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Collateral

An Arranged Marriage Mafia Romance
Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
Categories: Romance, Suspense
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Gabriela

Stefan Sabbioni showed up uninvited in my bedroom on my 16th birthday. He stood in the shadows, smelling of whiskey and death and wrapped a broken, blood-crusted necklace around my neck. I thought he’d strangle me with it.

That night, he left a message for my father. He said he’d be back to take something precious. 

I never delivered that message, though. I wonder if things would be different if I had because now, two years later, he’s back. And he’s not hiding in any shadows.

He’s come to make good on his promise.

He’s back to take that something precious.

Me. 

Stefan

Marchese is the manipulator of my family’s tragedy. I won’t just bring him to his knees. I’ll bury him for what he did. 

Taking his daughter is only the beginning. I’ll do it, knowing I’m starting a war. I’ll do it, knowing my enemies will become his allies. They’ll stop at nothing to destroy me, and he’ll stop at nothing to get her back.

I’ve never shied away from war, though. I’m not one to play nice, and I don’t share my toys. I’ll demolish you if you touch what’s mine. 

And she is most definitely mine.

©2019 Natasha Knight (P)2019 Natasha Knight

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Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fire

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Natasha Knight always has a way of getting me invested in stories that I would normally shy away from. She challenges and pushes me out of my comfort zone by creating intriguing stories filled with morally ambiguous characters. On the outside I should despise these characters, but as the story unfolds, it's not so black and white. This arranged marriage, age gap, mafia romance will have the reader/listener on the edge of their seat trying to figure out Stefan and Gabriela's secrets. Both have traumatic pasts that have left them guarded and wary of who to trust. The forced proximity helps them see each other in a new light at times, but make no mistake, this is not a sweet romance. Wen Ross and Mackenzie Cartwright give wonderful performances as Stefan and Gabriela. There are some very emotional scenes, and both handled them very well. Collateral is a duet, so be ready for the cliffhanger! I can't wait to see how Stefan and Gabriela's story concludes.

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Bring it on!

Some authors bring it with every release, and no matter what book I have listened to, Natasha Knight consistently brings it on! This first book in the Collateral Damage series is amazing. It's not your typical mafia romance! Stefan Sabbioni has seeking some revenge on the Marchese family, and what better way than to marry Gabriela? This story is full of intrigue, heartbreak, and a slow burn that is smoldering! Knight with her intricate plots includes so much, weaving a plot that kept me coming back for more. The family dynamic is brutal, one minute thinking there may be hope, only to hear something so tragic, it breaks your heart. Gabriela is a strong willed woman, and promises to be an evenly matched adversary to Stefan, though he is much more confident in his abilities. Stefan, though dark and brooding has a compassionate side that we are seeing glimpses of. The story leaves us on a major cliffhanger, just ramping up the anticipation for the next book in the series! I can't wait to see where these two end up, and how they get there. There is going to be some major shakedowns and I am excited!

Knight casts her stories with care, and this team chosen could not have been better picked. Wen Ross can be the romantic alpha, and in the next breath, give Stefan an evilness not rivaled by any other. He adds in that occasional chuckle that is swoonworthy! Mackenzie Cartwright adds so much to depth to Gabriela. I love her way of adding attitude and fierceness to her personality without losing the naivete! It's so good!

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Mafia romance... full of deception and suspense

Part of a duet… “Collateral” begins as a story of revenge. Stefan Sabbioni is hell bent on exacting justice for his brother’s death, and what better way than to force his enemy’s hand to an arranged marriage between the feuding families. Gabriela is the innocent pawn, trying to escape both her father’s plans and her new captor’s mysterious motives. There is a slow build to the story, as Stefan discovers the truth behind all that Gabriela has endured, and in turn, Gabriela sees for herself not everything or everyone is what they seem to be. And although this is a mafia “romance”, there are only a few scenes between the two where an intimate moment occurs and an attraction starts to bloom, so we will have to wait and see how this love story transpires in book two. For now, we are treated to layers of angst, deception and suspenseful action that lead to a climactic cliffhanger that will leave you on the edge of your seat. Mackenzie Cartwright and Wen Ross are so captivating in their performance. They were the perfect duo to bring these characters to life, giving strength and tenacity to Gabriela, and the total alpha badass and swoon factor for Stefan.

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Collateral

Mafia arranged marriage. Gabriela is head strong and just wants to disappear. Stefan wants revenge for the murder of his brother. The chemistry is getting steamy. Ended on a cliffhanger.


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Intriguing, Unpredictable Romance Story

This book was full of fun, unexpected events and some romance. The story line was great, and kept me hooked the entire time. The narrator was excellent, not distracting from the story at all. I never knew what to expect with this book, and I love it! With such a thrilling ending, I can't wait to see what the next part of the duet brings! I haven't read/listened to anything by this author but I'm off now to see what else this author has to offer! #AudiobookObsessionReviewer

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intense

This story is so intriguing! Mystery, mafia, darkness. Gabriela grew up in the Marchese family Mafia. She's seen so much violence in her 18 years.
Stefan Sabioni makes a contract with her father to marry Gabriela . She doesn't know if her life is going to be worse or would she be better off staying with her abusive father. This is so intense . It's like a cat and mouse game, Stefano and Gabriela feeling each other out. What makes each other tick. Natasha Knight has written a story that kept my attention but what a cliffhanger . Wen Ross and Mackenzie Cartwright narration was very intense and emotional, they kept me so involved in the story. 🎧audiobookobsessionreview🎧

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Compelling, dark, and provocative

Collateral is the first half of a duet of books in this "Arranged Marriage" Mafia Romance. I can't wait to get my hands on the second book. Make no mistake, this is a dark and provocative book set in a world that views women as objects subject to contract marriages. The dual narration is fantastic, the plot is unpredictable, and the characters are wonderfully written.

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Brilliant!!! Need the Conclusion ASAP!!!

After recently discovering Natasha Knight, I have been on a binge the last few days and Collateral was nothing short of amazing. These arranged marriage mafia books are quickly becoming a go to favorite of mine. I enjoy the twists and turns and surprises and how things are not at all what they seem. The lies, betrayal and deceit...bring it on!!!

Gabriela is supposed to marry Stefan in order for Stefan to have more control over Gabriela's father. Gabriela is essentially going from one ruthless controller (her father) to another (her fiance). Despite this unconvential arrangement, Stefan has moments of kindness and compassion, and although he tells Gabriela he does not want to hurt her, history has taught her to trust no one. She has already experienced so much violence and loss.

I found this book to be highly engaging. I enjoyed trying to figure out what was going to happen, but like only the great authors can do, I was left stumped as to where this story will go. I am saddened by where this book was left at the end in terms of the cliffhanger with Gabriela's best friend Alex, but I know that just means that book two, Damage, is going to be amazing. I cannot wait to see what happens between Gabriela, her dad, Stefan and even what role Rafa plays in this story.

This was my first listen by Wen Ross and I must say I am really digging his deep voice. I would definitely like to listen to more books narrated by him and I think he did a great job as Stefan. This was my second listen by Mackenzie Cartwright and she is quickly becoming a favorite of mine. She can really do these types of books well and I enjoy listening to her voice. I found this audiobook to be a highly enjoyable listen!!! #AudiobookObsessionReviewer

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Whyyy Cliffhangerrrr

This story was sooo good! Alpha male hotness.... then at the end... that cliffhanger! Now I have to wait until book 2! I wish there was more mafia romance books like this one!
The narrators were great. Wen Ross and that deep voice of his!
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love

amazing book cpuldnt stop listening, the characters ans story line just fell into place so naturally.. I just want more and more

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  • Ally WLbooks
  • 11-01-19

Fantastic Arranged Mafia Marriage

This is book 1 of a duet that ends on a massive cliffhanger! I think this is the cleanest book one read of Natasha Knight! The character are real and likable! I can't help but hope Stefan and Gabriella find love among the power plays and chaos! The narrators did an excellent job! A big thank you to Audio Book Obsession for gifting me this audio!!

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  • Sara
  • 10-30-19

Great mafia romance!

Wooooaahhhh!! I tell ya, when I need something a bit taboo. Something dark and spicy. I turn to Natash Knight, and Collateral is exactly why. It's a bit messed up. A whole lot sinister. This has everything I love in it plus... mafia romance!! Then, there's that cliffy and I'm thrilled I can dive right into Damage.

The narration by Mackenzie Cartwright and Wen Ross took this story up another notch. Ross has that perfect voice for a mafia book. He's controlling and strong. Cartwright played Gabby to a T!! She sounds gullible and young. However, theres an underlying strength to her.

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  • Susana Soto
  • 10-26-19

Great Audiobook!

This story pulled me in from the beginning and didn't let go! Stefan and Gabriela are an amazing couple. I lost a lot of sleep since I couldn't stop listening to this story. This book is well written; it just keeps you wanting more! I would definitely recommend this book and can't wait for the next book. The narrators are amazing; they did a great job with it!

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  • Delia Chavez
  • 10-18-19

Absolutely Fantastic!!!

I love a good Mafia book and this was a great Mafia book. It had me hooked from the beginning until the end and now I'm dying to see how their story will end. My ears are dying for book 2. If you love a Mafia romance this is for you. AudiobookObsessions

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  • XxTainaxX
  • 10-17-19

Anti-hero love

Audiobook review. Natasha Knight has a talent for making difficult, flawed, and ruthless men appealing. Here we have a vengeful man using an innocent girl and I still found myself rooting for him. I enjoyed hearing Stefan’s development and the protective side of him that Gabriella brought out. This book isn’t overly sexual but rather it builds up the tension between the main characters.

The plot kept me engaged and used suspense in strategic places. The writing/diction and editing was solid. Secondary characters were used effectively to move the story forward or to add another layer to the crisis.

The narrators, Wen Ross and Mackenzie Cartwright, performed flawlessly with great tone, pitch, and pace. They put feeling into the words, accented by infections and it enhanced the experience.

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  • Shy G.
  • 10-17-19

This is one not to be missed...

Talk about leave them wanting more. With the ending Natasha Knight just delivered with Collateral, I definitely want more. And I need it asap.

I loved the tension and the charged atmosphere around Gabriela and Stefan. They have a passion that's obvious without even needing to rely on only the usual to create it.

I just loved the way this was written. I got so much in an unexpected way.

This book was dark and thrilling. It's got suspense and so many secrets to uncover. And boy does it leave you with a whopper of a cliffhanger. I need to start the next book now.

Both narrators were amazing. I absolutely loved them. I'm already a huge fan of Wen Ross, but MacKenzie Cartwright is not as well known to me. She rocked it though.

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  • blue_river @AudiobookObsession
  • 10-16-19

Collateral

Wow. I don’t quite know what to say other than this book is amazing and I am so glad the second book is already out because with that ending I don’t know how long I would be able to wait! Such strength and pain and twists in this book that you can’t put it down until you have devoured it all. I’m off to start the next book now!

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  • Jan M
  • 10-14-19

Who to Trust

Collateral by Natasha Knight is fantastic! Mafia romance is a favorite genre of mine, and this book has everything. I loved the twists the author wrote, Gabriella and Stefan were intriguing and endearing. Revealing the monster was so well done. This book has a great suspenseful ending, and I can't wait to listen to the conclusion. Wen Ross and Mackenzie Cartwright were magical bringing the characters to life. I could feel their emotions and tension. Thank you Audiobook Obsession for this book! I loved it!

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  • Alisha
  • 10-13-19

Phenomenal!

Gosh, what can I say to do this justice other than this was so completely phenomenal! Natasha Knight has become one of my favorite authors. She just knows how to wrap a story that is the perfect amount of dark, steam, suspense and jaw dropping moments that have you so riveted. And don't get me started on the narrators' performance. They were just exceptional. I cannot wait for more!

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  • Geri Nelson
  • 10-13-19

Sins of the Father

I loved the story from start from finish. Ms. Knight always know how to draw on your emotions. Narration was on point. Gabriela is caught up a situation not of her making. Something dark that grows deep. Stefan is my alpha. I cannot put into words how i enjoyed this book.

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  • Olympia
  • 10-12-19

Awesome

Can’t get enough and Stayed up all night to listen to Collateral. Can’t wait to get into next book Damaged.