RATING: BUY IT
I was late to the game with finding Claire Contreras. I had her on my TBR, but the first book I actually read by her was The Player. I completely fell in love with her writing style, and I knew she was going to be an author I loved.
Ms. Contreras has a unique story-telling ability and it doesn’t matter what she writes, it is sheer brilliance! Her new release, Because You’re Mine, not only has a sexy cover, but a sexy mob story to go with it! I was sucked into the story immediately.
I don’t tend to read a lot of mob stories. I’m not sure why, but they just don’t seem to come up on my TBR very often. I loved getting into this story, though; all of the secrets and twists and turns that these types of books take. There were so many names to keep straight, but Ms. Contreras does an outstanding job of developing each character, which means it’s easy to remember who they are and what part they play in the story.
Sparks flew the first time Catalina + Lorenzo laid eyes on each other. You could feel the chemistry and the heat between them as they fought the inevitable. I loved that Lorenzo wasn’t a relationship guy and that he tried to deny what he was feeling but, in the end, the pull to Catalina was just too strong. The alpha personality and possessive traits that Lorenzo had made him all the more desirable. Sex on a stick!
Catalina was a strong leading lady who I felt really changed throughout the story. I loved that she was devoted to her siblings even if they didn’t see eye-to-eye on all of the family issues. It also struck me as funny that the one thing she told herself she didn’t want in her life turned out to be the one thing she couldn’t live without. Lorenzo changed her world in so many ways.
Because You’re Mine was a fantastic read that kept me on the edge of my seat. Things happened that I never saw coming. I loved the story and I’m hoping there is more to come in this world! Great read!
As of 07.17.18, Because You’re Mine is available with Kindle Unlimited.
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