Review: The Enforcer by Kele Moon #5stars
(Untamed Hearts #3)
They are the lost boys.
Sons of mafia mistresses expected to keep their fathers’ sins in the shadows. The lucky ones are forgotten.
Unfortunately for Valentino “Tino” Moretti, his brother Nova was too smart to be forgotten, and too valuable to risk when he resists a life of crime. So they punished Tino instead. Forced into the cruel world of the Sicilian Mafia at twelve, Tino was broken before he was old enough to know the man he was supposed to be. Now he’s what the mafia made him.
A trained killer forbidden to love, but he did anyway. He’s loved Brianna all along.
Raw and beautiful, their romance was all consuming and far too dangerous. They were ripped apart a long time ago. It’s not until the borgata puts out a hit on her that Brianna falls back into Tino’s arms, churning up their dark past and unraveling all the Moretti brothers’ closely guarded secrets.
This isn’t the end of the story. It’s only the beginning, and it is brutal.
There’s a reason enforcers are considered too deadly to love.
“We have to be better than them. Stronger. Faster. Smarter. Lost boys have to fly.”
~Carlo Moretti, original lost boy
Fanfuckingtastic!!! Hands down one of the most intense books I’ve read this year. No one warned me how addicting this book would be.
Valentino ‘Tino’ has been peppered throughout both series: Battered Hearts & Untamed Hearts. We’ve known he has a girl he loves but is unable to be with her because of his job in the mafia. He seems somewhat satisfied knowing that she’s“happy” in her life married to a guy who appears to be safe. Tino knows his job in the mafia doesn’t allow relationships and he doesn’t want the darkness in his life to touch her.
Brianna has been in love with Tino since the first time he came into her life at the age of 12 years old. No matter how messed up his family was she held fast that they would be together someday. Except the mafia had other plans for her and Tino and it did not involve them together. Instead, she got a husband provided to her from the mafia.
Some bad stuff happens when the story opens up and we found ourselves transported back to when Tino’s eldest brother Romeo is thrown in jail. Which means Nova and Tino are brought to live with their mafia dad and his wife. The brothers were his father’s dirty little secret since they were conceived out of wedlock.
At this point in the story, Tino is 12 years old and Nova is 16 years. Their world has taken a drastic turn for the worse and they’re trapped. Survival becomes their key focus. Along with being loyal to each other. The rest of the book fills us in on what the brothers do to survive their new reality and how they became part of the mafia. Of course, we get to read about how Brianna & Tino’s love story develops; ”Together, they were like a firework. Beautiful in the night.”
This book is part 1 of Tino’s story. Part 2 hasn’t been released yet but it aptly named, The Enforcer’s Revenge. By the end of this book, Tino is an Enforcer for his Grandfather, The Don. ”Enforcers were the most underappreciated members of the Cosa Nostra. They didn’t just protect the family, they took care of them in a way few could. It was the shittest of shitty jobs, but Tino still agreed to do it.” Part 2 promises to be EXCELLENT.
THE ENFORCER is the third book in Untamed Hearts series. This series is a spinoff series from the Battered Hearts series which is filled with UFC fighters. These are the younger guys we got to meet in that series. I’m loving this series. The writing captives me and the storyline has had me glued to my kindle. Tino’s story is so big we get two books for it and I’m looking forward to the release of his next part. If you haven’t read either of these series you should drop what you’re doing and get on it. They’re that good!!
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