A Wattpad story written by Autumn Summers, Menacingly follows the story of Angela and how she winds up falling for a Mafia man.
It sounds a little weird at first because you rarely find yourself having to deal with these kind of men (Mafia men obviously) but reading Angela’s growing love for her captor, it was rather nice and different to stories I had read before, but was it a good read? Let’s see!
Based around Angela’s new-found love with her captor, Adriano, the book’s plot doesn’t deter from the main story and offers the reader all the seduction and tears that they desire. From the passionate encounters between the two to the clashes they have, the plot successfully leaves the reader wanting to know more and even feeling sympathy for certain characters.
The plot also looks at the Mafia life and the rivalry that Adriano’s family has with another Italian Mafia family, and despite this being more subdued at the beginning of the book, the influence that the rivalry has on the two characters is big as you progress, making the plot juicy and addicting!
Additionally, I found that the chapters were balanced just right between these two major story lines and had a great effect with each and every character in this story, leaving no character behind and ensuring the reader has feelings for everyone and fully allowing the reader to indulge in the plot and the drama.
Plot Rating: 4 out of 4 Stars
The main character was called Angela and she was someone who had gone through quite a tough time, leaving her relatively timid and jumpy. She was co-operate and patient, and even though at times she kind of got on my nerves because all she seemed to be was a puppy, I actually grew to like her. She was different to others I had read because she wasn’t overly strong or outspoken. She was fragile yet as the story progressed, she managed to gain a resilience whilst maintaining her fragility.
However, one thing that made me think she was completely dumb was the fact that she couldn’t figure out what Adriano did for a living. All the hints were there yet she seemed oblivious to what Adriano was – a gangster.
Speaking of Adriano, I found that I had mixed feelings towards him. He was hot one minute then cold the other (insert Katy Perry song here) and seemed to have an issue telling Angela his true feelings, and although I can see why he had such an issue doing so, it only made me roll my eyes. He was fighting his feelings then letting them be free, and even though it was tiring to see this occurring again and again, I really liked how he turned out in the end. He was protective and absolutely adored Angela, making me feel all gooey inside just reading how he felt about her.
As for the other characters, I found that even though they weren’t in much of the story, they all had dimension to them and felt real. You could get a clear image of them and what they were like, allowing the reader to have feelings towards them whether it may be love, hate or annoyance. One character in particular who brought out happiness in me and made me smile was Mike, Adriano’s younger brother and absolute flirt. Despite not being a major character, he definitely affected the story to the same degree and brought characters together. Everyone had a part to play, and I loved that.
Character Rating: 3½ out of 4 Stars
I was absolutely addicted to this book and managed to finish it within two days! It was utterly entertaining and hard to put down, therefore I consider this book definitely gripping.
Grip Rating: 2 out of 2 Stars
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I am a sucker for romance books, and the romantic content in this book had me thirsty for more! Autumn Summers delivered a very entertaining book worth recommending that had me laughing, crying, smiling and sometimes leaving me on edge!
Overall Rating: 4 + 3½ + 2 = 9½ out of 10 Stars
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