Ruthless - Michelle St. James


By Michelle St. James

  • Release Date: 2015-08-03
  • Genre: Erotic Romance
Score: 4.5
From 555 Ratings


Two years out of college, Angelica Bondesan spends her time working as a barista, keeping in touch with her prodigal brother, and trying to figure out how to bridge the gap with her father, a wealthy real estate developer. 

But all of that changes the night she’s kidnapped. Thrown into a windowless room, Angelica is positive there’s been some kind of mistake — until she meets Nico Vitale. 

Gorgeous and frightening, Nico became the boss of New York City’s Vitale crime family after the execution style murder of his parents two years earlier. Since then he’s turned the old-school mob into a sleek, modern army of ruthless men who understand that physical violence — while always an option — isn’t the only way to get what you want. 

Now Angel is forced to face the truth;

Her father is not the man she believed him to be.

Nico Vitale is dangerous, possibly lethal. 

She is falling in love with Nico Vitale.


  • Intoxicating!

    By Slim0001
    A nice piece to read. It keeps the suspense high in you till the end like sugar rush.
  • Wow!

    By GabForTheWin
    I haven’t had time to sit and read in quite a while. I love crime shows and books and this really nailed it!!!! LOVED IT. Could not put it down. On to fearless!
  • Ruthless

    By mickey1981mouse!
    Love Nico and Angel.
  • Okay

    By Day 80
    It was okay, it just went on and I think the writer was tired of it towards the end.
  • Vulgarity

    By Krista pearls
    This writer has potential if she could learn that writing love scenes is not even in the same category as pornography. Good storyline but the book was ruined by the writer portraying tender heartfelt love scenes with such vulgar sex talk. Love is not raw, animalistic, unemotional sexual intercourse... that is pure LUST. If you want to right porn then do it and don't try to give the characters tender emotions, they don't go hand and hand. I wouldn't recommend this book unless someone enjoys pornographic sex scenes.
  • Good stuff

    By ChoosyBookie
    Good plot. Great writing. Romantic and sexual chemistry for days. And well-developed, believable characters. What more can you ask for? Can't wait to start the next one.
  • Yes!!!

    By emmaknowsallX
    Amazing read. Palpable tension between these too. Also thank youuu for referencing Brand New - best band ever!
  • Ruthless

    By ElainejR32
    Excellent writing and good stories. One of the best authors
  • Not a bad Mob book

    By kathyesf
    Overall a good solid 3.5 read for me. It had the mob part that was okay and the kidnapped girl that was okay and the girl falls for her kidnapper part that was okay. So I guess you can see that for me it was just okay. I didn't really connect with Angel and I while Nico was supposed to be the mob boss his presence in the story just did not feel like he was in charge. I think for me it lacked the alpha male feeling.
  • Addicting

    By Stefymoni
    Could not put the book down!!