Monday, July 18, 2016



Title: Salvatore
Series: Benedetti Brothers #1
Author: Natasha Knight
Genre: Dark Mafia Romance
Release Date: July 18, 2016


It all started with a contract signed by him, then by me, while our families watched. While my father sat silent, a man defeated, giving his daughter to the Benedetti monsters. I obeyed. I played my part. I signed my name and gave away my life. I became their living, breathing trophy, a constant symbol of their power over us. That was five years ago. Then came the time for him to claim me. For Salvatore Benedetti to own me. I had vowed vengeance. I had learned hate. And yet, nothing could have prepared me for the man who now ruled my life. I expected a monster, one I would destroy. But nothing is ever black or white. No one is either good or evil. For all his darkness, I saw his light. For all his evil, I saw his good. As much as he made me hate him, a passion hotter than the fires of hell burned inside me. I was his, and he was mine.  My very own monster.
I owned the DeMarco Mafia Princess. She belonged to me now. We had won, and they had lost. And what better way to teach a lesson than to take from them that which is most precious? Most beloved? I was the boy who would be king. Next in line to rule the Benedetti Family. Lucia DeMarco was the spoils of war. Mine to do with as I pleased. It was my duty to break her. To make her life a living hell. My soul was dark, I was hell bound. And there was no way out, not for either of us. Because the Benedetti family never lost, and in our wake, we left destruction. It’s how it had always been. How I believed it would always be. Until Lucia.

Author’s Note: Salvatore and Lucia’s story is a steamy standalone romance with a happily-ever-after. No cliffhanger and no cheating. It is intended for mature readers.


Salvatore was a dark and sexy story full of suspense, smoking hot sex, and intense emotion. I was hooked from the chill-inducing Prologue and stayed hooked throughout the entire story. Salvatore and Lucia are two people born into powerful families on opposing sides of the mafia, and are forced together due to circumstances beyond their control. As a mafia romance-obsessed reader, I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book, and with scorching hot sex and a fantastically woven plot, Salvatore and Lucia's story was one that I thoroughly enjoyed.

"She was my enemy and the spoils of war."

The author wrote the main characters with such depth, and I loved getting into both of their minds through the dual POV we were given. Salvatore was someone who was raised to fall in line under his father's rule. He was a man who'd experienced violence and faced tremendous loss, yet he was a truly good man underneath the surface. He was strong, possessive and in control, and completely dominating in and out of the bedroom. Lucia was a great character as well. Her strength and resolve were admirable, even though it got her into some difficult situations on more than one occasion. Her defiance and Salvatore's need for power and control created a palpable tension between them made for some great scenes.

"In spite of what he'd done, the physical attraction was like an energy between us, a living, breathing, scorching thing."

The dynamic between the two of them was so fascinating. These were two individuals who should hate each other, yet there is a strong connection between them that neither can ignore. Knight is a truly talented writer, and she gives her reader a storyline that they can really sink their teeth into. I loved the way things played out between them, and I especially loved not knowing what was coming next. The heat between them was so intense, and as much as they tried to fight it, they couldn't help but allow themselves to be consumed by the passion that burned between them.

"He could make me come in a minute or an hour, depending on how evil he felt. And today, Satan himself feasted on me."

This book had a great storyline that was full of twists and a perfect combination of romance and suspense. Salvatore and Lucia were in a precarious situation and had huge obstacles standing in their way, and the author did such a great job bringing everything to a conclusion. This was another fantastic story from Natasha Knight and I am really looking forward to reading more from her. She has a serious talent for writing in this genre, and I am hoping she has more mafia-themed books planned in the future. I highly recommend this story for anyone who likes steamy and suspenseful romance and a well-written story that will captivate and enthrall you from the first page to the last.



USA Today Bestselling author Natasha Knight writes dark romance as well as spanking romance in a variety of genres including contemporary, paranormal, post-apocalyptic, science-fiction and fantasy. She is a #1 Amazon Bestseller in multiple categories forever searching in every story for that single most important element of love. All of her stories contain at least one kinky Alpha male, lots of dirty talk and a well deserved happily ever after. 



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