Mafia Casanova by M. Robinson & Rachel van Dyken

Mafia Casanova by M. Robinson & Rachel van DykenMafia Casanova By/Door Rachel Van Dyken, M. Robinson
Op/On 17-11-2020
Pagina's/Pages: 314
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From Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling Author M Robinson & #1 NYT Bestselling Author Rachel Van Dyken comes a full length, standalone romantic suspense novel
Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou, Romeo?
Can you get anymore cliche? I’d heard that damn phrase my entire life.Most of the time, it was when a woman was mid-orgasm—or, when I was about to take someone’s life.You see, we all have our demons.Apparently, my name was mine. Though it didn’t help me get my answers any faster.
I nodded when I was supposed to.I smirked when I needed to.I complimented when the timing was right.Then… I’d send them to hell after giving them nothing but heaven.I should’ve felt guilt.I didn’t.Because I was good at what I did.
Making people believe what I wanted them to was an art I perfected. In a world where nothing mattered but staying at the top, I made sure no one slipped through my fingers.Except for her. She was gorgeous.One might say she was the female version of me.I lost her once.I wouldn’t lose twice.
Now was the time…
To let the games begin.
MAFIA CASANOVA: Full length Standalone Romantic Suspense Novel

Waarschuwing: dit boek bevat seks, drugs/alcohol of geweld.
Warning: this book contains sex, drugs/alcohol or violence

Ik heb dit boek ontvangen in ruil voor een eerlijke recensie.
I received this book in exchange for an honest review

I was very curious about Mafia Casanova by M. Robinson and Rachel van Dyken. I have read From the first verse by M. Robinson and was surprised by this, so I am curious after all the good stories. Let’s see what I thought.

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I find the cover intriguing. What I am also curious about is whether the mmc really wears glasses. It really exudes mafia romance.

I know M. Robinson’s writing. At From The First Verse I really had to get into it, but afterwards I really enjoyed the story in terms of emotions. I don’t know Rachel van Dyken. In this story the emotions were present, but I found them several times very contradictory. The main character is also described as a cold-blooded murderer for the mafia, but a little later he himself says that it really chips away your soul when you take someone’s life. This seemed very contradictory to me.

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I had to get into Mafia Casanova and also now I write the review. It’s difficult. As you can see, the book has been awarded three stars. That isn’t very high for me, but to be honest, I read the book because I wanted to know if it was right what I thought. It was.

The story reads really quickly, so this helped me a lot to keep reading. It’s not difficult to understand or follow. What I found very annoying was the back and forth between the present and the past. Even worse, I understand that this was done so that you could gain insight into what had happened in the past, but at the same time it took me out of the story enormously. Oh, now it’s before, now after. Just when you got into the flow of the story, you got back to the past or the other way around.

I also noticed that Romeo made himself a bad person in his head, but at the same time he was really sweet on paper. I really couldn’t think of him as a monster or villian (like the quotes above each chapter). I also thought it was obvious that he was pushing Eden away and at the end you also read that she had known this all along.

I really thought Tristian was a loser and I had no pity at all for him or for Eden. Tristian was ill jealous … and therefore made really ridiculously stupid decisions. I thought the overall plot was pretty well thought out, but I lacked real depth in characters due to the swinging back and forth in time. I couldn’t connect with them because of that. Too bad.

Conclusion of Mafia Casanova

Sadly I didn’t connect with the characters.

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