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For years I was a good wife, watching my husband, Christian, the mob boss for the Cerisi crime family, sleep with every woman in sight. But all that changed after an impromptu girl's trip to Chicago which led me to a passionate one-night-stand with a handsome, blue-eyed, stranger who was everything Christian was not. Unfortunately, he wouldn't be a stranger for very long.For years I was a good wife, watching my husband, Christian, the mob boss for the Cerisi crime family, sleep with every woman in sight. But all that changed after an impromptu girl's trip to Chicago which led me to a passionate one-night-stand with a handsome, blue-eyed, stranger who was everything Christian was not. Unfortunately, he wouldn't be a stranger for very long. All I wanted was to put that night behind me. All he wanted was to relive it… Full length standalone with a guaranteed HEA!!!! ...

Title : wrath
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ISBN : 32469251
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Number of Pages : 362 Pages
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wrath Reviews

  • Shari Kay
    2019-05-22 10:49 triangle...(view spoiler)[losing H is the lead in book 2 and treats h of that book like dirt (hide spoiler)] Passing

  • Madnez AishaTak
    2019-05-15 16:55

    I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.So I don't really know where to start. I'm not really one for mafia reads but thought I'd give it a try. This was a good enough book to do it with. Gripping, exciting, literally could feel the danger and got sucked into the drama. BUT...although I loved Liam, I hated both Lexi and Christian! (view spoiler)[ she was weak and he was a cheater. I wish she'd gotten with Liam instead especially as I've no idea how she could ever trust Christian again(hide spoiler)]

  • A.J. Reads
    2019-05-01 13:50

    An okay read if you like infidelity in your books like I do, but the ending was too rushed!

  • J
    2019-05-22 16:45

    H and I use Hero loosely cheats over and over on the h, h went out of town with g/f and meet other man at club, cheated with him (my mother says 2 wrongs dont make it right)! Om turns out to be H's lawyer, he falls for h. Of course ends in HEA for zhero and tsl h but no worries om is the zhero in book 2, I actually prefered him in this book than book 2 and if you read my review you will see why! I have to give credit to authors who insite reviews and ranting because that takes talent. Nothing wrong with the writing but rather the character of the characters if that makes sense. Will I read this author again? absolutely!

  • Gwen
    2019-05-05 12:34

    Although short this was a great read. Lexi is stuck in a marriage with an unfaithful husband who also happens to be a mafia boss. One weekend she is out of town and meets a handsome stranger sho she has a fling with. Unfortunately, the stranger turns out to be her husband's new laywer. And to make matters worse, the husband wats to give their marriage another try. Caught in a crazy love triangle, things go from bad to worse when her husband is also dealing with deception and betrayal within his own organization. Given the length of the story there isnt a whole lot of room for character development but some characters did surprise me. Then there's the cheating which usually is a no-no for me. Lot of angst due to said cheating but in the end I enjoyed this story, it tore at my heart strings and made me feel bittersweet but I am diving into the next book looking for a HEA.

  • K. Hankerson
    2019-05-07 12:41

    UnexpectedWow! Don't you just love a story that reels you in, gets you all comfortable in the knowledge that you think you know where it's headed and then. . . "BAM'. Everything you thought you knew goes right out the window! Well, that's exactly what Wrath does. The story is as old as time. Two men love the same woman. The outcome is sooo not what you're expecting.

  • Alexis Pennamon
    2019-05-08 12:50

    UugggThis story had all the promise in the world to be something great,instead it just fell short. I can't really go into detail without giving it away. Just don't bother wasting your time. The only thing good about it was I was expecting the twist in the end, but even that couldn't save this.

  • Risa Lynn
    2019-04-30 16:55

    I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.Wrath (Deadly Sin book one)Penelope MarshallLexi is married to a cheating mob boss. When she goes to Chicago for a girl’s trip with her cousin, she meets Liam who completely entrances her. She soon becomes the one thing that has torn her marriage apart – a cheater. Consumed with guilt once she gets home to a strangely loving Christian, she begins questioning her heart and what she wants especially when Liam shows up and refuses to let her go.Standalone mafia romance with a HEA. Mature audiences only.There’s so much more of a description that I want to give, but I feel like anything more would contain spoilers, so I’ll leave it at that!I’m not a fan of love triangles. At all. Some people think they’re great, but I can’t agree. I think that’s really my only complaint about this book. Especially because I just couldn’t decide who I wanted her to end up with, and it was killing me. I knew my heart would ache for whomever she didn’t choose, and it did. I just had no idea who to root for.Despite that, this was a really great story! I had a really hard time putting it down. The ending was magnificent. I NEVER would have guessed who “The Ghost” really was, and I loved reading that twist.I totally recommend reading this.4/5 starsThis review can also be found on Lightsabers and Pacifiers and My Trending Stories.

  • Heather B
    2019-04-30 15:25

    Oh my goodness!! Penelope, what are you doing to me?! I'm addicted!!Wrath stole my breath away and refused to give it back. Lexi's married to the Christian, the mafia boss, but her life isn't what she wants from it. She meets someone on a girls' getaway and she embraces it! It's just happens to be Liam. This story is a roller coaster, but one you cannot figure out which way you want to go until you're at the end. I loved the ride and I want more!Penelope continues to grow as a writer and you see that shine through in this story. She knows how to write drama, danger, and let's not forget those hot & steamy interludes.I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy for this book.

  • Kim Richards
    2019-05-18 15:35

    I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book.This is not a book I would of normally read, because some of what happens in it has happened to me and I am against it. But apart from those bits, I did enjoy the book, it has got lots of twists and turns in it and some real surprises in it. Things you expect to happen don't and yet things you won't happen do.This book had me on the edge of my seat a few times, I am pleased I read the book, it really is a good read. I gave it four stars cos of being reminded of my past.

  • rebecca
    2019-05-10 14:43

    This is a very different book but it is worth the read. There is some twists and turns. The reason from the 4 stars is I was a little disappointed with the winner otherwise it would have been 5. I understand why but I probably would have been disappointed the other way too. You need to read and find out. I received this for a honest review.

  • Nina DuBois
    2019-05-04 14:37

    I received copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.This book was straight up crazy. It was intense the entire time and I had no clue what to expect next. I have to say I rather enjoyed this book and found to be very entertaining and sucked me in.I liked that this book had one crazy thing happen after another. One bad decision turned one woman's life upside down. I loved the way Penelope was able to show Lexi's struggle with her brass decision and dealing with an unhappy marriage to a cheating mob boss. The relationship between Liam and Lexi was too much for me to handle, but it was so hot when those two were together. Liam has quite the dirty mouth. For some reason I couldn't figure him out, but when I did I discovered that I really loved him. Even though I really didn't care too much for Christian I found him to redeemable as well.I will say that I did not like Lexi much in this book, but I loved that temper of hers. Through most of the book I found her to a bit of a hypocrite, although her anger was justified. I didn't like that she lied to herself what Christian did for a living as if lying about it would make it true. Lastly I felt that some parts of this book moved too fast for me. I would have liked to see more of Liam and Lexi together to understand his feelings for her.This book was really good and I enjoyed it a lot. I think the characters and the story were really great and the ending totally took me by surprise. I mean I did not see that coming at all. I did have some hints, but gosh Penelope that was amazing. Can't wait for the next book.

  • Lisa
    2019-05-19 11:25

    As far as mafia stories go, this one had a lot going on with people going after the wife, Lexi. Lexi is wife to mob boss Christian Cerisi, and she's very unhappily married. Her husband is constantly cheating her, and she's constantly looking the other way. Her cousin convinces her to go away with her for weekend of fun, and this leads to her meeting Liam. Liam is handsome and attentive and she decides to give in to his charms and go with him to his bed for one night, thus becoming the very thing she hates about her husband, a cheater. When she gets home from her trip, her husband is acting strange. Christian is starting to be more attentive to her and seems to be putting forth an effort to be a better husband. His actions begin to confuse Lexi. She was thinking that what had happened with Liam might have been what led her to finally leave Christian, but now she's not so sure. Then the unthinkable happens--Liam shows up at a lunch meeting with her and Christian and now he's going to be heavily involved in their lives. Now what the hell is she going to do? Who will she choose?For the most part I liked the story. I liked the action that started to pick up in the book. I like how Lexi and Liam were together. What I really didn't like was the cheating aspect of the book, as well as how the book ended. I felt like a jilted lover with what happened in the book, and was left feeling unsatisfied. Hopefully the next book in the series will have a better ending.**I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book**

  • Cheryl O'Harney
    2019-05-12 12:54

    Holy fudgeballs this book had it all lust, love, suspense, action and betrayal. Lexi is married to mob boss Christian she has beauty, money, designer clothes a gorgeous home but she doesn't have the undivided love and attention of Christian she hasn't had it for a long time she's shared him with countless other's over the years staying in the background playing the dutiful wife that's until she has a HOT encounter with the mysterious Liam whilst on a girl's trip to Chicago but what happens in Chicago doesn't stay in Chicago. Lexi is fearful of Christian finding out about her one night stand and hopes to forget it even happened but having Liam pop back into her life and playing with her emotions makes that difficult especially with Christian becoming more attentive towards her, should she take a chance on something developing with Liam after all there is an attraction between them or does she stay with Christian and give her marriage a shot now that he is seemingly wanting to give her everything she's ever desired??? Christian has been dealing with some business of his own someone is out to cause him problems not surprising considering he's the mob boss things escalate quickly with surprising results for all involved. This is my favourite book of Penelope's by far she totally shocked me with this one I really didn't see things happening the way they did, outstanding work deserves way more that the 5 stars I can give it.I voluntarily read an advance reader copy of this book.

  • Caz
    2019-05-14 13:53

    I love it when you pick up a book by that author that you have read all there books and you know this is going to be a good book. Well no disappointment here with Penelope Marshall again at all. I have read most of her books and have loved each one. With the different genres I am definitely kept interested in what she is going to produce and to get into the mafia genre was certainly exciting. There was so much going on in this book from the very start, from where we meet sexy Liam, Lexi and her cousin Celia, Liam sounded hot, Celia was funny and Lexi was being suffocated by her husband Christian who was a mob boss and seemed to care more for the business than his wife. I loved how this book just took you straight into the mob world and you didn't come out till the last page was turned. I read this book In One sitting, it had me gripped from the start. If you love alpha males, action, sassy females, twists, a book that keeps you guessing then you have to get into this book. I loved the characters the plots, it was just an exciting book and would that ending with all the twists awesome I recommend to everyone.

  • Agnese
    2019-05-11 10:50

    Well Well Well,first i wanna say that this is my first read from author Penelope Marshall and it was good from the beginning to the last word...I did not what i was gonna except at all due it is my first book but sure i did enjoyed it...So saying this i can tell that she did not disappointed me with Wrath,will for sure keep following her/work/books...Of course,like almost all readers(i think)i was deep inside the storyline from page one to last cause i was hooked and could not let in down due i wanted to know...There is the well written where you can flow with the story,the well personage,the plot/twist and the turn out,the thrill,packed/details,mystery,.....You could see something was coming but not what i was excepted due i was trying to figure it out but nope,nothing prepare me with the end...I'm not gonna say too much cause yes you readers need to read it to know more so what you waiting for...Now,i'm glad i found a new author and good tale to read and dive into...Well done!!!!!!!!!!!!Until the next to come,that i already can't wait....Keep them coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dee Archer
    2019-05-13 16:25

    In the beginning, the situation seemed almost comical. Christian, boss of the Cerisi Crime Family, has cheated on his wife for years. Lexi, the long suffering wife goes out of town for a weekend and has a one night stand. One would expect the tough mob boss would find out and through jealousy and rage explode in retaliation. But that is not what happens. Christian begins to regret his past actions of infidelity and tries to reform. Lexi develops a conscience and regrets her actions, hoping he would not find out about her indiscretion. This is the point where the story takes a turn and spirals into a situation far more dangerous and far reaching than expected. Other people get involved, there is treason, murder, secret plans of revenge and judgment in operation and a shocking, breathtaking twist that will stun the reader. I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book. Excellent story! Five Stars!

  • Jackie D
    2019-05-06 16:54

    So this book holy buckets of plot twists! I do believe Penelope Marshall is onto something here!I have appreciated her work in the past, her novellas are always detailed and packed, but I have to say this novel I was presented with today took me by surprise! Wrath a very fitting name.You have Lexi a scorn wife of mobster, she knows all about her husband's indiscretions over the years, but trying to leave her husband Christian is not really an option you don't tell the man no, on a trip to Chicago with her cousin she meets a man Liam who sweeps her off her feet, one night of passion leads to more head and heartache then one whole family should ever have to face.I was so into this book. Had me from the get go! Kept me wondering what was happening next!! So many plot twists! Heartache, deceit, revenge mix in a couple psychotics ( she does those well ) and some hot scenes and you have a great read with a one of a kind ending!!I highly suggest you one click this one!

  • Jennifer
    2019-05-18 13:35

    ****I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader’s Copy of this book****Loved this book! There are plot twists that will have your mind reeling! Penelope Marshall has done it again! They say hell hath no fury like a lover scorned, and holy crap! You have no idea!Lexi is the scorned wife of a mobster. He makes no secret that he has had many affairs over the years but leaving her husband Christian is not an option. Lexi decides to let loose with her cousin on a girls trip to Chicago. While there she meets Liam. He is sexy and like no one she has met before. They have one night of passion. They have no idea the consequences of their actions.This book gripped me from the start and never let go! I had no idea what was coming next. The lies, revenge, heartbreak, steamy scenes, mixed with a lot of crazy people made for a must-read! I highly recommend reading this book.

  • Maria Lazarou--Obsessed by Books Blog
    2019-05-10 14:42

    This is one of the first books that I have read by Penelope and I wasn't disappointed. The book is about two people living lives within the mafia. About relationships that have become stale after time and looking for something that will make life exciting again. A woman who is looking to be cherished, worshipped and love again.A man who has forgotten how to love his wife, broken his vows and become a man to be feared.A man who finds a woman that he has a love connection with, but finds she is unattainable.Penelope has written a book where you can relate to the characters and also implemented issues that can happen in real life.I will be looking at reading more of Penelope's books.****A copy was received and voluntarily reviewed****

  • Lisa Jolly
    2019-05-05 12:54

    I voluntarily read an Advance Review Copy of this book.Lexi is married to mob crime boss Christian Cerisi, it’s a loveless marriage and business and his whores come first. Lexi goes to a weekend to Chicago with her cousin Celia, she encounters a guy at the motel they are staying at and then again later at the nightclub they go to. She finds out his name is Liam, Lexi and Liam have a one-night stand in the club bathroom, they are never going to see each other again. Christian decides to start fixing his marriage to Lexi, but is it too late? Liam is Christian’s new lawyer, and he convinces Lexi to continue to cheat on Christian, she is torn as she loves Christian in her own way. With betrayal, revenge, drama, action, murder and a fantastic plot this book is excellent.

  • Jennifer Massicotte
    2019-05-09 10:49

    *** ARC For an Honest Review ***Holy Shit!!! This book had it all Betrayal, suspense, anger and the sex scenes Oh My!!! Lexi was married to a Mob Boss. She had it all money, nice clothes, car, a big house but she was missing the most important parts of a marriage Love and commitment from her husband. One crazy girls weekend away she makes a decision that changes her life. Christian wants to start making changes to save his marriage and bring back the love he once had with Lexi. Is He too late or can he save what they once had. New threats arrive that could pull them back together or tear them apart. He hired a New Lawyer Liam Storm. But Liam is hiding something that could change all three of their lives. Penelope is Amazing. The way this story was written I was hooked right away.

  • Veronica LaRoche
    2019-05-15 13:40

    Lexi is married to Christian Cersi who is head of the mob, they were in love until he changed and cheated on her repeatly. Lexi goes to a club with her cousin and meets Liam and has a one night stand but is shocked to learn Liam works for Christian. Christian wants to work on his marriage but is it too late? Their is danger around since someone wants revenge on Christian and will do anything to get their revenge. There is suspense, betrayal and twists and the ending wow, I won't say what happened, but I can't wait to read the next in this series I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review

  • Karja26
    2019-05-18 10:42

    ~*~ I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book ~*~We have Different POVs in the book Lexi, Christian & LiamChristian the mob boss and cheating husbandLexi the mob wife, unhappy in her relationship. Liam unknown character at the beginning only to discover he's Christians new lawyer. Throughout this Lexi has been having conflicting feelings for both Christian & Liam. Had my suspicions of who Il Fantasma is and was TOTALLY WRONG! With only 19 minutes left of the book and BOY WAS THERE A TWIST!! I gotta say I did NOT see that coming!! Don't want to give too much away but I guarantee you'll love this! Well Penelope absolutely loved this book!

  • Paula D
    2019-05-11 16:42

    Lexi is married to the mob boss Christian who cheats on her constantly so Lexi just needed a getaway with friends. Lexi is in Chicago at a club meets a guy named Liam yes Lexi cheats but doesn't really care since Christian does so much. Lexi goes home and Christian all of a sudden starts noticing her and says he's done with the whores and only wants his wife. Will Lexi be able to trust her husband? Will Christian finally be ready to be committed to his wife? Will Liam win Lexi? Drama and some romance and a thrill ride. 5/5 stars I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book

  • tabitha bradshaw
    2019-05-20 10:41

    Let me show you love the only way I know how, mi amore.Lexi has a decision to make. Christian, the husband that's cheated on her for years and who happens to be the head of a mafia family, or Liam, the man that was just supposed to be a one night stand and now works as her husbands lawyer? She'd better think quick before it's not her decision to make! I was pleasantly surprised by this story. I felt for all three main characters even though they all had their faults. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did!!

  • Layla Morgan
    2019-05-04 10:55

    This story was amazing!!! It's a thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat to the very end with an awesome twist!!! Lexi is faced with a big choice. Does she stay and work it out with her two-timing husband? Or does she leave him and go with a man that ignites so much passion in her from the very first time they meet? It's a story that you will definitely not be disappointed in!! Can't wait until I get to read the next book in this series!!! The scenes in this story will definitely have you taking cold showers....because they are HOT!!!

  • Misty Sulouff
    2019-05-08 17:44

    Lexi and Christian don't have the perfect marriage. He's been cheating on her for as long as she can remember. But what happens when she decides to cheat on her husband? I really respected the fact that Christian wanted to change his ways to save his marriage. Everyone makes mistakes, it's admitting you've made a mistake that makes the difference. It took tragedy for Lexi to really want to work on her marriage. I really enjoyed this story. I can't wait for more from Penelope Marshall. I would definitely recommend this book to everyone

  • Lisa
    2019-05-08 13:48

    This book was hot and exciting. I have to admit that unfaithfulness is not one of my favorite topics -- two wrongs don't always make a right -- but I did enjoy reading this book because of the characters.Lexi has put up with a lot from Christian and deserves a night with Liam. They make a great couple and the sex is hot. If you enjoy bad boys and good boys and their girls and if cheating doesn't bother you, check this one out -- you won't be disappointed.I voluntarily read an Advance Review Copy of this book and the above is my honest review.

  • Ree
    2019-04-28 11:44

    This is my first time reading a book written by Penelope Marshall. I'm very impressed.I normally don't read books with cheating, but something about the blurb drew me in, and caught my attention.There was suspense, heat, action and back-stabbing betrayal. It started out unexpectedly, and continued that way throughout. It was not a book that was predictable in any way, and that was refreshing.I voluntarily read an Advanced Reader Copy of this book, and I have to say I'm looking forward to more of this author's work. The sneak previews at the back were quite tantalizing - I can't wait!!