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Luca: Ruin & Revenge Series, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

Luca Rizzoli was nearly destroyed by a brutal betrayal that cost him his family. Now a ruthless crime boss in the city of sin, he lets nothing touch his frozen heart - until a smoldering encounter with a beautiful stranger ignites his passion. One night isn't enough for a man who takes what he wants, but his mysterious temptress has slipped away.

For two years, police detective Gabrielle Fawkes has lived for revenge. But a night of indulgence with a sexy stranger changes everything. Powerful, charming, and deliciously dangerous, Luca has his own private reasons for offering to help her pursue the drug lord who killed her husband. There's a lot Luca isn't telling her, and the more she finds out the less she wants to know.

When Gabrielle becomes the target of the drug lord she has vowed to hunt down, she must do the unimaginable: place her life in a mobster's hands. To save her, Luca must break his Mafia ties - or risk losing Gabrielle forever.

©2017 Sarah Castille (P)2017 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"An engrossing erotic crime drama that will leave readers wanting more." (Library Journal)

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    CAROLYN Newark, New Jersey, United States 06-29-17
    CAROLYN Newark, New Jersey, United States 06-29-17 Member Since 2017
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    "A FANTASTIC ACTION-PACKED MAFIA ROMANCE"

    Sarah Castille's back with her second book about Sin City's Italian Mafia family and this time it's Nico's capo Luca who finds love in the least likely place. In book 1 Luca had put himself in front of a bullet meant for Nico and, in this book, the handsome charismatic sexy Italian Playboy is recovering well in hospital with the help of some very willing nurses. Luca had been betrayed by a woman before so now he's strictly a 'one and done' kinda guy - never letting his walls down and, because of his looks and abundant charm, he's never had any problems. Until a blonde angel is wheeled in to share his hospital room - her looks had him intrigued.. but it was her feisty attitude that made her unforgettable. And, when she walked into his Restaurant a few weeks later, Luca knew he had to have her.. but this time once just isn't going to be enough for this crime boss.

    For two years Detective Gabrielle Fawkes has been mourning her husband, piecing together clues about his murderer and seeking revenge on Garcia the Drug Lord who orchestrated his brutal and bloody murder. But, after a raid went wrong, Gabrielle ended up in hospital and when she woke up Gabrielle discovered she'd been put next to a handsome charming Italian. Despite her injuries, for the first time since her husband's murder.. Gabrielle was interested in and tempted by a man.. that temptation continued after she left the hospital because the sexy Italian God had given her his card.. along with an open invitation to eat in his Restaurant anytime. Eventually Gabrielle plucked up the courage and invited her two best friends there - and yes they wanted the food.. but the particular 'Italian' dish Gabrielle longed to taste was Luca.

    Their insane chemistry leads to a passionate pleasureable evening - but the intended 'one and done' only ignites Luca's possessive caring alpha side and, when Gabrielle's life is in danger, Luca finds out his woman is not only beautiful but she's bold, brave, smart, independent, sassy, caring and she can handle herself with a gun too. All things he never knew he wanted in a woman and the opposite of his usual type.. yet Luca can't get enough of her. And Gabrielle is learning that Italian men aren't like other men.. or is that just Luca? Luca and Gabrielle initially don't realize that they are lovers whose loyalties lie on opposite sides of the Law and that they're hunting the same enemy. But, the more time they spend together, the more the clues slowly click into place.. until eventually there's no denying that by being together Police protocols and Mafia laws are getting broken. However, they are both determined to take Garcia down - no matter the cost.. and to make their relationship work - no matter what sacrifices have to be made.. and there will be sacrifices.

    Sacrifices, Mafia ultimatums, a delusional dangerous enemy, a close and loving Italian family including Luca's six yr old son, shocking revelations and a brutal beating have all been well thought out, expertly described and perfectly placed in between the covers of this wonderfully intense forbidden love story. And, with each carefully positioned pitfall, it's purpose is to chill, to thrill, to excite, to shock, to incite havoc and to trip the captivated listener up as you slowly make your way to the finish line.

    They were complex likeable characters and this particular love match was forged from the ashes of past relationships, adversity, bloodshed, wise-guy angst, a bitter betrayal and relationship based drama. There was a bit of humor, lots of sex, character development, sweet sentiments - whether they were heated passion-filled romantic words, sweet declarations of love or the uncertain promises of better tomorrows - they all sounded wonderful in Italian. A captivating stand-alone dual (and ocassionally triple) POV second book in the series that gave me butterflies, made me drool, made me smile, made me tense and gave me goosebumps as I eagerly watched the hero and heroine innocently meet and hopelessly fall in love despite so many obstacles working against them. Sarah Castille's book is good.. but the audio version was awesome thanks to the phenomenal voice of Aidan Snow whose smooth sexy Italian phrases left me swooning.

    Worth a credit? YES absolutely I couldn't listen to it fast enough yet didn't want it to end and it made me want to listen to Nico's book again.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    V from Kansas WICHITA, KS, US 07-02-17
    V from Kansas WICHITA, KS, US 07-02-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Just don't analyze it too closely"

    Ok, I know this fiction but, some fine too comes across as somewhat plausible and other fiction, not so much. The development of this relationship is more unrealistic than most romances. Yes, the story was very predictable, also. It doesn't mean that a reader /listener can't still enjoy the fantasy. The first book, in the series, was better written but I enjoyed the second one enough to get the third book, when it comes out.
    The Narator, Aiden Snow, did this Alpha male flawlessly. He also did a beautiful job with the Italian. I don't know for sure but, I'm going to guess that Mr. Snow speaks Italian as a first or second language. worth a credit? I think so.
    - V from Kansas

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    seelk Burlington, Ontario, Canada 07-01-17
    seelk Burlington, Ontario, Canada 07-01-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Even better than the last"

    I think this story is even better than the last. Gripping, intense, especially the last half when the action sped up mixed with scorching hot 'make sure you have lots of ice water handy' scenes. Loved the 2nd chance love story, Gabrielle and Luca are quite a match.
    Aiden Snow! I am hooked on your voice! The passion, the accents oh my! Thank you for the hours of enjoyment.

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    patricia s archibald 11-19-17
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    "Loved the book"

    Loved the book can not wait for the new one to come out. Love be the Italian spoken it was so sexy

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    Kindle Customer 10-27-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Luca and Gabrielle are perfect together!"

    This steamy story was filled with an alpha male falling in love with the enemy and it all coming up with the happily ever after ending that I love. The writing of a mafia romance was flawless despite the fact that he falls in love with the enemy, a police detective and somehow it all works out. I also love the narration. It was beautiful when he spoke Italian and I loved that too. I can't recommend this book with enough praise. It was fantastic and as close to perfect as I can imagine.

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    Lisa Manheim, PA, United States 10-11-17
    Lisa Manheim, PA, United States 10-11-17
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    "eh, could have been better"

    didn't enjoy the narrative, felt that the could have been more built up on the bad cop character. it just wasn't an easy listen.

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    Reader2121 09-16-17
    Reader2121 09-16-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Sexy by listening!"

    Oh my goodness this was such a SEXY book! Masterfully performed by Aiden Snow, the man with the sexiest voice on earth!
    Luca is such a hot leading man that you'll be rooting for him and his angel from the get go! Check out this book especially if you're a guy looking to learn how to talk sexy to your woman!

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    Sandra R. Marcil 08-07-17 Member Since 2010
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    "Good, but Predictable"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Story was predictable, not as good as Nico. Gabrielle was strong, unless Jeff was crowding her, touching her hair, whatever. Not consistent. I like Luca, but didn't really feel the pull to Gabrielle like I did for Nico and Mia.Seemed as though the intimate scenes were written by someone different, as the language chanced drastically at times. Just weird.Actually skipped middle of book, as I was frustrated as well as bored.
    Figured out the plot long before the end.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Aiden Snow?

    YES, for sureHis Italian was wonderful to listen to. What a voice.


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    MJL 08-06-17
    MJL 08-06-17
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    "Great Narrator and good story line"

    Mr Snow (Narrator) has a fantastic voice great narrator and ability to speak the Italian parts fluently w an authentic accent helps the book promote the story a great deal. This book has a more complex story line than many books n this genre so it was a triple run w the romance, the authors talent in writing something more complex and carrying it through the series and a fantastic male narrator. I don't feel the female narrator was exactly right for this character- She's probably great for other characters and it was just okay.
    Overall I really like this story and this series. I wish it wasn't going to be so long for the third book to come out on audio but I guess I'll just have to listen to these first two books again before listening to the third. If the author can keep coming up w God stories and plot twists it would be wonderful to keep this series going. It's unique in many ways.

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    Gracey G. 07-07-17
    Gracey G. 07-07-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Swoooooooooooon!"

    I normally do not leave reviews but I am loving this series and this author.

    Oh MY GOODNESS!! AIDEN SNOW'S VOICE. MAKES IT EVEN BETTER. Watch out Sebastian York. You have competition now!

    I can't wait until the next. Hope it's Paulo or Nicole!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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