Author: A. Zavarelli
Series: Boston Underworld
Release Date: August 25, 2016
Genre: Dark Romance
Audiobook: Narrated by Tracy Marks
This series has been an unexpected surprise. A. Zavarelli was a new to me author before I started devouring the books in this series. I’m very impressed by her writing! Book 3 features the developing relationship between Talia and Russian mobster, Alexei. Their story is completely unconventional, but these two flawed characters are absolutely perfect for each other.
I have to state upfront that this book is not for everyone. This is definitely a dark romance and deals with sensitive subject matter. The first few chapters feature very descriptive rape and abuse scenes. If that’s a trigger for you, avoid this book. The theme throughout, centers around Talia’s experiences after being sold as a sex slave. Anyone sensitive to that subject matter will struggle with this book. I actually struggled for a while, but knew it would be worth it in the end. And it was SO worth it! I love stories of redemption and over-coming unbelievable hardships. Both of these characters have that in spades. The story is both hard-breaking and beautiful.
Audiobook review: In a word – Awesome! Tracy Marks does a fabulous job making each character sound different. The accents are definitely a nice touch! She nailed it.
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