by Michelle St. James

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BN ID: 2940151175289
Publisher: Blackthorn Press
Publication date: 08/01/2015
Series: Mob Boss Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,881
File size: 539 KB

About the Author

Michelle St. James aka Michelle Zink is the author of seven published books and six novellas. Her first series, Prophecy of the Sisters (YA), was one of Booklist's Top Ten Debut novels. Her work has also been an Indie Next selection and has appeared on prestigious lists such as the Lonestar List, New York Public Library's Stuff for the Teen Age, and Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best. Her character, Alice, won the Teen Read Awards for Best Villain against Harry Potter's Lord Voldemort.

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Ruthless 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was awesome! a fantastic read worth every penny!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You can stop with book 1, but you won't want to. Well written, sexy and addicting. I don't give 5's lightly!
LizChapman More than 1 year ago
Excellent Series... My first book with Michelle St James and I loved it. The second book in the series, Fearless, is even better. I highly recommend the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Page turner!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So, this is the first book I've ever read from this author and I'm addicted to her already. This book is well written and full of suspense. With most books that I've read before, you could tell the end right away, or at least you have an idea of what is suppose to happen next. This book is so different. I thought I knew what would happen in the next chapter and then I'm shocked to find out that something entirely different happen. I am a fan of this author and I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good love story with a great suspense.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One can't help but root for Angel and Nico. The sex scenes at you on fire. Found 3-4 typing mistakes, but overall it's a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautiful love story. I can't wait to read the next installment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got "Ruthless" for free and I will be purchasing the next two in series as soon as I finish writing this. This was an easy read. St. James is an awesome writer and I am so glad to discover her. I think I will be reading a lot of her books. I'm rooting for Angel and Nico. I really hope they get their happy ending.
SofiaAlmiroudis More than 1 year ago
This is my first time reading a Michelle St. James book and I loved it. I am a fan of mob stories and was not disappointed with Ruthless. Nico is out to avenge the death of his parents. He needs the proof (video) and he is going to get it. Although he knows by kidnapping the killers daughter, Angelica is against the mobs laws, he will stop at nothing to reveal the truth. Angelica has no idea what is in store for her one night while closing up the coffee shop she works at. Kidnapped and confused by why, she learns things about her father she never thought possible. Also, while captive, she learns things about and falls for her captivator Nico Vitale. He comes off ruthless and scary, but deep down he has the biggest heart. As the new mob boss to the Vitale family, Nico has changed the way his mob family operates. Many unhappy with the changes are eager to eliminate Nico. As danger and threats increase, so does Nico and Angelica's connection. Angelica is no longer Nico's prisoner, but the woman he has fallen for and has the need to protect. Angelica is torn by her feelings for Nico and her father, and what she believes to be the truth. Who will she believe and protect her in the end? Can Nico and Angelica have a future? This story was filled with suspense, loyalty, truth, revenge, and love. Well written Michelle St. James. I loved it so much that I went and grabbed book 2 and 3 immediately.
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Lisa-Lou More than 1 year ago
Ruthless by Michelle St. James is the first book in her Mob Boss series. It is a great twist to the usual Mob type book I've read in that it deals with different families within the overall "Syndicate". Well-paced with great characters this story will keep you turning the pages. The chemistry between Angelica and Nico was explosive, despite her best efforts to deny the attraction. The story is interesting and twisty without being overly done. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about these two and cannot wait to clear my reading schedule and cram the next couple of books in. Oh Angelica and Nico - what a pair - I absolutely loved this story and will DEFINITELY be reading the rest of the series!
janice1231 More than 1 year ago
A Review of Ruthless: Mob Boss, Book 1 by Michelle St. James Will love win over revenge? - 5+ stars This is my first book by this author and I thoroughly enjoyed it. We meet Angelica as she is running errands, before going to work slinging coffee. She is feeling somewhat discouraged about her life and where it's headed. She finished college two years ago, but hasn't done anything with her degree or even figured out what she wants to do with her life. "But all of that changes the night she’s kidnapped. Thrown into a windowless room, Angelica is positive there’s been some kind of mistake — until she meets Nico Vitale. Gorgeous and frightening, Nico became the boss of New York City’s Vitale crime family after the execution style murder of his parents two years earlier. Since then he’s turned the old-school mob into a sleek, modern army of ruthless men who understand that physical violence — while always an option — isn’t the only way to get what you want." The first time she finally meets Nico, there is a strong connection between the two of them. He thinks she knows all about her father and finds it hard to believe she has been living in ignorance all of her life. When her father refuses to come forward, after learning that Nico has her, he starts to realize that he doesn't want to hurt her in order to get to her father. The two of them can't seem to keep their hands off each other and even though she tries to deny it, her feelings for him quickly grow. When his headquarters is breached, he ends up taking Angelica on the run with him, until he can find out what is going on and get to the bottom of it. They both grow closer together, but will she be able to live with the consequences of his actions? I loved the way the characters were well defined and the action was pretty much non-stop. Luckily enough, I know there are two more books in this series, so I have hopes that we will get to see more of the chemistry between these two. **Complimentary Copy provided by Author for an honest review.**
Crystal_Yawn More than 1 year ago
No, No, No, No, No I Need More, More, More. Innocence lost, no way to know what the truth is. Angelica is held hostage by a ruthless mob boss, but what is the real threat to her- him, things she does not know or her feelings. This story is an action packed romance thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what will happen next. With plenty of lies to unfold, truths to be told, etc etc it's just great. Steam factor is high. An undeniable attraction that's wrong, but so right. The passion comes off the page. An incomplete ending leaves me screaming for book two.
ShawnaShauntia More than 1 year ago
Why is Ruthless my first experience with Mob book. I think I have a new genre that I adore. To make things even better I found a new author that I’ll be checking for. It goes without question Michelle St. James has made herself a contender with this debut. Angelica Bondesan is more than content with her hushed lifestyle. Working at a local barista. One night after closing up the quiet life she knew will forever change her. After having a bag placed over her head and waking up in a strange room with her brain full of so many questions? Who are you people? Why did you take me? What do you want? New head of the Vitale family Nico has a vendetta to settle with the man he believes killed his parents all he need is the proof. Going against the rules of the syndicate he takes the man’s daughter is hopes of drawing him out. I have to admit I wasn’t exactly impressed with Nico as a mobster, but more so as a gentleman. He has this soft manner about him when I require more alpha. Ruthless is told with a dual POV which works very well considering both Angelica and Nico are both looking for answers to the dilemma that has forced their paths to crossed. Nico is looking to Angelica about the man she didn’t know had a second life - her father who also has mafia ties. Refusing to believe her father could be a part of Nico’s world, Angelica is convince a mistake has been made. The romance between the two come with much resistance both as time passes the battle of their attraction overwhelms their logic. In a way Ruthless reminded me of a modern day mob like Romeo & Juliet story. Two people from opposite sides torn by loyalty to their family and love. While some reviews mention that Ruthless has a cliffhanger I would disagree with that. Ms. St. James definitely leaves the door open for more to come, which it is, but if not I would be satisfied. Who am I kidding I would still want to know more.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Great characters and situations inside mobs families. Never a dull moment, once you start reading you can't help but keep on reading till the end. Makes you want the next book now!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ordered next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well written book about Mob familes great read with romance and well written characters
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like General will feel right at home with these characters!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Extremely good st ory. Want next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG I loved this book I can't wait till the next one!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I don't usually go for the mob books. But this one is really good. Keeps you guessing on what is going to happen next.
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mbcreader More than 1 year ago
Love this author and this book doesn't disappoint!