Thank you to Jade West and Serena and the Dangerous Press team for the reader copy of Heartless, the first installment in the Starcrossed Lovers Trilogy.
We are insanely close to the release of Soulless and in anticipation, I am bringing to you (with the help of Dangerous Press) my review of book one, Heartless. A classic rival mafia family story, this high stakes love story of a Morelli and a Constantine is sexy and sinfully delicious.
I am a member of the Dangerous Press’ Review Team, this does not affect the honesty and integrity of my review.
Check out the Goodreads synopsis…
In a single moment, she becomes my obsession…
Elaine Constantine will be mine.
And her destruction is only my beginning.
I’ve known all my life that the Constantines deserved to be wiped from the face of the earth, only a smoking crater left where their mansion once stood. That’s my plan until I see her, the woman in gold with the sinful curves and the blonde curls. My will to dominate her runs as deep as the hate I have for her last name.
No matter how beautifully she bends beneath my hands, I’ll leave her shattered, a broken toy for her cruel family.
I’m a sadist, and she’s the object of my obsession.”
Check out my more detailed thoughts below…
- Characters: Elaine Constantine and Lucien Morelli are the main characters of this Romeo and Juliet-esque love story. I initially wrote off Elaine as somewhat one-dimensional, but as the story progressed it became apparent she was more complicated than she seemed. Struggling with a cocaine addiction, she is crumbling under the pressure of being a Constantine. Lucien Morelli is cunning, sly, and devious. The owner of a sex club, he has never had his eye only one woman and that all changes when he sets his sights on Elaine.
- Pacing: A fast-paced, easily digestible, and perfect binge read.
- Setting: The story is set in a very dark New York City. Elaine leaves the safety of Bishop’s Landing for rough areas of the city. The story opened at the Constantine compound at a birthday party for Elanie’s sister which many of you will remember from the Dark Fairy Tales, and it had to be one of my favourite settings in the story.
- Romance: This story was just star-crossed lovers, enemies to lovers epicness. Elanie and Lucien had electric chemistry. When they were in the same room together it was as if all the air was sucked out of the room and it was just them. Be fair warned this romance is dark, intense, and erotic. This is not for the faint of heart, but if you let the ride take you I promise it will be wild.
Heartless receives four out of five stars.
Thank you again to Jade West and the Dangerous Press team for the review opportunity. Thank you for reading and supporting my blog!