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Mob Star

Mob Star, June 2024
The O’Rourke Brotherhood #2
by Sabine Barclay

Oliver-Heber Books
Featuring: Finn; Thea
385 pages
ISBN: 1648396208
EAN: 9781648396205
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"An O’Rourke finds his perfect match"

Fresh Fiction Review

Mob Star
Sabine Barclay

Reviewed by Annetta Sweetko
Posted June 2, 2024

Romance Mafia

Finn O’Rourke might be second in command of the O’Rourke mob family and he is okay with all that entails. After all, it is family. He has stayed single because he hasn’t found anyone he is interested in enough to bring them into his real life. It takes one racist remark from an idiot at the family bar that brings out the worst in him – and perhaps brings in the best.


Althea Gallagher had been dating Tony for a few months after knowing him for quite a while but it had already gotten to the point where she was ready to be done with him. They just were not clicking as she had hoped. When he gets thrown out and banned from the bar where they had been celebrating, she is shocked when the owner won’t tell her what he said. Even more shocked by the soon-to-be ex-boyfriend was spouting off racial remarks about her. She soon learns the truth and the intrigue she feels for Finn has to be explored.


MOB STAR is the romance of Finn and Althea (Ally to friends and family and Thea to Finn) and the second in the series of author Sabine Barclay’s O’Rourke Brotherhood. Finn is a levelheaded businessman who is not beyond using the force needed for his family. We find he is certainly more than capable of protecting Althea when push comes to shove. Violence is not a complete stranger to the NICU doctor so that side of Finn does not send her running from him.


Having read all of Ms. Barclay’s mafia/bratva/mob books, I have found each one different and just as fascinating as the first one I read. In MOB STAR readers will get to know those who are now in a leadership role of the Irish Mob and how they are trying to overcome the bad rap – one well deserved – from past actions. As a hint, there is a specific code that had been in play for years that no women or children would be involved, endangered or hurt in business. That code was broken and now the new men in charge have to get beyond that and make sure this never happens again.


In MOB STAR there is a lot of action, danger and intrigue that fills the pages along with everyday life trials and a very steamy romance. The family relationships are easily explained so you quickly know who belongs to whom. Luckily for Finn, Althea is more than willing to explore the darker side of Finn and though he is reluctant to let her see all of him, she soon wins out. When you pick up MOB STAR sit back and relax and prepare for a multitude of emotions that this book will pull out of you!

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You’re a fool to underestimate me.

I do more than just run numbers.

I do more than just work for my family.

There’s nothing I won’t do for her.

Touch what’s mine, and you won’t live to regret it.

She’s more than I knew I wanted and everything I need.

She’s light where I’m darkness.

She’s kind where I’m ruthless.

My pleasure comes from her pleasure, and I’ll give her more than she imagined.

There’s no one and nothing more important than her.

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