Title: Waiting For My Queen
A Dark Mafia Romance
Author: Georgia Cates
Genre: Adult Dark Romance
Release Date: March 3, 2020
ever wanted was to marry for love.
like me don’t have that luxury.
We are used
as pawns in a game we can’t control.
It’s called Mafia.
foolish enough to try to change the rules… and I lost.
promised to me years ago.
dared to take her from me.
touch what was mine.
I put an
end to that.
I hope he’s
enjoying the view from his dirt room.
beloved’s killer placed a ruby ring on my finger and called me his queen.
red gem symbolizes something different for me.
represents the blood shed by those I love most.
empty the day we wed.
devil was standing before me and said “I do.”
I saw her
as a possession.
A shiny toy
I didn’t want other boys to play with.
so much more.
and brave and strong and broken all at once.
like everything I’ve ever wanted.
I wait for
the perfect time to seek my revenge.
I feel him possessing me.
is full of darkness… and I still want every inch of him.
Hard as I
try, I can’t escape loving this beautiful monster.
patiently because I already know that she’s mine.
Mine in a
way that no one will ever understand.
Even if she
hasn’t yet realized it.
I’d do anything.
I’d do everything.
I focus my attention on the girl sitting to Sofia’s left. The more
beautiful one. The older-looking one. The more frightened-looking one with
tears pooling in her lower lids.
Dark brown hair cascading over her shoulders and down her arms, the ends
nuzzling against her bare skin like a frightened child clinging to its mother.
Almond-shaped deep-caramel eyes surrounded by lush dark lashes. A few scattered
freckles across the bridge of her perfectly shaped nose. Plump, glossy coral
In my wildest dreams, my betrothed didn’t grow up to be this beautiful.
And it annoys the hell out of me because I don’t want to be attracted to her.
I want to make her suffer.
Sofia Bellini grips the hand of the girl in question. “Please, Marco.
Swear to me on your honor that my daughter will be safe with you.”
My father chuckles. “Emilia is going to give us babies, heirs to the
Rossini empire. There is no safer place for her than with our family. You know
Sofia and the girl beside her, my Emilia, embrace one another and sob.
Her grandmother and sisters cluster around her doing the same. It’s pathetic. I
would have expected less of a display from Bellinis. Certainly not this
My betrothed has weaknesses. Those will need to be eliminated before she
influences our sons with that nonsense.
“That’s more than enough of that,” I tell them.
She lifts her chin and her eyes meet mine for the first time. Inside
those deep-caramel orbs, I see something I like very much: rage. There during
one heartbeat and gone the next, it was only a fleeting flash. But I saw it and
I don’t mistake it for what it is.
This girl is going to be so much fun to break.
“Come, Emilia. I’m ready to take you home.”
resides in rural Mississippi with her wonderful husband, Jeff, and their two
beautiful daughters. She spent fourteen years as a labor and delivery nurse
before she decided to pursue her dream of becoming an author and hasn’t looked
not writing, she’s thinking about writing. When she’s being domestic, she’s
listening to her music and visualizing scenes for her current work in progress.
Every story coming from her always has a song to inspire it.
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I’m not sure where to start with this one. I’m not sure I’ve ever been so conflicted about a book and writing the review. At the beginning of the book there’s an author note, and in it, the author asks the reader to give, Luca, the hero, a chance at redemption. That left me kinda leery. I wasn’t sure what I was walking into. Was it cheating? Because that is an automatic DNF for me. I figured as long as it wasn’t that then I could probably get past any issues with the hero. I was not prepared for what was coming.
There wasn’t any cheating thankfully, but Luca turns out to be a bastard of the highest order. He, and his men, do something horrible, all so he can have her for himself. Welcome to the mafia! I was like...there is no coming back from this. There just isn’t. How am I suppose to find this hero redeemable, never mind actually like him. I honestly wanted to stop there, but I remembered the authors note. I pushed on...reluctantly.
Luca and Emilia both come from powerful mafia families, and that comes with a whole host of troubles. Mainly that Emilia doesn’t want to marry Luca, because you know, he is a horrible person. Again, I’m thinking, how is this going to work?
Here’s where I’m absolutely shocked, I ended up liking Luca. I know, crazy, right? I don’t know how the author did it, but I ended up really liking the murderous bastard. In my head I’m thinking, is it really so bad that he killed a bunch of people? I mean, he really seems to care about Emilia. And this is where I discovered that I’m clearly a crazy person. Or maybe it’s just that Ms. Cates is a great author and she managed to do the unthinkable...redeem a damn murderer. You see why I’m so conflicted?
Honestly, I wanted to stop reading after only a chapter or two, but I’m glad I pushed through. Georgia Cates wrote a solid story that seemed to paint an accurate portrayal of a mafia family, at least as far as I could tell. I’m not exactly buddies with any mafia folk.
I’m giving this book 4 stars. I still struggle with Luca’s actions at the beginning, but the fact that the author made me feel so strongly means she did an outstanding job. She pulled all the feelings out of me. And now I have to live with the fact that I find Luca kinda hot. Meh, I never pretended to be a saint...or sane.
Rating: 4 Stars (A)