BLOOD ALWAYS by Jill Ramsower

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BLOOD ALWAYS by Jill Ramsower

AUTHOR:  Jill Ramsower – Author’s Website HERE

THIS BOOK HAS: A Happily Ever After and a dual Point of View. It is book 3 in a series but can be read as a Stand Alone Book.

GENRE:  Erotic, Potential Triggers, Arranged Marriage, Mafia Romance

TITLE: Blood Always

SERIES: The Five Families, Book 3

PAGES: 276

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MY STAR RATING

4/5

SYNOPSIS

It was supposed to be business.

Two families, one wedding, zero emotion.

My father’s mafia outfit had saved my life.

I owed them everything.

An arranged marriage was hardly a sacrifice when I would have already been long dead had it not been for them.

I would give up my independence for the Lucciano Family.

I would bind myself to the man whose family tore my life to pieces.

Matteo De Luca was vicious claws sheathed in refinement and class.

He saw my untamed independence as a challenge.

I saw his alluring authority as a threat.

There was a ruthless storm that raged in his oceanic gaze. A majestic tidal wave of temper and domination looking to break on my rocky shores.

He would annihilate me.

Rip open my layers until all my pretty secrets were scattered at his feet.

The worst part? I wanted to experience whatever it was Matteo had to offer, and I hated myself for it.

I wanted to launch myself at him.

To kiss him. To kill him.

To end the debilitating torture of the unknown.

The moment our paths collided, our lives were altered irrevocably.

Taking us from enemies allied by a strategic marriage to something dark and consuming.

Something that tasted like obsession.

MY REVIEW of:  BLOOD ALWAYS by Jill Ramsower

This is a great wee mafia romance! In fact, it’s likely one of the best I’ve read for a while.

Wanna know why?

The heroine in this book isn’t your usual good girl lost in a harsh world, blah blah blah.

Nope.

She’s a kick-ass made woman!

She’s tough, strong and determined and needs no man to help her with anything!

MARIA

She comes off as cold and aloof. Uncaring and scary. But it’s not quite true. She appears that way because she has a ton of strong emotions going on that she’s trying to suppress and not show because she trusts no one. Like it says in the book, “She was savagely broken, doing the best she could to remain whole”.

No one really ruffles her feathers until…Matteo.

She offers herself up to be the bride in an arranged marriage in order to help her father bring the families together.

She’s never met him before and knows nothing about him. 

When they do meet though she’s not quite as indifferent to him as she likes to make out and it scares the shit out of her.

This woman is amazing. She has quite the dark secret and a mean killing streak that, quite honestly, turned me on a wee bit…

MATTEO

Nom, nom, nom, nom.

He’s yummy. An older man (10 year age gap) sophisticated, hard, intelligent and alpha to the mother-fucking core.

He meets Maria for the first time and sees how cold and lethal she can be. 

He’s not agreeing to this marriage for any reason other than business and has no intention of letting feelings get involved but the more he learns about Maria…the more he’s turned on by the challenge of cracking her shell.

Somewhere along the way, things get messed up and now he’s like “Wtf? When did catch feels for this chick?”

SEX SCENES

I feckin’ love angry sex! And these two are so hot together!

Again I’m like, nom, nom, nom.

“I hate you,” she spat. I switched sides again, exposing the first cheek and pressing my groin into the other to keep her in place. She was too feral and well-trained to give her an inch of wiggle room. Smack. This time her ass pressed up against me, the delicate curve of her spine arching minutely. It was a good thing she couldn’t see the triumphant grin that spread across my face. She would have raged harder. Held firm to her convictions like a rabid dog with a bone. “Lies don’t become you. I can smell your arousal, feel your heartbeat skitter with anticipation.” “That’s just the alcohol.” Smack. This time, I aimed my hand between her cheeks. I eased up on my force, but came down directly over her opening, her most sensitive flesh. Maria bit her lip, arching her head back with a pant. “Just as I suspected,” I mused, bringing my hand up for both of us to see the glistening moisture soaking my fingers. “You’re not just wet, you’re drenched.” “Just because I’m horny doesn’t mean I want you.” Smack. Another moan, this one unleashed and wanton. Smack. “I could do this all night, Maria. I want to hear those words.” Smack. “Please.” The word was so small, so broken, I almost didn’t catch it. “Please, what? You know how to get me to stop.”Her breaths quivered beneath me, but not from my weight. I’d let up enough that she’d have no problem breathing. This was an entirely different struggle. An internal one. One she was losing. “I need more,” she whispered, releasing her confession into the night. “I can give you more. Make you come until white sparks blind your vision and you writhe with pleasure. But I need to hear the words first. I’m not saying it’s forever. I don’t know what the future holds, but for now, while you’re swimming in my bloodstream, I need to know there’s no one else.” I rubbed her scalding cheeks, sliding my thumb beneath the fabric of her thong and pulling the garment snug against her swollen entrance. Her breath hitched at the pressure. “There’s no one …no one else. Please, I need to come.” Triumphant cymbals clapped and clanged in my head, sending a surge of endorphins through every cell in my body. Pre-cum oozed from the head of my cock, my own need to come pounding in my ears. I yanked her thong down, wishing I had a better view of her folds. Next time. There would be plenty of opportunities now that we’d crossed that threshold. I brought my hand down twice more, once on each cheek. Maria abandoned all restrain, spreading her thighs and moaning loudly. I didn’t release her, not because I thought she’d fight, but because that’s how we both wanted it. Needed it. “I’m going to touch you now. Once my fingers are inside you, there’s no more running. Understand?” She nodded frantically, and it was all the permission I needed. My fingers slid into her folds, gliding easily in the moisture dripping from her warm cunt. “Fuck, Maria. You feel half this good when my cock is inside you, and I’ll never want to leave.”

Final Thoughts On BLOOD ALWAYS by Jill Ramsower

It’s not actually too dark but towards the end, there are a couple of scenes and revelations that may be a trigger for some. The chemistry between these two was so good! Thoroughly enjoyed it 🙂

4 Stars

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