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For a relatively simple book, this is somewhat of a difficult review to write A large part of this is because of the potential this story had that failed to be realized I don t want to give this book a rating as I think a low rating would be overly simplistic.For some reason when reading this book I kept thinking about a J2 fanfic I don t know why But that is the way it came across to me In fanfiction authors can get away with a lot of poor characterization because readers know exactly who For a relatively simple book, this is somewhat of a difficult review to write A large part of this is because of the potential this story had that failed to be realized I don t want to give this book a rating as I think a low rating would be overly simplistic.For some reason when reading this book I kept thinking about a J2 fanfic I don t know why But that is the way it came across to me In fanfiction authors can get away with a lot of poor characterization because readers know exactly who you are talking about and their minds fill in the blanks, and their love for the persons involved make themwilling to forgive holes in plot etc.But in original works the author does not have that luxury and has to flesh out the characters, to make them appealing to the readers And that was something that this book did not accomplish The characters were not as dull as some I have read but they did lack life At times their actions did not seem justified at all, even when taken in context based on what the author told us of them.An example It is plainly stated that Jarod is a man ho with no shortage of hunks lining up to do him Repeatedly Jarod expresses disbelief at how deeply his feelings for Chris develop Well I was disbelieving too I mean that first meeting against the wall, there was NOTHING shown in Chris to set him apart from all them other guys WHY exactly did Jarod see him any differently I found that the author tried to make us feel sympathetically for Jarod Bastard father, poor mother who died etc But I just could not like the character It wasn t as if Jarod was forced into the clan life unwillingly and he just trying to do his duty through coercion Jarod revels in his business and the book plainly says he has murdered people etc And then talks about him being a man who respects honor etc I just didn t buy it and cannot empathize and like such a character.Further Chris was unbelievable For someone who the author tries to cast in a poor me on, low self esteem light etc Chris is an excellent manipulator Obviously since that priest father figure was killed by the same Clan Jarod belongs to, he entered the FBI thing for revenge I found it so hard to believe that he could so easily throw away his desire for vengeance that he had simmering for YEARS I mean some of the men who did it could damn well be working for Jarod And even if it WAS Jarod s father and no Jarod running things at that time, Chris was TOO logical and methodical in his one line statement where he let it all go Emotions and logic do NOT go hand in hand It made me feel that Chris didn t really feel all that much when priest guy died.Morreti s nephew Brian and his fiendish plot to gank Jarod in revenge was anticlimactic when it did happen Brian basically was seen in one scene where he does the cliche swearing it s not over thingthen ages later when we basically forget about him because he was so unmemorablewe see there s a shootout.The ending was so contrived and Deux Ex Machina Simply stating that Jarod knew all along I mean really I could go on but I won t The editor should have done a better job and demanded some changes with this book before it went to sale.Poor characterization, unlikeable characters, contrived plot Adrian explains why this failed The idea was a good one and exciting because who doesn t love a good mobster story Yeah it didnt work out that way, wasted opportunity Adrian explains why this failed The idea was a good one and exciting because who doesn t love a good mobster story Yeah it didnt work out that way, wasted opportunity I m DNFing this one at about 70% The dialogue is too stilted for me and the characters feel very unrealistic I am a fan of the mobster cop pairing but this one is just not working for me. I could say that this story could have been better if it was longer but I won t because I don t think it would have helped It was a whole story of clich s I did not connect with Jarod or Chris The time jumps were ridiculous If the author is going to do massive time jumps then there needs to be some kind of build up You can t go from no mention of time to saying it is a year later and then another 6 months pass Also, mostly everything important was off the page or never mentioned, as in wha I could say that this story could have been better if it was longer but I won t because I don t think it would have helped It was a whole story of clich s I did not connect with Jarod or Chris The time jumps were ridiculous If the author is going to do massive time jumps then there needs to be some kind of build up You can t go from no mention of time to saying it is a year later and then another 6 months pass Also, mostly everything important was off the page or never mentioned, as in what exactly was involved in Why wouldn t you let the reader know that If we read a mob story, we want to know about the illegal dealings Things wern t even made up with good sex scenes They were mostly off page too This was a disappointment all around 1.5 stars Jarod Greene doesn t know anything about love, but that didn t stop him from taking an IT intern from the FBI up against the wall in a moment of confusion and passion It certainly didn t keep him from asking the wide eyed intern to be his kept lover And it s not like Chris Wilkinson s job or life was going anywhere Why wouldn t he want to be the kept man of the most powerful mob boss in Los Angeles But Chris Wilkinson is than he appears, and so is Jarod GreeneIn the City of Angels, where every foundation is cemented in lies, two men whose first words to each other were false are about to find out how far they ll go to discover the truth because nothing true comes without a price to be paid in blood, and that s especially true if you re the Godfather s lover Hmmm, so lots of bad ratings on this one but I have to say, before the 90% mark, I would have given it four stars Maybe my standards are lower because the m m mob books I ve been subjected to lately have been so lacking but, if I read a book where the male characters actually act like men instead of simpering teenage girls it s already ahead of the game Sad but true But, to address some of the complaints, I LIKED Jarod and Chris first sexual encounter in the alley It was unapologetic and Hmmm, so lots of bad ratings on this one but I have to say, before the 90% mark, I would have given it four stars Maybe my standards are lower because the m m mob books I ve been subjected to lately have been so lacking but, if I read a book where the male characters actually act like men instead of simpering teenage girls it s already ahead of the game Sad but true But, to address some of the complaints, I LIKED Jarod and Chris first sexual encounter in the alley It was unapologetic and un sappy I can see where others would take issue with the logic of it but it didn t bother me, and hey, he used lube What is with all the dry f cking in books lately It is NOT sexy I LIKED the pacing of how they eventually became full time lovers I can see other people s issue with Chris abandoning his life to be with Jarod but again, I rolled with it Yes, Jarod doesn t go around killing people etc, but the book was 98 pages I never doubted that he was a crime boss it was all there in the way he carried himself, expected to be obeyedhe was pure alpha male and I loved that I really liked Jarod s character both Jarod s and Chris actually.Up until 90%, the bigger issues for me were as follows I never really understood what faction of mob the Greene clan was Jarod was called The Godfather of Los Angeles but with a name like Jarod Greene, I didn t really get that they were Italian mafia, though their rivals seemed to be The author would also make reference to the clan, so were they Irish KKK I jest But, seriously, I couldn t tell She would also refer to the members as brothers of the clan which made things evenconfusing.What exactly did the Greene clan DO Ok, they ran some nightclubsand that s it They were against drugs in the neighborhood, so did they run guns Did they have a prostitution ring What was Jarod the godfather of, exactly The world building there needed some work.Still, as I always say, I was willing to roll with it.Then 90% happened.WHAT.THE.HELL At times like this, I am convinced that some authors either have no friends, family, beta readers, editors or a publisher Clearly, this was self edited and self published Ok, so it wasn t.but anyone who read this and didn t say to the author, ehhhhhh, no failed and needs to be fired, unfriended or never invited to holiday dinner again The ending totally ruined the book It was not only unrealistic to the point of being silly, it didn t resolve anything My mind is in knots just trying to follow how and why the characters would know the things they supposedly knew and go on about their business like it was all ok, and how things are supposed to work going forward.Sigh.At this rate, I have no idea what rating to give the book I really, really liked it up until the ending but the ending was enough to detract from my enjoyment of it I ll leave it unrated for now 1,5 starsI did finish The Godfather s Lover to get it out of my system.0,5 stars for the basic idea of a bad boy getting lucky,but the realizationultimately was wasted time and money NoteI m so tired of nagging and giving low ratingsjust want to read good books stories 1,5 starsI did finish The Godfather s Lover to get it out of my system.0,5 stars for the basic idea of a bad boy getting lucky,but the realizationultimately was wasted time and money NoteI m so tired of nagging and giving low ratingsjust want to read good books stories is my kind of M M story What is my kind you ask I love it when there is a tough guy assassin, mafia boss, special forces who falls for the fun and flirty guy who isn t impressed with all the money or power excuse me while I sigh They both keep secrets from each other and end up sacrificing to keep the other safe.Even though this is a novella, the author was able to create two well developed characters that wormed their way into my heart In t is my kind of M M story What is my kind you ask I love it when there is a tough guy assassin, mafia boss, special forces who falls for the fun and flirty guy who isn t impressed with all the money or power excuse me while I sigh They both keep secrets from each other and end up sacrificing to keep the other safe.Even though this is a novella, the author was able to create two well developed characters that wormed their way into my heart In the prologue we meet Jarod and Chris as children and get an idea of who they are going to be and why.Jarod lost his mother and is raised by his father, a mafia crime boss He is cruel and unforgiving and taught Jarod power and money are what matter Jarod inherits his father s position, but tries to do things differently He can t trust anyone and only has relationships devoid of emotion with his kept men He has one best friend, his right hand man, Mike.Chris grew up in an orphanage and even though he never had any money the priest that ran the orphanage taught him that love and family are the most important things in life.Jarod and Chris have a drunken quickie behind a bar and go on their way Jarod can t forget the beautiful and sensual man he had and ends up tracking Chris down He offers Chris the opportunity to be his kept man, but Chris isn t what he appears to be.I loved watching both men war with their feelings, each trying to keep the other at an emotional distance, but failing of course My stomach fluttered with every touch and look that Jarod and Chris shared The plot is pretty predictable, but there is some action, smexy loving, betrayal, suspense and even a gotcha moment at the end This is just a good story from a writing and character aspect I am giving this 5 stars since it is my type of story, but I think most readers will find this at least a 4 star read I enjoyed this book but I think it would have benefitted from being longer The reader didn t really get to see the relationship between Jarod and Chris develop although about a year passed during the course of the book Had I seenof the interaction between the two men during this time period I think it would have been easier to believe in the decisions that Chris went on to make. The book semeed promising, but at he end Nonetheless, it was a entertaining read. The Godfather's Lover


About the Author: Ann T. Ryan

A bibliophile at heart who loves to make up stories in her mind If there s a book you really want to read, but it hasn t been written yet, then you must write it Toni Morrison


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