Title: Dominic: The Prince (Ties of Steel #2) by MJ Fields
Release Date: 18 January 2015
Genre: RomanceThe Italian, seductive, quiet alpha, Dominic Segretti, is leaving Livorno, Italy and headed for the Jersey Shore.
His family's business is in danger of crumbling under the management of a man who tormented and grossly underestimated his investment in a business he grew up loving, and the hatred of a man who made his life hell for thirteen years.
He has been quietly waiting for the right moment to bring Benito Deluca to his knees. He comes to the US, armed with enough evidence to prove his case to, Josephine Steel, his aunt, and his cousins, Cyrus, Jase, Zandor, and Xavier.
The night before he plans to tell them of the corruption that could cause the demise of DeLuca INC, he decides to take a night to de-stress. He plans a night of relaxation and enjoyment for himself at the Hilton Casino on the shore.
Delaney Johnson is starting over after a break-up and graduating college. She has landed the job of her dreams in NYC. Arrangements had been made to stay with her best friend, Nikki Bassett, and her fiancé', Abe O'Donnell.
Feeling that her luck has suddenly changed, she stops to play a few slots, just for fun. She finds herself winning big, and gains an admirer.
One hot night of uninhibited sex with a stranger takes her places she never knew she could go.
Dominic sees something in her, something familiar, something undeniable. Will this one hot night turn into many, or will the Beast's plans crush any hope of them exploring their future?
If you thought the Steel men were hot, just wait till you meet Dominic.
He's got it going on: he's a smolder-y, sexy brooding Italian alpha who just happens to have a tender side to him.
And a piercing.
I mean really, this is a spin-off of the Men of Steel series, so you know there's a piercing in the storyline. Yum!
Dominic has an agenda at the start of the story, something that involves bringing Benito Deluca down, but his plans alter the course once he meets, and eventually gets to know Laney (who is best friend to Nikki, from ABE). Laney has her own issues to deal with, and while the chemistry between Laney and Dominic is fantastic, their road to a HEA won't be a smooth one.
Besides, who wants a simple, stress-free road to HEA? You have to go through the trials and tribulations to really appreciate what it is about your significant other that made you want to be with them in the first place. But I digress. I like Laney, she's the type of woman that will stand up for herself and won't take crap from anyone. I didn't think it was smart of Dominic to keep that many secrets, but that's one of the reasons of angst in this story.
ARC provided in exchange for honest review.