I received this book for free from Give Me Books Promotions in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Filthy Rich by Serena Akeroyd
Series: Filthy Feckers #1,
Published by Serena Akeroyd Publishing Ltd. on May 31, 2020
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Dark, Mafia, Age-Gap
Format: digital e-book, ARC
Source: Give Me Books Promotions
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In my world, women are property.
Made to be owned.
Born for one reason—to be tied to a powerful man, to bear the next generation.
That reason is why I don’t want to be married. But women aren’t the only ones with zero say in their lives...
And my bride?
Only Inessa isn’t scum.
Except for one thing.
Someone has touched my property, and for a Five Points’ man, that means someone is going to pay.
With their lives.
They say I’m filthy rich, but what they don’t know is that I’m just plain filthy, and Inessa? She’s about to learn what it means to be married to a filthy fecker.
We kill to protect our women.
We reap nightmares on those who harm them.
I’m the biggest nightmare of them all.
Book ONE of the Filthy Feckers' series is a standalone without cliffhanger, but there are elements that will be explored in the following book.
It is the second book of the Five Points Mob Collection. Book 1, The Air He Breathes can be read ahead for maximum enjoyment.
Contemporary Romance, Dark, Mafia, Age-Gap
First Person, Multiple-POV
This is the book #1 of the Filthy Feckers series, but book #2 of The Five Points’ Collection. This story can be read as a stand-alone because this particular couple has a resolution to their story arch. But if you plan on following the series, I recommend starting with The Air He Breathes, the first book of the The Five Points’ Collection. All characters are linked and it will definitely enhance the reading experience by reading in order.
I vow not to betray you… If you don’t betray me.
First I would like to mention that this is a mafia romance, and like most mobsters stories that are a lot of shooting, deaths and such. But I also don’t think it is that dark. I would say, mildly dark read.
I love this series and these brothers. Even though, The Air He Breathes was like a prequel, I recommend reading that first, to truly understand this world and these brothers.
More than liking the brothers, I love the strong women the author have found for them.
I love all the characters and I’ve been playing the guessing game with them, trying to find their matches. I won’t post my wild guesses here, but if you ask me I will tell you. 🙂
Dirty family saga romance!!!
32.5/35 STARS – 4.5 STARS (between 31.5 stars and 33 stars)
Addictiveness: 5 Character: 5 Cover: 4.5 Freshness: 4 Plot: 4.5 Romance: 4.5 Writing Style: 5
Action 5/5 Angst 4/5 Darkness 2/5 Humor 0/5 Romance 5/5 Suspense/Mystery 4/5
Would I recommend? Yes, for anyone that enjoys a action packed thriller with spiced up romance!
Would I re-read this book/series? Yes!
Would I read more from the author? I’m looking forward to reading more from her.
Addictiveness: 5/5 This story grabbed me from the first word and I was kept on the edge of my seat until the end. I couldn’t stop for anything. I loved the characters, the story was filled with suspense and when I wasn’t praying for them to be well, I was fanning myself from all the heat. As addictive as chocolate!!!
Character: hero 5/5, heroine 5/5, secondary characters 5/5, growth 5/5, real 5/5 Multidimensional characters with well written story arch.
Inessa was an amazing heroine. She was so mature for her age, but the author always sort of gave up feedback for it to be believable. She had been dealt a horrible life up until her wedding and they way she reacted for everything was always like a lady. I loved her duality and the way the author explored her kinks.
Eoghan was a superb hero. He was a hard man with a good head. Even though he didn’t want anything of his life, he took his role serious and stepped it up when needed. He was a wonderful husband from the moment he saw her at the church. I didn’t even felt any moment of … what a jerk!, like I had imagined I would.
Secondary characters They were all so complex and amazing. I really wanted to know them all. There is no one here that is all good or bad. Really, the author wrote so well their dualities, that they all felt real and very believable.
Villain/antagonists … like in all mafia stories that were a whole bunch of antagonists and villains. They were all easy to spot and their story arch were clean and on point.
They are all so easy to love, connect and understand!!!
Cover: art 4.5/5, title 5/5, color-font 5/5, buy 5/5 I’m obsessed with book covers. I love to find snippets of the stories within the art. I really liked this one. I love the play on colors. I love that is mostly black that the white looks almost like neon. I love the intensity of the guy, it totally fits Eoghan. This is sexy and classy at the same time. I only missed a subtitle or something that offered me more of a snippet of the story. I would easily buy this book by its cover without needing to read the blurb!!!
Freshness: 4/5 This is a mafia story with all its clichés. I’m not going to say that I had any awe moment of surprise, but it is very well written and everything fits and feels original. As fresh as mint mentos!!!!
Plot: believable 5/5, conflict 3.5/5, dialogue 5/5, ending 4/5, enjoyment 5/5, opening 5/5, pace 5/5, setting 5/5, subplots 5/5, twists 5/5 Great opening and exciting ending. Believable plot, with hot dialogues and great pace. Fantastic setting, interesting subplots with unexpected twists. High level of enjoyment!
This is a rich world and I thing that are lots of subplots going on at the same time. To read this series in order really helps to organize thoughts and understand characters.
I love how the author used multiple voices. I’m a character reader, and I love to understand everybody. How the author have been melding these characters together by giving the reader glimpses of each of them, is truly magnificent.
Romance: believable 5/5, chemistry 5/5, description 5/5, development 3.5/5, steam 5/5 Hot alert! This couple was hot and dirty. There was an age-gap, but somehow theirs kinks, theirs likes, they fitted perfectly. I loved them together. Hot Romance!
Writing Style: 5/5 I love Ms. Akeroyd style. She writes complex characters, within cohesive plot, steamy romance, with perfect pace and wonderful dialogues. Writing of a wordsmith!
Because I try to be very analytical and I don’t really believe in perfection…
I think the main couple’s conflict was solved too early. I just wasn’t expecting that.