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Number-one best seller

There’s a reason I never go to parties....

I saw him in a cloud of smoke, like sin made flesh. Even bruised and battered, I’d never seen anything more beautiful....

Unless I hate myself, I should stay far away from Nero.

He’s a heartbreaker.
A mess-maker.
A walking disaster.

Here’s the problem: I’m in deep trouble with a dirty cop. The only person who can save me is Nero. We’re not friends. If he saw me drowning, he’d throw me.

But he’s the only chance I’ve got.

He’s no hero, he’s a savage lover.

Savage Lover is the wild and reckless third act of the Brutal Birthright series. It’s a stand-alone bully mafia romance, complete with HEA and no cliff-hangers. It contains blazing-hot bedroom scenes for mature listeners only!

©2020 Sophie Lark (P)2021 Sophie Lark

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Lighter than the others

I love to read/listen to Sophie Lark's books. I'm on a mission to catch up reading/listening to all her books. Either I've been reading too much and becoming desensitized to the darkness, or this one really was lighter than the first two books. I loved it for being different though. It's hard not to like Nero and Camille. Camille surprised me with her goodness, but hidden dark tendencies. I can't relate to her mechanical passion, but LOVE her passion for vehicles. I feel like we could be friends if she'd have me. LOL Looking forward to the next read/listen!

Lee Daniels and Michael Gallagher are excellent narrators. Lee was new to me. Both performed with such emotion, that it was like a movie rolling through my head.

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Nero Freaking Gallo

Nero freaking Gallo. I don't feel like anything else even needs to be said. He is exactly the kind of aloof, too cool bad boy whose confidence borders on godlike that I would have crushed on in high school. That one prize that everyone is trying for and he won't even acknowledge there is a game. Then there is Camille, all hard edges and innocence. The kind of girl that is written off because she works on cars instead of the perfect winged liner. Their chemistry is delicious. You will root for this couple the whole way through. I love them so much. This is by far the most swoon-inducing, pure, young love story of the series so far. Not to say there isn't that fun mafia element because there is and just chef's kiss.

The narration is easy to listen to and well paced.

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Savage Lover - Camille and Nero

The characters in this book acted like young adults, kind of like college kids. This book was rather light for a mafia book. Camille saves her younger brother Vic by taking the blame for the drugs he was carrying when they were stopped by a dirty cop. She started selling the drugs in his place and reports back to the cop on the force. That cop is also watching Nero and wants information on him and his family to bring them down. In the meantime, Nero has big plans of his own to help the family secure a huge sum of money for an upcoming project. I felt that this book was OK and not nearly as good the first two. The ending was different than what I expected - good, but different. Lee Daniels and Michael Gallagher did a great job with the narration.

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5 Stars ⭐️

So did not want this story to end. This is definitely my favorite book in the whole series!! A total ride or die love story. So fun and hot!
The narrators did Amazing as well!!
Definitely worth the credit or coin!

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Savage Lover

This book was really good. I love how Camille and Nero have there love of car 🚗 in common. how little by little shes finding herself and helping him find what missing in his life. I so would recommend this book to family and friends. the narrator did a really great job too.

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Excellent Story & Narration🎧 Gripping & Intense!

Sophie Lark continues to wow me with another amazing novel in her “Brutal Birthright” series. Each book is a stand-alone and features a family member in the Chicago mafia world. I recommend starting to the series from the beginning because each book as awesome and it is good to know what is going on in the great Mafia world the author created. This book is Nero Gallo and Camille Rivera’s story, we met Nero in earlier books and it is great to find out who he really is as a person in this book. With power struggles over for the moment it is fairly quiet in Chicago’s underground. The Gallo’s are trying to get more businesses on the up and up too, with plans of expanding further in building up areas of Chicago and Nero has plans to gain the capital to fund those plans. Nero is pretty much of a loner, he has his own issues and carries around a lot of angst. He is an adrenaline junkie, he likes to fight because the pain helps him feel. Camille catches his eyes and gets under his skin, the more he sees of her to more he wants to see. Camille was raised by her father when her mother left, her mother also left behind her younger brother Vic and she is a very protective older sister to him. Her father has not been feeling well so she has been doing it all, running the shop and making sure her brother stays up on his schooling and out of trouble. He has a close call with the law but she saves him which puts her in a bad situation. She also starts to see more of Nero and he winds up being an ally and someone she could talk to. I loved these two together and for each other. I admired her for what she did for her brother and father, she was also very intuitive when it came to Nero and refused to back down when she wanted in on what he had planned. A lot goes on in this book and there is never a dull moment, I loved how everything plays out, there is plenty of drama, angst, twists and turns, thrilling and suspenseful moments, heartfelt and emotional moments and a great, slow burn romance. Sophie Lark, thank you for another awesome story and emotional rollercoaster ride. It was great to see some of the characters from earlier books again too.

🎧📚🎧 And for the wonderful narration, Lee Daniels and Michael Gallagher are talented narrators and voice artists. They were fantastic at portraying the characters, giving each their own voice and humanizing them while projecting their emotions into their performance. They grasped their character’s persona completely, taking the role and making it their own Lee Daniels played Camille’s role with perfection, captured her strength and tenacity. Michale Gallagher played the perfect Nero too, captured his angst and attitude. The were great at covering the roles of the secondary characters as well. They are entertaining storytellers and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for another awesome listen.

Thank you @PinkFlamingoProductions @AudiobookObsession TheFlock AudiobookObsessionReviewer🎧

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Savage Lover

Such an amazing series! I have enjoyed the whole series so far and this book is the perfect addition. These two have their own demons to deal with and yet they are able to find solace in each other and find happiness. I can’t wait to see who comes next!

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Dark Mafia Romance

Savage Lover by Sophie Lark is a dark mafia romance that I listened to on audio narrated by Lee Daniels and Michael Gallagher. This is the third book if the Brutal Birthright series and each book can be read as a stand-alone.

The book does come with an author note “Savage Lover is the wild and reckless third act of the Brutal Birthright series. It’s a stand-alone bully mafia romance, complete with HEA and no cliff-hangers. It contains blazing-hot bedroom scenes for mature listeners only!”

I absolutely love Sophie’s books! This series just keeps getting better and better. I was hooked from the first chapter and couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen next. I really enjoyed the relationship that bloomed between Camille and Nero. I can’t wait for the next book in the series Bloody Heart to be released on audio so I can get Simone and Dante’s story.

Lee and Michael did a great job on the narration. They both really know how to bring a story to life. I can’t wait to listen to more of their work in the future.

I would highly recommend this book if you love mafia romance, contemporary romance, or romantic suspense.


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love it

Camille secretly has watched Nero from afar. How could a rich guy ever be interested in a poor girl who works in her father's garage?
Nero uses girls for two things. To accomplish an agenda and use them for sex.
It's their love of cars that brings them together.
Nero will always have his dark side, but he also is tender and loving to Camille.
This story is not as dark as the others in the series, But it's not without danger and conflict, enough to keep me interested in this story.
Michael Gallagher and Larissa Thompson narration is very hood. are excellent narrators. They portrayed all the emotions and personalities for each character flawlessly.
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Love Nero and Camilla

Title: Savage Lover
Author: Sophie Lark
Format: Audio
Narrators: Lee Daniels, Michael Gallagher
Genre: Romance, suspense, mafia
Standalone: Yes
Part of a Series: Brutal Birthright #3
POV: Camilla and Nero
Steam Level: Slow burn to toasty
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Savage Lover is the third book in the Brutal Birthright series. It's a standalone but the first two book are amazing and you get to know Nero and his family a little bit more. I'd say Savage Lover is more of a standalone than the first two books because you don't need to know what happened or how bond between the mafia families were formed - in fact you don't see much of Nero's family at all. I loved Camilla and Nero and their shared love for cars, racing and their own form of toughness. Add in a dirty, hotshot cop, a crazy drug dealer, and a bank robbery and Savage Lover is an epic tale - fast-paced, suspenseful and a bit crazy. Savage Lover is a great addition to the Brutal Birthright series and I cannot wait for more.

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

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  • Shy G.
  • 03-06-21

My Thoughts on Savage Lover

Every time I read a new book in this series, I feel like this might be my new favorite couple. And then I remember how much I loved the last couple and I second guess myself. So I think it's just best to say that Sophie Lark writes great stories with couples you love, even when they're up to very bad things. And that Nero and Camille are no exception to that. Camille was very different to the leading ladies of the previous two books, but she was absolutely fantastic for Nero. I loved how they not only had all these great levels to them, but they also had quite a bit in common. The story itself was so well developed. They each had their own things going on. They weren't thrown together by force but kept being drawn to each other. And it had yet another ending that I loved.

The narration was great as well. Lee Daniels was a new to me narrator, but she did great. I would love to hear more from her in future. Michael Gallagher I've heard in one other story, but really liked him in this one. He's one of those I think the more I listen to him, the more he'll grow in me.

I'm so excited to see what Sophie Lark had next. Both with this series and anything else.

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  • Cindy
  • 02-24-21

Love Nero and Camille's story!

I love the Brutal Birthright series with its interconnected characters. This one was just as good as the first two. Nero and Camille's story was action-packed and laced with danger and suspense along with being sexy and steamy. The storyline is captivating and intense. It kept me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. I can't wait to listen to the next one in this series. Lee Daniels and Michael Gallagher both did an amazing job bringing this story to life.
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  • The-Scarlet-Finch
  • 02-21-21

"If he saw me drowning, he’d throw me an anchor."

I received this audiobook via an Audiobook Obsession Promo Code & this is my voluntary review.

This is book 3 in the Brutal Birthright series by Sophie Lark and her fantastic writing has given this story of Nero, middle son in the Gallo Italian Crime family Fast and Furious meets The Italian Job vibes. Unlike the last two books which felt darker and like a gritty dance as the factions vied for power play & control of the city, this one was about a bad boy meeting his match in the form of reluctant spy Camille, the sassy mechanic whose protective sibling instincts get her under the boot of dirty cop.

He takes advantage of the fact her younger brother turned to dealing drugs to rich kids because the family is poor to make a desperate sister turn Criminal Informant to have her infiltrate the Organized Crime Ring of drug dealers in Chicago so he can hook himself Shark in a career making bust, no matter how many smaller fish lose their lives in the process and Camille is painstakingly aware that although shes exactly that kind of small fry, she wont be getting out of that net without help. Nero is less than impressed when his mobster party acquaintances mean he keeps seeing her at some less than savory parties. The writing flowed so well and the narration from Lee Daniels as Camille really brought to life her desperation, she cannot afford to go to prison, her father is sick, shes the only one to work the shop and her mother ran out on them years ago. She cant risk going to jail and letting Vic down, life didnt turn out great for her after high school but she wants better for him. I found her selfless big sister instincts completely relatable and she would suffer anything for her family even enduring the sleazy Officer Schultz. What started as a shared passion for cars has Nero deciding he hates seeing Camille risking her life,but she didnt ask for his input, in fact she'd rather he left her alone. As the Chicago Cops & Crooks dance threatens to swallow her whole he decides to pull off an Ocean's 11 style heist & help her out at the same time. He was born an Italian mobster after all, outsmarting the Boys in Blue, no matter how soiled their uniform... is in his blood after all, then he can concentrate on bending her over the hood of the cars they both love so much.

Loved this book and while it can be enjoyed as a standalone, you really should enjoy it as a series... its worth it!

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  • Katharoo
  • 02-20-21

Favourite so far!

I’m addicted to this series, this is the Third and my favourite so far.

This one felt more of a mafia book since it has situations involving drugs and even a great bank heist. And we see the interaction of the Gallos and how they support each other.

Camille is a incredibly strong and loving heroine. Her hopes of a better future for her brother starts off this book and shows the lengths she goes to in protecting him. Loved that she perseveres to find the best for everyone who she loves.

Nero is a guy who goes after what he wants and he finds he’s intrigued by Camille. He also wants to prove himself to his mafia family. Loved seeing Camille’s and his trust and love grow in this book.

The narration was fantastic. Lee’s voice was great at showcasing Camille’s strengths and weakness’s and shows her emotions and vulnerability really well and Michael’s acting of Nero was what made me really invested in this audiobook. I’m loving these books and finding out more of the Gallo and Griffin families.

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  • Amanda Anderson/Beauty.and.the.bookies
  • 02-20-21

MY FAVE

I love everything this author writes! But so far this one was my very favorite! It had romance, suspense, sexy times and just all the things I love!!! I was kept on the edge the whole time. I thought the narrators did a fantastic job as well. Thank you Sophie Lark for writing this amazing book! *The Flock* *Audiobook Obsession* *Pink Flamingo*

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  • FS Meurinne - Book Enticer
  • 02-19-21

Brilliant 5 amazing must-read stars!

Nero and Camille's story was brilliant, hot reckless Nero and Camille the mechanic in charge of her family who finds herself in a situation that can endanger someone she loves. Get a great action and suspense story with the emotional turmoil to back it up and have you hooked reading it from start to finish. The audiobook was brilliantly narrated, the edition and mixing were done very well, definitely would recommend getting it. This story will steal your heart, Nero is the ultimate bad boy-book boyfriend you need to meet. The audiobook is very well narrated, I love Michael Gallagher, he did a terrific job portraying Nero and Lee Daniels's voice was fantastic as Camille's. Definitely worth getting the audiobook.

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  • blue_river @AudiobookObsession
  • 02-18-21

Savage Lover

Such an amazing series! I have enjoyed the whole series so far and this book is the perfect addition. These two have their own demons to deal with and yet they are able to find solace in each other and find happiness. I can’t wait to see who comes next!

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  • shedevilreads Bookstagram
  • 02-18-21

Dark Mafia Romance

Savage Lover by Sophie Lark is a dark mafia romance that I listened to on audio narrated by Lee Daniels and Michael Gallagher. This is the third book if the Brutal Birthright series and each book can be read as a stand-alone.

The book does come with an author note “Savage Lover is the wild and reckless third act of the Brutal Birthright series. It’s a stand-alone bully mafia romance, complete with HEA and no cliff-hangers. It contains blazing-hot bedroom scenes for mature listeners only!”

I absolutely love Sophie’s books! This series just keeps getting better and better. I was hooked from the first chapter and couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen next. I really enjoyed the relationship that bloomed between Camille and Nero. I can’t wait for the next book in the series Bloody Heart to be released on audio so I can get Simone and Dante’s story.

Lee and Michael did a great job on the narration. They both really know how to bring a story to life. I can’t wait to listen to more of their work in the future.

I would highly recommend this book if you love mafia romance, contemporary romance, or romantic suspense.


The Flock Team
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  • 🎧Mandy🎧 Sawyer 🎧Audiobook 🎧Obsession🎧 Reviewer🎧
  • 02-18-21

Absolutely brilliant

This family gets better and better the more I get to know the characters. Sophie has written such a great storyline that is intriguing as well as entertaining. With lots of action to keep you entertained throughout I didn’t want this book to end. A fantastic performance from Lee and Michael.
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  • ChaosKay (Audiobook Obsession Reviewer)
  • 02-18-21

One of my favourite books

Having already listened to the ALC twice I pre ordered as soon as it went up. Listening for the third time was just as good as the first.Nero is so broken and when you find out what happened when he was young you understand why he’s the way he is . He’s never let anyone in to see who he really is until Camille came along.

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