Breaking Bones (Mariani Crime Family, #3) by Harley Stone
Bodyguard and hitman, Franco “Bones” Leone, has prospered in the most powerful Las Vegas crime family by following three rules:
– Show no weaknesses.
– Allow no distractions.
– Never question the family.
Then Ariana Davis almost dies in his arms.
With a past full of mistakes, a withering dream of singing professionally, and a vulnerable allure he can’t resist, she’s one tempting complication Bones doesn’t need.
Or does he?
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Book 3 in the Mariani Crime Family series was just as action packed and exciting as the first two books! This book is about Bones (of course!), the best friend of Angel, and Ariana, sister of Markie. The beginning of this story overlaps the ending of book 2, just a bit. This book could probably be read as a stand alone, but there is an ongoing story line that continues from one book to the next. Reading the books in order will definitely add to the reading experience.
Bones had an unusual childhood. He was raised by his mother, after his father disappeared. At age 10, he made a fateful decision to defend a boy in his school. This boy turned out to be Angel, and Bones was approached by Angel’s great uncle, Carlo, about providing protection for Angel, in exchange for the Family taking care of his family. This turned out to be the beginning of Bones’ association with the Mariani Crime Family, and the beginning of his friendship with Angel.
Bones is loyal to the Family, and to Angel, but when Ariana catches his eye, he has a hard time staying away. He knows that he should distance himself from her, because it’s dangerous for someone in his position to get too close to anyone. But Ariana is as stubborn as Bones is loyal. She knows what she wants and is determined to have it.
This book is about family, both blood and not. It’s about loyalty, and trust. There was a lot going on in this story, but it was so well written, it was still easy to follow. This story wasn’t as emotional as the last, but was full of excitement, and loaded with surprises. The entire series has kept me on the edge of my seat, and this book just upped the ante. Totally a must read!
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