Book Review: The Mafia And His Angel Part 2 (Tainted Hearts #2) By Lylah James

The Mafia and His Angel: Part 2

Tainted Hearts Series #2
by Lylah James
Publication Date: October 24, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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The darkness never truly left me. It’s always there, waiting for the right moment to strike.

It’s been months since I ran away from the nightmare that was slowly killing me. I ran for my life, straight into the arms of a man who I thought would be worse than the nightmare I’d left behind.

Little did I know he’d become my savior.

But my happy ending was ripped away from me in a blink of an eye. I had everything…and I lost everything.


I didn’t believe in angels. But then I saw her. I touched her. I kissed her. I made love to her.

In return, she saved my soul.

I was no longer unlovable because my Angel found it in her heart to love me.

I had her…and then I lost her.

But I will not stop until I find her.

Even if it means starting a war and spilling the blood of everyone who gets in my way.

I will find my Angel.

My Review

I know I said the first book ruined me, but I don’t know what word to use to describe what I felt after reading this one.
The whole book was packed with emotions. It starts off with the beautiful love blossoming between Ayla and Alessio. But don’t let that fool you because it truly isn’t always rainbows and butterflies. Ayla is still hiding something major from Alessio, and they both have a lot of issues to overcome, a lot of demons they still need to fight. 
50% of the way, I start getting anxious. My eyes are glued to my screen frantically waiting to see what happens next. My heart breaks for both of the tortured souls. It was brutal. I don’t think I have ever felt so much for a character the way I felt for Alessio. My heart was literally in my throat, while tears rolled down my cheeks.

In the last couple of chapters, I was scared to death for the characters. I couldn’t stop sobbing my eyes out. I couldn’t put it down until the last page. By the time I was finished I was emotionally drained, my eyes were puffy and my heart a little more broken. 
Low and behold, the queen of cliffhangers (a.k.a. Lylah James) has yet again left us on a cliffhanger, desperate for more!

Full of pain and a need for revenge, The Mafia And His Angel Part 2 by Lylah James is a devastatingly beautiful novel packed with angst, emotions, and twists that will leave you craving for more.

5 Stars

** ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review. **


“Ayla, be careful. You’re going to fall on those rocks,” Alessio called out from behind me.
I laughed freely, jumping from one rock to the other before landing in the cold stream. The cold
water rushed across my bare feet and came up a little bit above my ankle. “So cold,” I called out. “Yet
you still insist on getting your feet wet,” he mumbled, coming closer. “It feels good. You should try it
too,” I suggested, turning toward him with a smile. “No, I’m good,” Alessio said, stopping at the
stream’s edge, his hands buried in the pockets of his black slacks.
It had been a week since my conversation with Maddie. Every day, I was tempted to tell Alessio the
truth, but my fear for his reaction stopped me every single time. I didn’t want to see the hate or
disgust in his eyes.
I wanted him to keep looking at me with the same loving, gentle, soft eyes. I wanted his smiles. His
soft words and gentle caresses. I wanted them forever.
Every day with Alessio felt like heaven. It was a breath of fresh air. A glow of happiness. He was my
happiness. And I had come to the point where I craved his attention.
He was like a drug, my addiction. “You don’t want to get into the water?” I asked with a pout. Alessio
shook his head mutely. The little grey speckles in his blue eyes were twinkling brightly in the sunlight.
Sending him a smile, I bent down and scooped some water in my palms. My steps were slow as I
walked toward him, shoving my hands into this face. “Here.” I giggled.
Before he could do anything, I threw the cold water in his face. Alessio flinched and reared back in
surprise. “What the—” Alessio growled, swiping his hands over his wet face.
Hiding a laugh behind my hands, I took a few cautious steps back. “Oops.” I stuck my tongue out at
Alessio raised a questioning eyebrow, a smirk on his face. His eyes twinkled mischievously as he
cocked his head to the side. Without saying anything, he removed his suit jacket and threw it on the
grass. As he rolled the sleeves of his white shirt up, he shook his head. “I’m giving you a head start,
kitten,” he said, his voice deep and playful.
The Mafia and His Angel: Part 1

Tainted Hearts Series #1
by Lylah James
Publication Date: August 1, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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Cold. Ruthless. Killer.

I am respected and feared by all.

I wasn’t put on this earth to love or be loved. I was put here to wipe out every last member of the damn Abandonato mafia, to pay them back for my mother’s death.

When I find a strange girl hiding, beaten, under my bed, I don’t let her live out of compassion.
She’s a trinket, my plaything.


I thought Alessio was only one more man who wanted to use me, hurt me, and throw me away. I don’t know what it is to trust anymore. I can’t find my heart under the pain.

Alessio found it. He touched it and brought it alive again.

But if he discovers just how dangerous I am to him…I’ll lose my life.

Read my review here.

About Lylah James

Lylah James lives somewhere in Canada. She is usually pretty busy but she uses all her spare time to write. If she is not studying, sleeping, writing or working – she can be found with her nose buried in a good romance book, preferably with a hot alpha male.
Writing is her passion. The voices in her head won’t stop and she believes they deserve to be heard and read. Lylah James writes about drool worthy and total alpha males, with strong and sweet heroines. She makes her readers cry – sob their eyes out, swoon, curse, rage, and fall in love. Mostly known as the Queen of cliffhangers and the #evilauthorwithablacksoul, she likes to break her readers’ hearts and then mend them again.

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