Mafia Casanova by Rachel Van Dyken & M. Robinson #Review

Title: Mafia Casanova

Author: Rachel Van Dyken & M. Robinson

Release Date:  November 17, 2020

Length:  314  pages

Genre: Dark Romance

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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From Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling Author M Robinson & #1 NYT Bestselling Author Rachel Van Dyken comes a full length, standalone romantic suspense novel

Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou, Romeo?

Can you get anymore cliche? I’d heard that damn phrase my entire life.
Most of the time, it was when a woman was mid-orgasm—or, when I was about to take someone’s life.
You see, we all have our demons.
Apparently, my name was mine. Though it didn’t help me get my answers any faster.

I nodded when I was supposed to.
I smirked when I needed to.
I complimented when the timing was right.
Then… I’d send them to hell after giving them nothing but heaven.
I should’ve felt guilt.
I didn’t.
Because I was good at what I did.

Making people believe what I wanted them to was an art I perfected. In a world where nothing mattered but staying at the top, I made sure no one slipped through my fingers.
Except for her.
She was gorgeous.
One might say she was the female version of me.
I lost her once.
I wouldn’t lose twice.

Now was the time…

To let the games begin.

**** My Review ****

The greatest love has the greatest power to hurt, to pierce your heart and kill all hope… one thought, one wish, one decision…it’s for the best. Well, don’t they say that the road to hell is paved with the best intentions? All efforts are in vain, the torn souls are still bleeding, yet traces of hope sparkle hidden behind the pain…

This captivating story of sacrifice and love that was created by M. Robinson and Rachel Van Dyken should come with a fair warning: “Be prepared for a real roller-coaster of emotions that will leave you wrecked.’ It is a perfect mixture of action, heartbreak, death, pain and love that will capture your attention from the first lines.

Eden De Rossi and Romeo Sinacore – two friends who share much deeper emotions than  they even admit. They are more than aware of the environment that surrounds them, the rules that must be obeyed, she – the daughter of a made man in the Bartollo family and he – underboss of the Sinacore family, a hitman. As the desire pulls them towards each other, the circumstances separate them. He is a cold-blooded killer, and she deserves a devoted husband, she deserves a fairy tale and happily ever after, she does not deserve a husband who gets Intel by seducing women, fucking and killing them….she does not deserve a husband who will return home with traces of lipstick on his collar. Wanting to protect her, he hurts her, twisting the knife with the cold-hearted lies, crushing her heart and pushing her in the embrace of the man who loves her and will cherish her the way she deserves, the only man he trusts, his own brother…. But does fate have the same plans? The days go by, some things change, some stay the same … one tragedy, and they are next to each other again …. But is he ready to let her go this time?

This was my first experience with these authors and had no idea what to expect but the hottie on the cover caught my eye right way and I decided to give it whirl….One of my best decisions ever! I received the ARC copy on my kindle just before bedtime, and I decided to read the first few pages, you know, just to see what is it about. And few pages turned into few more and few more…..and the last few early in the morning. I literally couldn’t put the darn book down.

Mixing parts of the past and the present, the authors didn’t spare their words, nor their gifts to make the story gritty and real. It was disturbingly detailed, utterly emotional , and filled with twists and turns.  It was perfectly paced to hold the attention till the very end, and gritty enough to force readers to turn the pages, eagerly wanting to find out what happens next. Both Romeo and Eden  were complex , well developed characters.

Romeo was a character that had me on the edge of my seat, and made me feel a storm of emotions. I was disgusted and appalled by him  and his actions half the book, while the other half I was swooning.  I didn’t know whether I wanted to kiss him or punch him in the gut at times. He is dark and dangerous, sexy, cocky, and alpha all the way. Through much of the book, he is a total asshole to Eden. Just when you think he won’t be able to redeem himself in your eyes, he does.

Eden won my heart from the minute she was presented as a character. She is a spit fire that stands up for herself, and demands respect. She tries to fight for what she wants, only to be hurt and thrown into the arms of another man. And she does not crash, instead she’s brave enough to try and build her life with the man she though was one of her best friends.

This story was a real page-turner, because there was so much more going on than I had originally anticipated. It kept me on the edge of my seat. It was emotional, twisted, steamy, suspenseful, with loads of twists. I highly recommend this one who love the mafia-genre.

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****About the Author****

Meet M. Robinson:

Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling Author.

M. Robinson loves her readers more than anything! They have given her the title of the ‘Queen of Angst.’ She loves to connect with her following through all her social media platforms and also through email! Please keep in touch in her reader group VIP on Facebook, if she’s not in there than she is on Instagram. 

She lives in Brandon Fl with the love of her life, her lobster, and husband Bossman. They have two German shepherd mixes, a gordito Wheaten Terrier and a user Tabby cat. She is extremely close to her family, and when she isn’t living the cave life writing her epic love stories, she is spending money shopping. Anywhere and everywhere. She loves reading and spending time with her family and friends whenever she can.

Make sure to follow along with her journey on her social media @authormrobinson or her website

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Meet Rachel Van Dyken:

Rachel Van Dyken is the #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of over 90 books ranging from contemporary romance to paranormal. With over four million copies sold, she’s been featured in Forbes, US Weekly, and USA Today. Her books have been translated in more than 15 countries. She was one of the first romance authors to have a Kindle in Motion book through Amazon publishing and continues to strive to be on the cutting edge of the reader experience.

She keeps her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, adorable son, naked cat, and two dogs. For more information about her books and upcoming events, visit

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