Ruthless Little Games by Lane Hart

Welcome back to Las Vegas and the dark chaos that ensues.

Ruthless Little Games brings readers back into the world of the Italian and Irish mafia with an arranged marriage with a twist. Lochlan Dunne is supposed to marry the eldest Salvato daughter, but when she runs away her little sister Sophie takes her place. This is an age gap with a morally grey hero who is OTT when it comes to Sophie. Lochlan is a 26 year old mafia boss while Sophie is an 18 year old sheltered mafia princess. But what follows is a twisting, rollercoaster of unexpected delight.

Sophie is so much more than you think, and Lochlan is a man that has more depth than he portrays. Their relationship is not without complications, but they each hold one another accountable for their actions as well as their reactions. Told in dual first person POV, readers get a deep dive into both Sophie and Lochlan’s feelings, emotions, and thoughts. Lane Hart has created an extremely dynamic world and character basis that reader’s won’t want to put the book down.

An unknown future with a stranger is bound to be more exciting than my current one. I think I would agree based on that selfish desire alone. Being someone’s wife, having the sole attention of a doting husband could be nice too.

Ruthless Little Games is ride of innocence lost, strength gained, and love created. Check content and trigger warnings, because this book isn’t without those. But enjoy the dynamic and exhilarating world of the Las Vegas Mafia.

POV: Dual First Person
3rd Act Break-Up: Yes
Tropes: Age Gap; Morally Grey Hero; Mafia, Opposites Attract, Arranged Marriage, Adversaries to Lovers, Virgin Heroine, Damaged Hero, Breeding Kink
Series: Sin City Mafia (book 2)
Type of Series: Series of Standalones
Rate: 4/5 Stars
Release Date: April 16, 2024
PoP: 22%

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