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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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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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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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A Captivating & Twisted Ride! Terrific Narration🎧

Kudos to Raisa Greywood for delivering such a unique and original dark mafia romance novel. This is my first book written by Ms. Greywood, I enjoyed her writing style and the storylines and characters she created. The story grabbed my attention right from the start and held for the entire book, it is the type of book you can not put down because you need to know what is going to happen next. Donatella Rossi was born in to the mafia world but her mother escaped with her after faking their death. Their life was not an easy one but it was better than being stuck in a life of no choices. They changed their names, after her mothers death Donatella went on to live a very public life, basically hiding in plain site. Cristian Moretti has located the mafia princess and plans on using her to merge his family with the Rossi family to create one powerful crime family. He will take her, make her his wife to produce a heir whether she likes it or not. She turns out to be a handful, very strong willed, but the more she fights him the more he wants to break her spirit. She knows what battles to fight and agrees to go along with his plan on her own terms, and they come to an understanding. She is smart and cunning, Cristian has met his match in her and then some. Everything is going on plan, there is a target on both their heads but the two together are a force to be reckoned with. When opportunity arises Donatella sets her own plan in to action, pulling the rug out from under not only Cristian but others in the mob world as well. This book is full of surprising twists and turns, the story is fast moving and cleverly plotted with plenty of drama, angst, thrilling suspense, heartfelt emotions and hot romance. Raisa Greywood, thank you for this great story & wildly entertaining ride. I am looking forward to checking out more of your work, hope to see more of it come to audio soon.

🎧📚🎧 And for the terrific narration, Jay Adler and Tara Langella are talented narrators and voice artists. They did an awesome job portraying the characters, bringing them to life and humanizing them with their emotions and personality. I loved how they took each role and made it their own, Tara Langella played the perfect Mia, badassery and all. Jay Adler’s Cristian was the perfect alpha-hole, a dominant mob boss, accent included. Both were great covering the secondary characters as well. They are entertaining storytellers and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for another awesome listen🎧

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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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dark, stramy

Cristian is very dominate and knows what he wants. He wants to possess Donatella, to dominate and merge their mafia families together by marriage. Breaking Donatella is Taming of the Shrew Mafia style.
Cristian and Donatella are hot and steamy , Donatella is strong willed, independent. She marries Cristian, but not without fighting. Donetella has plans of her own. Those plans surprise members of the mafia when her plans are revealed. This story has plenty of suspense, action, drama, and hot steamy sex.
Jay Adler and Tara Langella narration is very good. The emotions and accents for each character is amazing. They brought the intensity, live raw angst, to each character.
Thank you for an awesome listen🎧,
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Breaking Donatella

Ella is such a strong character that can handle and dish out just about anything you can imagine. I absolutely loved her spunk and personality in this book and was so happy to see that she is able to get her perfect ending no matter what is thrown at her. This book was so fun to listen to and I look forward to more in the future.

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Great audiobook

This was the first book I've read/listened to by Raisa Greenwood. It had a great storyline with good characters. I was really surprised with the direction the author took. I loved how strong Donatella/Ella was as a woman, not just physically, but mentally as well as emotionally. Cristian was frustrating and had to grow on me. By the end, he redeemed himself. I was surprised to find this was book four in a series. It was a great standalone.

Tara Langella and Jay Adler did a great job narrating. Their performances were well done.

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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.


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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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  • 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.


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  • PATRICIA
  • 05-12-21

Donatella & Cristian!

Mafia romance is so much fun. It let's me escape into a world of danger and intrigue. Cristian Moretti has a plan. He has found the long, lost daughter of a rival family, Donatella Rossi and will marry her, merging the two families. What he doesn't anticipate is the will of the this strong, smart, independent woman! Raisa Greywood takes us on a journey of greed, danger and spontaneous passion, as these two begin to meld their lives together. The question is, will it all go as planned for Cristian? Plot twists and turns will keep you on the edge. It's the perfect mixture of romance and suspense with a dab of angst thrown in! It's a great addition to the Leave Me Breathless series and I will be watching for more.

The talented team of Tara Langella and Jay Adler tell us this story. What a performance! I love Langella, have listened to a lot of her narrations and each one fits the character. She delves into Donatella with a sassy, strong confidence. Each scene is powerful. Alder has an alpha tone that makes you stand up and take notice. Cristian speaks, and I was listening! A great set of story tellers for this listen!

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  • 05-04-21

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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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  • blue_river @AudiobookObsession
  • 04-28-21

Breaking Donatella

Ella is such a strong character that can handle and dish out just about anything you can imagine. I absolutely loved her spunk and personality in this book and was so happy to see that she is able to get her perfect ending no matter what is thrown at her. This book was so fun to listen to and I look forward to more in the future.

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  • The-Scarlet-Finch
  • 04-26-21

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I received this audiobook via a promo code at my request and this is my voluntary review.

Italian Mafia families Rossi & Moretti have been at war for too long... so Cristian has decided to usurp his enemies empire now that Giuseppe is old and dying, he plans to marry his granddaughter Donatella.

Ella Rose, is a TV star... shes been in hiding since she was a child after Moretti goons tried to kill her and her mother on orders from Cristians father but a fake name and a living a life looking over her shoulder didnt keep her safe from getting abducted by Cristians men. Ella, a strong chick, roller derby star, throughout she was a good heroine thrown into a messy situation. Her strength was the only thing that I genuinely loved about this book. Female Narration for her character POV was fantastic.

Cristian was just unlikeable from the first chapter until the end. The idea sounded promising but this was not the dark romance marriage story I was expecting, Cristian's cavalier attitude of being okay with rape and violence against the heroine was just too dark in a way that left a bad taste in my mouth, I couldnt warm to him.

I'd like to say I enjoyed this, but it was more like I endured it. I almost didnt finish it on several occasions. I mostly felt uncomfortable throughout the entire performance and have developed a DNF trigger,Bride Collars.
No, Just no.

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  • Cindy
  • 04-25-21

Cristian and Donatella

I love dark mafia romance but for some reason I had a hard time with this one. Cristian was a fairly likable character but I didn't care for Donatella very much. Maybe she was just too smart or too strong for my taste. The storyline started off really well but then as it went on, it just didn't do it for me. Tara Langella and Jay Alder both did a good job bringing this story to life.
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  • Audio Crazed Mari 🎧
  • 04-23-21

Tara and Jay make a great team

I enjoyed this story a lot more than I expected. It allowed me to escape the reality around me. . It is a dark romance, but the story was well written and made the reader know the characters a little more. I enjoyed a glimpse into her world and am looking forward to more.

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