She'll do whatever it takes to find her son - Lie. Cheat. Steal. Seduce...
As the former wife of an infamous crime boss, Sofia Capri is untouchable. She exists outside of the law...and outside of the criminal world. When her son is kidnapped, Sofia's desperate to find him. She'll do anything. Lie. Cheat. Steal. Anything but trust. But it's a strikingly handsome FBI agent who's her only chance to get her baby back...
Something about Sofia's fiery beauty must be hitting all of his weak spots, because suddenly Mr. Law And Order Logan Stone finds himself bending the rules. When they're implicated in the kidnapping, Logan and Sofia discover a horrifying reality - they have less than 72 hours to find the boy and clear their names.
Now the heat is turning up...and time is running out...for everyone.
The Untouchable series is best enjoyed in order:
Book #1 Untouchable
Book #2 An Untouchable Christmas, novella
Book #3 Unforgettable
Book #4 Unstoppable
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Sofia Capri knows how to play the game necessary to stay alive in the criminal underworld. After all, she's the ex-wife of one of its most notorious characters. She still has all the right connections, waiting for the right moment to put them to use and accomplish her own agenda: freedom for herself and her son, without having to look over their shoulders. And then her son is kidnapped, and suddenly, the stakes are beyond anything Sofia could have imagined. Logan Stone, FBI agent, has been keeping an eye on Sofia Capri for months. When she approaches him with an unexpected offer, not realizing that he's law enforcement, he can't quite resist her allure ... especially not when it turns out her son is missing. His checkered past driving him onward, Logan will stop at nothing to get Sofia's son back, even if it means denying the undeniable attraction he has to an untouchable woman. Entangled Publishing's Ignite imprint presents the sensual romantic suspense novel UNTOUCHABLE by Cindy Skaggs, newly released. The novel begins with an intriguing premise: what would appear to be the former wife of an infamous crime boss playing, in essence, both sides of the fence to get what she wants. For the first several chapters, readers may wonder whether Sofia really does know what she wants. But nothing is as it first appears. Logan is the most straightforward character, perhaps as befits his law-and-order, black-and-white, good-versus-evil outlook on the world, given his chosen career, at which it's obvious he excels. Nonetheless, even the security of following the rules doesn't outweigh his sense of honor and obligation to Sofia when she trusts him to help her. Sofia is a scattered character, at turns diffident and needy, closely controlled and out of control, determined and uncertain. What makes her most human, actually, is her undeniable love for her son, combined, in fact, with an ongoing internal monologue in which she second-guesses almost every decision she makes. Who hasn't been there before? The work would benefit from a close edit, and not necessarily for typos. I found myself stumbling over awkwardly worded sentences, less-than-genuine character emotions and reactions, and descriptive phrases meant to be fresh rather than cliched but which, instead, read as improbable and distracting. Further, I was often confused as to some of the characters' desires, intentions, and motives. While, admittedly, some portion of that could be attributed to the romantic suspense (emphasis on suspense) genre, it frustrated me, as a reader, not to be allowed inside the main characters' heads for critical information that would have made everything much clearer ... information that wasn't, in some cases, revealed until two-thirds or more the way through the book. I usually enjoy romantic suspense very much, since it takes a keen eye and an expert hand to incorporate elements of both genres successfully into one novel. Unfortunately, I could have given or taken this story, for the aforementioned reasons. The premise is compelling, yes, but the execution left me more confused and doubtful than entertained. # # # Author: Cindy Skaggs Title: UNTOUCHABLE Publisher: Entangled Publishing (Ignite) ISBN: 978-1-63375-362-4 Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this work from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest, though not necessarily positive, review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
Dark Romance interspaced with Mob games This has action, suspense, mob bosses and really hot romance all rolled into one book. It sounded like a good book from the beginning but mid way thru the book it begins to tire and it lose steam. But the ending was good. Sofia Capri left the mob about 2 years ago to save herself and her little boy. She was given a divorce which is totally, completely unreal and unknown to happen when” in the mob”. She knew her ex-husband was no good and was going to get them all killed or drag them all down and get them harmed while he climbed up the mob boss chain. She is continually followed and harassed by the Feds and the “bodyguard” her ex has paid to keep tabs on her. Sofia’s home is bugged; her life is life living under a looking glass with people always monitoring her every move- that is the Feds and the mob. Finally Sofia has had enough and decides to secretly break away and make a run for it. Her plans are found out and her son is kidnapped. Sofia has no choice but to go to Logan Stone, the undercover FBI guy who have been keeping watch on her and beg for his help. He ends up helping her and the majority of the book shows how they fought the mob to get her son back and their rising attraction and how they got her son back. Sofia at times pushed Nick away when he was trying to get closer –it wasn’t that she didn’t want him close, it was the fear of letting him get too close and the Mob would kill him and she would lose someone she had come to love. I think another fear she had that he was using her to get to her ex-husband mobster Nick Capri and his mob buddies. All she wanted was her little boy back. Overall, this started out great, the middle was somewhat ok and toward the end and ending fantastic! I did like the MC and I understand there is a book 2 on the way so yes, I would be willing to read book 2. Sofia had a fire in her that was wonderful to see and yes, she came off a cold as ice but inside she had this fire inside to get to her son. Logan was the ALPHA male, Mister by the Rule book but Sofia asked him to help her and not tell the FBI, he threw the rules aside and dogged the FBI for once. Wow! Loved it and cannot wait to see what happens in book 2. I do hope we can revisit Sofia and Logan in book2 to see how they are doing. ***A gifted copy was provided by the publisher for my honest review**** My rating: 4.0 stars ****
I was very intrigued with the opening of Untouchable, but I felt like after that it took a bit too long for the plot to gain substance. It took a while to figure out what exactly was going on, who Sofia was, and what the problems she faced were. This made it a bit difficult for me to feel a connection with her for the first part of the story. Once things got going though, Cindy really picked up the pace and the suspense of Untouchable. Against the odds, Sofia and Logan come together. Soon they are in a race against time to find Sofia's son, and at the same time battling an intense desire for one another. Both of these characters were strong willed, so it was interesting to follow along with them. Logan is protective and determined to help Sofia, despite the conflicts he faces. Sofia is scared, but strong and brave, and does not want Logan's help. I liked these two but I didn't feel a strong connection to them. The plot is good, and there is a lot going on. I was interested to see how things would end up, especially for Sofia and her son since her ex-husband is a mobster. Finishing with a faster pace than it started with, I felt ok with the ending of Untouchable.
What an intense heart racing book from start to finish! My heart felt so heavy while reading this one, not even imagining going through a kidnapping. I felt so much for Sofia. It was unreal all she went through, the fear, the pain, the not knowing, and it seeming like everyone was against you. Goodness what a heart attack. This was my first read by this author. And this book definitely packed a punch. The connection forged between Sofia and Logan was intense and immediate after being thrown into the crazy situation. Emotions ran high. This was just a very impactful read for me. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher.
A fast paced romantic suspense story that was completely intriguing. Very well written with great characters and story line. Twists and turns in the story keep you reading well into the night! Sofia is the ex-wife of a mob boss (can that really happen?) but she knows she will never really be rid of her ex. All she wants to do is raise her son but being followed constantly by the FBI and a bodyguard her ex insists on make that difficult. When her son is kidnapped she is desperate to find him and finds herself relying on FBI agent Logan Stone. Logan has been trailing Sofia for some time and finds himself unwisely drawn to her. When her son goes missing what else can he do but help her?? I highly recommend this one!
As an avid mafia romance reader, I am always excited to have the opportunity to review a book from this genre via NetGalley. Debut author, Cindy Skaggs did not disappoint. From her classy book cover to the intriguing book synopsis, she had me hooked right from the start. In Chapter One, you could literally feel the cool, collected, calculated yet desperate demeanor/actions of our determined strong heroine, Sophia Capri, as she attempted to secure the life and safety of her four year old son, Eli, the only way she could think of….take him and R-U-N! As the former wife of the devil incarnate mobster, Nick Capri, she was always being watched, not only by the Mafioso but legal authorities, as well. More specifically, the past two years by FBI Agent Logan Stone. Despite careful planning and the help of some unlikely allies, her plan is thwarted when Eli is kidnapped moments before she tries to make their escape. The rest of the story is filled with twists and turns as Agent Stone is forced to throw his rule book out the window and put his heart and badge on the line in order to protect Sophia and find her missing son. One of my favorite aspects of the book was how Sophia prepared herself mentally and physically by taking self-defense, weapons training, and physical fitness training in anticipation of having to outrun her enemies. However, despite her desperation she was unwilling to put others at risk, especially Logan. At times, she even did things to deliberately push him away to keep him safe. Fortunately for her, he did not listen. No details regarding Book 2 are available yet. My guess is it will be focused on Vinnie and Nick’s sister. Title: Untouchable, Book 1, Author: Cindy Skaggs, Pages: 216, Release date: 7/21/15, stand-alone, HEA, no cheating.