Top 32 Must Read Mafia Romance Books

The best Mafia romance books typically include some crazy bad boy characters and some dangerous forbidden love romances. It’s all the good stuff! Use our updated list to grab your next favorite read. You’ll discover more excitement than anything else you’ll find out there! Get ready for a wild ride!

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If you like romance mafia then you will love the following picks in this genre:

mafia romance books Buttons And Lace - Penelope Sky

32. Buttons And Lace – Penelope Sky

I owe him a debt. A big one. The payment can’t be settled with money or favors. He only wants one thing. Me. Every action gets a reward. A button. Once I fill his jar with three hundred and sixty-five buttons, he’ll let me go. He’ll let me walk away. But I have to earn every single one. By submitting to the darkest, cruelest, and most beautiful man I’ve ever known.

mafia romance books Crow - A. Zavarelli

31. Crow – A. Zavarelli

The last man on earth I’d ever want to be with. I won’t lose my head just because he’s hot, Irish, and has a wicked accent to boot. He’s one of the only leads in my best friend’s disappearance, and I don’t trust him. So I’ve got a few rules in mind when it comes to dealing with Lachlan Crow. But the rules don’t apply when it comes to the Irish mafia.

mafia romance books Collateral - Natasha Knight

30. Collateral – Natasha Knight

Stefan Sabbioni showed up uninvited in my bedroom. He stood in the shadows and wrapped a broken, blood-crusted necklace around my neck. He left a message for my father that he’d be back to take something precious. Now, two years later, he’s back for me.

mafia romance books torture to Her Soul - J M Darhower

29. Torture To Her Soul – J M Darhower

Don’t say it unless you mean it. It’s a simple concept, but something people don’t seem to comprehend. You should choose every syllable carefully, because you never know when somebody will hold you to your word. Somebody like me.

mafia romance books Sparrow - L J Shen

28. Sparrow – L J Shen

Troy Brennan is the son of a dead mobster. The heart-throb with steel-blue eyes. “The Fixer” who can make or break you in this city. Oh, and my Sparrow Raynes’ new husband.

Sparrow Raynes was caged and kidnapped by Troy and he clipped her wings. Sparrow had dreams but Troy won’t let her chase them. But Sparrow knows that pissing off this man won’t do her any good. At all.

mafia romance books Ruthless King - Meghan March

27. Ruthless King – Meghan March

New Orleans belongs to me. You don’t know my name, but I control everything you see—and all the things you don’t. My reach knows no bounds, and my demands are always met. I didn’t need to loan money to a failing family distillery, but it amuses me to have them in my debt. To have her in my debt. She doesn’t know she caught my attention. She should’ve been more careful. I’m going to own her. Consume her. Maybe even keep her. It’s time to collect what I’m owed. Keira Kilgore, you’re now the property of Lachlan Mount.

26. The Mafia And His Angel – Lylah James

Alessio is a cold ruthless killer. He is respected and feared by all. He wasn’t put on this earth to love or be loved. His only ambition is to wipe out every member of the Abandonato mafia to pay them back for the death of his mother.

When their paths cross Ayla believes Alessio was only one more man who wanted to use her, hurt her, and throw her away. Ayla doesn’t know what it is to trust anymore. She has lost her heart in a world of pain. But Alessio found it and brought it alive again. But they have yet to discover how dangerous they are to each other.

25. Beautifully Cruel – J.T. Geissinger

He was a stranger to me, a dark and dangerous presence who materialized from the shadows one rainy night to save me from a vicious attack. I didn’t know his name or where he was from. All I knew was that the only place I’d ever felt safe was in his arms. But safety is an illusion. And not every savior is a hero. And—as I’d soon find out—having a king save your life comes with a price. Liam Black wanted something from me in return.

24. Ruthless Creatures – J.T. Geissinger 

Five years ago, my fiancé disappeared. The man I built my future on vanished like a ghost. All that remained were my broken heart and a million unanswered questions.

Until a mysterious stranger arrives in town. Tall, dark, and dangerous, Kage is as full of secrets as he is sex appeal. But then I discover he’s been sent to collect on an unpaid debt from my missing fiancé… And that debt is me.

23. Twisted Emotions – Cora Reilly

Nino Falcone is genius and monster. His brother asks him to marry for the sake of the Camorra. Kiara Vitiello, is chosen to marry Nino Falcone to prevent war with the Camorra, but what she hears about Las Vegas makes her veins pulse with terror. After her father betrayed his Capo and paid with his life, her family thinks marriage is her only chance to bring honor to her name; but only Kiara knows she’s a faulty prize given in return for peace. A man incapable of emotions and a woman scarred by the past – an arranged marriage with the potential to unite, or destroy…

22. The Kiss Thief – LJ Shen

They say your first kiss should be earned. Mine was stolen by a devil in a masquerade mask under the black Chicago sky. They say the vows you take on your wedding day are sacred. Mine were broken before we left church. They say your heart only beats for one man. Mine split and bled for two rivals who fought for it until the bitter end.

Vow Of Deception - Rina Kent

21. Vow Of Deception – Rina Kent

The most notorious man in the city offers me a job to act as his dead wife. Adrian Volkov isn’t the type of person who takes no for an answer. When he approaches me with the offer, I have two options. Go to prison or put myself under his wrath. The moment I step into his wife’s shoes, everything spirals out of control. My only way of survival is through Adrian. Or is it?

Twist Me - Anna Zaires

20. Twist Me – Anna Zaires

Kidnapped. Taken to a private island. I never thought this could happen to me. I never imagined one chance meeting on the eve of my eighteenth birthday could change my life so completely. Now I belong to him. To Julian. To a man who is as ruthless as he is beautiful—a man whose touch makes me burn.

Knight - Kristen Ashley

19. Knight – Kristen Ashley

Anya Gage has learned that to get anything good in life, you have to work for it. She has no expectations, no dreams. Then she finds herself at a party where she doesn’t want to be and meets Knight. He knows who he is, what he wants and what he likes. And he gets it.

mafia romance books Beautiful Disaster – Jamie McGuire

18. Beautiful Disaster – Jamie McGuire

Abby Abernathy doesn’t drink or swear and she works hard. Her dreams of a new beginning are quickly challenged by the university’s walking one-night stand, Travis Maddox. Handsome, built, covered in tattoos – he’s everything Abby needs to avoid. But he’s set his sights on her and tricks her into his life with a simple bet.

mafia romance books The Sweetest Oblivion – Danielle Lori

17. The Sweetest Oblivion – Danielle Lori

Elena’s sister is arranged to marry Nicolas Russo – A Made Man, a boss, a cheat even measured against mafia standards. After Elena’s first encounter with him, she realises he’s just as rude as he is handsome. She doesn’t like him or anything he stands for, but her heart has other ideas and can’t stop pounding when he’s near. And he’s always near, telling her what to do and making her feel hotter than any future brother-in-law should.

mafia romance books The Professional - Kresley Cole

16. The Professional – Kresley Cole

Mafia enforcer Aleksandr ‘The Siberian’ Sevastyan’s loyalty to his boss is unwavering. Until he meets his boss’ long lost daughter. Ordered to protect her, Aleksandr will do anything to possess her as well on his own wicked terms.

mafia romance books Bound By Honor - Cora Reilly

15. 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. Aria was only fifteen when her parents betrothed her to Luca – The Vice – Vitiello to ensure peace between the two families. But she’s been dreading their wedding for years and now the day is looming dangerously close.

mafia romance books Raze - Tillie Cole

14. Raze – Tillie Cole

Conditioned in captivity to maim, to kill and to slaughter, Prisoner 818 becomes an unrivaled and unstoppable fighter in the ring. Violence is all he knows. Kisa Volkova is the only daughter of the head of the infamous boss of New York’s Russian Bratva. Cruelty and loss is all she knows. Until they meet each other.

mafia romance books Ruthless People - J.J. McAvoy

13. Ruthless People – J.J. McAvoy

To the outside world, they look like American royalty, giving to charities, feeding the homeless and rebuilding the city. But behind closed doors there’s a constant battle for dominance between two bosses, cultures and hearts. Melody knows exactly what type of man Liam is and would rather die than give up the power she has spent her life earning. But they will have to work as one to take down those who stand in their way.

mafia romance books Crow’s Row - Julie Hockley

12. Crow’s Row – Julie Hockley

For college student Emily Sheppard, the thought of spending summer alone in New York is more preferable than spending it in France with her parents. During one of her jogs, Emily witnesses a brutal killing and blacks out. When she’s conscious, she realizes she’s been kidnapped by a young crime boss and his gang.

mafia romance books Monster in His Eyes - J.M. Darhower

11. Monster in His Eyes – J.M. Darhower

Ignazio Vitale is not a good man. I suspect it, the first time I see him, sense the air of danger that surrounds the man. He’s alarming and alluring, dark and deadly, everything I’ve ever wanted but the last thing I need. And it doesn’t take him long to draw me into his web.

mafia romance books Twisted Pride -  Cora Reilly

10. Twisted Pride –  Cora Reilly

Remo Falcone is beyond redemption. As Capo of the Camorra he rules with a brutal hand over his territory – a territory the Chicago Outfit breached. Now Remo is out for retribution. A wedding is sacred, stealing a bride sacrilegious. And his chosen bride is Serafina, the niece of the Boss of the Outfit.

mafia romance books Nero - Sarah Brianne

9. 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. The mob boss gave him orders to find out what she knows, but her mouth is sealed.

Mafia Romance Books: innocence

8. Innocence – Stasia Black and Lee Savino

I always get what I want. I’m the king of the criminal underworld, after all. And she’s my obsession. Cora is new to the city of sin, but I’m not the billionaire she thinks I am. There’s a darkness within me and she’s a shining light. She’ll be my queen and I’ll give her everything her heart desires. Except for one thing: her freedom.

Mafia Romance Books: perfect chemistry

7. Perfect Chemistry – Simone Elkeles

When Brittany Ellis walks into chemistry class on the first day of senior year, she has no clue that her carefully created ‘perfect’ life is about to unravel before her eyes. She’s forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town and he is about to threaten everything she’s worked so hard for.

mafia romance books ravaged Crown - Nicole Fox

6. Ravaged Crown – Nicole Fox

A month later after I caught my husband cheating and walking out, I’m broke, jobless, almost homeless. But then, while filling in as a waitress at a restaurant, I land in the lap of a gorgeous stranger. One thing leads to another and we end up hooking up. Afterwards, he leaves.

The next day, my temp agency sets me up for a job. But when I arrive for the interview, my jaw drops. It’s the stranger and he’s very rich and powerful. The job is to live in his house, be his wife and have his baby.

I freak out and tell him I will get back to him.
And he replies: “You’re misunderstanding. It wasn’t a question. You’re not going anywhere.”

Mafia Romance Books: lucian

5. Lucian – Bethany-Kris

Lucian Marcello is aware of the expectations following him as the oldest son of one of North America’s most infamous Cosa Nostra Dons. Family in his world is more than blood and sharing a last name. Being a Capo is just a stepping stone until it’s time for him to take on the role of underboss but a chance meeting with her could be the one thing he’d risk it all for.

Mafia Romance Books: king of diamonds

4. King of Diamonds –  Renee Rose

I warned her – I told her not to set foot in my casino again and I told her to stay away. Because if I see her around my suite again, I’ll claim her as my own. And once I make her mine, I’m not going to set her free. I’m the king of the Vegas underground and I take what I want.

Mafia Romance Books: sweet temptation

3. Sweet Temptation – Cora Reilly

After losing his wife, Cassio is left with two small children to care for whilst trying to establish rule over Philadelphia. Now he needs a mother for his children and a woman to warm his bed at night. But in his world, choosing your wife is duty not pleasure. And that’s how he ends up with Giulia.

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2. Salvatore –  Natasha Knight

Five years ago, Lucia signed a contract that meant she would have to give her life away to Salvatore Benedetti. Now comes the time for him to claim her. To own her. And nothing could have prepared her for the man who now rules her life.

mafia romance books Sempre - J.M. Darhower

1. Sempre – J.M. Darhower

Haven Antonelli – a second-generation slave – and Carmine DeMarco – born into a wealthy Mafia family – grew up under vastly different circumstances. Now, a twist of fate causes their worlds to collide. Entangled in a web of secrets and lies, they learn that they have a lot more in common than anyone would think.

What is Mafia romance books?

Mafia romance books include some crazy bad boy characters and some dangerous forbidden love romances. Typically the men in Mafia romance books are portrayed as tough alpha males that are sharply dressed and dangerous. But they always have a soft spot deep inside when it comes to the right woman. Then they become fierce protectors.

What genre is mafia books?

Mafia books can come in a variety of genres. They can be crime novels, such as The Godfather by Mario Puzo. They can also be non fiction, telling true life stories of the mafia world. And of course there are Mafia romance novels aplenty.

Who is the best mafia romance author?

Some of the best mafia romance authors are:

  1. Natasha Knight
  2. Cora Reilly
  3. J.M. Darhower
  4. Julie Hockley
  5. Danielle Lori
  6. Kresley Cole
  7. J.J. McAvoy
  8. Anna Zaires
  9. Kristen Ashley
  10. Renee Rose

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