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The Godfathers LoverKept 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 found 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 mm 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 fcking 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' actuallyUp until 90% the bigger issues for me were as followsI 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 even confusingWhat 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 workStill as I always say I was willing to roll with itThen 90% happenedWHATTHEHELLAt 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'tbut 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 forwardSighAt 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

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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 The Godfathers ePUB #199 of confusion and passion It certainly didn’t keep him from asking the wide eyed intern to be his Review by Isabel De ValeraYou know how when there’s a disaster or some kind of catastrophe it’s human nature to find someone to take responsibility And when there’s no one to pin it on you kind of blame everyone This was a very difficult review to write I kept wanting to blame someone for this disaster and while one would expect that the author is the natural recipient somehow I can’t help but spread the guilt around In fact I kind of feel sorry for the author I mean I assume that there was some beta reading somewhere along the line and it had to be read to be accepted by the publisher and then it must have gone through edits and proofreading Didn’t anyone stop and say “Wait a minute” Didn’t anyone care enough to sit down with the author and say “You have a good idea here but your follow through is a mite lacking”The germ of the idea is a good one Mafioso falls in love with the FBI agent who’s setting him up and vice versa There’s an enormous scope for an edgy dark passionate story with a peek into the grimy criminal underworldThis story ain’t itview spoiler Instead what we get is a fairy tale and not one particularly well handled The characters are flat and one dimensional Chris the FBI agent was raised in an orphanage by a saintly priest He is the Good Guy with issues of abandonment We meet Jarod the “godfather” of the title at his mother’s funeral where his abusive father socks him around for crying and being less than manly He is also the Good GuyFast forward a number of years and Jarod Greene the Godfather of Los Angeles is in an alley beating up a thug called Carlos one of the few ethnic names in this story I mean come on This is Los Angeles A story set in Los Angeles without any significant Asian or African American characters And only one important Latino character Jarod’s right hand man Mike But this dear reader is not the last of the disbelief suspending we are asked to do A drunk man staggers out the back door and instead of offing a potential witness Jarod screws him through the wall It turns out to be Chris whom Jarod uickly gets obsessive about He breaks up with his current boyfriend the nephew of another crime lord and sets Chris up in his stead This falls in with Chris’s plan because of course he’s not just an intern—that’s his cover He’s a Special AgentJarod is variously described as “the Godfather of Los Angeles” and the “underground boss who ruled over California” and people are said to be afraid of him but he never actually does anything bad His organization doesn’t even sell drugs I’m not uite sure what it does exactly except run a couple of nightclubs and have meetings with rival gangs the Smith clan of Nevada or the Giordano gang Seriously The gangsters are either WASPs or stereotypes The incident with Carlos at the beginning is supposed to show how bad he is but my first reaction was “Really The Godfather of Los Angeles does his own dirty work” And he doesn’t do much just roughs him up a bit before he sees Chris and decides—with that short attention span how did he ever get to be Godfather—that Chris was much interesting “You betrayed me Carlos You’re going to suff oooh shiny”The biggest problem I had with this book is that there are no real conseuences for anything The ex boyfriend doesn’t set his uncle’s goons on them the Mafia—notoriously homophobic—doesn’t seem to mind an openly gay man at the head of one of its organizations and people don’t get killed When Chris uits the FBI because he’s fallen in love with Jarod he gets a handshake and a “good luck” instead of getting his ass thrown in jail for compromising a federal criminal caseBut the thing that pisses me off the most is the fact that this book could have been good Ryan is not a bad writer; she “tells” a little too much and her characters need development but her writing has potential Her pacing is good her descriptions vivid With a little research a little effort a little help it could have been an entertaining story But instead we have a sad little mess And it makes me sad and mad and I want someone to blame damn it hide spoiler

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FREE PDF ✓ BOOK The Godfathers Lover í ANN T. RYAN õ [Read] ➪ The Godfathers Lover By Ann T. Ryan – 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 didnAtion 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 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 seen of 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