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5+ stars for Reign of Temptation by @AGKirkham #romance #mafiaromance #bookreview

Title: Reign of Temptation (Dark Reign #2)

Author: A.G. Kirkham

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance

Book Blurb:

Moreno (Reno) Viale, is a man feared by many. He’s defied death on many occasions, and dishes out pain to those who try to impede his reign with relish. Traditions are an obligation Reno can’t ignore; even a Capo must marry. He chooses a simple girl, and thinks she’ll be no trouble. But this Capo is about to learn she’s nothing like she seems, and his new bride will test him at every turn.

Anna is a sweet, kind and gentle soul. She’s thrilled her father allowed her to teach, something she's always wanted to do. Then the world caved in and her Capo agreed to marry her off— not within her Familgia but to Nostra Casa. Their union serves the purpose of peace and her father cannot save her from this fate. It takes the strength and will of a warrior to fight for new family and earn their trust. Most of all, she longs to claim the trust of a man who feels nothing but duty.

Reno seeks only a warm body but is soon consumed by how Anna makes him feel, which poses a problem. He loved once and was betrayed; does he dare let her in?

My Review:

When an author writes a brilliant first book in a series, they have set the bar pretty high. Reign of Temptation exceeded every expectation. The story is so well written, the prose can only be described as smooth. The characters are so engaging, the reader is immediately caught up in their concerns and cares. The story of Reno and Anna is, in many ways, even better than the incredible story of Nero and Felicity (Reign of Pride).

I say this next part with 100% sincerity - If you are an author who is writing the first book in your series, you must read Reign of Pride and Reign of Temptation. These two books are definitively how to write a sequel that works as book two and a solo. Here you are given subtle information that fills in a new reader or gently refreshes a knowledgeable reader. There is no info dumping and you are never left scratching your head. You are never bored or feel you are reading the book over. I again say: aspiring authors, read these books and see how it is done.

Exciting, romantic, mysterious with edge-of-your-seat action and off-the-scale heat between a husband and a wife. I started this book thinking, how can this compare to the amazing book 1? I finished realizing this book is better than the first great one. Reign of Temptation is outstanding and the basis of the third book has me hungry to read the next one. Reign of Temptation will appeal to every fan of a soprano. This book will appeal to every reader of organized crime fiction. I recommend Reign of Temptation and the series to everyone. This is a brilliant work.

My Rating: 5+ stars

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Author Biography:

I was born in a small town in Italy. My parents are loving people; and true traditionalists. I grew up being a chatterbox of a child and evolved into a quiet and shy teenager. I was definitely not the life of the party. As a matter of fact, I never wanted to go to any high school dances or any activities the school offered. I was good with being alone. I had to grow into my own and I eventually became the fun loving, open-minded and creative person I am now. I love the ‘me’ I have become and I am grateful that this is where I have landed. Writing is my release and I have escaped in my imagination to some incredible places meeting the most awesome characters. I also wanted to be a rock star but anyone who has ever heard me sing kindly convinced me that I do not have any talent. (In other words, I suck at it.) Although I have been writing since I was in grade school, and I am a hopeless romantic. GUARD is the first book in a seven book series. In 2019, WAR (Book 2 in the series) will be launched. Each book introduces characters who you will learn about in the next series. Why I write romance? I thrive on two individuals connecting in mind, body and soul. The understanding of wants and needs and placing them as a priority and not out of fear of losing them or because you feel you need to concede; you do it because it feels easy and right in your own heart. My other passion is cooking! I enjoy making meals for my family and friends and bantering around the table. I have colourful people in my life and they all add to my rainbow. I love music! I like it all, depending on my mood. And lastly, I love to travel. I want to enjoy all that life has to offer. I want to meet people, learn from them and create the most fantastic, sexy love stories. If I can do this overlooking the ocean and feeling the breeze wash over me then I have my heaven on earth. Stay tuned for more novels in the Satan’s Pride motorcycle club and Dark Reign mafia romance series coming soon!

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Reviewed by: Mr. N


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