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Amy Rachiele is a widowed military spouse who spent many years volunteering and on staff for the Army National Guard and Department of Veteran Affairs with family support, family readiness, as well as, families of the Fallen. Amy devoted 10 years to teaching at-risk students in the Providence School System. She holds a Master's degree from Rhode Island College in English and Secondary Education. Besides writing, she is a reader, tea-er, shifter-lovin’, Sci-fi junkie, who enjoys scrapbooking, sewing, and traveling. Amy lives in Massachusetts with her son.
on Dec. 06, 2015 :
This picks up where the previous book 'Mobster's Girl' finished Patrick O'Neill, Megan and Erin's father has asked Antonio to take them away and keep them safe, Vito comes along as well and they all set off for Notre Dame.
This is a short book at only 112 pages but again I really enjoyed it, I read it in one sitting and was up until the early hours finishing it.
I loved the characters and how much Antonio loves Megan, how much she loves him and I adore Vito.
The story kept me hooked from the first page to the last but it really kicked into gear around chapter 11 so you've been warned once you get there you won't be able to put it down.
So why not 5 stars?
Erin. I understood why she's suffering like she is but I felt at times it was too much and overshadowed Antonio and Megan.
Can't wait to start the next book 'Mobster's Vendetta'
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on March 14, 2013 :
This book is a great follow up of the first. While the jealousy does get pretty irritating, the Tony and Megan’s love for each other and those around them is inspiring. I loved the twist of putting Mob boys in a different environment making the Irish girls the ones who fit in for once. Once again I simply wanted it to go on and on and I was sad when it ended and I can’t wait for the next one!
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
on Dec. 13, 2012 :
The story takes its course where the reader left Megan, Antonio, Vitto and Erin in the previous book. On the run...No time to look back or to dwell on the past. The heroes are already facing new dangers that await them. Explosion, bloody fights, jalousy, nasty betrayal and passion.
If the scenery changes as the action moves from the campus of the University of Notre Dame into some streets of Chicago, the protagonists themselves remain the same. A greater part is given to the duo Erin-Vitto. I admit I liked the humor and the playboy side of Vitto from the first part of this series but I have trully fallen under his spell in this second volume...
Also a great success in the action full of dynamism. Without dead time, the reader will not get bored.
As the story is short, it adds a sense of speed, chain reactions intended by Fatality or Destiny.
Less violence while maintaining a great bloodshed and fighting to keep the reader glue to his reading in suspense. In this story, I was again taken into the world of the mafia avoiding the usual clichés and I loved it.
I can not wait to read more in the third volume "Mobster's Vendetta" ...
(reviewed 17 days after purchase)
on Dec. 08, 2012 :
I received this book from the author for an honest review. Thanks!
I read Mobster's Girl a few months ago and was excited for the chance to read the next book in the series. Awakening the Mobster starts off right where Mobster's Girl ended, with Megan, Antonio, Vito, and Erin going away to hide at Notre Dame. But going away does not mean they are away from danger. Antonio's father, the mob boss, has him on a job to collect money from a runaway in Chicago. But all isn't as it seems, and they can't trust anyone, even family and friends may be betrayers. They are stuck in a dangerous and deadly battle of mob against mob, family against family. And not all will make it through unscathed.
This book involves the mob, so there is a lot of action and killing going on. Even though Antonio is training to be the mob boss someday, so you know what he does and is capable of, I couldn't help loving him. I think it is because of the love he has for Megan. And Megan is a strong female character that doesn't fall apart while at the same time is trying to keep her sister Erin together since everything going on is affecting her mental state. Vito is sexiness all in himself. He is big and tough, and caring, and will do anything to protect the girls. I think that is what I love, how uber protective Antonio and Vito are with family and those they love and have sworn to protect.
This story obviously involves the mob, and some heavy violence, and there are a few bedroom scenes, but Amy Rachiele keeps it from getting too detailed. So I would recommend this to 17 and older. I can't wait for the next book!
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)
on Dec. 02, 2012 :
Sweet, Fun and Exciting! A Great Afternoon Read!
Awakening the Mobster is a continuation from book one titled Mobster's Girl and is a YA Romance written by Amy Rachiele.
I like this series. It just keeps getting better! Book one left off with a cliffy and I really wanted to see how the next book would go. I wasn't disappointed. The second book was a great read and I really enjoyed it but I had the same problem with this book I had with book one. I'll start with the good points first.
Awakening the Mobster picks up right where book one, Mobster's Girl leaves off. It's a short read, coming in at about 120 pages. Antonio, Megan, Erin and Vito are on the run from the bad guys. Antonio and Vito are in charge of keeping Megan and Erin safe and between shoot outs, explosions, injuries, jealousy, betrayal, developing romance, new love interests and trying to enjoy the college experience; the guys have their hands full.
I really like Megan and Antonio. I fell in love with them in book one and was in the corner cheering them on. Their developing love is fascinating to read. It's intense and sweet and so much fun. Antonio doesn't put up with any crap on a normal day and he certainly doesn't put up with his girl, Megan, getting crap thrown at her. His protectiveness towards her, her sister and Vito is a beautiful thing.
In this story we also get a little side romance as it appears Vito has an interest in Erin. She's a bit young and was having a really hard time adjusting to the event in this book and though I hate how weak she was, I really enjoyed watching Vito fall for her.
Now, my complaint...
As much as I liked this book, I have the same complaint I had in book one. The writing is like watching a movie in fast forward. Characters come in, they say their bit, they exit quickly. There's no detail, no description and I had a hard time connecting with the scenes. I wish the author would take the time and describe the setting, the emotions and the characters in more descriptive detail.
The Wrap Up:
Awakening the Mobster was a great read. It did start out a bit slow but it was necessary to build up to where it needed to be. Once all that was out of the way, it was -Action.Packed-! Wow! I was really impressed with the author's ability to pull me in and keep me reading through the afternoon. This book, like book one, left off with a cliffy and I can't wait to read book three, Mobster's Vendetta. I'm so excited!! ;)
NOTE: I read this as a R2R with We ♥ YA Books! at Goodreads. As always, a special thank you to the mods and author for allowing me to participate.
(reviewed 15 days after purchase)
on Nov. 25, 2012 :
I’ve completely fallen in love with Antonio and Megan. And yes, now I’m hoping for something to happen between Vito and Erin. I think he’d be good for her. It looks like that’s where the author is headed for those two.
Where the first book ended is exactly where the second book picks up, and even though they go to South Bend, it doesn’t stop the Mafia action. I guess once you’re in, you’re in for life, but its not like they’re trying to get away from the lifestyle.
Antonio is still doing things for his dad behind Megan’s back, and when she finds out, she’s accepting. I still want to know why Megan’s mom is the way she is, and I’m hoping that comes out in the third book.
Overall, the book was another quick, enjoyable read.
(reviewed 6 days after purchase)
on Nov. 18, 2012 :
I just finished this book and I am shocked. I really loved the first book and when the second one came out I was like I need to read it. WOW! I loved it. The author kept me in suspense. I'm dying to know what's going to happen with Megan and Antonio. Action and romance makes the book even more interesting. Now, I need to wait for the third book to come out.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on Oct. 07, 2012 :
Ahh!! I loved it!! I read this book in about 3 hours or so this afternoon. I got the first book in the series, Mobster's Girl, for free and it left me dying to know what happens next. I bought this book on smashwords this afternoon and read it all in one sitting.
The story totally sucks you in. I love the romance aspect as well as the action aspect. I really enjoyed getting to know Vito in this book. He's such a cool character. I kept wondering: does he have a thing for Erin? He was so protective of her. Troy really got on my nerves in this book. He was such a sarcastic dick, but I guess it stems from the whole jealousy thing. He did get better towards the end.
Now I'm just dying to know what is going to happen to Megan and Tonio. This book leaves you with such a cliff hanger...it's unbearable. I hope Amy Rachiele is furiously writing the third book as I type this. I just have to know what happens next!
Here's to hoping I don't have to wait too long! :)
I really enjoy Amy Rachiele's writing style. I'm so expert on writing or the terms you're supposed to use. But I know what I like and I really like reading Amy Rachiele's writing. There's just something in her descriptions and dialogue that make it all flow so easily.
(reviewed the day of purchase)