Brutal Prince: An Enemies To Lovers Mafia Romance (Brutal Birthright Book 1) by Sophie Lark
This story is told by both the main characters.
Callum is being groomed to take his place at the head of the Griffin empire. Nothing and no one stands in the way of this family. His sisters are used as pawns, and he’s ok with that! It’s for the good of the family right?!
There is definitely tension between the two families (it does go back at least a generation or two, as per usual it’s all about money and power)
Aida is the youngest in the Gallo family, having no mother to bring the family up, Aida has always been treated as a boy, that’s suited her fine. She’s learned to fight and look after herself. She’s headstrong and at times careless, but she loves her brothers and father very much.
The enemies to lovers trope seems to be the in thing at the moment with authors, so have it nailed, and some fall short….
Sophie’s Brutal Birthright series falls in the nailed it category.
The story is clean and decisive, the whole range of emotions are on display here.
The animosity between Callum and Aida is palpable. After beating her brother up and Aida accidentally stealing a watch (and throwing it in the lake) there is definitely no love lost between them.
Callum wants to break her family, he will take their business and their home.
The only course of action ….. marriage!!!
At the start of the book you assume it’s set earlier in the century, reading further it’s set now! It’s hard to think of families having feuds with one another.
But reading you could see (and it does) it happening.
The book is well worth the rollercoaster of emotions it takes you on. It starts at the engagement party, through the wedding and into the marriage! Each trying to get the better of one another! I was exhausted just reading it😉
So will Callum and Aida ever get past the enemy stage?
And how will they take the news that a new force is in town, and they want what the Gallo/Griffin family have?
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Author Sophie Lark
Sophie lives with her husband, two boys, and baby girl in the Rocky Mountain west. She writes intense, intelligent romance, with heroines who are strong and capable, and men who will do anything to capture their hearts.
She has a slight obsession with hiking, bodybuilding, and live comedy shows. Her perfect day would be taking the kids to Harry Potter World, going dancing with Mr. Lark, then relaxing with a good book and a monster bag of salt and vinegar chips.