Black Hat Hacker by Soraya Naomi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I've been a huge fan of Soraya Naomi and her Chicago Syndicate series ever since I read For Fallon and she's still pumping out greatness. As far as mafia romance stories go, BLACK HAT HACKER definitely held its own. I've been intrigued by Henry from when he was first introduced and I was ecstatic that he was getting a book too.
The author did a brilliant job with Henry's character development. Although I would have loved to get more of his background from his perspective, she gifted me with just enough information to make me get a good feel for him, to feel like I really got to know him. Henry was a foster kid and after a woman (Tara) took advantage of him, and for two years used, manipulated, and cheated on him, his perception of people became skewed and his ability to trust had all but disintegrated.
Then he meets Mary. A woman who seemed to debunk the truths he lived by. She wore her heart on her sleeve and her absolute trust in him was clear for all to see. Despite his infatuation with her, Henry holds on tightly to his secrets. It wasn't very hard considering he was a member of the Syndicate. He held secrets that could destroy the foundation of their relationship. Will Henry finally learn to put his trust in the right person? Can he give Mary her fair chance? Read the book to find out.
Okay, so I have to admit that Mary drove me freaking nuts in this book. NUTS!! She made dumb decisions, she was irrational, unreasonable and immature. But then I would repeatedly remind myself that she was only 20 years old and that seemed to calm my nerves. *wink*
Amidst the action and mayhem and utter drama synonymous with the Syndicate, love was found and a new relationship blossomed. I personally loved getting to see all of my favourites again (Luca, Fallon, Adriano, Cam, Logan and Rosalia). There was plenty of intense scenes (Henry was surprisingly a convincing cold blooded killer -- sweet!), tons of suspense, and the author didn't cut any corners when it came to the eroticism to be had between Henry and Mary. Carmine's story is next and I'm curious as to how the heroine will tame the manwhore.
Release Date: March 28, 2017
Genre: Mafia Romance
POV: Dual - 1st person
Steam: 4 out of 5
Book Type: Standalone - Book 6 of the Chicago Syndicate series
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