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Born in Darkness: A Second Chance Mafia Romance (Mafia Elite Book 3) by Amy McKinley


Destined to be king, Mafia underboss Stefano Rossi bides his time until the throne is his and he can claim the only woman he wants by his side. To show interest in her will place a deadly target on her back, but he can’t resist the forbidden Mafia Princess. In the shadows, they find each other, if only for a few stolen moments. Their relationship is full of risks and dangers, especially while his ruthless father lives. But he has a plan to change everything, and when they learn there’s a rat in the Chicago outfit, it’s time to act.

Emiliana Vitale fell in love with the one man off-limits to her years ago. Forced to keep their feelings for one another a secret, she craves so much more than their clandestine kisses. After clawing her way through hell and back from a vicious attack initiated by a rat within the Five Families, she has emerged changed, her darkness matching Stefano’s. She’s ready to unmask the traitor and take possession of the life she’s always wanted, one with the dangerously handsome Stefano, and she’s tired of waiting.

Her enemies are his, and when Emiliana’s life is threatened, Stefano takes matters into his own hands to ensure her safety. As they grow closer, so do their enemies. But he’s ready for them. Nothing will keep him from Emiliana, and he’ll slay anyone who threatens what’s his.

Born in Darkness: A Second Chance Mafia Romance (Mafia Elite Book 3) by Amy McKinley Publication Date 2/12/2021

My Review

We come to one of the books I was really looking forward to reading. We’ve had snippets of this couple in previous books, so I eagerly waited for it. And I can tell you it didn’t disappoint.

Book three has the enigmatic and dangerous Stefano Rossi biding his time….He’s looking for a rat! Someone put his Emiliana in the firing line, and that just won’t be tolerated! He’s also next in line for his fathers title, but daddy dearest isn’t going anywhere (in fact he’s a real nasty piece of work, using his children as pawns and shields!) but Stefano can wait, he’s waited for revenge for a very long time (he has a score to settle with dad!)

Emiliana is struggling to return to normal life! Being kidnapped can change a person, and it’s definitely changed her, she’s darker and more focused. She will have her revenge one day!

This couple were just great, they know they can’t or shouldn’t be anywhere near one another, but like magnets, they are drawn to one another time and again. But being anywhere near Stefano isn’t good for her, she could a target! But when they decide to unite! Then watch out “five families” these two together are a force to be reckoned with!

This one just leaps off the page, grabs you by the throat and won’t let go until the last page is read! Full of action, twists, betrayal and angst. All the things I’ve come to know and love from this author. Attention to detail, making sure the storyline fits the previous books (which you don’t really need to read, but I did and found it most helpful) I had an inkling who the rat was, but it was still surprise! And how they were dealt with, it’s mafia justice.

And now we have to wait for book four (and that could be interesting one )🤔 😉


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