2021

The Recluse Heir by Monique Moreau

He wants her, but she can never be his.

I am Luca, the black sheep of the Romanian mafie Lupu clan. 

Cat, the woman I want as mine, happens to be my brother’s fiancée. 

What wouldn’t I do to tear their engagement apart with my bare hands?

Luca

As the second son, I scoff at the antiquated rules and traditions of my clan. When my family needs to make an arranged marriage with a rival clan, the next in line to wed the spoiled mafie princess is me.

I’ll be damned if I’m led to the slaughter like some sacrificial lamb.

Let my younger brother, the family lapdog, do the deed. The man is a soulless bastard, anyway.

But the moment I set eyes on the precious princess at my brother’s engagement party, I regret my decision. My knees almost buckle. Holy hell, but she’s beautiful. Sultry and innocent, she’s a lethal combination the likes of which I’ve never seen before.

If only she wasn’t already pledged to my brother.
 
Cat

My family loves me but I’m merely a pawn in the shifting chess game between the Lupu clan and mine. As the good, obedient daughter to the boss of the Popescu family, I do what I am told. And that is to marry the youngest brother, a ruthless mafie prince with a reputation for cruelty. It’s the least I can do to make up for the grief I’ve caused my family over the years.

At my engagement party, I’m introduced to my fiancé’s older brother, Luca.

A man with cold gray eyes that makes my skin sizzle with desire. 

The same man who already rejected me as his fiancée. 

I should hate him for it. Instead, the more time I’m forced to spend in his presence, the less I can remember that he is strictly off-limits. 


The Reluctant Heir is not your typical Mafia romance. It delves into the Romanian mafia one that isn’t fictionalised often. The author is new to me but she had me captured with her story.

A princess in the mafie, Cat has been kept in a cage until now. When she promised in an age tradition. Yet things aren’t smooth as she think they will be. Luca stands in her way and he is everything she ever dreamed of. You can’t blame her given the way he looks and acts.

Despite the cliches. Cat isn’t one of those girls. She has it all. The smarts and the wildness that comes out fighting for what she wants. She isn’t one to sit by the sidelines and plays a calculated game with Luca’s help. Their story is steamy and everything you expect in the bed room .

However they have a genuine affection for each other, that is quick to form and easy to see why they should be together.

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