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Brutal & Raw: Mafia Romance & Psychological Thriller (Beneventi Family Book 1) by Sonya Jesus – Review by Jennifer Gordon

Brutal & Raw (Beneventi Family, #1)Brutal & Raw by Sonya Jesus
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow, I was literally hooked from page one until I turned the last page of this psychological mafia romance thriller. This was a fast paced attention grabbing book by Sonya Jesus which I could not put down. The story centres around the Beneventi Family, a dark, powerful and dangerous mafia family. We are introduced to a female known only as 327, “327. That’s what he called me. That’s all I was to him”. Breaker Beneventi a handsome, powerful but extremely dangerous man with a dark side and a damaged soul takes a liking to 327 and tells her his secrets, secrets which could bring down his whole organisation if she ever gets free of him. Having ordered her death she is let go. However 327, knows this is just another twisted way of Breaker trying to control her with fear, knowing that he will be sending the ‘Butcher’ after her. Breaker searches everywhere for the, on the run Lyla Vaughn, but is that who she really is? No spoilers, you just have to read this book.

This is more a suspenseful psychological thriller than a romance, any romance there is has an underlying dark essence. The book is packed full of great characters, even if you don’t and can’t like them, such as the main alpha character, Breaker. It has an action packed storyline which had me holding my breathe in anticipation in parts and it is full of plot twists which keep you guessing so it’s definitely not a predictable read. Jesus is so detailed in her writing that the dark, twisted and dangerous world of the Beneventi family and the mafia as a whole is bought to life. “Breaker’s world is not light-hearted”, and I would say this book is not for the faint hearted either.

A great read which will have you up reading all night, I recommend it and I am looking forward to further books in the Beneventi Family series.

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Brutal & Raw: Mafia Romance & Psychological Thriller (Beneventi Family Book 1) by Sonya Jesus – Review by Meg Tyrrell

Brutal & Raw (Beneventi Family, #1)Brutal & Raw by Sonya Jesus
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a dark and thrilling book that had me wondering what was going to happen next. Sonya was a new author for me, but I fell in love with her writing and her mind instantly. The two main characters were so strongly created I slipped into my favorite part of reading and became part of the story! I don’t want anyone to think this will be an “easy” read. It was emotional and the situations that our characters are put through are horrible. This isn’t your typical mafia romance story at all. With every twist and turn of this book I was held captive! It took me one day to read this. I will absolutely read the next book and will read everything by Sonya Jesus.

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Brutal & Raw: Mafia Romance & Psychological Thriller (Beneventi Family Book 1) by Sonya Jesus – Review by Karyn Taylor

Brutal & Raw (Beneventi Family, #1)Brutal & Raw by Sonya Jesus
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Brutal & Raw is Book 1 in the Beneventi Series by Sonya Jesus. Jesus is a new author to me and if this book is anything to go by then I’m sure this series is going to be outstanding. I absolutely loved this book. I was instantly gripped from the very beginning and was not let go until the story ended. Even then, I think I was still enmeshed in this fantastically woven tale.
Lyla Vaughn has escaped from the clutches of mafia boos Breaker Beneventi and has no intention of ever being captured by him. So why does he still control all her thoughts? And why can’t she forget how good he made her feel at times?
Breaker Beneventi has recently killed his mafia boss father and has taken over the family. His head is all over the place though and not totally in the game. The one woman who has ever interested him (Lyla, or number 327, as she’s known) has been allowed to escape and he needs her back, to kill her, as she knows far too many of his secrets.
This is a fascinating tale, told from both POV’s as Lyla tries to evade capture by staying at a woman’s refuge and Breaker does everything possible to find her.
The author does a fantastic job of keeping you on the edge of your seat, wondering what the hell is going to happen next. I can add that there are a few curveballs thrown that I never saw coming and totally surprised the hell out of me.
I guarantee any reader will love this book if you like a good psychological thriller. I really could not put this book down and eagerly anticipate more of this series.

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Brutal & Raw: Mafia Romance & Psychological Thriller (Beneventi Family Book 1) by Sonya Jesus – Review by Erica Fish

Brutal & Raw (Beneventi Family, #1)Brutal & Raw by Sonya Jesus
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you like Psychological Thriller, this is a must read. Brutal & Raw by Sonya Jesus.is just that a Psychological Thriller with a little bit of Romance thrown in the mix. Sonya Jesus does a great job of keeping me the reader on the seat of my chair. Not only this book a Psychological Thriller and Romance, but also a Mafia story as well. The characters are complex on many different levels. It was written with so many details that the images flew off the page. This is about a Mafia boss who told too many details of his life to a woman. The woman ran away and could expose the family with what she knows. What will the Mafia boss do to contain the woman and her knowledge? This a must read for all Psychological thriller fans

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Brutal & Raw: Mafia Romance & Psychological Thriller (Beneventi Family Book 1) by Sonya Jesus – Review by Kerry Baker

Brutal & Raw (Beneventi Family, #1)Brutal & Raw by Sonya Jesus
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Brutal and Raw: Mafia Romance and Thriller Psychological Thriller by Sonya Jesus is the first book in the Beneventi Family series. This is an intense and thrilling book.
It felt like for most of this book my heart was absolutely racing. The emotions were so raw and stripped back to the bare bones of what they are about. The characters were so dark and twisted, and yet strong and intriguing. I was drawn into them so easily and they captured my attention for the entirety of the book.
This isn’t my first book by this author but it has to be my favourite one so far. It was a thrilling story and one I didn’t want to end. I cannot wait to read more from this series.

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Brutal & Raw: Mafia Romance & Psychological Thriller (Beneventi Family Book 1) by Sonya Jesus – Review by Lyndsey Fairley

Brutal & Raw (Beneventi Family, #1)Brutal & Raw by Sonya Jesus
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

So before i get into this, I will say if you haven’t read Thirty One Kisses, read that first. Its an introduction of this family and will help answer questions that would arise in Brutal & Raw if you didnt meet them yet.
This book, wow where on earth do i start? 327 is just a number and has somehow made her way into Breakers heart in a very fast amount of time. But being a mafia boss, a new one at that, he can’t have a weakness and he definitely doesn’t believe in love or feelings.
327, has many names in this story and I will call.her that as to not confuse in this review. She escapes a game and is now terrified of being found. As we see her grow a little in the months of hiding, we also see the pull she has to the man she should hate.

I can’t go into too many details as there’s twists and turns I didn’t see coming but just because you’re in charge doesn’t mean everyone listens to you or doesn’t have their own agenda to get to where they want to be.
While a lot of things in this book were disturbing, it made connecting with the character a bit easier to me as if that was how I grew up, I would probably feel the same way they all did.
I can’t wait for more in this series,and to see where it goes with the ending we get here.

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Brutal & Raw: Mafia Romance & Psychological Thriller (Beneventi Family Book 1) by Sonya Jesus – Review by Chantelle Smith

Brutal & Raw (Beneventi Family, #1)Brutal & Raw by Sonya Jesus
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’ve read Sonya Jesus’s phenomenal Knight’s series before, so anything else by this author I knew was an automatic read, but I never thought this read would be better than them, but boy was I wrong!

This read is dark, suspenseful, psychological, it has romance and leaves me on the edge of my seat with anticipation wondering what could happen next. It is full of twists and turns that have you completely captivated and entranced with this read.
This author had created incredible characters and a storyline that is incredible from the start and takes you along an emotional journey. What made this read even more thrilling was how mentally visual this read was, it was as though you were there alongside the characters, it was real, brilliant and I cannot fault it what so ever.
I can’t wait to read more from this series and what is to come next!

Reviewed By @tillytillzz

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Brutal & Raw: Mafia Romance & Psychological Thriller (Beneventi Family Book 1) by Sonya Jesus – Review by Debi Kircher

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Brutal & Raw: Mafia Romance & Psychological Thriller (Beneventi Family Book 1) by Sonya Jesus

5 ++++++++ Stars

Oh my word!! WOW!! Not sure where to start with this review….

This is my second book by this author and I’m completely blown away, like sitting here trying to figure out what I just read. I have to confess that when I was at the very beginning I was a bit worried because I was more than a little confused as to what was happening, but that lasted about 5 minutes and then I was so fully immersed in this story that putting it down physically hurt…then at 5% left I closed the book and immediately went to see if the second was out yet because I was scared to death to finish it, I didn’t want to finish it! In looking for the second (which to my sadness is not out yet) I found the novella that came out last year..I quickly purchased that and will be starting that the second I’m done with this review.

No book I’ve ever read has matched a title more than this book! My mind is still all jacked up, there are so many moving parts of this story that take your emotions, squeezes the life out of them then twists them up and has you questioning so many things about how you feel about certain characters in this book. Then add in the twists and turns that have you spinning like a top and I’m telling you right now I feel completely raw.

I’m not even going to attempt to sum up this storyline…the author’s blurb is enough. I am going to attempt to convince anyone that loves to read to buy this book. I’d say buy the novella and this one even if I haven’t read the novella yet, I knew without a doubt I had to have it. Some of the content of this story was completely cringe worthy but that didn’t stop me from becoming completely invested in these characters.

I will be the first in line to buy the next book and will be stalking or I mean following this author everywhere waiting for news on the next!

As I mentioned above..Completely blown away with this authors writing style and the way she made me feel the emotions described.

PHENOMENAL!!

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Brutal & Raw: Mafia Romance & Psychological Thriller (Beneventi Family Book 1) by Sonya Jesus – Review by Heather Harmon

Brutal & Raw (Beneventi Family, #1)Brutal & Raw by Sonya Jesus
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Brutal & Raw: Mafia Romance & Psychological Thriller by Sonya Jesus
“He wanted everything. He could have my nothings too.” “My whole life, I’ve been running, living just under the radar. The day I arrived on the East Coast, looking for a new start, I found an end instead. “

Wow, What a great book! I couldn’t put this book down. The characters and storyline really held my attention and had me wanting more! The twist and turns in this story are written so well. Here’s a brief bit about what this story is about. Ok, So a woman named 327, falls in love with Breaker who’s the Mob bosses Brother, things don’t go as 327 hopes for and Breaker being the non-typical mob guy nice and may have feelings, winds up helping 327 which could end badly for him as well. Want to know more? Get this book and read it!

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Brutal & Raw: Mafia Romance & Psychological Thriller (Beneventi Family Book 1) by Sonya Jesus – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

Brutal & Raw (Beneventi Family, #1)Brutal & Raw by Sonya Jesus
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Star
Brutal & Raw: Mafia Romance & Psychological Thriller (Beneventi Family Book 1) by Sonya Jesus

Brutal and Raw by Sonya Jesus is the first Book in her new series Beneventi Family. This is a thrilling read that will have you on the edge of your seat trying to figure out what happens next. I couldn’t put it down once I started reading. I do want to say as a warning that there might be some parts that could be a trigger. Lyla is on the run from the mafia but she is actually one that has control to bring his organization down. Find out what happens next in this series. I can’ wait to read more from this Author.

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