Publisher: Penn Publishing
Genre: New Adult Romance
Izzie Rinaldi has everything going for her. All she has to do is make it through her senior year of college, and then she’ll be off to law school, one step closer to assuming her position at the head of her family’s empire. After a chance encounter with the campus bad boy, Izzie can’t get him out of her head.
Luca Marchese, the smooth-talking son of the most notorious man in Philadelphia, is used to getting what he wants. He hasn’t forgotten the girl he knew as a child, and now that he has Izzie’s attention, Luca will stop at nothing to have her.
Luca’s defiance of the law turns Izzie on more than she cares to admit. She wants Luca to corrupt her in every way possible, despite his reputation as the king of one-night stands. Their attraction is undeniable, but their desire for one another isn’t enough for Izzie to overlook visits from federal agents and the potential ruin of her family.
Linked to Luca and a criminal underworld, Izzie discovers she’s more like him than she thought. But a future with Luca could mean swapping her diamond bracelets for a pair of handcuffs.
Welcome to my second stop on the blog tour for Corrupt Me. If you missed my first one, you can find it here. I’m so excited to share my thoughts today.
I have to start by talking about the characters here, as much as I loved the plot they were my favorite aspect. Izzie is such a bad ass, I want to be her. Yes, she’s gorgeous but that’s not why I envy her, she’s also strong, confident, bold and she doesn’t take shit from anyone. She may be young but she doesn’t scare easily and her loyalty is admirable. If Izzie loves you, she considers you family and she will do anything to protect the ones she loves. At first glance Luca seems like a typical fraternity douche bag. Thank god there is more to him than meets the eye, though by Quinn’s descriptions he’s pretty easy on the eyes. Despite being the son of Philly’s mob boss he has a sweet and tender side that made me melt.
Izzie and Luca together were adorable and sexy. I loved that she wasn’t easily swayed by his charms, he’s used to women falling at his feet so to see him struggle was endearing and cute. Their chemistry is HOT, you can feel the electricity in the air and when they finally hook up, it’s beyond sexy and spicy.
Besides the two captivating main characters, I loved some others as well, especially Luca’s mom. She’s a typical Italian mother, but she was so sweet with both Luca and Izzie that I found myself wanting an invite to one of her famous Sunday dinners. Izzie’s best friend Silvia was also so much fun, everyone needs a friend like her.
While the plot is heavily centered around
Izzie and Luca’s love story, I loved all the mafia stuff going on as well. The danger, the FBI involvement, the gambling, is all exciting and added some awesome suspense to the story. As a fan of well wrapped up ending, I totally appreciated the epilogue which answered all of my pending questions and even surprised me as well. I just have one question for Jill, when is book two?!
Overall rating: 4.5/5
Thanks to the author for my signed copy, I’ll treasure it always.
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