Bennett Mafia by Tijan
Release Date: March 4, 2019
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.
I don’t even know how to start this review because I’m still speechless! Bennett Mafia is AMAZING! I barely slept because I couldn’t put it down, it was an emotional roller-coaster. Kai and Riley are explosive together and this is definitely my top favorite standalone of 2019!
I was beyond excited when I read Bennett Mafia’s blurb and I was literally counting the days to this release after I read an excerpt. Honestly, a few days prior to the release I was thinking that I might be disappointed because my expectations were sky high but after I read it in one sleepless night, I can tell you that Tijan blew all my expectations away in every way possible!
Riley and Brooke meet and bound in their boarding school. Riley knows that Brooke is a Mafia princess but Brooke never talks about that, she mostly talks about how she loves her brothers and she keeps their pictures displayed in their room. An event occurs which makes Brooke’s family to go to their boarding school, to deliver Brooke sad news. That’s when Riley meets Brooke’s brother Kai… Then, a few months later Brooke leaves Hillcrest and 14 years later Brooke is missing and Kai kidnaps Riley. And I won’t say anymore.
Nothing is what it seems, no one is innocent, everything has a purpose…
Kai and Riley are captivating characters, they’re both strong-willed and their relationship is forged in chaos, fire and brutality. Bennett Mafia is fast paced, with no sunshine and rainbows, filled with action and suspense, dark and emotional moments, angst, twists and turns, red hot chemistry, lust, love, loyalty and fantastic secondary characters. I wish this wasn’t a standalone because I definitely want more Kai and Riley! Highly recommended to anyone who loves a dark steamy angsty romance.