Narrated by Joel Froomkin
To the outside world, they look like American royalty, giving to charities, feeding the homeless, and 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 was 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.
Elsie’s Rating – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Liam Callahan agrees to marry Melody Giovanni and bond the two mafia families together. Irish and Italian together? You know it’s going to be explosive. Liam is expecting an easily malleable woman who he can placate with a credit card. Poor Liam, what he gets is a boss, a ruthless killer who bows to no one including him… Gasp!
Get ready for a wild, insane ride. This audiobook is unlike anything I’ve ever listened to before. If you’re faint of heart or have any triggers, stay far far away from this story! There is wholesale slaughter, violence, and sex with no apologies. These aren’t good people, in fact, you can say they are pretty much soulless. The one powerful thing they have going for them is unwavering loyalty to the family. Oh, there’s squabbling and some serious family infighting going, but when the family is threatened, they pull together and take no prisoners.
Ruthless People is narrated by Joel Froomkin and his Irish accent is to die for! Joel voices all the characters in this nearly 12-hour audiobook and what an amazing job he does! He voices both genders so well, I’m impressed.
This audiobook was the most adrenaline fueled listen I’ve heard in quite awhile. Ruthless People is the first installment of the series and I’m so glad the other two audiobooks have been released. I’m dying to find out how this story plays out!
This audiobook was received in exchange for an unbiased review!
J.J. McAvoy was born in Montreal, Canada and is currently studying Humanities at Carleton University. She is the oldest of three and has loved writing for years. She is inspired by everything from Shakespearean tragedies to Pop Culture. Her novel “Ruthless People”, out July 17th, hopes to push boundaries and take her readers on a ride through the dark side. Please feel free to stay in touch via Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and YouTube, where she video blogs.