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Summary

He’s the future unchosen ruler of the O’Malleys.
Locked away for too many years.
Underestimated and pissed off.
Protective beyond all rationale.
Possessive unlike any man I’ve ever known. 

I should run. Except Liam O'Malley isn't a choice. He's the air I breathe.
Still, I wonder if I can really be queen of the O’Malleys - especially when I discover the truth about who I am. 

Anyone else in our shoes would make a different choice, but nothing with Liam is predictable.
In our world, anything but strength gets you killed. 

It’s what makes him the perfect unchosen ruler. 

Unchosen Ruler is the sixth jaw-dropping installment of the Mafia Wars series. It begins the O’Malley crime family reign and is a forbidden dark Mafia romance, interconnecting stand-alone, and guaranteed to have an HEA.

©2021 Maggie Cole (P)2021 Maggie Cole

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audio perfection

listening to a story that you've already read is a strange experience. you have expectations and already know how you feel about different events in the story however, Aaron and Victoria brought Unchosen Ruler to life in a whole new way. The emotions , pain and excitement I felt when reading were increased tenfold by listening!
this series completely changed my view of audio books and I can't reccomend them enough, especially if you love a book that leaves you VERY hot under the collar and desperate to know what happens next!

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6th book in series

Great narration and continuation of the series. I'm looking forward to the next book. this series is well worth the credits you'll spend. I love the way we still get to hear from the characters/family from previous books as it adds layers and depth to the stories.

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Another Great Addition to the Series!

This is the sixth book in the Mafia Wars Series, a forbidden Dark Mafia Romance. I love this series of interconnected standalone stories. Liam and Hailee's story is captivating! Hailee is lovely, strong, and smart. Liam is ruthless, enigmatic, and protective. There is a lot going on in this story. I liked the action, and the twists and turns. Aaron Shedlock and Victoria Mei did a fantastic job with the narration. They are perfect as Liam and Hailee. They both have a beautiful voice, very pleasant to listen to. I HIGHLY recommend it! Looking forward to listening to Perfect Sinner, the next book in the Series!

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Finally

I've been desperate for Hailee and Liam's story since I first met them! This was incredibly fast paced, I couldn't read the words fast enough and yet I was desperate to savor every single one. The action was 10/10 as was the spice, the connection all of it. And now we see more of the Irish side of the world that Ms. Cole has created I cannot think of how much this series just levelled up. I volunteered to read and review an early copy of this. All opinions are my own.

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get ready to fall in love with the O'Malley's 🍀♥️

🎙Aaron Shedlock & Victoria Mei did a FANTASTIC on their performance. This book is full steamy scenes and importantly suspense and these two performed PERFECTLY. Listening to all them tense suspense moments especially about Nora's *no spolier* family I was on the edge of my seat. I feel Nora heart breaking all over again for her sisters and trying to forgive her mam. Liam flash backs of prison and that moment with his dad when he said I can die a happy man 😪 and I knew what was going to happen next in that chapter. The Narrator Aaron did a brilliant job of making Liam strong & vulnerable in that moment. oh when the older generation talked both narrators did a great job on their Irish accent best I heard so far with my audiobook adventures 😊

I have been team Liam since Broken Fighter. When Nora was defending him to Hailee & the girls. Like she said she went "Irish girl on them" my heart broke again re-reading that scene because I know he liked her straight away

This title is true to the story. Liam was born into this world but he has to prove he is the Ruler. Yes when he 25 he was reckless and now 40 years old he is mature. We also see how he meet Finn who taught him how to read people.

Liam my heart does go to him. He learning to live again outside prison. Especially now he can't sleep because its too dark. He is use to some light in the darkness because of prison life. He learn about emojis and I think will be using this emoji alot 🖕 to his cousins & Killian🤣

Hailee is not the good girl we think she is. She a naughty girl just like her best Kora. She tells Liam about the adult fun activities...yes Liam there is alot more night play you can...We learn about Hailee's family and past. We understand why she was hesitate around Liam. Thankfully she took a chance on him🥰

Liam found his home in Hailee🥲
He calls her his little lamb and he presents that nickname to her in a beautiful way.

Nora ! made me cry soo bad when she gave him a gift from their late grandmother
😭 Liam & Nora are super close and I was so happy that we got to see a few moments of them together. Liam trust her with the big moments in his life & she will support him not matter what. I hope we got more Nora & Boris in this series. Nora is a O'Malley and this is a O'Malley series

We meet Hailee sister and my heart BREAKS for one sister that I will not spoil. She is a surpise character for me because I didn't like her at first and then I wanted to hug. She also caught the eye of a O'Malley man...that no more spoilers
What out for that sister!

NOW things are not all beds of roses. Maggie did say there a surprise that we the reader will never see coming. OH BOY she a women of a her word. I never saw this coming and she has done a fantastic job on not giving us no hints through out the whole series. No hints at all , everyone get ready....

VERY steamy moments & inspiration ideas for a treat box. Their is suspense and action in this book too. I was at the edge of my seat especially from Liam's prison experience & that GIANT surpise that I did not see coming !!

☆MUST READ & FAV☆

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Absolutely fantastic

Oh where to start with this book. With so much action adventure and continuous family feuds there’s not a dull moment. There’s lots of fascinating strong characters in this book that have been written so very well. An amazing performance from both Victoria and Aaron.

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fabulous

I just can't get enough of these books , I love the whole series, can't wait for the next one

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Forbidden Dark Mafia Romance

Unchosen Ruler by Maggie Cole is a forbidden dark mafia romance that I listened to on audio narrated by Aaron Shedlock and Victoria Mei. This is the sixth book in the Mafia Wars series. The book can be read as a standalone but the stories are interconnected.

I absolutely love Maggie's books! She does an amazing job pulling me into the story. I loved the relationship that bloomed between Liam and Hailee. The chemistry between them was off the charts. I really enjoyed getting both of their points of views throughout the book. It really brought the story to life.

I can't wait for the next book in the series Perfect Sinner to be released on October 1, 2021 so I can get Nolan and Gemma's story.

Aaron and Victoria did an amazing job on the narration. They both really know how to bring a story to life. I look forward to listening to more of their work in the future.

I would recommend this book if you like forbidden romances, dark romances, mafia romances, or romantic suspense.

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I have loved listening to the series of books. Can't wait for the next book.

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Liam O’Malley

Maggie Cole never ceases to amaze me. I loved the Ivanov series and now starting with the OMalley’s I have a whole new appreciation for these Irish men! Liam is fresh out of jail. Adjusting to civilian life is not that easy and finding out about his dad has just made it that much more difficult. When he sees Hailee, he knows he has met his soulmate. Now to convince her. Hailee has always played it safe. The quiet girl is swept off her feet by the handsome Liam, but his past scares her. Explosive chemistry keeps her with him though. And when she tells her mom, life changes. Secrets, deceptions, danger, and passion, this book is filled with it all. I love seeing Nora and some of the Ivanov family, creating that continuity I love. Cole has a winning combination in this book and I am loving Liam’s new role. The story is love, passion and family and I can’t wait to see where she goes next. The epilogue has left me curious and I can’t wait for more.

Aaron Shedlock is a favorite of mine and he is amazing as Liam. Alpha protective, charming and that hint of danger, he brings a voice to Liam that is exactly what I love. Complimented by the voice of Victoria Mei, she comes in as Hailee. She is fabulous, giving Hailee that stubborn streak with a hint of bad girl under her good girl facade. Together they make a fantastic team and it is a listen you do not want to miss.

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  • Billie
  • 10-09-21

Amazing story of Liam and Hailee.

O’Malley’s have Arrived!
Reviewed in the United States on September 6, 2021
Having had glimpses of Hailee and Liam throughout the the Ivanoff Family Saga in books 1-5 Mafia War Series , the time has come to get to know the story of Liam and Hailee! What a story to be told.
Maggie Cole brings these two awesome characters to life in a way you never saw coming, Without giving any spoilers, you laugh , cry , sweat a lot , get angry , did I mention sweat a lot ( hot and steamy) and cheer . I love this couple and Liam may be my new boy toy. You will not be disappointed with Unchosen Ruler .
I would suggest start with book one in the Mafia Wars Series, to understand the characters and relations between the two families.
Thanks Maggie Cole for another winner , bring on #7 .
The narrators , Aaron Shedlock and Victoria Mei were awesome in portraying their characters! Two thumbs up!

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  • Trisha C.
  • 08-09-21

intense, action packed, steamu

From the moment Liam was released from prison, his father is counseling him to be the next leader of the O'Malley mafia clan. So much has happened since he was in prison.
He meets Hailey, the sweet kindergarten teacher. She has a wild side in the bedroom and they are hot, steamy and sexy.
Secrets kept hidden puts Hailey and her sisters in danger for their lives.
Liam is strong, dominant, protective.
Maggie Cole's mafia series is so good. She keeps the story exciting, full of intrigue and danger.
Alliances are tested. trust has to be earned, and there's betrayal from within.
Now, I am ready for the rest of the O'Malleys.
Aaron Shedlock and Victoria Mei are very talented, voice performers. The emotions, all the different personalities and accents are perfection. They bring this story to life. I was gifted this audio and offered my honest review.

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  • Martha
  • 08-09-21

Epic! Amazing

It was Epic! OMG! Amazing! Off the charts! Non stop action, suspense, drama. I loved it from beginning to end. What can I say Maggie Cole is amazing. Can’t wait for the next book in the series❤️❤️❤️

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  • Tivanoff
  • 28-09-21

Listening to this While in the go was amazing !

Voices were great and made it great to listen to! Amazing story you don't want to miss!

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  • Dansu
  • 18-09-21

Why?

So now I have to wait until October 1, to get book seven, ugh, just love these characters and all the excitement that comes along with thier lives. Gemma seems to be the one to look out for and I'm ready for the next adventure to begin.

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  • Jessica Paul
  • 17-09-21

Loved Liam & Hailee

I’ve enjoyed the whole series a lot, but Unchosen Ruler was so good. The narration was great, loved listening to Aaron and Victoria. Liam is recently out of prison and as soon as he and Hailee see one another, they can’t stay away. Not even when Hailee discovers a secret about her family. I loved Liam….you expected him to be this really tough guy that you would have to learn to like. But right from the start I was routing for him. I loved Hailee as well. She is the perfect match for Liam. She is strong, wise, supportive and hard not to like. I could honestly read another dull novel about Liam and Hailee…this book was that good.

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  • Kelli Miller
  • 17-09-21

Love Liam and Hailee

Hands down I will listen to anything Aaron Shedlock narrates! I am so in love with his voice! It’s like so soothing and makes me love the characters he narrates even more! Liam and Hailee aren’t perfect but they are perfect for each other! Maggie Cole’s mafia wars series is epic and I love every minute of it! Now we have switched over to the O’Malleys and you can tell how there is a switch in families but in the best way. I cannot tell you enough how much you need to read and listen this story!

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  • Jessica Schneider
  • 16-09-21

The king and his Queen

Maggie Cole has blown me away once again! This story was so enthralling and exciting! I was left reeling from so many twists.

Hailee was a breath of fresh air, and relatable. While Liam may not feel ready to lead the O’Malley family at first, he quickly falls into his role and is the perfect predecessor.

Aaron and Victoria do a phenomenal job bringing Liam and Hailee to life!

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  • Elizabeth Maxwell
  • 15-09-21

Great story unexpected twists

This was another great story in the Mafia Wars series written by Maggie Cole. I was drawn into this story from page one. There were so many twists and turns on this emotional roller coaster that I kept listening to hear what was going to happen next. Aaron Shedlock’s Irish accent is great, it helps draw you into the story. I can’t wait to hear what happens next with Gemma and Nolan!!!

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  • Jenn Bonfadini
  • 15-09-21

How does this series keep getting better?!

I still don’t know how Maggie keeps making each and every book better and better. She keeps you on the edge of your seat, waiting for the next move. The heat, passion, intrigue are top notch. Part of me can’t wait for the next book, but the other part knows the series is coming to an end and I’ll be devastated when that happens. Aaron and Victoria slay this book and were just perfect!