Nico

Nico

A dangerous proposalLas Vegas Mafia boss, Nico Toscani, is used to getting what he wants, whether it is having the City of Sin under his rule or a beautiful woman in his bed. But when he meets his match in the gorgeous, headstrong Mia Cordano, the daughter of a rival crime lord, all bets are off. . .Sexy computer hacker, Mia, struggles to break free of her ruthless father’...

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Title:Nico
Author:Sarah Castille
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ISBN:1250104033
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages:350 pages

Nico Reviews

  • Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
    Dec 07, 2016

    So I have a confession...mafia romance happens to be my catnip. Well, I guess it's not much of a confession when it's not exactly a secret, huh? If you

    So I have a confession...mafia romance happens to be my catnip. Well, I guess it's not much of a confession when it's not exactly a secret, huh? If you follow my reviews, you also then happen to know that I'm picky when it comes to them. Like super picky. Good mafia romance are hard to find. Either they lack the research, the development, the engaging characters or the believable romance at the center of it all. But this book? This happened to have all of it. In delicious spades.

    Running his considerable empire in Sin City Nico is the Toscani family's highest ranking capo. A fair but lethal man, he knows how to get things done with a combination of lethal and cunning focus. For the past ten years all he's been working for are his vendetta for the brutal hit of his father and finally getting his seat at the top of the Toscani family that's been denied to him so far. He's as close as he has ever been, but all his plans take a screeching halt when a beautiful hacker turns out to me more than a sexy distraction.

    As a mafia princess, Mia never wanted the life. Daughter to a cold and ruthless mafia don, she never wanted the life. She's done everything to get as far away from the mob and build her life. But then a job gone wrong lands her at the feet of a man that shouldn't tempt her...but does. A man that's a deadly rival of her family and one she should steer clear of...but just may be the answer to her unknown prayers.

    Admittedly, it took me a bit to wrap my head around all the players. Each character gets a description right away with their own respective backstories, and it's a lot to keep track of at first. But then the story begins to flow and all of sudden everything begins to click. It didn't take long before I was fully invested in not only the main characters but all the secondary characters that were introduced. The author manages to add a few additional POVs without taking away from the story and hook the reader even further.

    Mia was such a great heroine; a fantastic combination of vulnerability and strength. The woman has survived hell at the hands of her father, but she continues to persevere. I loved her inner core of strength and the way she stands up for herself not only to her father but to Nico or anyone else that underestimates her. Nico was sex on a stick. He's everything I love about a good anti-hero; dark but with a lighter shade of redeemable. There was no insta love to be found here and I appreciated that immensely. Mia and Nico's romance was well paced and balanced. It was the perfect slow burn with delicious sexual tension.

    Castille delivers a sizzling tale of revenge and romance. A story rooted in the dark and violent underbelly of the Vegas mob with well developed and multilayered characters that you can't help but root for. It's a well paced and highly addicting start to a series that I already know I need more of.

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    Dec 07, 2016
  • Lisa
    Nov 08, 2016

    is the first book in Sarah Castille’s new series entitled Ruin & Revenge. I have been a fan of this author for quite some time, particularly her Sinner’s Tribe MC series. I love this author’s edgy MC series and now she is trying her hand with the mafia world. Ms. Castille has penned and another winner producing a novel packed full with action, deceit, loyalty, tender-hearted romance and scorching hot sexy times.

    Nico Toscani is a Las Vegas mafia boss who is used to being obeyed. He gets

    is the first book in Sarah Castille’s new series entitled Ruin & Revenge. I have been a fan of this author for quite some time, particularly her Sinner’s Tribe MC series. I love this author’s edgy MC series and now she is trying her hand with the mafia world. Ms. Castille has penned and another winner producing a novel packed full with action, deceit, loyalty, tender-hearted romance and scorching hot sexy times.

    Nico Toscani is a Las Vegas mafia boss who is used to being obeyed. He gets what he wants or there will be hell to pay. Matters get complicated when a rival crime boss’s daughter is caught hacking into his casino’s computer system. Nico can’t help but be attracted to the feisty bundle of contradictions. It is unfortunate that Nico can’t act on his lust-filled thoughts, seeing that their families are bitter enemies. Mia Cordano hates the fact that her newest hack job has been compromised. When she comes face to face with the casino owner there is no denying that the simmering attraction goes both ways. However, Mia is only there to do a job. She’s worked hard to keep herself at a distance from her ruthless mafia father and the dark world that he rules with an iron clad fist. The last thing she needs is to get involved with someone who is in the same world that she is trying to break free from. With their two families at involved in a deadly rivalry, deception and secrets coming into the light, can our two star-crossed protagonists fight their way to a happy forever? Will they be torn apart by betrayal before they even have a chance at happiness with each other?

    As Nico and Mia get to know one another the connection that begins to build between them is palpable and very real. They both know that any relationship between them is likely doomed right from the beginning; however, can they walk away and never look back? Mia is this head-strong, bright light that walks right into Nico’s life and who is as fierce as she is sweet. As soon as Nico gets a little taste, he knows that she is someone he will have a hard time staying away from. Will Nico be able to fulfill his plan of vengeance and keep Mia safe?

    I loved the fact that Mia comes into the picture and completely takes Nico off guard. Yes, she is sweet, smart and sassy; however, she was also brave enough to stand up for herself and fight for what she wants. She is the perfect match for our ruthless hero. Both Nico and Mia have been through so much in their life. They understood each other. The love that grew between them was pure, organic, passionate and was the key to how fervently they fought for one another.

    All in all, I did enjoy

    tremendously. This author has given us a hero and heroine that found one another in their brokenness and vulnerability. Their tale was nothing short of awesome. The mafia world that Ms. Castille has penned is vivid and fantastic and her writing style flows nicely and has a gritty edge to it. She certainly has created some intriguing mafia men and their stories will no doubt be worth the read. I am looking forward to more!

  • Deborah
    Oct 20, 2016

    4.5*

    I really enjoyed this book I loved both Nico and Mia plus most of the supporting characters, it really worked for me and I don't say that often enough.

    The Mafia life is not easy for any child, boys are moulded into killers before they're even out of childhood and girls are only worth the value of their arranged marriage, trained from birth to become the perfect little Mafia wife, never getting involved in business and overlooking the inevitable goomah-mistress.

    Nico Toscani may be a hot, gor

    4.5*

    I really enjoyed this book I loved both Nico and Mia plus most of the supporting characters, it really worked for me and I don't say that often enough.

    The Mafia life is not easy for any child, boys are moulded into killers before they're even out of childhood and girls are only worth the value of their arranged marriage, trained from birth to become the perfect little Mafia wife, never getting involved in business and overlooking the inevitable goomah-mistress.

    Nico Toscani may be a hot, gorgeous, intelligent man (despite the fact that he holds some very antiquated views on women) but he's weighed down by his past.

    His uncle, Santo, now Don Toscani, became boss after Nico’s father’s death. By rights, Nico, as the first son of the first son, was heir to head the family, but when he came of age and made his claim, Santo had refused to step down and now it looks like Santos wants it to pass directly to his son Tony.

    Why doesn't Nico have a clear claim?

    His father may have been Don but his mother was his goomah which means Nico is the bastard son.

    Having his father die in his arms when he was just eighteen has consumed Nico with revenge and he's determined to get the man responsible, Don Cordano.

    Mia Cordano is an incredibly strong woman she broke away from a life of abuse leaving with a broken arm and bruises and created a life for herself. She paid her way with scholarships, loans and by working two jobs while going to school.

    She's her own woman dressing as she likes and living how she wants but unfortunately the Mafia life is never far away and her father views her current life as a inconvenience.

    Mia meets Nico through work both seem familiar to the other but it takes a while to realise where from.

    Nico fuelled by revenge is planning to honour the agreement made by his father when he was just six years old. He plans to marry Rosa Scozzari the marriage/alliance would legitimize Nico’s status as heir to head the family, and give him the power to overthrow his uncle.

    While their families may be enemies Nico and Mia feel an incredible attraction towards each other but Mia has fought long and hard to escape the mob and has no intention of marrying into it and Nico couldn't bring himself to marry the daughter of the man who killed his father plus here's the fact that he's already engaged.

    They both have many reasons why they won't work but can they ignore the attraction that burns between them.

    I very rarely give 5* but this came close, very close and there's not much for me to moan about (I know this makes a change) I had one slight, very slight thing I didn't like, the traitor was obvious very early on and I like more of a challenge but this is a very minor thing in an otherwise entertaining and hot read.

    ARC was provided by the author via NetGalley

  • Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)
    Oct 26, 2016

    Nico Toscani is used to getting what he wants. As one the bosses of Las Vegas he rules with an iron fist. When a woman is brought to him after being caught trying to hack his casino's computer system, Nico knows he wants that delightful little package in his bed. Too bad she the daughter of a rival crime boss.

    Mia Cordano doesn't want anything to do with the Mafia or her ruthless father. She is just trying to make her own way as a hacker. When she is caught testing out a casino's security system,

    Nico Toscani is used to getting what he wants. As one the bosses of Las Vegas he rules with an iron fist. When a woman is brought to him after being caught trying to hack his casino's computer system, Nico knows he wants that delightful little package in his bed. Too bad she the daughter of a rival crime boss.

    Mia Cordano doesn't want anything to do with the Mafia or her ruthless father. She is just trying to make her own way as a hacker. When she is caught testing out a casino's security system, she comes face to face with Capo Nico Toscani. Nico turns her on like no one else has. Too bad he is a TOSCANI.

    With their families at war, and secrets being hidden, can these two star-crossed lovers find a HEA, or will they be torn apart by betrayal?

    This book was everything I LOVE in a good Mafia romance. It was gritty. It had violence. It had despicable excuses for human beings. It had smokin hot sex scenes. It had sexual chemistry coming out the wazoo. It had a sexy as f@ck Capo hero. It had a strong and feisty heroine. It had a plethora of interesting side characters. It was well written and it had a fantastic plot.

    Really not a whole lot more I can say about this one other then I

    of it. Do yourself a favor and add this one to your TO READ list TODAY.

  • Elizabeth
    Nov 06, 2016

    is the first book in the Ruin and Revenge Series. This Mafia blockbuster set in the infamous Sin City is full of non-stop action, smoking hot steam, and a twisted plot that will leave you desperate for more!

    Mia Cordano has spent her entire life trying t

    is the first book in the Ruin and Revenge Series. This Mafia blockbuster set in the infamous Sin City is full of non-stop action, smoking hot steam, and a twisted plot that will leave you desperate for more!

    Mia Cordano has spent her entire life trying to break away from her Mafia Family. Her mob boss father has brutalized her for years. At an early age, she learned that the only way to escape her ruthless father was to become a woman who can stand on her own two feet. Now that she has a thriving business as a professional hacker it seems as if her family will leave her alone. But when Mia finds herself on the job and in the arms of Nico Toscani she is thrown back in the spotlight of the MOB MADNESS once again.

    Nico Toscani is a ruthless mobster who strives to run a clean business. Waiting to stake his claim over the family, he has only one desire. He only wants to seek revenge for his father's death. When Mia Cordano, the daughter of his enemy, stumbles into his casino they both are thrown into a storm of destruction. As they battle to overcome the demons of their past they fall deeper into throws of lust and passion. Can Nico possibly find a future with Mia? Can Mia come to terms with falling in love with a man who represents everything she has grown to hate?

    Told in mostly dual POV,

    is a stunning display of Mafia goodness. The complex plot is well constructed and expertly unfolds as each moment passes. The many twists and turns only enhanced the desperation I felt for Nico and Mia to find their happy ever after together. Both main characters are strong, independent, and willing to do whatever it takes to get what they want. Additionally, the secondary characters offered intrigue as the elements of loyalty and what is right and wrong are constantly battling against each other. And of course, the passion and intimacy between Nico and Mia is explosive! Although I would love to address another element of the plot that held me captive it is a bit of a surprise that every reader should experience and enjoy for themselves. Let me just say that the writing is brilliant with natural flowing dialogue, expert pacing, and heart-stopping action.

    As a huge fan of Sarah Castille's Sinner's Tribe MC Series it was a no-brainer that I would want to check out her new Mafia Series.

    certainly did not disappoint. If you are looking for a new Mafia series, you need to pre-order this NOW!!! I am 100% convinced that this is one Mafia Romance you will want on your shelf. I cannot wait for more greatness from Ms. Castille. Hopefully, we won't have to wait too long for the next book in the series LUCA! Until then, my Kindle and I will be waiting!

  • Michelle
    Dec 07, 2016

    A gritty, cunning, duplicitous game of power, control, and revenge. Sarah Castille brought in the big guns as she delivers a deliciously sexy and raw mafia romance in

    Mia Cordano is the daughter of the ruthless Don Cordano. Mia is no mafia princess as she wants nothing more than to leave that part of her life behind. Her father is cruel, abusive, and h

    A gritty, cunning, duplicitous game of power, control, and revenge. Sarah Castille brought in the big guns as she delivers a deliciously sexy and raw mafia romance in

    Mia Cordano is the daughter of the ruthless Don Cordano. Mia is no mafia princess as she wants nothing more than to leave that part of her life behind. Her father is cruel, abusive, and has no remorse for his actions. And so when Mia left her controlling father, she started her own IT specialist company. The mafia life should be behind her that is until one job lands her in a bit of predicament.

    Nico Toscani is not only a casino owner but he is also Las Vegas Mafia Boss. Nico is the son of Don Toscani but when his father died, his uncle stole Nico’s rightful heir. And so when Nico runs into Mia, it starts a whole new family feud to ignite as the Cordano and Toscani family has been at war ever since Mia’s father put the hit on Nico’s father. But what happens when a series of unfortunate events puts Nico and Mia to work together. What started off as a game of control power, and revenge soon leads to romance? A deadly romance? Or the happily ever after kind?

    is a highly entertaining gritty mafia romance from Sarah Castille. I will admit that it took quite awhile to get into the story as there were so many characters introduced but once Sarah did her introductions, the story began to get interesting and readers could feel the pulse of danger and romance blooming between Mia and Nico. The chemistry was explosive and hot. So if you are looking for a mafia romance that was gritty, steamy, sexy, and dangerously wicked then this book is for you.

  • XxTainaxX
    Dec 28, 2016

    Review to come.

  •  ⊱✿⊰ Kitty Kat's Crazy About Books ⊱✿⊰
    Dec 04, 2016

    This is the first in the (Ruin & Revenge, #1) series, which is Mia & Nico's story.

    She's hired to do one job, go in, get out, what she doesn't know is that she's stepping right into the lions den..

    What Mia thought would be a routine simple job of inserting a USB stick, hacking into the casino and high tailing it out of there, is wh

    This is the first in the (Ruin & Revenge, #1) series, which is Mia & Nico's story.

    She's hired to do one job, go in, get out, what she doesn't know is that she's stepping right into the lions den..

    What Mia thought would be a routine simple job of inserting a USB stick, hacking into the casino and high tailing it out of there, is what was mean't to happen, but what wasn't mean't to happen was getting caught.

    And then finding out who owns the casino may very well get her killed.

    Nothing much fazes Nico Toscani, or ruffles his feathers but when he learns who Mia's father is he's not taking any chances. Many years these two rival families have been involved in a blood feud, Don Cordano was responsible for the death of Nico's father whom he killed in cold blood, right before Nico's very eyes when he was a child.

    Typical Mafia style there's a lot of gun action, blood and gore, guts, and innocent lives taken, and this book is no exception.

    A slow burn romance, a taboo relationship between two opposing families at war together.

    The only gripe I had with this book was in the beginning it felt like we'd missed certain scenes even though this states it's book#1. Like her boyfriend was killed in front of her, this is where everything started from , with the two families going head to head, Nico and Mia had met that night, they were part of the destruction, because it kind of made it for a confusing read, unless this was a carry on from the other series. All in all though I'll definitely be seeking out the next book and it was a great start to a mafia series by this author, can't wait to read more.

  • Elfina Renee
    Dec 17, 2016

    Sarah Castille continues to amaze me with her work. The last two books were five star reads and Nico ahhhh man ole man wasn't any different. Action, violence, bullets flying and affair with the enemy? Yeah the steamy hot dangerous scenes are enough to scorch the sheets and leave you panting for more! Recommend to all mafia romance lovers. Happy reading enjoy!