Ruthless Heir by Amy McKinley ~ New Release Review






Ruthless Heir is the fifth book in author Amy McKinley’s Mafia Elite series, though it can be read and enjoyed as a standalone read. If you are new to this series, don’t be afraid to jump in with this book. If you are not new to this series, you will enjoy the appearances of previous book characters in this one. 





I received an advanced reading copy (ARC) of this book from the author, publisher, or publicist. The receipt of this ARC did not influence my choice to review the book on this site. It also did not influence how I felt about the book or its characters, storyline, and overall feel. The opinions expressed in this review are my own. As such, they only deal with what is written on the pages of the book and how what is written and otherwise presented made me feel during and after my reading of the book.

Ruthless Heir by Amy McKinley ~ New Release ReviewRuthless Heir by Amy McKinley
Series: Mafia Elite #5
Published by Arrowscope Press on March 18, 2022
Genres: Dark Romance, Mafia Romance, New Adult
Pages: 225
Format: E-Arc
Source: Publicist/PR
Buy: Amazon | Goodreads | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon UK
RATING: five-stars

A Mafia crown to claim …

The crown had always been Luc Savino’s. He just didn’t know it until a Chicago Mafia boss persuades him to board a jet and assume his destiny. But he won’t go without Summer—a one-night stand, his new, secretive executive assistant and probable spy for the former CEO of his latest hostile takeover.

She can only run so far before they find her…

After a mob boss viciously attacks Summer Johansson in her apartment, she flees the state to hide. But when she learns of her best friend’s murder and finds herself in the arms of a handsome stranger, her troubles escalate as she’s dragged into the heart of the very world she’s running from.

Secrets have the power to destroy, but hers will bring them closer…

Summer isn’t telling him everything, but Luc finds her impossible to resist. As their trust in one another grows, Summer’s enemies close in. Despite all the lies between them, it’s the truth that could tear them apart.





Ruthless Heir is an action-packed mafia romance at its best. Once I started reading this, despite having never read this series or this author before, I quickly found out I could not put it down. The writing is excellent. The characters are strong, vibrant, and full of life, flaws, and conviction that get them into trouble due to prior belief systems.

When I first dove into this book, I honestly did not know what to expect. Mafia romance can sometimes be hit or miss with me, but I found myself riveted by this one. The storyline was good, and the execution of it was even better. I absolutely loved how this author conveyed this story and how much life she brought to these characters. I quickly found myself immersed in all things Summer and Luc and company, and I didn’t want it to end.

Readers familiar with mafia romance will no doubt enjoy this book as I did. It has everything booklovers of this genre have come to expect… kidnapping, violence, the chemistry between characters, a sense of acceptance and belonging, family, friendship, love, approval, and forgiveness. There’s a little bit of everything, and then some.

I highly, highly recommend checking this one out. It was just so good.





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About Amy McKinley

Amy McKinley

Amy McKinley is the USA Today bestselling author of the romantic suspense thriller Gray Ghost Novels, Deadly Isles Special Ops, Mafia Elite, Moonlit Destination, Five Fates paranormal romance series, and several stand-alone titles. Her edge-of-your-seat books are filled with surprising twists and just the right amount of heat and danger. She lives in Illinois with her husband, two daughters, two sons, and three mischievous cats.

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