Defying Her Mafioso

Defying Her Mafioso

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Ciro Donati was many things:
My father's most valued and trusted soldier.
My brother's best friend and second in command.
And the only man I would give up everything for.

I fell hard for the Mafioso at the tender age of eleven. This beast of a man who I knew made people disappear--and probably enjoyed every second of it--was also the sixteen-year-old boy who had picked me up after I'd fallen flat on my face during my dance recital and told me I was the best ballerina he'd ever seen. He's watched over me, protected me like I was the most precious thing in the world to him.

And then he sent me away.

Scarlett Vitucci was many things:
The daughter of the biggest Cosa Nostra boss from New York to Chicago.
The sister of the man I would gladly take a bullet for.
And the only woman I would ever love.

Sending her away was the hardest thing I've ever done, but I didn't deserve her or her love. For three years I stayed away, ignoring the gnawing ache that her absence left in my chest. Now, she was back and fighting what I felt for her was impossible. Letting her go had been a huge mistake.

One I would never repeat.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157103088
Publisher: Anna Henson
Publication date: 10/18/2016
Series: Vitucci Mafiosos Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 35,607
File size: 601 KB

About the Author

erri Anne Browning is the USA TODAY bestselling author of The Rocker...Series. She started writing her own novellas at the age of sixteen, forcing her sister to be her one woman fan club. Now she has a few more readers and a lot more passion for writing. Being dyslexic, she never thought a career in writing would be possible, yet she has been on best selling lists multiple times since 2013. Reese: A Safe Haven Novella was her first Indie published book. The Rocker Who Holds Me changed the tables and kicked off The Rocker... series featuring the sinfully delicious members of Demon's Wings. The Rocker... Series has since expanded to OtherWorld with Axton Cage and his band members. Other books by Terri Anne include the Angel's Halo MC Series as well as The Lucy & Harris Novella Series. Terri Anne lives in Virginia with her husband, their three demons---err, children--and a loveable Olde English Bulldog named Link.

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Defying Her Mafioso 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous 12 months ago
Good story , worth the read .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOVED IT!!!!! once I started I couldn't put it down! PLEASE DON'T MAKE US WAIT LONG FOR THE SECOND ONE!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It was a good read can't wait for more series to come!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it! Can't wait for the next book.
jeniNY More than 1 year ago
First I want to say another terrific read from one of my favorite authors. Terri Anne Browning-Author did an excellent job portraying the mafia world. This was her first turn at the popular genre and she knocked it out of the park with a tough chic heroine that you want to be bffs with and a hot as hell alpha male mafia capo. Ciro thought sending Scarlett away would make her move on he thought he could forget her. Nope not possible these two were destined to be together. I adored them as a couple the chemistry was off the charts. I especially loved the closeness of Scarlett and her twin Victoria I can't wait for her story. I also thought the other secondary characters were well thought out and played nicely into the overall story. I don't know which one is next but I will take anyone of these characters. Great start to a new series. Totally recommend.
MP604 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book! This was my first time reading Terri Anne Browning and I was not disappointed. Ciro and Scarlett are hot together. I love how broody Ciro is though I did want to shake some sense into him at times. Scarlett is feisty but there’s no denying the love she has for her family or Ciro for that matter. She very much reminded me of myself when she went into “mother hen” mode when it came to her sister. I loved the plot and I could really connect with the characters. I only wish that there was a bit more depth when it came to the obstacles they faced. I feel like these parts in particular were a little rushed. Aside from that I look forward to reading more books from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great start to what will br another great series!
Aurora-Bs-Book-Blog More than 1 year ago
Defying her Mafioso is the first book in the new The Vitucci Mafiosos series by Terri Anne Browning. Told from alternate points of view this story centers around Ciro and Scarlett. They grew up together but as time passes they become very close but Ciro feels that the only way to keep her safe is to have her sent away. Then she comes back and all bets are off as they try to deny their feelings but in the end Ciro knows that he should never have let her go. I didn’t deserve her, but I’d destroy anyone who tried to take her away from me. Ciro is a loyal soldier in the Costa Nostra run by Scarlett’s father Vito. Scarlett means everything to him and he would do anything to protect her even if that includes himself. He thinks he’s a monster and that being close to her would put her in danger from his enemies. I did find this a little difficult to believe as justification for Ciro getting Scarlett sent away for 3 years. I could believe the “I see myself as a monster” angle but as far as being in danger from his enemies…not so much. The idea that she could be in any more danger with a soldier of the Costra Nostra then her father who leads it didn’t feel quite right. However, it didn’t detract too much from the storyline because I loved Ciro! He cared so much for Scarlett and I felt for him and his internal struggle. Everyone around him knew they belong together but he’s stubborn as hell! Now that Scarlett’s back she’s determined not to let the man who broke her heart affect her; no matter how much she still wants him. As Ciro and Scarlett navigate the feelings they have for each other enemies are closing in leading to unexpected alliances and attractions. In particular, Victoria, Scarlett’s twin sister becomes completely infatuated with a member of Russian mafia, Adrian. It happens so fast that it didn’t feel wholly genuine but I definitely felt the connection between them. That’s ok though! I loved Victoria. She’s sweet, happy but I got the feeling that she’s someone you wouldn’t want to mess with. I’m really intrigued by her story… We also get a glimpse into a potential storyline that could follow Scarlett’s cousin and another member of the Costra Nostra. Guess I’ll just have to wait and see!!! The story was a bit predictable but Scarlett and Ciro were two pieces of a whole that I was routing for throughout the story. Overall it was definitely an enjoyable read that I found very entertaining. I look forward to the next book in this seriesJ “I won’t let you go this time, vita mia,” he said as he released my lips and pressed his forehead against mine.
TBR_Book_Blog More than 1 year ago
I love me a mafia book and Ciro is to die for! Not literally but he is pretty darn swoony! He loves Scarlett but doesn't want her tied up in his mafia life so he pushes her away. He doesn't want to tie her to him but he doesn't want her getting into a relationship with anyone else. And he will make certain that doesn't happen. Scarlett is a pistol! She gives as good as she gets and she makes me think of Mob Wives for some reason. A woman who won't take things lying down and go meekly away. And Vito, her dad, loves her for that. She is the stronger of the twins and the one Vito relies on looking out for her twin. I love these strong women books and mix in a hot, huge, alpha and I'm all over it! I definitely can't wait for more of this series! I'm curious if Victoria gets her happy ending or if we hear about their brother Cristiano....