Authors: Autumn Karr and Sienna Lane
Genre: Contemporary Romance (Forbidden)
Release Date: December 15, 2013
Tour Organized by: As the Pages Turn
Source: e-ARC provided by author for blog tour in exchange for my honest thoughts and review.
Synopsis:Please note: this is not dark romance.
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.
* Standalone contemporary romance.
* Mature reader advised due to sexual content and strong language.
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It was a moment that started a hurricane that would sweep us away into the world of imperfect love and viscous hate.
I was intrigued to read Vendetta because the synopsis caught my attention. Then I started to see all these amazing teaser pics that I thought it was going to be freaking amazing, but it just didn't meet my expectations. I also want to mention that Vendetta is told from both Leighton and Decvon's POV :).
They clearly kidnapped the wrong girl if they think I'm going down without a fight.
Leighton is the only daughter of the Moore mafia family. Being the only daughter makes her the perfect target for all the other mafia's who want to take revenge on her family. I didn't build that great a connection with Leighton's character, but I did love that she's feisty, a fighter, and a little bad ass. Throughout the story she switches from completely surrendering to Devon, but then she realizes that she still needs to fight for her freedom and for her family.
I bear the sins of my last name, and now I face the consequences.
After losing his entire family Devon's uncle steps in to take care of him and run the Andre mafia. Devon has had the seed of revenge on his mind since the moment he lost his family, and that is all he can think about- an eye for an eye. Devon's character is really troubled and indecisive about his thoughts. He wants to get revenge and be the bad guy like everyone believes him to be. But he can't about getting revenge when he has an emotional connection with the person he has to destroy, and he doesn't want to be the bad guy. All his life people have told Devon what to do, and he is finally reaching his breaking point.
She knows the way our world works, and why we were a mistake from the very start.
Leighton and Devon can't build any sort of relationship because they are from two different mafia families that despise each other. Devon has the perfect opportunity to take revenge on the Moore family when Leighton appears to be in the wrong place and the wrong time. When Leighton realizes that she is at the hands of Devon she doesn't know what to expect from him. Devon tries to stay away from Leighton because she is his temptation and his weakness. There is a little twists in their relationship that I didn't expect and completely caught me by surprise. Leighton makes Devon doubt his plot of getting revenge. Devon has to decide if he is willing to go forth with his plan or protect Leighton from his own family, the Andre mafia.
In our own little world, where no one else exists, where nothing else matters, we are perfect for each other in each and every way possible.
I enjoyed reading from both Leighton and Devon's POV, because we get to read what these both characters are experiencing in the situation they are put in. The problem that I did have with the story is that it felt that Andre's thoughts, and the plot of the story was just an endless sentence. What do I mean by this? I just felt like it wasn't really getting anywhere. The story starts to get interesting with the little twists and revelations. I never expected any of thee and it had my jaw dropping a few times. Vendetta by Autumn Karr and Sienna Lane was an enjoyable star-crossed mafia lovers read.
Final Verdict: 3 Stars
His mouth slides down my throat, his warm breath tickling the sensitive skin
of my neck, and a shiver runs through my body. That’s all it takes from him;
he has such an effect on me, always has. Holding me tight against his body,
he talks into my ear.
“I couldn't get you out of my fucking mind. Every living thought I had was
stained by you, out there in the darkness, my hands all over your body, your
fingers running through my hair, your moans and sighs. I fucking hate you
for being my weakness.”
His mouth finds mine, and he bites on my lip, punishing me. “I needed to get
you out of my head, out of my heart, out of my soul. You owned me, and I
wanted myself back.” His hand tangles in my hair, and he pulls it back
harshly, exposing my neck. “I just want myself back,” he ends on a whisper,
and then his teeth skim my neck, making my breath hitch.
He trails his mouth up over my throat, his hand making its own way down my
stomach, where he finds the button of my jeans and pops it open. He kisses
along my jaw as he slides the zipper down, and reaches his hand into my
panties. I gasp as his fingers slowly inch down and he slides first one, then
two, and starts to explore, thrusting them in and out in a delicious rhythm.
He pulls my head back gently and kisses my lips. His hand travels down the
side of my face, over my collarbone, between my breasts and down to my
stomach, finding its way under my shirt, cupping my breast. I moan as he
rubs my clit with his thumb, making me quiver with his probing fingers, and
his tongue delves into my mouth, stopping only to bite on my lips. I can feel
his arousal pressing into my side, and it turns me on even more knowing that
I have this effect on him. I hide my face in his neck, biting gently as the first
wave of pleasure hits me. My thighs start shaking and Devon wraps his arm
around my back to hold me up. I tear my mouth away from his neck and arch
my back into the wall behind me, cursing as the pleasure starts to take over
“Leighton,” Devon growls. I open my eyes and look into his as I ride the
climax, his heavy-lidded, burning gaze making me lose myself even more.
About the Author: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 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 (http://on.fb.me/18TGRU9).
AUTHORS CONTACT INFO:Autumn Karr
TOUR WIDE GIVEAWAY:Autumn & Sienna are offering up the following:
(2) Signed copy of Vendetta
(2) $10 Amazon Vouchers
(5) eBook copy of Vendetta
(2) Vendetta swag pack
The tour wide giveaway is open internationally. Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM CST