Protecting her would normally be nothing for a man like me . . .When assigned as a bodyguard for Adriana Bertoli, I knew I was in for a world of trouble. With her fiery-red hair, sparkling green eyes, milky white skin, and lush, curvaceous body, she’s a damn knockout.
But she also happens to be the niece of one of the most powerful mob bosses in the Seattle-Tacoma area, Don Carlo — my boss. And he’s made it clear that none of his men are to lay a finger on her.
The man to have that honor would have to be perfect — a warrior and a saint. But sadly, I was no saint. It should be an easy order to follow. After all, I owed everything to the man, and I’d be nothing without him. But every moment in Adriana’s presence is pure temptation. The longer I’m with her, the more I want her, and I fear it won’t be long before I betray the man who’s like the father I never had.
4 out of 5 stars
Finally, a good book!!! After reading 3 clunkers in a row, I finally hit pay dirt with Relentless.
The Godfather Part II is my favorite movie, so a mafia romance is right up my alley. This was really more romantic suspense, but anyway….
Adriana is a college student whose life is suddenly turned upside down when her roommate is murdered, and she realizes she was the intended target. She has a crazy stalker, who is one of her professors. Her uncle, leader of the Seattle mafia, assigns Daniel to be her bodyguard. Daniel and Adriana have always had a flirtation, but being thrown together takes things to a new level.
I have to say, this story wasn’t boring and predictable. The turn it took surprised me, in a good way. Daniel was great; he stood up for himself and those who mattered to him. Adriana was a good character as well, but she was a little too “controlled” by her family for my liking.
Overall, this was a good read and I’ve already downloaded the second book in the series.