Title: Ruthless People
Author: J.J. McAvoy
Series: #1 of Ruthless People
Ruthless People is a romantic crime fiction set in modern day Chicago, following the life and marriage of Melody Nicci Giovanni and Liam Callahan—rivals by blood and leaders through fear. Their marriage was arranged by their fathers in hopes to end years of bloodshed between the Irish and the Italians.
Liam, next in line to lead the Irish, believes he’s getting a simple-minded wife, one he can control, one who bends to his every need . . . the complete opposite of Melody. Bred to be a Boss, a world-class marksman, master of disguise, with no mercy and no fear. Twenty-four years later, she has achieved more than any man could even dream of, killing anyone who steps in her way. She knows exactly what type of man Liam is, and she would rather die than give up the power she has spent her whole life building. But with no other family left, she must not only learn to work with Liam, but the whole Callahan clan.
The Mafia of the past is evolving, and with rival bosses gunning for them, Melody and Liam will have to figure out how to work as one to take down those who stand in their way, all while keeping up appearances.
My rating: 🌟🌟🌟
This is a mafia story, so expect violence, murder, guns and drugs and a lot of dangerous stuff, like torture.
So if you’re not into that, this is not a book for you. I guess this was not a book for me.😿
This is not my first book with a mafia theme on it. But among the many that I’ve read, this was the most brutal and barbaric.
It was torelable at first but then halfway through, things started to get too nonsensically violent. I actually thought this will be a 4 or 4.5 stars.
The romance was hot and cute between Melody and Liam. I love majority of the side characters. I don’t like Olivia and I almost skipped her POV. Why would they even give her a POV?😑
But the violence and all the deaths are too much for me. I guess the way innocent lives are regarded as collateral damages are so callous that it hinders me from connecting to Liam and Melody. You heard that right, the lead girl is also a badass.
I recommend this for people with stronger stomach than me,lol.😁