Beautifully Brutal – 5 Stars

beautifully brutal

Nicole Edwards

Southern Boy Mafia (Book 1)

Release Date: June 16, 2015

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book blurb

Sometimes love isn’t beautiful…

Sometimes the only way to describe it is beautifully brutal.

If you think you know him… You’re wrong.

If you think you know his family… Wrong again.

If you think you know his story… You don’t.

If you did, you’d likely wonder how the hell a man like Maximillian Adorite managed to make it to this point in his life. At twenty-nine, he’s experienced more than most people could only ever imagine, all thanksto his family. Organized crime they call it. Mafia.

No matter how they spin it, it comes down to one thing. Max gets what he wants. Except for the one thing he wants most.

Her name is Courtney Kogan.

And now that he’s had a taste of her, Max knows he’ll never be able to let her go.

The Southern Boy Mafia series is a spinoff from the Sniper 1 Security series. It has been set up to be read without reading Sniper 1 Security, however, the characters will frequently cross over.

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Before RT could say anything else, Courtney’s cell phone chimed.

She was up and walking across the kitchen before she realized she’d moved. A wave of dizziness swept over her, letting her know she was a little on the tipsy side. How many shots had she had? Three? Four? Seven?

Squinting down at the screen, Courtney frowned when she saw who it was.

Punching the talk button, she put the phone to her ear. “What do you want?”

“Let me through the gate.”



God, she hated the way he said her name. It was so… sexual.

“Let me through.”

Sighing, Courtney hung up the phone and then hit the icon for the program to allow her to see who was at the main gate of the family compound. Sure enough, it was Max. More accurately, it was Max’s phantom-black Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat idling at the gate, waiting for her to grant him entry.

“Damn it.”


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about the author

Nicole Edwards

Nicole EdwardsNew York Times bestselling author Nicole Edwards launched her professional writing career in July of 2012. Having been an avid reader all of her life and a huge fan of creative writing, it seemed the likely path for her to take. Since then, she has released fifteen books and has no plans to stop. As her full-time career/hobby, Nicole writes steamy contemporary and erotic romances. Nicole is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who was born and raised in Texas. Married with three kids and four dogs, she has plenty of interaction to keep her imagination brewing. Her books have been featured in USA Today’s Happy Ever After segment as well as Indie Reader’s best seller list. She has forged her way as an independent author. Although she has a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, she prefers to be hiding out in her writing cave, talking to the fictional characters that have built up in her head over the years. When she isn’t writing or plotting her next book (sometimes translated to “playing on Facebook”), Nicole loves to read and spend time with her family and her dogs.

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my review
5 Stars

Holy crap – my lady bits are on FIRE. I want – no I need more from this new series from Nicole Edwards. I loved the bad boys of the Southern Boy Mafia. I could not get enought of the firery passion and connection between Max and Courtney. The desire they felt for one another. Seriously. Oh my…. Beautifully Brutal is an intense love story.

I thought Max and Courtney’s relationship was so powerful that it draws you in right from the start. Consuming your attention. Max’s feelings for Courtney are fierce. Every time they are any where near one another it is erotic.  Arousing.  Titillating.  But their love and attraction for one another might as well be non-existent because it’s pretty much forbidden. The differences in their worlds seems unsurmountable.

It makes for an incredible reading experience.

Everything about their book called to me. Max and Courtney and their story are completely alluring. They’re smart characters who have sharp, quick wit. I loved their banter and foreplay.  I was addicted to all of their angst and drama – their secrets.  You want to know more about them, their families and friends. You want to know what people are hiding and what their truths are. It is exciting and entertaining.

I loved Beautifully Brutal and I cannot wait to get my hand on future installments in both the Sniper 1 Series and the Southern Boy Mafia series. Nicole Edwards is always a top recommendation but I cannot gush enough about how awesome this book is.  It’s a must read.


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