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Published by Self-Published on July 12, 2018
Genres: Mafia Romance
Source: Social Butterfly PR
When you grow up in the most feared mafia family, it's easy to identify the kind of men that are bad news.
They're the ones with experience. The ones with secrets. The ones that exude sex just by saying your name.
From the minute I laid eyes on Lorenzo, I knew he wasn't just bad news. He was the headline.
My opinion didn't change on our second meeting.
Or our third.
But my head and my heart are at war.
He’s too mysterious, too gorgeous, too wild, and now, he wants me. I should run far away. So why am I racing toward him? I’m totally going to get burned. I know it. A man like Lorenzo won’t leave me unscathed.He'll make ashes of me.
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Because You’re Mine
By Claire Contreras
I liked the growly part of the story…
It’s been a wee while since I’ve read a mafia romance and I have to admit that I struggled at first. I find it hard to get my head around blind devotion, lack of privacy and never-ending fear. The fear for your safety, your family and friends safety and the safety of innocent bystanders. I’m not sure that all the money in the world would make me fall for a mafia man. Then again, I wasn’t born into a mafia family and I haven’t lived it my whole life. Even when you think you’re dating outside the mob, it’s amazing how quickly you realise that the person you think you know, is exactly what you fear.
Catalina is a ballet dancer and is dedicated to her art. She doesn’t have much of a life outside of dance but those are the sacrifices you make. When her sister asked her to sit a few lectures in her place, at first she baulks at another burden on her time. But, Cat is the good sister and eventually caves into her sisters begging. Cat knew that the subject of the lecture would make her uncomfortable as it’s a little too close to home. She had no idea that the lecturer too, would not only make her uncomfortable, he would change her life forever.
Lorenzo is a lawyer…sorta kinda…with a hint of mafia…and a touch of mob/mafia/bad guy hunter thrown in for good measure. Lorenzo, as a favour, fills in to lecture college students about the history of the mafia. When the cheeky and outspoken Cat joins his class, he’s determined to keep her back for extra lessons…or kick her out of this class. No hanky-panky for this lecturer and his student…she must go before he gets his hands on her. He has plans for the hot little ballet dancer, but even he doesn’t realise those plans would change his life forever.
Well, Cat’s hiding behind her mother’s maiden name and Lorenzo is keeping a whopper of a secret. Like all good mafia stories, when the truth comes out, so do the guns and standoffs.
Because You’re Mine was a very sexy story. When you start and know that the heroine is a professional dancer, you kind of expect the Limbo Olympics. Claire Contreras does not disappoint. Lorenzo’s buff too, so you mix his strength and her flexibility, well, things are bound to get interesting. Very, very interesting.
Sure, I don’t get the mafia dynamics but I sure as hell get the possessive, bossy and extremely dominating heroes in them. Lorenzo growls, scowls and sneers with the best and when he finally acknowledges his deeper feelings for Cat, well those growls, scowls and sneers get a lot louder. Nice, very, very nice…and interesting.
If you’re a fan of mafia romance, you are going to love Because You’re Mine.
Because You’re Mine by Claire Contreras
Publication Date: July 12th, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
When you grow up in the most feared mafia family, it’s easy to identify the kind of men that are bad news.
They’re the ones with experience.
The ones with secrets.
The ones that exude sex just by saying your name.
From the minute I laid eyes on Lorenzo, I knew he wasn’t just bad news.
He was the headline.
My opinion didn’t change on our second meeting.
Or our third.
But my head and my heart are at war.
He’s too mysterious, too gorgeous, too wild, and now, he wants me.
I should run far away.
So why am I racing toward him?
I’m totally going to get burned.
I know it.
A man like Lorenzo won’t leave me unscathed.
He’ll make ashes of me.
Claire Contreras is a New York Times Best Selling Author. Her books range from romantic suspense to contemporary romance and are currently translated in seven different languages.
She lives in Miami, Fl with her husband, two adorable boys, three bulldogs, and two stray cats that she refuses to admit are hers (even though they live on her porch, she named them, and continues to feed them). When she’s not writing, she’s usually lost in a book.
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