ARC Review – Ruthless People (Ruthless People #1) by J.J. McAvoy

I fell In Love with the dirtiest, most ruthless, crazy characters!! ~ Gabi, Guilty Pleasures

“Mr. & Mrs. Smith meets the Sopranos…”

To the outside world, they look like American Royalty, giving to charities, feeding the homeless, rebuilding the city. But behind closed doors is a constant battle for dominance between two Bosses, cultures, and hearts.

Ruthless People is a romantic crime fiction set in modern day Chicago, and follows the life and marriage of Melody Giovanni and Liam Callahan—rivals by blood and leaders through fear. Their marriage, arranged by their fathers in hopes to end years of bloodshed between the Irish and the Italians.

Liam believes he’s getting a simple-minded wife, one he can control, one who bends to his every need . . . the complete opposite of Melody. She knows exactly what type of man he is, and would rather die than give up the power she has spent her life building.

The Mafia of the past has evolved, and with rival bosses gunning for them, Melody and Liam will have to learn to work as one to take down those who stand in their way.

1 Marriage x 2 Bosses = 3x the Chaos

*Warning: Due to bad language, graphic violence and sex this is for over-18’s only* These are not mobsters with a heart of gold….

They do VERY bad things and will NOT change.
They are criminals…murders.

If things like that bother you Ruthless People is not for you. You’ve been warned 😉

Review copy provided for an honest review


Holy hell, this book was insane! The characters were true to the title and completely Ruthless! atruegemawardThe dirty deeds, the torture, all of it fit so perfectly. I haven’t read a book like this one an gotten excited. I expected to HATE Melody. I thought for sure an author could not write a female Mob Boss to be true. I thought for sure she would feel forced and to snarky or to be trying to hard to be a boss. But Bloody Melody was perfect! And Liam was by far the total package he could compromise and cool melody down with love and gentleness and truly be an alpha and scary as hell on the same page. The two of them fit perfectly together! The rest of the family was written perfectly to fall in the shadows but be intricate parts of the story. Add in there the plot and you have a book you cannot put down. The balance between romance and action was spot on, I didn’t feel the book fell into either category but definitely fits in both. J.J. MacAvoy wrote a book so memorizing to me I read it not once but twice with little to no breaks. I can only hope that any future books for these characters can live up to what has already been created! Hats off to you J.J. MacAvoy, I’m gonna go wash off the grime from some of your scenes now 😉

Kindle version not available at time of review.


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2 thoughts on “ARC Review – Ruthless People (Ruthless People #1) by J.J. McAvoy

  1. I have been waiting for what seem like forever for this book to come out!!!!

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