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Scars & Sins (Brooklyn Brothers, #2) by Melanie Munton

Scars and Sins

We are the Rossetti’s.
The exiled “sixth” family of the New York mafia. We’re the good guys.
People don’t fear us…much. They respect us.
The five of us? We’re the Brooklyn Brothers.
And we protect what’s ours.

You know when you have a little sister and she has that one friend that always follows you around like a puppy? For me, that was Roxanna “Roxy” D’Angelo. That was years ago, back when our fathers didn’t hate each other. Then they became enemies and she went off to boarding school in Connecticut.

Now, she’s back…and looking nothing like the shy girl I remember.

Cavorting with anyone from the five families is strictly forbidden to someone like me. So, I can’t figure out why I keep finding myself in situations with Roxy that could bring the force of the entire mafia syndicate down on our heads. Even if those situations are the wildest, most intoxicating experiences of my life.

But with the Sicilians in town and out for blood, times have never been more dangerous. If they find out about our relationship, they won’t hesitate to remove both of us from the equation so they can restore order.

We’re not Romeo and Juliet. They both died. And I refuse to let anything happen to Roxy. I have to protect her. From my family. From hers.

I hope she won’t hate me for what I have to do.  Because it might just kill her before any bullet can.

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You can never lose with a Melanie Munton book!  Her characters are strong and sexy, her plots are hot and intriguing, and she always throws in a twist or two to keep it interesting. After all, the mafia is an unpredictable bunch.

When Roxy is basically dragged back to New York by her father, Vincenzo D’Angelo, she is furious. It’s not the first time he’s controlled her life, but not anymore. She is going to live her own life by getting an internship at the hospital a few blocks from the man she has loved since she was 10 years old. Ace Rosetti. Her best friend, Gia’s brother. The family she was forbidden to see after the tragic accident that killed her mother and brother. But something is up. Ace is flirting with her. Her. The girl he treated like a kid sister for years.

Ace couldn’t believe this goddess was Roxy D’Angelo. She was like his little sister. But she’s changed. She was strictly off-limits…or so he told himself.  He was there to protect her because something was going down in the mafia family. Her father brought her home for some reason. What he finds out will put their families in danger from the Sicilian Mafia. 

I couldn’t wait for Ace and Roxy’s story after finishing the first Brooklyn Brothers book about Cris Rosetti and Jasmine’s whirlwind romance.  Ace is the youngest brother and apparently a genius when it comes to technology and gadgets. After graduating MIT he now owns his own business designing and installing high-grade private security systems which he sometimes uses for nefarious reasons. Roxy is no slouch herself. She is a Yale graduate and is enrolled in Yale Medical School where she plans to return in a few months, but then all hell breaks loose. Her father is a mastermind at schemes and he has a doozy that involves her and she’s not happy with it. No more spoilers, but it had me flinch on what he was planning.  Of course, I always love the Rosetti family with their playful banter and protectiveness for the people that are close to them.  I can’t wait to find out about Gia’s secret boyfriend and Nico’s shocking announcement at the end of this book.

I love Melanie Munton’s well-rounded characters, exciting plots, and hot, hot, hot love scenes and Book 2 continues the tradition. She catches the reader’s attention from the first paragraph and draws one in until you can’t wait to begin a new Brooklyn Brothers book.  Recommend highly!

Thank you to Ms. Munton for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.


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Traveler. Reader. Beach-goer. St. Louis Cardinals fan. Pasta-obsessed. North Carolina resident. Sarcastic. Bit of a nerd.
Author of the Cruz Brothers, Possession and Politics, and Timid Souls series, Melanie loves all things romance, comedies and suspense in particular because it’s boring to only stick to one sub-genre! From light-hearted comedies to sexy thrillers, she likes to mix it up, but loves her some strong alpha males and sassy heroines.
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