My review:

Izzie knew Luca as a child. He was the first boy she kissed but she hasn’t seem him since he was ten years old. Izzie is a hothead and very impulsive and as a result of these two characteristics she ends up literally running into Luca on the college campus. Izzie and Luca are instantly attracted to each other and both of them remember their former friendship. Izzie is a Rinaldi and Luca is a Marchese and their two families ceased relationships years ago as Izzie’s grandfather tried to legitimise his businesses activities while Luca’s father remained a notorious mafia gangster. Izzie is the heir to her grandfather’s empire and he would frown on a relationship with Luca but Izzie is fatally attracted to him. Luca is also falling for Izzie and it is the first time he has really developed any deep feelings for a girl. Can their relationship succeed against these odds?

I really liked Izzie, she was a strong and tough woman and she didn’t take nonsense from anyone. I also admired her determination and work ethic and was glad she was cast as a person who achieved academically. Luca was an interesting character who appeared to be putting on a huge front for the world. The real Luca was a much deeper and better person than the persona he presented to his fraternity friends. As I got to know Luca’s character, I liked him more and more. The descriptions of Izzie’s grandfather, sophisticated and slick but formidable at the same time and Luca’s father, just formidable with a ruthless streak, were excellent and I felt quite intimidated by them. I enjoyed the way the book panned out and the complete turn about of certain characters at the end. Which characters – well, you’ll have to read the book and find out.

I enjoyed Corrupt Me and I am very delighted about that as I wasn’t initially sure if I would as this book is a bit outside of my usual genres. The book had plenty of sexual tension and interest but it was not overly obvious and left a bit to the imagination. I thought Jillian Quinn’s descriptions of the sex scenes where tastefully done. I would certainly recommend this book to readers who enjoy a good romance with an undercurrent of a mafia story to keep it perky and interesting.

Author synopsis

Izzie Rinaldi has everything going for her. All she has to do is make it through her senior year of college, and then she’ll be off to law school, one step closer to assuming her position at the head of her family’s empire. After a chance encounter with the campus bad boy, Izzie can’t get him out of her head. Luca Marchese, the smooth-talking son of the most notorious man in Philadelphia, is used to getting what he wants. He hasn’t forgotten the girl he knew as a child, and now that he has Izzie’s attention, Luca will stop at nothing to have her. Luca’s defiance of the law turns Izzie on more than she cares to admit. She wants Luca to corrupt her in every way possible, despite his reputation as the king of one-night stands. Their attraction is undeniable, but their desire for one another isn’t enough for Izzie to overlook visits from federal agents and the potential ruin of her family. Linked to Luca and a criminal underworld, Izzie discovers she’s more like him than she thought. But a future with Luca could mean swapping her diamond bracelets for a pair of handcuffs. *Corrupt Me is a standalone novel that is the first book in the Philly Corruption series.

Where to purchase Corrupt Me:

– Amazon (universal link)

– Barnes & Noble

– Kobo

– iBooks

Corrupt Me by Jillian Quinn on Goodreads

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To find out more about Jillian Quinn, read my author interview here




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