Monday, July 18, 2016

Release Blitz, ARC Review + Giveaway!- Salvatore (Benedetti Brothers, #1) by Natasha Knight

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Title:  Salvatore (Benedetti Brothers, #1)
Author: Natasha Knight
Genre: Dark Mafia Romance
Publication Date: July 18th 2016

Plot:  Lucia

It all started with a contract signed by him, then by me, while our families watched. While my father sat silent, a man defeated, giving his daughter to the Benedetti monsters.

I obeyed. I played my part. I signed my name and gave away my life. I became their living, breathing trophy, a constant symbol of their power over us.

That was five years ago.

Then came the time for him to claim me. For Salvatore Benedetti to own me.

I had vowed vengeance. I had learned hate. And yet, nothing could have prepared me for the man who now ruled my life.

I expected a monster, one I would destroy. But nothing is ever black or white. No one is either good or evil. For all his darkness, I saw his light. For all his evil, I saw his good. As much as he made me hate him, a passion hotter than the fires of hell burned inside me.

I was his, and he was mine. 

My very own monster.


I owned the DeMarco Mafia Princess. She belonged to me now. We had won, and they had lost. And what better way to teach a lesson than to take from them that which is most precious? Most beloved?

I was the boy who would be king. Next in line to rule the Benedetti Family. Lucia DeMarco was the spoils of war. Mine to do with as I pleased.

It was my duty to break her. To make her life a living hell. My soul was dark, I was hell bound. And there was no way out, not for either of us. Because the Benedetti family never lost, and in our wake, we left destruction. It’s how it had always been. How I believed it would always be.

Until Lucia.

Author’s Note: Salvatore and Lucia’s story is a steamy standalone romance with a happily-ever-after. No cliffhanger and no cheating. It is intended for mature readers.

 My Review 

☆ I received an ARC via Give Me Books in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ☆

Salvatore was a breath of fresh air. It had a good story, intriguing characters, solid pacing, and was not drama-lama over the top. Mafia reads sometimes worry me as I find them pushing the border between awesome and down right too much that it does not feel possible nor realistic, and this one played out the love, the grit, the mafia tensions and violence with a colorful balance that kept me enraptured and on my toes.

Yes, this book does start off with a contract that bind our characters together and as one would guess, they don’t like it one bit. BUT NO, the main guy does not act like a complete manwhore, type of asshole to the girl; and the main girl does not behave like an entitled, spoiled princess at all.

Salvatore, has his faults, and is hardened around the edges but he does have a soft side to him as well.


He reverently cares about his family, ponders about his own place and future in the Benedetti Mafia, and takes his newfound property, Lucia, with a grain of salt. He may be the nice in line to the throne, but this prince has a heart of gold and will do everything in his power to make sure that Lucia and everyone that he cares for are well protected and taken cared of. Even if it means, giving up everything he has.

As for Lucia—I could understand why she hated Salvatore at first. Being given as the prize consolidation to your enemy and thus tearing apart your own family—not to mention, being your sworn enemy’s own plaything-- has its burdens and downsides. Can you really blame her for hating Salvatore and his family?


I liked her because she wasn’t a complete doormat and yet she wasn’t your annoying overpowering female lead that grated at your last nerves. She was a strong female lead in a subtle manner that I enjoyed her coming into her own and seeing her grow and develop while seeing that what she’s always perceived to be, including Salvatore, isn’t so black and white as she’s always thought.


I do hope that author Natasha Knight does expand with these characters and make a potential series out of this as I am dying for Dominic, the dark horse, of the bunch to get his own story—as well as Luke and Isabella to get their own as well!! They all sound like they would have very interesting stories!! So please, do consider!! Especially Dominic! I found him such a tragic and yet very layered and versatile character.

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 About the Author 

USA Today Bestselling author Natasha Knight writes dark romance as well as spanking romance in a variety of genres including contemporary, paranormal, post-apocalyptic, science-fiction and fantasy. She is a #1 Amazon Bestseller in multiple categories forever searching in every story for that single most important element of love. All of her stories contain at least one kinky Alpha male, lots of dirty talk and a well deserved happily ever after. 

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