Sophie's life has been turned upside-down, and she's determined to set things right. But Nic, the Falcone brother who represents everything she's trying to forget, won't give up on their love - and it's Luca's knife she clutches for comfort. Soon another mafia clan spoils the fragile peace - and with her heart drawn in one direction and her blood in another, Sophie's in deeper than ever.
A few really good reasons why you should read this book, after Vendetta of course:
1. Incredible drama - it's the Mafia, it is all about the drama! And my God, from teasing moments between Sophie and Luca, to Sophie's life once again in danger from the Family, Doyle knew how to deal out drama in spades! Not only is Sophie is deep trouble with the Falcones, there's another family edging in, one they have a long standing hatred for, and one that idiot Uncle Jack has gone to for support. All of this is just begging for a war.
2. The romance - because memories of Vendetta were foggy, I wasn't holding out hope for Sophie and Nic to get back together. There had been too many lies for Sophie to trust him again. Luca, however, I now have the hots for! I'm not sure what it was, his self-deprecating sarcasm, his protectiveness of his brothers, or how surprisingly sweet he was with Sophie, but I totally fell head over heels. Part of it felt a lot more real, probably because Sophie was already aware of their family traditions. That didn't make hearing some more awful truths any less horrible but Sophie and Luca's relationship didn't feel as secretive. It was, of course, just as scary and dangerous.
3. The writing - Doyle has this knack for drawing me in, just to break my heart. Or, just as likely, make me cry, or shout with joy. With all this drama going on, Sophie's heart is at war with her head but it never felt too heavy; the big stuff was balanced with the light, the comic relief, and trust me we needed it! I literally flew through the second half, it was practically breath-taking in its tension and shattering revelations. A great book, a fantastic sequel and I cannot wait for the finale!
Published 7th January 2016 by Chicken House. Thank you to the publisher for my copy in exchange for an honest review.