Series: Cravotta Crime Family #2
Genres: Alpha Guy, Contemporary Romance, Erotica, Mob, Motorcycles, New Adult, Romance
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The last thing I need is a wife and kid.
The only settling down I do is at night, when I take a girl home to f*ck. I get laid to unwind from the chaos in my life. I live to hear them scream my name, but one night is all they get.
One night was all I needed.
Until I knocked up Maya.
It was supposed to be one night. But one wild night made me want another, and another. I’m addicted to every inch of her body. Now that I have her, I can’t let her go. I thought I never wanted a family, but now I can’t imagine life without one.
Only, there’s a problem.
Her father wants me dead.
I didn’t know she was his daughter.
I don’t give a damn.
She’s mine. Our child is mine. I protect what's mine.
Even if it means war.
One thing that really appealed to me about this book is that it combines two different world, the motorcycle club world and the mob. On their surface, they do have some things in common, but they have different culture and ways to go about doing things, so I thought this could be an interesting concept. Turns out I was right it was interesting (although it did favor the mob a bit more than the MC world).
So Maya is the daughter of an MC president, which sounds like it may have some privileges, but as it turns out being this guys daughter is basically being held prisoner. Her dad almost never lets her out of MC property, and he dashes her dreams at every turn. All she wants to do is be a hair dresser, but if her dad won’t let her out, then she can’t. Oh and at one point he steals all the money she had earned from the part time job he made her quit, so much for being an adult who can make her own decisions.
So it is easy to see why Maya would want to go out on the town and have a little bit of fun. I mean if I were her I would be trying to break out too, although I would just run and never look back. But she’s afraid of her violent father so she stays close to home. She ends up at a club owned by Johnny (who is the local mob boss, but it’s not like she knows that). They have some interesting encounters at the beginning where she turns him down and he is beyond shocked. So that was a little bit funny and made for good reading. But as you can tell from the title, she ends up knocked up and that is where everything goes crazy.
So Johnny is a mob boss, and he is beyond used to getting what he wants when he wants. But even he acknowledges that he doesn’t want a war with the local MC, after all it’s just bad for business. Now if only Johnny could get Maya’s crazy, violent dad on board. I liked that Johnny knew what he wanted and took it, but I didn’t always like the way he interacted with Maya. Maya was more like and investment in property than someone that he loved, so there were times I really felt bad for Maya.
That being said I liked the angst of the book, particularly from Maya’s perspective. There was a lot going on with the conflict between MC and mob which made for some very dramatic moments, which made reading the book easy, the pace didn’t really have any lag. Overall I enjoyed the book and the read, wish the book had a better title but other than that I liked it.