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The Best Mafia Romance Novels Ever

Updated June 3, 2020 4.8k votes 1.2k voters 39.8k views44 items

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Here are the best mafia romance books, ranked by readers everywhere. Featuring new mafia romance novels of 2020 and best-selling classics, this list of the most popular mafia romance books includes fan-favorites from authors, like Stasia Black, Belle Aurora, and Renee Rose. 

Mafia romance books typically feature mafia families, mob ties, and romance mixed with crime. Despite using common tropes, the top mafia romance bestsellers offer something for everyone, so you'll be flipping through the pages in no time. Vote up the must-read mafia romance novels.

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  • 1
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    Bound By Honor

    Cora Reilly

    Born into one of the leading Mob families in Chicago, Aria Scuderi struggles to find her own path in a world where no choices are given. 

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    Bound By Duty

    Cora Reilly

    Valentina is tired of being ignored. She’s determined to get Dante’s attention and desire, even if she can’t get his heart that still belongs to his dead wife.

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    310
    122

    Ruthless People

    J.J. McAvoy

    A romantic crime fiction set in modern day Chicago, Ruthless People follows the life and marriage of Melody Nicci Giovanni and Liam Callahan - rivals by blood and leaders through fear. 

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    184
    66

    American Savages

    J.J. McAvoy

    Betrayed. Melody is nowhere to be found, Liam is in jail, and the Callahan family is cracking, just as Avian Doers, the FBI Director and puppet master behind their downfall, planned. But just because they’re down doesn't mean they’re out.

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    188
    69

    The Untouchables

    J.J. McAvoy

    With a new target on their back and the media now focused on their family as the Presidential election approaches, Liam and Melody must fight on two battlefronts. Melody is torn between being in love with Liam and wanting to kill him for lying to her. 

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    123
    36

    Torture To Her Soul

    J.M. Darhower

    Karissa. She thinks I'm a monster, and maybe I am. The world is full of monsters, and I'm not the most dangerous one out there. Not even close... God help me, I love her. I do. And God help anyone who tries to take her from me.

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    50

    Lucca

    Sarah Brianne

    Chloe was scarred by her past, learning too young that nightmares are real. Lucca has waited long enough to claim her soul, but he must take it from the devil first.

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    147
    62

    Monster In His Eyes

    J.M. Darhower

    First Published

    Ignazio Vitale is not a good man. It doesn't take him long to draw me into his web, charming me into his bed and trapping me in his life, a life I know nothing about until it's too late. He has secrets, secrets I can't fathom, secrets that make it so I can't walk away...

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    47

    Carter Reed. He’s a weapon for the rivaling mafia family, but he’s also Emma’s secret. Not only was he best friends with her brother, but she’s the reason he became that weapon in the first place.

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    67

    Nero

    Sarah Brianne

    Nero is the king of Legacy Prep, living a life of power. Elle is the school’s punching bag, living a life of fear. The only good girls Nero knows jump in his bed when he tells them to. The closest Elle has come to a bad boy like him is in the cafeteria line.

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    74
    22

    Menace

    J.M. Darhower

    With a Scarlet Letter inked on her wrist and secrets buried deep in her soul, Morgan Myers is running from something... or maybe somebody. Lorenzo Gambini isn't quite sure.

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    74
    24

    The Professional

    Kresley Cole

    To remove Natalie from an enemy’s reach, Sevastyan spirits her into hiding. From an opulent palace in Russia to the decadent playgrounds of the mega-wealthy in Paris, the two lovers will discover that even their darkest fantasies can come true...

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    58
    12

    Target On Our Backs

    J.M. Darhower

    It should've been over, we should've been happy, but people are making it hard for me to live in peace. I've got so much blood on my hands they'll never be clean, and somebody out there seems to want me to pay for it.

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    56
    12

    Dante

    Bethany-Kris

    Dante isn’t looking for love and Catrina doesn’t need attachments. In the end, life has a way of breaking down walls when you least expect it to, and once love gets in, there’s no bleeding it out. 

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    42

    Sempre 

    J.M. Darhower

    Haven, a second-generation slave, was isolated in the middle of the desert, her days full of hard work and terrifying abuse. Carmine, born into a wealthy Mafia family, lived a life of privilege and excess. Now, a twist of fate causes their worlds to collide. 

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    56
    23

    Raze

    Tillie Cole

    While working for her church, Kisa stumbles across a tattooed, scarred, but stunningly beautiful homeless man on the streets. Something about him stirs feelings deep within her; familiar yet impossibly forbidden desires...

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    39

    Innocence

    Lee Savino, Stasia Black

    I’m king of the criminal underworld. I always get what I want. And she’s my obsession. Cora is new to the city of sin. Her innocent blue eyes beg for me to claim her. But I’m not the billionaire she thinks I am. There’s a darkness within me. And Cora is a shining light.

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    14

    Perfect Chemistry

    Simone Elkeles

    When he makes a bet with his friends to lure Brittany into his life, bad boy Alex thinks nothing of it. But soon Alex realizes Brittany is a real person with real problems, and suddenly the bet he made in arrogance turns into something much more.

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    45
    17

    Raw

    Belle Aurora

    I feel his eyes on me. I see him hiding in plain sight. He watches me. He makes me feel. It’s unconventional. But it’s real. I’m sure you’re wondering how a person falls in love with their stalker. So am I.

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    44
    19

    Elite

    Rachel Van Dyken

    The Elect are always around Tracey Rooks, and it isn't long until she finds out the reason why they keep their friends close and their enemies even closer. She just didn't realize she was the enemy - until it was too late. 

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    69

    Beautiful Disaster

    Jamie McGuire

    Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby needs - and wants - to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer.

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    43
    23

    Crow's Row

    Julie Hockley

    Held captive in rural Vermont, Emily Sheppard tries to make sense of her situation and what it means. While uncovering secrets about her brother and his untimely death, Emily falls in love with her very rich and very dangerous captor, Cameron.

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    23
    4

    Legacy

    Bethany-Kris

    Stepping into her mother's shoes is the very last thing on Catherine Marcello's mind, but it's already too late and she's got her own games to play. 

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    28
    11

    Jack Of Spades

    Renee Rose

    Sorry, bella. You got dealt the losing hand. Witness to a crime, you’re my prisoner now. Even if I did trust you, now that I’ve had a taste, I’m not sure I’d let you go...

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    Knight

    Kristen Ashley

    Knight has a dark past, and just as he desires Anya for exactly who she is, he fears when she finds out exactly the man he has become and always intends to be, she’ll leave him for good, normal and clean.