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Lucca was made the underboss, being what nightmares are made of. Chloe was scarred by her past, learning too young that nightmares are real. He has waited long enough to claim her soul, but he must take it from the devil first. Her soul might have been better off claimed by the devil. The only way to save her from her past is to delve into his. The Lucca was made the underboss, being what nightmares are made of. Chloe was scarred by her past, learning too young that nightmares are real. He has waited long enough to claim her soul, but he must take it from the devil first. Her soul might have been better off claimed by the devil. The only way to save her from her past is to delve into his. The world as she knows it will come crashing down.   I’m the fu**ing boogieman. I’m just a fu**ing freak.


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Lucca was made the underboss, being what nightmares are made of. Chloe was scarred by her past, learning too young that nightmares are real. He has waited long enough to claim her soul, but he must take it from the devil first. Her soul might have been better off claimed by the devil. The only way to save her from her past is to delve into his. The Lucca was made the underboss, being what nightmares are made of. Chloe was scarred by her past, learning too young that nightmares are real. He has waited long enough to claim her soul, but he must take it from the devil first. Her soul might have been better off claimed by the devil. The only way to save her from her past is to delve into his. The world as she knows it will come crashing down.   I’m the fu**ing boogieman. I’m just a fu**ing freak.

30 review for Lucca

  1. 4 out of 5

    Hana ♡

    5 Darlin' Stars!!! I am just going to start by saying that I was so scared when I began reading this.. I hyped it up so much that I knew I was going to be disappointed. BUT I WASN'T! I loved every second of this story! The story continues after the gut wrenching cliffhanger at the end of Chloe. We finally learn all the history behind her traumatic past and who is responsible for hurting her. Chole is scarred, and afraid - she is co 5 Darlin' Stars!!! I am just going to start by saying that I was so scared when I began reading this.. I hyped it up so much that I knew I was going to be disappointed. BUT I WASN'T! I loved every second of this story! The story continues after the gut wrenching cliffhanger at the end of Chloe. We finally learn all the history behind her traumatic past and who is responsible for hurting her. Chole is scarred, and afraid - she is constantly shying away from people and doesn't let anyone get close to her. However, my beautiful Lucca does not accept that. He knew from the moment he saw her that she was special and he not only wanted to help her heal and protect her but he needed her just as much to help heal him. "You're mine Chloe Masters. You have been since the moment I saw your scarred face. You just didn't know it." I was pleasantly surprised with Lucca in this book. Towards Chloe he was kind, patient, and gentle - nothing like the hardened psychopathic killer his family and all around him know him to be. Also he wasn't shy in his words of love and affection, which is what I usually expect with the tough guy mafia dudes... Despite this soft side he was still ruthless with those around him and his death count continues to go up. Now what I didn't like with this book was I felt the beginning was a bit slow and parts of it began to drag for me, however things definitely started picking up about half way through. And I did not find that last showdown with the Luciano's that realistic (view spoiler)[I mean all of his men just turned on him just like that? It seemed a bit to easy (hide spoiler)] .Also some of the flashbacks seemed slightly irrelevant - but for the most part they seemed important but a few of them felt repetitive like the gazebo scene and the music box scene. But people will be happy to know that flashbacks were quite minimal in this book! I know that was a huge complaint with Chloe. In terms of steam this book was an endless array of foreplay. I expected that because of Chloe's aversion to touch but once her and Lucca finally take the leap OMG it is hot. (view spoiler)[First kiss scene is at 53% and the first sex scene is around 80% (hide spoiler)] Despite the lack of physical intimacy you could still feel the passion between the two. Lucca never wavers in his feelings and Chloe slowly comes out of her shell and accepts him. Amo... oh poor Amo. I don't feel that bad for him because I was always #TeamLucca, but it was sad reading about his reaction to Chloe and Lucca. He did love her in his own way but it is apparent that it was nothing compared to Lucca's feelings. For Amo fans we do get a few chapters in his perspective which is nice. I do hope he gets his happy ending - I'm not as eager for his book but I would definitely still read it. But I totally get it.. second place sucks. I will now end this review with my favourite line from the book!! "Holding Chloe to him, it was now hard for him to think God couldn't exist. There was no way Chloe could exist if God didn't. She was made special... Made for him."

  2. 5 out of 5

    Gundega (Rouzmary)

    After the disappointment that was Chloe 'cuz it really was just a prologue, Sarah better keep her word and does write this one super long. Update: It's January 31st. (thou barely, hour and a half more & it'd be Feb 1) Just got home. And yup, Lucca is finally here. 1 click and it's on my kindle. Now we shall see if it'll deliver. It better. *goes off to read* *few seconds later* Well. Chloe had 2608 pages on kindle. Lucca has 4254. That's promising. *now goes off to read for real* />/>/>It's/>

  3. 4 out of 5

    Bgurl (don't h8 me cuz I'm honestful)

    TOP 5 REASONS I THINK Lucca IS A SPACE ALIEN. #5. Chloe Thinks Like A Pod Person. EXHIBIT A: “The blood that trickled down her face burned into her skin. She knew, even then, she would never forget the feeling when her tears met the blood to scorch paths of bloody tears down her face.” Chloe’s compulsive rephrasing of the same sentence and unconscious overuse of the words “blood”, “true”, and “face”, indicate her thoughts arclass="gr-hostedUserImg">#5. TOP 5 REASONS I THINK Lucca IS A SPACE ALIEN. #5. Chloe Thinks Like A Pod Person. EXHIBIT A: “The blood that trickled down her face burned into her skin. She knew, even then, she would never forget the feeling when her tears met the blood to scorch paths of bloody tears down her face.” Chloe’s compulsive rephrasing of the same sentence and unconscious overuse of the words “blood”, “true”, and “face”, indicate her thoughts are trapped in a strange, repetitive loop commonly associated with alien mind control. EXHIBIT B: “It was cozy, warm, and perfect, reminding her of the outdoors that perfectly sat in downtown Kansas City.” While this sentence makes no sense to Earthlings, it’s meaning is clear to Chloe. Which proves Chloe is thinking in an alien language. WHATEVER YOURSELF, SKULLY. #4. Chloe Constantly Refers To Lucca As A “Being”. EXHIBIT C: “The door creaked open, Chloe turned to meet the being behind the door.” EXHIBIT D: “She stared up at the dangerous, hungry being.” EXHIBIT E: “She looked at the frightening being, unafraid, her heart swelling.” MAYBE. (NOT!) #3. Lucca Doesn’t Speak Modern Day Earthling (And His Grammar Is Atrocious). EXHIBIT F: “He was afraid and was being ripped apart and torn in two. He wanted desperately to wake her up by holding her close, to forever erase the nightmares that reaped her soul.” The last time I heard someone speak that formally, I was watching Versailles on the Ovation Network. EXHIBIT G: “Another question from Drago circled the air around him.” Either Lucca is capable of seeing people’s thoughts, or he doesn’t know what a misplaced modifier is. SURE. FINE. WHATEVER, MULDER. #2. Lucca Has Bizarre, Unearthly Powers. Whenever Lucca is with Chloe, her eyes do bizarre, unexplainable things. EXHIBIT H: “It must have been the complete nonexistent sleep she had gotten since being here, but her eyes slowly drifted away and into the night." Her eyes just “DRIFTED AWAY INTO THE NIGHT” on their OWN? How bizarre! EXHIBIT I: “It wasn’t until then that he let her eyes fall to her lap as she began chewing.” He “LET” her eyes “FALL” into her "LAP”? Sounds bizarre, right? AND GROSS. #1. Lucca’s Appearance Is A Little…. OFF. If numbers 5 - 2 aren’t enough evidence that Lucca is a space alien, Chloe’s physical description of him will undoubtedly be more convincing: EXHIBIT J: “His dark Italian skin glowed in the dimly-lit room, highlighting the muscles all over his body.” Uh… “ITALIAN SKIN” doesn’t "GLOW”. It’s ALIEN SKIN! EXHIBIT K: “He slid his mouth lower until his bearded lips hovered over her center.” His LIPS have a BEARD! Not his FACE! His LIPS! They’re ALIEN LIPS! EXHIBIT L: “ ‘You trimmed your hair and beard, too.’ He smiled. ‘Do you like that, too, darlin’?’ That was hard to decide, since it was more permanent than putting on a suit.” His HAIRCUT is "PERMANENT”! As in, it will NEVER grow back! It’s ALIEN HAIR! I THOUGHT YOU’D SAY THAT. Though, I must admit, I do love Lucca. If he’s an alien, he’s a protective, jealous, possessive, swoony alien: “It took me one look to fall in love with her. One look to want to know everything about her. One look to want to kill whoever gave her those scars. You’ll never know the love I feel for her. How beautiful it is. How painful it can be. What it felt like when I first looked at her. And what it felt like when I thought I might lose her. You’ll never know true love until you experience true fear. And you will never feel those toward her, as I am the only one for her. She. Is. Mine." ~ Lucca So, Despite the mind control, strangely formal speech, atrocious grammar, bizarre telekinesis, glowing skin, hairy lips, and permanent haircut; LUCCA IS, AND ALWAYS WILL BE, A GREAT ROMANTIC HERO. Sarah Brianne has an amazing imagination, a wonderful sense of humor, and an undeniable talent for characterization. However, the many sentence fragments, word repetitions, vague pronoun references, and misplaced modifiers in Lucca render the narrative choppy, confusing, and darn right comical. There will come a time when Brianne will have to decide if she’s content selling subpar fan fiction to the few readers willing to overlook her sloppy presentation, or she wants to broaden her readership, enhance her reputation, and increase her profits by crafting professional quality stories. Until Brianne chooses the latter option, Lucca is my last Made Men read. Lucca by Sarah Brianne: 2.5 “The Story Is Poorly Executed But I Still Love Lucca” Stars. (I gave it an extra star because I love Lucca & an extra 1/2 star as a going away present.) YOU'RE WELCOME SARAH! For information about my rating system, see my profile page. Links To My Reviews Of Made Men #1-3: Nero (MM #1): CLICK ME BABY Vincent (MM #2): CLICK ME BABY Chloe (MM #3): CLICK AGAIN BABY

  4. 4 out of 5

    Lena

    Absolutely epic. Lucca leaned down, bringing his lips to her ear and sending shivers down her spine. Then he whispered, “The things I want from you, darlin’, will give you nightmares, ones like you’ve never had before. A nightmare that will have you begging me not to wake you up.”

  5. 5 out of 5

    Deborah

    Where do I start, where do I start? I've waited so long for this book, I've been mesmerised by Lucca since his first appearance in Nero and even though 'Chloe' was such a non-event as a book I couldn't wait for this. It's safe to say I struggled early on, the chapters were short and jumpy with blank pages between them I just couldn't get settled in to it. Were my hopes and expectations just too high? Was this going to be another Chloe? I continued on and I'm not sure exa Where do I start, where do I start? I've waited so long for this book, I've been mesmerised by Lucca since his first appearance in Nero and even though 'Chloe' was such a non-event as a book I couldn't wait for this. It's safe to say I struggled early on, the chapters were short and jumpy with blank pages between them I just couldn't get settled in to it. Were my hopes and expectations just too high? Was this going to be another Chloe? I continued on and I'm not sure exactly when it happened but at some point I found I'd got used to the style and settled into the reading but...... I don't think it's well written and if I'm being honest it's very juvenile if I'd picked this up as an individual book I wouldn't have got far before giving up but this is Lucca and I was desperate to like it. I loved that Lucca loved Chloe so completely, everything he did for her and because of her but (yes again with the but) I found the book somewhat shallow, we never really discover much about him, who exactly is Lucca? What Chloe has suffered was dreadful and I don't know if I've become jaded by reading so much but I thought it would have been more. This sounds awful, I know and I don't mean to trivialise what she's been through but she came across as weak, far too weak for Lucca and it made difficult reading her being so scared of everything all the time. I have mixed feelings on the extra information we get on Maria. Firstly I've been looking forward to Maria's book and the possible romance with Kayne (who I find intriguing) now not so much. It has opened up possibilities for her future in the family although honestly I think I'm done with this author. I don't want to make this a spoiler review but there were several things I wasn't sure about for example I always believed Dante had his wife killed. Was this just me? And while I do like the cover as a cover it wasn't at all how I'd pictured Lucca. I wanted to love this book so badly but I didn't and I've come away feeling disappointed it could have been good, so much more and written so much better. Is this harsh? Maybe, I can't write and I respect people who do, it can't be easy putting your work on display for people to pick at but (again with the but) I told myself when I started reviewing that I would always be honest even if it wasn't popular or easy and so yes I found this book juvenile, shallow and disappointing.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Jen

    Finally I have read Lucca and Chloe ‘s book and I absolutely loved it! When it comes to romance, a weakness of mine is a couple that are two loners/ misfits who fall for one another and become each other’s only desire to live! I know in real life that would be unrealistic, but in romanceland; I love it! In the case of Lucca and Chloe; it’s because of Chloe’s scars and lack of being able to be touched that she is called a “freak.” In Lucia’s case his is considered a monster, mainly because he is Finally I have read Lucca and Chloe ‘s book and I absolutely loved it! When it comes to romance, a weakness of mine is a couple that are two loners/ misfits who fall for one another and become each other’s only desire to live! I know in real life that would be unrealistic, but in romanceland; I love it! In the case of Lucca and Chloe; it’s because of Chloe’s scars and lack of being able to be touched that she is called a “freak.” In Lucia’s case his is considered a monster, mainly because he is a torturer with no remorse... the underboss to the mafia... When these two come together though they are soul mates and bring out the best in each other. The relationship between Chloe and Lucca was extremely intense! I devoured every word about them and felt their scenes as if it were me experiencing them! Lucca’s all consuming lover for her was inspiring and it brought out the best there was in Lucca! He went to the ends of the earth to destroy the people who tormented Chloe’s nightmares! This is a book I would definitely read again! It really isn’t a stand alone though. You have the read the first two books to get all the history of everybody involved! Well worth it though! I’m eager to see what comes next for the Made Men; things in the mafia world are heating up!!! Next is a guy named “Angel!!” I can’t wait to see what makes him tick!!!

  7. 5 out of 5

    NiCoLeTa E.

    ***4,5 "Hey, darlin'!!!"stars*** Finally!!! Finally!!! Finally!!! After the previous book which wasn't what i was waiting for, it came this book and it repaid me!!! And that happened for three reasons.... First of all, the story finally continued and it wasn't a retelling of what we already knew, even though there were some memories which didn't bother me at all.... Secondly, this was Lucca's story and i was intigued by this man from the very first moment in Nero's book... And the third reason is that this bclass="gr-hostedUserImg">And ***4,5 "Hey, darlin'!!!"stars*** Finally!!! Finally!!! Finally!!! After the previous book which wasn't what i was waiting for, it came this book and it repaid me!!! And that happened for three reasons.... First of all, the story finally continued and it wasn't a retelling of what we already knew, even though there were some memories which didn't bother me at all.... Secondly, this was Lucca's story and i was intigued by this man from the very first moment in Nero's book... And the third reason is that this book means that Chloe will end up with Lucca!!!! (Sorry, Amo, you're sweet, but come on, HE IS LUCCA!!!!) "Lucca was his name, but he was no man. He was the boogieman." Lucca is the underboss of the Carusso family and he is the most feared and ruthless man... He was a heartless monster until the day seven months ago that he laid his eyes upon Chloe Masters and his black heart started to beat in a strange rhythm... That scared girl was the most beautiful creature that he had ever seen and he wanted to make her his... To save her from the demons that get a hold of her heart and soul... To heal her if it was that possible from a man like him... “Her tortured soul called to his dark one, whispering for him to save her. His heart was now slow and steady, finding its purpose—Chloe Masters.” “It took me one look to fall in love with her. One look to want to know everything and anything about her. One look to feel protective of her, like my life depended on it. One look to want to kill whoever gave her those scars.” As we all know, Chloe was a fragile, damaged girl who was scared of everyone around her and Lucca was the person that scared her more than anyone... Before some years, a demon destroyed her face, her body and her soul and from that moment, she couldn't get away from him... It was impossible to forget and keep going.... She didn't want anyone to touch her and she just wanted to leave this town behind her forever.... But the boogieman had his eyes upon her and he was having different plans for her.... “For four long years, her body had been claimed by the one she had believed to be the most heinous of beings, but now she could feel the old bonds the devil had placed on her breaking, and new chains were taking its place. These chains were heavier, tighter, showing her that she had been claimed by a more evil being. Her body had been claimed by the boogieman.” "Holding Chloe to him, it was now hard for him to think God could not exist. There was no way Chloe could exist if God didn’t. She was made special … Made for him. ...He was here on this earth for her. To save her." So, Chloe, for once again, found herself a prisoner in a different kind of prison with another one dangerous man... A man that claimed that he could save her if she only let him... Something that wasn't possible, especially since he was who he was... Or was it??? Can Chloe and Lucca find their way to each other??? Or their future is black??? "This was it. She was signing her life away. Lucca was going to take away everything she had clung to, the things she had used to survive." "“You feel it, too, don’t you?” He didn’t need the answer, because the feeling was shared between them, like a bond. The feeling had been there since meeting Lucca, just how it had been for him when he had first seen her. She had subconsciously pushed away the intense feeling because it frightened her, yet it only grew stronger the more she was around him." God, I didn't think that i could love Lucca more, but in this book, he proved me wrong!!! The man was absolutely perfect in an imperfect way... Yep, he was a monster... A killer without remorse.... But he could do anything for Chloe!!! I liked so much the way that he approach Chloe and how patient he was with her... If there was one person that could save Chloe from her demons, he was the one!!!! “You will never know the love I feel for her . How beautiful it is. How painful it can be. What it felt like when I first looked at her. And what it felt like when I thought I might lose her before I could even save her. You will never know true love until you experience true fear. And you will never feel those toward her, as I am the only one for her. She. Is. Mine.” I also liked Chloe even more than before.... Yep, she was so scared all the time, but she had good reasons for those reactions... Her soul was thisty for someone to stand beside her and her heart was trembling when she was near to Lucca, even though that she couldn't admit it!!! What i liked even more was her transformation near to Lucca... As the time was passing by, Chloe was becoming a different person, especially toward Lucca and i loved it!!! "Something about Lucca had always called her body to his, but her mind knew better, always realizing how dangerous he was." "He was … hauntingly beautiful. That single thought coursed true fear through her unlike anything before. For someone who feared everything, she never feared herself. Until now." I won't tell you more things, because i could speak for hours!!! LOL The most important thing is that i loved this book and i enjoyed it very much!!! I liked how the things were developed and how a kind of revenge was taken... Both Lucca and Chloe deserved this closure... "He had thought he had already found his true purpose when he had seen her for the first time, but that had been only the half of it. His purpose was saving Chloe Masters, but his true purpose was them saving each other. Every day, he had felt himself become more insatiable. The darkness in him was walking a path of no return … And then he had touched her, and the heinous being inside that had been desolate and alone finally found hope. He was reborn. The boogieman had found another the world viewed as a freak, as a monster." And who will be next??? Maria??? Amo??? Whoever it is, i can't wait!!! There will be a next book, right Sarah???

  8. 4 out of 5

    Sakshi

    1/2/17 OH GOD IF THIS WASNT WORTH THE WAIT WHOSE NEXT?!?!?! Orginal Review. OD YES TEAM LUCCA ALL THE FUCKING WAY YES YES YES YES YES FUCK YES OMG BOUT TO CRY HAPPY TEARS YES GOD DAMMIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Alpha Possessive Heroes

    OH LUCCA..... Coming January 31 I've been waiting for you.. edited: BEST BOOK SO FAR THIS 2017. Actually more like, BEST BOOK HERO! I want my own Lucca. FML!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Kkaye

    TEAM LUCCA ALL THE WAY Lucca was his name, but he was no man. He was the boogieman. She had only witnessed that in one other being in her life: the devil. Immediately, he knew it was a woman when tall, black boots and black jeans hit the ground. The next thing he noticed was her long, silky hair. It was the blackest hair he had ever seen. He desperately wanted a glimpse of her face, but she never turned around. Lucca found TEAM LUCCA ALL THE WAY Lucca was his name, but he was no man. He was the boogieman. She had only witnessed that in one other being in her life: the devil. Immediately, he knew it was a woman when tall, black boots and black jeans hit the ground. The next thing he noticed was her long, silky hair. It was the blackest hair he had ever seen. He desperately wanted a glimpse of her face, but she never turned around. Lucca found himself turning off the car and getting out, wondering how this was more important than anything else he could do with his time. His instincts were what kept him going, following her into the store. Have I seen her before? Another small glimpse revealed her young age. Stopping, he was about to turn around. She’s too young. The girl turned then went back to a table she had missed. His heart stopped a beat when he saw the whole left side of her face and a striking gray eye. The other half of her face was covered by a veil of hair. He wished he could reach out to feel the pure black strands of silk and move it to reveal the rest of her face. Leave now. Nothing good would come of this. He should have left the moment he had noticed she was just a teenage girl. He was unable to place it yet, but something about her called to him. It kept him from looking away from the girl and leaving. The whole thing felt so wrong yet so right. He was being pulled in different directions. His mind told him to leave, but his body kept him patiently waiting. Watching her hand go up to her face, he felt his breath catch in his throat when she swept her hair behind her ear. Fuck. His heart skipped another beat at the sight of her face in its entirety. His eyes traveled down the right side of her gorgeous face that held a scar from above her eyebrow down to the hollow of her cheek. Another one graced the right side above and below her luscious lips. The instinct to let his fingertips glide down each mark was so strong he thought he might break his cover. Her gray eyes held the story behind the scar, a story of sadness, grief, and torture. It was like staring at a perfect porcelain doll that had been dropped one too many times. Others would see a flaw in the cracked doll, making her no longer perfect, but he saw only beauty. She was the most beautiful creature he had ever seen. He could watch her study the delicate piece with gentle hands for hours. The gold, ornate piece she was infatuated with was unfamiliar to him until she opened the egg-shaped object, and music began to play. Her eyes danced as she watched a ballerina twirl to the music. He wondered what it would feel like if she looked at him that way.“ It’s a beautiful piece, isn’t it?” the older woman who looked to be the storeowner asked as she came up to her. The girl quickly became startled, shutting the music box. He wanted her to go back to the way she had been a moment before. When her tongue peeked out to lick her lips, he eagerly waited to hear the voice that belonged to her. “Y-yes.” She went back to looking at the box, avoiding the gaze of the woman. “H-how much is it?” “Three thousand dollars.” She removed her fingers from the piece. “Oh.” The woman kindly smiled. “I know Christmas just passed, but you could always ask for it for your birthday, maybe. I could hold it.” She shook her head. “Thank you, but it’s too much.” The lady smiled. “Well, you could always come back if you talk your parents into it.” “Thank you.” The girl took one last glance at the music box before she left the store. Watching her leave was harder than he had thought it would be. He wouldn’t be able to come out of the store until she pulled out. Therefore, he had to watch her go to the car through the display window, and that wasn’t close enough for him. A vibration in his pocket had him pulling out his cell phone. He didn’t say a word when he accepted the call. His friend Sal came over the phone. “The BMW is registered to Maxwell Masters.” That wasn’t what he had expected, though it explained why he felt like he had seen her before. “Girl,” Lucca spoke into the phone carefully, watching her approach the driver’s side. “He’s married to Elaine Maste—” “Younger,” he cut him off. Sal paused. “Scar?” Lucca’s eyes traced her markings. “Yes.” “That’s Maxwell’s daughter, Chloe Masters.” He ended the call with the push of a button. Time stood still for him as he soaked in anything and everything he could about her before she disappeared into the car. There was always a moment one faced in life when a choice had to be made, and this was his. Her tortured soul called to his dark one, whispering for him to save her. His heart was now slow, steady, finding its purpose—Chloe Masters … Taking one last look at the scar on her face, he couldn’t wait for the day he could run his fingers across it. Beautiful. “Hey, darlin’,” a deep voice sounded behind her. Chloe jumped at the sound. A second later, a man appeared on the other side of the rails. He was terrifyingly beautiful and scared the hell out of her, regardless of how handsome he was. She didn’t think a man that good-looking should even exist, or a man that chilling. Chloe didn’t move a muscle, completely frozen in place. He kept walking toward the entrance of the gazebo and went up the step. “I didn’t mean to scare you.” She had no idea how she hadn’t heard him. She didn’t even know where he had come from. She watched him lean up on a pillar, blocking her exit. After every hair had managed to stand up on her body at one look of his eyes, Chloe darted her gaze down to her lap and started fiddling with her hands. “I’m Nero’s brother, Lucca. I would shake your hand, but you wouldn’t shake it, anyway.” Chloe quickly glanced back up at him before looking down again. How did he know that? Lucca read her eyes. “I overheard that you’re apparently germaphobic.” Chloe glanced back up at him again. Apparently? He was really starting to freak her out now. Chloe attempted to decide if she should honestly be afraid and try to run away. Yes, I should. However, Lucca was blocking the only exit, and she was not going anywhere near him. Chloe saw him move; as a result, she regretfully had to look at him again. She held her breath when he put his hand into his pocket to pull something out. When a pack of cigarettes came out, she let out her breath. She continued to watch him pull a cigarette out and then hold it between his lips as he put the pack back in his pocket. Going into his other pocket, he pulled out a lighter. Chloe thought she was going to have a heart attack if he went into his pocket again. Lucca flipped his lighter open and lit the end, making it burn a bright red as he inhaled. “You don’t mind, do you?” Chloe slowly shook her head. She wished she could look away from him, but she was too afraid. She could tell he was Nero’s brother without a doubt; they both oozed confidence and sex. They looked very similar, as well. Lucca had the same skin color, but she couldn’t quite tell if his hair was black or brown. The same went with his eyes; she couldn’t tell if they were blue or green. She would swear they were one color before the string lights picked up the other color, changing her mind all over again. Lucca, however, was a billion times more frightening and a million times more handsome than Nero. She figured it had to do with the age gap, but one thing they were very different about was the way they dressed. Nero only dressed in button-up shirts and slacks, while Lucca was wearing a black sweatshirt and dark, loose jeans. She wasn’t used to seeing hair as long as his. It was swept back, yet it touched the back of his neck. He clearly didn’t care if it wasn’t trimmed and neat, just like his unshaven stubble. Everyone she was around always looked immaculate, making his bad-boy appearance more like ‘don’t cross me, or I will murder your entire family tree.’ I don’t think it matters what he wears; he would look like that, regardless. “Aren’t you a little cold out here, darlin’?” His voice also oozed just as much confidence as Nero. She felt uncomfortable with him calling her that. If I tell him my name, he’ll stop. “M-my name is Chloe.” She watched him smile as he took a puff, holding the cigarette between his thumb and index finger. He exhaled. “The mayor’s daughter, right?” Chloe nodded gently. She knew that practically everyone was aware she was the mayor’s only child. Right? “You were in that car wreck a few years back. I remember reading about it in the papers. Is that how you tell everyone you got those scars?” Lucca tapped his ashes in the snow without moving his eyes from her. Chloe swallowed and looked back down at her hands. “That i-is how I got them.” “No, it’s not. I know a knife cut when I see one.” Chloe glimpsed back up at him. How did he know? “I-I d-don’t know what you’re t-talking about.” Lucca flicked his cigarette in the yard. “Yeah, you do.” A chill went down her spine at his words, causing her to stand, not able to stay around him any longer and not liking where this was headed. She walked a step forward, hoping he would move. His muscular frame was blocking the whole entryway. She didn’t want to know how many hours he’d spent in the gym; she could see his muscles through his thick, dark sweatshirt. When he still didn’t move, she gradually moved up more. Please move, please move. Chloe was now just a few small steps away, refusing to go any farther. “C-can you let me through?” Her legs started to shake when he dipped his hand back into his pocket. Her heels made it hard for her to hold herself up. Lucca pulled out another cigarette and flipped his lighter open. He slowly lit the end, not moving his eyes from her. He blew the smoke out, making it roll over her body. Instead of putting the lighter back in his pocket, he flicked it again, and the silver Zippo shot out a flame. Lucca did one of his tricks, rolling the lighted Zippo inbetween each of his fingers. “I will if you tell me how old you are.” Wait … what? Chloe became entranced, staring at the flame expertly passing through his fingers. She didn’t know how he didn’t let it burn himself. Chloe mindlessly answered and asked her own question, captivated by the glow. “Seventeen. You?” Lucca suddenly flipped the lighter closed. “Twenty-six.” Something told her he wasn’t very happy about her answer by the look on his face. Twenty-six. She had no clue why she’d asked how old he was. After she’d watched him move slightly to let her pass, she really wished he would give her more room than that. Chloe slowly walked up and turned her body to the side, keeping her eyes on him, afraid he would move when she passed through. She held her breath as she carefully started to move by him. Her face came to the middle of his chest, even in heels, and his shoulders came right above her head. When she had successfully passed him, somehow with just mere centimeters apart, Chloe started walking as fast as she could, trying not to run back to the house. Lucca’s voice carried across the yard. “You can’t run from the truth forever, darlin’.” Chloe picked her feet up faster. Yes, I can. I’ve been doing it for years … Chloe had decided she needed to leave think. Getting in the car, Chloe took one last look at the house that had never been a home, but had been her prison. As she drove away, she could feel the chains slowly start to break as she left her prison and then her city behind. Breaking free was a paramount feeling she would always remember. Chloe rolled down the window, letting the warm summer air whip across her face. Taking a deep breath in, she felt the last chain break. I’ve finally reached freedom. A hard body wrapped around her, along with a cloth covering her mouth and nose. The hand behind the cloth stifled any screams or protests she could have made, and the strong body kept her in place. Stay still, little girl. There was no fight to be had. Her vision went blurry as it all started to fade away. Or it’ll just hurt worse. She had known it was too good to be true. Her soul belonged to the devil … Amo the beast might be the safer choice, he might even be the choice you want. But a beast can’t fight the devil, for that you need a boogieman. When you are as emotionally scarred as Chloe you need the one that will fight for you, you need the man with the blue-green eyes who commands your body … TEAM LUCCA ALL THE WAY This is a fantastic book I can't even put it into words. Its a must read. So many glorious moments I can't even begin to put into words. Just beautiful. I didn't put it down once since I started, well, only to jump up and down like I was stupid, but that doesn't count.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Chitra *CJ*

    HELL YEAH #TEAMLUCCA all the WAY TILL ETERNITY!! I demand some hot hot C/L love!! OK THIS BOOK IS PERFECTION! A heroine afraid of everything. A hero afraid of nothing. Totally worth the wait - CHECK! AHMAHZINGLY hot cover - CHECK! Super psycho sexy hero - CHECK! Beautifully scarred heroine - CHECK! A final resolution to Lucca Vs Amo - CHECK! Past glimpse of what total obsession means..like million % - CHECK! AH I ADORED IT SO MUCH!! WHY ISN'T THIS L HELL YEAH #TEAMLUCCA all the WAY TILL ETERNITY!! I demand some hot hot C/L love!! OK THIS BOOK IS PERFECTION! A heroine afraid of everything. A hero afraid of nothing. Totally worth the wait - CHECK! AHMAHZINGLY hot cover - CHECK! Super psycho sexy hero - CHECK! Beautifully scarred heroine - CHECK! A final resolution to Lucca Vs Amo - CHECK! Past glimpse of what total obsession means..like million % - CHECK! AH I ADORED IT SO MUCH!! WHY ISN'T THIS LONGER! I need moreeeeeeeee For me it was safe..CHLOE OWNS LUCCA <3 She was his soulmate, his redemption, his love. Ah *le sigh* 5/5

  12. 4 out of 5

    Grecia Robles

    ***5 Soulmates Between a Boogieman and a Freak STARS*** “It took me one look to fall in love with her. One look to want to know everything and anything about her. One look to feel protective of her, like my life depended on it. One look to want to kill whoever gave her those scars.” Este libro es tan tan tan HERMOSO!! Este es uno de los mejores libros de mafia que he leído ever, amé cada parte de él. Es tan PERFECTO (puede que hable mi a ***5 Soulmates Between a Boogieman and a Freak STARS*** “It took me one look to fall in love with her. One look to want to know everything and anything about her. One look to feel protective of her, like my life depended on it. One look to want to kill whoever gave her those scars.” Este libro es tan tan tan HERMOSO!! Este es uno de los mejores libros de mafia que he leído ever, amé cada parte de él. Es tan PERFECTO (puede que hable mi amor por Lucca) Thank you Thank you Thank you God for this book and Congratulations Sarah Brianne Tengo aproximadamente 48 horas que terminé de leer este libro y todavía no puedo ordenar mis ideas y transmitir todo lo que me hizo sentir, me provocó tantos sentimientos, así que todo lo que escriba no va a ser digno de esta belleza. Mafia, Acción, Drama Romance y mucho mucho Amor. La portada es perfecta La historia Perfecta Los personajes Perfectos Esta historia no podía ser mejor es digna de Lucca mi Made Man, después del cliffhanger que me dejó en shock, ahora sabemos los motivos de Lucca el underboss de la familia Carusso, un hombre que tiene un lado oscuro y que no oculta, que todos le temen; hacia Chloe una chica que ha sido marcada de por vida no sólo físicamente sino mentalmente que lleva cadenas pesadas y es una prisionera en su propio cuerpo no deja que nadie la toque ni se le acerque y a Lucca le basta solo una mirada para saber que necesita ser salvada ¿Cómo le va hacer si ella le teme y no confía en él? I’m going to save you, darlin’. You just have to wait for me. You’re not ready for me yet bLo que más me gustó fue la paciencia y ternura de Lucca hacía Chloe, la manera tan desinteresada (no tanto) y profunda de amarla como poco a poco con sus acciones y su manera cariñosa de hablarle hizo romper su coraza ganándose su confianza y como fue desencadenando su cuerpo, su mente y su alma hasta que ella llegó amarlo y la salva y él encuentra el propósito de su vida y en el proceso ella también lo salva a él The question of why his mother had been taken and not him had finally been answered. He was here on this earth for her. To save her. Fue tan bonito estar leyendo como Lucca va ganándose su amor, sentía mi pecho oprimido siempre con una sonrisa tonta al borde de mis lágrimas. A demás que la relación de Lucca y Chloe es de esas que se va construyendo poco a poco, la vas disfrutando y saboreando y en el proceso te enamoras de ellos. LUCCA LUCCA LUCCA Lucca Darlin I love you sooo much, MIO MIO para amar. ❤❤❤ Eres para mi me lo ha dicho el viento Eres para mí A Lucca desde que salió por primera vez hicimos click y entró rápidamente en mi top top de book boyfriends favoritos en libros anteriores veíamos ese lado manipulador que movía todos los hilos y a la vez resolvía la mayoría de los problemas, y ese lado siniestro y oscuro que todo mundo mencionaba y para mí ya era perfecto y ya lo amaba, pero aquí llegó con su otro lado el amable, amoroso hasta tierno y dulce y yo dije SOY TODA TUYA Me quedé con ganas de más necesito otra dosis please please Sarah Brianne aunque sea un relato escribe de mi Lucca I WANT MORE UPDATE 2018: Sigo pensando lo mismo es más AMO más a Lucca que nunca si eso posible. Necesitaba leer este libro por que muchos detalles se me habían olvidado. En esta ocasión disfruté más la escena donde Lucca le dice a Amo las razones del porque Chloe nunca lo va amar.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Lindsay

    Sarah Brianne...I bow down to thee You are my master and I your willing servant. I must bow down to the master. Sarah Brianne has done it again, and in the process, left me speechless. I freely admit that after reading Chloe, I was firmly team Amo. I was willing to trust the master and her plan, but I knew Lucca would have to convince me that he was right for Chloe and that she was right for him. So going into this book, I was bot Sarah Brianne...I bow down to thee You are my master and I your willing servant. I must bow down to the master. Sarah Brianne has done it again, and in the process, left me speechless. I freely admit that after reading Chloe, I was firmly team Amo. I was willing to trust the master and her plan, but I knew Lucca would have to convince me that he was right for Chloe and that she was right for him. So going into this book, I was both extremely excited and petrified. What happened if I didn’t feel it!? What if I remained Team Amo!? What would I do!?!?!?!?! Good news…I fell in love with Luca in the prologue, and was sold on his feelings for Chloe. It took me slightly longer to feel her feelings for him, but it did happen. I lived for Lucca’s POVs. I didn’t think it was possible, but he struck such a cord with me that he had me laughing, crying and he had my heart pounding. The depth of emotion that Sarah Brianne poured into Lucca was simply breathtaking. I mean that quite literally. At one point I felt my breath catch and my eyes tear up and all I wanted was him to walk out of my kindle and into my arms. I had to admit this, because I don’t want it to be true…but she did it. The Maestro topped the best guy in the world, and actually made me angry at my favorite book boyfriend husband in the world. She made me want to smack him upside the head and reevaluate why I would love him when I could have Lucca. So she did it. She made me love someone as much as Nero. I can’t say that he surpasses Nero for me, mostly because Nero is special to me. He was my introduction to the genius that is Sarah Brianne, and he was the first hero that was perfect. He will always be my favorite because of that (and because I really do love him)…but Lucca…omg Lucca. The feels that he brought out in me. Simply put…Lucca… I’m not quite sure what it says about me that I love guys *cough*Nero & Lucca*cough* that go around beating people up and killing them for hurting their women….but I seriously got a huge case of the feels every time Lucca talked about his plan to avenge what had been done to Chloe. After reading Chloe, I was skeptical that Lucca and Chloe were right for each other. But I was wrong. The connection they had was simply amazing. The care and understanding Lucca had for her was breathtaking. They way he went out of his way to make her comfortable and get her to trust him...perfection. And when it was revealed the depth of Lucca's feelings for her, I couldn't help but agree that he deserved everything he wanted and that I wanted him and Chloe to get a HEA. Don’t even get me started on the lengths Lucca went to in order to protect Chloe. I loved how protective he was, how he was constantly on guard, and trying to keep her safe. There were quite a few scenes that overlapped with other books in the series, and I loved that because we got to see it from Lucca’s POV and what was going through his head during those scenes. I was simply blown away by this book. This will definitely go down as my favorite book of the year, hands down. I know that no other book will top this. I can’t wait to see what Sarah Brianne comes out with next.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Varied Books

    Lucca is a fantastic Hero he gets 5 plus stars. He is my favorite type of Hero. A badass (writer shows this in actions not just in words). He would do anything to protect the h. He is commanding & confident but he is never cruel to the h. The story drags in some parts which is why I'm only giving it 4 stars. There are parts of this book I loved. I would love to read a follow-up book about Chloe & Lucca.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Archer Hale's girl

    LUCCA!!! YAS! Even though we don't see him a lot, he has always been my favourite and I was hoping he would be paired up with Chloe. I hope this book is good because I was left a little disappointed with the Chloe's book. And of course Lucca deserves a mind blowing story. Hope Sarah does this couple justice.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Sara

    After reading Nero and Elle’s book, I thought I wouldn’t continue the series as they were my favourite couple but I changed my mind & I’m so glad I read this book today, even though its a year later… its absolutely the best one from the whole series! The book continues from where Chloe was taken and she is now with Lucca. In this book you realise how much love Lucca has for Chloe, you discover how Chloe got those scars and you find out what a nightmare she went through! When Lucca first takes her, she After reading Nero and Elle’s book, I thought I wouldn’t continue the series as they were my favourite couple but I changed my mind & I’m so glad I read this book today, even though its a year later… its absolutely the best one from the whole series! The book continues from where Chloe was taken and she is now with Lucca. In this book you realise how much love Lucca has for Chloe, you discover how Chloe got those scars and you find out what a nightmare she went through! When Lucca first takes her, she is still shy and doesn’t like to be touched but further along, her and Lucca become closer, they eat together, chat about stuff, he cooks her food and she gets used to his touches… This book is really sweet, I didn’t expect it to be because Lucca is described as this big bad pyscho in the other books but the way he was with Chloe made my heart melt because he only shows her, his sweet side. This was a super fun read, had me swooning & smiling throughout the book, I’m just so happy Lucca went for Chloe & Chloe chose Lucca! *Favourite quotes in this book* "Not even God could save a man who lays his hands on you". "I promised to save you, darlin, I will always save you". "It took me one look to fall in love with her. One look to want to know everything and anything about her. One look to feel protective of her, like my life depended on it. One look to want to kill whoever gave her those scars".

  17. 5 out of 5

    Simply Honest

    Hell Yes!!!!! Team Boogieman all the way ❤❤❤❤❤ There's so many things I could say about this book. But it would take too damm long. This book was beautiful, so MAGICAL!! Uhhh I want more of Lucca & Chloe. Hell Yes!!!!! Team Boogieman all the way ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ There's so many things I could say about this book. But it would take too damm long. This book was beautiful, so MAGICAL!! Uhhh I want more of Lucca & Chloe.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Snow

    3.5 "Lucca" stars Book 4 in the Made men series is about Lucca, the underboss of Carusso family, the scary one…the one they call the boogieman. Lucca was born with a dark side The only emotions he ever felt were when he cause pain Until the day he saw her face. Chloe He was intrigued by her features and especially her scars. He saw beyond them and she was the most beautiful creature he ever laid his eyes upon. And the dices rolled. It was done. Sealed for Lucca. He watched her for seven months, waited, baited, prepared. And then hboogieman. 3.5 "Lucca" stars Book 4 in the Made men series is about Lucca, the underboss of Carusso family, the scary one…the one they call the boogieman. Lucca was born with a dark side The only emotions he ever felt were when he cause pain Until the day he saw her face. Chloe He was intrigued by her features and especially her scars. He saw beyond them and she was the most beautiful creature he ever laid his eyes upon. And the dices rolled. It was done. Sealed for Lucca. He watched her for seven months, waited, baited, prepared. And then he set his actions into motion. You're mine, Chloe Masters. You have been since the moment I saw your scarred face. You just didn't know it. The freak and the boogieman It turned out they needed each other. Chloe is broken inside from the age 14 when she was taken by a monster and tortured leaving her with deep scars on her face and the rest of her body. She's detached and scared of everything, most of all human's touch. And Lucca with his darkness looming in him waiting to come out, finds a sort of a piece in dwelling with the ruthlessness of his psyche. He will help Chloe to overcome the fear of touch but first he will set the rampage on those her caused the state she's in. My salvation will come as I lay my hands upon her, the very hands that have taken the life from the bodies of those who have touched her. The revenge sets far towards the Lucianos, the enemy family and deep into the inner circle of people that betrayed Chloe for money and out of greed… The connection she felt with Lucca, the inner peace and freedom from the chains of nightmares, both living and dreaming, he set her free…as same as she eased his darkness into a somber. They both needed one another to survive I can honestly say that I liked the book BUT I didn't love it. I liked Lucca, he was a psychotic, dark, violent mobster and the author stayed true to the initial characterization I saw in book 1 but the story itself was not interesting enough to make me go wow in any aspect, the relationship between Lucca and Chole was stretched and I didn't quite feel the emotional tingle, not because it came slowly but because it wasn't charged with anticipation, there was no build up of emotional tension, other than Lucca carried it alone, and that just wasn't enough to pull through for both of them. The other thing was the lirical narrative nature of storytelling. Usually that kind of style works fine, especially in paranormal and fantasy genre when the story needs to flow as it reveals the mystified plot. Here it doesn't flow, it „lingers“ and that's just not quite what I have in mind while reading a mafia book. The actions sped up a bit towards the end but still it didn't manage to lift up the general impression of „slow“ motion, slow pace, slow narration…and sometimes I even had a problem of tuning in to some of the chapters, they seemed like a fragment of a thought that author wanted to implement into the story for emphasis BUT I failed to uncover the emphasis on what exactly. All in all, it was a solid read and I'm sure each of you will be able to find his/hers piece of the story if not the whole thing, for themselves to enjoy This was actually way better than the previous fiasco, BUT only because of the main character, my psycho Lucca, he delivered, the rest of it is debatable... And *sigh*, dammit seems like all i do lately is fucking sigh!!! btw, I STILL don't like the guy on the cover :/

  19. 5 out of 5

    GimmeAllTheWerdssss

    4.5 waited for this FOREVER stars I feel that this is Sarah's best book in the series so far. Both characters were true to themselves and true to the characters we had met in the previous books. I found the romance between them to be believable and paced right. My only gripe is that the "devil" situation was resolved rather quickly. I feel that there should have been more of a fight.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Nerd4life_94

    I can't put my feelings into words! This was so worth the wait. I tried not to get my hopes up because of the many mixed reviews Chloe received, but Lucca was an absolute success!!

  21. 5 out of 5

    BBEATRICE -idem345-

    7 Epic Masterpiece I'M IN LOVE WITH THIS BOOK Stars!!! I'm really over the moon. It was a while I didn't feel this way. A book so good that makes you happy and gives you butterflies. You don't read this kind of book everyday. You don't stay awake till 4 o'clock in th morning for just any story. This was so beautiful omg, my only regret it's just that I already finished it! THANK YOU SARAH BRIANNE You took your time, you redeemed yourself in such a good, epic life changing way. Tha 7 Epic Masterpiece I'M IN LOVE WITH THIS BOOK Stars!!! I'm really over the moon. It was a while I didn't feel this way. A book so good that makes you happy and gives you butterflies. You don't read this kind of book everyday. You don't stay awake till 4 o'clock in th morning for just any story. This was so beautiful omg, my only regret it's just that I already finished it! THANK YOU SARAH BRIANNE You took your time, you redeemed yourself in such a good, epic life changing way. Thanks to you Lucca became alive, the story between Lucca and Chloe took place for real. In all the time I waited for this book I had tried so hard to imagine how this story would have been, but my imagination could not extend to such a beautiful story so damn well narrated that you seem able to touch the characters with your hands. *.* PERFECTION When I talked about perfection saying that Chloe wasn't written well and wasn't perfect, I Knew Sarah Brianne could write something PERFECT, because I had already seen a bit of it in the first two books. And She corfirmed my theory. She is a kickass author. She can talk about emotions. She can describe feelings and sensations. She learned the art of mistery and suspence. She can create an epic love and make it believable. <3 <3 AN HEARTBREAKING HEARTWARMING JOURNEY at the same time THIS BOOK I lived every emotion as if I were the characters themselves thanks to the perfect narration. I felt all the shades of Lucca's feelings from his everlasting love, to hunger of revenge , from pain to desperation. I loved him so much. FAVOURITE SCENES I'll re read some parts so much times I'll learn them by heart. The scene where He climbs 23 flights of stairs. The scene where he hears Chloe's screams from nightmares. The scene -this i think my favourite of all time- where he finally face Amo. (not because I liked that he won over Amo, but because in that chapter Lucca gave voice and explained out loud all his feelings for Chloe, all his anger against his rival and most of all ALL HIS FEARS TO LOSE HER. It really touched me. AND THIS, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN IS A REAL MAN. *.*. Right that moment you could understand why Lucca could ever be the only choice for Chloe and you could feel the rightness in it. (and the scene of the first kiss of course was so beautiful) <3<3 I'll never recover from this story. I just hope Sarah Brianne will go on with this series and she will not make suffer us as she did to publish (two years of waiting) this. so far best book of the year!! <3 <3

  22. 5 out of 5

    Diksha

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. 3.75 stars The only other book that i read from this author is 'Nero', which i loved. I have not read Vincent(i did not like him) and i avoided 'Chloe' because from the reviews it seemed like nothing happened in that book and also i do NOT like love triangles! But am glad i jumped directly into this one. So here's the good thing, from this book it did not really seem like a LT to me :D :D The h seems to have had always considered Amo just a friend. I wo 3.75 stars The only other book that i read from this author is 'Nero', which i loved. I have not read Vincent(i did not like him) and i avoided 'Chloe' because from the reviews it seemed like nothing happened in that book and also i do NOT like love triangles! But am glad i jumped directly into this one. So here's the good thing, from this book it did not really seem like a LT to me :D :D The h seems to have had always considered Amo just a friend. I would say it's just unwanted romantic feelings from Amo's part. As ya'll know she does not like to be touched so even her first kiss was Lucca and only he gets to touch her. She wanted only Lucca's touch, no one else.#teamluccaallthewayxD Am so happy she was not interested in Amo and did not let him get close :D :D Lucca was awesome <3 like damn. I love antiHs that are stalkers and always seem dangerous but ofc they are always sweet and full of love towards their hs. She is just a broken, scared h paired with a strong, hot alpha- finally getting a happy ending. By the end of the book, Chloe does grow a bit. Oh did i mention that Lucca had NOT been with other women since 1st laying eyes on the h 7 months ago? =D *swoon* She is it for him<3 I would have missed so much, had i not given this a try! I really enjoyed this, loved it!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Julia

    ***Second time reading**** What can i say about this book that I haven't said already? If i could rate it 100 stars I would. Chloe and Lucca, especially Lucca, are just so wonderful together. And i LOVE that Lucca was celibate waiting for Chloe while Amo was the typical manwhore. This book..... I could read it 15 more times and never get bored. **First time reading*** Luca you have completely stolen my heart. Absolutely ADORED him with Chloe. The utter devotion Lucca feels for Ch ***Second time reading**** What can i say about this book that I haven't said already? If i could rate it 100 stars I would. Chloe and Lucca, especially Lucca, are just so wonderful together. And i LOVE that Lucca was celibate waiting for Chloe while Amo was the typical manwhore. This book..... I could read it 15 more times and never get bored. **First time reading*** Luca you have completely stolen my heart. Absolutely ADORED him with Chloe. The utter devotion Lucca feels for Chloe is so powerful that it blows any Team Amo fans out of the water. This is an expert of one of my favorite scenes: “You had to be told to look in her fucking direction and give her your precious time. I didn’t,” Lucca growled, never letting up on the knife. “It took me one look to fall in love with her. One look to want to know everything and anything about her. One look to feel protective of her, like my life depended on it. One look to want to kill whoever gave her those scars.” Blood now trickled down Amo’s throat. "You will never deserve Chloe. The same way Nero will never deserve Elle. Nero will spend the rest of his life trying to, but I won't let you try to deserve her." Lucca and Sarah Brianne..... you have stolen my heart.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Emily

    In book three of the Made Men series Chloe was walking away from her friends to head to California to go to college. Chloe has a back story where she had been told she was in a car wreck by her family, she knew the scars she had were not from any car wreck but her parents insisted that be her story. She was running far away from the nightmares that still haunted her and she knew she would never be rid from. Now she finds herself being kidnapped by the boogeyman, Lucca. Lucca had been a bit of an In book three of the Made Men series Chloe was walking away from her friends to head to California to go to college. Chloe has a back story where she had been told she was in a car wreck by her family, she knew the scars she had were not from any car wreck but her parents insisted that be her story. She was running far away from the nightmares that still haunted her and she knew she would never be rid from. Now she finds herself being kidnapped by the boogeyman, Lucca. Lucca had been a bit of an anomaly in her life but having him kidnap her has her scared and ready to run again. Lucca though has his reasons, he doesn't see Chloe as a scarred woman who is scared of her own shadow, he sees her as beautiful and plans to help her find herself again. The problem is though after a life filled with untrust how can she trust a killer? I have always thought a book where the hero is a true villain who finds love would be fascinating and this was. Lucca is not necessarily a likeable character but you do. He is a hard man and has so many facets to his personalty that it is fascinating. This is a slow build romance but absolutely worth reading, I am ready to reread again.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Nielma Macedo

    TEAM LUCCA ALL THE WAY ♡

  26. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    I admit, I had my doubts. I was one of the many who felt disappointed with Chloe book 3, so I wasn't quite sure what to expect. Sarah Brianne IMO redeemed herself with Lucca. What I like most was the believable relationship that formed between the two. They are both completely different people with only their "darkness" in common. Lucca uses his darkness to punish his enemies and Chloe uses hers as a shield. It seemed nearly impossible that Chloe would ever let a man she found so frightening tou I admit, I had my doubts. I was one of the many who felt disappointed with Chloe book 3, so I wasn't quite sure what to expect. Sarah Brianne IMO redeemed herself with Lucca. What I like most was the believable relationship that formed between the two. They are both completely different people with only their "darkness" in common. Lucca uses his darkness to punish his enemies and Chloe uses hers as a shield. It seemed nearly impossible that Chloe would ever let a man she found so frightening touch her, much less into her heart, but Sarah Brianne beautifully executes their love story. Let's begin with the man of the hour, Lucca How can I sum up Lucca without leaving any of the delicious details out? Upon meeting Lucca early on in the series, it was quite obvious there was something about this mysterious, dangerous, sexy devil that intrigued readers to a max. Sarah Brianne teased with the first three books by only giving us tiny little glimpses of the gorgeous underboss. I, for one wanted more of Lucca ever since the first "darlin'. In this book we finally got to meet the man himself. He was everything he made himself out to be, he made no apologies for how the world saw him. It was refreshing having a Hero that didn't try to hide his secrets. He didn't care what others thought, he wore his sins on his sleeve with pride because that's what made him fearful and dominate. We learn early on that Lucca loved Chloe from the moment he laid eyes on her which was about a week before their first initial meeting under the gazebo. I must point out that there are a few flashbacks in this book but all of them were moments in time I really wanted to read in Lucca's POV so I was extremely happy we got to see what he was thinking at certain points, like the gazebo meetings, casino attack, mall shooting...ect. Lucca shows a different side to Chloe without really wavering from his true self. He's patient with her but also demanding when he has to be because he is the only one who can see how strong she really is. He's gentle and honest enough to make her feel relatively safe and comfortable. His protectiveness for her was as clear as his disdain for Amo. All in all I enjoyed getting to know Lucca. Who knew he was a master chef and green-thumb? (whatever, it works) He let the reader in on how he viewed his family and future in the business. He also expressed his feelings on some of his men, preferably Sal (his right hand, who I'm really beginning to like, fingers crossed for his own book). Lucca will definitely make a good leader for the Caruso family IMO (as if he really needed my approval). Chloe Chloe was not as bad as I thought she’d be in this book. Yes, I might be a little unfair because I’m a tiny bit envious of her but anyway…once you get pass the aggravation of her “quirks” like the annoying speech impediment, she becomes a pretty confident heroine who overcame a lot in such a little time. In truth her fear of anything really helped the story progress. She barely denied Lucca, which I know in some instances come off as weak, but in this case it helped her. The more she did as he asked the more he would push her to do things like touch is hand, spend time with him, open up to him, until all of sudden she started to do these things voluntarily. She was no longer listening to his requests because she was scared of him but instead it was because she grew to trust him. The moments she shared with Lucca were full of such passion and trust I really believed she could love him as much as he did her. When she opened herself up to him the reader began seeing a new side to Chloe that came off as sweet and charming. The way she interacts with Lucca’s men (i.e. Drago and Sal) was nice and sincere. I liked how her feelings of friendship for Elle was really apparent as well as the rest of the gang and especially for Amo. She thought about Amo a lot but it never crossed the line to romantic feelings. She cared deeply for Amo as a friend and I was glad that she was very sure of herself when it came time to be honest with him. She didn’t lead him on or play with his feelings because of her uncertainty. She was sure she wanted Lucca and that was it. I thought the way she approached Amo about it was nice especially compared to the way Lucca approached him. Anyway Chloe used to be my least favorite character because she was merely a shadow in the other books, but with this book we were able to see more of her once the shield came down. She completely transformed from the transparent freak in the hallway to the most protected and powerful woman in Kansas City. Amo Poor Amo. Nobody likes to lose, especially when it comes to matters of the heart. I understood that Amo really believed he loved Chloe but it was obvious in the 3rd book that he was just infatuated with her. Lucca said it best, "You will never deserve her.” It was harsh but it was reality. Amo would not have been able to handle Chloe. He sincerely believed she was in a car wreck and that’s what caused her scars and traumatized fear. Poor guy never stood a chance. Hopefully he gets his own book and finds his special someone. Adalyn perhaps…? Caruso vs. Luciano The history between the two mafia families the Caruso’s and Luciano’s was briefly explained as well as tying in with Chloe’s past. Whether this is pure genius by the author or laziness I’ll let you decide, I was just happy to get some sort of conclusion. It does seem that with the Luciano family introduction more characters have come into play as well as a new pact which will tie the families together forever. I don’t think this is the last we’ll hear of Dominic, Angel, and Matthias. Overall This book really seemed to flow much smoother than the last. I loved the concept of the “captor/prisoner” storyline, it seemed to work best with this couple. All the side characters are pretty lovable in this book with exception to Vincent and a few others who don’t really have much of a part. Seeing Maria again was enjoyable it feels like forever since we last saw her. I’m really looking forward to her book since she is the complete opposite of the other heroines. I liked seeing Dante take on more of a role as mob boss in this book too (yup, I’m crushing). The writing concept was great, Sarah did a great job at describing the growing love between Lucca and Chloe. Apart from a few editing errors, this is definitely my fave out of the series so far. Some things I didn’t like… 1. The book was painfully short. I want more! 2. I could do without the poems. Just give me a normal chapter! 3. Chloe's parents...why exactly were they such a-holes? Just because? Anyway that’s it for my review, I will leave you with my favorite line from the book. It’s nearly subliminal but speaks volumes of Lucca’s love for Chloe. “Before I forget, where do you keep your chili recipe?” ~ Lucca

  27. 5 out of 5

    EMILY

    Update 01/11/2017 = Look at that beautiful cover and that blurb. Maybe it is time to get back into this series. I have yet to suck it up like a big girl and read book #3. Chloe was supposed to give us answers, but going off the mixed reviews it does nothing of the sort. One day I'll woman up and read it so I can read Lucca when it is available to us. Today is not that day.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Rgreader

    Chloe's story finally. And its so good. Love everything about it. It was disappointing to see Amo as Lucca saw him. I hope Amo gets his own heroine...someone he's falls so hard in love with that he can't be with anyone but her is obsessed and possessive about her... I did find how Lucca saw Nero and Vincent amusing. He was right on about their being blind to bullyiing and why that was F'ed up. I especially liked how Lucca saw Chloe fell in love with her instantly and his take on A Chloe's story finally. And its so good. Love everything about it. It was disappointing to see Amo as Lucca saw him. I hope Amo gets his own heroine...someone he's falls so hard in love with that he can't be with anyone but her is obsessed and possessive about her... I did find how Lucca saw Nero and Vincent amusing. He was right on about their being blind to bullyiing and why that was F'ed up. I especially liked how Lucca saw Chloe fell in love with her instantly and his take on Amo not recognizing Chloe till he was made to recognize her. I want more Made Men from Sarah Brianne...need stories on Nero's Sister his little brother also the other Mafia family...3 heroes I think the twins and the new leader of their family. I'm greedy and want more Made Men....

  29. 4 out of 5

    Nole4Life

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Has spoilers! Overall I'm disappointed in this book. I think I was just so hyped for it that it couldn't reach my expectations. Below are my thoughts. PROS - I love with Lucca (my version of Lucca looks nothing like the guy on the cover though). Lucca is crazy, sadistic and possessive and yet I still love him. Almost any guy would come off creepy and sick in the head if they stalked and obsessed over Chloe the way Lucca did. However, Lucca manages to pull it off and make his scary obsession Has spoilers! Overall I'm disappointed in this book. I think I was just so hyped for it that it couldn't reach my expectations. Below are my thoughts. PROS - I love with Lucca (my version of Lucca looks nothing like the guy on the cover though). Lucca is crazy, sadistic and possessive and yet I still love him. Almost any guy would come off creepy and sick in the head if they stalked and obsessed over Chloe the way Lucca did. However, Lucca manages to pull it off and make his scary obsession seem sexy and desirable. CONS - Chloe's tragedy has been speculated and anticipated for three books. I was afraid that the reveal of her torture would not live up to the images in my head. I was right. I definitely think what happened to her was horrible but not enough for how scared she was. I would have thought that she was tortured and raped over days and made to do god awful things. Elle's torture was pretty bad too but she kept going through hell for Chloe. I think after 4 years that Chloe could at least touch people she trusted and stand up for herself and Elle. Chloe was made too much of a weak victim for me. - this story made Nero look like a pansy. First, Lucca had to kill or torture someone to become a Made Man. But Nero only had to get close and seduce a girl. Secondly, Lucca talked about Nero and the boys like they were insubstantial and not really feared. This sucks because I like to reread books but I don't know if I can see Nero as tough and dangerous like I used to. - it felt like the first 70-75% of the book was focused on Lucca's feelings for Chloe. Then there was only 25-30% time left to address so many issues Because so many issues and situations were covered in a short time everything seemed to be glossed over or were confusing. Following are examples. 1) Lucifer's relationship and desire for Chloe. Chloe was originally punished so the Luciano's could control her father. However in the last part of the book Lucifer mentions that Chloe was supposed to be his when she turned 18. Did Chloe's father sell her or was he just obsessed with her? The dynamic of situation was not clear. 2) The second kidnapping of Chloe. Lucifer kidnapped Chloe again for a short time but once the Luciana's realized she was Lucca's they handed her right back over. This was very anticlimatic. 3) The revenge for Chloe. The revenge on Chloe's tormentors and kidnappers was such a let down. All this build up for payback and all Lucca did was chain up Lucifer and slice him up. I was expecting physical beatings, body parts cut off, burning flesh, etc. I felt like Sebastian in the first book received a harsher punishment than Lucifer. This seemed lazy by the author. 4) Lucca and Chloe having sex. It seemed like it was not that big of a deal. I didn't feel the intensity that should have been there. 5) Lucca, Nero and Vincent changing family history. They discussed going against the family and refusing to marry Italian women. That was all that was said about the situation. Are they planning on over throwing their parents and taking the business? 6) The true Maria. Apparently Maria is also psychotic but we never get any details behind this. Is she a killer? Does she even like Chloe and Elle or is her friendship with them just a favor to her brothers. 7) Arrangement with Luciana's. The Caruso's and Luciana's are rivals but then all of a sudden the Luciana's are asking for forgiveness and help to rebuild their family. Caruso's agree but with stipulations. This just seemed uncharacteristic and kind of irrelevant to the story. 8) I was under the impression in the first book that Dante had his wife killed but that was contradicted in this book. I must have missed something. - I thought Amo got a bad rap. The book brought up a couple of times that Amo called Chloe a freak and didn't protect her early on in high school. But he was just a kid and apologized for it. You can't hold that over his head. Chloe did more than that to Elle and she was forgiven. I also felt bad for Amo. He truly loved Chloe and became a good friend to her. It sucks for him to have to watch a girl he loves be with someone else. Overall, the story felt like it never reached a climax. The author got so focused on Lucca as a person and his feelings that the overall plot was just an after thought. However, she did do a good job of making us love and understand Lucca. Maybe I'll reread it and like it more now that my expectations aren't so high.

  30. 4 out of 5

    lucie

    Oh my, this was intense! I am happy and heartbroken.

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