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Awakening

A Dark Mafia Romance, Book 2
Narrated by: Jack Calihan
Series: Dark Mafia Romance, Book 2
Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
Categories: Romance, Suspense
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I wasn't capable of love. Not until I met Cora.

My angel.

I’ve claimed every inch of her body, and I only want more.

I’m a man who craves control, but her power over me is absolute.

She holds my heart in her hands.

She can never find out.

The demons in this city want to destroy her.

It’s my job to protect her innocence. Lock her safe in my high tower.

But I’m the danger that she’s trying to escape.

The ruthless man in her bed.

A demon worse than all the others.

One who cannot save her from himself.

©2019 Stasia Black and Lee Savino (P)2019 Stasia Black and Lee Savino

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Careless herione

In this book, we saw a different side to Cora. She was much more adventurous and took careless risks like sneaking out of the house and lying or evading her security detail. She was out and about trying to make friends unbeknownst to Marcus because he was so busy dealing with his businesses. There was a lot of suspense in this book. Cora even went to Marcus's enemy AJ's strip club and ran into all kinds of problems there. She tends to end up in the wrong place at the wrong time. The end of the book was really suspenseful and so good. I cannot wait for the next book to come to Audible. I highly recommend this dark mafia series.

Jack Calihan, as always did an outstanding job with the narration. I was given this free copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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amazing


When I started reading I couldn't put it down. Lee Savino is magnifysent and amazing writer.I cannot wait to read more of there books.Keep up the great work.You should definitely read this book.Can't wait for the next book.

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Wow... just wow!

Ok... this was fantastic!!! Cora is in what she thinks of as a one sided marriage. She lives Marcus, but heard him tell Charo that she was nothing but a means to an end when she awoke from her coma.

Marcus keeps himself distant and cold, he doesn’t want to be perceived as having any weakness. His wife being close is a weakness.

Things happen that make him realize that he lives her and doesn’t want to lose her... she is not just a possession. He loves her.

Trying to help friends, Cora makes some bad decisions and because of that, finds out just how brutal her husband can be.

This is such a great story! I love this writing duo.. there is intensity and intrigue in their stories that keep me wanting more! And Jack Calihan.. his voice is perfect for these characters!!!

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Terrific Story & Narration🎧 Intense & Captivating!

This is another great collaboration by Stasia Black and Lee Savino in this second book of their “A Dark Mafia Romance” series. They created a dark and twisted world, a criminal underworld, where Marcus is the King. A great modern day spin and retelling of the Greek Myth “Orpheus and Eurydice”. In the first book, Innocence” Cora landed right into his lap. He had made her feel safe and secure only to pull the rug out from under her. Cora is now stuck in this relationship, she wants it to be more than it is but does not think Marcus will ever see her as anything but a pawn to maintain control in his world. It is great to see their relationship is growing, even though Cora does not see it and has her insecurities. She has a little more freedom in this book and while Marcus is off doing his business she goes off on her own trying to help and do right but she winds up getting in over her head. A lot goes on in this book, there is plenty of drama, angst, action, some suspense and mind-blowing as well as some steamy romance. Thank you, Stasia Black and Lee Savino for another great story and emotional rollercoaster ride. I am looking forward to see what happens when Marcus finds out what really happened.

Jack Calihan is a fantastic narrator and voice artist. He continues to bring the characters to life giving each their own voice and personality, as well as heart and attitude. His portrayal of the characters is spot on, he captures their emotions and passion and projects them into his performance. He is an entertaining storyteller and a pleasure to listen to. Jack Calihan, thank you for another great listen🎧

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Oh Gods..... it was great.

Loved the story... pretty typical... had me annoyed and frustrated as usual...in a good way. my only issue is the narrator always pronounced God as "gods".... sounded like a kid with a lisp....but since his voice is sexy.... you can live with it haha.

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Wonderful!

I love this book by Lee Savino, she is one of my favorite authors! And to collaborate with Stasia Black makes it even better! Of course, Jack Calihan narrating is the cherry on top!

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Can’t finish it.

While the story is pretty good, I can’t get around the distraction of the ‘s’ at the end of the word ‘god’. Godsdamn? Really? No one says that.

The narrator’s voice for Marcus is too over dramatic. But what finished it for me was when, at the end of book one, Cora heard Marcus say how little he cared for her (she didn’t know it wasn’t true) and her wimpy sex-haze kept her sweetly trying to win him over afterward.

I’m sure she comes around before the end, but it’s too late for me.

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So Much is Happening!

I have waited for book two! and now I am going to be dying for book 3! I really liked the story. I couldn't wait to see how everything kept happening. While I was rather frustrated with Cora, she is young and she doesn't really have many people to trust. I will definitely be tunning into book 3!

Jack did not disappoint with book 2 either!

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Not impressed

The heroin was annoying, it’s hard to believe someone is that naive and after a while it just dragged on. The first book was much better, I won’t be buying the next one.

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the audio is better then the book...

I forgot why the book annoyed me. ... I cant remember how book three went but I do know I won't invest in the audio. the story was good but I started to hate the heroin.

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  • 🎧Mandy🎧 Sawyer 🎧Audiobook 🎧Obsession🎧 Reviewer🎧
  • 12-31-19

This book is brutal

Wow, just when I thought these authors couldn’t get any darker they prove me wrong! This second nook in the series is on point. Excellent chemistry between the characters. Jack, you amaze me with your talent, you have the most perfect voice for Marcus.

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  • kbt
  • 12-20-19

Dramatic, thrilling Alpha male Hotness

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Cora is married to marcus who is the epitome of Alpha Male! At first his marriage serves a purpose, comfort, good looking wife etc however she eventually means so much more and he didn't even notice.
Her days are spent being guarded by huge men everyday when Marcus is not around not because Marcus loves her but because she is his possession and she knows his competitors know the easiest way to unseat the king is to take down his Queen.
Very charged book it does lead on from a previous book bit isn't necessary to have read it!
Loved the chemistry and the eventual softness that Marcus displays!

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  • Sara B
  • 12-13-19

Outstanding Narration

Another marvellous collaboration by Stasia Black and Lee Savino. Awakening is a dark mafia romance, loaded with intensity, suspense, drama, passion, and sensuality. The storyline is well-written and incredibly engaging, immersing the readers/listeners into the warps and brutal world of the criminal underground scene.

The characters are well-developed, compelling, and intriguing. The main characters, Cora and Marcus have a great connection, one of passion and mutual desire.

Jack Calihan's performance is brilliant. He is an exceptionally talented narrator with the ability to modify his voice to best suit the characters, emotions, and situations.

Overall, Awakening is a very enjoyable listen; I was wholly absorbed in the story from start to end. I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.