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Monday, May 2, 2016

BLOG TOUR- KINGPIN (AN ITALIAN MAFIA ROMANCE, BOOK 1) BY W.S. GREER




Title: Kingpin
Series: An Italian Mafia Romance
Author: W.S. Greer
Release: May 2, 2016
Genre: Romantic Suspense, Mafia Romance

Blurb:
Alannah Sullivan met Dominic Collazo when she was only in the fifth grade.  She knew him when the other kids called him names and made fun of his over-sized facial features.  She knew him when he was a shy introvert with a quick temper.   She knew him when he was first introduced to the mob lifestyle by his father, a made man in the St. Louis mafia.  

Alannah knew Dominic before anybody could see his potential, and she fell in love with him when she was just a teenager... just in time for her family to pack up and move away from the city and the boy she loved.

But, Alannah is back now, and after ten long years, Dominic Collazo is all grown up.  No longer the quiet loner, Dominic is larger than life, and every woman’s fantasy.  He’s a rich casino owner with the looks of a Greek god, and an alpha male persona to die for.  He’s also a captain in the notorious Giordano crime family.

When the two of them meet again in the lobby of Lumiere Place Casino & Hotel, Alannah has no idea that her second chance with Dominic will also be her biggest curse.  As drama immediately ensues and bullets start to fly, Alannah has to ask herself if Dominic is worth all the trouble that comes with him.

Would you risk everything to be with the love of your life, even if he’s the mafia’s newest KINGPIN?




Buy Links:
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REVIEW: 5 OUT OF 5 STARS

Kingpin was a sexy, suspenseful book about a young boy's rise to power and the girl who has held his heart since childhood. I love that this wasn't the typical mafia romance. Told in dual POV, the story starts off with Dominic and Alannah as children, and shows how they develop a friendship that grows over the years. They both lead vastly different home lives but connect with each other regardless. After being apart for years, the two of them come face to face again at different points in their lives, and find that their bond has not diminished with time and distance. The chemistry between the two of them was incredibly strong, and their connection continued to grow as they picked up their relationship after being apart for 10 years. The characters of this story were well-written and both had solid, strong personalities. Alannah was intelligent and kind, and I liked that she wasn't a naïve, overly innocent girl. Even when she was younger, she knew exactly who Dominic was and what he was involved in, and that didn't stop her from wanting him. It is difficult for her to resist Dominic after finding him again, and finds herself following her heart despite her reservations. Grown up Dominic is completely swoon-worthy. He was hot, alpha, sinfully rich and incredibly sexy. He is a man who puts business first, but Alannah is the one person who he considers important to him. Despite being so tough, he was really open with her about how much she meant to him, and I loved that he was so honest with her rather than try to lie and hide things from her. Their dynamic was an interesting one, and the fact that they had been close since childhood and reconnected after a decade-long separation was really great to see. The circumstances were completely different than they were when they were younger, as Dominic now holds a position of power that comes with enemies and threats to those around him.This novel had an authenticity to it that I really enjoyed, and I like that the author didn't write an over-glamorized view of the mafia lifestyle. From the early scenes with Dominic and his father to the later encounters with Dominic and Alannah, there was a realness to the story that held my attention the whole way through. It was well balanced with elements of suspense and romance, with a great plot that kept me hooked into the story. There were obstacles that the couple had to face, the danger surrounding them being the greatest of all. The storyline was full of twists, violence, and intrigue, as no one was truly safe in Dominic's world. The story ends with a cliffhanger that sets the stage for what is sure to be an intense second book. It will be interesting to see how things are going to play out. This was a suspenseful, well-written mafia romance and a great start to what's looking to be a fantastic series.







What Others Are Saying:

This novel had an authenticity to it that I really enjoyed, and I like that the author didn't write an over-glamorized view of the mafia lifestyle.” - Goodreads Reviewer
“ I seriously can't wait for the next book, this is an amazing start to the series, wish I could give it more than 5*” - Sweet and Spicy Reads

“This book has it all action, humor, sexual chemistry and one sexy alpha!!” - Alpha Book Club

Author Bio:

WS Greer is a multi-genre author, and an active duty military member with the US Air Force.  He’s been serving his country since 2004, and has been an author since his debut novel, Frozen Secrets, was released in 2013.  
WS was born to military parents in San Antonio, Texas, and bounced around as a child, from Okinawa, Japan, to Florida, to New Mexico, where he met his high school sweetheart, who’d become his wife in 2003.  Together, the two of them have two wonderful children, and are currently living overseas on the tiny island of Guam.
WS has tackled different genres throughout his writing career.  From suspense with his debut novel Frozen Secrets, to erotic suspense with his bestselling Carter trilogy and Defending Her, and now contemporary romance with Worth Saving.  As a reader, WS usually prefers the drama of suspense, but as a writer, he’s branched out and is doing his best to reach a wide audience and a plethora of readers.
WS loves connecting with his fans and readers, and does so whenever he gets the chance, and he would love to hear from you.  You can find him on his personal blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Stay tuned, there’s more great stories coming from WS Greer!   
  


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