Waiting for my Queen: A Dark Mafia Romance

· Georgia Cates Books, LLC
4.4
8 reviews
Ebook
300
Pages
Eligible

About this ebook

From New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Best-selling author, Georgia Cates, comes a standalone dark Mafia romance novel.

 

Emilia—

All I’ve ever wanted was to marry for love.

But girls like me don’t have that luxury.

We are used as pawns in a game we can’t control.

The game? It’s called Mafia.

I was foolish enough to try to change the rules… and I lost.

 

Luca—

She was promised to me years ago.

And he dared to take her from me.

Dared to touch what was mine.

I put an end to that.

I hope he’s enjoying the view from his dirt room.

 

Emilia—

My beloved’s killer placed a ruby ring on my finger and called me his queen.

But that red gem symbolizes something different for me.

It represents the blood shed by those I love most.

Hell was empty the day we wed.

Because the devil was standing before me and said “I do.”

 

Luca—

I saw her as a possession.

A shiny toy I didn’t want other boys to play with.

But she’s so much more.

Beautiful and brave and strong and broken all at once.

She tastes like everything I’ve ever wanted.

 

Emilia—

Hidden and patient.

I wait for the perfect time to seek my revenge.

But slowly, I feel him possessing me.

His heart is full of darkness… and I still want every inch of him.

Hard as I try, I can’t escape loving this beautiful monster.

 

Luca—

I’m waiting patiently because I already know that she’s mine.

Mine in a way that no one will ever understand.

Even if she hasn’t yet realized it.

For love, I’d do anything.

For her, I’d do everything.

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About Waiting for my Queen––

Heat level 5/5

Cheating: None

HEA: Yes


Tropes and Themes:

Arranged Marriage

Organized Crime

Enemies-to-Lovers

Playboy

Family Saga/Band of Brothers

Revenge

Possessive Alpha

Antihero/Bully

Damaged Heroine


4.4
8 reviews
Anna Theurer
March 3, 2020
4.5 Stars Waiting for my Queen was my first read by this author and I am impressed with her superb writing skills. The story is captivating and she will take you on an epic journey that is sure to keep you entertained from beginning to end. This book has checked off all of my boxes - mafia-themed romance, imperfect anti-hero, a strong heroine, and some scorching scenes interspersed with moments of action and suspense. I wasn’t sure about this book when I first dived into it as it is set in 1978, however, I found that the historical aspect didn’t affect my enjoyment of this fast-paced book at all. What you have is a marriage contract between two powerful, ruling families, but things go horribly awry thus setting the tone for this spellbinding mafia romance. Luca Rossini is definitely an anti-hero and I loathed him in the beginning. He is demanding, ruthless, and commits a rather heinous act that left me wondering if he would be redeemable. The author does a brilliant job with the character evolution of this beautifully flawed, exacting mafia bad boy. Emelia Bellini is a mafia princess. Promised to one and in love with another. She possesses an inner strength to her and I love how she doesn’t always put up with Luca’s nonsense. To say that these two have chemistry together is an understatement. There were quite a few kindle melting moments that left thankful that I reading those passages in public! How this love story unfolds is impressive. I went from abhorring the hero to loving him in the end. The character development was impeccable as was the author’s ability to illustrate how their relationship evolved over time. However, I did still grapple with something that occurred at the beginning of the book and just couldn’t completely reconcile myself with it - hence 4.5 stars instead of a solid 5 star rating. Overall, I found Waiting for my Queen to be a very enjoyable read with complex characters, an engaging storyline, and good plot execution. I am truly hoping that this author gives some of the secondary characters their own book because I am not ready to say goodbye to the Rossinis and Bellinis. I read an early complimentary version of this book.
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Leah McDonald
March 27, 2020
4 Stars Review by Elizabeth Late Night Reviewer Up All Night with Books Blog Waiting For My Queen is the first book by Georgia Cates that I have had the pleasure of reading. Waiting For My Queen captured my attention with the blurb but also because it is a mafia book. Anything to do with the mafia, I have to read. Emilia knows the rules of the Mafia life but she does not let that stop her. She is dead set on proving that love can conquer all but can it? When things do not go as Emilia planned she sets out for revenge against the one man who cost her her entire world. Will she succeed in her revenge or will she fall in love on the way? Only time will tell. Luca is the definition of a bada**. He was promised Emilia’s hand in marriage years ago but now things have changed. Or have they? Luca will do anything to get his way even if it means killing everyone who stands in his way. Luca and Emilia could not be more different if they tried. Luca has a heart of stone whereas Emilia wears hers on her sleeve even though she tries to hide it. There were a lot of feels that surrounds this book and mostly I stayed mad at Luca through it. Luca has a lot of growing up to do in order to prove himself. Emilia wants her revenge on Luca but again, her heart shows more than she realizes. My only issue with the book was how immature they both came off to be. I don’t want to go into details because it contains spoilers so I won’t. Other than that, it was a good book to read and I am looking forward to what Georiga comes out with next.
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Bibliophile Chloe
March 3, 2020
This story hits you from the get-go! First I loved the time frame of when this story took place! I was having some flashbacks to my young girl days reading this. Second, the soundtrack for this story, I loved how the music played into the evolution of Emilia and Luca. Oh my me, Luca Rossini...this is a character you are going to hate to love. But with Ms. Cates phenomenal storytelling skills, you are going to realize that Luca is redeemable, he is a true mafia man and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. And what he wants is the betrothal that was promised to him years ago. Emilia is grace under pressure. She is steel wrapped in silk. She is strong when she has to be and knows when to bend when she must. She has plans, revenge and vengeance is what spurs her on her quest for justice for her family. The chemistry between Emilia and Luca is on fire! The line is almost transparent between love and hate between them. If you are looking for an angsty, dark and steamy tale, look no further than this new story from Georgia Cates!
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About the author

Georgia resides in rural Mississippi with her wonderful husband, Jeff, and their two beautiful daughters. She spent fourteen years as a labor and delivery nurse before she decided to pursue her dream of becoming an author and hasn’t looked back yet.


When she’s not writing, she’s thinking about writing. When she’s being domestic, she’s listening to her music and visualizing scenes for her current work in progress. Every story coming from her always has a song to inspire it.

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