Secrets and wars leave the deepest scars.Evelina Conti has always worn a mask. She is an Outfit principessa, respected and adored. She wasn’t allowed to be anything else. Her father went from a grieving husband to the Outfit boss, and now that Riley heads the family, Eve is more suffocated than ever. No matter how much she hates it, the Conti princess still has a role to play. A little attention from Theo DeLuca seems innocent enough, but nothing is when it comes to him. And certainly not when everyone believes that Theo is out to kill her. Theo DeLuca has a target on his back. His biggest problem is figuring out who put it there when everyone is aiming at him. He doesn’t need a woman causing him issues, but the Conti princess keeps showing up at the worst times, and he’s the one left saving her. Between the men surrounding him that Theo can’t trust, and the past he can’t outrun, Evelina might be the one thing he doesn’t have to question. But when Riley decides to use Eve as his next move, even Theo might not be able to save her. The war in Chicago is not even close to being over. This game is deadly. Each hand played cuts another mark into someone else. The Outfit boss is struggling while the men around him are rallying. As the body count continues to rise, the families keep losing. Sacrifices are a part of war. No one will walk away from this without scars.
*** PLEASE NOTE: Scarless & Sacred is not intended to be read as a standalone in this series. It is the third book in the series and should be read after the first two books. Trigger Warning: Scarless features graphic violence and scenes of past abuse.
I really love it when I not only find a new to me author but also a series that sucked me in and has kept me wanting more. The Chicago War series has done just that and Scarless & Sacred in my opinion is the best book yet. I should probably note that I said that each book was my favorite after I finished them but hello I don’t call myself a book whore for nothing I find a book I love I love it hard until the next one. If you aren’t familiar with this series this is the third book and just because things seem to be calming down that sure as hell isn’t the case. Oh and make sure you read the previous books so you know what is going on, if not you will be lost and not enjoy it anywhere as much as you would have if you did.
I love me some sexy mafia men in my books and Theo, my oh my, Theo can melt your panties from your body. What I wouldn’t give to be Eve especially with some of those scenes with Theo *fans self*. These two are hot, and I mean extremely hot, but they are so much more than that. It takes a certain kind of woman to put up not only with an alpha male but add in one who is in the mafia lifestyle and it isn’t easy and Eve grew up in it so these two just fit together. Maybe it’s the fact that I am watching Mobwives that’s increasing my love for this book but honestly I doubt it because the book is just that damn good.
Sorry I am not going to give details away, I am going to be a stingy book whore but then again you know me, you know I won’t ruin the book for others by spoiling the storyline but I will say this, you don’t want to miss this series because it really is that damn good and you will want to read them back to back to back once you start and not want to stop.
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