REVIEW: Beautiful Criminal by M.N Forgy

As the son of the infamous boss of the DeAngelo family, I have merciless duties expected of me. The public labels me a monster, a man without a soul, and one hated by many.
They’re not wrong, and I’m not sorry for it.
When my father orders me to marry a longtime enemy’s daughter to settle a score between our families, she did what any smart woman with a beating heart would do.
She ran.
So, I found her.
She tries to negotiate for her freedom, but despite being inexplicably drawn to the deviant woman, I refuse her pitiful bribes with pleasure.
I still have a job to do, and I’ll make her tell me her family’s secrets, turning a treacherous situation into a game of hatred.
A code of silence will be broken.
Lines will be crossed.
I’ll promise her freedom to get the answers I need, but I’ll burn this city to the ground before I let her go.

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My Review

Anytime a story line has a Romeo and Juliet – star-crossed lovers’ feel to it – I’m all in. So it was a no brainer for me to sign up for M.N. Forgy’s newest release, Beautiful Criminal. And because I’ve read quite a few of Forgy’s MC romances, I knew that she would create a dark and deadly world that would lead her hero and heroine down a treacherous and twisted path that would either bring light into the darkness or keep everything shadowed by hate and pain.

Leona Bravado would gladly give up her privileged lifestyle for a chance to choose her own life, and with that idea in mind, she does the one thing that perhaps might save her from an arranged marriage and a title she adamantly refuses to carry – she runs. Too bad Keiran DeAngelo refuses to allow her, her freedom but that doesn’t step Leona from holding her own and standing her ground against the man who she’s supposed to give every part of herself to. I loved Leona’s strength and her determination to do things on her own terms and even when she didn’t seem to have a choice, she always made her position known, never cowering to anyone, especially a DeAngelo.

It took me a bit to warm up to Keiran, but I think that was a deliberate move on M.N. Forgy’s part. The world in which he lives and will ultimately rule, once his father steps down as Boss, is not one where he can show weakness or anything but a blackened heart and soul. Doing, otherwise, would allow his family’s enemies an upper hand and he refuses to allow anyone, especially a Bravado, to tarnish his reputation as well as his position in this dark and deadly world.

I’m always intrigued with how the right woman can make a powerful man – one who is merciless and viewed as more beast than human – fall to his knees, whether it’s in the metaphorical sense or he actually bends at the knee. The sexual tension and electric chemistry that seemed to surround Leona and Kerian from the start has to implode at some point and what that means for these two, in a duplicitous and secretive world will keep readers guessing to the very end.

Beautiful Criminal is a perfect name for Keiran and Leona’s story because the implications of the title fit both of them extremely well, meaning that while they’re both gorgeous and make quite the stunning couple, it’s their different views on living amongst criminals and perhaps being ones themselves that serve as a point of contention between them and cannot be resolved until they each lay down their hand and find a way to coexist and even flourish as the two heads of the DeAngelo and Bravodo families.

4 Poison Apples

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M.N. Forgy is a soccer mom by day and a saucy writer by night. She started writing at a young age but never took it seriously until years later, as a stay-at-home mom, she opened her laptop and started writing again. As a role model for her children, she felt she couldn’t live with the “what if” anymore and finally took a chance on her character’s story. So, with her glass of wine in hand and a stray Barbie sharing her seat, she continues to create and please her fans.
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