Ruthless People - J.J. McAvoy



"Mr. & Mrs. Smith meets the Sopranos..." To the outside world, they look like American Royalty, giving to charities, feeding the homeless, rebuilding the city. But behind closed doors is a constant battle for dominance between two Bosses, cultures, and hearts.

Ruthless People is a romantic crime fiction set in modern day Chicago, and follows the life and marriage of Melody Giovanni and Liam Callahan—rivals by blood and leaders through fear. Their marriage, arranged by their fathers in hopes to end years of bloodshed between the Irish and the Italians.

Liam believes he’s getting a simple-minded wife, one he can control, one who bends to his every need . . . the complete opposite of Melody. She knows exactly what type of man he is, and would rather die than give up the power she has spent her life building.

The Mafia of the past has evolved, and with rival bosses gunning for them, Melody and Liam will have to learn to work as one to take down those who stand in their way.

1 Marriage x 2 Bosses = 3x the Chaos





Cover: 5
Plot: 5
Characters: 5


Warning: If what you are looking for is rainbows and butterflies, this is not the book for you.

Ruthless People hardcore drugs and murder mixed in with passionate romance.

To be honest, I really haven't been able to read a lot of Mafia inspired books and I try to stay away from them but this book was so awesome I just possibly couldn't.

Melody Nicci Giovanni daughter of the biggest Italian mafia and Liam Alec Callahan son of the Irish mafia, needs to marry in order to merge their business.

Liam was expecting a soft-spoken lady who would only look good in his arm while he's out conquering the world but he ended up with Melody.

Melody was the complete opposite of what Liam was expecting. She  was a ruthless, sadistic killer and she still looks good killing people. Liam is also like Melody so their personalities always clash.

A lot of mind boggling plot twists will happen that will make you doubt the reason everything that you have just read.

Received digital edition from publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.