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Collateral (Collateral Damage #1) by Natasha Knight

Collateral Book Cover Collateral
Collateral Damage Duet
Natasha Knight
Mafia Romance
23rd September 2019
No, part of a duet

Gabriela

Stefan Sabbioni showed up in my bedroom on my sixteenth birthday. Uninvited, he stood in the shadows smelling of whiskey and death and wrapped a broken, blood-crusted necklace around my neck.

I thought he’d strangle me with it.

That night, he left a message for my father. He said he’d be back to take something precious.

I never delivered that message, though. I wonder if things would be different if I had because now, two years later, he’s back. And he’s not hiding in any shadows.

He’s come to make good on his promise.
He’s back to take that something precious.
Me.

Stefan

Marchese is the manipulator of my family’s tragedy. I won’t just bring him to his knees. I’ll bury him for what he did.

Taking his daughter is only the beginning. I’ll do it knowing I’m starting a war. I’ll do it knowing my enemies will become his allies. They’ll stop at nothing to destroy me and he’ll stop at nothing to get her back.

I’ve never shied away from war, though. I’m not one to play nice and I don’t share my toys. I’ll demolish you if you touch what’s mine.

And she is most definitely mine.

Tracey’s Review

Every book that I have read by Natasha Knight has hooked me from the blurb and once I delve into her worlds I am forever hooked. When I first learnt that Natasha was writing a new Mafia Romance Duet I was so excited, she has a way of trapping me into this dark and dangerous world and I just can’t help myself from falling in love with characters.

Collateral was freaking amazing!! For me, I think this might even be a little bit darker than we have seen from Natasha and I think it’s brilliantly addictive! I was consumed with this world and characters, so consumed that I read into the early hours without releasing.

I was instantly connected to Gabriela and Stefan’s characters. These characters are both damaged people, one seeking revenge for the death of a loved one and the other seeking freedom from the restraints of this world. Together, they are both on a journey, one that has just begun!

Let’s take about chemistry, these two characters have plenty that it just oozes from the pages as you read. They have this energy that you can feel feeding their attraction until it comes to a violent end. The difference with this book for me, there was no sex scenes, which I think helped to build this atmosphere around the characters. While there was plenty of petting, there was just no happy ending.

I loved every minute of this story! It’s filled with tension, chemistry, an amazing storyline and from the cliffhanger you know the conclusion in book two will just as brilliant!! I cannot recommend this story and author enough, you seriously have to add this duet to your TBR List!!

Natasha Knight, you are the Mafia Queen!! Your storytelling knows no bounds and is a testament to your skill. I will forever be an avid follower and reader!!