Wednesday, April 24, 2024

✱✱Book Review✱✱ Broken Crown by MJ Crouch


Mari Marcosa was raised to be a mafia wife. All that was expected of her was to look beautiful and stay quiet.

Until she was forced to become queen of her family’s mafia empire.

In order to survive, she’s had to put away the most feminine parts of herself and turn ruthless, strategic, and deadly.

Even if it has left her completely alone.

Now a new enemy hides in the shadows, determined to destroy her empire—destroy 
her—piece by piece. And she has no idea who she can trust.

Until three men become the very foundation of her survival:

Greyson: Her best friend, her second-in-command, her savior. The one she always needed but couldn’t have.

Dominic: Her new underboss with molten eyes and a smile made for war. He brings out a gentle side in Mari she doesn’t know if she can afford.

Nate: Her good Samaritan who is also a weapon, a killer—she can’t let herself forget that. But resisting him isn’t an option.

These men will burn the world to the ground to keep her safe.

But that may not be enough.

Momma Says: 5 stars⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

What do you do when one of your favorite authors writes under a new pen name and in different tropes than her norm? Well, if you're me, you dive right in. I already liked dark romance and #whychoose romance, so it was no stretch to read this one based on those tropes. That said, I'm not usually much into mafia romance, but I really enjoyed this one. The story is dark, and there is a fair amount of violence, which is to be expected given the storyline. The characters are so well done, and MJ Crouch manages to make them lovable even as they're doing things I wouldn't condone under any circumstances. Ah, but that's the beauty of fiction, right?
Yes, I know I've been vague and haven't really talked about this one in detail, but this book's secrets should be discovered by each reader without spoilers. What I will say is Broken Crown is deliciously dark and I can't wait for the next Gilded Empire book. Oh, and I have to mention that cover! It's absolutely terrific, and it's perfect for this story. 

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