Love & Violence by Jade Marshall and Lila Fox

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Sins of the Father, 1

The Esposito crime family and the Fallen Legion MC have been at war for as long as anyone can remember. Violence and bloodshed are all that anyone has ever known. But a run-in between the perfect mafia princess and the psychotic club enforcer is about to change all that.

Fate has given them a chance at happiness outside of their families, but nothing is ever as simple as it sounds. These mates will have to end the war, survive trials and tribulations, and find a way to get their loved ones on board before they can live out their happily ever after.

Is there any way for love to flourish where death thrives? Or will it all be over before it even begins?


The door slams shut as I press her up against the hard wood. My thigh is between her legs, pressed up against the heat of her pussy. Her slick cream coats my skin, and I feel my control start to slip. My lips fuse to hers in a hash kiss, taking everything I need to stay sane until I can fully claim her.

A throaty moan escapes her as my lips travel the length of her neck before I suck a nipple into my mouth. Aryanna is writhing in my grasp, her slick cunt humping my thigh as she tries to find some kind of release. Her hands are twined in my hair, pulling at the strands. She is so lost to the mating lust I doubt she knows what she’s doing.

Dropping to my knees, I look up the length of her body to find her hooded gaze locked on me.

“We both need something to take the edge off, Babe,” I say as I lift one leg over my shoulder. A blush steals over her face and chest. “I’m going to feast on this pussy until you come on my face, and then we can get ready to leave.”

“You can’t do that, Draven!” Aryanna protests while trying to lower her leg.

“The fuck I can’t.”

Pinning her against the door, I run the flat of my tongue through her folds, lapping at the sweet slick that has gathered there. A hum of approval vibrates through my chest, and my little mate moans loudly, no longer bothered by the scandalous nature of what I’m doing.

Her hips undulate as she fucks her cunt into my face, demanding more from me as she chases her own pleasure. I slip a single finger into her tight channel, slowly pumping in and out of her. I wrap a hand around my painful erection and work the length when I feel her orgasm growing close. I may not be able to fuck my seed into her this time, but I still want to come with her.

“Draven! Yes, oh God, yes,” my mate screams loudly as her orgasm crashes over her, her pussy rippling and gripping my finger.

Pride swells inside me, knowing I have brought my mate pleasure, and my own orgasm sets off. Ropes of thick white cum splash against the door and tiles. Leisurely, I lick her spasming cunt until I have wrung the last of her orgasm from her.

“Aryanna…” I kiss her lips when I stand up.

“Draven,” she all but purrs in my arms.

“I promise, when we get where we’re going, I will fully claim you.” Honesty coats every word that leaves my lips.


Product Reviews

Score: 5 out of 5 (based on 38 ratings)
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Fated Mates
Written by Kwebb on 29th Oct 2023

A great story with shifters, MC and Mafia all thrown together when Draven meets Arianna. But for some reason their fathers hate each other and would never allow them to be together. But fate has other ideas. I can't wait for book 2 in this series. This has so many of my favourite book themes in one story Mafia,MC and shifters.

dark shifter romance
Written by GoRogue on 29th Oct 2023

A dark, heated shifter story with a hint of the classic Romeo and Juliet romance given the backstory of fated mates Draven and Aryanna.

Cat Shifters for the win!
Written by Destynnee on 29th Oct 2023

He used to be what people would classify as an attractive man . Mid-thirties, dark hair, clean-shaven, nice suit. It’s exactly what made him the perfect predator. No one expected it. -Psych Love & Violence Book 1 of Sins of the Father by Jade Marshall, Lila Fox 88 pages Publication date June 13, 2023 I received a copy of this book from Booksprout and the Author, and this is my review. Please, watch out for possible spoilers, including but not limited to, TW/CN/Etc. Possible TW, Tropes, and Genres Mature, Explicit, Novella, Romance, Erotica, MC, Mafia, Paranormal, Alpha Males, Cat Shifters, Paranormal, Crime, Thriller, Suspense, Short Story, Breeding with Pregnancy, V card, Kidnapping, Torture, Bareback, Fated Mates, Bonded Mates, and possibly more. This was a quick, steamy and at times violent read. And I fucking loved it. I want more NOW. I loved, the MMC, and the FMC from the moment they were on the page. I really do hope we get more of them, and a few other characters we see in this book, in others. If you are into Mafia Motorcycle Clubs Alpha Males Shifters, especially cats Soft, tender, and loving fmc MMC who's bloodlust allows him to take out the worst of the worst This might just be the one for you! 5/5 stars -Destynnee

An emotional rollercoaster ride when a mafia princess and an outlaw biker are mates
Written by Charleann D on 29th Oct 2023

Psych got his name for the things he did to make people give him the information he wants his torture is off the charts cruel .After torturing the last person who recused to talk Psych panther is fighting to come out.So he gives the order of what to do with the mans body an leaves his panther wants torun.So he gets to a forest an undressed an lets His panther out they run and run .Craven asks the cougar that shifts into the most beautiful woman he's ever seen.His panther wants to claim Aryanna.She says you shouldn't be here my father will kill you he kisses her then says he will be in touch an takes off. Will these fated mates find away to be together? Will his sister ever except that Dom is her fated mate?There are so many twists an turns to this story you will be riveted til the very last page.I can hardly wait to see what's next by this multi talented author.

Written by Tina S on 29th Oct 2023

Great but I wish it was longer. Loved the action and romance between the two families. It shows that love can prevail.

Engaging fated mates romance
Written by LBing on 29th Oct 2023

This was an engaging series opener with a plot along the lines of Romeo and Juliette. Aryanna is a mafia princess and Psych is in an MC... They are both shifters so things are tricky on all levels ;) These two had to fight hard and almost lost more than there love. I'm quite curious to see how this series will continue to unfold ;D

Love & Violence
Written by Amd2662 on 29th Oct 2023

Aryanna/Dravan aka Psych. Cougar Shifter/Panther Shifter. Rival Families. Hatred. Dangerous. Violent. Threatened. Fated Mates. Determined. Desperate. Happiness. Sadness. Tortured. Attraction. Taboo. Desire. Affection. Virgin. Consensual. Acceptance. Wonderful characters and endearing story. Love. HEA. Gripping.

Written by amy b on 28th Oct 2023

Two amazing authors joined together = one hot and delicious story. The characters were amazing and really brought the heat and the drama. Look forward to more!

Love & Violence
Written by Danisbooksmut on 28th Oct 2023

An interesting start to a series. Draven or Psych as is his road name is part of an MC club ran by his father. Aryanna is the daughter of a Mafia boss and enemy of the afore mentioned MC club. The only problem is they are shifters and Draven and Aryanna are each others fated mates. What follows is a secret mission to be together no matter what happens. Truths will come to light in this fast paced read and the reason for family rivalry will be revealed and it comes as a shock to most. The romance goes from 0 - full on very quickly but that's normal for fated mates. There's a lot of talk about the lust they feel for each other and little about their lives outside of the relationship however the dual POV does let us as the reader know more about each character and the lives they lived before meeting.

Written by Mreads90 on 28th Oct 2023

It was a good read! I loved this couple and can’t wait to read more from this Author! Five star read!

Love and Violence
Written by Loubie73 on 28th Oct 2023

This book is really good. It has an interesting plot that could have gone in a multitude of different directions and different endings. I really liked the story but I’m greedy and because it was so good I really wish it was longer and had more detail. It could easily have been twice as long and been even more brilliant. I’m excited for the next book.

Great Series Starter
Written by tburbr on 4th Jul 2023

This was a great start to a new series. This dynamic duo has provided us with entertaining characters that will keep you coming back for more. I can't wait to see what they have in store for us next.

Awesome first book in series!
Written by Ash J on 4th Jul 2023

I really enjoyed this paranormal romance book that also dealt with the mob and MC themes. I loved the characters of both Draven and Aryanna. They were fated mates whose families did not get along at all. There was a little steam and a lot of action and adventure. I really liked both their siblings as well and can't wait to get to their story.

Don’t miss this!!!
Written by Brooke T on 4th Jul 2023

I absolutely love Jade Marshall and Lila Fox and with both teaming up and writing Love and Violence was a-freaking-mazing!!! I enjoyed the characters and the world they created. I was sad when it was over. I’m excited to see what they bring next in this series!! This is an enticing mixture of MC/Mafia PNR. I loved the characters, they were complex and had chemistry. The story line was original and action packed. I loved the spice it was fan myself hot.

Shifter romance
Written by mooredeba on 4th Jul 2023

I really liked this story. I did not look to see what it was about when I chose to review it. I have no really read shifter books before but I found I liked this one. It’s an easy read and a sweet story about fated mates.

Physc and Aryanna
Written by Ann L on 4th Jul 2023

Physc and Aryanna are an interesting couple, to find that his mate calms him is phenomenal to him, from the first page I was hooked.

Really good book
Written by Bobby's Dark Angel on 4th Jul 2023

Wow this is a very good novel I really enjoyed reading this book great characters great storyline this is book 1 in the series

Fated Mates, shifter romance
Written by Vicky N on 4th Jul 2023

What do you do when you find out your fated mate is your families mortal enemy? Anything you can to be together! This story had me sobbing in places as we wait to see if they will survive to become the family that they want to be. A great read which I read in one go.

Written by Debs48 on 4th Jul 2023

A different read for me but enjoyed the writing of the story from the authors it gave plenty of detail of both sides from the beginning a quick read but enough time to understand the dynamics but what does the future hold for both sides

Must Read
Written by Danee on 4th Jul 2023

I enjoyed this story, and it held your attention right away. The characters were great and there is action, suspense, danger but also a lot of steam and hot moments. The chemistry and attraction keeps going despite the twists and turns. I recommend this book to read it is very worthwhile.

Written by Lynn on 4th Jul 2023

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. A great story. How can they come together when their families are enemies? When their families find out they capture Draven and take Aryanna. They beat Draven and he is slowly dying. Aryanna being his mates can feel that and she finds him because she wants to die with him.

Very good & quick novella
Written by Sarah ES on 4th Jul 2023

Lots of spice and everything nice for an MC romance. There is action and steam with a little deception added to make this novella shine!!

Driven and Aryanna
Written by weaveswife on 4th Jul 2023

I really loved this! We have Draven, an MC panther shifter. And we have his fated mate Aryanna, a mafia princess and cougar shifter. They have loved close to each other for years and have never crossed paths. Until one day Draven decides to let his panther run. I adore fated mate stories. I love how much they feel for each other right away. This was no different. The hatred between their families was a great dramatic addition. I enjoyed the whole story and the ending was great. I looking forward to Dom and Rylee's story.

So good and hot.
Written by Sherry on 4th Jul 2023

This book sucked me in from page one. A great start to a new series. The plot had a good flavor and flow. The main couple had sexy and steamy chemistry between them. I can't wait for the next one in the series.

Love & Violence
Written by Stacii on 4th Jul 2023

Draven and Aryanna’s story is a paranormal MC/Mafia one that has these two fathers not liking since the hate each other due to a woman. But they are fated mates and need to get their fathers on board. She is the mafia princess and is out when not supposed to be and he’s his dad’s MC enforcer doing a run in the woods when they meet. Good drama, suspense and intrigue, well written story

Written by Diana A on 4th Jul 2023

I have read other books from.this authors and this felt different, maybe because of the collab, but I truly enjoy it. It was a fast, easy, nice reading that kept me in suspense and anguish. Really enjoy it.

Loved it!!!
Written by Amy J on 26th Jun 2023

Loved reading Love & Violence. This book was a fast read for me. Draven found his true mate Aryanna and I loved their story. I can’t wait for more!!!

Love & Violence
Written by Kim W on 26th Jun 2023

Love & Violence by Jade Marshall, Lila Fox is a good, and enjoyable mc shifter paranormal romance read. The story has a great entertaining story line with some really some twist and turns. The characters are great, and they have great chemistry. This story is a very entertaining page turning romance read with paranormal Romeo and Juliet feel. I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

Good book
Written by Jamee h on 26th Jun 2023

This is an overall pretty good book!! It has some twist and turns and the characters have good chemistry. I would recommend reading this

Written by Lisana on 26th Jun 2023

This book combines several tropes: shifter, mafia, mc, fated mates and forbidden love. At first glance, it may seem surprising to find all these tropes together, but it works. And it works really well! Everything is well balanced, and it's an exciting read. The characters are well written, and you can really feel Draven and Aryanna's emotions, at their best and at their worst. This book could easily have been 100 pages longer, and I would have enjoyed it just as much. There's never a dull moment, and I was really disappointed when I got to the end of the book, wanting it to go on and on. I can't wait for the rest of this series, which, if this first volume is anything to go by, will be fantastic!

Fated mates what a great start
Written by JudyCh on 26th Jun 2023

Wow I thought this would be just a regular mafia story but it was about a mated panther and cougar and just enough action and must to keep my heart happy and now we wait for her brother and his sisters story.

Love & Violence Book 1 of Sins of the Father
Written by Makeen on 26th Jun 2023

Lila and Jade’s Love and Violence is a short story about shifters who are in a MC and are enemies of mafia shifters. Draven is a panther with the nickname Psych in his father’s MC. Aryanna is a cougar and mafia princess. Their fathers hate each other and both are cruel but especially hers. They are fated mates and will do anything to be together. Lots of emotions, danger, and sexual tension is packed into this novella. Lila and Jade have written an action heavy story with family trauma, violence, and very spicy scenes. Draven and Aryanna have a multitude of complications to overcome, but their connection is strong. Great story, a HFN, and hopefully her brother and her best friend gets their mates!

Fast read with steam & drama --LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!
Written by Andrea R on 26th Jun 2023

This book packed a HUGE punch--loved it can't wait for the next book in the series. First book was pure enjoyment!! So much information and drama and steaminess packed into a fairly short read!! A+++

Written by Gkp2460 on 26th Jun 2023

Love And Violence is the great, fast paced, PNR retelling (of sorts) of Romeo and Juliet. Psych and Aryanna are the epitome of opposites attract. Even though their families have been enemies for years, these two soon find they're meant to be and Psyche has no problem living up to his name. He'll go to any lengths necessary to protect his mate, no matter who he has to go through to do it. It does end on a cliffhanger and you do need to be mindful of the trigger warnings but you won't be disappointed in the story. I can't wait to see how Dom and Rylee work out their journey.

Loved this
Written by 75_SweetestBook on 26th Jun 2023

This is a fast read that is full of action. Mafia that has wolf shifters, fated mates and lots of spicy smut. Loved this story and wish it was longer.

great read
Written by PHOENIX96 on 26th Jun 2023

Psych and Aryanna come from rival fractions one mafia the other MC, but whilst they may be rivals there these two cant deny their attraction as their fated mates! but can they ever be? well written a twist on Romeo and Juliet, with dark themes, desires action and i cant wait for more!

First shifter book
Written by CarKar on 26th Jun 2023

This is the first shifter book I have read. I liked it. I love that Draven and Aryanna didn’t question that they were fated mates and did everything they could to be together. Oddly, Rylee’s reluctance to be with her Esposito mate is really intriguing to me. I’m actually looking forward to reading her story. I’m really glad that Stefano can’t get in the way any longer.

Written by Tina S on 26th Jun 2023

Great but I wish it was longer. Loved the action and romance between the two families. It shows that love can prevail.