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Publisher's Summary

From USA Today best-selling author Parker S. Huntington comes a steamy, slow-burn love story full of second-chance romance.
 

“If ever I am gifted the opportunity to betray you, I’ll take it. If life hands me the chance to destroy you, I will. Today. Tomorrow. Ten years from now. I will always seek revenge. And you will never stop looking over your shoulder.”
 

Ten years ago, I crushed Damiano De Luca’s heart, vowing false promises I never delivered.
 

The revenge? Didn’t happen. The destruction? As if I could. Betrayal? Not. A. Chance.
 

We were 18 when I left, taking my secrets with me. Now at 28, there’s no trace of the jaded mafia prince with the protective streak.
 

He’s crueler. Colder. More calculated than ever. And he’s glaring at me from a funeral pew, looking at me and my wedding ring like we should be the ones buried six feet under.
 

The war is back on, but I’m not that teenage girl anymore. This time, there will be blood. And it won’t be mine.
 

Damiano De Luca is a full-length stand-alone novel in The Five Syndicates mafia romance series.

©2018 Parker S. Huntington (P)2019 Parker S. Huntington

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Mafia Love Just So Stunning!

Damiano De Luca (A Second Chance Mafia Romance). The Five Syndicates Series, Book 6 should be listened to after the prequel Renata Vitali as it gives you a glimpse into the lives of Renata and Damiano De Luca. I absolutely love the characters and are drawn to them. A perfect twist swrls through the pages with a dose of mystery infused. The narrative is captivating and writing style is crafty and belletristic. I absolutely loved the epilogue and how it ended.


Narators Zachary Webber, Desireé Ketchum performance was impeccable. I absolutely loved everything about it. Perfect Intonation as well as their reflections. A perfect duo naration. I absolutely love these two narrators and I think they fit the characters and genre perfectly.

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Magnificent

Damiano DeLuca is the 6th book in The Five Syndicates Series. This novel was gripping and engrossing, filled with secrets and lies, twists and turns, it was so much more than just a romance as there was much bigger story being played out which just blew my mind.
This novel evoked so many emotions from me, I laughed, I cried, I mourned, I swooned, I just felt it all. Parker S Huntington outdid herself with this novel, I was hooked and could not put it down. This series just keeps getting better and better with each now book, the stories evolving, yet always tying back to a central character to come full circle.
Damiano DeLuca was another phenomenal addition to this series. This page-turner was well-crafted and layered and I absolutely loved it. Definitely worthy of a 5 star status I would highly recommend this novel to all lovers of Second Chance and Mafia Romances.
After reading the novel, I listened to the audiobook version which was narrated by Zachary Webber and Desiree Ketchum. Can I just say how much I loved their voices. They brought the story to life infusing so much emotion in the story, I was sucked into their performance. It was an absolute pleasure listening to them narrate this novel.

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One of my favorite audiobooks to date!

I loved the narrators, they were perfect for bringing this book to life!
The story was full of want and need and deception and twisted lies. I was sucked into Renata’s world and couldn’t put the bin down! It was steamy and angst filled with such a good HEA!

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Damiano & Renata!

Looking for a great mafia, suspense, second chance romance? Look no further, this story has it all! Parker S Huntington weaves Damiano and Renata's story, 10 years after we first saw them meet. It's sexually charged, has brilliant character and is everything I love in a book. Second chances, especially in the five syndicates does not come easy, and these two have a touch road to find their way back to each other. Plus there is a twist in this book I didn't see coming that is oh so sweet! Loved it, loved the epilogue with a reunion of all the characters I have come to love and can't wait to see what Huntington has in store for us next.

Zachary Webber and Desiree Ketchum are the perfect choices for this story. I am so glad they continued their narration after Renata. Webber has a way of giving Damiano a darker vibe with his voice as he is commanding with his family, and at the same time, has a softer side with Renata. It shines through and makes us love Damiano. Ketchum is Renata, with a feisty and passionate voice, giving her that spunk and bravado. I love her as she becomes the character and makes her so realistic. The duet is wonderful and a fantastic listen.

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AWESOME STORIES

This author is AMAZING and each story was interesting and well written. The narrators were good too!

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Great Read

Damiano De Luca: The Five Syndicates was a great read by Parker S. Huntington. This book is a great second chance romance for Damiano and Renata. Damiano and Renata knew each other ten years ago when Renata crushed Damiano's heart. She left him when they were eighteen and took many secrets with her. He's no longer the same, hes cruel and cold. They are thrown together again when they attend a funeral and it ignites the war between them again. He sees her sitting in the church pew with a wedding ring on her finger. I really enjoyed listening to Damiano and Renata's story. Zachary Webber and Desiree Ketchum did a great job of narrating the characters. I can't wait to read more by Parker S. Huntington.

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Highly Recommend!

I loved the relationship that the characters shared. How after so many years they still had such an intense connection and that Damien was so confident that they belonged and would end up together.
I liked how the majority of the book was based around the main characters love story (and this author especially knows how to write great romances) but there was also the mob drama going in the background that kept it a little suspenseful and provides some extra drama.
And I’m a sucker for a HEA and this author does an amazing job at that as well. Highly recommend this one!
Both narrators did an amazing job and made the characters come to life. Their voices were authentic and didn’t feel forced. I especially love Zachary Webber’s voice, I’m pretty sure I could listen to him read the dictionary all day and be perfectly happy.

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Amazing series

I am blown away by this amazing book. Word for word, page for page, it kept getting better and better the more I read. Love, love, loved Damiano and Renata. Can't wait for more books. Zachary Webber & Desiree Ketchum did amazing narrating.

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HEAD OVER HEELS IN LOVE WITH THIS AUDIOBOOK!!

Okay. Let me first say... These narrators are absolutely PERFECT for this book. Zachary Webber is ALWAYS astounding and one of my favorite narrators. Ever. I mean. HELLO! He's got the sexiest voice. He puts so much into his performances. He's got one of those voices that leaves you utterly captivated. Desiree Ketchum is quickly becoming one of my favorite narrators as well! She's the perfect voice for Ren; her performance a perfect compliment to Zachary Webber's Damiano. Duets like this one; where the two people narrating bring an amazing story to life - this is the type of audiobook I LIVE for.
Parker S. Huntington is absolutely amazing. This book - this series (Renata Vitali is book one) - quickly became one of my most books read this year. Her characters are so well thought out and relatable; its so easy to find a connection with them. These mafia stories are so different from others that I've read; I was glued to my kindle and phone until I ate up every single word.
Damiano De Luca continues Ren and Damian's story from the prequel (also available and amazing but you dont necessarily need to read it before reading this one..you just should - you wont be disappointed!) I absolutely loved every single word. Renata is such a strong, beautiful heroine. She's got one heck of a backbone. I love her sass and how smart she is. And Damiano.. WHEW. Boy does he set your kindle on fire. He's cunning, intelligent and smoldering sexiness all rolled into one. Alpha possessiveness is one of my favorite traits in a hero, and Damian definitely had that in spades. I loved Ren and Damian's connection. It was a bond that was so strong - it couldnt be broken despite the years spent apart. These are the types of things I SWOON over when reading a great book. When your tummy takes that nose dive? You know you've got gold.
I highly recommend this book..this series is a definite must have in your library.

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One of the best second chance and mafia romances!

Parker Huntington keeps wowing me after every story she writes. Zachary Webber and Desireé Ketchum did an amazing job narrating Damiano De Luca. De Luca is super charged and utterly addictive character! I loved and couldn’t get enough of the angsty and sexually charged story! Second chance storyline and a mafia romance? Yup, a few of my favorite things!

I’ve just started seeing Miss Ketchum in a few different narrations. I’ve enjoyed her narrations so much thus far and I keep see clearly that she is going to quickly move up to a favorite female narrator. Of course, Mr. Webber was enjoyable to listen. I’m really not sure this man can narrate anything that isn’t pure gold. De Luca was pure gold!

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  • 11-06-20

First love and second chances

I really enjoyed this story, the narration by Zachery Webber and Desireé Ketchum was what brought the story to life for me. I've been a fan of Zachery Webber for a while now and he never seizes to disappoint.

I loved the quotes and references to other books within this story and it had me looking up the books which Damiano and Renata were reading. I loved the dynamic between them and enjoyed the storyline.

This was my first 'mafia' novel and my first Parker S Huntington book, definitely going to see which of her books to read next.

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  • joyly55
  • 06-16-20

Emotional second chance romance

The one drawback to this story was the amount of flashbacks which were repeats of scenes from the prequel Renata Vitali. Apart from that it's a very moving storyline with plenty interesting characters from previous books in the series. The narrators did an excellent job in making the story come to life.

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  • Vanessa Leighton
  • 04-10-20

Delightful

This series is absolutely amazing. The characters are so well developed and the world has been so well built that you feel like you are watching the characters rather than listening to their story. They are passionate and twisted and amazing

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  • 10-09-20

Great story

Loved the story. Not read Parker S Huntington before but are now looking at her other books.
It was the best audio book I’ve heard so far really enjoyed how it was a duet. Zachary and Desireé knocked it out the park

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  • Amanda panda
  • 10-14-19

It’s ok

It’s ok, found it frustrating to listen too as I had just finished the previous book and found it was repetitive of the previous books chapters.
Narrators were good - especially Zachary Webber.