Mafia Wars Chicago Series (10 Books)

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Mafia Wars Chicago Series (10 Books)

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Mafia Wars is the jaw-dropping dark mafia romance series from Maggie Cole. Based in Chicago featuring the Ivanov and O’Malley families, these are a set of interconnecting dark mafia romances, guaranteed to have a HEA.

Mafia Wars Series by Maggie Cole

Ruthless Stranger (Mafia Wars Book 1)

He’s a Ruthless Stranger. One I can’t see, only feel, thanks to my friends who make a deal with him on my behalf.

Signing her divorce papers to end her twenty-year marriage to Peter, Aspen is pleased to tie up all the loose ends – even it does mean that she will still have to pay him 10% alimony. Her girlfriends rally around her and whisk her off on a trip to Vegas. Although she is keen to have fun with her friends she is in no hurry to let another man in her life. Especially as her friends feel she needs to get back in the saddle, preferably with a younger man. But Aspen has a totally different fantasy in mind.

Celebrating his brother’s bachelor party in Vegas, Maksim spots four beautiful ladies across the bar, one especially stirring up feelings he hasn’t felt for a long time in him. Overhearing a fantasy about a random hookup he can’t help but think how he’d like to be the one to fulfil; that for her. getting his wish when he spots them again later, approaching two of the ladies he offers his services. Leading to two days of amazing sex and connection without names, too many personal details plus Aspen being blindfolded.

Returning to ‘normal’ life in Chicago after an amazing connection is difficult for them both but they end up face to face in a zoning meeting at Aspen’s office. Reconnecting Maksim wants her in his life but need to confess a few facts about his life which somehow doesn’t send Aspen running for the hills. As they attempt to navigate a relationship they must deal with ex’s, mafia wars and insecurities.

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Broken Fighter (Mafia Wars Book 2)

Rating: 4 out of 5.

He’s my brother’s best friend, a Russian killer, and boxer with no ties to the O’Malley crime family—my family.

Inheriting her grandmother’s pub, Nora feels as though she has fallen at the first hurdle by running out of Guinness and whiskey at the wake. Warm arms wrap around her and give her a sense of comfort she needs at that moment. Although she knows that it is nothing she can have long term. Those warm arms belong to Boris, her brother’s best friend who is Russian and Nora is all too aware that she has to keep the bloodline pure and produce Irish babies – no matter what she feels for him.

A deal made with the devil years ago to ensure the freedom from the mafia for his brothers means that Boris has to step up once a year. Unleasing his inner devil to complete the torture and killings to repay his debt. Having known the O’Malley family since he was a boy his friendship with Killian is a long-standing one – just like his love for Nora. Something he has tried to ignore but doesn’t want to fight his feelings anymore. But the Ivanovs can’t get drawn into the O’Malley wars, not to mention how her brothers would take to the idea of the two of them.

Giving in to the chemistry and longing between them they find everything they were looking for in each other’s arms. Family responsibilities pull them apart but the love is still there and Boris does all he can to keep her safe and come to her rescue. Discovering that she is pregnant throws an added curveball into their path but are they able to overcome everything to be together?

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Cruel Enforcer (Mafia Wars Book 3)

Rating: 4 out of 5.

A tormented soul on the verge of breaking…

She is well known in Chicago as the ballbusting divorce attorney who will sniff out assets and gain the best settlement for her clients. Her work dominating personality can overflow into her personal life which hasn’t helped her own love life. Coming from a rough Chicago neighbourhood, Kora has done well for herself but her mom and sister don’t see it that way and only look at her for money.

On again, off again relationship with Eloise has grown old for Sergy, especially after she fails to turn up for his brother’s rehearsal dinner. Cutting her loose he finds himself drawn to Kora as their paths cross via his older brother who is dating her best friend. Turned on by her piranha attitude when he sees her at work, but protective when a client’s husband gets too close for comfort. Having the devil inside of him, Sergey feels he has no right to draw Kora into his world but he can’t seem to pull away.

Asking questions is part and parcel of being an attorney, however, when Kora asks for particulars of Sergey’s life he is not willing to divulge. Causing an impasse between them, although time apart does nothing to squash the feelings between them. Navigating this powerful connection between them isn’t easy, especially with family issues on both sides plus Eloise showing up and putting a spanner in the works. Can they make this work?

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Vicious Protector (Mafia Wars Book 4)

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Demons so deep they destroy us…

Spotting Mr.Bend.Me.Over whilst she was out with her friends, Skylar learns that Adrian is Aspen’s bodyguard put in place by Maksim. During an impromptu girls night out to the Cats Meow, they share banter and some close moments whilst she attempts to cheer up a broken-hearted Aspen. Pulled into a VIP room is not just something she doesn’t want to do it also puts a spanner in the works for budding chemistry with Adrian.

Finding out that Aspen’s magnet haired friend has been asking about him, Adrian’s interest in her piques. Although seeing her with the Petrovs pushes his boundaries and walks away. Unable to ignore her around his family and her friends they can’t fight the attraction. Having been burnt in the past by his now ex-wife Dasha Adrian wants to keep his ‘work-life’ separate from his love life with Skylar.

Navigating a relationship is hard enough at the best times, however, Skylar struggles to accept that Adrian will not share things with her. Disappearing in the night she assumes he is off cheating on her, not helped when he returns after a job smelling like a whorehouse. Whilst she loves him she wants all of him, not just the parts he wants her to know. Reaching breaking point she walks away which breaks both their hearts, but Adrian needs to deal with the threats he has been hiding from Skylar.

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Savage Tracker (Mafia Wars Book 5)

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Wanting anything resembling what I had should suffocate me.

Still learning to live her life after escaping an abusive ten-year marriage, Selena is confused by her feelings towards her neighbour Obrecht. Helping her to install a new tap/faucet in her condo they fall into an easy chat. His powerful dominating aura draws her in but she isn’t sure that she should be jumping into anything especially with another alpha male persona. Feeling urges she opts to attend a sex club to scratch the itch but ends up with more than she bargained for.

As the tracker for the Ivanov family, Obrecht is aware of Selena’s ex-husband Jack. Although he wasn’t aware of just how messed up their master/slave relationship was. A non-consensual abuse of power he is appalled as he learns more about the abuse she has suffered. Attempting to help her through it he becomes her top and navigates what a healthy sexual relationship can be like. As well as attempting to get her to talk to a therapist which backfires on him and causes a rift between them.

Exploring boundaries and setting limits they fall into an exclusive relationship. A hot and steamy connection between them as Obrecht helps her both in and outside of the bedroom. A way is still happening in Chicago, pullingObrecht away but he puts her mind at ease by sharing what limited information he can. Wishing to get his hands on Jack but is forced to stand back as the O’Malley’s need his company to go public. Will this delay be a risk too far for Selena?

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Unchosen Ruler (Mafia Wars Book 6)

Rating: 4 out of 5.

He’s the future unchosen ruler of the O’Malleys.

Having seen what her mother went through with her bad-boy father, Hailee is very keen to stick to nice guys. They might not be exciting and everything is a little vanilla, they are less likely to hurt her or break her heart. After a series of online dating messages, she is about to give up on love. Attending Nora’s pub re-opening she is attempting to deflect her attempts to set her up with her brother Killian. Looking around the bar her eyes lock on the most beautiful man she has ever seen – but he is most certainly a bad boy.

Having been locked away for fifteen years, serving a murder sentence for killing his uncle’s killer, Liam is ready to get back to the real world. As the unchosen ruler of the O’Malley clan, he assumed that he would have more time to get to grips with how things are managed. But finding out he da has terminal cancer he needs to step up and learn the trade. He has plans to turn everything legitimate but this will take some time.

Seeing Hailee in the bar is love at first sight for Liam, immediately feeling a connection to her. Navigating his past with her no bad boys rule leads to them cooling things off. But Hailee realises she can’t stay away from him although a large spanner is thrown in the works when her sister reveals a secret their ma has been hiding. True identities revealed is this the end if their love affair?

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Perfect Sinner (Mafia Wars Book 7)

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I’m the mafia princess Nolan O’Malley hates to love.
The moment we collide, he wants to destroy me. He should. My blood is that of his arch-enemy.

Up until nine months ago, Gemma’s life was going pretty well then a secret from the past made itself known to her and has been making her life hell ever since. Feeling the need for protection she inserts herself in her older sister Hailee’s life hoping that one of the O’Malley men will keep her safe. Getting drunk and all but throwing herself at Nolan doesn’t quite go to plan, especially after letter her secret slip out.

Nolan is pleased to have worked out the first part of the algorithm needed for his families legitimate plans. Heading to their pub to see everyone he is wowed by a beauty that is standing at the bar with his cousin Liam and his girlfriend Hailee. Finding out she is Hailee’s sister he steps back to think whether it would be a good idea to get involved. Watching her attempts to pique his interest throughout the night make him even harder. But as soon as she whispers in his ear about who she truly is his hackles rise and he pushes her away.

Needing to get to the bottom of her knowledge and involvement with the Baileys, Nolan makes Gemma stay with him. Finding out that she has been terrorised by Orla, Nolan is determined to right things for her. Knowing that he shouldn’t, he can’t help but get closer to her but his friendship with Molly causes friction between them, especially as he is oblivious to her feelings towards him.

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Brutal Defender (Mafia Wars Book 8)

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I choose Killian O’Malley out of desperation.

Whilst being an Italian mafia princess has its upsides, being the only girl with four brothers and her papa living at home is certainly a downside. Approaching her thirtieth birthday her papa is sick of her difficult attitude especially her thug boyfriend she sneaks out to see. Giving her an ultimatum about marriage she has to either marry an Irish crime family member Killian O’Malley and move to Chicago. Or she can marry an Italian mafia boss who is more twice her age and move to Italy – naturally, neither of these options are appealing.

Reaching out to Tully in New York to assist in getting Nolan out of a murder charge, the O’Malley’s knew that they would owe him a favour. With Killian being the one he wants to repay him the favour. Thinking it would be a quick job or similar he agrees but it turns out that he wants a lifelong commitment in the form of marriage to Arianna to form an alliance between families. Understanding the dilemma of not doing this puts Nolan behind bars and away from his new wife, Killian agrees – especially after seeing her social media account photos.

Before meeting in person Killian and Arianna connect via social media and engage in a banter-filled will of strength against each other. Whilst this might not be the choice of how to get married there is no denying the spark between them. Although adjusting to married life doesn’t come easy to them and have to navigate several speed bumps along the way. From money, family and her ex-boyfriend – who wasn’t who she thought he was.

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Deviant Hacker (Mafia Wars Book 9)

Rating: 4 out of 5.

A Mafia Underboss Kidnapped Me.

For months Declan has been attempting to find out who has been publishing good news stories on Jack’s cybersecurity firm – despite him being dead. Finally finding an IP address he traces it to a nearby apartment and heads over to kidnap the culprit. Unknowingly capturing a young woman who he opts to hold in the cell in his house rather than taking to the warehouse. Baffled by her seeming naivety in what has been going on and the damage she has caused to his family.

waking up cuffed to a wall in a cold and uncomfortable cell Simona is confused about what is going on. The presence of Declan makes it even more confusing as she hasn’t seen him since he skipped out of the pub a few months ago and didn’t return that night. Pressing her for answers she has no ideas what to tell him as she feels just as much in the dark as he is. Despite being his captive she feels things for him that she feels she has no right to. Subjected to a confusing pattern of behaviour from Declan as he blows hot and cold on her.

Needing to know why she is spreading these articles, why she is targeting his family and how she is able to erase her digital footprint so quickly. Declan does all he can to tempt the answers from her but along the way, he finds that the girl he met in the pub has captured his heart – but the family must come first, right? As they navigate each other’s lives, slowly secrets are revealed and unexpected news makes for a rollercoaster ride for them all.

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Relentless Hunter (Mafia Wars Book 10)

Rating: 4 out of 5.

One moment in time changed the course of our lives…

Twenty years ago Brenna was cringing at the thought that her then-boyfriend Brad was proposing to her. After letting their relationship drag on for longer than it should have she turns him down, which he doesn’t take well. Her roommate insists that they go out and celebrate Brenna, where she meets Finn, A bad boy who ends up in a fight protecting his friend and she leaves not knowing if she’ll see him again.

Finn regrets that fight as Brenna got to see the dark side of him but doesn’t regret meeting her. Tracking her down to the hospital she is working at as a student nurse. They fall into an easy relationship and spend their time getting to know each other. Although finding out that her ex is stalking her with the help of her mom throws a spanner in the works. Working as part of one of the crime families in Chicago helps Finn find out information but also bites him in the ass when he is caught covering up a murder.

With Finn in prison for twenty years, he vows to get Brenna back once he has served his time. Pledging for his family to try to trace her disappearance to no avail. taken, drugged and about to be sold Brenna attempts to keep Finn’s words in the forefront of her mind and fight. Escaping one torture leads her to live on the streets of New York whilst keeping away from the Bailey’s. An incident in Central Park has her thinking her luck has changed, instead, she was locked into another rich man’s plaything.

Eventually, their paths cross and the years apart mean nothing as the love they once shared is still very much burning bright but there are still obstacles to manoeuvre before they can get their happy ever after.

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