Blood Oath: A Friends to Lovers Mafia Romance (Mafia Elite Book 2) by Amy McKinley
Tragedy brought them together, and tragedy tore them apart.
Heir to a throne, Chicago Mafia underboss Enzo Vitale will do anything to keep Sofia safe, but his presence in her life puts a target on her back. He must protect the love of his life at all costs, even if it means staying away from her—a goal that runs against every fiber of his being.
Up-and-coming fashion designer Sofia La Rosa fell in love with her best friend years ago. She’ll sacrifice anything for Enzo, even as a wall of secrets steadily builds between them.
But secrets don’t stay hidden forever. When the enemy learns of Sofia’s involvement in a former cover-up, they’re out for blood, driving her to the very man who vowed to be her savior no matter the cost.
Book two keeps us in this world with the “five families”, you don’t need to read the first book, but it does give you background on these characters.
Enzo has been groomed from an early age as the next mafia boss, so shows no emotion or mercy to his enemies. And now he’s going to need all his strength to stay away from the only woman he’s ever really loved!
Sofia is also mafia, from a different family, but ran in the same circles as Enzo. Now a fashion designer, Sofia is happy with where her life is, but it’s all about to come crashing down!
They’ve known each other since they were small children, they grew up together and swore to always be friends, but mafia children can’t really be friends with other bosses children, and a tragic incident puts them out of each other’s reach…. But love has a way of getting what it wants.
Really well thought out and plotted out with great detail. Lots of action, and plenty of angst. I really liked the flashbacks to their childhood (I love flashbacks, it saves on time for me) Twists and secrets try to keep Enzo and Sofia apart. Both have secrets that could hurt one another and ruin their families. So friends are all they can really be! You do have to wonder if it’s better to let her go and be safe!
So can Enzo and Sofia become more than friends? Can they trust each other with their deepest secrets? Or will the Russians split this pair forever?