Sunday, July 22, 2012

Review: "Revenge" by Dana Delamar

"Revenge"
Author: Dana Delamar
Series: Blood and Honor #1
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 302
ISBN: 9780984931101 
Author's Website:  http://www.danadelamar.com
Source: Won in a contest
Published: January 1, 2012 by Dana Delamar
 
Goodreads Blurb:
A woman on the run. A damaged Mafia don. A rival bent on revenge…

Kate Andretti is married to the Mob—but doesn’t know it. When her husband uproots them to Italy, Kate leaves everything she knows behind. Alone in a foreign land, she finds herself locked in a battle for her life against a husband and a family who will “silence” her if she will not do as they wish. When her husband tries to kill her, she accepts the protection offered by a wealthy businessman with Mafia ties. He’s not a mobster, he claims. Or is he?

Enrico Lucchesi never wanted to be a Mafia don, and now he’s caught in the middle of a blood feud with the Andretti family. His decision to help Kate brings the feud between the families to a boil. Attacks from without and within push them both to the breaking point, and soon Enrico is forced to choose between protecting the only world he knows and saving the woman he loves.


My Review:
This is the first in a series of four by Dana Delamar and sounds to me like it's going to be a very strong entertaining series! This is my first time reading (instead of watching) anything pertaining to mafia. I honestly did not know what to expect and am very glad I did not put the book aside. This is one sensual, very well written (I felt as if I was in the book myself many times), action packed read. So many secrets unfold, unexpected twists and turns that have you holding your breath for the outcome and will have you on the edge of your seat waiting for what comes next (I know that's what I as doing).

Kate is an American woman whom is married to the mob (but is oblivious to the fact). That's until one day her husband (Vincent) shows his true colors and physically harms her. Lost, confused and in pain she tries to think of ways to get out of the marriage and FAR away from him. She's a very strong woman and has a very sharp mind. But thinking of a way to survive this ordeal has proven difficult. That is until she caves and talks about it to Enrico Lucchesi. Someone she thinks of as a friend, fellow worker in the orphanage and nothing else.

Enrico is a kind, caring, family loving (and handsome) man. He has his hands in many things. He helps the community in ways beyond the imagination. And he does it all with his whole heart. One day while visiting the orphanage he's a part of. He's approached by Kate who is a worker in the orphanage and he has desired for some time. He finds out what has happened to her with much coaxing and offers his complete protection. She reluctantly agrees (after another run in with Vincent) and all goes haywire from there.

I loved everything about this book. Except for all of the doubt Kate had in Enrico love for her. I understand she VERY recently got out of a dangerous marriage. But when a man puts himself in front of a bullet for you and proves (not with just words) how much he loves you. You don't still question if he'd give his life for you. Otherwise I loved her character and the strength she held onto. If half stars were allowed I would have given it 4 & 1/2. It's a very entertaining read!
  
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2 comments:

Dana Delamar said...

Thank you so much for reviewing my book! This is complete surprise (I didn't know you'd won it). As a new author, I especially appreciate the support of book reviewers for helping to bring new books to the attention of avid readers. Thanks again for taking the time to read it and write up your thoughts! :)

ReneAva said...

Hello Dana,

So glad you came by! You are very welcome. It was my pleasure. I had a lot of fun reading it. Especially all of the times I had to pry my fingers from my set because of the suspense :)

I did win it. From Romance Reviews back in April. I still have the email as well. I hope many more enjoy your work as much as I did.

~Ava~

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