Review: Miles Away by Addison Kline

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Review: Miles Away by Addison Kline

Review: Miles Away by Addison KlineMiles Away From the series: Carrion #1
by Addison Kline
Published by Booktrope Editions on December 14, 2015
Genres: Crime, Suspense
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The mafia couldn't kill him.
Prison couldn't break him.
Going home threatens to do both.

Miles Capadonno has made some mistakes. Once part of the Capadonno crime family, he took the fall for another member of the crime family who once tried to kill him. At age 17, they put a contract out on Miles' head for neglecting to complete a job. It was a matter of priority. Miles went to his dying mother's side instead of picking up stolen merchandise from the ship yard. When you're in with the Capadonno's, whether you're blood or sworn in, when they say jump you jump, when they say kill you kill. Ignoring an order is an offense of the highest degree. When they couldn't kill him, they let Miles take the fall for another Capadonno family member. Now 15 years later, Miles is being released. He is ready to put his past behind him. There's only one problem. There is still a contract on Miles' head. This time, Miles is man enough to collect on owed debts, and he will not back down from the family that stabbed him in the back.

Leticia "Letty" Alves is a saucy Latina and Miles' old high school girlfriend. She was only 16 when Miles was arrested, but she hasn't stopped wondering about the boy who charmed her all those years ago. Now working as a nurse for a home health agency, Letty's priorities are to take care of herself and her 18 month old son, Gabriel. But when Miles walks back into her life everything changes, and suddenly, the family that she had avoided all her life, is now breathing down her neck looking for Miles. Letty is no damsel in distress, though. She's a fighter, and she never backs down from a challenge.

Sparks fly when Miles and Letty reunite. Can they put their differences aside to become one again? Can Miles set down his pride and accept the help and love that Letty can provide? Will Letty get over her resentment over being left so long ago when Miles was arrested? Only readers know for sure.

Welcome to Carrion, New Jersey, where the Capadonno's call the shots. Miles was away for so long, but now the prodigal son has returned. One thing is for sure, the family business isn't ready for a bastard like him.

We received this book/audiobook for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our opinion of the book or the content of our review.



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I’m gonna be completely honest with my review. I loved the gangster plot, the whole Capadonno Family thing was what kept me reading this book, it had some shocking moments that I didn’t see coming and that is one of the factors that makes a book great, and I’m sure there will be more to tell about this crime family. The relationship between Miles and his brothers was so cool and just like the mobster plot, these 4 brothers had so many aces under their sleeves. But…. That was all I liked about this book.

Sadly, there’s no romance at all in this book. Lety and Mile’s relationship was easy. They were in love when Miles was sent to jail and they were equally in love 17 years later when he was freed. No drama to add to this couple, not to mention the three times they had “sex” in this book, there was no explicit description at all, and that is a huge turn off for me.

Another aspect I liked about this book was all the story behind the crime families and how the Capadonno are now in charge of Carrion. But… I didn’t like the lack of realism in it. If it’s a gangster book, the way police reacts to the crimes should be realistic, but they weren’t.

And what really bothered me the most about this book was the writing style. There were so many POV written that it made it confusing, and the changes were so abrupt, one moment you were reading what one character was thinking or seeing, and the next sentence—there wasn’t even a change of paragraph, there was a description of what another character was feeling. UGH! It was annoying.

So, if I didn’t like so many things about this book, you must be wondering why I have 3,5 stars, right? Well, it was because the gangster story was awesome. I wanted to know why Miles was framed for a murder he didn’t commit and I wanted to see how he was going to get his revenge. When I was at 60% of the book I was so sure I didn’t want to read more books of the series—or by the author for that matter, but when I hit the 96% I was a complete mess, and that made me want to read more about the Capadonno siblings, because even the sisters, as crazy as they are, they deserve their stories.

NOTE: Please, know that I’m a romance/erotica/drama suck-up and if a book doesn’t have enough romance or explicit sex in it, it’s boring for me. So, you might love this book, so give it a try, and please let me know what you think about it.


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