Matteo | Review

Title: Matteo
Series: The Syndicates #1
Author: Cala Riley
Pages: 232 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Release date: 25 January 2021
Rating: ★★★★.5


I wasn’t supposed to be here. Kidnapped by a stranger and forced to live in his home. So why am I drawn to my captor? Secrets from my past threaten not only myself, but now him. Do I trust the man who kidnapped me or get the hell out of Dodge?

I’ve always done the right thing. Making decisions for myself that were more for the benefit for others. Until I meet her. What started as a good deed may turn into a kidnapping before I know it. She is the first thing I’ve ever wanted for myself. The question is, will I be able to keep her?

This book was provided by the author through Wildfire Marketing Solutions in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Cala Riley and Wildfire Marketing Solutions!
Matteo is the first book in The Syndicates series and tells the story of Vanessa and Matteo.

It’s been a while since I read a Mafia Romance book, so I when I saw the sign up for Matteo, I had to see what this book was about. After reading the synopsis, I was really interested and without hesitation, I signed up. After finishing Matteo, I’m so glad that I signed up for this book. Matteo was the first book I’ve read by Cala Riley and won’t be the last one!

Vanessa is such an amazing character, and I couldn’t not love her. She’s so feisty and badass and I was also a bit sad because she’s been through so much. Matteo is tall and handsome, and I couldn’t get enough of him. He was sometimes a jerk, but I liked him so much. I also really liked Vanessa and Matteo together!

Matteo was such a good Mafia Romance and I’m happy that I read this book. I really enjoyed reading it and I’m happy that I discovered a new author duo! I’m so excited to read the next book in The Syndicates series and I’m also looking forward to reading about the other characters from Matteo. The other characters are from another series called the Mafia Royalty series, and I will definitely read that series soon!