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Publisher's Summary

Raisa Greywood adds a deliciously dark romance to the Leave Me Breathless World.

The bargain is set, and sworn enemies will meet at the altar. Their marriage will prevent a war, but might create something far more terrifying. A queen.

Cristian

My promised bride is the key I need to build an empire. I won’t rest until I have her in my bed, under my thumb, and obedient to my every desire. 

Donatella

He thinks he has me trapped, but I’m going to prove him wrong. Only one thing is guaranteed. Blood will spill faster than birdseed when a Rossi marries a Moretti.

Breaking Donatella is a full-length, 75,000+ word novel with a guaranteed happily ever after. 

PLEASE NOTE: The stories in the Black Rose Collection are considered dark romance. Some aspects may be sensitive for some listeners.

©2021 Dragonfly Ink Publishing (P)2021 Pink Flamingo Productions, LLC

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So dark!

This was a deliciously dark romance.

The characters were real, relatable and well fleshed out.


The storyline was engaging and intense.

Definitely recommend this one.

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Intense and Dark

Title: Breaking Donatella
Author: Raisa Greywood
Format: Audio
Narrators: Jay Adler, Tara Langella
Genre: Dark Romance, Mafia, Enemies to Lovers, Forced Submission, Coerced Marriage, BDSM, D/s
Standalone: Yes
Part of a Series: Part of the Leave Me Breathless world
POV: Cristian, Ella (Donatella)
Steam Level: Hot
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Breaking Donatella is fast-paced, intense and sexy as heck. I loved how strong and smart Ella is and how her independence and spirit but intrigued and infuriated Cristian. Two strong-willed individuals were fighting for the upper-hand. It was great and funny and I loved it. Breaking Donatella had some unexpected moments and some that I saw coming a mile away. However it kept my attention throughout.

I received this audiobook for free from Pink Flamingo Productions and Audiobook Obsession. This is my honest and voluntary review.

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This book is so good! Their chemistry is off the chart. I love her strong character and his alpha dominance! Tara Langella and Jay Alder did an awesome job at narrating

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One of the best I’ve listened to this year!

Written with a ton of dark humor, action, intrigue, mystery, and sass, Breaking Donatella is dark romance at it’s delicious, decadent best! What starts out as a forced marriage designed to prevent a war becomes something else entirely as these two find their way to forever. I loved everything about Donatella, and over the course of the book I grew to love Cristian. The character development of both characters was fabulous! The plot had some surprises that I’ll not go into for fear of playing spoiler, but I just loved how Donatella’s and Cristian’s characters grew, changed and adapted! I also loved the brilliant dark humor the author infused into the dialogue and the plot! I laughed out loud more times than I could count, and as thrilled as I was by the way the story ended, I was truly saddened that it was over! The narration the infused these characters with life was truly amazing and really made this a beautiful experience! I really loved this one and will be looking for more books by Raisa Greywood, and more narrations by Tara Langella and Jay Alder. Five rock solid stars!!!

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Breaking Donatella is so good

Donatella’s mother ripped her away from her father’s family when she was but a young child.She kept her in a hidden far away from the eyes of the mob or so she thought.Guseppi Rossi has just trader his grand daughter to his enemy for an heir to his kingdom.Alone trapped in a seemingly loveless marriage,Donatella has very few choices to make concerning her future.She can either submit to Christian Moretti and his demented plan or she can wrest her future from his hands and rebuild her life on the smoking ruins of her grandfather’s legacy.One thing is certain she will not be broken or played with and she will make anyone who threatens to cause her harm fear Ella Moretti.Crisitian thought he finally held her in his hands the little girl from his childhood had finally grown up into a beautiful and spirited woman and her grandfather played into his hands by allowing their marriage.Crisitian did not foresee the ingenuity and rebellious streak in Donatella.That intreagued him more.When danger arises from an unexpected source,Cristian has to learn to let Ella be her own woman,to trust her in ways that he has never had to trust anyone before.Either his love will break her orbit will build them into an unbreakable force.There is no question in his mind that he will never let go.This is indeed a extremely dark and twisted tale.Cristian is a true monster but there are worse monsters in Ella’s world.She can do worse than trusting him.While it ends on a happy note there are several secrets that are revielled with in the story that helps to understand some of the characters emotions and responses to the events within this book.The narrators did an outstanding job telling this story.They truly brought the characters to life.i highly recommend everyone to check out this story.

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Breaking Donatella – Christian has met his match!

Donatella/Ella is a very strong young woman who is kidnapped by Christian to become his wife. He is from a rival mafia family and totally not likeable. I did not like the way he treated her initially. He acted like he wanted to rule the world and be the richest man alive. Fate taught him that some things are much more important. Ella was much smarter and stronger than Christian knew and I loved it. In her, he found that he met his match with the strong, feisty, quirky young woman. Tara Langella and Jay Alder did a good job with the narration.

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Dark mafia at its best!

Excellent listen! Awesome dark mafia story! Love Ella's spirit. Hopeful for more in this series and from this author. Recommend for a great listen!
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Breaking Donatella

Breaking Donatella is a part of the Black Rose Collection. Christian is determined to make Ella his wife. By marrying Ella he will out a stop to the feud between the two families. He also will gain her inheritance. Ella is a wild spirit. She will not be easy to tame. This book is a bit dark and taboo. It may have triggers for some. Tara and Jay did a fantastic job narrating using the same Italian accent through the entire book. Can't wait for more from this collection.

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Wow! I loved it!

Wow! This was my first Raisa Greywood's book, and definitely won't be my last! I just found a new favorite author! Donatella and Cristian's Dark Mafia Romance is original, intricate, enthralling, and captivating, filled with danger, action, and unpredictable twists and turns. Donatella is a wonderful character, smart, sassy, capable, and strong. Cristian is a handsome character, dark, enigmatic, alpha, dominant, and protective. I like their banter, and their strong and sizzling chemistry. They are opposites attract, and they are perfect together. Jay Alder and Tara Langella did a wonderful job with the narration. This is a great team author/narrator. The audio quality is great! I enjoyed it, and I highly recommend it. Looking forward to listen to more books written by this author and read by these narrators. #AudiobookObsession #PinkFlamingoProductions

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omg this was a really good book, full of action, adventure, drama, and one bad ass female character. I just fell in love with Ella. she fun, smart , and one bad ass chick. you have to read/ listen to this book. you won't be disappointed I promise. well you might be at the end. I wonder if there's going to be a 2nd book to this one. I kinda hope so. I would love to know what's next for them. the female narrator did an amazing job the male narrator was okay, but other then that this was a good book.

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  • 01-04-22

Ooh so Hot and Dark

Christian and Ella are from Italian crime families. what starts as an arranged marriage ends up as so much more. their chemistry is off the charts and when they fell, they fell so hard for each other. I loved every minute of listening to this book. so well written and performed. I highly recommend.

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  • 12-27-21

That took a turn

First time listening to this Author and Narrators!
Loved every second!
I love how this story threw me a few curves I did not anticipate.

The narration was so so good, especially Tara your male voice is awesome!

The story itself is AMAZING . Maybe I loved it so much because the female lead wasn’t whiney and doubty! If you are sensitive this might have a few triggers specially in the beginning, but nothing to over the top

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  • 12-03-21

Five Stars Dark and Sexy

Breaking Donatella is a dark romance and there is some extreme behavior. That said, I absolutely loved this book. It had everything I enjoy in a dark story. Mafia? Yes. Strong alpha man? Yes. Scorching hot sex? Absolutely YES. Badass, independent heroine that refuses to be pushed around? Yes, yes, yes!
The twists and turns the story takes kept me invested in the story and I loved the characters so much in the end, that I was actually sad the story was over. I need more with these two.

The narration was perfect and I couldn't imagine a better duo for this story.

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  • 09-15-21

IM HOOKED

i am loving everything about these stories in this world now. i need them all!!! i loved this soo soo much!! the narrators were perfect, the chemistry was hot and the story was MAGNIFICENT. *the flock*

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  • 08-14-21

Loved it.

I liked this book when I read it but when I l istend to it, I loved it! I love to hear Jay Alder as Christian.

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  • 🎧Mandy🎧 Sawyer 🎧Audiobook 🎧Obsession🎧 Reviewer🎧
  • 06-02-21

Brutal

This book is brutal. With well-balanced characters and a brilliant storyline this book is very well written. I really enjoy the dynamic between the main characters as the female lead was not a pushover like in so many books. A fantastic performance from both narrators.
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  • JuttaS
  • 05-14-21

Really enjoyed it

When this story started I really wasn't sure about it, and I REALLY didn't like Christian. But something about it worked it's way into me and I needed to know more, I needed to know what was going on, and I needed to know if Christian was going to be like that the whole time ... not gonna share what happened, lol. Tara Langella and Jay Alder do a fabulous job bringing the characters to life and I got lost in the story without noticing the voices, which is always odd to say but it's true. Really enjoyed it.

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  • Jessica - 🎧 Audiobook Obsession 🎧 The Flock 🎧 Audiobooks Unleashed🎧
  • 05-04-21

😳😡😭🥰

I experienced many different emotions during this book and I cried near the end.

Christian was most definitely a Mafia Don, but he was truly able to love and care for Ella. It was amazing to see their growth individually, and as a couple. I started this book at 1pm and I listened to it pretty much straight through.

The narrators did a really good job and Tara’s voice for Christian was 👌. I love it when female narrators are able to depict both characters perfectly, and I believe that Tara did that.

This was my first book from Raisa, and I wasn’t disappointed. The dirty talk in this book was FIRE.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request, and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Shy G.
  • 04-30-21

My Thoughts on Breaking Donatella

This is one of the best examples of enemies to lovers romance I’ve ever listened to… And it’s Italian mafia… And it’s dark... And it’s got a totally amazing leading lady... And it’s got an alpha-hole you’ll love for the leading man. This is just a fantastic listen. I loved the way both main characters were brought together, and then the story and their relationship developed in ways I was expecting at all from there. But in great ways.

What I also loved was the narration. Jay Alder did a really good accent that I enjoyed. Tara Langelia had an over all pleasant voice to listen to, but her male voice in particular was fire. She’s one of those narrators I would have no issues in future listening to more of, especially on dual narration because her female and male voices are both great.
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  • shedevilreads Bookstagram
  • 04-23-21

Dark Mafia Romance

Breaking Donatella by Raisa Greywood is a dark romance set in the Leave Me Breathless world that I listened to on audio narrated by Tara Langella and Jay Alder.

The book does come with a note "The stories in the Black Rose Collection are considered dark romance. Some aspects may be sensitive for some readers."

This is the first book of Raisa's that I have read and it definitely won't be my last. I was hooked from the very beginning and couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next. I loved the chemistry between Cristian and Donatella. Their relationship started on the wrong foot but you couldn't help but root for them.

Tara and Jay did an amazing job on the narration. They both really know how to bring a story to life. I look forward to listening to more of their work in the future.

I would recommend this book if you like dark romances, mafia romances, captive romances, or romantic suspense.


The Flock Team
Audiobook Obsession Reviewer

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