Adriano Montesi’s life has always revolved around women, his family, and the Chicago Syndicate. As a Capo and Luca DeMiliano’s right hand man, he’s one of the four highest ranking men in the organization, and he’s fought many to maintain his position.
Adriano’s current assignment is locating Camilla Guillermo, the one woman who’s captured his attention beyond a simple fuck. He and Cam have a history together that no one knows about, and now that she’s disappeared, he’s eager to find her and discover her sordid past. What might seem like a routine mission has become an obsession for Adriano.
Italian beauty, Camilla Guillermo, is lost and alone in the world. Running away from a past that haunts her and the man that deceived her. But wherever she goes, Adriano is always with her, always in her thoughts.
Out of money and out of options, Cam has no place to turn but back to the Loop, back to the one place she wants to avoid.
When Adriano finds Camilla, everything between them will change. No matter how much they are drawn to each other, Cam is now off limits by boss’s orders. And in the Chicago Syndicate, you don’t defy the boss’s orders unless you’re prepared to live with the consequences.
A romantic suspense.
From Amazon Bestselling Author of For Fallon and For Luca.
Novel Grounds Semi Annual Literary Awards 2014 winner of Best Breakout Novel For Fallon (Chicago Syndicate, #1).
Oh Capo, my Capo!
This book was definitely something I looked forward to since the debut of the series. We did’t get much of Cam/Adriano in previous 2 books but just enough to learn there is a JUICE story that was begging to be told. Having devoured it almost in one sitting I can declare it being my FAVORITE of the series.
As I turn around, he’s ogling my ass unashamedly. “Get a good look, my friend?” I put my hands on my hips. That damn irresistible smirk curves his lips.
“Not really; could you turn around?”
He actually rotates his finger in the air. I simply glare at him.
“And maybe bend over?” he adds with a chuckle.
Although the Chicago Syndicate series continues with a different couple their story is a standalone. However, I would not advise reading out of order as the events that do occur in the Syndicate world all tie-in together.Even as Soraya does a fantastic job at recapping the events to ‘refresh’ our minds of past events it is not recommended.
Camilla Guillermo and Adriano Montesi’s book picks up right where book 2 ends with Fallon & Luca’s wedding.. Adriano is on his way back fro it with all thoughts of Cam who has been on the run and serious MIA. Woman should work for CIA she hides so well. (Un)fortunately Cam’s hiding comes to a halt as she runs our of money to fund her hiding trip. During the first quarter of the book we get a lot of flash backs of Cam’s past and it’s a SAD & DARK one. It was hard to read at times but knowing that she gets through it as she does end up in ‘safety’ working for Chicago Syndicate which offers her protection (and even more than she realizes) from her past employer, the infamous slave owning/illegal fighting club – Club 7 – operated by a sleazy individual, Fat Sal.The club that we already saw in book 2 of the series but honestly as whatever messed up things we saw it is tame compared to first hand recollection from Cam’s captivity.
Cam is a true survivor and while running was a right choice it turns out to be an unnecessary one. We learn early on in the series Cam’s place in the syndicate and that is being an illegitimate child of James, who is Capo crimine of the Chicago Syndicate, ultimately making her a Mafia Princess. Once she is back under her father’s/Syndicate’s protection and far from Fat Sal she is able to grow into her role, grow confident and even push the boundaries of woman’s role within a Mafia. I loved that Soraya took that step in the story. She created Cam as a force to reckon with and not just by giving her this right through birthright but showing that James’ genes are strong in creating a powerful offspring fit to lead the life. Cam has to sweat her ass of to become who she is and proving her rightful place as an equal.
As great as all of it is, there is a huge drawback being in the life because according to mafia decree a mafia princess can’t be touched by someone of lover rank in the syndicate and being a Capo Adrian is out of her league. In the world that is ruled by hierarchy and strict adherence to it their love for each becomes a forbidden one. No matter how they try to stay away from each other they are unable to do so as they are one puzzle piece that makes them a powerful whole. So Adriano must decide continue to hold his post in the mafia family that helped support his whole family or take a risk to be with a woman that was created for him.
“I’m not meant to live as a saint; I’m a sinner at heart. Now, I’m prepared to fight. I’m primed to risk everything to make her mine – officially.”
I loved this story through and through. The plot was fantastic and the story gets more intricate. The character development was solid. This book definitely shows how much Soraya grew as an author. I saw that potential in book one and I’m so happy to report that she took things to another level. She grew more as a fabulous story teller and I am not one bit disappointed. I believe this series will continue on give us of messed up and dark stories set in the same “universe”. I can not wait… Neither should you. Time to grab this indie favorite and delve into the dark underworld of Chicago Mafia Syndicate.
~Ebook was gifted in exchange for an honest review.~
I was born in South America in 1984 and raised in Europe where I presently reside with my fiancé.
I read many genres but favor intense, dark, seductive, and provocative novels where the male character loves fiercely, without remorse or boundaries. I also adore forbidden love tales and have an odd fascination with kidnapping romances. No, I don’t secretly want to be kidnapped, though!
I have a passionate obsession with the written word and indulge in chocolate pastries much too often.
My debut novel For Fallon (Chicago Syndicate, #1) was released on July 26, 2014. I’m honored that For Fallon won “Best Breakout Novel 2014” in the Novel Grounds Semi Annual Literary Awards.