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Monday, April 19, 2021

Candi Kane PR Presents: Devil You Hate by J.L. Beck & C. Hallman; #ReleaseBlit, #NowAvailable, #OutNow, #TBR, #Live

The Diavolo Crime Family #1
by JL. Beck and C. Hallman
Release Date: April 16th
Rating:  4 Stars
Told in first person.  Alternating persons.
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Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from Candi Kane PR and the author. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".


They call me “The Devil.”

Deranged and violent.

Gorgeous but frightening.

I’m a business man so when one of my debtors offers me his fiancé in exchange for a debt settled I figure why not, the woman will be a quick sell.

Repayment comes in the form of a beautiful but haunted young woman.

The light in her tempts the darkness inside of me.

Teases it, tortures it.

I want to hurt her.

I want to break her.

I want to keep her.

Lucky for Celia she fails to see that there is no goodness in me and when she attempts to draw me in with her innocence, and sweet naive heart I thrive to show her the cruel monster I am.

**This is a dark mafia romance, that contains non-con/dub con, graphic violence, and sexual themes. It is not a standalone novel and ends on a cliffhanger.**


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My Thoughts:

Celia has the weight of her family on her shoulders.  Nic rules with an iron fist – his word is law.  This is not a hearts ‘n flowers story. It’s a very dark story where you can’t expect the main characters to fall in love.  Celia is just a pawn in a game where only Nic creates the rules. 


If you are someone that has triggers, this is one to be careful of.  It’s a rough mafia tale that might seem very real.  There’s no treating Celia like a mafia princess.  It’s one where the woman is to pay for the sins of someone else.  There is a physical connection between our main characters but I wouldn’t call it romantic. 


The story does show how creative our authors are.  I can’t tell which author wrote what.  Did they each take a character?  Did they each take a chapter?  Does it really matter?  I just know that they know what is going to capture their reader’s attention.  It’s a story that slowly gets you in its grip and won’t let go until the very end.  But there is no end.  We are now left in limbo until the next book comes out. 

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About JL Beck:

J.L. Beck loves good books, wine, and coffee. She’s a lover of words and when she isn’t writing you can find her working on her newest book baby. She started her publishing journey back in 2014 and hasn’t stopped writing since. Living in Wisconsin with her husband, two kiddos, and dogs she wouldn’t trade them for anything. Well, maybe… 


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About C. Hallman:

Born and raised in Germany, C. Hallman moved to the United States when she was eighteen. She’s now a stay-at-home-mom to three boys, and happily married to her husband of 13 years. With a love for reading, that love slowly transpired into writing she put fingers to the keyboard and started writing about the dark side of romance.


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