This story is rather dark and suspenseful. It deals with the 1930s with mobsters, corruption, violence and vengeance. Maggie is a pawn in a crime lord war of drugs, prostitution, kidnapping and various other vices being waged in Texas. Her father, Colton Piper is dying and makes a deal with a mobster in New Mexico to marry her to his son, giving him control over West Texas. She has no say in this decision, and is expected to just obey her father. This story is full of various crime families, murder, kidnapping, rape, lies, deceit and power plays. At one point Maggie is abused severely by one crime lord, Wade, where he bites, burns and sodomize her. Eric, who her father had placed to protect her, ends up switching sides and takes her back to Wade. But, in the end, Dean Lawrence, the man who kidnaps her in the beginning is her true love. After all that happens to them, they do end up having a happy life and children together.
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Maggie Piper is the only daughter of a 1930s crime lord in west Texas. Her father promises her hand in marriage to the son of a mobster in New Mexico, in order to preserve his legacy and places his best man, Eric Cooper, to protect her. But before she can get safely down the aisle, Dean Lawrence, a henchman for a rival syndicate, kidnaps her. Now battle threatens to erupt over supremacy in west Texas but another battle is brewing too: between Dean and Eric over Maggie's heart.
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It\'s a good story and it kept my interest, BUT no spanking.. Not even a mention of it.
I didn\'t really care for this. Mob books aren\'t my thing and as stated in other reviews no spanking. Thou it was very well written. If you like 30\'s style mob I think you will find it a enjoyable read.
4 stars - no spanking.....&newline&&newline&I am not sure how I feel about this book. I laughed. I cried. It had a happy ending. It centered around mob families that were fighting for territory and control. They would do anything to anyone for a ruthless deal. Maggie, the daughter of a mob boss but naive, was essentially given by her father to another gang family for territory. She had no choice in what was to happen to her. Several of the other mob families wanted the territory and hated her father and would do anything to possess her. She was kidnapped, raped and held captive by one group. When she was returned back to her father for the land deal, she was taken again and brutally attacked, branded, and taken by another man who was head of another family. &newline&Maggie was strong and it showed her character through all the trials and tribulations that she went through. Was it Stockholm syndrome that made her fall in love with one of her captors? I liked that it was true to life. There were no real good guys here. All of the characters had flaws. All of the characters had done wrong and horrible things. Her father was flawed. Eric was flawed, Dean was flawed. All of the mob bosses were flawed and brutal. Maggie chose to find light and see goodness through all the evil and violence. She allowed herself to be brave and fight for what she wanted.&newline&This book was not what I expected. I liked that the author finished all the loose ends. There were no cliff hangers. Each of the characters came full circle and you heard the outcome. It had a happy ending of sorts. &newline&