City of Thieves (Underworld Kings) by Cora Kenborn and Catherine Wiltcher
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This city tells a story of a man seeking vengeance…
Renzo Marchesi gives me two choices when he walks into my art gallery:
Help him find his brother’s killer or suffer the consequences.
He’s a mafia prince…
Heir to the Marchesi throne.
A man consumed by his demons.
I don’t belong in his world, and he doesn’t belong in mine.
Still, I’m not the spoiled politician’s daughter he thinks I am…
This is the City of Thieves, where lies are hard currency and deception is the real art.
Trust no one.
Love no one.
Too bad I don’t follow my own rules.
They say black arrows make for bleeding hearts.
Now, I’m planning the ultimate heist for a man who never misses.
I love the unique blend of mafia betrayal and art theft in my third book of the Underworld Kings. Ms. Kenborn and Ms. Wiltcher work together to create dark, fast-paced intrigue with an enemies-to-lovers theme which is always a great combination.
As the youngest son of New Jersey’s mafia boss, Renzo Marchesi is out to avenge his brother Nero’s murder and Tatiana Sanders, daughter of dirty politician Senator Rick Sanders and owner of the exclusive art gallery, Elysium, is just the tool to help him. But her cool exterior hides a dangerous secret that collides with Renzo’s world. Can these broken rivals find strength together to fight their demons?
Tatiana has sacrificed so much. Her strength is incredible as she wears her ice queen persona to keep everyone away while an evil man blackmails her to control her every move. Then Renzo storms into her life with an agenda that includes using her however necessary for his end goal. But his plans change when he sees the beautiful scarred young woman whom he needs for his salvation. Their banter is funny and heartwrenching as they throw insults and confess their sins while opening their hearts for the first time. Renzo is one of those haunted alpha bad boys who worms his way into your heart. The way he softens toward Tatiana and makes her battles his own is beautiful. Their story is intense and worth waiting for as they get their vengeance and find truth in themselves and their families. They are strength personified.
I recommend this epic love story filled with secrets, blackmail, suspense, vengeance, and redemption. I look forward to reading this pair of authors again.
Thank you to Ms. Kenborn and Ms. Wiltcher for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Cora Kenborn is a USA Today Bestselling author who writes in multiple genres from dark and gritty romantic suspense to laugh-out-loud romantic comedy. Known for her sharp banter and shocking blindsides, Cora pushes her characters and readers out of their comfort zones and onto an emotional roller coaster before delivering a twisted happily ever after.
Cora believes there’s nothing better than a feisty heroine who keeps her alpha on his toes, and she draws inspiration from the sassy country women who raised her. However, since the domestic Southern Belle gene seems to have skipped a generation, she spends any free time convincing her family that microwaving Hot Pockets counts as cooking dinner.
Oh, and autocorrect thinks she’s obsessed with ducks.
Catherine Wiltcher is a bestselling author of eighteen dark romance novels, including the Santiago Trilogy. A stage 4 cancer thriver and a former TV Producer, she writes flawed characters who always fall hard and deep for one another, whatever the cost.
She lives in the UK with her husband and two young daughters. If she ever found herself stranded on a desert island she’d like a large pink gin to keep her company… Cillian Murphy wouldn’t be a bad shout either.