Tuesday, 9 April 2019

The Kiss Thief by L.J. Shen

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They say your first kiss should be earned. 
Mine was stolen by a devil in a masquerade mask under the black Chicago sky. 
They say the vows you take on your wedding day are sacred. 
Mine were broken before we left church. 
They say your heart only beats for one man. 
Mine split and bled for two rivals who fought for it until the bitter end. 
I was promised to Angelo Bandini, the heir to one of the most powerful families in the Chicago Outfit. 
Then taken by Senator Wolfe Keaton, who held my father’s sins over his head to force me into marriage. 
They say that all great love stories have a happy ending. 
I, Francesca Rossi, found myself erasing and rewriting mine until the very last chapter. 
One kiss. 
Two men. 
Three lives. 
Entwined together. 
And somewhere between these two men, I had to find my forever.

Ok so wow! This book is a fun combination of Beauty and the Beast, A Mafia movie and 50 shades of Grey. 
Francesca is practically sold to Wolfe Keaton and she hates it! Story is definitely not an insta love story. 
I liked that although the story is set in modern day but because of the culture and the situation Frankie still gets to wear fancy dresses and gowns which makes me happy. 

So Wolfe has had a pretty bad start to his life and it hasn't made him the nicest human to be around. He is selfish, cold and mean. Wolfe doesn't hold back on his words and when he decides to take Francesca from her home and the boy she loves just to show Frankies dad that he is in control. Wolfe underestimated Francesca immediately. It was nice to see him soften a little throughout the book. 
I do wish that Wolfe acted his age a lot more in the story, He is 30 years old however he still acts younger but this isn't a big deal. 

I liked Francesca and how she stood up for herself against Wolfe even when she was scared or upset but it showed her as strong. I like that this was shown because her Dad was evil and her Mum didn't seem to have been able to teach Francesca to be a strong woman. I wish that the relationship after the wedding would have developed a bit slower and Wolfe's opinion on safe sex is terrifying. 

Overall this was a super fun read that i wizzed through really quickly. 
I would definitely recommend this book.

Thanks for reading

Em x
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