Hey there, Turner here. I know, I know. Where have I been? I’ve been asking myself the same thing. I’ve currently been trying to finish the last few chapters of Collins and I previous project, whilst taking on five read to reviews from some pretty neat authors. I’ve just finished one called Leo Rising by Christine Besze. This was a great, action packed mafia romance, I’m excited to read her other works. Take a look at my review and check the book out for yourself!
I just want to start out by saying that this book totally caught me off guard, in the best way. I was a little unsure at the beginning, but all the build up and mystery was worth it for the explosive ending. Once I started, I couldn’t put this down. The writing is fluid and the voice of the characters really speaks through. There were so many twists and turns it kept me hooked and my mind guessing.
This story is about a young eighteen year old, unsuspecting girl named Tori who’s unknown past lands her in the biggest danger of her life, as a target for the Italian mob. Through this book it journeys her life as she deals with high school, boys (a particularly attractive boy named Theo), hard ass gym teachers and deathly situations all whilst learning about who she truly is. A true coming of age novel in an adventurous, action packed and drop dead sexy way. The steam was damn hot!
The characters in this book felt real and connectable. I understood them, rooted for them and bite my nails waiting to see what would happen to them. The secondary characters were great and I can’t wait to see what more this author has in store for them.
The only thing that could have pushed this to a five star for me was a faster paced beginning and a little less of the high school description and life.
If you’re like me and a love a good mafia romance story with action, gun fights and sexy moments, pick this one up, you won’t regret it!”