Release Blitz & Review ~~ Underboss by Kristen Proby
Sandy’s 4.5 BLUSH Review
I’m a big KP fan. I’ve never read anything by her that I didn’t enjoy. Underboss, I’m happy to tell you, is no exception. It is thrilling to me when authors expand their art into new areas. Now we have a whole new branch of the With Me series! How is this author that is known for swoony heroes and snappy banter going to dive into the world of Mafia romance? Let’s get into it and I’ll tell you.
Carmine Martinelli is the oldest son of the prominent Martinelli family. He’s as calculating and cunning as he is gorgeous. He’s bent on revenge and has his target in sight. The princess of the family responsible for the death of his aunt and uncle. Too bad she’s going to turn out to be a little harder to handle than he imagined.
Nadia Tarenkov is not your typical female protagonist. She is underestimated because of her gender and hampered by her birth order. She is a woman with a plan. The princess of the Tarenkov family aims to head it and become queen of the underworld.
Carmine and Nadia meet as children at a “family’ wedding. Little Nadia is warned by her father to stay away from that Martinelli boy. Montague/Capulet much? Not exactly, more like frenemies.
Carmine is motivated by needing to avenge the murders of his aunt and uncle. Nadia, is no damsel in distress. Her future role has always been clear to her. Then the first boy she ever kissed comes back into her life and her carefully laid scheme is in jeopardy. Both are guarded individuals that think they have the upper hand until they realize that something else is going on between them. Suddenly it’s not a game anymore. Is it real? Is it an act? Each one fighting for control. Can he trust her? Could she kill him?
“Carmine: Leave the shoes on. Leave the necklace on, too.
Any other requests?
No. Let me do the rest. Do you have any idea what these f*cking shoes do to me?
Why do you think I wear them?”
Yes please! There is genuine warmth between them. I got caught up in it myself and smiled at their interactions.
Unbeknownst to them, there are other players in this game. Trouble hides in the shadows with no qualms about removing anyone that gets in their way. Carmine and Nadia realize they must work together for the sake of both their families.
In the With Me series, Kristen writes alphas that have this protective center and heroines that have a surety of themselves. Who doesn’t love the enemies to lover’s trope? Throw in great locations, romance, heat, danger and two strong characters that give as good as they get and it’s a recipe for a binge read. Underboss (Book 1 of 3: With Me In Seattle Mafia) is not as dark and violent as most of this genre BUT the plot twist works.
I promise, you will be entertained.
Underboss by Kristen Proby is now live!
From New York Times Bestselling Author Kristen Proby comes an all new family in her With Me In Seattle world! Hold onto your seat as we introduce you to Kristen’s new MAFIA FAMILY!
As the eldest son of Seattle’s current mob boss, Carmine Martinelli’s life has never really been his own. But he doesn’t mind because his family means more to him than his life. Which is why he’s determined to make those responsible for the death of his aunt and uncle pay–in inventive and gruesome ways. And what better way to do that than to infiltrate the Russian mafia from the inside? It’s a good thing the bratva’s princess is stunning and seemingly willing to do whatever he asks. This vengeance could be the perfect mix of business and pleasure. Nadia Tarenkov has several things stacked against her: she’s a woman, and she’s not the eldest child in her family. But it doesn’t matter. She has her sights set on ruling the syndicate, and she always gets what she wants. When the heir to one of the States’ most powerful crime families comes knocking, Nadia sees it for the gift it is. He thinks he has her fooled, but she’s smarter, more cunning, and always two steps ahead. She’ll beat the gorgeous mobster at his own game, and secure her place in the fold. What neither of them takes into consideration, however, is that they aren’t the only ones with deadly plans in motion. To survive, they’ll have to come clean and work together–and acknowledge that the growing love they’ve been pretending isn’t there, is very real.
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Kristen Proby has published more than forty titles, many of which have hit the USA Today, New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists. She continues to self publish, best known for her With Me In Seattle and Boudreaux series, and is also proud to work with William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins, with the Fusion and Romancing Manhattan Series.
Kristen and her husband, John, make their home in her hometown of Whitefish, Montana with their two cats.
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