Review // Tempted by the Devil by Michelle Heard

November 06, 2023

Tempted by the Devil by Michelle Heard

With my walls down, she walks into my black heart
and makes herself right at home,
and for the first time in my life,
I feel a flicker of love.

Tempted by the Devil by Michelle Heard

Tempted by the Devil by Michelle Heard

Rating - ★★★★1/4
Standalone - Kings of Mafia #1
Release - October 19, 2023
Genre and Trope - Contemporary Romance / arranged marriage / mafia
POV - Dual 1st person
Heat - several descriptive scenes
Source - Kindle Unlimited
Length - 270 pages

Attending a party with my stepbrother, I’m in for the surprise of my life.
It’s not a regular party, but instead, my wedding.
To Angelo Rizzo.
A coldhearted man who’s feared by all. Including me.

Turns out my stepbrother owes the Cosa Nostra money, and I’m being used to repay his debt to Angelo Rizzo.

Do I have a choice?
No. Not when it comes to matters concerning the Cosa Nostra.

Three hours later, I have a new shiny wedding ring on my finger and a husband I’m terrified of standing by my side.
Yep, my life just took a turn for the worse.
There’s no hiding. No running.
All I can do is face the nightmare that awaits me and pray I’ll survive being married to Angelo Rizzo.

Tempted by the Devil by Michelle Heard

My Two Cents

First of all, thank you for the book rec Janine @ The World Was Hers for the Reading because I ended up REALLY liking this story!

Angelo was one of the bosses of the New York underground. He was deadly, dangerous, and extremely sexy. He was everything that an innocent girl like Tori should fear. And she did. However, over time, she found that he was so much more than the man who would kill a guy over two thousand dollars. He was protective, kind, generous, and overwhelmingly loving of her. She saw the man behind the rep and he was everything she could have ever dreamed of.

I'm going to make you love me so much that you can't live without me. I'll become your god and the one you pray to... And I'll love you like you're my salvation."

There are elements of suspense and plenty of drama, but I enjoyed how all they did was draw this couple closer together. Angelo quickly found his heart with Tori and the author did a great job of mixing the mushy with the scary details.

I didn't know this was the first in a series of standalones, but I'm excited about it and I'm looking forward to reading the next book. Will I see Angelo again?

The Author

Michelle Heard is a USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon #3 Bestselling romance author. She writes emotional heart-shattering stories with a whole lot of Mafia & Romance that will leave you smiling with satisfaction. Every book has an unexpected twist that will show the strength of the characters who have to fight for their HEA.

Before becoming an author, Michelle had a career in banking. She lives in South Africa with her son.

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  1. What a great review you have there. I have found this author this year and LOVE her books. She writes really endearing mafia romance. And man they are thrilling right? I haven't picked up this series but as soon as I finish her current series I most definitely will. Love the sound of this one here.

    1. Thanks Renee! XO
      This book was really great and I'm hoping to read more from this author too :)
      I hope when you read this you end up loving it like I did!!

  2. That's awesome that you loved this book when it was recommended to you...and that you found out there is a series! That's so fun!

  3. Yeah!!!!! I'm glad you loved this couple! The next book is coming in early December and I can't wait!


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