"The suspense keeps the pages moving quickly in book two of the Blood and Honor series. There are numerous characters, but Delamar does a wonderful job of incorporating them so that readers keep abreast of the story. A fast pace, credible characters and a complex plot guarantee hours of entertainment." -- RT Book Reviews, 4 stars
"Retribution was great... oh so damn great. So this is the second book in the Blood and Honor series and I loved it even better than the first one.... Another wonderful story filled with action, love, forgiveness, and some awfully hot steamy scenes! This story was beautifully written and I hope you pick it up and read it!" -- Reading on the Wild Side blog, 4.5 stars
"You are kept on the edge of your seat until the very last page, just like at the end of "Revenge", "Retribution" has a teaser for the next novel that makes me excited to read the next novel. If you liked "Revenge" you will love "Retribution"; this is easily a stand alone novel; I'm just glad that there is more to come in this series." -- Steph's Book Retreat blog, 4.5 stars
An Interpol agent playing a dangerous game. A Mafia princess. A man determined to exact retribution...
Nick Clarkston, a young Interpol agent, threatens to undo the fragile peace between the Lucchesi and Andretti families when he tries to take down the Mafia don father who abandoned him. He allies with his father's sworn enemy, a mobster both devious and ruthless. The mobster's alluring daughter helps Nick negotiate the murky criminal underworld, but he soon learns she's using him. Trapped, and with nowhere to turn, Nick makes a tragic mistake that plunges him further into danger.
Delfina Andretti appears to be the typical Mafia princess--but this princess wants out. Delfina dreams of being a fashion designer, and hooking up with Nick is her ticket out of an arranged marriage. Her feelings for Nick are genuine, but he's leery of her. Even worse, his heedless drive for justice threatens to get them both killed and to put everyone Delfina loves behind bars--unless she and Nick can forge a new future for their warring families.
SENSUALITY LEVEL: Hot (RT Book Reviews scale)
CONTENT WARNING: Retribution is a dark, atypical romance that contains graphic language, sexual situations, and violence. You have been warned.
"Leave me alone," Delfina tossed over her shoulder, turning her head to give her father one last glare. She sailed off the last step into the foyer and plowed into a hard body. A hard body that smelled delicious, sexy. Two strong hands gripped her arms to keep her from falling.
She gawked at a face that was eerily familiar. The young man standing in front of her wasn't Enrico Lucchesi--his wavy, tousled hair was a rich chestnut, not onyx, and his eyes were mossy green, not chocolate. But the strong blade of his nose, the high prominent cheekbones, and the full, generous mouth were all Lucchesi. "Who are you?" she blurted.
"Nick Clarkston," he answered, his accent British, upper crust. "Who are you?"
"My daughter, Delfina," her father said from behind her. His hands came to rest on her shoulders, and Nick abruptly released her and stepped away.
Nick glanced from her to her father. "Is everything all right?" he asked.
"Not really," she said. Could he be...? But if he was, what was he doing here, in her father's house?
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Dana Delamar is the author of the "Blood and Honor" Mafia romance series, which is set in Italy among the Calabrian Mafia. Her first book, Revenge, received 4 stars from RT Book Reviews, was a Top Pick at The Romance Reviews, and was a double-finalist for Best First Book and Best Romantic Suspense in the 2013 Booksellers Best Awards. Her second book, Retribution, received 4 stars from RT Book Reviews and was a semi-finalist in the Kindle Book Review's 2013 Best Indie Book Awards. Her book Malavita was a quarter-finalist in the 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards, and her book Redemption was a finalist in the 2014 Maggie Awards and a semi-finalist in the Kindle Book Review’s 2014 Best Kindle Book Awards. You can visit her at www.danadelamar.com.