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No Way Out (Mafia Elite Book 1) by Amy McKinley – Review by Heather Watson

No Way Out (Mafia Elite, #1)No Way Out by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

No Way Out by Amy McKinley is the first installment of the Mafia series. I really liked how the series started. This was a book that left opens for more stories to come. I hope the continue reads will answer the questions that are left unsaid in this book. I was surprised at how things twist in Max and Lil’s story, it made interesting to see what was going to happen next. I couldn’t put this book down once I got past the slow begin. I am ready to continue reading this series to find out what happens next with this character loaded book.

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No Way Out (Mafia Elite Series Book 1) by Amy McKinley – Review by Elizabeth Rose

No Way Out (Mafia Elite, #1)No Way Out by Amy McKinley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the first book in the Mafia Elite series and tells the story of Max and Liliana. It’s very well written with lots of romance, action, twists and turns. The alternating POV makes is easy to feel like you’re right there with the characters living their story.

There are so many great characters in these books. I LOVE all of the strong women in this series and their friendship and unbreakable bond. And the men? Let’s just say they could protect me anytime!

This is my second Mafia Elite book to read so obviously I’m reading them out of order. They can function as stand-alone reads but definitely build on one another.

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No Way Out (Mafia Elite Series Book 1) by Amy McKinley – Review by Regina Williams

No Way Out (Mafia Elite, #1)No Way Out by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Growing up in the mafia is nowhere near easy. In this book you follow Max and Lil, two kids raised and breed to be mafia leaders. What I like about this book is nothing is as it originally seems. From arranged marriages to family drama this book keeps you on your toes. Can’t wait to read the next book.

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No Way Out (Mafia Elite, book 1) by Amy McKinley – Review by Allison Davis

No Way Out (Mafia Elite, #1)No Way Out by Amy McKinley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I did not start with this book for this series. It was a accident but I knew after reading Savage Secrets I had to come back and read the other ones! I am a complete sucker for a mafia romance and this one did not disappoint. Mac and Lil have such a great story. With out even knowing each other they knew the other was going to be hard to stay away from. Amy does an amazing job at balancing the romance, suspense, and action throughout her books! Can’t wait to move on to the next one!

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No Way Out (Mafia Elite Book 1) by Amy McKinley – Review by Yellowtulips11

No Way Out (Mafia Elite, #1)No Way Out by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

No Way Out by Amy McKinley is the first book in the Mafia Elite Series. In this book we meet Liliana Brambilla, the daughter of one of the Heads of the Five Families that make up the Cosa Nostra organization. Stuck under her father’s rule, Liliana just wants freedom and independence to make her own decisions. She is surrounded by her close friends and they give her comfort and peace, however, her world is disrupted when she meets her new bodyguard “Matt”.

“Matt’s” real name is Max. He has infiltrated the family at the orders of Liliana’s grandfather in Sicily. He has made himself invaluable to them in order to get close to Liliana. When he becomes her personal bodyguard, he finds himself feeling more deeply for her than he anticipated. The two collide as they are up against violence and betrayals. Their story is hot and passionate and keeps you on the edge of your seat and ready to see what the rest of the series holds in store!

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Mafia Elite Series BoxSet: Volume One (Mafia Elite Series Books #1 – 3) by Amy McKinley – Review by Angela Hayes

Mafia Elite Series Box Set: Volume One Kindle EditionMafia Elite Series Box Set: Volume One Kindle Edition by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

5 Stars

 

This fantastic boxset contains the first three books in the Mafia Elite series by Amy McKinley. Ms. McKinley is one of my favourite authors, and this series is a testament to her talents. This boxset is a wonderful introduction to the Mafia Elite series- with three books in one, hello- #winning.
But trust me when I say that you are bound to develop an addiction to her books and go searching for more. So, you will be happy to know that there are not only more books in this series, but also an extensive back-catalogue of the authors other books too- which are also excellent reading in their own rights.
This Boxset contains No Way Out (Book #1), Blood Oath (Book #2), and Born In Darkness (Book #3). Below are my individual reviews for these books to give you a little taste of what to expect…..

 

NO WAY OUT (Mafia Elite Book #1):
5 Stars
ALL THE FREAKING STARS!!!! OMG!!! Amy McKinley has outdone herself, AGAIN!!!!
No Way Out is the incredible first instalment in the Mafia Elite series by the supremely talented Amy McKinley. I know I keep saying this with every new release of hers, but this is definitely a new favourite for me.
It is a fantastic mafia romance/romantic suspense, with plenty of action, violence, danger, drama, mafia politics, intrigue, tension, chemistry, sizzle, secrets, revenge, and emotion.
I fell for Max and Liliana right from the beginning- they were such great characters- quite complex, fully developed individuals with depth and their own unique quirks and flaws.
I really don’t want to give too much away and spoil the story for you… But will leave you with this little tidbit. Max has an agenda that has taken a lot of time and planning to finetune before he can now, finally, let it all unfold. He has been tasked with protecting his mentor’s granddaughter, on top of his own plans to exact a little revenge and right past wrongs. He never expected that he would be so drawn to the young woman he was sent to protect. Having more in common with her than he first thought. But she is no defenceless flower, as he soon discovers- she’s one kick-butt mafia princess. But with secrets, agendas, politics, and sinister intentions- it’s not long before they are neck deep in a dangerous situation. It definitely made for an intense, suspenseful, edge of my seat read!!! Another gem to add to Ms. McKinley’s crown!

 

BLOOD OATH (Mafia Elite Book #2):
5 Stars

Second book into this amazing series and Ms. McKinley has hit it out of the park again!!! Blood Oath is the second fantastic book in the Mafia Elite series by Amy McKinley. As with the first book, this is a brilliant mafia romance- a romantic suspense story with an action-packed plot, secrets, dramatic developments, mafia politics, intrigue, tension, chemistry, steamy encounters, emotion, and more…
This book continues what we started in book one, but this is Sofia and Enzo’s story (whom we met in book one as supporting characters). I loved all the interconnected details and intriguing threads that Ms. McKinley is weaving through her stories, and series. It makes for riveting reading. I have a new addiction and I can’t wait for my next fix!!!

 

BORN IN DARKNESS (Mafia Elite Book #3):
5 Stars

So, after finishing this and having read most, if not all of Ms. McKinley’s books now, I have come to the conclusion that she could write the phone book and make it addictive reading! Seriously!!! If you have yet to pick up one of her many books, what are you waiting for? You will kick yourself for missing out this long.
Born in Darkness is another gem in Ms. McKinley’s crown- a stellar mafia romance, it is the third book in the Mafia Elite series by Amy McKinley. A masterfully woven romantic suspense story with action, violence, mafia politics, second chances, family dynamics, friendship, chemistry, sizzle, secrets, drama, intrigue, tension, and edge of your seat developments.
This book is Stefano and Emiliana’s story, I was so excited to dive in- and now I can honestly say Ms. McKinley doesn’t rest on her laurels here, she ups the ante yet again, grabbing me right from the get-go and had me flipping the pages to find out what happens, all while proving once again that this series just gets better and better with each new release.
If you haven’t read the previous two books, I highly recommend that you do, as not only are they fantastic stories in their own rights, they also contain important information that will help you better appreciate this story, as well as building a bigger picture.
I love this series and the wonderfully complex characters that take centre stage here. I have a serious addiction to Ms. McKinley’s stories and need my next fix STAT!

Take my word for it- if you love mafia romance, romantic suspense, wonderfully developed characters, depth, and addictive reading- then you definitely won’t want to miss this exciting BoxSet, or series!!!
Happy reading!

Thank you, Amy McKinley!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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No Way Out (Mafia Elite Book1) by Amy McKinley, reviewed by Nichole Chrisman

No Way Out (Mafia Elite, #1)No Way Out by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Amy McKinley is a fantastic author whose writing drew me in right away. Her first book in this mafia series is fantastic! The mysterious assassin turned mafia princess bodyguard, their building relationship, and the twist at the end (totally didn’t expect that) made for a great read!

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No Way Out (Mafia Elite, book 1) by Amy McKinley – Review by Terri Jo McAllister

No Way Out (Mafia Elite, #1)No Way Out by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Maximus Caruso was thought dead. Growing up and learning the family business in Italy, Max was biding his time. Well now is that time and change was coming to the Italian American mafia. First he had to secure a few things. Liliana Brambilla was a captive in her own house. It was only her and her father, the boss of the Brambilla family and that’s all she was to him, his property. Planning her escape before her father marries her off to who knows, she is aided by her father’s newest hire, but is she trading one prison for another. This book is the first in a new generation of mafia families.

Reviewed by Terri Jo McAllister

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NO WAY OUT (MAFIA ELITE BOOK 1) BY AMY MCKINLEY REVIEWED BY CARLIE DEL GALLO

No Way Out (Mafia Elite, #1)No Way Out by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book revolves around 5 mafia families, and I am a sucker for Mafia Romances. This book had me on the edge of my seat with every twist and turn that the characters had to face. Max and Lil try and fight the attraction that they feel towards one another through the whole book. With terrible family situations that arise for both of them, they have to learn to rely on one another. This is the first of many books in this series and I will be reading all of them as they are WONDERFUL BOOKS!

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No Way Out (Mafia Elite, book 1) by Amy McKinley – Review by Jacque Flynn

No Way Out (Mafia Elite, #1)No Way Out by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Five mafia families making up and ruling the city. Friends, family, and enemies all collide in this book. Lil and Max, who hid his identity from the Mafia, as Matt for much of the book, are a great couple with some crappy dads and a complicated past. I love Lil and her friends, also members of the Mafia family. Just them getting dressed is fun to read as you figure out how many weapons the girls can hide in how many pieces of clothing and accessories. Some steamy scenes between Lil and Max and some Mafia mayhem made this book impossible to put down.

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