Hold You Against Me
By: Skye Warren
Released May 31st, 2016
Once upon a time the daughter of a mafia king fell in love with a foot soldier.
This fairy tale didn’t have a happy ending.
My sister and I barely managed to escape alive, and we’ve lived in relative hiding ever since. I’m safe now, but I can never forget the boy who gave his life to save mine.
Except there are whispers that he’s still alive. And he’s fighting a war.
Even knowing the risks, I have to find him. I have to find some way to protect him, the way he protected me. But he isn’t the boy I left behind. He’s a violent man. A criminal. And he’s been waiting for me–the final pawn in a dark game of survival and love.
Not my first rodeo with Skye so I was more than prepared for the … whaaaat?, GASP, and blank stares at my kindle wondering what in the ever loving fuck is happening right now? … yeah, but no, they happened anyways!!
WHAT A FRIKKIN AMAZING RIDE!
Before I go into anything else, I would suggest to all future readers you read the short story Tough Love before you read this book. It is there that Clara and Gio really begin…just my opinion.
If you’ve never experienced a Skye Warren book, you’re in for a treat because although this has all her usual talents as a writer of poured on every page, it also has a light. You see, Skye writes dark gritty romances, and when she writes a series, they tend to get darker as we move along to the point that sometimes it’s pitch black. But not this time. This story was dark (what mafia based story isn’t), but it was veiled with lightness. And that was all Clara. Even all grown-up and on her own, she had an air of innocence to her bordering on naive. And that’s what made her perfect for our Gio!
Giovanni was everything that wasn’t light. He grew up hard. He endured the impossible and came out of it the man he is today. A dark jaded man who would no anything and everything to have his Clara back. They were destined from the start. Kismet. Everything he did came from a deep rooted place of love for Clara. It was beautiful to read. Her light game him power and strength and … well, light … kismet 🙂
This is another excellent story written by an exceptional author that will captivate not only your mind, but your heart as well. You will feel the journey of Clara and Gio down to your soul. And it will be wonderful! #TRUST
Copy provided for blog tour review
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Something moves me gently, constant and rhythmic like waves. I’m warm. There’s something soft curling around my arms, wrapped inside my fists. Padding beneath my cheek that smells like home.
An unnatural darkness weighs down on me, keeping me from waking up—a demon’s whisper in my ear. You’re warm, you’re safe. Sleep.
But something is wrong.
I remember falling asleep, so suddenly, remember drinking water that I hadn’t filled. And I remember the phone call from Amy telling me that Giovanni’s alive. Impossible.
Awareness pricks my skin like a cold breeze. Wherever I am, I’m not alone.
I blink rapidly, forcing my eyes open. They adjust to the darkness quickly, taking in the tinted windows on either side and the wide leather bench curving beneath me. I’m in a car. A limo, to be exact. And it’s moving.
On the opposite side of the long space, a large body reclines. I can see the wide stance of his legs, the pale white of his shirt. A suit jacket tossed beside his hip. His face is hidden in the shadows of the vehicle.
I was raised by the head of the Las Vegas mafia, the capo. I grew up around guns and violence, so I know when a man is armed. It’s the way he holds himself, the warning shimmering around him like a dark halo.
This man is armed and extremely dangerous.
Every muscle in my body tenses. My mind still swims in thick water, because I must have been drugged. He drugged me, this faceless man. Why did he take me? It won’t be anything good, that’s for sure.
Even worse, I suspect this has something to do with my past, with my family. It’s messed up that I’d rather be taken by some random psycho. But at least then I’d have a chance of getting away.
“Who are you?” I demand, my voice hoarse from whatever drugs they gave me.
There’s a long pause, the weight of his regard as heavy as a finger trailing down my neck.
“Have I really changed that much, bella, that you don’t recognize me?”
Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dark romance such as Wanderlust and Prisoner. Praised as a “true mistress of dark erotica”, her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, four dogs, and one evil cat.