Wicked Mafia Prince (A Dangerous Royals Romance, #2) by Annika Martin
Series: A Dangerous Royals Romance #2
Also in this series: Savage Mafia Prince
Published by Self-published on July 26, 2016
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Ever since killing the love of his life—beautiful mafiya assassin Tanechka Stepanov—Viktor has lived in utter torment. Now, years later, he comes upon a nun who will never show her face.
Viktor becomes convinced that this is Tanechka herself—that she has improbably, impossibly survived. Is it obsession? A figment of a guilty conscience? Or is this his second chance?
Victor is a man who suffers from the guilt of not trusting the woman who was his other half in life, love and battle. When he feels her presence once again, he becomes dogmatic in his attempts to right the wrongs of his mistrust. This is the second book in the A Dangerous Royals Romance series and to fully appreciate the story, you need to read it in order, beginning with Dark Mafia Prince. Each book introduces you to one of the three brothers, who they say will all rule together as one. While each book highlights a particular brother, it does so while they search for the one brother whom they have not seen since he was an infant.
While on a mission to stop a human trafficking syndicate, Victor is sure he has found the woman he had long assumed dead. He feels her every move, he watches the predictability in her mannerisms, at the same time as not being able to convince others it is her that he sees. The romance is a slow burn. A battle between dark and light, good and evil and ultimately God and the unbeliever. Two strong, determined warriors hang on to what is faithful to their beliefs. Victor is ruthless in his determination not to bend and bring his Tanechka life again. Tanechka refuses to drop her guard and can not be anything other than who she sees herself as.
“I’m the man who will keep you from your god until you remember you’re a devil.”
Their situation seemed frivolous, a man trying to change the past. It shows how the past is set in stone and the experiences they won’t forget nor dismiss what they have endured. Victor has faith in their untenable connection and is hell-bent on resurrecting her through reconnecting the missing pieces. Tanechka is not the woman he once knew and while she does all she can to convince him otherwise, he is adamant to do what the old Tanechka would want him to do – fight for her! This book is aptly titled the Wicked Mafia Prince, because he will stop at nothing to get her back.
Initially, I struggled to get back into this series. There have been a few books in between when I read the Dark Mafia Prince and this book. Usually, I can pick up a memorable storyline with the ease of familiarity, but this wasn’t the case this time. Was it the beginning or was it my head-space when I began to read, short of reading it again, I have no idea. When I finally fell into the rhythm of the writing, I didn’t want to stop reading. The patient planning added to the crescendo of the suspense which placed the setting for a brilliant dramatic showdown.
What I struggled with:
*getting back into the story again
What I loved:
*the reference to rubic’s cube
*being true to yourself
4 Shining Stars
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