To the outside world, they look like American royalty, giving to charities, feeding the homeless, and 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. Theirs is an arranged marriage with the goal of ending years of bloodshed between the Irish and the Italians. Liam assumes he’s getting a simple-minded wife, one he can control, one who bends to his every need…he’ll soon find out that his wife to be does not fit that mold.
Melody knows exactly what type of man Liam is and would rather die than give up the power she has spent her life earning.
The mafia of the past has evolved, and with rival bosses gunning for their family, Melody and Liam will have to learn to work as one to take down those who stand in their way.
Check out more thrilling titles in the Ruthless People series:
THE UNTOUCHABLES (#2)
“One Secret, Multiple Casualties.”
AMERICAN SAVAGES (#3)
“Villains by Choice.”
A BLOODY KINGDOM (#4)
“Is it possible to have too much power?”
CORALINE + DECLAN (prequel novella that takes place 2 years before Ruthless People)
“You don’t find love; it finds you.”
Hello!! Ruthless People in da houuuse
A FREAKING ROLLERCOASTER, but a PERFECT one (you’ve been warned)
This book series messed with my emotions!! I’m not even kidding, I found it hard to function once i was finished. I’ve been hangover (from reading books, of course) but, never to this extent that my mind is occupied day and night with the characters. MY BREATH HAS BEEN TAKEN AWAY, HELP!!!!
Look at how far Melody has gotten into between the first and the last book. who knew she’d go from this “cold” person to be the caring, loving women that would give her life for her family?
“It had taken a lot of blood, sweat, and no tears to make sure that they, and everyone else, knew that I was the Boss. I may be pretty, I may be young, but I was a Giovanni. Giovannis were–and always would be–beautiful, but lethal when crossed.”
I’m not much of a crier, but I’ve got to admit I had tears in my eyes by the 4th book (A bloody Kingdom)…what an effing plot twist..i refused for it to end that way, and thankfully it hasn’t. I was NOT disappointed.
For characters; Liam Alec Callahan has become one of my many book boyfriends (I’ll be doomed once Melody discovers this. RIP me)
Melody Nicci Giovanni Callahan The most badass female character I have ever read!! hands down.
This couple of “Melody X Liam“. The Italian beautiful queen and boss of the Italian mafia and Ceann na Conairte, the devilish handsome boss of the Irish one. They’re the definition of power couple. I could go on and on talking about these two, but i seriously don’t want to spoil y’all because believe me..this story worth your time! Every. Single. Second & Minute!!!!
J J McAvoy, THANK YOU dearly for such a beautiful series, and looking forward the “Children of Vice” series.
would I recommend it? HELL to the YES!
Have you read it yet? what do you think??
Have a good read 🙂