Kingpin Review

Title: Kingpin
Author: WS Greer

This is Book 1 of a duet series – An Italian Mafia Romance.

Well its safe to say that I absolutely loved this book!

What an absolutely fabulous couple! Having met Isabel and Wes on their FBBF17 author announcement I have to wonder how much of this bears resemblance to the authors own life. The connection between such young love is fantastic and as a man who met his love at a young age, hopefully some of this is semi biographical – did say some!

Oh what an absolute sweetie Dominic is! He comes in and saves her from the nasty bully, he rescues her, and when he gest in trouble for it, he just brushes it off as part of life. This is who he is, this is a little bit what we all hope and dream for. A man who will come in and rescue us in our time of need, who will do the right thing no matter the consequences, and not be downtrodden or disheartened if he is reprimanded for it.

There is an unwritten connection between Dominic and Alannah, it doesn’t need words because you can feel it through the pages (or screen if you are e-readering as I was). The young affection, the unwavering trust, the lust and love that follows. Are these just the feelings of two young people or are these soul mates being torn apart?

What will happen in their time apart? Will Dominic meet another woman? There must be plenty in the lifestyle he lives, what if someone else grabs his attention? What if some lovely man offers to keep Alannah warm on those cold lonely nights in Alaska? So many questions about what will happen in their time apart. Will this distance show their feelings for what her parents fear? young and misguided, blinded by lust?

I loved the connection between them, how even after 10 years they can sit together and laugh, they can talk about anything. How Dominic is willing and able to tell her anything she needs, but will also keep her safe from dangerous information. I loved the strength and integrity of Alannah. As a child she stood by Dominic, despite what other people thought or said. Even when he did bad things, for the right reasons, she stood by him.

This was a fabulous journey with a great ending and I’m really looking forward to reading the next installment!

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?

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