Book Review: The Power of A Woman by Leddy Harper/ Gina Whitney 

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Dec 16 2015

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Jordana Albanese grew up in a world spun with lies, secrets, and multiple sins. Her father, Gene—reigning king in the Mafia for the last decade—never protected her from his underworld dealings—La Cosa Nostra. She learned at a young age that in order to survive in her world, one must be dominant. She wore the shield of control on a daily basis, but she deeply yearned to slip it off and dispose of it. Except, letting it go would mean letting it all go. And she didn’t want that. She learned of a compromise—where she could only let go of control in private, behind a closed door, while receiving orders from him. Not simply to be controlled, but to be dominated. The only problem was that her ambitions cut bone deep. Deeper than a belt across her ass. Deeper than the marks from the restraints he used to subdue and pleasure her. The permanent marks left were not visible to the human eye. They were profound wounds—scars—on her soul that only she could experience and draw strength from.

And that’s where she found the perfect balance in the two. Her submissive tendencies served her well in the bedroom. While in public, she was every bit as dominant as her male counterparts.

3.5 Review 

“You challenge me on the deepest level, while claiming my heart and soul.”

A mafia story about loyalty, trust, and love.

This story begins with Jordana… she’s a mafia princess. She’s a tough girl trying to prove to herself in a world ruled by men. Jordana has everything she wants… except power. She loves to intimidate men.. she loves the power she has over them but as soon as she meets Stefan everything changes. She loves the power and all the things Stefan does. 

Their relationship is a normal Mafia type of relationship I guess. I really enjoyed the way Stefan was… he sweet and a bit dirty. 

Jordana thought she was able to take care of things on her own but it turns out she was not. I felt like a lot of the times Jordana was her worst enemy. She was very up and down. One min she was ready to do everything with Stefan… but there were other times she was unsure of herself. 

Overall, the story was good.. not great. i do think there were things the authors could’ve done with Jordana’s brother and the war between the families. i don’t normally see HEA in mafia books but this story does have a happy ending.

furthermore, if you’re looking for a mafia story with a dirty talker and a HEA then this story is for you.


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“Don’t worry, Tesoro. I’ll make you forget,” he whispered as he stared into my eyes. Still seated deeply, he began to move. The sensation of him inside of me…filling me…overwhelmed and yet completed me in one thrust of his hips.

His fingers gripped my waist painfully—but I relished in the pain, knowing Stefan was the one causing it, and wanting more. However, I didn’t push my luck. He gave, and I graciously accepted.

“Say my name,” he demanded.

“Stefan.” I was confused, but played along, trusting him like he’d asked me to.

“Say it again.”


“Who are you with?”


“Who’s inside you right now?”

“You are.” That’s when I realized his intent. He wanted to remind me, force me to acknowledge that I was with him, not Zeke. I was safe and protected. He would not hurt me, and I had nothing to fear.

“Tell me who you belong to. Who this pussy belongs to.” He circled his hips methodically, punctuating his words.

“I’m yours. My pussy is yours.”

“No one else’s.”

“No one else’s,” I repeated his words back to him.

His lips attacked my neck—sucking, kissing, licking. “Tell me you’ll never offer yourself to anyone else ever again. No matter the reason. No matter what.”

This was what I craved—him between my legs, deep inside of me, his demanding mouth on my body. Endorphins dizzily swirled deep within me, making me forget the torment my body had been through for days. “It’ll never happen again. No matter what.”

“That’s fucking right.” He pumped deeper and my eyes rolled back. “Eyes on me, Tesoro,” he said gruffly. Sweat began to bead above his brow, and the sounds we made together were downright primal, carnal. He then began to push into me—harder, more forcefully and steadily—until my pussy began to milk his cock. “Oh, fuck. The way your pussy grips my cock… I will never get tired of feeling that.” He began to move at a blurring speed. His dirty mouth rested against my ear, spewing filth. The kind of filth that lifted me, not degraded me.

He reached down, carefully bending my leg up against my body for a better angle. Pain pinched in my thighs, but the way his hand caressed the ache, as if he knew it was there, soothed it. He ground himself into a screaming orgasm, the soreness in my battered canal bringing me my own pleasure. Instinctively, I reached out to him, needing to grab onto him, to anchor myself to him in some way. I began to free-fall and I didn’t doubt he’d catch me. His eyes met mine and something passed between them. I didn’t know what, though. He removed my hand, quickly kissing it.    





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Leddy Harper

Leddy Harper had to use her imagination often as a child. She grew up the only girl in a house full of boys. At the age of fourteen, she decided to use that imagination and wrote her first book, and never stopped.

She often calls writing her therapy, using it as a way to deal with issues through the eyes of her characters.

The decision to publish her first book was made as a way of showing her children to go after whatever it is they want to. Love what you do and do it well. Most importantly Leddy wanted to teach them what it means to overcome their fears.

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Gina Whitney

She’s published six novels. Blood Ties, Beautiful Lies, Saving Abel, Forgiving Gia, Avenging Us, and Luca. She’s currently working on a joint project with Leddy Harper called The Power of a Women. This is tentatively scheduled for release December 6th and is a Mafia/BDSM themed romance.When she’s not writing, you can find her with friends and family. She resides in Massapequa, NY with her two beautiful boys. Reading has always been a passion and obsession of hers. You can usually find her typing furiously while shouting obscenities over her latest WIP. Her guilty pleasures are: a good laugh, being snarky, espresso, Pistachio ice-cream, alternative music, sunflower seeds, I.P.A’s, twizzlers, and above all steamy swooning angst filled novels. She’s pathologically obsessed with anything to do with royals, Games of Thrones, White Queen, Vampire Diaries, Homeland, SOA, The Vikings and The Originals. If you’d like to chat, hit her up on Facebook or Twitter.

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