Book Review: KINGPIN by Alexa Riley

Book Summary

It all started with a Coach. Then we found our Mechanic.

Our hearts were stolen by a Thief. But we were never prepared for the Kingpin.

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Thea James is scraping by and trying to make a decent life for herself. She keeps her nose clean and stays out of trouble, trying to do what she can to pay the bills. One night on her way home she becomes a witness to a murder. Suddenly, with the shot of a bullet, she’s thrust into a world she had no idea existed. But what’s Thea to do when the darkness that could swallow her is exactly where she wants to go?

Salvatore Costello is the boss in the Los Angeles mafia. He’s in charge of everything, and that includes who he allows in his inner circle. He’s spent his whole life not letting anyone close to him because he knows what the consequences could be. But one night changes everything. She’s a witness and she needs to be taken care of, but after one touch, he’s redefining what that means. Is she strong enough to lead his empire? Will she be ripe enough to give birth to one?

Warning: This is dark, dirty, baby-making smut. This guy is after Thea, and he’s got a plan to keep her from getting away. Want to take a guess at what that is? Hint: There’s absolutely no birth control in this book. If you want it, come and get it! We’ve got you covered.




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Whoa, kinky Kingpin alert!!  This is the fourth book in the Breeding series by Alexa Riley.  It’s a collection of novellas with  alpha possessive men who fall insta love with the heroine and wants to impregnate them – by any means necessary.

Kingpin is a mafia romance without any of the dark elements you usually associate with mafia characters.  Salvatore Costello is the crime boss leader.  Thea James is your normal girl trying to survive in the city.

Thea James fell in love with a gangster. She found herself in the wrong place at the wrong time.  Sal found normalcy when he saw Thea.  Deep down he doesn’t want to be alone in life. She provides a sense of sunshine to his otherwise dark and twisted lifestyle of crime and illegal activity.

It’s told in first person dual POV. The story takes place in Los Angeles.

Alexa Riley knows how to put you in the mood for good sex. While my first read of the author’s Flight Risk was very good, I had an uncomfortable feeling with the term “breeding” Now I get it.  It’s an Alexa Riley-ism.

This story is more engrossing with beautiful character development.  You will curse the short two hours  while reading. It comes complete with a perfect meet cute, a conflict and a conclusion with a hott and satisfying happy ever after.  If Flight Risk  is pure titillation, Kingpin is carnal and seductively romantic.  Plus, when Sal tells Thea:

“Your only job is belonging to me.”

My only question remains: where do I sign up?  Overall, it’s a helluva hot and spicy read with lots of orgasms.  I read it in one sitting which you will enjoy.


New York Times, USA Today & #1 Amazon Best Selling author Alexa Riley is two sassy friends who got together and wrote some dirty books. They are both married moms of two who love football, donuts, and obsessed book heroes.

They specialize in insta-love, over-the-top, sweet, and cheesy love stories that don’t take all year to read. If you want something SAFE, short, and always with a happily ever after, then Alexa Riley is for you!

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