Rating: 4 stars
Series: Boston Underworld #1
Mackenzie and Talia were best friends but more like sisters. They grew up in foster care on the streets. All they had was each other. After Talia began working at a club run by the Irish mafia, she went missing. No one cared. The police didn’t devote much time to the case. Mack was determined to find her. Infiltrating the club was the only way to get any information about Talia’s disappearance. She wasn’t really prepared for what she was getting herself into.
Mack could definitely kick some ass. She could take on men bigger than her. She was tough, but the one thing she didn’t count on was how deeply her emotions could be affected by the mafia. The minute Lachlan laid eyes on her she was in trouble. Neither of them trusted the other, but they couldn’t stay away from each other either.
I loved Lachlan! He was a bad ass and didn’t take shit from anyone. Anyone with a position like his in the mafia has done far too many bad things to ever be considered good, but he was fair and loyal. Lachlan’s loyalty was to the mafia, and that didn’t work in Mack’s favor. He was a constant threat, a danger, but appealing nonetheless.
There was a good balance between the romance and mafia storylines. I really like mafia romances, but they’re always better when they’re like this with plenty of murder and mayhem. The ones that focus just on the romance are boring. The author did a great job of differentiating between Lachlan and Mack’s POV. Their voices were completely different, which doesn’t happen in a lot of books. The side characters were interesting. I really hope there will be more books about some of them.
I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.