Play dirty. It's the only way to win in a war.Alessa Trentini follows the rules, or so it seems on the outside. A certain Conti has always been able to sway her inner rebel and keep her out of trouble, but even Adriano won't be able to get her out of her brother's mess. In a war, no woman is safe if her hand in marriage can advance her family in the world of the mafia. But mistakes of the past have a way of slipping into the present and Alessa will soon learn that even the most shameful of secrets can get her everything she wants.Adriano Conti's loyalties are torn as he's forced to stand at his father's side while Riley uses his wife's murder as a way to get higher. Blood comes first and then the Outfit. The one thing he doesn't question in the war between the families is Alessa Trentini and even that doesn't seem possible when he's forced to watch Alessa be used as another man's pawn. Adriano has his own role to play to get what he wants.The families in the Outfit have never been more divided than they are now. Blood continues to spill as revenge takes center stage and more lives are lost. But every man in the family is fighting for something different and no one's intentions can be trusted. Playing a dirty game might be the only way to stay alive.Even if that means ruining it all.
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Reckless & Ruined based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
I'm biased to Bethany's books and again I'm obsessed with her books. So I'm going to give great review no matter what. I know that's not going get you read her books. What will get you read these books the story it self. The Chicago War's series is so addicting in it self. I was surprised that this is was Theo and Eve story. I didn't want to ruin the book by reading the description. Again I with this book I couldn't predict what the outcome of the direction the characters where going and I love that!!!! Books get boring when that happens. I don't see the happening anytime soon with this series.
I was given this book as an ARC and was asked to give my honest opinion. I’m so excited with what else is to come from this amazing author. The writing is rich and intelligent, and the characters are well developed without being overdone.There were so many unexpected turns in this novel, stuff I never saw coming and leaves the reader on edge with anticipation. I was literally on edge wondering what would happen next and anxious to turn the page and see how it is going to all work out. Book two, Reckless & Ruined, continue where book one ended. We notice in this story Riley and his family's efforts to move past all of the family devastating losses. Adriano and Alessa are sneaking around because they are truly in love and it's not helping things when their families are at odds. They are great together and perfect for each other until Joey, Alessa's brother, who is truly on PROZAC, announces she will marry an abusive a**hole, Dean. Dean has physically handled Alessa on several occasions and when Adriano find out about it s**t hit the fan...my only wish is that I could've taken care of the a**hole myself!!!!!! In this story, the crazy a** Joey is behind some of murder and mayhem running rampant between the famiglias. Adriano’s father is Riley Conti, who is not hesitating to manipulating the escalating violence and chaos to help him assume the throne of mafia king after Alessa’s grandfather is killed. He is seriously determined to gain the Boss of the Mafia famiglias as well as Joey. The sex scene is off the chart and HOT as he**!!!!! Don't you just love it??? The story is full of secrecy, killing,betrayal and graphic mafia violence, And now I’m totally fascinated about Theo and Eve and want to read more about them. Simply amazing story!!!'