Matteo: I don’t have time for this. My men caught a spy down by the old abandoned shipyard and now I have to deal with him or else risk losing this alliance. Turns out the spy isn’t a man. It’s a woman. A lovely woman who says she was taking photos for her bookstagram account. Whatever that is. I can hardly take in her words, because her eyes are piercing my chest, right where my heart would be if I had one. They are crystal blue, almost transparent in this lighting. I can see fear in her clear blue irises, but also a quiet determination. This isn’t the first time she’s been threatened. I can’t let her go. I have to protect this angel.
Darlene: I was just taking pictures! I swear, I didn’t know anyone else even knew about the creepy abandoned shipyard. The thugs who kidnapped me, however, don’t let me defend myself before putting a bag over my head and shoving me in a car. The worst part is, they threw my books away in the dumpster. That’s just rude and unnecessarily cruel. Before I know what’s happening, I’m dragged into a room that smells like cedar and spice. When the bag is removed from my head, I’m greeted with the culmination of every book boyfriend I’ve ever had. And apparently he’s the guy in charge who gets to decide my fate. Ninety-nine percent of me is filled with abject terror. But one, teeny, tiny percent of me can’t help but feel like I’m finally having an adventure of my own.
Made for the Mafia Boss by Cameron Hart is a sweet mafia romance. It’s the first book in the Moscatelli Crime Family series.
It has a simple storyline, easy to follow with one surprise and a beautiful happy ending. It’s entirely focused on the romance between Darlene and Matteo but there are a few references and scenes about the Mafia world. It gets sweet and steamy pretty quickly. It doesn’t contain any drama, excessive violence, or any other dark moments. I liked how two different worlds connected with such ease and naturalness. The characters were amazing and had such good chemistry from the beginning. Darlene was the character you could easily connect with. She was timid, reserved, cautious, hiding in plain sight but she had a fierce power inside her. Matteo was the bad guy with a heart of cold. I feel that what connected them was that people underestimated them and couldn’t understand them. My favorite part of the story was when she changed from the little mouse to the sexy and fiery woman.
It’s from the few books that the title makes total sense from the early beginning. I highly recommend it to readers who love steamy romance novels. I will rate it with 4 stars.