Sara's Review: Black Sheep (Dirty Mafia Duet #1) by Meghan March
REVIEWER PURCHASE PUBLISHER: Audible Original
NARRATOR: Andi Arndt RELEASED: July 2, 2019 GENRE: CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE LENGTH: 6 hours and 28 minutes FORMAT: EBOOK, AUDIBLE
Every family has a black sheep. In the infamous Casso crime family, that black sheep is me—Cannon Freeman. Except I’m not a free man. I’ve never been free. Not since the day I was born. I owe my loyalty to my father, Dominic Casso, even if he won’t publicly acknowledge me as his blood. I’ve never had a reason to go against his wishes… until I met her. Drew Carson turned my world upside when she walked into my club looking for a job. Now, my honor and my life are on the line. Going against my father’s wishes might buy me a bullet straight from his gun, but black sheep or not, it’s time to make my stand. She's worth the fallout. 3.5 (FOUR) BOUNDLESS STARS
I read and listen to a lot of books, and I average about 150 a year. So unless it stands out to me, I don't remember details years later. This book revolves around Cannon who was introduced in the Diry Billionaire series. He is Creighton's BFF. I listened to the Dirty Billionaire series back in 2017 and didn't remember any of it. I only know Cannon was Creighton's BFF because of snippets from this story. This was driving me bonkers because what happens between Creighton and Cannon is referred to a lot and I don't remember it. This bothered me so much that I spent most of the audiobook first trying to remember which book Creighton was from then trying to remember what happened. It was extremely distracting. I will note that I went back and read my review on Dirty Together, which said:
"The one issue I had with Dirty Together was the "shocking" twist with Crey's father. It just felt forced and weird. But we will see if she does anything with it."
I guess March finally did something with it. I wish there hadn't been so much of a lag time between books. I think I would have appreciated this one more if I was fresh off Dirty Billionaire. I did see the there is a reading order on March's website: https://meghanmarch.com/reading-order/ This may be my next reading/audiobook project.
Overall, this is a sexy ready in March's style, which I love. I am curious to see what happens next. I am giving Black Sheep 3.5 Boundless Stars.