Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Book Review: Vendetta by Autumn Karr & Sienna Lane

Wow. This book. Just, wow. I'm not really one for mob related stories and if I had known that this book was that ahead of time I might not have read it. And that would have been a damn shame because I thought it was awesome. Vendetta is a modern day Romeo & Juliette set in the middle of a mob war in Boston. Teenagers Devon and Leighton are both mob children, but from opposing families. They have danced around each other for years, each very much aware of the other but keeping their distance. Now circumstances have thrown them together. It is obvious that there is a strong attraction there but they also hate eahc other. Or so they keep telling themselves.

The authors did a great job of reeling you into their story and just when you think you have these two figured out - BAM - major twist! I did not see this first twist coming and I swear I had to shake my head in order to clear it and make sense of what I learned. But there are several twists in this story that are all very well done and frankly shocked me.

Vendetta is filled with suspense, lust and sex, twists and turns and also a passionate but sad love story. I cried, I was on edge and 100% devoted to these two characters. I was so terrified of what would become of Devon and Leighton since R & J's story didn't end so well. This book has received mixed reviews, but I loved it with its perfect blend of sex and suspense. I definitely feel it is worth taking a risk on.

Marianna's Rating:

**I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Marianna's Rating:

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Marianna's Rating:

**I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. - See more at:
“Don’t think, Devon,” I say, standing up and pulling it over my head, dropping it aside. I walk backwards to my bed and undo the clasp of my bra, letting it dangle on my finger and then fall to the ground. I take my sweatpants off, leaving me in nothing but my panties. When he doesn’t say anything, doesn’t tell me to stop, I sit down on the bed and watch him.

The heat in Devon’s gaze, the intensity in his expression makes me feel like I’m the sexiest girl in the world. He stands up slowly, and walks over to me, his eyes still connected with mine. He gets down on his knees, so his face is almost level with mine. I watch as he takes his fill of me, a soft curse escaping his lips as his gaze touches my breasts.

“I don’t want you,” he says hoarsely, but there’s no fight left in his voice. My breathing hitches as I wait for him to finally touch me.

I don’t dare speak. Putting my palm on his cheek, I decide to make the first move since he won’t. Bringing his face closer to my body, I gasp when his tongue finally peeps out and slowly traces over one nipple, and I know that he’s decided to give in. He pulls my nipple into his mouth, sucking gently, and then running his teeth over it. I squirm under his touch, wanting more. 

His mouth releases its torturous hold on my breast and trails wet kisses up my chest, my shoulder and my neck. By the time he reaches my mouth, I can feel how damp my panties are, and my thighs are trembling. He swipes his tongue across my lips, begging entrance. He kisses me hungrily, delving into my mouth, tasting me. He pushes me back onto the bed with the force of his body, grinding his hips into mine. I feel his erection pressing into me, and it gets me even more excited. Grasping my wrists in his hand, Devon lifts my hands above my head and presses them into the mattress. His other hand traces from my temple, over my cheek and jawline, and finally rests on my neck. Pulling his mouth away, he rests his forehead against mine, his breathing as heavy as my own.

“I don’t fucking want you,” he says desperately.

“Devon,” I gasp out when he starts slowly moving against me, our clothes the only barrier between us. He instantly jumps away from me, his expression closing off. He throws a disgusted glance my way as he stands up and takes two steps back, leaving me bare and vulnerable.

Then he turns his back on me and leaves.
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Title: Vendetta
Author: Autumn Karr & Sienna Lane
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, New Adult
Book Blurb:
I am not a good man.

I have lied and cheated and stolen. I've decided between life or death, like it was my due. None of it matters, not anymore. These are not my sins.

I see her raise her hands, the dark metal she's clutching reflecting the moonlight. Her finger trembles as she cocks the gun pointed at me. Her eyes are cold, determined, but I know.

I know her.

My name is Devon Andre and I confess my sin. I am not a good man because this is the woman I love.

She pulls the trigger.


About the Authors
Sienna Lane and Autumn Karr are two friends with a joint love of reading, writing, candy, and Disney heroes (and Disney songs, of course.)

When they aren’t scheming against fictional characters, or talking about their favourite books, you can find them ogling tattooed models and trying to figure out how to get them to do a cover shoot for their next book.

Together they wrote VENDETTA, releasing this past December, and hopefully many more books to come.They love to hear from readers, so don't hesitate to contact them through their Facebook page.

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Autumn Karr
Twitter: @AutKarr

Sienna Lane

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