His Witness (Vittorio Crime Family, #4) by Vanessa Waltz
GENRE: Dark, Erotica, Romance | PAGES: 380
My rating: ★★★
His Witness turned out to be a (surprisingly?) good read, full of action and grit, and more than its fair share of sex (to an almost annoying extent). (Hold up, I did say almost.)
I couldn’t connect with Tommy at the beginning with but he really did grow on me as details of his introduction into the mob was revealed. Melanie, the lead female was written with sass and strength, although because of this I didn’t buy into the sudden submissiveness of her character as much as I did with other books of this nature.
Having said that perhaps this was the point – she didn’t need to or maybe couldn’t be ‘broken’ because, on some level, she’d wanted Tommy all along. She submitted by choice, which given her former predicament, was for her, empowering in its own way.
I’m not a fan of mob/Mafia reads in general so won’t bother checking out any of the other related stories, but as a stand-alone, this was a decent way to spend a few afternoons, and the twist at the end was a nice add-in.
The warning on the book is not just for decoration though, so would-be readers: be prepared – not only for the borderline torture BDSM scenes but also the scenes of mobster violence, which has a disturbing Dexter-like quality.
Hats off to the writer, for making me squirm.