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He’s no Prince Charming....

Callum Griffin is the heir to the Irish mafia. He’s ruthless, arrogant, and he wants to kill me. 

We got off on the wrong foot when I set a (very small) fire in his house. Our families believe a marriage pact is the only thing that will prevent all-out warfare.

I think I might need to murder him while he sleeps. This would all be a lot easier if Callum wasn’t so damned good-looking.

But I’ve got a lockbox around my heart. Because, even if I’m forced to marry him, I could never love a brutal prince.

Brutal Prince is the explosive first act in the epic Brutal Birthright series. It’s a stand-alone dark Mafia romance, complete with HEA and no cliff-hangers. It contains blazing-hot bedroom scenes for mature listeners only!

©2020 Sophie Lark (P)2020 Sophie Lark

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  • C. Y.
  • 21-10-20

I Need A Callum! ❤️

This is the first book I read written by Sophie Lark, and I freaking loved it! From the moment Aida set the library on fire and then threw Callum’s stopwatch into the lake, I knew I was going to like this girl. She was feisty, but not annoying as some heroines in other books tend to be while trying to seem tough. Aida had street smarts. She was the perfect match for Callum because she could hold her own with him and his people. I laughed at so many of the situations they were in together. It was actually a really sweet love story.

I’m not sure if I ever would want to be involved in the mafia, but I can’t help but think how intriguing that life is and how tough it would have to be to be a part of it. Callum can come across as a nice guy, but if you cross him, he wouldn’t hesitate to kill you. He was so protective of Aida even when he didn’t like her which made him so much hotter.

The narrators doing the audiobook makes it even more sexy. Callum.... my heart! I cannot wait to read Nero’s story!

Sophie, great job!

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  • Falling_with_the_leaves
  • 11-11-20

My first read by this author and I'm in love!

Enemies to lovers and Mafia romance are my absolute favorite genres and this one delivers! I was glued in right from the start and couldn't get enough of Callum and Aida! Its insanely sexy and deliciously dark. I love how fiesty Aida is with Callum. Though their marriage is arranged, Aida doesn't have to like it or play by the rules. They both give as good as they get. They definitely don't see feelings coming into the mix and they deny it every chance they get. The steamy scenes are HOT, like scalding, they have a chemistry that is explosive. I loved how everything flowed and played out. The narrators just blew me away with how well they fit these characters. Just perfection!

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  • Drifter
  • 05-11-20

Must read

This is the first book that I have listened to by Sophie Lark and I found it refreshing and amazing. It's a Mafia book that has violence, kidnapping, forced marriage, and surprisingly many laugh out loud moments. Callum is a strong dominant man who is also compassionate. Aida is strong willed and sassy in a funny way. Both love their families. I don't think I've ever said this about a Mafia story but it is a sweet romance. Don't get me wrong there are several explosive love scenes. The plot and character developments are superb. The narrators immersed me into the story. They are new to me and they are excellent storytellers. They give the characters distinctive voices and bring them to life. I highly recommend this Audible book. It's definitely one that I will want to listen to again.

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  • sherry Christenson
  • 06-11-20

What a wild ride!

First of all, I need a Callum in my life! Right from the very first paragraph it was obvious Ada is not your typical female. She’s strong, a little ok a lot arrogant who goes after what she wants and pretty much does what ever she wants. Each chapter had me drawn in a little more! Coming from two Mafia rivalry families Callum and Ada are forced in to marriage to prevent and further violence between their families which sparks a rollercoaster ride of a journey.
I am so looking forward to the next book as the both Ada’s brothers and Callum’s sisters are also intriguing characters
The narration was very well done by both narrators.
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  • FS Meurinne - Book Enticer
  • 04-11-20

You like mafia romance, enemies to lovers get it!

Enemies to lovers mafia romance, with age-gap and arranged marriage, narrated by Monica King and Liam DiCosimo, brilliant, enticing, and got me hard. A fantastic roller-coaster ride I didn't want to get down from. It was enthralling and each chapter got to me, I was hooked from the very start and I so need the next books in the series. The audiobook is totally recommended, it made this story which was a brilliant one, and took it a step further. Must-read!

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  • Kylie
  • 17-11-20

Play with fire, you’re going to get burned 🔥

This is a really fun enemies to lovers mafia romance. There’s plenty of action, a little violence and a very nice spice level. I can’t get over how much I love Aida. She’s such a fun, ballsy character. Honestly she alone is worth the credit.

Monica King had to have had so much fun playing such a kick-ass queen. And she nails it!
Liam DiCosimo does a great job switching between buttoned-up politician to man half crazed with lust.

This one is a ton of fun and I can’t wait to get the side character’s stories.

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  • Natalie Haigler
  • 09-11-20

OMG, Sass, Laughs, and Angst

This is the perfect book of belly laughs, some sassy, and hot angry angst sex! Cal’s is hotheaded, strict and by the book while his future Aida is a whirlwind hot mess! When their world collides, this makes for the perfect chaotic beautiful union!
I enjoyed reading/listening to this book! Monica and Liam did a fantastic job narrating! Highly recommend this book and look forward to seeing what else Sophie has

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  • Heather
  • 05-11-20

Mafia romance!

This is an enemies to lovers romance. We have Callum from the Irish mafia and Aida from the Italian mafia. Our story starts out with a party a fire and an unwanted marriage and ends in true love. Aida is a feisty and smart young woman trying to make her mark in a male dominated world. She fights like hell for her family and friends. She is such an enjoyable h. Callum is running for political office and while strong-minded he comes across as fair (for a mobster). Callum and Aida have to figure out how to unite two enemy families and overcome several external obstacles. This book is action packed and sexy as hell. Love scenes are HAWT. This book has duel narration which I love. Monica and Dicosimo do an amazing job of bringing the characters to life. This is my first book by Sophie Lark and it won't be my last. I hope the series continues with Aida's brothers or Callum's brothers. # PinkFlamingoProductionsReviewer # AudioObessionReviewer

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  • Jenn Bonfadini
  • 05-11-20

Woah! A great story and narration

I loved this story. The FMC is not your typical damsel in distress. She is a snarky, no nonsense woman who goes after what she wants and takes it. The MMC is a softer version of a brutal gangster and I loved how the two of them clashed at first. The heat was intense and Monica King and Liam DiCosimo are fantastic in this enemies to lovers story that I just adored. Highly recommend.
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  • S. Cole
  • 19-04-21

Brutal Prince

I loved this book! Sophie Lark is a new author to me. I really enjoyed the world she created. Ada is the youngest daughter of the Italian mafia. Callum Griffin is the eldest and only son of the Irish mafia. Their families have been competing for several generations. When Ada and her brothers sneak into the Griffins parties and sometimes goes a wry. The two family heads hold a meeting. The out come of the meeting is for Callum and Ada to get married to settle the feud between the families, so they can join together. This book is action packed! Even though their marriage was forced upon them, they are truly perfect for each other. Liam and Monica did an absolutely fantastic job narrating this book. Can't wait to see what happens next!

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  • 🎧Mandy🎧 Sawyer 🎧Audiobook 🎧Obsession🎧 Reviewer🎧
  • 27-10-20

Absolutely brilliant

This book is fantastic. The storyline is gripping with likeable characters. The leading lady has such a strong personality it’s great to see a strong woman as the lead. Lots of action. A brilliant performance from both Monica and Liam.
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  • ChaosKay (Audiobook Obsession Reviewer)
  • 05-11-20

So good

Loved this book so much the story was fabulous and the characters drew me in especially Callum and Ada.
This is a first for me from Sophie Lark and I can’t wait to listen to more in the series ,Monica King and Liam DiCosimo narrated perfectly.
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  • The-Scarlet-Finch
  • 03-11-20

My enemy... is my husband?

I received this book via a promo code from #Audiobook Obsession at my request and this is my voluntary review.

Aida Gallo is part of an Italian Mafia family in Chicago, after inciting an incident involving politician Callum Griffin, son of the rival Irish Dynasty, she gets one of her brothers almost crippled and to stave off a war, their parents decide to arrange a marriage between their feuding offspring. Both resent the other and Callum is even less pleased with their choice in his bride but has no option but to accept his parents decision. Sparks fly, things get steamy and Aida's knowledge of The Art of War, becomes a favorite as she applies it to making her new husband pay for their predicament.

This book was fun, snarky and when these two bedfellows realize there are larger dangers they have to reassess who the true enemies really are.

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  • Cindy
  • 31-10-20

Brutal Prince

I love Brutal Prince. It is captivating, intense and entertaining all at the same time. I have never laughed so hard listening to a dark mafia romance book as I did during the spa visit that Aida had. Her and Callum's interactions throughout the story made for a very interesting book. While this is book 1 in a series, it is a complete standalone yet it was so good that I can't wait to listen to more books in the Brutal Birthright series. Monica King and Liam DiCosimo both did a great job bringing this story to life.
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  • Shy G.
  • 29-10-20

My Thoughts on Brutal Prince

It's a great feeling when you've just come across a truly fantastic book. It's even better when you know you've just found a new author to add to your must have more list and the book you've just finished is part of a series. I now get to look forward to more books featuring these characters that I loved in this story.

Brutal Prince was an intense and engaging mafia romance. It features one crazy couple brought together because of an arranged marriage. Theirs was most certainly an enemies-to-lovers tale. The leading couple was very angry, and very volatile. But it made for a super steamy story. And everything going on with their family and others around them made for such an engrossing experience.

The narrators were both new to me but they were crazy good. They had great emotion both good and bad, snarky and serious, it was just excellent range. I hope to hear more from them in future.

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  • Garden girl
  • 28-10-20

Fabulous!

With a strong storyline and a great set of characters Brutal Prince has been a fabulous listen. Callum and Aida aware so much crazy fun as are Aida's. brothers! This book skillfully combines humour, tension, spots of violence and a love story weaving them together into a fabulous whole. Liam DiCosimo and Monica King are excellent, bringing the story to life skillfully and with great verve. I will be looking for more from both of these narrators! 💖💖💖💖💖

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  • Gillek2
  • 28-10-20

Aida and Griffin!

Aida was raised in an Italian mafia family when Aida and her brothers decided to attend the birthday party of the daughter of their family’s competitor she never expected that a mistake would bring down the wrath of their eldest son on her family. Callum was raised as the eldest son in an Italian mafia family who was determined to ensure that Aida and her brothers were punished for the events of that night.

They never expected that the way they would have to compensate for both their errors in judgment was an arranged marriage to ensure peace between the families. They couldn’t be more different as Aida was a tomboy who was raised by her father and brothers while Callum believes appearances were everything. He thought she was unsuitable while she thought he was cold, and they are both about to find out that appearances can be deceiving.

Whenever Aida and Callum are together the sparks fly whether they are fighting or exploring the chemistry between them and she proves that she is his equal in life and love. I listed to an audio copy of this book and the performance of the narrators made a captivating story even better. 🎧AudioBook Obsession

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  • Audio Crazed Mari 🎧
  • 27-10-20

Speechless

I really and truly enjoy listening to audiobooks. They are an escape for me. Brutal Prince was so much more than that. It was amazeballs and got my imagination moving.. it was like a movie in my head, The narration and the writing were epic. I could not stop listening, on a weeknight. It was just such a good book. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  • blue_river @AudiobookObsession
  • 27-10-20

Brutal Prince

An enemies to lovers book that will have you hooked from the beginning. The things these two do to each other just to stay one ahead is so intense that it’s just hard to believe and yet I was waiting for the next to happen just the same. Such a fun listen and the narration was spot on!

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  • Amanda Anderson/Beauty.and.the.bookies
  • 27-10-20

this story is incredible

I loved the connection between Callum and Aida. The pranks they pulled, the chemistry, every single part of this book I loved

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  • K1burger
  • 15-01-21

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I had big expectations of this book as I had a lot of people recommend it to me but I've got to say I was a little disappointed. I did like that Aida was a good match to Callum challenging him at every turn but I feel like there was something missing. I can't quite put my finger on it maybe it was chemistry or a lack of it but I was left wanting more.

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  • J.R
  • 06-01-21

Great Story

It took me a couple of chapters to get into this book but once I did I thoroughly enjoyed it. Loved the characters so much I'm off to read/listen to👍Stolen Heir - Miko's story the next book in this awesome series.