Bennett Mafia by Tijan is finally live! Blurb and my thoughts on it below:
There were always whispers about my roommate at Hillcrest Academy.
The wealthiest of the wealthy sent their kids to our boarding school, and Brooke Bennett had been at the top, though I never quite knew why. She was fun and outgoing, but she kept quiet about her family. The only things she showed me were photographs of her brothers.
I became fascinated with her second-oldest brother. Kai Bennett.
He was the most of them all. Smoldering. Hypnotic. Alluring.
Kai had eyes that pulled me in and a face that haunted my dreams.
Then I met him.
He came to our school with their father, and that’s when I learned what kind of family Brooke came from. They were mafia, and Brooke’s oldest brother was dead. Her father said accident, but Brooke said murder.
Three months later, her father died, and Kai became the head of the Bennett Family. Brooke left Hillcrest for good, and that was the last time I saw her.
Fourteen years later, I’m staring at her face on the television. Brooke is missing.
Two days later, Kai Bennett kidnaps me.
Other news, The Boy I Grew Up With’s audio is live today!
Review: I really could not put this one down!
I have read and loved other Tijan books, among them Carter Reed – but this, this is a whole new level. It was action packed from the very first pages, an emotional and exciting story that really kept me turning the pages as fast as I could. It’s very well written and the twists and turns were unreal – so many secrets!
Kai and Riley were so different from one another, and the line is firmly drawn between black and white, right and wrong. But as the story progress the gap between them becomes smaller, and not everything is as it seems at first glance. Kai is the head of the Bennett Mafia, and is a cunning and ruthless leader. Riley was a very strong female character and at the opposite spectrum – his equal in many ways. The chemistry between the two were combustible and I really enjoyed that it was a bit slow burn and not insta-love.
This was nearly a 5 star read for me. I wished I felt more of the emotional connection as I read the book, and I kinda felt that a few minor things weren´t explained or properly resolved. I´m also the kind of reader that enjoys stories told in dual POV`s. I feel that that often adds to the story, and I would have loved it if a small part of this story was told from Kai`s POV.
I really enjoyed reading this book, and it kept me on the edge of my seat all the way through. I`m hoping that we get more books in the Bennett universe, and that we get more of Kai and Riley. I would recommend this book to everyone and it`s a must-read if you are a fan of Tijan or mafia books in general.