Monday, September 22, 2014
Ruthless People (Ruthless People #1) by J.J. McAvoy
I absolutely loved this book. I was a little apprehensive at first about reading this book, but once I started, I couldn't put the book down. There are so many twists and turns. Most of them I didn't see coming. For this book to be the first the author has ever written, she did an amazing job. Some authors have dozens of book under their belts and still suck. There are multiple POV but it help make the story better instead of confusing readers like some books tend to do. There are also a lot of secondary characters that are great and I love just as much as the lead characters.
Liam and Melody are like characters I have never read before. They are so different in so many ways and I love them all the same. They're super rich, powerful, run the city, take no shit for anyone, ruthless, murders, drug dealers and have amazing chemistry.
Liam is the youngest son of the leader of the Irish mafia. He wants to be the boss. He will do about anything to become the boss. He had a hard start in life and worked hard to get where he is today. He feels like he has been preparing to be boss one.
Melody is the daughter of the leader of Italian mafia. She has been running the business for the past 5 years, although no one knows that. Her dad is some super powerful and scarey man that has terminally cancer, he let Melody take over in secret. Everyone calls her boss. She is a force to be messed with. She will shoot first and ask questions later if the person is still alive afterwards. No one knows what Melody looks like. There are no pictures, no social media sites, nothing. She is like a ghost.
Liam and Melody are in an arranged marriage. It is the 21st century but both leaders of the mafia want peace and they think this is the way to do it. Melody's dad also wants his legacy to be carried on and he doesn't think a woman can handle everything on her on. Hence the marriage. The Irish and Italians came to this agreement 12 years before and are just know cashing in on it.
Liam and Melody get off on a rocky start. Melody doesn't want to marry Liam and is only doing it to please her dad. Liam is attracted to Melody the moment he meets her. Liam's feelings for Melody develop fast, however Melody doesn't believe in love or romance. She wants to keep the marriage as a business deal with sex benefits only. Liam wants the relationship his parents have. They will die for one another and he wants that with Melody. But getting Melody to open up takes alot for Liam. The two eventually find a middle ground and once they do they are ruthless together. They have amazing chemistry and you can feel they care about each other.
This book was great and has become one of my favorite books. I can't wait for the next one. It looks like it is going to be even better than this one.