Savage Mafia Prince by Annika Martin
Series: A Dangerous Royals Romance #3
Also in this series: Wicked Mafia Prince (A Dangerous Royals Romance, #2)
Published by Self-published on October 6th 2016
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Where is Kiro?He’s the lost Dragusha brother, heir to a vast mafia empire—brilliant, violent, and utterly savage…and he’s been missing for years.
AnnI'm supposed to be doing simple undercover research at the Fancher Institute for the Mentally Ill & Dangerous, but I can’t keep my mind off Patient 34. He’s startlingly young and gorgeous, but it’s not just that. He’s strapped way too tightly to that bed. And there’s no name or criminal history on his chart. What are these people hiding? My reporter’s instincts are screaming.
Here's the other thing: the staffers here believe he’s so sedated that there’s not a thought in his head, but I catch him watching me when nobody’s looking. Our connection sizzles when I enter the room. When our eyes meet, I know he understands me in a way nobody else ever has.
I’m supposed to follow my editor’s orders—I have secrets, too—but everything about Patient 34 is suspicious. How can I not investigate?
Wow! What a page turner!
This book was not what I expected while at the same time what I was reading made sense. I depicted similarities to the other book in the Dangerous Royal series about the three Dragusha brothers. Each story reflects their family traits while harnessing their individuality. Savage Mafia Prince reminded me of Transcendence with the hero driven by primal clarity and basic survival needs.
Throughout the last two books, Kiro has been a mystery, and he remains so even throughout his story. He’s an observer and a predator, carefully monitoring his surroundings, only acting when it is vital. He has no idea of his heritage and the only family he maintains a connection with are the wolves who accepted him. Kiro’s story is not a paranormal story, even though I had him pegged as a wolf shifter, such was the intensity of his connection with the wild.
The press refers to him as the Wild Adonis, his brothers refer to him as Bratik, and the people who have surrounded him over the last two years call him Patient 34. He displayed astounding powers of survival as 34 and it’s only when an undercover journalist, Ann, suspects something is amiss with his behavior that the plot thickens.
Slowly Ann gains Kiro’s trust, but he senses a connection and sees her as his mate. You can see now where the story had a shifter feel to it. It was about him sensing her emotions and connecting with her. Ann felt the connection too and did all she could to try and keep a level head. They both know they are in danger. Safety for each other becomes their primary concern.
Savage Mafia Prince is more a page-turning story than a Mafia Romance. Kiro is a hunted man who has been kept in the dark about his ancestry and connection to the Dragusha brothers. Underestimated as an easy target, Kiro’s enemies were blindsided numerous times with his determination to fight to the end for Ann and his freedom.
The ending left me with mixed feelings. It was a little too neat compared to the rest of the book. There was a definite air of closure, but I wanted more. I can’t wait to see what Ms. Martin writes next!
4.5 I didn’t want it to end Stars
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