Bennett Mafia by Tijan is live !!! Check out this awesome book, read my arc review and an excerpt !!
There were always whispers about my roommate at Hillcrest Academy.
The wealthiest of the wealthy sent their kids to our boarding school, and Brooke Bennett had been at the top, though I never quite knew why. She was fun and outgoing, but she kept quiet about her family. The only things she showed me were photographs of her brothers.
I became fascinated with her second-oldest brother. Kai Bennett.
He was the most of them all. Smoldering. Hypnotic. Alluring.
Kai had eyes that pulled me in and a face that haunted my dreams.
Then I met him.
He came to our school with their father, and that’s when I learned what kind of family Brooke came from. They were mafia, and Brooke’s oldest brother was dead. Her father said accident, but Brooke said murder.
Three months later, her father died, and Kai became the head of the Bennett Family. Brooke left Hillcrest for good, and that was the last time I saw her.
Fourteen years later, I’m staring at her face on the television. Brooke is missing.
Two days later, Kai Bennett kidnaps me.
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I fell in love with Tijan’s writing, when I first read (I’ve done many re-reads) the “Fallen Crest High” series. I also have a major weakness for “made” men, so I figured this book would be perfect for me.
This story starts out with Riley becoming best friends with Brooke Bennett, at boarding school. Riley doesn’t know very much about her new friend, but she does know that Brooke has a lot of brothers and her family seems to be a very “big deal“. She is especially interested in the picture Brooke has of Kai, the second oldest brother…
Bit by bit, we get fed tiny bits of information and things started to become clear to me (and to Riley) as to who the “Bennett” family really is. There were still lot’s of questions left open though…
When people within the Bennett family start dying, Riley is pulled out of school by her brother Kai… It’s the end of a lovely friendship…
Now years later, mafia princess Brooke has gone missing and Kai and his brothers have kidnapped Riley, because they are sure she has the answers to some very important questions.
Riley is not some whiny desperate heroine…she knows how to take care of herself, but even she has to admit defeat. What’s worse though, is dealing with the attraction she feels towards Kai. She has always had a bit of a thing for him and turns out that she is not the only one feeling the sparks between them…
I really enjoyed this one. Riley was a strong heroine and Kai was deliciously dark and broody. The storyline was also very interesting. That said, I did get a bit confused at the beginning about what was going on, the time jumps had me scratching my head a bit as to what was happening. Thankfully it didn’t take me too long to figure things out, but still….the confusion was real.
If you’re a mafia fan like me and love your heroines strong and feisty and your heroes a bit dark, you should definitely check this one out.