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

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

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Brutal & Raw: Mafia Romance & Psychological Thriller (Beneventi Family Book 1) by Sonya Jesus. This book is right up my alley. I love mafia, murder, all that dark dangerous stuff so when I saw this book I knew it was for me. But WOW! It even blew me away. Its all the things a Mafia book should be and more. Its the story of a woman named 327, yes a number. She ended up falling in love with one of the Mob bosses and all she was to him was another notch in his belt. After he had his way with her he ordered her murdered. Breaker the boss’s brother isn’t cut out for this world, he’s too soft, too nice so when he starts trying to help 327 he knows he could go down with her. He helps her escape even after his brother warns him about it. Lyla Vaughn is her name and she knows this is life or death. Will she make it and take down the Mob before they kill her? Read this book for a wild ride! You will love it!

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

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Brutal & Raw: Mafia Romance & Psychological Thriller (Beneventi Family Book 1) by Sonya Jesus. WOW what to say. It is gruesome, it is so very dark and twisted, it is gritty and raw, it is violent and it is I nothing like I have read before and it is like watching a horror movie, a train wreck and a massacre and not being able to look away. But you know what? I could not put it down. Sonya always writes shock value and with this book she has certainly done that and more. I often felt sick and my heart was in my throat, but I had to know where it was going and what was going to happen. Underneath all of this darkness is a love story that is so tragic and twisted but had you feeling for them. Sonya writing is so vivid it is not hard to believe the world and the characters she has brought to life.

I am not going to share any of the book with you this time because I think you need to read it for yourself and see where you stand.

If you love something that will make you sick to your stomach and is so depraved you can’t imagine, then this is a book for you.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

Wow!! This book certainly lives up to the title- Brutal & Raw!!! This latest offering from Sonya Jesus is a dark, gripping, and intense ride. The action starts right from the beginning, and drags you into the story kicking and screaming. So many times I wanted to shut the book and turn away from the bloody and violent details, but the story is so compelling I really needed to know how everything turns out.
The characters are fully realised individuals, with their own personalities, depth, and flaws. There is definitely a love/hate relationship with them, for me- the MC’s really messed with my emotions as I really felt for 327 and everything she endured. I wanted to hate Breaker and did at times, but my heart broke for how he became the brutal man he is. He is such a complicated mix and that is what both drew me to him and repulsed me at the same time. Then there are the supporting characters, who got as much development as the MC’s. Sonya Jesus unleashes the monsters as there are some totally despicable psycho’s to be found between these pages!
This book is not for the feint of heart- there are gruesome and shocking developments that will twist your heart, turn your stomach, and leave you reeling! So, consider yourself warned!!!
This is definitely a series I have to follow- so bring on Book #2!!

Thank you, Sonya Jesus!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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!

Reviewed by @heatherlovelace
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Brutal & Raw: Mafia Romance & Psychological Thriller (Beneventi Family Book 1) by Sonya Jesus – Review by Laura Furuta

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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.

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

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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.

Review by @lizaileen
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Brutal & Raw: Mafia Romance & Psychological Thriller (Beneventi Family Book 1) by Sonya Jesus – Review by Madison Degraffenreid

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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

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.

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

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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!

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

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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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