Rocco (Ruin & Revenge, #3) by Sarah Castille
Rosa's rating: 5 of 5 iScream Cones
Who you are and who I am...light and dark...it would never have worked."
I'm loving the Ruin & Revenge series. But I must say, Rocco is my favorite so far. I can't resist a broken bad boy and this one broke me. After being inside his head and learning what he suffered as a child, I wanted so much for him. I wanted Grace for him...
Grace fell in love with Rocco when she was only 10 years old. They shared a love for music, especially Sinatra. They were friends and later more. But a tragic event sent her running from him and the mob that she wanted no part of. She moved to Vegas and pursued a career different from the one she had always dreamed of. The one that was lost to her now.
Years later, Rocco and Grace end up attending the same funeral. The fact that she feels his presence before she actually sees him was her first clue that the feelings she has for him haven't died during their separation. Learning that he actually lives in Vegas too was a bigger surprise. Though she's tempted to run again, he convinces her that she needs him to protect her and her family from the danger that threatens their lives.
Now that she's older, she's not so innocent. That darkness in Rocco that was so scary is now kinda sexy. What used to be black and white, is now kinda gray. Things become clearer and more confusing at the same time as she struggles with her feelings for him and what he does for the mob. Will she ever be able to forgive him?
This forbidden romance was beautiful and heartbreaking. I fell hard for the characters and became totally invested in their struggle to overcome so many obstacles thrown at them from all sides. I also enjoyed getting to spend some time with Nico & Lucas and their women. I'm excited to see what is coming next. The line forms here...