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Blog Tour with Review: Nico (Ruin & Revenge #1) by Sarah Castille



“A deftly plotted page-turner that will leave readers panting for the next installment”Publisher’s Weekly

New York Times bestselling author Sarah Castille is back with NICO (St. Martin’s Paperbacks, $7.99, December 6, 2016), the first book in her Ruin & Revenge series. With reminiscences of Romeo and Juliet, Castille presents a modern twist and a powerful bad boy spin on the classic tale. RT Book Reviews raves about Castille’s BEYOND THE CUT saying, “Castille continues to raise the stakes… giving readers the compelling romance they crave,” and that continues brilliantly in this new series.

Las Vegas Mafia boss, Nico Toscani, is used to getting what he wants, whether it is having the City of Sin under his rule or a beautiful woman in his bed. But when he meets his match in the gorgeous, headstrong Mia Cordano, the daughter of a rival crime lord, all bets are off. . .

Sexy computer hacker, Mia, struggles to break free of her ruthless father’s Mafia ties…but she can’t resist the powerful and seductive Nico, who will stop at nothing to possess her. With their families locked in a brutal war for control of the city, Mia and Nico enter into a forbidden game. Will they surrender to the passion that burns between them—and risk tearing apart their families? Or will Nico be forced to betray the only woman who sets his blood on fire?

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My Review

Wow! What a fantastic start to this new series. I mean is there anything that this author can’t write? I fell in love with Sarah Castille’s writing with her fighter and MC series, and now she had to give give me mafia romance…And let me tell you, she knocked this book out of the park!

Nico is told from dual points of view and follows the story of Nico and Mia. Mia wants nothing more than a life away from the family. She wants to make a life and name of her own. Soon enough, Mia will discover that cutting ties with the family is easier said than done, especially when a job will bring her close to a face and family she never thought she’d see again…Nico is the quintessential mafia man. He wants nothing more than to avenge his father’s death, no matter the cost. Only, when he meets Mia, all thoughts of revenge disappear. He’s met his match in every possible way. A relationship between the two of them would be impossible, but you know the old saying, the heart wants what the heart wants. Truer words have never been spoken…..

Nico is well written and totally captivating. I immediately got lost in the story-line and characters and could not wait to see how their story was going to play out. I loved Nico and Mia together. Not only did they have amazing chemistry, but I really loved how they challenged one another. Mia wasn’t afraid to step up to Nico and gave just as good as she got. She didn’t need a man to take care of her, but knew when to accept help; even if she didn’t want to. And that’s exactly what Nico needed. He needed a strong woman by his side and the fact that she knew and understood the life was a total bonus.

Overall, I think this series is off to a terrific start. It checked off all the boxes for a good mafia romance and I’m super excited to see where this story is gonna go next.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, via NetGalley and the publisher, in exchange for an honest review*


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, SARAH CASTILLE, worked and traveled abroad before trading her briefcase and stilettos for a handful of magic beans and a home near the Canadian Rockies. She writes sexy contemporary romance and romantic suspense featuring blazingly hot alpha heroes and the women who tame them. Her books include Beyond the Cut, Chaos Bound and Rough Justice.

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