Review: Nico (Ruin & Revenge #1) by Sarah Castille

I love a good romantic suspense story and this definitely fit the bill.  I loved the mix of intensity and passion, it was a fantastic story I couldn't put down!





Nico (Ruin & Revenge #1) by Sarah Castille 





A dangerous proposal

Las Vegas Mafia boss, Nico Toscani, is used to getting what he wants, whether it is having the City of Sin under his rule or a beautiful woman in his bed. But when he meets his match in the gorgeous, headstrong Mia Cordano, the daughter of a rival crime lord, all bets are off. . .

Sexy computer hacker, Mia, struggles to break free of her ruthless father’s Mafia ties…but she can’t resist the powerful and seductive Nico, who will stop at nothing to possess her. With their families locked in a brutal war for control of the city, Mia and Nico enter into a forbidden game. Will they surrender to the passion that burns between them—and risk tearing apart their families? Or will Nico be forced to betray the only woman who sets his blood on fire?




5 out of 5 stars


Wow. Wow. Wow. This was so freaking awesome. I loved the elaborate and intense world that was created, I was completely lost to it. Excellent read.


I was pulled in right from the beginning. Everything was so captivating and enthralling. This was so extremely well written and detailed. There was this fantastic build happening as this exciting world and all these interesting characters were introduced. Loved all the suspense! I loved Mia and Nico so much. But Mia, she was fantastic! So strong in this world where she had to fight so hard and endure so much. I just loved the strength she had and how she persevered through such a hard life. And Nico. Hello Mr. Mob Boss! He was so powerful and commanding, sexy and hot. Their chemistry together was so fantastic. It was like an electric connection. I loved their animosity and that push and pull they had with one another. I thought there was great character development and I loved watching all there drama unfold and them come together. There was conflict, ups and downs, and so much heat. It was all awesome!


This was such a fantastic introduction to the Ruin & Revenge series series. There are a lot of different characters to in play, different dynamics and things happening. It was so exciting to read and I can't wait to see what will come in future stories. So much ground work was laid and I'm hooked! I love that it was told from three different perspectives. It added such a great and intriguing layer to everything that was happening. I thought it was a really fresh element that had me rooting for everyone's HEA’s.


This world was raw, gritty, and violent and in the midst of it all, there were also these wonderful moments of levity woven in that I found perfect and very needed in the midst of all the drama. I thought there was a great balance between it all. I was just so into everything! 


I wasn't sure what to expect when I cracked this open but I am thrilled with the fantastic story I was able to lose myself in. If you need some sexy suspense with really hot mob guys thrown in and a tough as nails heroine, definitely give this a shot. I highly recommend it. It's a crazy world and an intense ride but so worth it!


Complimentary copy received for honest review.




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