Romance

I give this book 5 stars!

True love can’t be forgotten but you can try and sabotage it…

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When I meet Victoria, it’s not for the first time like she believes.

Victoria doesn’t remember me.

We met years ago when we were children. When we were innocent.

But my innocence and childhood were stolen from me by her father.

And now she’s the key to finally getting my revenge.

I have a plan in place. A simple one. Make her fall for me, so that I can get back at the man who destroyed my life and murdered my family.

I’ll use her. Take what I want. And not give a single f**k.

But the closer I get to Victoria, the more my old, locked away feelings for her start to resurface and bleed through my dark heart.

And when the moment comes to take my revenge, will I be able to pull the trigger if it means I could ultimately lose her forever?

**Note: Devious is Book 1 of the Deviant Series and is not intended to be read as a standalone. Victorious, Book 2 of the Deviant Series and the conclusion of the duet, is now available for pre-order on Amazon and will be published in March of 2019.**



I’ve been following this author’s career for a while now and I can assure you that once you start reading her books you will be hooked… The way she tells her stories will melt your heart but also your panties… Lol
Angela Snyder is the author that I’m talking about and her writing is raw and intense, hot and wild and with all that matters.
Devious is her latest release and it’s included in the Wanted Anthology and it’s the first book from The Deviant series.
This book explores the lifes of Victoria and Damon.
Damon’s childhood was stolen by a very bad man and that made him the man he is today. He had meet Victoria when they were kids but she doesn’t recognize him. He has only one goal and that it’s to get his revenge against her father through her but…
Victoria was a sweet girl that lost so much one day. Not only had she lost her mother on an accident but she had also lost her best friend due to a fire. Since that day, she’s not the same sweet girl. But some of that is because of her father. He’s a ruthless man that take no prisoners. Years later she’s not the same. Her father hasnt been present for her but money can pay everything right? How can she be free? How can she find happiness when she feels so lonely?
Seriously…. Seriously… It’s over?? Like this??
Oh sweet lord… I’m mad… So mad… But in a good way…
The plot is superb, very well written, super engaging, suspenseful and intense. Each scene was super detailed and made reading this book so much more appealing.
The interaction between the characters is perfect despite all the darkness that surrounds them.
How can you move forward when your past keeps keeping you back? How can you give your heart when your soul is super black?
This book gives us love, loyalty, friendship but all is blackened due to crime, betrayal, deceive and lies.
And then the end left me mad…
Seriously Angela?? Why? Why? Why? Where’s book 2?
I need it right now… Please… I need more… I need to know…

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Angela Snyder is a New York Times bestselling author. Angela grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania with a passion for reading and writing stories since she was a child. She recently decided to pursue her lifelong dream and published her debut novel, Vampire Next Door, in 2013. Angela currently lives in an even smaller town in Pennsylvania with her husband and her very spoiled Golden Retriever.

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Mafia Princess (Royal Mafia Book 1) by Bella J.

A Bookworm Review by Ana

Mafia Princess

Romantic Suspense

I give this book 5 stars!

Why follow the rules if being a rebel is so much fun??? But is your life worth the danger?

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Rules. I’m starting to think I have the natural talent for breaking them.

I hate rules. Always have. Especially since I had them shoved in my face my entire life.

I didn’t ask to be a Valenti. And I sure as hell didn’t agree to follow all their goddamn rules.

Yet it’s been years since I broke one of my family’s most cardinal laws. It was a mistake—I know that now. But that’s the thing about mistakes. You never know you’re about to make one until it’s too late.

Unfortunately, every transgression, every wrong decision has a way to demand atonement. No matter if it’s hours, days, or years after.

I’m still waiting for my past mistakes to exact payment. It’ll come. I know it will.

But now, while I’m sitting in the interrogation room staring at the sinfully gorgeous Detective Lorik Stone, I can’t help but think about all my family’s rules…

…and how I’m about to break another one.

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It’s no news to anyone that I freaking love Mafia books. It’s a new genre that I found not to long ago but it was love at first sight. The darker the books are, the more I love them…
I’m new to this author but let me just say that starting like this I’ll be stalking her forever…
Bella J, like I said, is a new author to me and her writing just nailed it. It’s dark, it’s wild, it’s intense and forbidden. Oh boy… The cover is stunning and the blurb just caught my interest so I needed to read it and fast.
Mafia Princess is her latest release and tells the stories of Karina and Lorik.
Katina was born into the Mafia world. She’s feisty and a rebel always looking to break any rules she can. She’s fed up with this live but things are about to change… But for the better or for the worse?
Lorik is a detective following the Valentis family for years. He’s trying for years to dismantle this family but he wasn’t expecting Karina…
When these two meet sparks fly but they can’t be together… But will they listen?
Jesus… What the hell just happened? What a book… What a story…
The plot is amazing, super engaging and intense. Each scene left me breathless and nervous at the same time. Things were happening in a way that I couldn’t maintain calm… I wanted to keep reading and reading but I was always interrupted… Seriously…
The chemistry these two share is so strong and so wrong at the same time. But you know what they say right? The forbidden fruit is always the most desirable…
This book presented us with love, passion, desire as well as crime, darkness, drama. Just get ready to get into a crazy world.
Oh Bella… This book is amazing and I want more… Can we please have more?
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All the way from Cape Town, South Africa, Bella J lives for the days when she’s able to retreat to her writer’s cave where she can get lost in her little pretend world of romance, love, and insanely hot bad boys.

Bella J is a Hybrid Author with both Self-Published and Traditional Published work. Even though her novels range from drama, to comedy, to suspense, it’s the dark, twisted side of romance she loves the most.

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Cartel B!tch: Almanza Crime Family Duet by Chelsea Camaron

A Bookworm Review by Ana

Cartel Bitch

Mafia Romance

I give this book 5 stars!

There is no way to erase a true love. Life can be a B!tch but you have to fight…

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There was a fine line between love and hate, we walked it together.

I’m to be feared.
When your family is as much a friend as an enemy, there is no one to trust.
I am Javier Almanza.
Cartel kingpin.
No one can touch me.
No one can hurt me …
Except her.

Mari Belle Dominguez.

He was raised as family.
My brother’s best friend, my first kiss, and my first betrayal.
He planned to make me his Cartel Bitch.
The joke was on him; I’d never break nor would I bend.
I would fight until the end for myself.
My will was stronger than his want.
He would soon see.

This is book one in the Almanza Crime Family Duet and a full-length standalone romance. This is a dark, edge of your seat romantic suspense novel featuring an antihero, so there is a level of violence inside that may not be suitable for some readers. This is not meant to be an actual depiction of life inside a Cartel but rather a work of fiction meant to entertain.



Dear God where am I going to get myself into?
I know this author from previous works and I was stunned by them and now I have a new book ready to be devour and I can’t get even more excited…
Even if I didn’t knew this author I would give this book a chance because just the tittle was my undoing. And to top it all the blurb was engaging, hot, intense… And that cover….. Oh boy that cover…
Chelsea Camaron is the bomb with books and her writting is something else. It’s intense, it’s intriguing, sexy and wild and once you started it you can’t put it down. I was amazed by her MC books and when I found out that she was writing a mafia series I was ecstatic.
Cartel Bitch is her latest release and tells the stories of Javier and Mari. This book is the first one of a duet. Oh boy…
Javier is a cartel boss. He’s a total badass, he’s the one who could haunt your dreams, the one you should be afraid of. He’s untouchable, but he as a soft spot…
Marni just wanted to get away from her life in Mexico but sometimes what we wish for can become what we don’t want.
Javier and Mari have known each other since they were kids. They had a love for each other so real and so sweet that time couldn’t erase until the day she was kidnapped.
And I’m done talking. I can’t say another word because I refuse to spoil. I won’t do it so you better start reading it .
The thing that made me fall in love with the story was the fact that we have not only the past but also the present and that for me is a must. I wanted to know what happened that lead to this moment.
The plot is superb, very well written, super engaging and dark. The interation between the characters is intense and raw and you can see their growth.
The story progressed in a way that I couldn’t put it down. I was so engaged into the story that I wanted to slap anyone if they had the audacity to interrupt me.
I was scared, enraged, in love or insane… All the emotions were swirl inside my head. Dayum I almost couldn’t take it.
This book is a very dark one, so you need to be very careful and read the blurb. If you know you can handle it then go for it.
There were parts of the book that I wanted to get into it and kill someone… Dayum…
This book presented us with crime, punishment, betrayal, deceive as well as love, friendship and so much more.
Oh boy Chelsea…. You rock woman. This book is freaking amazing and I can’t wait for Cartel Queen to arrive. Please let the wait be small… Please…
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USA Today Bestselling Author Chelsea Camaron was born and raised in Coastal North Carolina. She currently resides in Southern Louisiana with her husband and two children but her heart is always Carolina day dreaming.

Chelsea always wanted to be a writer, but like most of us, let fear of the unknown grab a hold of her dream; she realized that if she was going to tell her daughter to go for her dreams, that it was time to follow her own advice.

Chelsea grew up turning wrenches alongside her father, and from that grew her love for old muscle cars and Harley Davidson motorcycles, which just so happened to inspired her ‘Daddy’s Girls’ series. Her love for reading has sparked a new love for writing and she currently has a few more projects in the works.

When she is not spending her days writing you can find her playing with her kids, attending car shows, going on motorcycle rides on the back of her husband’s Harley, snuggling down with her new favorite book or watching any movie that Vin Diesel might happen to be in.

She hates being serious and is still a big kid at heart. She is a small town country girl enjoying life and, Chelsea hopes that her readers remember not to take life too seriously and to embrace your inner five year old, because five year olds know how to enjoy the simple things in life and how to always have fun.

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Book Review: Amore

 “It is not love that defines us, Julietta. It is love that destroys us.”

I’m just a normal girl.

Or so you would think.
I’ve never thought of myself as anything different.
Until I met him.
He doesn’t think I’m normal.
He thinks I’m special.
Special enough to be in his life.
Special enough to enter his world.
Special enough for his bed.
Rafael Lencioni. Dangerous. Beautiful. Terrifying.
My story is the one that’s never told.
I’m not the daughter.
I’m not the wife.
I’m not a sister or a mother.
I’m not his enemy and I’m not his friend.
I’m not who you think I am.
So for me to fit into their world, I have to do something I never wanted in my life.
Something I would have frowned upon until I met him.
I have to change who I am.
I have to shut down my heart.
I have to accept my place.
My body belongs to him.
My heart isn’t permitted to.
Those are his rules.
But rules were made to be broken…right?




“I stare into eyes. Rafael Lencioni’s soulless, perfect, brown eyes.”

This book was something new for me. I’ve never been a reader who enjoys reading about cheating in any form, and it has often been a situation which has caused me to put down a book. But the idea of delving into the world of the Mafia … I couldn’t resist. The perspective of this book was unique as well.

We meet Julietta, an everyday girl who works as a nurse, and goes out to have a good time. In going out she meets Rafael, a man who not only owns the club, but is an influential leader in the local mob organization. He offers Julietta a place in this world, his world, but at a price …

This story explores a side of romance which is often left out, the concept of a mistress. Most would look at this woman through eyes of judgment and dismiss her as simply being a whore. But, could there ever be more to it than that? This story explores the idea of a mistress, not in a secretive & degrading way, but as a necessary position in the order of a society. The mafia does not exist on the same rules as the “normal” world, and in order to secure respect in your position there are many tasks which you must complete. One of these, as a man, is to secure a mistress.

Throughout the story you are introduced to multiple complex characters. Although at times I found myself judging the characters for their choices/actions, in their situations, I’m not certain what I’d have done. Feelings swirl around under the surface of each character causing them to make choices, sacrifices, and even life changes they would normally NOT be making.

Overall the book had an interesting perspective. It brought to light the complexity of human interaction and well as the depth of emotion. The story introduces a tangled web of character decisions which began decades before we meet these characters. The stage was being set and now we must watch how these choices play out through the entire set of characters.