“LLtK is diamonds.”
Title: Long Live The King
Author: WS Greer
Series: An Italian Mafia Romance Duet #2
Genre: Mafia Romance
Release Date: 5th September, 2016
ALL IT TAKES IS A YEAR TO BUILD AN EMPIRE…
Dominic Collazo has taken the infamous Giordano crime family to even greater heights in the year since he became the boss. The Family is making more money than ever, and they’re doing it quietly. Things couldn’t be better for the young kingpin.
ALL IT TAKES IS LOVE TO FEEL LIKE YOU’RE ON TOP OF THE WORLD…
Alannah Sullivan may not have many friends, but when you’re lucky enough to spend your life with your soulmate, you feel untouchable. When the love of your life is the most powerful man in the city, you roll with the punches and proudly stand by his side.
ALL IT TAKES IS BETRAYAL FOR IT ALL TO COME CRASHING DOWN AROUND YOU…
There’s a traitor in The Family. Someone who knows everything. Someone who’s sabotaging business and bringing heat to Dominic that can only end in his fall from power. And everyone knows there’s only one way for a mob boss’ reign to end.
ALL IT TAKES IS A MOB KING WHO’S WILLING TO DIE TO PROTECT HIS QUEEN…
Dominic would never let anything happen to Alannah, no matter how dangerous things become, or how guilty everyone around him looks. Even if everyone he ever trusted turns against him and he has to burn it all down to save her. He’ll let it burn, even if saving her means he’ll be consumed by the blaze.
It’s not often that KFF review a book which hasn’t been offered to us as an ARC and we’re not exactly proud to admit it, either. There’s always one in hand and more often than not, with a deadline. Saying that, we couldn’t be more grateful to those who choose us to give our honest opinion. Seeing that there are so many authors’ works to discover and since one of our fave genres is Mafia romance, we one-clicked the first book, Kingpin. We went in blind, we were enthralled, we loved it! WS’s storytelling modus operandi, his writing talent to construe characters that toyed with our emotions made us sit back and think. WOW, this guy knows what he’s doing! And now we have the finale of an epic romance.
Firstly, I have to say how much I appreciated the author mentioning all the characters in the first chapter. Trying to remember who is who in a sequel can at times be a tad arduous. And then I was thrown into the thick of Alannah Sullivan’s problems. Defending the love of her life causes quite a dispute; her way of dealing with it certainly earned my respect. This sassy opinionated gal is not alone regarding her man’s charms. You can imagine who else is!
“Fuhgeddaboutit. Unfortunately, I know exactly what you mean.”
My first thought was would Dominic Collazo be able to live up to his reputation. Kings come and go, don’t they? I thought that maybe he’d gone a bit soft on me; however, I couldn’t have been more mistaken. He’s not the exactly same person I got to know, though. And seeing this slight change in him is quite understandable as he’s got other things on his mind. We were given a hint of things to come in the cliffy in Kingpin which figuratively speaking, made me throw a few choice words at the author! Still, in LLtK this snippet tangled and an event that follows slowly build up and is by no means in his favour. I certainly got the impression that strict rules within such an organised and tight-knit clan as is the Mafia weren’t going to be respected.
“The only reason you’re alive right now, is because I have all these fucking rules to follow.”
It becomes a make it or break it situation for Dominic with so much in play. Street-wise beyond his years, he prepares himself for the worst after Alannah voices her doubts about allegedly trustworthy people. Getting ready to take on the whole ‘system’, hands full juggling his legit businesses, his foremost worry is protecting the woman he loves. But would trying his hardest be enough? When the tough gets going, would she keep her thoughts to herself?
“Mercy? What are you, crazy? This is the Cosa Nostra, there is no mercy!”
Nevertheless, Dominic’s uncanny ability to sense imminent threats and where they lie will above all, help him to unravel a complex plot with all the odds against him. My, ooh my, in consideration of the foregoing, perhaps his negotiating skills were a tad, humph… unethical. I questioned his stance, but it didn’t take me long to realise that he had no option if he was going to survive the storm. A hell of a lot of the angst in his story; there is, and you definitely have to read LLtK to make up your own mind as to whether or not methods used were correct.
“No matter what happens, we’ll figure it out together. We’ll beat all of this. Because we have to. Because this isn’t just you and me…”
I was left aghast towards the end of this read that has plenty of vividly described scenes. Surprises abound—good and not-so-good. The cause of such devious goings on and so close to home has its aftermath, too, and simply knocked me backwards. Now to sum up this sequel. Theirs is a beautiful thing. I adored how honest both of them were with their feelings. How Alannah accepts her man for what he is with his traits included was for me, of utmost importance. His dedication to her, their utter devotion to each other, sold me. How they strived to reach their goal showed me love conquers all. The supporting characters’ personality development cannot be ignored and to say I could’ve gladly strangled some of them would be putting it mildly. The lingo used is appropriate, the banter really good and the storyline flows at a pace that I found very much to my liking. Sadly, this is arrivederci Dominic and Alannah. Bravo WS!
KINGPIN (An Italian Mafia Romance Duet #1)
KFF’s 5 ★ Review HERE!
WS Greer is an international bestselling author of romantic suspense, and an active duty military member with the US Air Force. He’s been serving his country since 2004, and has been an author since his debut novel, Frozen Secrets, was released in 2013.
WS was born to military parents in San Antonio, Texas, and bounced around as a child, from Okinawa, Japan, to Florida, to New Mexico, where he met his high school sweetheart, who’d become his wife in 2003. Together, the two of them have two wonderful children, and are currently living overseas on the tiny island of Guam.
WS has tackled different genres throughout his writing career. From romantic suspense with his debut novel Frozen Secrets, to erotic suspense with his bestselling Carter Trilogy and Defending Her, to contemporary romance with Worth Saving.
WS has learned a lot about writing over the years, and his goal is to build a loyal and thriving fan base in the romantic suspense genre from here on out. His stories are deeply rooted in suspense, but WS loves the added drama of intense, emotional characters. Emotion, suspense, and drama is what WS does best.
WS loves connecting with his fans and readers, and does so whenever he gets the chance, and he would love to hear from you. You can find him on his personal blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Stay tuned, there’s more suspenseful stories coming from WS Greer!
Get ready for the roller-coaster ride of a lifetime!!
Get ready for Long Live the King
(An Italian Mafia Romance Duet #2)
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH Dominic and the man behind his character, WS Greer HERE
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