When Angels Seek Chaos by Addison Jane
Rosa's rating: 5 of 5 iScream Cones
"When you're with me, everything is one way...my fucking way."
When I decided to read When Angels Seek Chaos, it was because of the author. I really enjoyed her The Club Girl Diaries series. So, I figured that if she can write a good badass biker, imagine how good her alpha mafia capo might be. Good is an understatement as shown by my five star rating. It has only whetted my appetite for more Depalma Family series, especially after the epilogue that gave me a glimpse of what I have to look forward to.
When I read the synopsis, I had no clue what to expect as far as her world being torn apart before her eyes. But now that I've read it, I can say that's an understatement. I may have only been reading words on a page, but I felt her pain. I understood her rage. I became her cheering squad. I was ready to load some shovels in the trunk and offer my services.
When I met Angelo, it was the younger version of himself. I also felt his pain. It was easy to understand how he ended up where he did. "He wasn't a bad boy. He was the bad boy. He was a respected member of the Depalma Family and people both loved and hated him depending on which side they were standing on. The family took care of their own, but don't cross the line. "I dare you." I might be a boring law abiding citizen, but while reading this amazing book I confess I became blood thirsty and ready for some revenge.
I'm also guilty of some mental matchmaking. And yes, I did some mental undressing too. There's just so many layers when a sexy man is wearing an expensive suite, and Angelo wore the hell out of his expensive suits. Sometimes he did sexy things without even taking off the expensive suit. And did I mention that he was a bossy boss in and out of the bedroom? And then there's his Italian accent when he calls her Bella...sigh. Yeah, Angelo is all that. But while he may be irresistible in all those areas, can she handle all the other sides of him? He reminds her that, "Just because a bad man does good things, doesn't make him a good man, Bella." He made sure that she saw his dark side. Would her desire for retribution be strong enough that she would go there too?
What? Just because I tell you all the sexy stuff doesn't mean I'm gonna spoil the story for you. Nope, you need to dive into this adrenaline rush that will blow your mind when you least expect it. You need to wait and wonder and worry just like I did. That's part of the experience and you don't want to miss a minute of it. I can't wait for the next installment. The line forms here...