Retribution [NOOK Book]

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*** Retribution was a semifinalist in the Romance category of The Kindle Book Review's 2013 Best Indie Book Awards! ***

An Interpol agent playing a dangerous game. A Mafia princess desperate to escape. A man determined to exact retribution…

Nick Clarkston, a young Interpol agent, threatens to undo the fragile peace between the Lucchesi and Andretti families when he tries to take down the Mafia don father who abandoned him. He allies with his ...
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Overview

*** Retribution was a semifinalist in the Romance category of The Kindle Book Review's 2013 Best Indie Book Awards! ***

An Interpol agent playing a dangerous game. A Mafia princess desperate to escape. A man determined to exact retribution…

Nick Clarkston, a young Interpol agent, threatens to undo the fragile peace between the Lucchesi and Andretti families when he tries to take down the Mafia don father who abandoned him. He allies with his father’s sworn enemy, a mobster both devious and ruthless. The mobster’s alluring daughter helps Nick negotiate the murky criminal underworld, but he soon learns she’s using him. Trapped, and with nowhere to turn, Nick makes a tragic mistake that plunges him further into danger.

Delfina Andretti appears to be the typical Mafia princess—but this princess wants out. Delfina dreams of being a fashion designer, and hooking up with Nick is her ticket out of an arranged marriage. Her feelings for Nick are genuine, but he’s leery of her. Even worse, his heedless drive for justice threatens to get them both killed and to put everyone Delfina loves behind bars—unless she and Nick can forge a new future for their warring families.

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“Leave me alone,” Delfina tossed over her shoulder, turning her head to give her father one last glare. She sailed off the last step into the foyer and plowed into a hard body. A hard body that smelled delicious, sexy. Two strong hands gripped her arms to keep her from falling.

She gawked at a face that was eerily familiar. The young man standing in front of her wasn’t Enrico Lucchesi—his wavy, tousled hair was a rich chestnut, not onyx, and his eyes were mossy green, not chocolate. But the strong blade of his nose, the high prominent cheekbones, and the full, generous mouth were all Lucchesi. “Who are you?” she blurted.

“Nick Clarkston,” he answered, his accent British, upper crust. “Who are you?”

“My daughter, Delfina,” her father said from behind her. His hands came to rest on her shoulders, and Nick abruptly released her and stepped away.

Nick glanced from her to her father. “Is everything all right?” he asked.

“Not really,” she said. Could he be…? But if he was, what was he doing here, in her father’s house?

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Sensuality level: Hot (RT Book Reviews scale)

WARNING: This book contains graphic language, sexual situations, and violence.
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Editorial Reviews

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/366751324 - Kayla Shantee
"Retribution was great... oh so damn great. So this is the second book in the Blood and Honor series and I loved it even better than the first one.... Another wonderful story filled with action, love, forgiveness, and some awfully hot steamy scenes! This story was beautifully written and I hope you pick it up and read it!"
http://www.rtbookreviews.com/book-review/retribution-5 - Keitha Hart
"The suspense keeps the pages moving quickly in book two of the Blood and Honor series... A fast pace, credible characters and a complex plot guarantee hours of entertainment."
http://stephsbookretreat.wordpress.com/2012/08/08/book-review-retribution-by-dana-delamar/?year=2012&monthnum=08&day=08& - Stephanie StephsBookRetreat
"You are kept on the edge of your seat until the very last page, just like at the end of "Revenge", "Retribution" has a teaser for the next novel that makes me excited to read the next novel. If you liked "Revenge" you will love "Retribution"; this is easily a stand alone novel; I'm just glad that there is more to come in this series."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014397117
  • Publisher: Dana Delamar
  • Publication date: 5/6/2012
  • Series: Blood and Honor , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 125,795
  • File size: 820 KB

Meet the Author

Dana Delamar is the author of the "Blood and Honor" romantic suspense series, which is set in Italy among the Calabrian Mafia. An avid traveler who loves to learn about different peoples and cultures, Dana often sets her books in exotic locales. She grew up in the Midwest and Pacific Northwest, and today makes Seattle her home. She's an omnivorous reader with overflowing bookshelves and a passionate love of "Supernatural," "Firefly," "True Blood," "Mad Men," and a zillion other TV shows. Where she finds the time to sleep is a mystery.

When she's not writing, Dana is zipping off to visit new locales, dreaming about her next trip to Italy, or narrowly avoiding car accidents while she conjures up exploits for her characters. You can visit her at www.danadelamar.com.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2012

    Awesome

    I dont know where to start. This book was so good i cant decide which one was better this or Revenge! Keep them coming!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2012

    Some novels do not live up to my expectations, especially ones


    Some novels do not live up to my expectations, especially ones that are in a series, this novel surpassed my expectations. Dana once again brings the world of the Italian Mafia to life, in this her followup novel to "Revenge". The twists and turns in this novel were not only compelling and kept the story going at a great pace that it kept me reading and wanting more as the pages flew by.

    Quick Recap ~ Nick Clarkson (Lucchesi) [the illegitimate son of Enrico Lucchesi the capo of the Lucchesi family] is thrown into a world that he knows very little about when he receives a letter telling hom who is father 'is'. As far as Nick is concerned his father abandoned him and wants nothing to do with him; working for Interpol, Nick checks out his 'father' and comes up blank, taking a mysterious man up on his offer to learn about his father, Nick strikes a deal with the Andretti capo, his father's rivals. Add in the beautiful Delfina Andretti, who wants to get out from under her father's influence and not be thought of as a 'mafia princess'. These two strangers navigate the fine line of love, honor, passion, trust and betrayal all the way to the end.

    Unlike the previous novel, there is not as much violence, no one ends up getting something in the mail or via 'special delivery', well...... 'Retribution' is as full of passion and Nick and Delfina try to make her 'first time' memorable, only to be stopped and caught in compromising positions; I began to route for them each time they were alone and I thought they would finally make love, only to be interrupted by one thing or another; Dana keeps her reader waiting for that special moment between the characters, as they both deal with their families, work, what is expected and what they actually want, as well as the looming threat of the Russian Mafia seeking revenge and wanting both families dead.

    You are kept on the edge of your seat until the very last page, just like at the end of "Revenge", "Retribution" has a teaser for the next novel that makes me excited to read the next novel. If you liked "Revenge" you will love "Retribution"; this is easily a stand alone novel; I'm just glad that there is more to come in this series.

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    Posted January 28, 2013

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