Devious Little Lies

Rena Rosetti is tired of sitting by while her husband does her wrong and still remains on top. For ten years she has been a loyal wife to Tony, a top mob boss, but her life has gone upside down. Now she’s finally fed up and decides to change things up to make herself content. Tony is incarcerated and Rena runs the business the way she sees fit. Anyone who does not like it will have to answer for their disloyalty.

The only bump in her plan is Shane Adams. When they meet sparks fly. Nothing can happen between the two as Rena is still married to a mob boss and Shane is her daughter’s boyfriend. None of this stops Shane from chasing her and Rena can barely resist the temptation.

I liked the blurb of the book and I enjoyed the beginning of the book. However, as the story continued to unfold I became a bit disappointed. There were various flash back moments between Rena and Tony. This led me to believe the focus was on their relationship although in present time she reminded us how she didn’t like him. When she saw him, she would constantly give into him although she practically hated him and was interested in someone new.

All of the crossing between characters made it very difficult for me to feel invested in the relationships. Tony continued to be manipulative and Rena continued to entertain ideas about him. This stopped me seeing Rena and Shane as a real couple. Throughout the story I wished for more time with Shane and Rena. I saw great concepts, such as the mob lifestyle and the way Rena wanted to take leadership in a male-dominated arena. I would say this story is more of a drama than a romance.

Book Blurb for Devious Little Lies

Sometimes the thing you want most can cost you everything.

After ten tumultuous years as the wife of a feared mob boss—five of them spent alone, thanks to her husband’s incarceration—Rena Rosetti is tired of watching the men Tony left in charge ruin his criminal empire.

Though she has a fight on her hands, she’s determined to prove that the old-school ways of the Cosa Nostra need to be permanently laid to rest. But power means nothing with no one at her side.

Rena has done her best to ignore the fire Shane Van Adams ignites in her, because…well, he’s her daughter Tricia’s boyfriend. But when Tricia decides she no longer wants him, Rena isn’t prepared for the onslaught when Shane turns those penetrating hazel eyes her way.

Finally, Rena has everything she ever wanted. But all things come with a price, and she’s made some dangerous enemies. Forced to battle mob rivals out to take her down, she must face the harshest truth of all—that the greatest danger she faces is the man sharing her bed.

Warning: Advanced mind games between a sassy broad who bites her tongue for no one, and a younger man who, given the chance, could have been the smoothest criminal of all.

Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2016 3.00