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Her teen crush is now a ruthless killer and powerful mafia heir. Will one life-altering night unite or destroy them? Bennett Mazzone grew up ignorant of the truth: he is the illegitimate son of the most powerful mafia boss in New York. Until it suited his father to drag him into a world where power, wealth, violence, and cruelty are the only currency. Celebrating her twenty Her teen crush is now a ruthless killer and powerful mafia heir. Will one life-altering night unite or destroy them? Bennett Mazzone grew up ignorant of the truth: he is the illegitimate son of the most powerful mafia boss in New York. Until it suited his father to drag him into a world where power, wealth, violence, and cruelty are the only currency. Celebrating her twenty-first birthday in Sin City should be fun for Sierra Lawson, but events take a deadly turn when she ends up in a private club, surrounded by dangerous men who always get what they want. And they want her. Ben can’t believe his ex’s little sister is all grown up, stunningly beautiful, and close to being devoured by some of the most ruthless men he has ever known. The Vegas trip is about strengthening ties, but he won’t allow his associates to ruin her perfection. Although it comes at a high price, saving Sierra is his only choice. The memory of Ben’s hands on her body is seared into Sierra’s flesh for eternity. She doesn’t regret that night. Not even when she discovers the guy she was crushing on as a teenager is a cold, calculating killer with dark impulses and lethal enemies who want him dead. Understanding the risks, she walks away from the only man she will ever love, stowing her secrets securely in her heart. Until the truth becomes leverage and Sierra is drawn into a bloody war—a pawn in a vicious game she doesn’t want to play. As the web of deceit is finally revealed, Ben will stop at nothing to protect Sierra. Even if loving her makes him weak. In a world where women serve a sole purpose, and alliances mean the difference between life and death, can he fight for love and win? A STAND-ALONE DARK MAFIA ROMANCE.


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Her teen crush is now a ruthless killer and powerful mafia heir. Will one life-altering night unite or destroy them? Bennett Mazzone grew up ignorant of the truth: he is the illegitimate son of the most powerful mafia boss in New York. Until it suited his father to drag him into a world where power, wealth, violence, and cruelty are the only currency. Celebrating her twenty Her teen crush is now a ruthless killer and powerful mafia heir. Will one life-altering night unite or destroy them? Bennett Mazzone grew up ignorant of the truth: he is the illegitimate son of the most powerful mafia boss in New York. Until it suited his father to drag him into a world where power, wealth, violence, and cruelty are the only currency. Celebrating her twenty-first birthday in Sin City should be fun for Sierra Lawson, but events take a deadly turn when she ends up in a private club, surrounded by dangerous men who always get what they want. And they want her. Ben can’t believe his ex’s little sister is all grown up, stunningly beautiful, and close to being devoured by some of the most ruthless men he has ever known. The Vegas trip is about strengthening ties, but he won’t allow his associates to ruin her perfection. Although it comes at a high price, saving Sierra is his only choice. The memory of Ben’s hands on her body is seared into Sierra’s flesh for eternity. She doesn’t regret that night. Not even when she discovers the guy she was crushing on as a teenager is a cold, calculating killer with dark impulses and lethal enemies who want him dead. Understanding the risks, she walks away from the only man she will ever love, stowing her secrets securely in her heart. Until the truth becomes leverage and Sierra is drawn into a bloody war—a pawn in a vicious game she doesn’t want to play. As the web of deceit is finally revealed, Ben will stop at nothing to protect Sierra. Even if loving her makes him weak. In a world where women serve a sole purpose, and alliances mean the difference between life and death, can he fight for love and win? A STAND-ALONE DARK MAFIA ROMANCE.

30 review for Condemned to Love

  1. 4 out of 5

    Ꮗ€♫◗☿ ❤️ ilikebooksbest.com ❤️

    Top notch Mafia romance! The following ratings are out of 5: Romance: ❤️💙💜💛💚 Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥 Story/Plot: 📕📗📘📙📗 World building: 🌎🌏🌍🌎🌏 Character development: 👤👤👤👤👤 The setting: Las Vegas, Chicago, New York The Hero(s): Bennett Carver Mazzone - Bennett Carver grew up as the only son of a drug addict and was dragged out of Chicago by his Mobster father Anthony Mazzone when his half brother was gunned down in New York. He is heir to the throne of the Mazzone famiglia and has big plans for the future of the Top notch Mafia romance! The following ratings are out of 5: Romance: ❤️💙💜💛💚 Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥 Story/Plot: 📕📗📘📙📗 World building: 🌎🌏🌍🌎🌏 Character development: 👤👤👤👤👤 The setting: Las Vegas, Chicago, New York The Hero(s): Bennett Carver Mazzone - Bennett Carver grew up as the only son of a drug addict and was dragged out of Chicago by his Mobster father Anthony Mazzone when his half brother was gunned down in New York. He is heir to the throne of the Mazzone famiglia and has big plans for the future of the Italian mafia. The heroine: Sierra Lawson - youngest daughter to the CEO of Lawson Pharmaceuticals. Sierra was treated badly by her father since her birth was an accident and her sister Saskia was the favored daughter, who also never had a kind thing to say to Sierra. The Love Story: Ben knew Sierra when she was thirteen and he dated her sister Saskia. He doted on young Sierra. She met him again on her twenty first birthday when her and her friends were partying in Las Vegas. Sierra got into a bit of trouble with some dangerous men and Ben helped her out of it. I loved the story and Siobhan Davis is great at writing dark romance with an exciting storyline. The character building was terrific and I loved that this book was a standalone. It was long enough to tell the entire story and tell it very well. I couldn’t put it down. There are a bunch of secrets and lies and dangerous situations. I just love it how authors can make so many seemingly unconnected events mesh together into a fantastic story. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Blog|Goodreads|Facebook|Instagram|Twitter|BookBub

  2. 4 out of 5

    Siobhan Davis

    A new stand-alone dark mafia romance. AVAILABLE NOW. Download: US➡️ https://amzn.to/39d8nDo UK➡️ http://amzn.to/3a0SmQ3 AU➡️ http://amzn.to/3iFRZOF CA➡️ http://amzn.to/2Nuw55A Universal➡️ https://smarturl.it/CondemnedToLove Read a sample (Prologue and Chapters 1 - 3): http://bit.ly/3irUOD0 Watch the trailer: https://smarturl.it/CondemnedToLoveTR A new stand-alone dark mafia romance. AVAILABLE NOW. Download: US➡️ https://amzn.to/39d8nDo UK➡️ http://amzn.to/3a0SmQ3 AU➡️ http://amzn.to/3iFRZOF CA➡️ http://amzn.to/2Nuw55A Universal➡️ https://smarturl.it/CondemnedToLove Read a sample (Prologue and Chapters 1 - 3): http://bit.ly/3irUOD0 Watch the trailer: https://smarturl.it/CondemnedToLoveTR

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jam

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Sometimes I'm a nice person and don't rate books I DNF, but this book is so fuckin gross I'm choosing to be mean and give it 1 star. Some people can get past the following: - awkward writing (it's subjective so I'll give it a pass) - A heroine who refuses to trust her instincts and lets herself become TSTL - A girl who under threat of vicious rape, decides oh man yknow what, my crush is offering to fuck me so I don't get raped... while this is not ideal, let's make the best out of a bad situatio Sometimes I'm a nice person and don't rate books I DNF, but this book is so fuckin gross I'm choosing to be mean and give it 1 star. Some people can get past the following: - awkward writing (it's subjective so I'll give it a pass) - A heroine who refuses to trust her instincts and lets herself become TSTL - A girl who under threat of vicious rape, decides oh man yknow what, my crush is offering to fuck me so I don't get raped... while this is not ideal, let's make the best out of a bad situation and have a great time. Who cares if all my would-be rapists are watching! Also after we're done here let's go for an all night fuckfest at his hotel! And y'know what's a great idea to cap off this perfect night? Anal!!! - Girl then wakes up in the morning and is like ooooo hello lover ;) and he's like fuck off hoe in a really cruel way - Then my favourite trope of all time!!! Surprise pregnancy!!!! (I wish shit like this was disclosed in the summary so I could avoid this nonsense) - Girl follows the obviously very dangerous baby daddy to a fuckin warehouse, is sketched out but is like the truth is more important than this very scary situation! Must find him so we can kiss over this baby news! - Luckily she sees a dude being tortured and comes to her senses and dips outta there - When homeboy finds out he a) breaks into her house, scares the shit outta her b) strangles her c) just generally treats her like shit d) acts like it's nbd that he tortures people, it's way more important that she kept his kid from him! how fuckin dare she right? - He then decides to check her out and continues to be disrespectful - Then decides that she and the kid are moving to New York with him because damnit he's been denied his child! that shit won't stand any longer!!! As I said, some people can get past this shit. However, I can.not. I know some of y'all get off on heroes being vicious and fucking mean to heroines, but degradation, humiliation and abuse (verbal and physical) ain't my kink. Honestly this reminded me of a poorly written version of some Darkest Temptation shit, and we all know how well that went for me.......

  4. 4 out of 5

    ❥ KAT ❥ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books

    Excited to see what she can do with a Mafia story!!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Dora Koutsoukou

    4,5 ❤️❤️❤️❤️⚡️💥⚡️🌟🌟🌟🌟s❣️❗️❣️❗️ A very intriguing and intense mafia romance read! Ben and Sierra were strong and feisty characters, perfect for each other, their connection was potent, their chemistry was explosive, and their journey was angsty, steamy and suspenseful. Very well written and developed, dual pov, it kept my interest throughout the story, it was full of twists, secrets, betrayals, deceits, revelations and love! I was excited when I found out that some of the characters from this story 4,5 ❤️❤️❤️❤️⚡️💥⚡️🌟🌟🌟🌟s❣️❗️❣️❗️ A very intriguing and intense mafia romance read! Ben and Sierra were strong and feisty characters, perfect for each other, their connection was potent, their chemistry was explosive, and their journey was angsty, steamy and suspenseful. Very well written and developed, dual pov, it kept my interest throughout the story, it was full of twists, secrets, betrayals, deceits, revelations and love! I was excited when I found out that some of the characters from this story will get their own books!!! Buddy read with Anna Valsa and Tzelina ❤️📖❤️

  6. 5 out of 5

    Crystal Bell

    Condemned To Love is a full-length Standalone in dual POV with several tropes I wanted to love this book, however; it fell flat for me. I do like it, just not love. It stems from that I am very picky when it comes to mafia romance, especially Italian mafia. If you want to branch into mafia romance, start with this book. Sierra aka Firefly had a crush on Bennett at the age of thirteen when Ben was dating her sister. One day Bennett disappeared, and he has been pushed aside until 8 years later Condemned To Love is a full-length Standalone in dual POV with several tropes I wanted to love this book, however; it fell flat for me. I do like it, just not love. It stems from that I am very picky when it comes to mafia romance, especially Italian mafia. If you want to branch into mafia romance, start with this book. Sierra aka Firefly had a crush on Bennett at the age of thirteen when Ben was dating her sister. One day Bennett disappeared, and he has been pushed aside until 8 years later when he saves her from a potential nightmare in Vegas. After a night together he pushes her away, so she doesn't get involved in his world. Six years later, they reconnect under a particular situation. Sierra’s family has a ton of secrets, Ben is a typical possessive alpha male, also not your old school Italian Don. Sierra is stubborn and tries to embrace the mafia lifestyle. I give her credit, she is far from meek and wants to know everything. There are many twists, drama, and suspense. On my dark scale, it's a medium gray. Again I am picky when it comes to the Italian mafia, they are usually brutal. I expected more. Don't get me wrong there are some brutal parts, but some were glossed over. The steam scale is three out of five. We know they had a night in Vegas. But we don't read the details after they got to his hotel room. We learn some details throughout the book. Don't let this discourage you to read this book. It's still a good story.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Bibi

    A tstl heroine who purposely puts herself in a dangerous situation where she was raped and dehumanised, but eh, it's romantic cos the hero is hot. 🙄 A tstl heroine who purposely puts herself in a dangerous situation where she was raped and dehumanised, but eh, it's romantic cos the hero is hot. 🙄

  8. 5 out of 5

    ABookLover73

    FIVE CONDEMNED STARS for Sierra and Ben 💛🖤💛🖤!!! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 PHENOMENAL!!! MASTERPIECE!!! Siobhan surprised me once again with her writing skills, interesting characters, and a tense plot that made me read this book in one breath. This book is in many ways similar to her previous books, but again so different that it makes it so interesting to read. "Condemned to Love" is a mafia romance with age-gap, friends to enemies to lovers, second chance tropes, and the much more whose tense plot will keep you awake a FIVE CONDEMNED STARS for Sierra and Ben 💛🖤💛🖤!!! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 PHENOMENAL!!! MASTERPIECE!!! Siobhan surprised me once again with her writing skills, interesting characters, and a tense plot that made me read this book in one breath. This book is in many ways similar to her previous books, but again so different that it makes it so interesting to read. "Condemned to Love" is a mafia romance with age-gap, friends to enemies to lovers, second chance tropes, and the much more whose tense plot will keep you awake all night. Sierra is a female character who learned from an early age how to deal with constant bullying from her family members and because of that she has grown into a strong young woman who is independent and always ready to fight for herself and her future. My Ben... I mean, Sierra's Ben! Ben is a male character that you'll love from the beginning because of his friendship with Sierra. Although in some parts his behavior towards Sierra changes and it even becomes a bit cruel, that's actually an illusion which he creates to protect himself from the feelings he has for her. Because feelings and love make him vulnerable which he wants to avoid at all costs. Sierra and Ben's relationship was complicated from the beginning because of the different lives they lived and the secrets they hid from each other. But in the end, their love overcomes all barriers and proves to them how it makes them stronger rather than weak and vulnerable. If you're looking for a mafia romance and you also love Siobhan's writing style, then you MUST READ THIS BOOK next!!! Highly recommended!!! I voluntarily reviewed an advance complimentary copy of this book.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Carla Bulian

    This book pic my attention at the beginning. I didn’t want to finish this reading. It was so entertaining and well written, the scenes wow. I loved this book!

  10. 4 out of 5

    ♡tanaz♡

    I'll just be over here with my unpopular opinion on how trash this book was lmao... (Aren't we tired of these fake alpha males who are actually just controlling, borderline emotionally abusive, and overpower these weak-ass doormatty heroines who think some sassy one-liners make them strong?) I'll just be over here with my unpopular opinion on how trash this book was lmao... (Aren't we tired of these fake alpha males who are actually just controlling, borderline emotionally abusive, and overpower these weak-ass doormatty heroines who think some sassy one-liners make them strong?)

  11. 4 out of 5

    Ria | Abstract ♥ Books

    ALL MY REVIEWS CAN BE FOUND ON MY BLOG: ABSTRACT BOOKS Star Rating : 4.5 / 5 Stars POV : Dual Cliffhanger : None Hero : Ben. Hard and ruthless , he was a mafia Leader. Heroine : Seirra. She was the sweet girl who had a crush on Ben when she was younger but now has matured into an amazing and sassy woman who still feels something for the boy she fell in love with. Pace of the story : Moderate Angst Rating : 7/10 Heat Rating : 7/10 Triggers Involved : Kidnapping Plot Summary : Sierra Me ALL MY REVIEWS CAN BE FOUND ON MY BLOG: ABSTRACT BOOKS Star Rating : 4.5 / 5 Stars POV : Dual Cliffhanger : None Hero : Ben. Hard and ruthless , he was a mafia Leader. Heroine : Seirra. She was the sweet girl who had a crush on Ben when she was younger but now has matured into an amazing and sassy woman who still feels something for the boy she fell in love with. Pace of the story : Moderate Angst Rating : 7/10 Heat Rating : 7/10 Triggers Involved : Kidnapping Plot Summary : Sierra Met Ben when she was a teenager. He was the older boy who was her sister's boyfriend. The only person who actually understood her. She wanted him since but couldn't do anything since he belonged to her sister. That is until he disappeared without any trace. Soon she moved on with her life. Now years later , she finds herself in a very difficult situation and comes face to face with Ben. The boy she grew to love has now matured into a hard ruthless leader and apparently the only one who can save her. Old feelings start to resurface , but what they don't realise is that they both are mere pawns in a much bigger game. Overall Opinion : I absolutely loved this one!! I am a huge fan of this author and she has killed me numerous times with her amazing contemporary romances as well as the reverse harem ones , but he'll I wasn't prepared for her to slay me in the mafia genre too! She introduced me to this new world and now has me all addicted and salivating for my next fix! The book was simply phenomenal. I won't say it was very dark since I have read much darker books , but it was more like a contemporary mafia Romance with sprinkles of darkness in a few places! The book spanned over a large timeline and I was happy that the author made us read all the event's in such a thorough way , she didn't skip anything and I that was my favourite part of this book. It was one hell of a ride and i would definitely recommend this book to all the mafia Romance lovers out there!! I am addicted to this new maida world and I really hope that she gives us the next book soon! Final Verdict : Amazing as always! It wasn't a dark mafia Romance , more like a contemporary one with sprinkles of darkness in some places. The plot was phenomenal , I loved the plot twists! A must read for all the mafia Romance lovers out there! Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Bookbub | My Blog

  12. 5 out of 5

    Bookgasms Book Blog

    AHHHH!! Siobhan Davis just killed me with Condemned to Love!!! Bennett and Sierra were absolutely amazing!!! This book was incredible!! The passion and the tension was fantastic!! I am so obsessed with this couple and the sexy, angsty and thrilling world she created. I never wanted this story to end!! What an amazing amazing story!! Gah!! When you think of Mafia "antihero heroes" Bennett Mazzone should be at the top of your list!! He is edgy, dark and dangerous but so protective of Sierra. I love AHHHH!! Siobhan Davis just killed me with Condemned to Love!!! Bennett and Sierra were absolutely amazing!!! This book was incredible!! The passion and the tension was fantastic!! I am so obsessed with this couple and the sexy, angsty and thrilling world she created. I never wanted this story to end!! What an amazing amazing story!! Gah!! When you think of Mafia "antihero heroes" Bennett Mazzone should be at the top of your list!! He is edgy, dark and dangerous but so protective of Sierra. I loved him so much! Likewise, Sierra was truly pure and full of light and yet she had a backbone of steel!! I loved their banter and connection and felt their love and chemistry come off the pages!! Like all of Davis' stories, Condemned to Love was outstanding. It was an epic thrill ride that was full of surprises, twists and turns with a couple like no other. I loved this story so much and hope that this is not the last we see of them and this incredible new world! Bravo! 5 stars! ~Ratula 

  13. 4 out of 5

    TJ *Book Twins Reviews*

    I want my very own Ben!! Gah! Siobhan Davis has proven herself to be a truly versatile author. I’ve now read a contemporary romance, MM, and mafia romance from her and she continues to WOW! CTL is not only full of action, angst, and steam, but it’s meticulously constructed and so well written. I absolutely enjoyed every moment of this thrilling read. Looking forward to reading more about this cast of characters! Definitely recommend this book to mafia lovers or anyone who loves an alpha who love I want my very own Ben!! Gah! Siobhan Davis has proven herself to be a truly versatile author. I’ve now read a contemporary romance, MM, and mafia romance from her and she continues to WOW! CTL is not only full of action, angst, and steam, but it’s meticulously constructed and so well written. I absolutely enjoyed every moment of this thrilling read. Looking forward to reading more about this cast of characters! Definitely recommend this book to mafia lovers or anyone who loves an alpha who loves their woman more than life!! For more of my reviews: My Blog: Book Twins Reviews Facebook Blog Page Twitter Subscribe to Blog

  14. 4 out of 5

    NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books}

    ***5 "Now and forever!!!" stars*** #OUT NOW "I never thought I'd ever see him again. I never thought I'd need him to rescue me. And I certainly never thought I'd grow to fear him." I'm so impressed with this story!!! Something that you might don't know about me is that I'm a huge mafia romance lover and I'm chasing these kind os stories like a crazy woman, and with this book, Siobhan Davis had proven to me that she can do the mafia world as well as the rest of the genres that she has alread tr ***5 "Now and forever!!!" stars*** #OUT NOW "I never thought I'd ever see him again. I never thought I'd need him to rescue me. And I certainly never thought I'd grow to fear him." I'm so impressed with this story!!! Something that you might don't know about me is that I'm a huge mafia romance lover and I'm chasing these kind os stories like a crazy woman, and with this book, Siobhan Davis had proven to me that she can do the mafia world as well as the rest of the genres that she has alread tried and succeed!!! I'm literally obsessed and I can not wait to read more stories from Siobhan's new world!!! "Why do I have to crave a man who would sooner crush me than treat me with any kindness?" Bennett and Sierra were the perfect match I'm telling you!!! They had so many obstacles standing on their way from the very first moment, but what no one can question is the feelings that were brewing between them since Sierra was just a teenager... Sierra had a big crush on Ben when she was just 13 and he was 20 and her big sister's boyfriend... But he was always had a weakness toward the little girl with hearts on her eyes!!! And I'm not meaning it in a pervent way!!! Then overnight everything changed and Ben just vanished from both sisters's lives!!! "I've got to stop nurturing stupid fantasies when it comes to that man. He has never been mine, and he never will be, and that's a good thing, right?" Eight years later, in a fun trip on Vegas, Sierra is getting in a very dangerous situation out of stupidity of one of her best friends... Thankfully for her, Bennett Mazzone is present and he is getting her out of this situation, but none of them are getting unscatched of this development... Sierra's hopes are rising, but Ben is shutting them down very quickly and abrupt... But then Sierra's life is taking an unexpected turn and when she is realizing that Ben is not the man she thought he were, she is deciding to stay clear from him, once and for all!!! "I hate him. He's a predator of the worst kind." "I can't let Sierra distract me. Not now, not ever." Six years later, both Ben and Sierra have their own lives... Ben is getting more and more powerful each day and he is about to become the head of the New York's Famiglia. Sierra had been freed from her father's shackles and she is leading a life away from danger while she is treasuring the most important thing in her life with all of her powers... These two moved on, but they never forgot each other and they are about to meet again... This time for good and under different circumstances!!! Their lives are bound for ever, but could they make it after all??? Can Sierra enter a dangerous world in order to be with Ben??? Will Ben allow to himself to have a weakness that his enemies can step upon it??? "My feelings for Ben are a clusterfuck of epic proportions." "Love is off the table. I don't have time for it, and I can't afford the distraction." I Loved this story so much!!! I loved every aspect of the book!!! I loved all the mystery, the secrets, the lies, the hard decisions.... I loved the romance between our two main characters... And of course, I loved many other secondary characters that I would love to read more about them someday... "Dangerous men always have dangerous enemies. If anyone found out, they could use you against him." Ben was a dreamy man!!! I can totally understand Sierra's thirteen year's old self!!! Yep, he was ruthless on his line of work, but with Sierra and the ones that he loved was so thoughtful, caring and giving... He was a protector and he could do anything for his family and that was admirable!!! I loved Sierra. I loved how different she were!!! I loved that she was feisty and courageous... I loved that she was kind os badass when the time was needed. I believe that Ben underestimated her power in the beginning, but then he appreciated it and embraced this feeling inside of him. A feeling that Sierra had felt from the very first moment... These two were so perfect together!!! "I hate the power Ben has over me. I hate I'm the one granting him that power." "Sierra is dangerous for my sanity. She has infected my brain and infiltrated my body and every day is a battle to stay away from her." I love Siobhan Davis's stories!!! She is getting under my skin every single time, but I'm claiming "Condemned To Love" as my most favorite story of hers!!! Told you already, I'm a huge mafia slut!!! What can I say??? Now, please, please, Siobhan!!! Just give me Natalia & Leo and Alessandro & Serena!!! I need more of this bunch's adventures!!! Thank you Siobhan for another amazing ride!!! "Fate has altered, and our axis has tilted. Whether is for the better or not is yet to be determined, but we both know there is no going back." **I received and ARC for the exchange of an honest review**

  15. 4 out of 5

    Introverted Reader

    This book was fire 🔥 it’s definitely one of my favorite reads this year. Siobhan just always brings her A game and just delivers yummy goodness on a silver platter. I was not expecting to see some of the tropes that we saw in here but I was here for it! Ben and Sierra had some pretty intense chemistry even before they got together. Ben was hot and an Alpha man. He was equal parts jealous/ possessive and the sex scenes were hot!!! I loved that Sierra was strong in her own right and didn’t let peo This book was fire 🔥 it’s definitely one of my favorite reads this year. Siobhan just always brings her A game and just delivers yummy goodness on a silver platter. I was not expecting to see some of the tropes that we saw in here but I was here for it! Ben and Sierra had some pretty intense chemistry even before they got together. Ben was hot and an Alpha man. He was equal parts jealous/ possessive and the sex scenes were hot!!! I loved that Sierra was strong in her own right and didn’t let people walk all over her. She was a perfect match for Ben. I’m definitely eager to read more of this world and was intrigued with some of the side characters and what their stories may be. This story was written really well, I could not put it down. It sucks you in from page one. So if you’re looking for dark mafia romance then this book is for you. Do not sleep on it! Pick it up and go along for the ride! You will not regret it. * I am voluntarily reviewing an advance copy of this book.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Sophie Lark

    There’s a reason Siobhan Davis is at the tippy-top of romance: she never fails to deliver. Condemned to Love is no exception! It was action-packed, full of surprises and reveals, and most importantly, sexy steamy romance. I really appreciated how real her mafia characters felt. They weren’t good dudes pretending to be criminals - they did some bad stuff. But you loved the hero Bennett Mazzone anyway. That sense of menace really spiced up the suspenseful scenes, particularly when heroine Sierra Laws There’s a reason Siobhan Davis is at the tippy-top of romance: she never fails to deliver. Condemned to Love is no exception! It was action-packed, full of surprises and reveals, and most importantly, sexy steamy romance. I really appreciated how real her mafia characters felt. They weren’t good dudes pretending to be criminals - they did some bad stuff. But you loved the hero Bennett Mazzone anyway. That sense of menace really spiced up the suspenseful scenes, particularly when heroine Sierra Lawson is taken down to the basement of a Vegas club by some truly nasty gangsters. I also have a soft spot for love stories that span a long time horizon - Siobhan handled the time jumps well, making the story feel epic in scale, with plenty of room for the characters to change and grow. Five stars! Loved it!!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Alley Ciz

    Siobhan Davis never disappoints with the way she can weave a story that how you anticipating the plot twist to where you can't turn pages fast enough. I loved this slightly different take to an arrange marriage mafia trope. This book will hook you from page one and make you fall in love. Siobhan Davis never disappoints with the way she can weave a story that how you anticipating the plot twist to where you can't turn pages fast enough. I loved this slightly different take to an arrange marriage mafia trope. This book will hook you from page one and make you fall in love.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Kate

    Short summary: Where is bleach where you need it? Longer summary: . . .nope, still looking for bleach. Despite the fact that mafia romance is the ultimate hit&miss for me, I was excited for this book. Maybe I should've gathered that it wouldn't be my cup of tea from the summary but ironically, it was the summary that made me so excited in the first place. I'm not exactly sure what kept me powering through many, m a n y pages of this story. Be it morbid curiosity or some kind of stubborn hope that Short summary: Where is bleach where you need it? Longer summary: . . .nope, still looking for bleach. Despite the fact that mafia romance is the ultimate hit&miss for me, I was excited for this book. Maybe I should've gathered that it wouldn't be my cup of tea from the summary but ironically, it was the summary that made me so excited in the first place. I'm not exactly sure what kept me powering through many, m a n y pages of this story. Be it morbid curiosity or some kind of stubborn hope that it'd get better (narrator's voice: it did not, in fact, get better), the fact remains that due to some parts of the plot, I simply wasn't able to enjoy it. The general messiness and bad pacing (as in, the sheer length of this! I could've cut this book in half and it would've served the story better) weren't the deal-breakers for me here, although they certainly did not help. But THESE were total deal-breakers:(view spoiler)[ ✘ the way Sierra is almost gang raped by a vicious mafioso in his den, she sees Ben in the company of those same brutal men, has sex with Ben under duress as they watch through cameras and then THAT turns into a night-long sex marathon with Ben for her 🤬🤬🤬 I don't even want to touch upon the trauma this would cause vs. the probability of an almost-victim of sexual assault subsequently eagerly engaging in something like this right after (everybody reacts differently to trauma so I guess there could be one person out of 10 000 to react like this). It's the reckless romanticization of the situation that does me in. How Sierra goes from sheer horror to "oh look, here's Ben among all these violent men with guns and he's HAWT, I WAnnA dO hIM". How Ben is made to look like a hero and her saviour and a decent human being. It'd be hard to make me forget all that and enjoy this book but I was still interested enough to give it a chance and then - ✘ Sierra does LITERALLY ONE rational, smart thing in this story and that's deciding not to tell Ben that she's pregnant (which only happens because she recklessly follows him into some criminal den where she watches as he tortures someone, slashes their guts open and cuts off a few limbs/appendages). In one act of admirable wisdom, she surmises that perhaps Ben is not the best candidate for baby daddy and it's best to, you know, stay the hell away from him. After Ben inevitably finds out, he is so enraged by this rational decision that he breaks into Sierra's home at night, scares the living lights out of her and then almost strangles her (I believe he says/thinks "I could fucking kill her right now", the sweet charmer that he is). That, similarly to almost getting raped, seems to bear no impact on Sierra. She continues to lust and pine after Ben to her heart's content, only now with a side of temporary hatred. ✘ After that, Ben continues to verbally abuse her, threaten and blackmail her into doing exactly his bidding, while simultaneously maintaining his shocked outrage that Sierra dared to deem him inappropriate father material. (naturally, later on he sees the error of his ways and graciously tells Sierra that he understands and doesn't hold it against her any longer - his treatment of Sierra also improves somewhat as he's so In Luv now but like...the damage has been done, buddy, go choke) I guess the only saving grace here (to an extent) is the fact that Sierra doesn't really put up with his behaviour, as in, there are a couple of times when she demands to be treated with respect - that's about it, though *sigh* ✘ Evil Sister vs. Good Sister crap - are there literally no other, actually interesting, tropes out there? It was SO annoying, not to mention gross, the way Sierra was written as this amazing, NATURALLY AND EFFORTLESSLY beautiful woman, full of light, warmth and kindness and then her older sister (who used to date Ben when Sierra was 13) Saskia just HAD TO be the evil b*tch from hell. Of course, she also had to be: delusional, "batshit crazy", jealous of everything re: Sierra, always dressed in revealing tasteless clothes (read: slutty and cheap) and covered in tons of make-up with body altered by numerous plastic surgeries. That was in direct opposition to the always tastefully and yet seductively (but in a totally CLASSY way, please don't forget that!) dressed Sierra whose natural beauty doesn't require much make-up, because she's a special snowflake like that. This is gross on so many levels, I just can't. These read more like caricatures, not characters, written with caricature of writing, not actual writing. On a similar note, other women interested in Ben were also written as embarrassing, slutty and just inferior to sweet, loving, naturally beautiful Sierra. So grossly transparent and also just gross. ✘ While Ben started treating Sierra as a human being at some point, he did commit another heinous sin later on - putting Sierra and her son in the same house as her would-be rapist. Then he dared to be IRRITATED when she didn't get over him not even telling her about it soon enough. ✘ It was also rich of him to act enraged whenever anyone dared to touch/hurt Sienna. Kind of like..."No one has a right to hurt her!...BUT ME" ✘ Ben is a good man, because he's against human trafficking and fighting against it is a cause "close to his heart". It's so close to his heart that although New York mafia doesn't deal in it, he has no qualms maintaining alliances and relationship with Chicago branch that does deal in human trafficking. But come on, he's a GOOD GUY because He Said Things! Bare minimum accomplished! *rolls eyes* There was probably more, but these stood out to me as the worst of the worst. There were some aspects I did enjoy (like Sierra's father being the mysterious don, that was a nice plot twist), but overall... Trigger warning: sexual assault, rape (mentions, threats + main character is almost raped), dubious consent, violence, blackmail, kidnapping, domestic abuse (mentions), verbal and physical abuse P.S. Disclaimer: everyone has a right to their own opinion and voicing their own opinion yada, yada, yada BUT Some of you are really afraid of not receiving ARCs anymore and it shows. (hide spoiler)]

  19. 5 out of 5

    The Romantic Rush Blog

    Mafia romance has always been my favorite sub-genre, so pair that with one of my favorite authors of all time and Condemned to Love is literally a dream- I’ve been dying for Siobhan to take a crack at mafia, and she does not disappoint! This is everything I want in a mafia romance! Sexy, dangerous, intriguing, and wildly entertaining- Condemned to Love is the swooniest mafia romance I have ever read. Somehow both dark and sweet, gritty yet emotional, intimate yet action packed, I could not put t Mafia romance has always been my favorite sub-genre, so pair that with one of my favorite authors of all time and Condemned to Love is literally a dream- I’ve been dying for Siobhan to take a crack at mafia, and she does not disappoint! This is everything I want in a mafia romance! Sexy, dangerous, intriguing, and wildly entertaining- Condemned to Love is the swooniest mafia romance I have ever read. Somehow both dark and sweet, gritty yet emotional, intimate yet action packed, I could not put this story down! I am addicted to Ben and Sierra- I want to live in this mafia world forever. Like all Siobhan stories, this one is FULL of surprises, this story is action packed with tons of twists, danger, betrayal, and jaw dropping surprises, and I’m not going to give you a single hint! But these characters, I just LOVED them. Siobhan is one of my favorite heroine writers of all time- she brings such nuances and layers of strength to the women in her stories, and Sierra is one of my favorites she’s written. She’s everything I want in a mafia leading lady- she’s tender, empathetic, sweet, exuding a charming vulnerability and open heartedness. She’s the “light” of the story- but she is far from weak. There’s a solid tenacity that underscores her light- this is a woman who won’t compromise on her beliefs, and who refuses to be walked over- she has steel when she needs it, and softness when she doesn’t. I love her contrasts, and I loved her open heart. But BEN- oh Ben. He’s the swooniest mafia man I’ve ever read. I love how Siobhan constructs him- she lets him have the framings of a mafia boss- the darkness, the possessive alpha dominance, the capacity to do deplorable things- but this doesn’t define him as a character. Because Ben is still a hero-in really nuanced and interesting ways that contrast with the trope standard. AND HE IS SO DREAMY. Sexy, dark, and dangerous- just enough edge to keep us on our toes. But Siohan gives him nuance, makes him more defined than just a “mafia boss” archetype. He’s also incredibly self-aware emotionally, progressive in his leadership, and he loves with a charming romantic streak that has me sighing with delight. Unlike other mafia heroes who lack the capacity to love, Ben has it in spades- he just chooses to repress it, out of stoic responsibility and a grounded understanding of the perils of his life. But his firefly, the sweet little Sierra, arouses his protective instincts, thrusting a man capable of an epic love to confront fate. And when this man's full emotional range is unleashed- HOLD ON TO YOUR OVARIES! Total dark hero dreamboat. These two are So hot together-and Siobhan so smartly invests in their shared history so we really understand the emotional intimacy between them. They share a solid and enchanting connection that just cannot be severed- irregardless of time, adversity, or difference. They are magic together- there’s a dynamic pull between them that I felt jump off the page, and it is just SO romantic. And so well matched. Sierra just wants to be SEEN, to have a love that is healthy, that is pure- and what irony that she finds herself loving a man who once belonged to another and now has erased love as a possibility. Her capacity to love wholly, nonjudgmentally and unconditionally, makes her the perfect match for our mafia man, Ben- a man who has always seen her for the beautiful creature she is, and a man who makes sacrifices for her in ways no one else will, just when she needs it. AND THEY ARE HOT- sexy, but also really tender and sweet in places. I could not get enough of them and this world- and there are some secondary characters that are just begging to have their own stories- I just want Siobhan to dwell in this mafia world forever. This story seems to be written with so much thoughtful care- a carefully architected and well paced plot that twisted and turned and had me hanging on the edge of my seat, interesting and unexpected characters whose emotional journeys captured my heart, and intentional, and clearly well researched, mafia world building that consumed and enchanted me. Siobhan Davis and mafia were a pairing clearly meant to be, and I, for one, am desperate for more! Condemned to Love was delicious and delightful romantic entertainment- more more more!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Tzelina

    4.5 🌟 I loved it 💕💕 Buddy read with my girls 💜📖💜 Anna and Dora!!!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    Prepare to devour an absolute STANDOUT in dark mafia romance! This couple. This world. This is Siobhan Davis at her FINEST, buckle in for an UNFORGETTABLE ride! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 BETA READ – full review to come closer to release date! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟+ I am an absolute sucker for dark mafia romance so as soon as I found out Siobhan was venturing into this trope I was jumping with joy. I am so proud of her, she absolutely nailed it! If you’re looking for a love story which spans a decade, a slow burn filled with angst, he Prepare to devour an absolute STANDOUT in dark mafia romance! This couple. This world. This is Siobhan Davis at her FINEST, buckle in for an UNFORGETTABLE ride! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 BETA READ – full review to come closer to release date! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟+ I am an absolute sucker for dark mafia romance so as soon as I found out Siobhan was venturing into this trope I was jumping with joy. I am so proud of her, she absolutely nailed it! If you’re looking for a love story which spans a decade, a slow burn filled with angst, heart, chemistry, excitement, surprises, emotion, betrayal, violence and steam then this is the book for you! 🔥 Bennett Mazzone (Ben #swoon) and Sierra Lawson will capture your heart and hold it until long after you’ve finished the epilogue. They are incredibly different individuals — she is gorgeous, kind, smart, hardworking, loving, and a beautiful sister to Serena. Just a genuine sweetheart (I loved when Ben called her sweetheart!). Whereas Ben is as complicated as he is compelling. Watching his mask slip and his distant persona unravel as he fully embraced his role in other characters’ lives was glorious! He had so much weight on his shoulders, but I’m glad he came to the realisations that he did — even if it took a damn long while. An intriguing and addicting cast of secondary characters seal the deal and make this story and easy 5+ star read 👌🏼

  22. 5 out of 5

    Keri Loves Books

    This is the mafia romance you have been craving!!! The way mafia romance is supposed to be...dark, twisted and deliciously sexy! The suspense and intrigue will keep you consumed, while the love story will fulfill your desire for a happily ever after. I loved this new world the author created. Bennett was the man Sierra crushed on at thirteen. You're not supposed to fall in love with your older sister's boyfriend, but Bennett won her over with his sweet and thoughtful ways. For him it was an innoc This is the mafia romance you have been craving!!! The way mafia romance is supposed to be...dark, twisted and deliciously sexy! The suspense and intrigue will keep you consumed, while the love story will fulfill your desire for a happily ever after. I loved this new world the author created. Bennett was the man Sierra crushed on at thirteen. You're not supposed to fall in love with your older sister's boyfriend, but Bennett won her over with his sweet and thoughtful ways. For him it was an innocent friendship, for her it was a love that wouldn't go away. And then he was gone. Vanished from her life. Now she's all grown up and one night of fun and debauchery turns into a potential nightmare until Bennett steps in. He was a blast from her past that she never expected to see again. A life changing night, but he's no longer the boy she remembered. He has become a ruthless man who takes what he wants and then discards it when he's done. One night was all he was willing to give. Fate had other plans. This is Bennett and Sierra's epic love story. Sierra's family has so many secrets and has kept her in the dark her entire life. It's time for the truth to come to light. Bennett will become her everything in this dark time and uncover the secrets that will tear her world apart. Embracing the darkness becomes her only option, because when the devil owns your heart you have no other choice. A complex tale that will keep you invested and will tear out your heart. The angst was real and I felt the pain. But the love they shared was overwhelmingly beautiful. Mafia life is ugly and dangerous and Sierra would need to embrace it. She is strong and her love unwavering. This woman was brave, even when her fear was taking over. She was the perfect woman to stand beside Bennett as he fulfills his legacy. This was only the beginning and I cannot wait for more.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Ashley Estep The Art of Reading

    There is nothing I love more than a good Mafia romance and Siobhan Davis just moved to one of the top places on my list. Not that this surprises me, I've never met a Siobhan Davis book I didn't like. Condemned to Love is dark, delicious, dangerous and steamy. Bennett and Sierra's story hooked me from the start. Davis had me turning page after page needing more and more. Bennett is the kind of hero I love, a jerk with a sweet side just for Sierra. Sierra was an the kind of heroine I love reading. There is nothing I love more than a good Mafia romance and Siobhan Davis just moved to one of the top places on my list. Not that this surprises me, I've never met a Siobhan Davis book I didn't like. Condemned to Love is dark, delicious, dangerous and steamy. Bennett and Sierra's story hooked me from the start. Davis had me turning page after page needing more and more. Bennett is the kind of hero I love, a jerk with a sweet side just for Sierra. Sierra was an the kind of heroine I love reading. Together these two were hot and steamy and I couldn't get enough of them. Their complicated mess of a relationship was just perfect. Real life is messy and hard and doesn't always go the way you want. I loved Condemned to Love. Siobhan Davis had everything I would expect from Mafia, murder, lies. steam. Add in the age gap and it's the perfect book. Davis has a way with words that just make everything so much better. I'm trying so hard to not give anything away while also telling you how much I loved this book. From start to finish CTL was everything that I hoped it would be and more. Bennett was amazing, Sierra was fantastic. The plot was perfect and brought together with Davis' normal amazing writing. Condemned to Love is an amazing, 5 star, must read for anyone!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Jenifer Briggs

    I love everything that this author writes, so when she announced that she was writing a new mafia romance, I could NOT wait to have this baby in my hands. And what a ride it is!! There is so much involved in this story: a passionate love, family secrets and betrayals that will have your jaw dropping, and so much action that I felt like I was watching this unfold in real time! Just when you think you have something figured out, BAM, Siobhan gives us yet another brilliant twist, and I just could n I love everything that this author writes, so when she announced that she was writing a new mafia romance, I could NOT wait to have this baby in my hands. And what a ride it is!! There is so much involved in this story: a passionate love, family secrets and betrayals that will have your jaw dropping, and so much action that I felt like I was watching this unfold in real time! Just when you think you have something figured out, BAM, Siobhan gives us yet another brilliant twist, and I just could not get enough!! I truly loved how Sierra is the perfect mafia queen: she truly is so good, so emotional and empathetic, but she's also a fucking WARRIOR. She's been through so much heartbreak in her young life, and all she wants is a pure, respectful love that sets her soul on fire, but thanks to the way her family is, she might not have that chance. Until she once again crosses paths with the one man she has always wanted -- and the one man who has always been forbidden. If Sierra is the mafia queen, then there's no mistaking that Ben is a motherfuckin king. He is utterly ruthless, and he tries so hard to deny what his heart wants.. Until he just can't anymore. Everything has changed and Ben is at the fight of his life to keep the woman he loves safe, while ensuring that all the corruption that's all around them comes crashing down in the most explosive of ways. I loved both the flashbacks and present day Ben, and even though they are anomalies of one another, you see every true facet of Ben's soul and how much he loves Sierra. He was always her protector, her champion, even when they were truly at odds with one another. Their relationship is so complicated, but it's E V E R Y T H I N G. There's not much I can say about the actual storyline since SO much happens and it's truly best to go in blind, but just know that this amazing author will immediately immerse you into this dangerous mafia world, and you'll never want back out. I can't wait for more books on this series!! **I received an ARC of this book and these are my honest opinions ** **And for all you safety readers out there: the forbidden aspect was that Ben used to be Sierra's older sisters boyfriend. But they never slept together! :)

  25. 5 out of 5

    Lilith Seven

    𝐑𝐄𝐕𝐈𝐄𝐖 𝐅𝐎𝐑 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐁𝐎𝐎𝐊: CONDEMNED TO LOVE. 𝐆𝐄𝐍𝐑𝐄: CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE. 𝐓𝐑𝐎𝐏𝐄: MAFIA ROMANCE... 𝐀𝐔𝐓𝐇𝐎𝐑:SIOBHAN DAVIS. 𝐓𝐘𝐏𝐄: STANDALONE. 𝐏𝐎𝐕:FIRST-PERSON:DUAL PROSPECTIVE. 𝐌𝐘 𝐑𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐆: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 𝐒𝐓𝐄𝐀𝐌 𝐋𝐄𝐕𝐄𝐋:🔥🔥🔥 𝐂𝐇𝐀𝐑𝐀𝐂𝐓𝐄𝐑 𝐃𝐄𝐕𝐄𝐋𝐎𝐏𝐌𝐄𝐍𝐓:🤠🤠🤠 𝐖𝐎𝐑𝐋𝐃 𝐁𝐔𝐈𝐋𝐃𝐈𝐍𝐆:🌏🌏🌏 𝐄𝐘𝐄-𝐂𝐀𝐓𝐂𝐇𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐁𝐎𝐎𝐊 𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐄𝐑:🦋🦋🦋 Ben and Sierra made a hell of a couple 🔥... Ben's character had a smooth transition from being a good boy to a Rithless Mafia Don. Author Davis has not left any detail out...the characters...the plot...the ruthlessness of the mafia w 𝐑𝐄𝐕𝐈𝐄𝐖 𝐅𝐎𝐑 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐁𝐎𝐎𝐊: CONDEMNED TO LOVE. 𝐆𝐄𝐍𝐑𝐄: CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE. 𝐓𝐑𝐎𝐏𝐄: MAFIA ROMANCE... 𝐀𝐔𝐓𝐇𝐎𝐑:SIOBHAN DAVIS. 𝐓𝐘𝐏𝐄: STANDALONE. 𝐏𝐎𝐕:FIRST-PERSON:DUAL PROSPECTIVE. 𝐌𝐘 𝐑𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐆: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 𝐒𝐓𝐄𝐀𝐌 𝐋𝐄𝐕𝐄𝐋:🔥🔥🔥 𝐂𝐇𝐀𝐑𝐀𝐂𝐓𝐄𝐑 𝐃𝐄𝐕𝐄𝐋𝐎𝐏𝐌𝐄𝐍𝐓:🤠🤠🤠 𝐖𝐎𝐑𝐋𝐃 𝐁𝐔𝐈𝐋𝐃𝐈𝐍𝐆:🌏🌏🌏 𝐄𝐘𝐄-𝐂𝐀𝐓𝐂𝐇𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐁𝐎𝐎𝐊 𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐄𝐑:🦋🦋🦋 Ben and Sierra made a hell of a couple 🔥... Ben's character had a smooth transition from being a good boy to a Rithless Mafia Don. Author Davis has not left any detail out...the characters...the plot...the ruthlessness of the mafia world and the unexpected twist. I was hooked from the first part where an innocent crush on her sister boyfriend takes a dangerous turn on her twenty first birthday and left her with a reminder for the rest of her life... I would like to point out that this wasn't a dark read but seemed like a contemporary romance...as I have read more darker books. But there is some triggers that other reader may find sensitive. The blurb of the book is vague because you have no idea how many times you will be pushed off the cliff by surprise in this book...like one sec you are okay...and then other you are bawling your eyes out for Sierra and Ben... A total Action packed, steamy and sexy as hell... This was my first read by this author and I would definitely be craving more of her books now!!! Mafia Romance lovers...you have got a whole new world to explore in here!!!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Christina ( The MasqueReader )

    SO COMPLETELY CAPTIVATING! EXHILARATING! This book is without a doubt, one of my TOP READS for 2021!!! I've been reading Siobhan Davis' books for almost 4 years now and I love her work! Yet I can honestly sit here and say that never has one of her books captured me so entirely before! Start to finish! Every single moment in between! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Never a single dull moment, it was unputdownable! Let me also mention that I don’t normally read mafia romance! I have pretty high expectations f SO COMPLETELY CAPTIVATING! EXHILARATING! This book is without a doubt, one of my TOP READS for 2021!!! I've been reading Siobhan Davis' books for almost 4 years now and I love her work! Yet I can honestly sit here and say that never has one of her books captured me so entirely before! Start to finish! Every single moment in between! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Never a single dull moment, it was unputdownable! Let me also mention that I don’t normally read mafia romance! I have pretty high expectations for mafia romance and I’ve just read so many that didn’t fulfill those! Siobhan took those expectations and blew them to smithereens. It has everything you would think a mafia romance should have! Darkness, blood, corruption and sex! Of course, you also have the classic Siobhan twists and surprises that I've come to love from her books!!! Yea, she didn't just meet those expectations but exceeded them! *I want to be very careful to keep all secrets within the pages of the book so I didn't offer much on the characters or any of the plot! Just know that if you LOVE mafia romance and you enjoy authors who don't hold back with their writing...READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Dayang

    5⭐️ Wow, this book got my heart rate up. Siobhan Davis is just a bandwidth on her own. I love her. It's gripping and frustrating but also heartwarming at the same time. I can't relate to the evilness of some of the family members but it definitely added to the OMG factor of the book. Wish it was longer!lol 5⭐️ Wow, this book got my heart rate up. Siobhan Davis is just a bandwidth on her own. I love her. It's gripping and frustrating but also heartwarming at the same time. I can't relate to the evilness of some of the family members but it definitely added to the OMG factor of the book. Wish it was longer!lol

  28. 4 out of 5

    Book Maniac Forever

    ⭐️ 5 "Firefly" Stars ⭐️ Right from the start, I was captivated by Condemned to Love! This mafia romance had me hooked all read long with its thrilling plot. Talk about a real page-turner! Siobhan Davis has a flair with creating dark romance high on surprises and that’s exactly what this book provides. The romance between Sierra and Bennett is lovely, yet highly sinful. I really enjoyed the development of their love story. Bennett is so protective of his woman. He’s dominant, dark and so alluri ⭐️ 5 "Firefly" Stars ⭐️ Right from the start, I was captivated by Condemned to Love! This mafia romance had me hooked all read long with its thrilling plot. Talk about a real page-turner! Siobhan Davis has a flair with creating dark romance high on surprises and that’s exactly what this book provides. The romance between Sierra and Bennett is lovely, yet highly sinful. I really enjoyed the development of their love story. Bennett is so protective of his woman. He’s dominant, dark and so alluring! When he meets Sierra, she’s only a young teenager with a crush on him. He’s her sister’s boyfriend, but shares a precious bond with her. That evident connection turns electric and lascivious when they meet by chance in Vegas on Sierra’s twenty-first birthday. Their attraction is intense and with a sudden threat on her life, Ben is ready to do anything to protect her. Sierra might appear as a weak and innocent heroine at first, but she hides her strength so well. She’s determined and a true fighter. Condemned to Love is a suspenseful story of secrets and deceits brimming with darkness. The twists and shocking revelations are abundant. I can’t reveal much more about the intrigue, because it would give too much away. Just know that this mafia romance is unputdownable and a must read! Siobhan Davis did a terrific job creating great protagonists, steamy scenes and an unpredictable scenario. I’m now dying for the next standalone novels set in this world of corruption and gloom. ** ARC received in exchange for an honest review **

  29. 4 out of 5

    ✿❀ Lauren, aka Coffee and the Bibliophile ❀✿

    I am speechless, y'all. Not really. I could speak a million and one things about what I LOVED about this book and still not cover everything. I have read just about everything Siobhan Davis has released and Condemned to Love will probably stay my FAVORITE for the rest of time. This mafia romance was unbelievable. In a trope severely overdone at times, this book stands apart thanks to a vividly displayed dangerous world, a passionate, angry, addictive romance, a thrilling plot, and so much angst an I am speechless, y'all. Not really. I could speak a million and one things about what I LOVED about this book and still not cover everything. I have read just about everything Siobhan Davis has released and Condemned to Love will probably stay my FAVORITE for the rest of time. This mafia romance was unbelievable. In a trope severely overdone at times, this book stands apart thanks to a vividly displayed dangerous world, a passionate, angry, addictive romance, a thrilling plot, and so much angst and swoon at times. I swear my emotions always go up down up down so many times during Ms. Davis' stories and this book is no different. I loved it, then I hated it, then I loved it again, and back and forth it went. I loved every single character, even the villains. The plot was detailed without being overbearing. Each character was distinct and important to the story. The bad guys were bad, the good guys were good, the twists were exciting, and the growth of our FMC, Sierra and our MMC, Ben was F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C. Sierra was pure and such a strong, compassionate woman. We are supposed to hate Ben but while his actions and words are harsh, his motive is sincere and mother freaking swoon-worthy. And the chemistry? 🥵🥵 I loved this book so hard. I could've easily seen it expanded into a series, but I'm SO glad it was just one book. I couldn't imagine having cliffhangers in Sierra and Ben's tumultuous love story. It would've ruined the vibe. Both characters showed strength, vulnerability, maturity, and love once they quit fighting each other. And it. Was. SO. ROMANTIC. Wheeeew. Epilogue? Squee (with lots more eeee's following behind that). That is all. 🤣 ⭐ 𝙀𝙙𝙞𝙩 𝙞𝙨 𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙚, 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙥𝙞𝙘𝙨 𝙪𝙨𝙚𝙙 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙣𝙤𝙩. ⭐

  30. 5 out of 5

    chary ❀

    “No begging, Firefly.” He winds my hair around one of his hands, tilting my head back a little. “My queen never begs.” omfg! this book did not waste time, it's action-packed with a counterbalance of mafia and romance. I did not sleep on time just to finish this off. Siobhan Davis needs to write more of Dark Mafia romance because she nailed it! She will take you on a journey with her characters, nutty plot/subplot, and well-rounded storyline undertaking. From the get-go, you can't help to be i “No begging, Firefly.” He winds my hair around one of his hands, tilting my head back a little. “My queen never begs.” omfg! this book did not waste time, it's action-packed with a counterbalance of mafia and romance. I did not sleep on time just to finish this off. Siobhan Davis needs to write more of Dark Mafia romance because she nailed it! She will take you on a journey with her characters, nutty plot/subplot, and well-rounded storyline undertaking. From the get-go, you can't help to be immersed in the narrative, characterization, and darker tone of this book represent. Condemned to Love is probably my favorite book to date out of all her catalogues. one of the best Mafia Romance has ever written and I've ever read. •argue with the wall•

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