What an amazing book! This one grabbed my attention from the summary and the amazing cover and then just never let go. Fast paced, action packed, I literally couldn’t put the book down until I read the very last page. From start to finish I found the story to be thrilling, thorough, and spellbinding. My emotions ran high and I connected immediately with the characters. I cannot wait to read more!
Brutal & Raw: Mafia Romance & Psychological Thriller (Beneventi Family Book 1)
By Sonya Jesus
5 out of 5 stars
The story Brutal & Raw: Mafia Romance & Psychological Thriller (Beneventi Family Book 1) by Sonya Jesus is a dark and thrilling book that had me wondering what was going to happen next. It is a story that had me on the edge of my seat. It is the story of Breaker Beneventi and the one he calls 327. It is an emotional journey that includes twists and turns that I didn’t see coming. Will Breaker find the girl that has escaped and could destroy his organization? Read this book to find out. This story pulled me in from the very beginning and didn’t let me go until the final page. There are many different characters that are introduced besides the two main ones. They range from helpful to the downright dangerous. Some of them you have to wonder about their motivations, and some are only out for themselves. I found myself reading far into the night to find out the ending. The author did an amazing job of making me feel like I was there with the characters. This is the first book in a series and after reading it I can’t wait for the next one.
Wow that was one heck of a ride with Brutal & Raw: Mafia Romance & Psychological Thriller, the Beneventi Family. I could not put this book down, literally from the moment I saw the cover. Once I did have it I couldn’t wait to see if it the story inside would live up to the epic cover that graces this novel. I have always appreciated the way Sonya Jesus can take a dark and twisty world and still make it feel as if you are reading a fairy-tale at times. This one however takes the cake, and has become my favorite of her to date!
In Brutal & Raw we have the story of 327, a woman who has found herself among the worst of the worst and in a mafia ring she can’t escape. She meets Breaker there and he completely shatters her first impressions about all of it. Breaker is one of those Alpha’s that you want to hate and not fall for but I can assure you that by the end it will be hard to deny the goodness that hides in the soul bathed in darkness. I loved all the twists and turns and I can’t wait to see where things will go with the next book.
Brutal & Raw: Mafia Romance & Psychological Thriller (Beneventi Family Book 1) by Sonya Jesus
Brutal & Raw by Sonya Jesus was a thrilling read. I could not put this book down. I was shocked at first with how quickly the author moves the reader through the terror and horror of what the mafia was doing. Wow. I was at the edge of my seat. I also lived the main characters and how well they were developed. They were easy to visualize as the story progressed and realistic. This was such an invigorating and addictive read. I highly recommend it.
Do you want a dark story that will keep you reading into the night? How about on the edge of your seat? Well I couldn’t put this one down! The story left me Brutal and Raw! This isn’t your normal hearts and flowers read. It is dark, suspenseful and thrilling. The characters are evil, difficult and manipulative. I couldn’t get enough of them! Being inside Breaker’s head…I am twisted up! I can’t even say whether I like or hate Breaker for his choices and decisions. 327 is strong! She struggles with herself over thoughts and feelings, living or not living. Does she want to be free of him or free with him?
This is not my first book by this author. Each one is better than the last. This story blows me away! The characters are so hard and difficult but yet a small glimmer of softness. But Day-Um she knows how to manipulate my heartstrings with them. I will tell you she doesn’t give all the answers. I can’t wait for the next one!
I loved this book. This is the first book in this author’s new series, I can’t wait for the second book. I have read all of this author’s books and this is my favorite yet so far. This is a well written story that has a little bit of everything in it including suspense that left me sitting on the edge of my seat just waiting to see what was lurking in the shadows. Her characters are connectable and both good and bad which makes the story engaging and a page turner. Lyla is on the run from the mafia boss but she is also the one that has the control to bring his organization down. She is a great, strong character that has a great control but what will she do with it? I highly recommend reading this book and find out what happens next.
Review by @bjwagner
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Genre – Romantic Suspense
Page Count – 350
Cover Designer: Touch Creations
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. One careless night landed me in the hands of a dark mafia boss, who wanted nothing more than to render me a number—to eviscerate my identity with his brutal mind game.
That’s what he called me. That’s all I was to him.
At least at first, before Breaker Beneventi told me all his family secrets, trickled his way into my heart, and then ordered my death. He set me free, knowing the butcher would find me.
Now, I’m the girl who escaped. The one with the power to destroy his organization. And he’s relentlessly searching for Lyla Vaughn all over the country, spilling the blood of innocents and losing his control.
But he’s not going to find me. Because that’s not my name.
From Bestselling author Sonya Jesus comes “Brutal and Raw” a psychological thriller romance full of plot twists, interwoven with dark mafia romance.
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Sonya’s a nerd—a cool nerd—who loves science, books, make-up and unicorns. She even has unicorn slippers and unicorn plushes adorn her office. It’s not an obsession (or so she says), it’s simply an ode to her imaginative side. Storytelling has been her passion since her youth, but her family believes it’s more than that.
Painting, sketching, carpet-making, lyrics, poetry—artistic endeavors have no limit with Sonya. They may not always come out perfect, but art serves as an outlet, which helps balance out the factual, science-driven part of her brain.
Though she’s fun-loving, complex-minded, and heart-driven, her philosophy on life is quite simple: Shit happens. Keep going.
When asked to elaborate, she said, “Believing in yourself is probably one of the hardest things to do, but look in the mirror. You’re still standing. That’s strength. Don’t underestimate yourself.”
Sonya also believes in fairytales and in the beautiful things a mind can conjure. She’s a firm believer in empowering the crazy fictional ideas, putting them down on paper, and letting them flourish into a story.
“There’s so much potential in a dream… a thought… not exploring it seems like such a waste of something absolutely beautiful.”
Knights Who Won My Heart is the fourth and final book in the Knights series by Sonya Jesus. Ms. Jesus definitely pulls out all the stops and ends this series with a bang. Just when you think you know what is going to happen Ms. Jesus throws out a curve ball and leaves the reader clinging to the edge of their seat.
Throughout the series we watch Amelia make tough choices and grow up along the way to become one of the strongest characters I personally have read in a while. Add in a manipulative serial killer who is the only person that knows his endgame as well as a group of “Soccer Gods” and you have the makings of a wild ride. The Knights series is one that catches your attention from the first book all the way to the last page of the last book. It is a different and refreshing read and I recommend it to any reader interested in something a little different.
Knights Who Won My Heart : Knights Series Book 4 by Sonya Jesus is the fourth Book in the Knight Series This is one of my favorite series and this book Holy Momma it was worth the wait .I do recommend if you haven’t already read the first three book in this series because this one picks up where Book three left off.Get ready tp be taken on a few twists and turns that will have you on the edge of your seat trying to figure out what happens next. I at times felt like I was on a emotional rollercoaster with my emotions up and down .I can’t say it enough Sonya Jesus is an Amazing Author and I absolutely love her style of writing. I highly recommend not just this Book but the whole series.
Knights Who Won My Heart is the fourth book and the closing act of Sonya Jesus’ Knights series! We are going out with a bang! I promise you will be sitting at the edge of your seat and biting your nails when following Lia and co to the end. You cannot read this book as a standalone, clearly you would be completely lost so do yourself a favour and start from the beginning and I guarantee you will enjoy hours upon hours some good storytelling!
You would think that as we are now at the fourth and final book that maybe the writer would be using it as to conclude on the story but heck no! It is filled with mystery, danger, angst, violence, obsession, romance and … twists so hold your horses and go chapter by chapter!
I have heard rumours that the writer is working on a spinoff series called “The Soccer Gods” and considering how she finished this series, it has earned a spot on my TBR list!