Wednesday, April 22, 2020

425 Madison Series Book Review: Let Me Stay

Brendan knew from the moment he saw her that he had to have her. Brynn couldn’t deny the attraction between them. But will Brendan let Brynn stay when he finds out the truth? Readers will indulge with this virgin romance from MK Moore. The 425 Madison series’ second season comes to an end with LET ME STAY, which is now live!

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The moment I laid eyes on her, I knew I needed her. Her beauty and grace took me by surprise and beckoned to my soul.

Now that I finally have her, I will do anything to keep her.

Letting her stay will be the easiest decision I’ve ever made.

He was just another customer until he wasn’t. His presence called to me like nothing else ever has.

He wants to keep me and I want to let him, but there are things he doesn’t know about me.

Will he let me stay when he finds out the truth? There’s only one way to find out...

After all, 425 Madison Ave is the perfect place to fall in love!

Copyright @ MK Moore 2020

Ever since I skipped town last May to avoid a stalker, the threats against me have stopped, but my boredom is at an all-time high, and so is my anxiety. My family is in a particular line of work that makes a lot of enemies. That’s right, I am a mafia princess. Working at the Sex On The Beach nightclub on the Atlantic City Boardwalk has been the hardest thing I have ever had to do in my life. I hate what that says about who I used to be. I know my family would hate that I even work here if I had told them where I was.
If the name does not tell you what this club is all about, the atmosphere and pretty much general lack of morals will. It looks like a seventies porno set threw up in here and left shag carpeting and bright colored furniture behind. It is a monstrosity for sure. I am not sure who is behind the threats, but I knew I had to leave to protect my family and myself. It started with notes showing up in my purse whenever I was out. I opened them and promptly tossed them. Threats are not new to the Vitali family, and that is how we handled them. My immediate family consists of my father, Fabrizio, my mother, Fawn, my oldest brother, Brando; still older than me brother, Bartolo; then me; and finally, the youngest, Bella. I have a million cousins, though my favorite is Albie. However, our “you can’t touch me” mentality had run its course when I received a picture of my younger sister, Bella. It was taken up close, but you could tell she had no idea she was being photographed. She was laughing with a boy from her Drama class. That note gave me two options: either marry the stalker, whoever he is, or disappear forever. The picture told me that Bella would face the brunt of refusal to do either. I chose the latter and took only cash, my important documents, and clothes, leaving my cell phone and credit cards behind. However, the first thing I bought was a new phone. I knew that I wouldn’t be able to not talk to my mom. For some reason, I didn’t think that it was fair of me to drag my family into a fight they had nothing to do with. They have enough going on with the day to day shit they deal with.
I drove until I reached the ocean, which I have always been fascinated with. Atlantic City seemed far enough away to be safe but close enough if I decided to risk it and head home. I rented an apartment above a butcher shop and have been working for almost a year now, but I miss my family and my mom’s authentic Italian cooking. I cannot even remember the last time I had a meal that did not come from the bar or a fast food joint. If I am honest, I miss my mom’s hugs more than anything. At least I get to talk to her every once in a while, but it’s just not the same. Last year, I graduated from NYU with a dual certification in elementary education and secondary history with a minor in History. I got certified to be a teacher in New York, but then all this happened, and I never got a chance to get a job.

Review:  The 425 Madison Series is one of my favorite series. Let Me Stay is the last book in this batch of books.

I wish I could say it held up to the rest of the series for me, but it just wasn't the book for me. It had so much potential. Brynn's a mafia princess, Brendan's a game designer. There's an added element of a stalker. I mean this book should have been fabulous in spades.

However Brynn and Brendan are both virgins? That just didn't cut it for me, especially as Brendan is a fabulous lover? And he's never done it? And there is no awkwardness? I don't care how old you are, the first time is seldom perfect and full of sunshine, rainbows and orgasms.

And once again...the relationship is all sex. There is absolutely no reason for these two to be in a relationship. There's nothing they share in common. I'm kind of used to that in a romance novels but it doesn't make for a totally believable story. Sex will only get you so far and hit shouldn't = HEA.

Now lets get to the good stuff. The mystery and the fact that Brynn's folks are in the mob. They embrace Brendan easily and when Brynn's stalker becomes known to them, well Brendan easily becomes one of them.

I found the culprit to be a little easy to figure out, but I enjoyed the suspense at the end. It gives the book a little oomph and for me this story definitely needed that.

Everything was really fast paced and it felt hurried at times.

It was a quick read and I enjoyed it, but it lacked some of the wow factor that other books in the series had.

Rating: 3 flowers

About MK
MK is married to the love of her life. She lives in Tennessee with her husband. She is an avid reader and loves telling steamy stories she deems filthy contemporary. She loves meeting readers, so come hang out with her!

About the 425 Madison Series

Welcome to 425 Madison Ave the perfect place to fall in love. Nine delicious romances set in fast-paced & sexy NYC just waiting for you to read.

This season will feature some new authors as well as some of season one's favs. Back for season two is Allie York, Leigh Lennon, MK Moore, Aubree Valentine, Lauren Helms, and Katy Ames. Plus a warm welcome to KC Enders, and Marcie Shumway!

Not only do we have a sexy mix of new and returning authors, prepare for pages packed with new romances, characters, and tropes all from the same well-loved high-rise apartment building in NYC.
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