Collateral : An Arrange Marriage Mafia Romance by Natasha Knight
My Rating :⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2
I m overwhelmed with this opportunity to receive an advance copy for honest review on this book. Thanks Natasha and team.
Loved Gabriela and Stefen
Warning: Ends with cliffhanger.
Collateral is the first book in this series. I can’t wait for next conclusion book Damage, I need it now. I was so engrossed in Stefen and Gabriela story that when it ended, I double checked that did it really end.
As title suggest it’s a mafia romance arrange marriage book. Stefen is 29 yrs old hot, broody, possessive and rough around the edges sort of guy. I still can’t give a better description for his character. Inws Stefen Sabbioni a Sicilian mobster is out for revenge for 2 years on Gabriel Marchese. He has planned well and now he forces his rivals hand to betroth his daughter to him. They have a month left for marriage. He forces her to sign the contract.
Gabriela is 18 yrs old and not happy with her situation. She realizes soon that she is a pawn in the game played between her father and Stefen. She is cautious and extremely matured for an teenager. Stefen is demanding, powerful and arrogant yet she responds to all that with equal amount of maturity and fiestiness. She knows how to choose her battle well.
She has her own set of difficult upbringing and secrets. She is intelligent enough to hide her cards and not showcase every thing in one go. Gabriela is more matured for an teenager, in my opinion, it’s tough to accept that but good for a book gf. Once the contract is signed she is bought to Stephen home in Palmero.
There relationship, trust and loyalty is in line when betrayal, deceit, secret and plotting is high. This book is from dual POV. Plot is engaging with well built characters. Other characters in the book are charming especially Rafa and Millie. I loved the loyalty of Alex as a friend.
I m not sure how author will tie up all lose ends in just one more book. I m anxious to know how Stefen and Gabriela story will progress and how they will overcome all their problems and barriers. Awaiting for Damage