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Rivals (Mafia Elite Book 7) by Amy McKinley – Review by Ana Evelyn

Rivals (Mafia Elite, #7)Rivals by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I don’t understand how these books keep getting better & better. Everything single time a new one comes out, sign me up! While there are slight similarities between the books for obvious reasons, each and every book is different. Different situations and life stories. I don’t know how she does it. Literally 🤯 = me. All I truly know is that in previous books we have seen glimpses of Nico & Mia, and we don’t really know who either of them are. Nico we’ve seen a bit more, but I like that they both flourish and develop naturally in this book. I truly hope this isn’t the end of the road! Maybe some sequels or spin offs of the current Chicago families would be nice. However honestly anything Amy McKinley writes will be amazing!

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Rivals (Mafia Elite Book 7) by Amy McKinley – Review by Elizabeth Sanchez

Rivals (Mafia Elite, #7)Rivals by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Rivals is the latest book in the Mafia Elite series, and it was ah-mazing, just like all the others. This is one of my favorite series and am sad that it is likely coming to an end. Mia is a character I kind of forgot about, as she is part of the New York mafia families. Most of the series focuses on the Chicago Five Families, and Nico is part of that group. Their story is slightly different from the others, in that the main characters didn’t know each other growing up. They meet for the first time when Mia pulls a gun or Nico and soon after, negotiates their marriage. The build of their relationship is a good story, and has a couple twists and turns along the way. I love the bomb dropped toward the end, changing the course of action. There is justice served and everyone gets what they deserve. Highly recommend this book and hope there is more to come.

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Rivals (Mafia Elite Book 7) by Amy McKinley – Review by Michelle Austin

Rivals (Mafia Elite, #7)Rivals by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a great 5 star read. I am really loving this series.
I really liked Mia and Nico’s story. Mia was a very strong character and when she needed help she went to Nico. Nico is smart and a very dangerous man, he is intrigued by Mia and agrees to help her.

What will happen when her father finds out what she has done? Will Nico be able to protect her?

Overall this was a thrilling edge of your seat read. It felt like there were several stories in one. Several twists and turns and a great cast of secondary characters. The connection between these two grew even hotter as the story went forward. There is so much going on your head will be spinning. The author does a great job with her writing and pulls you right in. If you’re looking for a great series to read, 1-click and get started today on this one. I look forward to reading more from this author.

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Rivals (Mafia Elite Book 7) by Amy McKinley – Review by Francis O’Sullivan

Rivals (Mafia Elite, #7)Rivals by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Rivals is the seventh book in the Mafia Elite series, which tells the story of the five mafia families based in Chicago. It’s an addictive series, full of romance and action but also family, friendship and warmth.

Rivals focuses on Nico, who New York mafia princess Mia identifies as her best hope at escaping from the plans her father and step brother have for her. Mia gets Nico’s protection, and that of his family, while Nico gets information that could enable him to bring down her family’s human trafficking operation.

There are plenty of secrets and twists and turns along the way, some quite unexpected! Mia has much to learn about her past and family, whilst also being used to the very different dynamic of her new family.

I’d recommend reading the books in order – each focuses on a different couple but the stories lead into one another and characters develop as you go along. And where some of the books bring in a character who is new to the mafia so you can learn some of the background from their perspective, Mia already knows or at least knows of most of the main characters and their stories.

This is a five star read for me! I thoroughly enjoyed it, and can’t wait to read more from this author.

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Rivals (Mafia Elite Book 7) by Amy McKinley – Review by katie stapleton

Rivals (Mafia Elite, #7)Rivals by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I absolutely love this series! The characters are true to form from the other books… the writing is engaging… and most of all, you can’t wait to see what happens next in this mafia family world!! Each book brings different stories and twists from the last, but they blend seamlessly together. This is a thrilling, sweet, steamy foray into a family that lives fast and bonds faster.

When Mia put herself in danger to warn the family previously, I was eager to learn more about her. Her relationship with Nico is unique and fits so well with his personality type. I love the dialogue between all the women in the family and that they look out for one another.

Following the alliance in this book that brings the Chicago and New York families together, I cannot wait to read about the Veretti boys. I would love for this world to continue building so we can learn how everyone moves into their new roles and what happens next!

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Rivals (Mafia Elite Book 7) by Amy McKinley – Review by Kayla Kearney

Rivals (Mafia Elite, #7)Rivals by Amy McKinley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another hit by one of my favorite authors! As have been the case with other books in this series, this was an easy and entertaining read for me. The focus on one of the underboss’ this time around was especially intriguing. I hope that future stories also focus on the lives of the ‘less elite’ involved in the mafia.
I enjoyed the dynamic between the couple, but I wish there had been more spiciness and alone time between the two of them as there have been in past books. I was hooked on Mia the moment I met her, hoping that the arrangement she seeks with Nico would end well for her in the midst of her trouble with her family.

Can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!

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Rivals (Mafia Elite Book 7) by Amy McKinley – Review by Tausha Treadway

Rivals (Mafia Elite, #7)Rivals by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Rivals (Mafia Elite Book 7) by Amy McKinley. I love this author so the fact I loved this book is no surprise! Its another great Enemies to Lovers Mafia Romance and in this one we find out about Nico & Mia. Mia is from a rival Mob family and she is tired of dealing with all he abuse from her dad and step brother. She figures the best way to get back at them is to marry a rival mafia boss. Nico is not in the market for marriage but when he meets Mia and she asks him to marry her for protection all bets are off. He realizes she will probably be his undoing. When he takes Mia to a secret hidden place his family has had for years he figures Mia will be safe there but of course that is not the case. Will Nico be able to keep Mia safe and will he lose his heart to her? Read this amazing Mafia Romance to find out!

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Rivals (Mafia Elite Book 7) by Amy McKinley – Review by Amy Brennan

Rivals (Mafia Elite, #7)Rivals by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another wonderful series comes to an end. I have to tell you, I have been so in love with the Five Families throughout these novels, and how close they all are, or how close they have all become to one another. Promising protection, love, and acceptance no matter the consequences. It also opens ones eyes to the differences of folks, regardless of the fact they were all part of the same organization (so to speak.) I have been waiting with baited breath for Nico’s story, and I’m so very glad that it was the finale of the series, as it was one of the best. This author truly knows her way around a pen and a piece of paper.

Mia is in need of someone loyal, encouraging, and who offers protection when others have never done so for her in her life, at least since her Mother passed, and she feels comfortable with Nico long before even meeting him. The want to protect women from an awful end, and getting the help needed from those that we’ve grown to love and for me, obsessed with, is endearing and I’m so glad that this series ended on the page it did. I very much look forward to any and all spin off series, and anything else released by this author. Amazing, a must read novel and series for sure!

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Rivals (Mafia Elite Book 7) by Amy McKinley – Review by Angela Shirley

Rivals (Mafia Elite, #7)Rivals by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Mia needs to escape before its too late, but the only problem is she needs protection, the only solution is one of the Five families and him. Nico is the only one who can help but how can she get him to agree to the scheme she has going on or will she be left to the wolves and disappear.

Nico is the quiet, dark and dangerous brother within the Five Families not looking to find a wife but when Mia crashes into his world everything changes, can he close his heart and believe its just business or will he fight to the death for her.

I have to say I have been waiting for this story to come along since the first couple of books I read in this series. Nico has always been the enigma in the background showing pockets of his life and history only wetting the appetite until now and oh my what a story.

This could be read as a stand alone but there are sections which and overall knowledge of the series would be helpful to link various characters and history but it is not essential but really this series is amazing so I would recommend all of the books to read. The character of Mia is brilliant, strong and resilient to be thrust into the world of the Five Families, with the first interaction of the two characters just as stormy as the skies around them just was a brilliant start to the book.

Getting to know Nico abit more was the guiding light for me as he is my favourite character in this series with his mystery and pure sex appeal, oh my!!! I loved although Mia is younger in age she is just as strong and spunky to match the ferrous character of Nico and does not take any crap from him at all, they are great together.

Although there are twists and turns and revelations within this story that are great, I can wait to read more from Amy in the future.

Rivals (Mafia Elite Book 7) by Amy McKinley – Review by Lauren West

Rivals (Mafia Elite, #7)Rivals by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This author has never failed, and the books in series never disappoint. Book 7 is just as raw, suspenseful, spicy, and dramatic as all the other jaw-dropping books.

As we meet Mia she’s in need of dire help. The only person she feels that she can trust for help is considered the enemy…. Nico.

Together they tread dark and chaotic territory when the offer of help comes in the form of marriage. Trust is what Nico won’t do but lust he understands. The chemistry with these two is fire and everything that comes with it is just as good.

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