Blood of My Monster by Rina Kent
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
“A monster I can’t resist.”
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌏🌍🌏🌎🌍
Character development: 😍😚😉🙂🥰
The heroine: Sasha (a.k.a. Aleksander) – she is from a wealthy Russian family, most of whom were murdered in a massacre. Her uncle tells her that the only way to protect herself and the rest of her family that somehow survived was to join the Russian Army. She is undercover as a man named Aleksander, her hair has been chopped off, she wears bindings around her breasts and is doing her best to not be a weakling, though she is thinner and smaller than all the other brutes in her unit.
The Hero: Kirill – He is the heir to a Russian mafia family in the U.S. To get away from his father, he joined the Russian Army and is now a captain of the special ops. He is every bit as dangerous as that sounds and has honed his body into a killing machine. He is surrounded by loyal men in his unit.
The Story: Sasha is being harassed by some of the men in her unit when she first meets the Captain. She asks him to train her because she doesn’t want to be a weakling and he is pretty sure the kid is really a girl, so he tells her she should leave the army. Though Sasha knows the army is the safest place for her, she continues to try to improve her strength and stamina.
I read the deception trilogy and knew about Kirill and his bodyguard Sasha since then, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to read an entire trilogy or even a book about them. However, I love everything Rina Kent puts out there, so I started this one with a grain of salt and ended loving it from the start. The story started with a bang and I loved the first few meetings between these two. They are both strong characters, though both suffer from nightmares about their respective pasts.
There was a lot of action in this book, the story was intriguing and kept my interest from start to finish, as with most Rina Kent books. Kirill was obviously the same guy that we saw in earlier books about the Russian Bratva (Deception Trilogy, Throne Duet). He was always a handsome but dangerous guy with his own secrets and was always looking out for number one. Kirill is the same in this book, but we get to see inside him in this one and find out why Sasha was with him and still pretending to be a man.
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