Alliance by Natalia Lourose
Series: Sinners of New Orleans, #1
Genre: Romance | Contemporary
Age Range: Adult Audience
Trigger Warnings: Abuse, Suicide
Source: Give Me Books
Release date on May, 2021
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A sinner met a saint,
Two worlds collided,
And everything burned.
I’ve done everything right.
Playing the part of the demure famiglia daughter,
And hiding my pain beneath makeup and pretty dresses.
But marrying a man ten years my senior?
Whose words cut like knives,
And lips taste like poison.
This is the one thing I can’t do.
I’ve done nothing right.
I’m not a virtuous man,
I balance on the line between light and dark.
My past is littered with sins,
Each of them is haunting me.
I’m not worthy of the angel with long hair and hazel eyes.
And yet, I’d burn the city to the ground to hold her in my arms.
What’s a sinner to do?
I decided to request Alliance when I decided to give few mafia books a try.
Lana has been through a lot and has lost a lot of people. Her family, especially her parents made me want to just give her a hug. People in her family, even in her town saw women as objects to own.
Naz grew up poor and he just wanted to take care of his family, no matter what they thought about his job. I didn’t see him as a bad boy despite his so called sins. Naz didn’t really do much to help Lana but he really couldn’t. I wish he had made more effort but on other hand I have to hand it to him that he took everything really well.
All in all Alliance wasn’t bad. It just wasn’t a book for me. I have read angsty book and really enjoyed them but I didn’t really get invested on the relationship in this one. I didn’t really mind the depression of the main character but I don’t get why Lily and Lana had to be depressed for the same reason and still their parents just cared about themselves.