Murder, Mayhem and the Mafia
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌏🌏🌍🌎🌏
Character development: 🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂
The Hero(s): Kyle Hunter – Kyle is a trained assassin and is very good at his job. He left the Bratva for 7 years, but came back and is now bent on revenge against both the Russian and Irish mobs in the city. He plans on destroying both. He is the son of one of the Bratva leaders but blames both the Irish and the Bratva for his childhood. He was sold to a group that groomed assassins from a young age and taught them things like how to survive torture by torturing them.
The heroine: Rai (Raina Sokolov) – She is the the Grand-niece of the current Pakhan (head boss of the Bratva). She runs the Bratva’s legitimate company V Corp. which has huge profits and they are currently funneling the profits for use in their war against the Irish.
The Love Story: Kyle and Raina were married in an arranged mafia wedding, though by the end of Throne of Power they have obvious feelings for one another until something happens to tear them apart.
I love Rina Kent Books because you can always count on a stellar dark romance with an awesome story as well. This book had mystery, blood and steamy intimate scenes. Kyle and Raina had tons of chemistry and a bit of a twisted relationship but it works for them. Kyle is a bit messed up due to his upbringing but he owns it and Rai is the perfect foil for him.
There was a ton of Mafia in this one, not only was there the Russians and the Irish, but the Bratva had alliances with the Chinese and the Italians while the Irish went in with the Albanians. The Albanians are some crazy Mofo’s, so there was a lot of action as well. There are a few shootouts, some kidnappings and a few informants involved. I loved the story and how it all tied in with the romance.
I voluntarily read & reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts & opinions are my own.
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