Review: Cruel King of New York

Cruel King of New York Cruel King of New York by Siobhan Davis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Final Score - 4 Stars!

Ya'll I read this book in less than 12 hrs.  Thats how good it is!  And then, I read it again - the next day in under 10 hrs.  This is a definite #MUSTREAD.  The Mazzone family does not disappoint. This series is my go to for when I want to read an engaging story, mixed with a scorching hot romance and an intriguing and broad mafia world that is brought to life.  My pulse was pounding from start to finish and once again, I figured it out!  So glad justice was so richly dealt as it has never been more deserved.

Book 2 pics up right were Book 1 ended, so that was easy enough to get this story started and me hooked again.  At the center of this tale is Elisa, Serena's daughter from Scared to Love.  She's been in love with Caleb Accardi since their first meeting when she was just 8 yrs old and he was 13. The flames of unrequited love burned bright, but Elisa - or Lili as she's called only by Caleb -  never gave up hope that one day, he would be her everything. Caleb Accardi does live by or play according to the rules. He makes his own. But the one person he stops and genuinely listens to is his Lili. Until he does something that shatters her trust and belief in him. 

Now Caleb is on a the most important mission of his life (more so than finding out who is plotting against the Familia) - he has to his Lili back.  Watching him work towards that goal is both heartbreaking and beautiful to witness.  He pulls out ALL he stops.  The most emotional parts for me were Elisa explanation of what cause the broken trust and Caleb's realization of what Elisa truly has meant to him ALL this time.  I felt each and every word on those pages.

Of course, this story is chalk full of mafioso intrigue and dealings and the mystery person who is trying to bring the reign of peace to end.  Again, I'm thrilled that they were dealt with swiftly and it wasn't drawn out. No mercy though, just the way I like it *wink*

I cannot wait until the next book in the series. And I hope to see Rowan and Romeo's stories in the near future!

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