She despised them all, yet she was wife to one.

Drifting in a world of glittering diamonds, mansions, lunches and designer clothes, Casey Hernandez could happily disappear, except the life of the mafia wife demanded she remain and play her part. One misstep and she would face the monster who marked her as his own.

Reyes wanted the stunning blond with the furious eyes. He was going to ruin her life, take her from everything she knew and own every inch of her. Hard, brutal, mean. Exactly how he was. Exactly how this world had shaped him. Because he could. She was about to become spoils of war.

And when he finally had his woman, they would rise up together; the king and his scarred queen.

This books is standalone. Guaranteed HEA, NO cheating, NO cliffhanger. Sizzling dark mafia romance. Read at your own risk!


Woah where has Nikita Slater been hiding from me all this time?

This Mafia/Cartel romance was caliente! I loved Bolivian crime boss Reyes, he was super possessive and alpha, but so adoring of his chosen Queen, Casey, who he steals from his rival.

Overall though it was a really good story, with a perfect anti-hero that had me on the edge of my seat as to what he was going to do next in order to claim his woman.

My only reason for not giving it a full 5 stars was that I found the steamy scenes in the last third of the story a bit tedious… Great scenes but I would have preferred extra plot in it’s place.

I’m excited to read more books by this author, and for a mafia story, it was my ideal mix of dark, sweet, thrilling & highly entertaining.

About the Author

Nikita Slater is the Bestselling author of the Fire & Vice series, Angels & Assassins series, The Queens series and several standalone novels. She lives on the beautiful Canadian prairies with her eleven year old son and two crazy awesome dogs. She has an unholy affinity for books (especially erotic romance), wine, pets and anything chocolate. Despite some of the darker themes in her books (which are pure fun and fantasy), Nikita is a staunch feminist and advocate of equal rights for all races, genders and non-gender specific persons. When she isn’t writing, dreaming about writing or talking about writing, she helps others discover a love of reading and writing through literacy and social work.

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