Book Review: Hold You Against Me by Skye Warren

May 31, 2016

         Hold You Against Me by Skye Warren

Once upon a time the daughter of a mafia king fell in love with a foot soldier.

This fairy tale didn’t have a happy ending.

My sister and I barely managed to escape alive, and we’ve lived in relative hiding ever since. I’m safe now, but I can never forget the boy who gave his life to save mine.

Except there’s a chance that he’s still alive. And he’s fighting a war.

Even knowing the risks, I have to find him. I have to find some way to protect him, the way he protected me. But he isn’t the boy I left behind. He’s a violent man. A criminal. And he’s been waiting for me—the final pawn in a dark game of survival and love.


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" The family changes people. We may not newborn evil, but we turn that way if we stay". 
Well I can definetely say the Mafia does know how to deliver one hell of a action packed drama when it comes to being in "The Family" and blood or not, you will never forget the tale of Giovanni and Clara. These two had a story long in the making and I'm glad I got to witness all the ups and downs of their journey to finding each other again.

Being the young daughter of one of the most feared Mobsters, it hasn't always been an easy feat for Clara. Non stop Security, always having to be prim and proper to maintain appearences, has essentially become the norm for her but that life has been long gone for the past eight years since she escaped with her older sister. Living the life that her sister has always wanted for them, Clara is now a twenty-three year old happy Art student. Even though she's happy with her new found life, there has always been one thing that she's been missing and eight years haven't made a difference in her grief. Giovanni was the love of her life and when you love someone like that, how can you possibly move on? But life as she knows it is about to change drastically and the former fantasy of having that love come back is making her rethink those feelings.

Dark and consuming is what Giovanni has now become. He wasn't always that way but when you're life no longer becomes your own and you literally come close to death, it eventually changes you. Good vs.Evil is what they say but when you turn to the dark side, evil becomes your mantra. Giovanni is on a mission to get back the woman he's once lost and come hell or highwater, he's getting her back. 

"The soldier or the boy. The monster or the lover. Which one is he? " 

This was a very enjoyable read for me. The mob,the underlying that something dangerous is right around the corner mix in with a dash of suspense was the perfect recipe for a mafia story. I loved Giovanni and Clara's interaction with each other and even though they were seperated for years, that passion and closeness was still there. If you like a little bit of darkness in your reads, then this really is the book for you.

Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dark romance such as Wanderlust and Prisoner. Praised as a “true mistress of dark erotica”, her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, four dogs, and one evil cat.



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