I loved this one.
Reaper is Ronan who was brought up from a very young age at some sort of para-military cult that was preparing for war. Basically they raised kids until age 8 in some sort of dormitory
Led by one woman where they took very basic schooling. Once the kids hit 8 years old they meet their Dad one night at some sort of odd ceremony with an obstacle course like test that s impossible to pass. Then they begin training which is basically torture for the next 8-10 years, for the ones that survive.
He ends up a sociopath with no ability to feel emotions other than rage, though he is a highly effective killer and he is also very good at getting information through torture. However, he doesn’t enjoy it, he just does it because it is what he is good at. Crow says at one point that Ronan doesn’t know what to do when he is not following orders. He was programmed that way from a young age and he wasn’t sure that could be changed.
What Crow doesn’t know, is that Ronan fell for Sasha the first time he saw her. When he saw that her boyfriend was abusing her, Ronan killed him without the approval of the Mafia, and the boyfriend was a made man, at the time even higher than Ronan.
What I really liked about this book was Ronan himself. He is a killer and torturer. So strong and silent, he doesn’t talk to Sasha because he is basically afraid and unsure of himself. He has never really talked to women or been with a woman even though she thinks he is the ultimate man. The sex is very steamy and so hot, but he takes off right away afterwards, thinking he ruined things. He is so adorable, but also so badass and he likes her so much but has no clue how to express it.
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