Monday, January 14, 2013

Start Crossed 18+

The following review is for 18+ readers.
Star Crossed (Battered Hearts, #2)
5 of 5 stars false 
 Heavyweight MMA fighter, Romeo Wellings comes from the hard streets of New York where his family ties to the mafia cause him nothing but pain. His life takes a surprising detour when he crosses paths with the twin sister of his long time enemy. After a steamy one-night stand, he faces the fight of his life, but it’s not in the cage. The secret relationship that blooms between Romeo and his real life Juliet has him battling his family and a dark past rather than let her go. 

The only lawyer in her hometown of Garnet, Jules Conner is also a volunteer Sheriff’s deputy and co-owner of a successful MMA training center. Strong and dependable, Jules is always there for those who need her. Until one forbidden night in Las Vegas with Romeo leaves her feeling so alive she can’t stop reaching out to the sexy, bad boy of MMA, even knowing the forbidden love affair could jeopardize everything.

As the tide rises against them and the people they love work at keeping them apart, Romeo and Jules hold onto a dream for a better life together and vow to go down fighting rather than accept a tragic ending.


This is the second book of Kele Moon's Battered Hearts Series.
I really enjoyed the first book with all It's sweet sugary goodness, but let me tell you it truly pales in comparison to this modern day Romeo and Juliet tale.
Romeo is a wonderful man, and outsider , considered apart of the wrong family. Having to practically raise his half brothers who just so happen to have the father from hell, son of a New York Mafia head. He has done what he could to keep his brothers safe, and I just loved him for it. I have to admit that I loved Nova more, something about Mafia boys, there is a reason that Michael Corleone is one of my favorite book hero's ever!! But that is another tragic tale. Tino was adorable and I really hope those two boys get their own books.
I did truly love this tale, the two opposing families, Mafia vs the law, how Romeo and Juliet just couldn't seem to stop falling in love anyway.
The sexy steaminess of it all, I said it in my updates but I will say it again, I don't think I have ever been turned on with the idea phone sex, but this book surely did it for me, whoooeeeee! Romeo's and Juliets sex talk was awesome and amusing. Loved the scene with the big boy condoms, that made me laugh out loud, all in all I just wanted to lick Romeo all over and maybe let him lick me too:-)
So I am now eagerly awaiting the next book in this series to be released because this series is awesome.
Also this is just what I was needing, like I said I love books with Mafia boys, family crime, but with a bit of romance thrown in there. That's what I thought I was getting when I started 12 Rounds just recently. But that book just finished when the going was getting good, so this one filled the void really well and since it's still a while before I can get my hands on Ren and Ali's story from KA it will have to hold me over, and I think it will:-)

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