Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Don: Sebastiano ✟ Review ✟

  The Don: Sebastiano 

Book One - Stud Mafia Series

AUTHORS: Elle Raven & Aimie Jennison

Release Date:  November 2nd, 2014


Power. Greed. Revenge. Submission. 

Sierra Winters never planned on falling for the most powerful man in Sydney. 

One minute, she's an everyday twenty-eight year old working class office girl the next, she is being blackmailed by Sebastiano Morassi, Sydney's influential crime family boss, to settle her brother's debts. 

Sierra knows she should never have gone to him to "save" her brother but she is captivated by him. His monstrous size, his malicious evil glare and more frightening is the scar that marks his left cheek. Never has she never met or seen anyone like him. The more time she spends with this frightening yet captivating man, the harder it becomes to want to escape. 

Sebastiano Morassi is pure danger. So why does she crave him? He can make her tremble with fear and make her hairs stand on end but he also has a sweetness to him that tugs at her heart. Sierra soon finds herself merged into his world full of murder, revenge, and deceit.





Walking back into the church, I found Sebastiano on the steps in front of the altar. He looked agitated and ruthless as I observed him, toying with his rosary beads. His shirt looked like it had been haphazardly ripped open. He didn’t resemble the man I knew; a man who could be harmless, soft and so sweet at times. But deep down, I know he wasn’t.
His eyes cut into mine as I approached him. And I could see it: the darkness that lay beneath. It only took one look from Sebastiano to make me tremble. Still, those looks of warning didn’t stop the traitorous feelings inside me. Maybe I shouldn’t have gone to him. I should have stayed away from him, but I didn’t want to. The pull was too strong, too urgent.

I reminded myself that inside this man’s body, his head, lurked a monster I had yet to be introduced to.

This is a dark erotic with violence and abuse. If you have a hard time handling any kind of abuse or violence this book may not be for you and this book should NOT be read by anyone under the age of 18. That said, the characters and the subject are hardcore and certainly not lacking in detail. I enjoyed the story line quite a bit making this book a fast read. 

It all starts when Sierra's brother does something incredibly stupid like steals from Don Sebastiano Morassi. Sierra Winters ignores her brothers warning and plea to leave it alone and seeks out the Don to 'save' her brother by repaying the debt. The Don's debt payment is exactly what her brother was afraid of and one Sierra didn't even know she would want pay. Though she knows she shouldn't and he scares the heck out of her she is drawn to him. He is dangerous to her in so many ways. The relationship, as you can imagine with someone who is so dangerous, starts off hot and with complete dominance before morphing into something The Don hasn't ever experienced. The arrangement is working perfectly, but perfection can't last and when it starts to fall apart around them can they all survive?

This book was almost too hard to read because of the violence, but the story was just too good to put down. The characters were solid and I visualize the story so well. I have never read a book like this and I am really impressed that the authors made me feel empathy for a man who in real life I would run screaming the other way from. Well done ladies!! Now in this book is a secondary story being set up for book #2 which I am looking forward to reading also, I want to find out how Riccardo's story turns out!


Elle Raven is a new and upcoming Aussie author who lives in Adelaide, South Australia with her husband and three young children. Elle can usually be found with her iPad or laptop computer permanently glued to her. She began writing from a very young age. In fact Elle used to write plays and musicals when she was in high school. Having such a flamboyant personality she even performed in them herself Always an 'actress' and always the star. 

Elle loves reading and writing about an alpha-male hero. If she can't read about one that is alpha enough to suit her she will take it upon herself to write one. 

Elle's books will feature an alpha-male hero who will come tumbling to his knees in lust and love when he finally meets the heroine of his dreams. Rest assured that in an Elle Raven book, the hero will never cheat. 

Elle would love to hear from you. Please email her or visit her Facebook page. She loves connecting 
with people and having a chat with the readers about her books or any other books you may have in common.




Aimie is a Yorkshire lass living in Western Australia, with her three boisterous boys and her husband. Aimie loves to people watch; it’s her favourite way to come up with new characters and stories. So next time a stranger is staring at you in the street, don’t panic, it could be an author basing a character on you. 

Aimie has always loved to read and write. Her favourite place to listen to her characters is at the beach.

Aimie would love to hear from you. She would be happy to receive an email or post on her Facebook page; she loves chatting with likeminded bookworms. 



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