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REVIEW & RECOMMENDATION ~ The Enforcer (Untamed Hearts #3) by Kele Moon

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They are the lost boys.

Sons of mafia mistresses expected to keep their fathers’ sins in the shadows. The lucky ones are forgotten.

Unfortunately for Valentino “Tino” Moretti, his brother Nova was too smart to be forgotten, and too valuable to risk when he resists a life of crime. So they punished Tino instead. Forced into the cruel world of the Sicilian Mafia at twelve, Tino was broken before he was old enough to know the man he was supposed to be. Now he’s what the mafia made him.

The enforcer.

A trained killer forbidden to love, but he did anyway. He’s loved Brianna all along.

Raw and beautiful, their romance was all consuming and far too dangerous. They were ripped apart a long time ago. It’s not until the borgata puts out a hit on her that Brianna falls back into Tino’s arms, churning up their dark past and unraveling all the Moretti brothers’ closely guarded secrets.

This isn’t the end of the story. It’s only the beginning, and it is brutal.

There’s a reason enforcers are considered too deadly to love.



Hello! It is Kele Moon, hopping through the internet to spread the word about
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The EnforcerFinally, Tino’s book is out.

Here is a little snippet from the story.

Excerpt

“Who are we hiding from?” Brianna asked as she tossed her bag on the chair by the bed.

“Everyone,” Tino said as he locked the door behind them.

He had a briefcase with him, but there were no clothes in it. Just cash and firearms, neither of which she’d been surprised by when he pulled it out of the trunk.

“Like the feds?” she asked as she stared down at the tank top she was wearing under the jacket Carina had loaned her. She glanced back to Tino as he took off the camouflage hat and set it on the desk by the door. He pulled off his jacket, tossed it over the chair, and stood there in that blue University of Kentucky shirt that was too tight across his broad, muscular chest and clung to his thick biceps. He was way too sexy for her sanity, so she quickly turned away and asked, “Is that why you’re using an ID with your father’s name on it?”

“I’m using that ID ’cause the credit cards in my father’s name are the only ones I have that Nova doesn’t know about, and nice hotels need a credit card for incidentals. The feds are the least of our problems. Where we stand right now, the feds would be doing us a favor to pick us up.”

“We didn’t have to stay somewhere this nice,” she argued. “We should’ve just gone somewhere that takes cash.”

“I’m not staying in a shithole. It bothers me, and you know why it bothers me,” he said with a glare. “If you knew where I landed when I first got to Miami last week, you wouldn’t give me merda about the hotel.”

“For a wedding?” She arched an eyebrow skeptically, ’cause Miami was clearly an issue. “Did something happen in Miami? Obviously you’re not as out as we all thought. Did you piss Don Moretti off?”

“The don pissed me off,” Tino growled at her. “And he knows it. That’s why he attacked you. His plan didn’t work, and now he’s trying to make me feel vulnerable. He’s trying to make me feel sixteen again. He’s scared.”

“He’s not the only one,” Brianna whispered as she sat down on the bed. She looked at her hands as everything hit her again. Her career was as good as gone when she had been working toward becoming a headliner since she was old enough to stand on her toes. For all the years since she and Tino had been apart, her job had been her sole source of joy, and knowing she was going to lose it after she disappeared without a word had her fighting tears. “I did the right thing. I was lonely and unhappy, but I was supposed to be secure, and you were supposed to be safe. Nova promised me.” She lifted her head and stared at him, seeing that Tino was standing there, his entire body tense, as if she had physically struck him. She wanted to feel bad, but damn it, he’d been washing hot and cold since Kentucky. “I’ve missed you. I’ve cried for you. I have closed my eyes a thousand times and tried to imagine it was you touching me instead of—”

“Don’t,” Tino cut her off, as he looked away, clenching his jaw. “Don’t talk about him touching you.”

“It makes you uncomfortable?” She almost shouted it. She was just that indignant. “It was my reality, Tino. While you were off enjoying Southern hospitality with your little strawberry-shortcake friend Alaine, I was living a lie for security, and now that’s gone too! I guess I deserve it. Maybe we both deserve it. I lied in front of God. You made me a liar.”

“I didn’t fuck Alaine. She’s married to Chuito Garcia, who, aside from being the reigning heavyweight UFC world champion, is also my best friend,” Tino said as if he didn’t hear the rest. “I haven’t touched her.”

She let out a bitter, mirthless laugh. “Oh yes, I’m sure you’ve been a pillar of chastity while we’ve been apart.”

“No.” He shook his head in denial. “I fucked my brains out since we broke up. I snorted enough blow to kill an elephant, and I drank so much Nova’s convinced I’m one more drink away from liver failure.”

“Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, Tino—” Brianna started, feeling her blood pressure spike.

“I have been dying without you,” Tino said before she could finish. “I’ve been slowly dying, and no one knew it. I couldn’t tell anyone. Then I had to give up the fucking coke ’cause I thought Nova was gonna off himself over the guilt. I’ve just had to sit in Kentucky and die. Sober.” He pulled off his shirt and tossed it over his jacket. “So don’t worry, baby. I’ve suffered for your security too, but if it makes you feel better, I’m gonna make sure they pay for fucking it up.” He walked past her to the bathroom, pulling at the button to his jeans as he did. “I’m gonna make them all pay. I’m done being Cosa Nostra’s whore.”

She flinched when he said it, because that word had so many terrible implications for Tino, but he just gave her a look that dared her to deny it as he went on, “They broke me a long time ago; now they’ve broken you too. That wasn’t supposed to happen. I’ve been screwed for the last time, and you can put it on my fucking tombstone. I’m done!”

 


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BLP REVIEW ~ Rebecca

In over 40 years of reading there are many books I have loved, many I have classed as special that stay with me long after finishing, a few I have reread so many times they are like a comfort blanket but then there are the rare ones, the ones that touch your soul, seep into you and never let go, characters and stories that you live and breathe, written so flawlessly and with such depth, The Enforcer is not only on my rare list it`s almost in a class of its own.

 

 “When it comes to writing the bad boys we love to tame, Kele Moon does some of the best and with The Slayer she has taken it up another level, this is in my opinion her best work yet. I always knew she was a talented author and enjoyed her books as she has a way with these rough, tough, loyal, strong and sexy alphas but her growth in her craft shines in this book. It’s intricate and complex with so much depth and emotion it grips you and never let’s go.”

 

That passage is taken from my review for The Slayer last year. Intricate and complex? How little I knew!!!
The Enforcer is detailed, complex, intricate, emotional, shocking, and heart-breaking. It turned everything I thought I knew about Tino and Nova on its head. Layers upon layers revealed in the most delicious book, absolutely breath-taking.

Kele Moon‘s growth as an author is outstanding, she has given us a family saga full of every feel you could ask for as a reader, the gauntlet of emotions were wrung from me through it: raw, real, gritty, sad, heartbreakingly crazy beautiful that I was literally shredded after finishing.

Life is a fucked up mish mash of moments, the sweet, the funny, the painful sad and hard, the crazy, the beautiful,  the sexy and steamy that make up the whole, with sometimes more bad shit than good, the pace changes at times as does the perspective. We navigate through as best we can with all the choices, twists, turns and mistakes hoping it puts us where we were meant to be, happy and whole. The Enforcer hits with such impact because it has all of this. It`s a story of life, love and family but with real, the good and the bad, the close my eyes, fuck no I can`t turn that page because surely NO……

As I write this review I have a lump in my throat just thinking of a certain scene, thinking what those boys go through, it`s a shatteringly visceral punch.

Brutally raw, poignant, tragic and destructive, the Moretti brothers’ childhood is a train wreck you can’t turn away from, totally addictive and leaving you floundering at the end. I have deliberately mentioned very little about specifics, no spoilers, no teasers, nothing, the impact has to be experienced for yourself. The tiniest incidents or mentions in the previous books will have new meaning, the complexities of both the brothers’ relationships and all the family and friends around them will have a new perspective. And I have two words that will make complete sense after reading………………….

“YOU MATTER”

Kele Moon you have given me a story of a lifetime that is not even over yet, an epic book hangover with memorable characters you bled for and, as readers, we have bled with you. On finishing I went back to the beginning and have reread Clay, Romeo and Wyatt, Marcus and Chu are up next then Tino again.
This was a compulsion, I just could not go back to the beginning with my new knowledge and perspective, The Enforcer is that good.

 

Romeo.

Nova.

Tino

 

The Moretti Boys, an unforgettable epic journey.

Simply that bloody good.

 


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Message from Kele:

Thank you to all the blogs hosting the tour!

Be sure to enter the rafflecopper and comment on tour posts for a chance to win a chance for
one of four $10 Amazon gift certificate or one of two books of Viper. 

The giveaway starts March 20, 2016 and ends April 2, 2016.

 

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Monday, March 21, 2016 The Cantu Sisters Book Reviews
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TEASER REVEAL – Sliding Down the Sky by Amanda Dick

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RELEASE BLITZ ~ A Nun Walks into a Bar by Tracey Jane Jackson

 
 
After growing up in an abbey, orphan Sadie Ross becomes Sister Abigail Eunice. Her life and career are on track until a chance meeting with a handsome stranger in a place no nun should ever go. 
 
Ryder Carsen’s sister is missing, and he doesn’t have time for distractions. But when a pretty nun walks into his bar, he can’t ignore his attraction to her, even though she’s not the “sister” he’s looking for. He’s relieved when she walks out of his life for what he believes is forever. 
 
Sadie’s life takes a surprising detour when she finds her path crossed with Ryder’s once again. 
 
When they are brought back together, Ryder knows he’s found the only woman he’ll ever love, but time is running out for his sister. 
 
Will Ryder save his sister from the men who took her? 
 

When a source far too close to home threatens Sadie, will she trust Ryder enough to let him save her too?

 



 


 



 

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Tracey Jane Jackson is the NY Times Bestselling author of the popular Cauld Ane Series and has over half a million books in print.
Tracey was born and raised in New Zealand and with an American father, Scottish grandmother, and Kiwi mother, it’s no doubt she has a unique personality. She has been happily married and gooey in love with her husband for over twenty years. They live in the Pacific Northwest with their two sons.

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TEASER TUESDAY : THE BAD ONES by Stylo Fantome

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RELEASE BLITZ ~ Snow Balls by Andie M Long

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Book: Snow Balls
Series: Ball Games #2
Author: Andie M. Long

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Tyler Turner has lived at home in comfort since birth.
It’s Christmas Day and his twenty-fifth birthday and he’s just about to open his money gift from his parents ..

Dear son,
You are dear to our hearts and we love you. Happy twenty-fifth birthday. However as previously forewarned it’s time to stand on your own two feet. Please take this letter as your Eviction Notice. You have three months until the twenty-fifth of March to secure new accommodation for yourself. Obviously if you decide to purchase, rather than rent, then as long as we can see the sale proceeding, the date of eviction can be lengthened accordingly. We, your parents will assist with this as much as possible. If you would like us to accompany you to look at properties or help you get a mortgage, you only have to ask.  The cheque should cover you for a month or two’s rent or contribute towards legal fees. We look forward to watching you on your next adventure as an adult.
Much love, Mum and Dad.

As Tyler gets over the shock it becomes a competition between Tyler and his mother Dora as to whether he’ll stay or go. Friend Lindsay is on hand to help him until the offer of a promotion means she may be leaving too. Will Tyler grow up in time to make the right choices or will Jennifer Lambert and his gaming equipment continue to distract him?

*Complete with British/Yorkshire slang guide as an added bonus to teach you some new rude words 😉


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After reading the excerpt of this book at the end of Balls I knew I would love Tyler’s story and it didn’t disappoint I spent a lovely afternoon with the Turner family loving every word. ~ Our Kindle Konfessions

I’m in love with this novella series and think Andie is onto a complete winner here. I absolutely adore the characters and their witty, British style and slang. ~ Author Beth Ashworth

Andie is slowly making me a Novella convertee, this story was the perfect length to capture Tyler’s story and I adored it from start to finish. ~ Gemma Reads Too Much

Clever, witty, funny and the language used was just so good. Such light and easy reading to help us forget about the strife’s in life; I wish more books were like this. ~ Blissfully Bookerised

 


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Andie M. Long is the author of The Alphabet Game series, Underneath and Quickies. When not writing she can usually be found time wasting on social media. If you ever see her doing housework, step away. It means she’s stressed! Prepare to meet the Turner Family in the Ball Games series in 2016 plus other works in progress.

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COVER REVEAL ~ The Ending I Want by Samantha Towle

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We are so excited to share the cover for THE ENDING I WANT by Samantha Towle.

This book releases on May 10th and we can’t wait to read another Towle masterpiece!

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Synopsis

Taylor Shaw had the perfect life—until she was sixteen. That was when everything changed. From that moment on, life went from bad to worse…to the worst.
After recovering from a brain tumor, months later, she suffers the tragic loss of her whole family.
Since that fateful day, she’s been coasting through life.

Now, the brain tumor has returned, and Taylor decides she’s had enough. She’s going to take her fate into her own hands.
No more hospitals. No more surgeries. No more anything.
She’s going to join her family.
It’s her decision.
What she longs for.
The ending she wants.

She just has a list of things to do before she goes.
First, go to England.
Second, kiss a stranger…

Only, Taylor didn’t expect Liam Hunter, the stranger—with his handsome face, his six-foot-three of gorgeousness, and his oh-so-hot English accent—to change things.
To change her.
To change the ending she wanted.

What is a girl, who is standing on the edge of nothing, to do when offered the chance of everything?

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Release Date: May 10, 2016

Cover Designed by: Najla Qamber Designs


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New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and international bestselling author Samantha Towle began her first novel in 2008 while on maternity leave. She completed the manuscript five months later and hasn’t stopped writing since.

She has written contemporary romances, THE MIGHTY STORM, WETHERING THE STORM, TAMING THE STORM, TROUBLE, REVVED and REVIVED.

She has also written paranormal romances, THE BRINGER and the ALEXANDRA JONES SERIES, all penned to tunes of The Killers, Kings of Leon, Adele, The Doors, Oasis, Fleetwood Mac, and more of her favourite musicians.

A native of Hull and a graduate of Salford University, she lives with her husband, Craig, in East Yorkshire with their son and daughter.

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