Revenge [NOOK Book]

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*** Revenge was a double-finalist (Romantic Suspense and Best First Book) in the 2013 Booksellers' Best Awards! ***

A woman on the run. A damaged Mafia don. A rival bent on revenge…

Mafia don Enrico Lucchesi struggles to preserve a fragile truce with the Andretti family. But when Kate Andretti flees from ...
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*** Revenge was a double-finalist (Romantic Suspense and Best First Book) in the 2013 Booksellers' Best Awards! ***

A woman on the run. A damaged Mafia don. A rival bent on revenge…

Mafia don Enrico Lucchesi struggles to preserve a fragile truce with the Andretti family. But when Kate Andretti flees from her abusive husband, Enrico won’t leave her in jeopardy. Can he save her without reigniting the bloody feud between the families?

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Enrico raised a hand in greeting to Kate, and she returned his wave and started descending the steps. She headed straight for him, her auburn hair gleaming in the sun, a few strands of it blowing across her pale cheek and into her green eyes. With a delicate hand, she brushed the hair out of her face. Enrico’s fingers twitched with the desire to touch her cheek like that, to feel the slide of her silky hair. A small, almost secretive smile crossed her features, and he swallowed hard. Dio mio. He felt that smile down to his toes.

She stopped a couple feet from him. “Signor Lucchesi, it’s good to see you, as always.”
He bowed his head slightly. “And you, Signora Andretti.” He paused, a grin spreading across his face. “Since when did we get so formal, Kate?”

She half-turned and motioned to the doorway behind her. And that was when he noticed it—a bruise on her right cheek. Merda! Had someone hit her? Tearing his eyes off the mark, he followed her gesture. A tall, sandy-haired man, well-muscled and handsome, leaned in the doorway, his arms crossed. “My husband, Vincenzo, is here.”

Enrico’s smile receded. He looked back to Kate. “I’d like to meet him.” And if he did this to her, he’s going to pay.

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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

http://www.theromancereviews.com/viewbooksreview.php?bookid=5104 - CozyReader TheRomanceReviews
"This story truly exceeded my expectations. Revenge is action packed, and when the pace picks up, it does not slow down.... Pick up this book today; it will grab your attention from the beginning. I cannot wait to read the next book." (5 stars, Top Pick) -- "The Romance Reviews" (TRR) site
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/292742742 - Kayla Shantee
"Here is to a WHOOPING 5 Stars. If I had to describe this book in about 4 words it would be action-packed, sexy, romantic, and adrenaline rushing.... There were times when I was fanning myself, sitting on the edge of my seat, and so mad I had to put it down. The steamy scenes were oh so delicious!" (5 stars) -- "Bengal Reads" blog
http://www.rtbookreviews.com/book-review/revenge - Donna Brown
"The first book in the Blood and Honor series ... gets things off to an explosive start." (4 stars) -- RT Book Reviews
http://romancenoveljunkies.com/Dana_Delamar.php - Davia RomanceNovelJunkies
"Enrico was incredibly sexy and Kate is feisty which makes for a very explosive relationship! I loved how the author incorporated the beauty of Italy and the romantic undertones of the land. The sexual intimacy for me was off the charts! ...Highly recommend this read!!" (4.5 stars) -- "Romance Novel Junkies" site
http://readingbythebeach.blogspot.com/2012/02/review-revengeblood-and-honor1-by-dana.html - Julie ReadingByTheBeach
"I was drawn into the story from the absolute beginning, unable to put the book down. The dialogue was simple perfection...." (4 stars) -- "Reading by the Beach" blog
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013699366
  • Publisher: Dana Delamar
  • Publication date: 1/2/2012
  • Series: Blood and Honor , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 306
  • Sales rank: 68,237
  • File size: 744 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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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2012

    Moonscar

    Stares after revenge her eyes unreadable. I will be seeing you later, i get that strange feeling...... turns abruptly and darts off in a blur of white.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 5, 2012

    Revenge is the first book by Dana Delamar that I have read and i

    Revenge is the first book by Dana Delamar that I have read and it will certainly not be the last. Dana has given us well developed characters and an exciting plot that keeps the reader on the edge of their seat until the very end and the chemistry between Enrico and Kate is electrifying making Revenge a definite must read!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 15, 2012

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    Revenge is a fast-paced, gritty, fictional depiction of Mafia li

    Revenge is a fast-paced, gritty, fictional depiction of Mafia life which will grab your attention from beginning to end. This story of corruption and power mixed with romance and steamy sex scenes will have you turning the pages to see what will happen next.

    Dana Delamar delivers a well-written, action-packed novel filled with plenty of twists and turns. She delves into the dark world of Mafia life where deception, treachery, revenge, and violence are the norm rather than the exception. Enrico and Kate, the protagonists, are well-developed and draw you into their conflict of love versus honor.

    If you love steamy romance, fast-paced action, and a glimpse of the lurid life of the Mafia, then Revenge is a book you don't want to miss.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 22, 2012

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    Here is to a WHOOPING 5 Stars. If I had to describe this book in

    Here is to a WHOOPING 5 Stars. If I had to describe this book in about 4 words it would be action-packed, sexy, romantic, and adrenaline rushing. I had someone point out that this reminded them of a movie and after reading this I can now say this would make a kick butt movie! There were times when I was fanning myself, sitting on the edge of my seat, and so mad I had to put it down. The steamy scenes were oh so delicious!

    This book is all about Enrico Luccshesi, doesn't that name just sound sexy? He is the head of the Lucchesi Mob, and there are many different mob groups. Well, there is a bloody war going on between the Andretti's and the Lucchesi's that stemmed from when Enrico was way younger. I will not tell you the problems that there were because you definitely want to discover them for yourself. Then you throw Kate into the mix, she is a kick butt, independent, strong woman... and she doesn't take crap from no one. Not even Carlo Andretti's (head of the Andretti Mob) nephew Vince. When Vince hits Kate, she knew she had to get away and that's when Enrico and Kate wind up crossing paths!

    Now for my feelings on this book. I was a little confused with the vocabulary, about who was who, and who was related to whom? But, let me tell you if you read the vocabulary list in the front of the book it will all start to make sense and then you will be in for the ride of your life. Thank you so so much Dana for asking me to review this! This exceeded my expectations, Revenge was absolutely fabulous. I have never read a book like this before so I didn't know if I would like it BUT I DID, I SO DID! And knowing this is only the 1st book??? WHAT NOW? The ending really killed me, what a cliffhanger. I would have never expected that and now will have to be tortured waiting on Book 2.

    I would recommend this to anyone who is a lover of romance, steamy love scenes (AND I'M TALKING JALAPENO HOT!), and action! This is an awesome book and I can't wait to see what's in store for the rest of this series. Be on the lookout for Dana guys, I know I will. And isn't this cover just so awesome? It definitely captures the story!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 11, 2012

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    4.5 stars BRIEF SUMMARY Kate is married to Vince Andretti wh


    4.5 stars

    BRIEF SUMMARY
    Kate is married to Vince Andretti who unknown to Kate is part of the mob. When Vince moves them to Italy, Kate's world as she knows it comes to a screeching halt. Vince becomes this monster under the direction of his cold hearted uncle Carlo and soon Kate is fighting for her life. To try and save herself, Kate accepts help from the enemy, Enrico Lucchesi and the Andretti/Lucchesi war is on. Enrico never wanted to be in the mafia but has had to fulfill his father's duty. He is now fighting for the woman he loves, the child he never new and the world as he sees it should be.

    THOUGHTS

    Being from New Jersey, the "Soprano State" I love mafia stories! At first, I was so confused by so many characters that I even had to reread the first chapter to make sure I knew who everyone was. After that, It was an enjoyable ride.... I thought Enrico was incredibly sexy and Kate is feisty which makes for a very explosive relationship! I loved how the author incorporated the beauty of Italy and the romantic undertones of the land. The sexual intimacy for me was off the charts!

    Now, I will say the mob storyline is kind of weak. Enrico who has lived his life being groomed to be "capo" is he willing to throw it all away, risk his life and that of his family for Kate? I don't think so. I was waiting for Enrico to step up and play the leader against Carlo and stop whining over Kate, finally at the end we see Enrico do what he is suppose to do. For me, I am a romance junkie so I didn't mind that the mob story was kind of secondary to the romance.

    This is the first of a 4 book series and look forward to reading about everyone’s story! I really enjoyed this book! The research the author did is evident and the sensual overtones are scorching!! Highly recommend this read!!

    Story - GREAT
    Intimacy – VERY VERY SPICY
    Enjoyment - GREAT
    Reviewer: Davia for RNJ

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 4, 2012

    Fast paced and gritty - it leaves you wanting more. It's a roman

    Fast paced and gritty - it leaves you wanting more. It's a romance and a mystery with some great plot twists and solid writing that keeps you turning the pages until well past your bedtime. The characters are well developed and intruiging. You feel like you've been transported to Italy and into the world of the Mafia from the very first page. I can hardly wait for the second book to come out!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2012

    MUST READ - Great Twists and Turns and HOT ROMANCE!!

    **DISCLAIMER** The Author Sent me a Copy of this book to Review

    I gave this 5 stars, since I could not give it 4 1/2; it's a book I know I'll read again.

    I'm not usually the kind of person who will seek out a book that talks about the Mafia - I'm not a fan of 'stuff in boxes', etc, however, in this case, I'm very glad I took the chance and read it. The amount of research that Dana did was impressive. The way she captured the language, the way that the Mafiso works in that area, the 'code' that some of the more 'respectable' Mafiso stick too and the visuals of the area are fantastic.

    Quick breakdown of the novel ~

    Kate, a fair skinned American beauty, is living in Italy; she married Vince Andretti after a whirlwind courtship and not knowing that much about his 'family'. Kate's gut has told her something is 'amiss' about her husband, little does she know that he is part of the ruthless Andretti family.

    Enter Enrico Lucchesi, a handsome, widowed businessman who also happens to be the capo of the Lucchesi family; he is also Kate's boss at the orphanage where Vince has reluctently let Kate work.

    Enter the twists and turns of this compelling novel.

    Dana weaves such a wonderful story of love, passion, trechery, 'old code' and lies that I stayed up til after midnight reading. The novel got a slow start, then once it got going you were drawn into this 'world' where people live by a different set of rules. A world where men have closed door meetings, where you might receive something in a box that belonged to someone you and love as a 'message'.

    You watch the main characters grow, they fight, the love, they lie and they feel; they are well rounded and you can actually picture running into them in Italy and seeing the events unfold. The end of the book left me wanting to read the next novel.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2012

    To acat

    I know wgo are spys and who are not

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2012

    Nightkit

    He ran off to 'Mansion' to find his mother.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2012

    A cat

    "Oh, dont worry about them, some of those cats in that clan are spies" grins

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2012

    Cursedkit

    -the black tom pads in, sneezing.- So you're Revenge. -he coughs-

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2012

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2012

    Nebula

    Flies away

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 28, 2013

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