Mateo Villani is darkness wrapped in Armani. He’s a six-foot tall, ruggedly-handsome savage, a notorious gangster who’s bedded half of Manhattan…and now he’s my fiancé.
My father betrayed me, signing my life away to the cocky bastard whose personality is colder than a block of ice. Mateo crushed my ambitions when he slid his ring onto my finger. He stole my life away and now he’s determined to mold me into a dutiful mob wife.
But I have news for him.
I obey no one.
As the days pass, I am more and more determined to hate him, to resist the deviant fantasies that swirl through my mind when he’s near. But before long, I can’t live without the bound wrists, his rough hands, and sinful body.
I find myself longing for him…and his punishment.
I despise my fiancé.
But it doesn’t stop me from craving him even more.
SAVAGE RULER is the first book in the SINFULLY SAVAGE series by USA Today Bestselling Author Kristen Luciani. This Dark Italian / Irish Arranged Marriage Mafia Romance is a standalone suspense novel, complete with a guaranteed HEA and no cliffhangers. Blazing hot bedroom scenes with a little bit of kink are intended for mature readers only!
Savage Ruler has all the must haves in a great dark mafia book! The twists and turns we take while following Heaven and Matteo’s story will leave you wanting more. Heaven is a strong female character who has bigger balls/brains than most of the men in her life. She has been working her tail off to prove to her father that she has what it takes to lead. She is witty, strong, and she definitely has what it takes to be in charge. Matteo is the type of hero who goes after what he wants. He leaves no stoned unturned, and plans so there is no way any surprises can happen…… There are no rose colored glasses where this relationship is concerned. What these two do not see right away is they are perfect for each other. Matteo needs a strong woman to be able to deal with his appetites, and Heaven needs a man that is not afraid of a strong woman.
Now I really wanted to scream, yell, and thunder punch her older brother in the throat. I hurt for her, because it just seemed it didn’t matter what she did it was never good enough. My heart broke for her when she made the decision she had to make, but I applaud her for doing what she needed to do for herself!
Kristin Luciani knocked me over dead with her mafia, arranged marriage romance filled with passion, lies, and delicious revenge. SAVAGE RULER is filled with twists and suspense that kept me flipping pages and consistently on the edge of seat! The main characters are both strong and in their own right and watching them come together was just perfection. Speaking of, Matteo was just scrumptious. He was the perfect dark, anti-hero that I just couldn’t get enough of. I loved this story and I can’t wait for more from this series and author.
“I…I didn’t want his hands.” She pauses, biting down hard on her lower lip. “I wanted yours.”
“Do you think you deserve them after that?” I press my forehead against hers, her lips close enough for me to bite.
She pauses for a split second then nods.
“I told you I’d bring you here tonight to show you what happens when you disobey me. Now you’ve let someone else touch you, which is even worse.” My pulse throbs against my throat, adrenaline flooding my insides. So much control, lost in a goddamn hot second. These are my fucking rules, nobody else’s! My skin crawls with the knowledge that the curves of her body were just worshipped by another pair of hands. An overwhelming urge to go back into that room and strangle that guy takes hold, and the only thing that keeps me rooted to this spot is Heaven and her wide-eyed stare. “Nobody touches what’s mine. Do you understand that? I don’t fucking share…ever.”
Her hands travel down the sides of my torso as she nods. “Okay.”
“No wife of mine will ever disobey me,” I hiss. “Or there will be consequences.”
“Are you going to punish me now?” she says in a sultry tone. “Because if you don’t, I have to warn you…I might keep being bad…”
Kristen Luciani is a USA Today bestselling romance author and coach with a penchant for stilettos, kickboxing, and grapefruit martinis. As a deep-rooted romantic who loves steamy, sexy, and suspense-filled stories, she tried her hand at creating a world of enchantment, sensuality, and intrigue, finally uncovering her true passion. Pun intended…