Sunday, July 24, 2016

review || SALVATORE { blog tour } by Natasha Knight

Self-Published | July 18, 2016 | Dark Mafia Romance



It all started with a contract signed by him, then by me, while our families watched. While my father sat silent, a man defeated, giving his daughter to the Benedetti monsters.

I obeyed. I played my part. I signed my name and gave away my life. I became their living, breathing trophy, a constant symbol of their power over us.

That was five years ago.

Then came the time for him to claim me. For Salvatore Benedetti to own me.

I had vowed vengeance. I had learned hate. And yet, nothing could have prepared me for the man who now ruled my life.

I expected a monster, one I would destroy. But nothing is ever black or white. No one is either good or evil. For all his darkness, I saw his light. For all his evil, I saw his good. As much as he made me hate him, a passion hotter than the fires of hell burned inside me.

I was his, and he was mine. 

My very own monster.


I owned the DeMarco Mafia Princess. She belonged to me now. We had won, and they had lost. And what better way to teach a lesson than to take from them that which is most precious? Most beloved?

I was the boy who would be king. Next in line to rule the Benedetti Family. Lucia DeMarco was the spoils of war. Mine to do with as I pleased.

It was my duty to break her. To make her life a living hell. My soul was dark, I was hell bound. And there was no way out, not for either of us. Because the Benedetti family never lost, and in our wake, we left destruction. It’s how it had always been. How I believed it would always be.

Until Lucia.

Author’s Note: Salvatore and Lucia’s story is a steamy standalone romance with a happily-ever-after. No cliffhanger and no cheating. It is intended for mature readers.
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{ about natasha knight } .

USA Today Bestselling author Natasha Knight writes dark romance as well as spanking romance in a variety of genres including contemporary, paranormal, post-apocalyptic, science-fiction and fantasy. She is a #1 Amazon Bestseller in multiple categories forever searching in every story for that single most important element of love. All of her stories contain at least one kinky Alpha male, lots of dirty talk and a well deserved happily ever after.

{ review } .

I enjoy a well-written mafia romance, and the fact that this one has slightly dark ties... I was expecting great things. And to be honest... I received great things.

I wouldn't go the lengths of this being a super dark read where I worried of Stockholm Syndrome, but I did find the darkness in Sal's family to be such a distinguishing mark in this story. From the beginning, we are gripped into this mafia world that Salvatore and Lucia live in, and right away, we witness the disgust Sal has for his life and the need to protect Lucia, regardless of what a piece of paper says she is to him. It was those initial feelings that had me rooting for these two from the first page. Sure, Sal has his 'dark' moments but I loved his growth in the story.


Their story certainly isn't easy. They aren't supposed to fall in love with one another; their union was a business transaction, after all, a means to try and end a family vs family feud. But Lucia becomes Sal's light, his good. Can he keep her? Should he keep her? The last thing he wants is to destroy the good she embodies.

This was a favorite for the year, and I am so glad I had the opportunity to read it!

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