Children of Ambition (Children of Vice, #2) by J.J. McAvoy

Children of Ambition (Children of Vice, #2)

"Show me a strong woman and I’ll show you the scars on her soul that made her so.” Everything I’ve done, everything I will do…no remorse. The world is a vicious place for a woman. It’s even crueler to the daughter of the Ceann na Conairte—discarded, married off, left powerless… But I am no ordinary daughter of the mafia. Unlike every other mafia family, my mother was Melody Callahan, Bloody Mel, the Don of the Italian Mafia, and the...


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TitleChildren of Ambition (Children of Vice, #2)
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Release DateDec 20th, 2017
LanguageEnglish
GenreRomance, Dark, Suspense
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Reviews Children of Ambition (Children of Vice, #2)

  • SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
    2017-04-02
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐! Children of Ambition, book 2 of 4. Mob princess Donatella Callahan was born to reign & the hero who found her might just give her what she deserves! “I would have left you out there and thrown this ring back at you if I saw weakness. I see what your enemies see, a sleeping dragon. I’m the only woman who can make sure everyone knows you’re awake.” Books in Children of Vice series should be read in order:Book 1: Childre...
  • Hulya Kara Yuksel
    2017-04-17
    Holy shit! That end...WTF happened? 😮😮😮
  • Ashi- A hopeless romantic girl :D
    2017-05-22
    3.2 "this book is no romance" starsWell well well! The first time J.J McAvoy left me astonishing was when i first read Ruthless people and met the apple of my eyes MEL AND LIAM 😍 After that i decided everything related to callahans will be golden and i'll buy it closing my eyes 🤗 Which after children of vice#1 i knew was a wrong conclusion🤗 They were good too but not to the level i was expecting!Alas i was kinda dissapointing while readi...
  • Deborah
    2018-03-31
    3.5*I delayed reading this for two reasons.Firstly the ending of the previous book Vice. I wasn’t sure I liked where this was heading and so I held off. I know, I know I should have had more faith.Secondly reviews came through mentioning the cliffhanger ending and since I’m not a huge fan of cliffies I held off and I’m so glad I did.Before I start my review I have to say that I absolutely loved the whole Ruthless People series and Vice and ...
  • Betul
    2017-04-19
    "My mother used to say everyone is ruthless, they just don't know it. I say, it doesn't matter if they know or not, so long as I'm the most ruthless of them all. As long as I am not ruled."Lately, I haven't been able to find really good Mafia/Organized Crime romance books, however I can always depend on J.J. McAvoy to deliver outstanding stories in this subgenre. In many organized crime books the story feels fake, and the actions of the character...
  • MischaS_
    2017-12-20
    “If a man wants my heart he’s going to have to find it and then just take it because I don’t offer it to anyone.”After loving the original series and being disappointed with Ethan's book, I almost didn't read this one. You see, I never really liked Donna. Well, I'm really glad I still read it. This one was super fun; I was constantly laughing. There were so many great comebacks! :D And to be honest, (view spoiler)[Gabriel (hide spoiler)] ...
  • Lučka
    2017-07-26
    What can I tell you!? I live for this series and its characters. Ms. McAvoy could write 300 pages how the Callahans suffer from the bad case of diarrhea and I would still give it 5*, that's how much I adore them. I can't explain why, I just do. If you're a fan of this series you should go in blind. I won't spoil it for you, I'll just babble in this review.I think it was better and very different than the first one in this spin-off series, but com...
  • Melanie (mells_view)
    2017-12-30
    If beauty was a woman’s armor, I had more than enough to slay a dragon.I honestly have no words. This book was NOT what I was expecting. Not by any stretch of the imagination. I actually really really loved it and Dona. Can’t wait to see what comes of her in the future. I think that this book is definitely a beginning to something I am more than ready for even though i didn’t know it was coming. Also I’ve seen many people complaining, but...
  • Anahita
    2017-12-21
    WowI really enjoyed reading this book.OK I should be honest, I was judging Donatella from last book till the middle of this book :D but from some point I start understanding her and liked her.I enjoyed the presence of Gabriel in the story he made me laughed a lot, and the way he made the Callahan's crazy it was fantastic =)) I'm looking forward for the spin-off.The plot has really intrigued me and I was shocked by the ending (view spoiler)[I can'...
  • -S♡
    2017-12-29
    ★4 Stars! Children of Ambition...“Show me a strong woman and I’ll show you the scars on her soul that made her so.”am·bi·tionnoun \ amˈbiSH(ə)n/a : an ardent desire for rank, fame, or powerb : a desire to achieve a particular end c : a strong desire to do or to achieve something, typically requiring determination and hard work.
  • Amber- Leave Me Alone I'm Reading
    2017-12-23
    I love this series! This was not at all what I was expecting, but it was perfect. I loved getting into Dona’s head and I can’t wait for more with her and Gabriel. That ending though! I knew it would be a doozy and JJ did not disappoint!
  • Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
    2018-03-06
    3.5 -4 StarsDonatella Callahan.......The only daughter of Melody and Liam Callahan of the Callahan Mafia Family. Being the strong, feisty, stubborn, loyal sister to her brothers, Liam and Wyatt, has its difficulties. Wanting power and obtaining power is an evan bigger struggle for Donatella. But life without her parents also brings a lot of responsibilities and an even bigger awareness that she will never have the power that she craves because sh...
  • SimplyƝì₭
    2018-04-11
    What an epic SAGA. Read this book. I was just dumbfounded the entire time.
  • Tarsoaga Madalina
    2018-06-27
    👑🔫👑🔫👑 5 stars of "dyeing wolf-dog" stars. I enjoyed the first book but this book... oh this book was at just at another level. The suspense in this book was killing me. You don't really get what it's going on until the very end of the book. But god do you get to know the characters. This story is a character build one and it's so beautiful. Sincerely I was a little nervous going in this book. After the end of the first one I w...
  • Doris
    2017-12-23
    Review to follow.....have to think on this one for a minute.Well it took me few days to think on this one. I only gave Children of Vice 4 stars this time around. I still am a great fan of this series but for some reason I didn't consume this story as eagerly as I thought I would. Yes, it was good and Ms McAvoy I do apologize to Donatella for thinking worse of her. She did show that she is a true bad ass and yet she shows her kind heart as well. T...
  • Bella
    2017-04-26
    ★4 Stars★I'll get to this book in a second. First I have to get over the motherfucking SHOCK of what the FUCK just happened in the sneak peak of book three... Seriously. WHAT. THE. FUCK?! How the fuck long do we have to wait to find out that was a joke?! Because shit just got real. Really fucking real. Now this book - It was awesome! Just as I knew it would be. Melody's mini-me was every inch the hard-hearted, feisty, Mafia Princess I expecte...
  • Dawn
    2017-11-24
    Ok, this review is going to be a little hit and miss, simply because there is absolutely NO way I can spoil any of it for you. First and for most Donatella, she is the very definition of a "Love/Hate" relationship. I was not very fond of her in Vice, she came off as an entitled brat. But in Ambition, we really get to know what makes Dona tick. She is power hungry and nothing will stand in her way... or maybe one person will. But who, Ethan; Wyatt...
  • Marcella
    2017-12-30
    WOW!!! I was not expecting this!From the first book Dona came off as bratty and childish, like a 5 year old not getting her way so I wasn't entirely excited for her story. Oh boy was I wrong! This was almost as good as Liam and Mel's story! Maybe that's because it resembled their story so much but oh well I'm all for it! I've had in my head that she would end up with Toby but no no no! Her man is gorgeous, arrogant, charming and just as stubborn ...
  • Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
    2017-12-21
    SPOILER-FREE REVIEW 4.5 STARS‘Attraction is important. But love…That comes from two people forming a bond. Knowing that one person is always in your corner. Will always stand by you. Fight with you. Love is what happens when you are fully and brazenly able to trust and depend on another person.’We have loved this series from the moment we read JJ McAvoy’s words. A ruthless mafia romance with an intricate family bond that separates love fr...
  • Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
    2017-12-21
    SPOILER-FREE REVIEW 4.5 STARS‘Attraction is important. But love…That comes from two people forming a bond. Knowing that one person is always in your corner. Will always stand by you. Fight with you. Love is what happens when you are fully and brazenly able to trust and depend on another person.’We have loved this series from the moment we read JJ McAvoy’s words. A ruthless mafia romance with an intricate family bond that separates love fr...
  • GimmeAllTheWerdssss
    2017-05-22
    #thatending #neverlikedheranyways #Chicagowillburn #PrincessDona
  • Caroline
    2017-12-27
    « Show me a strong woman and I’ll show you the scars on her soul that made her so. »That end… Wow. I can’t wait for book #3: Children of Redemption #theMadDoctor to be released. Hurry March 8!
  • Juliana Alves READ *--*
    2017-12-30
    '3.5' Esperava um pouquinho mais.
  • sparklesandbooks
    2017-12-19
    For anyone who dares to venture into the second journey into children of the vice. Prepare to question everything you know, because this book is the definition of plot twist and cliff hanger.
  • Yumna Muzafar
    2017-06-28
    i have so much to say about this book. throughout the story i wondered why is nothing happening between dona and gabriel. now i understand. the author is planning an entire new spin off... well i really wanted to explore their relationship further so its a good thing. the cliff hanger blew my mind. never in my wildest dreams had i ever thought that jj would kill off ivy. ethan is going to be crushed. i think its the callahan curse. ethan is going...
  • Laetitia
    2017-04-09
    WOW, WOW, WOW. This book was waaayyyy better than Children of Vice and I love Ethan but Donatella is in a class all of her own. The way Vice ended, I was worried for the family but never doubt the loyalty of being a Callahan and our girl did not disappoint but she was restless and power hungry. Dona is Melody's daughter and like her mother before her she needs power and the internal struggle she was going through was crazy and I felt bad for her ...