This book was so amazing! I rate it 5 stars! I loved the story between Layla and Gavin! It had me hooked right away. I never read a mafia romance, but I’m glad I did! The story just flowed so well,. It progressed very well. I love books that have you hooked from page one. These two are so different, but so much alike at the same time. I will be reading more mafia books now! It’s such a good book!
Crime Lord’s Captive (crime Lord series, book 1) by Mia Knight. Is an epic 5 star read. Full of intensive, suspenseful and some romantic moments that definitely keep you on the each of the seat with each page you turn.
Lyla has been lost for over three years before she is thrown back into a life and world she doesn’t want any part of. The crime underworld is a world full of monsters that want nothing more than to take down the current crime Lord and will do almost anything to make it happen.
Mia has written the relationships in this novel perfectly, there friendships and loyalty to each other is outstanding and the growth throughout is great to watch.
Crime Lord’s Captive (Crime Lord Series Book 1) by Mia Knight. This is the story of Bank Teller Morgan aka Lyla Dalton who is on the run from her crazy ex boyfriend. Her boyfriend is the Ruthless Crime Lord Gavin Pyre in Las Vegas. What Gavin wants Gavin gets. She left him and his crime world because he was cheating on her and she wanted to be free from that life style. Gavin has promise Lyla that he will give up that world if she will come back to him so she goes. Lyla has things in her past she doesn’t want to relive and she really doesn’t want to be back in this situation. She knows Gavin probably won’t be able to keep his promise to stay out of the Crime World but she has to stay because he’s blackmailing her. Gavin is a jerk a lot of times and I wanted to kick him. This book is full of twists and turns and it will keep you reading until you are done. Can’t wait to read the rest of the series.
I do really love indulging in a dark twisted mafia book sometimes it can be hard to find a great one well this one was fantastic from start to finish. There is so much going on with all the action and drama it had me sitting at the edge of my seat i was absolutley captivated by the storyline i just couldn’t put it down. I’m very eager and excited to read more from this author, very talented and you will get completely lost in the story brilliantly written.
Yeesh!!! This is book one of a series and the world building in this story was amazing. I felt for the m/c almost instantly and the things she has to deal with, wow – just wow.
There is so much that goes on in this story. It’s layered in such a way that it keeps getting more and more intense as the story unfolds. It’s like veils being lowered again and again making things even darker and murkier. This is a very dark and twisted “mafia” story and while some of it is incredibly cliche’, some of it is original and unique. The relationship between the female protagonist and her bff cousin is the most realistic relationship in the story. They both broke my heart just a little bit.
I did enjoy reading this story and look forward to reading more in the series to see if anyone gets their HEA.
Review by @mauraharper
Crime Lord’s Captive by Mia Knight a four-star read that will captivate you. This is the first novel in the Crime Lord’s series, and I can’t wait for more. This was dark and twisted and heavy. There are elements that you will adore but on the other hand there were bits I hated, at times I loved Lyla but at others I could have happily left her on the door step. The action is well done, and the chemistry just sublime if you can get over Lyla and just appreciate her place and what she has been through then you should enjoy this one.
Review by @saraoxo
Crime Lord’s Captive (Crime Lord Series Book 1)By Mia Knight is a book the grabbed me from the beginning and kept my attention till the end. I was on the edge of my seat I had to know what happens next. This is the story of Layla and Gavin. Layla is a woman who thought she left her old life in the past and moved on until a man from her past is blackmailing her.Layla had left because she found out who he really was. Now she feels fear and she has no control of her life. Gavin is a dark man who rules a very dark underworld. He is borderline obsessed with Layla.who is Gavin really? Is there more to him than what people see? Why is he persistent on having Layla Can Gavin get through the walls Layla has built up?This book left me wanting more .This is a must read. I can’t wait to read more from this Author.
Crime Lord’s Captive by Mia Knight is the first book in her series Crime Lord Series. This story was an interesting dark undertones story. I was comfortable reading the story, but I could see where it could have made me wiggle a little bit. The characters are fully developed and could feel them as friends. I would set enough time to be able to read this book in one sitting. You will not be sorry. This is the story of Layla and Gavin. Layla left her life in the past in Las Vegas and really wanted to start anew. Gavin is the man that Layla wanted to leave in her past, but he came looking for her. This is the story of how love can be dark if one is not able to speak up. I cannot wait to read the next book in the series.
I have to say I am kicking myself majorly for not finding the very talented Mia Knight sooner than just now. Crime Lord’s Captive is my first time reading anything of hers but I can tell you since I have finished the last pages I have added all of her other works available to my TBR list and purchased everything for this series! (MEGA bonus for this novel’s cliffhanger! It’ll take a tiny bit of that sting out of the pain 😉 ) Now, just a small heads up this does tackle some sensitive subjects of abuse and if that isn’t your thing or it is a easy trigger point maybe don’t read this, but I can tell you that Mia does a fantastic job of writing about the subject with class and couth. Everything had a place and a reason, never written strictly for that shock value and I loved that, So maybe that will help you in making your final decision about whether you could handle the subject matter. To me this was completely worth it!
This seems to cover a lot in one book, but not enough in the same time, hence why there is more and a cliffhanger warning lol. I love how we are completely given the entire picture here of the dynamic from an outside point of view. We see how Gavin is the ultimate Alpha male and stalker, obsessed with his love and determined to have her no matter the cost or danger (even to her) but we also see how it affects and plays on Lyla’s life and where she is. I love that in these type of psychological twisty novels. This is a master cat and mouse game between Gavin and Lyla, and I freaking loved every single deep dark and twisted moment of it. I can’t wait to get my claws into the next one and find out how that cliffy turns out! Thank you for this fantastic read Ms. Knight!
The Crime Lord’s Captive (Crime Lord Series Book 1)
By Mia Knight
This book drew me in from the beginning and kept me captivated throughout. This story was action packed, suspenseful, steamy, dark and emotional. I loved every minute of reading this book. I couldn’t put this book down until I got to the end because I needed to know what was going to happen and because I became so invested in this story line and the characters. Lyla and Gavin are characters that had my emotions going up and down the whole time I was reading. This is a great read that you will not want to miss out on! I highly recommend this book and I cannot wait to read the next one!