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Summary

They’re the Vendetti crime familia, the most powerful mafia name in New York.... Matteo Vendetti is a man who gets what he wants. As heir to the Vendetti Empire and the capo dei capi’s throne, he’s only required to do one thing. He must get married to prove that he’s matured and is stable enough to take over. The stipulation doesn’t sound like much of a challenge until he realizes who his betrothed is. Violet’s the Bottaro Princessa, not just a random woman he met by chance in another country. She’s young - too young by his standards. She’s headstrong - a problem for a dominant man like Matteo. She’s desirable - the biggest issue of all. Before long, Matteo’s questioning himself, wondering if Violet’s really such a burden, or if just maybe, he’s falling in love with something other than the Empire.

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"If you have ever met Sapphire Knight she is the sweetest little thing...but man does she write twisted and hot men! I hated the Vendettis and then I loved them!" (P. Marie, author)

"Holy heck in a hamper! GIRL! For one, I think I may now have hypertension. For two, you have absolutely knocked this one out of the MF Park. Hot AF! Sweet Jesus. Someone get me some dang ice water, open a window, something!" (Kristine Allen, author)   

"I read the entire thing last night, obsessively, and holy wow. That has to be dirtiest, yet hottest book I’ve ever read. I was not expecting that level of heat. Dang girl. Dannnng! Sapphire Knight you’re a dirty bird and I love it!" (Jaci J, author) 

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Good listen

I really enjoyed this book. Some parts I thought we're slow but when thinking about it after the story wouldn't flow properly. If your looking for a good mafia book this is it

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OMG! Brilliantly written, hot story.

Sapphire never fails to produce stories you cannot put down once you start reading and this audible is no different. The narration is brilliantly performed simultaneously by both male and female which helps with the flow of the story, bringing it to life. The Capo dei capi had me hooked from the start with the introduction of the seven brothers of the Vendetti family. Violet may be have had a conventional marriage in mind but, the Vendetti family tradition is anything but traditional and starts the journey of Matteo “Ruthless” Vendetti and the love he never expected have for his new Queen. Great storyline, beautifully written and super hot.

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Steamy sizzling story

Matteo Vendetti is heir to the Vendetti Empire and new capo dei capi’s, Violet’s the Bottaro Princessa. Little did then know they were to be betrothed to each other, Matteo & Violet sizzling HOT chemistry. Cant say any more with out spoiling the story. I was gifted audio code, loved duet narration from Rachel Woods & Luke Parker. Awesome audio Sapphire
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  • Book Lovers Party Place
  • 23-05-21

Steamy and Mafia what more could I want!!!

I absolutely loved hearing this book come to life and Matteo is the perfect example of a dangerous, sexy, alpha male that I love reading about and getting to know in this story. I couldn't stop listening to this book until I hit the very end and I can't wait to see more from this world of character's.

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  • Clara
  • 10-05-21

A reverse harem story, with hints of mafia

I'll be honest, it took me almost 50% of the book to get into the story. I guess the biggest issue I had was the initial misconception of what this story was: a mafia plot with a marriage of convenience. In reality, it's a reverse harem and it revolves solely around the Vendetti family tradition that Matteo and Violet must follow within their wedding night.

There are hints to "mafia" situations, but they are too little. I'm hoping the mafia storyline picks up with the second book. There are numerous steamy scenes and many borderline situations. I wouldn't have minded them have they played a role in the bigger picture. I was expecting more out of this book. Let's see what happens next.

Sapphire Knight's effort into incorporating Italian words and sentences to make the Vendetti's more real deserves a mention. It reads super well in the book but fell a bit short on the audiobook. I wasn't completely sold on the narration, especially when it came to Matteo.

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  • LaChelle Funk
  • 26-03-21

The Vendetti Empire

What did I just read 🤯 wow! I was not expecting all of that hotness in this book/audio. Be prepared for a wild ride.

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  • Madeleine East
  • 16-05-21

Need more

I love, love, love Matteo. I am a sucker for sexy, dangerous, strong, alpha males and that’s exactly what Matteo is. This book kept my attention the entire time. Looking forward to more books in this series.

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  • Dolphinchicklv
  • 11-05-21

Love this book !!

I loved hearing the characters come to life . This book keeps you at the edge your seat and is full of hot sexy times.

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  • Stephanie Hardin
  • 28-03-21

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Loved the dual narration!! They really made this story come to life. The story was wonderful cannot wait for the next part!!

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  • Sarah
  • 24-03-21

Really digging this Author

What a great beginning to the series. Definitely not mainstream, keeps you engaged and interested. Steamy with lots of chemistry, love the taboo side of these books. Can’t wait for the next one! This is a new author for me, the first of hers I listened to was Vendetti seven, they don’t have to be listened to in order.

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  • Nova
  • 30-01-22

What the hell!?!

Nope DNF!!! What a ridiculous story. I was hoping for at least a decent listen.... Credit back, please!!!!!

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  • Amy Ardon
  • 01-10-21

The book is highly sexual and a little far-fetxhed

The book was overall pretty good, but the female narrator has a strong accent that's from Illinois or maybe Minnesota. This accent is totally annoying and is like listening to my cousin from Minnesota try to be sexy. She needs to dump the accent and get some more acting lessons. The male narrator is OK, a little overdone with the macho mafia Guido accent. it's also repetitive with the dialog. Maybe worth a credit if you like Chicago-style dirty talk.

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  • Lilta08
  • 03-06-21

Can I be the Vendetti Queen?

Wow! Hot, Hot, Hot x7 When I started listening Matteo was not my favorite at all.. But as the book went on he has redeemed himself. Having the full attention of 7 alpha males Violet isn't sure what to think at first, but as she learns why they have this ritual in place she begins to take comfort in it and all the brothers.