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From New York Times best-selling author Kristen Proby comes an all-new family in her With Me in Seattle world! Hold on to your seat as we introduce you to Kristen’s new Mafia family!

As the eldest son of Seattle’s current mob boss, Carmine Martinelli’s life has never really been his own. But he doesn’t mind because his family means more to him than his life. Which is why he's determined to make those responsible for the death of his aunt and uncle pay - in inventive and gruesome ways. And what better way to do that than to infiltrate the Russian Mafia from the inside? It’s a good thing the bratva’s princess is stunning and seemingly willing to do whatever he asks. This vengeance could be the perfect mix of business and pleasure. 

Nadia Tarenkov has several things stacked against her: She’s a woman, and she’s not the eldest child in her family. But it doesn’t matter. She has her sights set on ruling the syndicate, and she always gets what she wants. When the heir to one of the States’ most powerful crime families comes knocking, Nadia sees it for the gift it is. He thinks he has her fooled, but she’s smarter, more cunning, and always two steps ahead. She’ll beat the gorgeous mobster at his own game, and secure her place in the fold. 

What neither of them takes into consideration, however, is that they aren’t the only ones with deadly plans in motion. To survive, they’ll have to come clean and work together - and acknowledge that the growing love they’ve been pretending isn’t there...is very real. 

©2021 Kristen Proby (P)2021 Kristen Proby

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Great listen 🎧

I could not put this book down, then when I finished it I wanted to forget how great it was an reread it like it was the first time. Kristen Proby has another great read and start of a new branch of the Seattle series. Nadia and Carmine are a great couple that I loved getting to know. Plus you get to meet new people to root for in Shane, Rocco, Ivie and Annika. Seeing the mafia way is great and these two learning to trust and count on each other was great. Can’t wait to relished over and over

Great narration makes you want to keep listening

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The best mafia!!

I have been reading Kristen Proby for almost 8 years now. Each story I think “how could she top this?” Ummm well the answer is MAFIA!!! Mafia is how she can top anything she has done before!

I was completely taken away with this story!! I feel we got a small taste with You Belong with Me when we were introduced to the Martenelli family, but Carmine is something to write home about!! You are seriously taken away in this story. Nadia, man she is a strong fierce female! Absolutely loved her!

I can’t write too much without giving away the story, and I hate spoilers. I will just say, Grab this now!If you like Mafia, grab this now!!! The narrators did a fantastic job bringing Carmine and Nadia to life!
If you liked You Belong with Me, Grab this!!! If you are a fan of Kristen Proby, Grab THIS!!!

This ranks in my all time top 5 from Kristen’s books!!

Well done, if I could give more than 5 stars, I totally would!

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Keeping you on your toes

Fast paced, mind racing, scorching hot... All words I would use to describe Underboss. Keeping you on your toes from the first page to the last, Kristen Proby combines her classic writing style and the mafia underworld together to create magic that I just can’t get enough of. She continues to outdo herself with each book she writes, and I. AM. HERE. FOR. IT!

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It was only a matter of time

Nadia and Carmine lives belong to their families. They may have to do the unthinkable but keeping their families lives safe and finding the answers that continue to allude them keep them one step ahead of those that would cause them harm. Nadia will stop at nothing to be the next line to rule their syndicate. Their chemistry began with a single look and the pull between each other was impossible to resist. Kristen did an amazing job delving deep into the Bratva world and immersed you into the Mafia world with a story that is impossible to put down.

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New Mafia series! This is a must!

This was such a good mafia story and no one writes such complex characters like Kristen Proby. This was so good I couldn’t put it down.
Carmine and Nadia are both from different families and have so much more in common then they know. This enemies to lovers story has lots of twists and turns. Loyalties to be proven and a common enemy to be found.
What I loved most about this was as tough as both Carmine and Nadia were, there were these vulnerabilities just below the surface and watching them grow to love and trust each other consumed me. Kelsey Navarro and Tor Thom were fabulous as Nadia and Carmine.
This was such a great start to this series, and Kristen has set the stage for the next book with that epilogue. I can’t wait!

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I knew I wanted to give this audiobook a try because I love the With Me in Seattle Series and Kristen's other work. I am not a huge fan of Mafia Romance but let me tell you this was great and felt like "Mafia Light". I really enjoyed the main characters, they had a perfect balance of Mob attitude and regular everyday people. I really enjoyed their romance and banter and was rooting for them the entire time. Also even though I did know who the bad guy was, I still finished this book with "Wow I can't believe that just happened" on my mind. Great start to a new series, I can't wait for more about these crazy but awesome families!

The narration was good too!

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Love a good mafia book! This one didn’t disappoint! Nadia and Carmine are perfect for each other. They are fire and ice! The beginning of their relationship may have been both of them playing each other, but when these two team up to figure out who is after their families, their is no faking it! From Miami, Seattle, Denver, New York or Paris, these two are unstoppable. I absolutely loved reading their story and all their chemistry!

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Underboss

Mafia romance isn’t my favorite but I enjoy Kristen’s writing so much that I gave this one a shot.

It kind of goes like a lot of Mafia books do, two families that don’t get along, but the children fall for each other and grow up. That is kind of where it detours though and I have to say I am glad. I liked that it wasn’t like all the rest.

I like Carmine the best I think, I liked that he didn’t care that Nadia shouldn’t be his he is going to make it so. She can’t stay away either not matter how much she wants to. She doesn’t want him to see her as weak, and he only ever sees her as strong. Nadia is fierce and you don't want to get on her bad side if you hurt someone she loves because look the heck out she is coming for you.

It is an interesting story and that I didn’t see coming and glad I kept listening because wow.
I am invested, and I want to know what is going to happen to the other 2 girls!

The narration was awesome and just ok. I love Kelsey’s narration, and Tor isn’t terrible he just isn’t my favorite and that’s ok to each their own right.

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Not what I expected

Okay so Kristen Proby is one of my favorite authors and I will buy her audibles the second I see them come up and even pre order them. However Underboss the male voice did not do it for me at all. I had a really hard time getting my into the story with him reading and found myself skipping to Kelsey’s parts just to get away from Tor’s voice sorry. I hope he doesn’t do the rest of the series.

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Mafia, with a Proby twist?! Ummm, YES, please!

Kristen Proby takes on the Mafia like it's her job and business is so freakin' good! This has got to be one of the hottest enemies to lovers books I've read in quite some time and I loved every moment of it!! There's so much agnst between Carmine and Nadia, it's absolutely explosive between them when they do get down to the nitty gritty. And oh my goodness, the twists and turns....Proby keeps you guessing until the last page. It's a good thing we won't have to wait long because I absolutely cannot wait to get Shane & Ivy's book next month!! ❤ 

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  • 03-05-21

Great listen, great book

I absolutely loved this book. It’s not your typical mafia book, I’ve found them to be quite hardcore, I’d class this as “light mafia” The narration is great and really easy on the ears. All in all a great addition to the Kirsten Proby collection. I’m looking forward to reading/listening to more of this series.

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  • Jill Kirtley
  • 03-04-21

I liked it.

Underboss is a tame Mafia romance. I liked the storyline and the characters, I didn’t find it as exciting as I would’ve wanted given it’s trope but, all in all it’s a good read. I thought Kelsey Navarro’s narration was great but found Tor Thom’s to be somewhat robotic.

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  • Tanya
  • 03-03-21

another amazing story

it took me awhile to get into the story but mostly because of the narrators are new to me. once I got past that well I was sucked in and couldn't stop listening. really can't wait for the next one in the series after that ending!!!