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#ARCReview Scars & Sins (Brooklyn Brothers #2) by Melanie Munton


Title: Scars & Sins

Series: Brooklyn Brothers #2, Standalone

Author: Melanie Munton

Genres: Mafia Romance, Romantic Suspense

Release Date: 31 March 2020



We are the Rossetti’s.
The exiled “sixth” family of the New York mafia. We’re the good guys.
People don’t fear us…much. They respect us.
The five of us? We’re the Brooklyn Brothers.
And we protect what’s ours.

You know when you have a little sister and she has that one friend that always follows you around like a puppy? For me, that was Roxanna “Roxy” D’Angelo. That was years ago, back when our fathers didn’t hate each other. Then they became enemies and she went off to boarding school in Connecticut.

Now, she’s back…and looking nothing like the shy girl I remember.

Cavorting with anyone from the five families is strictly forbidden to someone like me. So, I can’t figure out why I keep finding myself in situations with Roxy that could bring the force of the entire mafia syndicate down on our heads. Even if those situations are the wildest, most intoxicating experiences of my life.

But with the Sicilians in town and out for blood, times have never been more dangerous. If they find out about our relationship, they won’t hesitate to remove both of us from the equation so they can restore order.

We’re not Romeo and Juliet. They both died. And I refuse to let anything happen to Roxy. I have to protect her. From my family. From hers.

I hope she won’t hate me for what I have to do.
Because it might just kill her before any bullet can.


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4 Stars

ARC Source: Publisher via NetGalley

*ARC kindly provided via NetGalley. This is my honest opinion.*

I love mafia romances! So, when Jamsu told me that she got accepted for this ARC, I thought to give it a try as well. This was my first book from the author.

Roxy and Ace’s relationship is a very complicated one. Anything between them is doomed from the start because of their families. Ace’s family, the Rosettis, stepped out from the New York syndicate years ago. However, he never stopped caring for her. Roxy had a crush on Ace for years. Being her best friend’s older brother, she used to spend many hours at his house.

For the past 5 years they haven’t seen each other. Roxy stopped any communication with the Rosetti family and left for college, Now she’s back because of her father. Of course, Ace couldn’t stay away for long. What he didn’t anticipated was his newfound attraction towards her.

“You might break me, you might ruin me. But you can’t fucking hurt me Rox.”

I don’t want to spoil the plot. What I’ll say is that the story is full of secrets and agendas. This wouldn’t be a mafia romance without some action, so be prepared for it!

I really like the book. What kept me from giving it 5 stars, was the start of the book. I had a difficult time getting into it, but thankfully I was sucked right in after that! I’ll be looking for the author’s next book; I want to find out what happened with Nico!!



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Melanie grew up in a small town in rural Missouri. After marrying her husband, she decided she wanted to try coastal life because why not? A few months later, they moved to North Carolina where she discovered her passion for writing romance, and they never looked back. They are now enjoying life with their beautiful daughter in Savannah, GA and loving every minute with their little Georgia peach.

Melanie’s other passion is traveling and seeing the world. With anthropology degrees under their belts, she and her husband have made it their goal in life to see as many archaeological sites around the world as possible.

She has a horrible food addiction to pasta and candy (not together…ew). And she gets sad when her wine rack is empty.

At the end of the day, she is a true romantic at heart. She loves writing the cheesy and corny of romantic comedies, and the sassy and sexy of suspense. She aims to make her readers swoon, laugh out loud, maybe sweat a little, and above all, fall in love.

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Until next time..Demetra xx

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