April 2, 2018
Known for writing Mafia romances, Alexis Abbot doesn’t disappoint with her latest book, Vegas Boss. Misha is this sexy mafia boss who has his sights set on Nicole, his beautiful, feisty arresting officer. Soon they become entangled in a plot that could kill them, strengthening their bond and intensifying their connection. While the beginning moved a bit fast and I didn’t really care for the backtracking in the first couple of chapters before the two characters came together, the book was still really good regardless. The story kept me entertained the entire time and had me trying to figure out who the villain was.
I loved the chemistry between the two main characters. Alexis did an amazing job maintaining both characters sense of control and independence. Not once did I feel like they weren’t real or relatable. Even the reluctance and then acceptance shown by Nicole at Misha’s killing and ways stayed true to who she really was and made her character believable.
Another thing I really enjoyed was how complex each of the characters were. Misha seems like a cold hearted killer, but when it comes to Nicole, he displays emotions and feelings of compassion, understanding and love which is normally not there. Nicole, is straight laced yet she does questionable things and has ties to a brothel. Also, her willingness to do whatever it takes for those she loves not matter the consequences speaks volumes. Their lives and pasts are so like real life that they add to the realness of the characters and their believability. Overall, this was a good read! If you love mafia romances and HEA’s this is the perfect book for you!
A contrarian at heart. I prefer The Lord of the Rings over Harry Potter and Narnia. I love Country Music and John Hughes movies and am the worst at singing the correct lyrics.