ARC Review: Light My Fire by Jessica Ruben

Overall: 5/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Steam: 3/5 🔥🔥🔥
Feels: 😔🤨☺️😲😏💖

Tear jerker: No
Paranormal/Fantasy: No
Location: NYC
Character age range: 20s
Lead: Elira
Love interest(s): Nico

Kindle Unlimited: No
Audible: No
Series: Stand alone

~QD 🔥~
Sex/kink type: manual, oral, penetrative, voyeurism
Possible triggers: violence, war, substance abuse, blackmail

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The Quick and Dirty: Fresh twist on mafia romance + blackmail + fake relationship =

Nico and Elira grew up in Kosovo. When the war breaks out, Nico is instrumental in saving Elira and getting her to safety in the United States but they lose touch despite Elira’s multiple attempts at contact. Thinking that Nico forgot all about her, she’s surprised to find out he’s now the head of the Albanian Mafia Shqiptare in New York City, a group that her brother is trying to get in with. When Elira’s brother gets mixed up in some trouble, Elira is forced into a deal with Nico to save him, faking to be Nico’s wife.Turns out Nico didn’t forget about Elira at all, and he’s willing to bring her into his world and do whatever it takes to keep her for good.

This was such an unexpected and fresh take on mafia romance! While I love a good Irish or Italian mob story as much as the next #romancereader, it was so refreshing to read something new. I loved the cultural nuances, the palpable spark ⚡️⚡️⚡️ between Nico and Elira and all the unexpected elements that made the story come alive. I devoured this novel in one sitting and can’t wait to see if Jessica Ruben writes anything else in this universe! A perfect read to add to your Fall #TBR!

** I was provided an ARC of this book in return for a voluntary and honest review.**

From Amazon bestselling author Jessica Ruben comes a hot new Romance…

He saved me from war.
Fed me when I was in too much pain to eat.
Smuggled me and my family into America when it became too dangerous to stay.
But, Nico didn’t flee with us.

While I began elementary school in the United States, he was building the greatest and toughest Mafia of the century.
The Mafia Shqiptare.

Nico is now King of all underground trades.
Sexy. Aggressive. Brilliant.

After years of nothing but silence, he’s back in my life,
Ready to do whatever it takes to bring me into his universe.
He isn’t leaving until he takes me with him.

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Jessica Ruben lives and works in New York City, where she spends her days dominating in the court room as an attorney. Come nightfall, she writes romances centering on gorgeous alpha males and the intelligent women who love them.

Jessica is an insatiable reader, and will devour a few books a week without batting an eyelash. Books have always been her drug of choice, and she has no plans on detox anytime soon. She has three wildly delicious children and a husband who, for reasons unimaginable to her, loves her brand of crazy.