Rafe “Rocco” Martinelli was never one for the family business. Alas, being born into a crime syndicate means doing the family’s bidding and making sure you’re connected—and, yes, breaking a few kneecaps. Rafe would love nothing more than to hang up his enforcer apron and live a quiet life, but as more and more higher-ups in rival clans turn up dead, Rafe realizes he doesn’t have a choice. Especially not when the captivating and gorgeous bratva princess needs his help.
Dr. Annika Tarenkov learned early on that her life belongs to her family. She’s a pawn in the long game, a bargaining chip for power and prestige. She gave up the only person in her life she thought she could be happy with, all for the greater good of the family. Now, a newly made widow and desperately seeking answers, she’s forced to confront her past as it converges with her present. But all it does is make her wonder about her future and how she can make Rafe hers again. While being with him is like wrangling a toddler at times, he still makes her heart race and her breath catch. And she wouldn’t feel safer with anyone else.
With the chips seemingly stacked against them, they must work to uncover the perpetrators of the nefarious plot that’s been brewing for some time—before it’s too late.
Off the Record is thrilling, dangerous and sexy,
Rafe Martinelli and Annika Tarenkov have a very Intimate history. Because of who they are they don’t always get to choose the things they want and have to do things they are told. Something that was absolutely amazing had to end but no choice of their own. Fast forward a few years- Annika has become a successful doctor and Rafe has settled into his role in the family. Annika thought she married one man and got a completely different one after the I Do! He’s out of her life forever but the mess he made is still flowing onto Annika. Rafe refuses to sit by and watch his one true love be hurt anymore. Rafe will allow nothing to stand in his way from keeping his woman safe ever again.
Off the Record is intense, thrilling, dark and dangerous and oh so sexy. Annika and Rafe have so much sexual tension built up between them and now we understand why. Two people that have loved each other for over a decade and having to keep their distance has taken a toll on both of them. I knew their chemistry was going to be off the charts. Their passion is intimate and intense. They are quite spellbound by each other and it is quite sexy. The trust that Annika Rafe developed years ago carries onto the present day. Rafe and Annika get a second chance at something they both so longed to have.
Kristen Proby wrapped up the With Me in Seattle: Mafia Series perfectly with Off the Record. She totally rocks Mafia Romance. It’s intense and dangerous yet sexy and entertaining. All questions answered and leaves a big smile on your face at the end. Crazy mob family, sometimes you just can’t help to love them.
Narrators Jason Clark and Erin Mallon are on point. They deliver the story in a way that is both thrilling and seductive.