The Minaldi Legacy by Courtney Cole
Release Date: February 6, 2014
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Publisher: Lakehouse Press Inc
Age Group: Adult
“I’m a monster, Eva. There’s no saving a monster. But I love that you want to try.”
Luca Minaldi is rich, powerful and mesmerizing. He’s also a reclusive enigma. He lives in Malta, a fairy-tale place filled with sunshine and sea, beauty and secrets. And Luca’s darkest of secrets is the best-kept of them all.
Eva Talbot moves to Malta to finish her doctoral dissertation in Psychiatry. When she meets Luca, there is a very real and instant attraction that she has never felt before. But even still, she senses the darkness that lives within him.
Eva is hired to care for Luca’s mother, a woman who suffers from dementia. It is Luca, however, that Eva will eventually risk everything to save… as the legacy that plagues him continues.
As the darkness swirls ever more tightly around her, Eva realizes that no matter how hard she tries, she might not be able to save Luca without losing herself.
Eva and Luca are thrust into a world where their love is tested and darkness reigns. Amid chaos and treachery, love and hate, Luca and Eva learn one important thing.
Love is dangerous.
But it also might be the one thing that can save them all.
*The Minaldi Legacy consists of two parts: part one, Of Blood and Bone and part two, Of Darkness and Demons. This is a Dark Romantic Thriller and it contains adult themes and content.
I’ve read Courtney Cole’s books before and I’ve liked them. But this one sounded different than her other novels, so I thought… I feel like something different. Why not? And I’m glad that I did!
This was a dark romance, and it’s been a while since I’ve read one. Mostly because I couldn’t handle the cheesy-ness that I was getting. Luckily I didn’t feel that way with The Minaldi Legacy. There was the whole “I”m a monster, stay away from me story line” which honestly gets old after a while, but they both kind of play it off, so it worked for me.
All I can say is I’m glad this was both parts! The ending of Blood and Bone, would have left me reeling for the next one! Courtney threw some curve balls in there, I can honestly say I didn’t see most of what happened coming. I did pick up on the twist in book two, but not all of it, actually just one piece of it.
I liked the characters and I liked the story. It was a fast read! I’m not able to read as much as I used to, but I still managed to finish this one in just a few days! I was a little disappointed in Eva. At first she was very independent and self sufficient and then after she met Luca she wasn’t anymore. She worked her butt off in school to become a doctor and then she wasn’t even practicing! But whatev, I guess if I could do it and I had a hottie like Luca, I would want to be away from him either!
Overall, I really enjoyed this one! Will definitely continue reading Courtney’s books!