Welcome to my tour stop for Making Angel by Amanda Washington! This is a new adult mafia fiction. The tour runs November 9-20 with reviews, interviews, guest posts and excerpts. Check out the tour page for more information.
Heir to a powerful Las Vegas crime family, D’Angelo Mariani’s survival depends on his ability to prove his value to his father. Forced out of the technology lab and into the underworld, Angel is on the brink of pulling off the impossible when he runs into a captivating humanitarian who changes everything.
Markie Davis is all about compassion, service, and the ultimate adrenaline rush. After a year-long stint volunteering in an African orphanage, she’s in Vegas to check up on her wayward little sister. Markie never anticipated meeting someone like Angel.
While Angel always believed he’d be the one with explaining to do, as war sparks between the Vegas crime families, it’s Markie’s secrets that might just cost them both their lives…
What I thought:
I absolutely love mafia stories. Especially the ones where one of the members is actually looking to do something with their life besides the “family business.”
Making Angel is one of those stories. Plus it’s set in Vegas.
I also loved the fact that the main character is named “Angel” and he’s a member of the mafia. That just seemed totally awesome to me.
It was a little slow moving, but once the story picks up, it keeps a pretty steady pace from there. I thought it was an interesting story.
And the characters…..I loved Angel and Markie both separately and together. Unexpected pairings are the best. I liked Bones too 🙂
I’m going with 4.5 stars on this one. I definitely want to check out other books from this author, although they are different genres from this one. And I do hope she continues this series!
About the Author:
Amanda Washington first put her dreams to paper in 1999. MAKING ANGEL is the first book in her new adult mafia fiction series, but she’s also written dystopian (RESCUING LIBERTY and LIBERTY’S HOPE) and young adult (FALLEN, CUT, FORSAKEN). When she’s not writing, she’s busy living out her real adventure in southwest Washington with her husband and their five boys.
5 limited black edition signed paperbacks and custom keychains (US)
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