Thursday, May 19, 2016

Book Review: Reaper

Title - Reaper
Author - A. Zavarelli
Series - Boston Underworld #2
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Published - May 24th 2016
Format - Kindle Review Copy
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He’s dark and mysterious. Quiet and lethal.
An Irish mobster.
Pure sin wrapped up in a beautiful package.
But there’s also something off about him.
He doesn’t feel anything. He shows no emotions.
Sometimes I question his humanity.
He hasn’t spoken to me in two years. Not a single word.
But we share a secret, he and I.
And if it ever comes out, I have no doubt in my mind…
He won’t have a problem killing me too.

I’ve slain for her. I’ll do it again.
When it comes to Sasha, there isn’t a line I won’t cross.
I watch her. She doesn’t know it.
She thinks I hate her. Sometimes, I think I might too.
But I’m always there, lurking in the shadows.
Craving her. Trying to keep the beast within at bay.
I’ll keep her safe. I’ll slaughter anyone who tries to hurt her.
The only thing I can’t do… is protect her from myself. 
I received Reaper in return for an honest review from the author. Reaper is the 2nd installment in the Boston Underworld which tells the story of Sasha and Ronan who have spent the last couple years with a secret each attempting to protect the other. Sasha has issues she was forced to make money to take care of her little sister and her mom’s health was failing so when the job to strip came knocking she couldn’t pass it up. Two years ago things were bad she was dating a guy who at first was great but quickly revealed his true side as an abusive boyfriend who threatened her sister. When one night he’s abusing her everything changed, Ronin see’s what’s happening and saves Sasha.

It’s been two years since Sasha’s life changed but it didn’t instantly go for the best instead she was blackmailed by Donny into being his girl but she never stopped thinking about Ronan the silent guy who saved her but never speaks to her. Sasha watches as Ronan does his work on Donny saving her from yet another abusive relationship but it’s just one of many issues that Sasha has going on in her life. Her mother is on her death bed and her sister doesn’t understand why she won’t just walk away. Ronan is one of the killers in the syndicate known as the Reaper with a tragic past. Together they find what they are both missing in their lives and a whirlwind romance.

I like Sasha because she did what she needed to do to protect the ones she loves even if they don’t understand. I don’t even know where to begin with Ronan other than I adore him and the more I learned about his tragic upbringing the more I was sure he was perfect for Sasha. I love the way that they complement each other and how accepting of him she is. I admit I’m not a fan of insta love but this really isn’t your typical insta love story it’s so much more. I loved both characters they stole my heart.

I admit I didn’t read the first in the series because it’s a standalone within a series so all the characters are new to me. This is also my first novel with the mafia concept which I found fascinating to catch a glimpse into a world I don’t know much about. Reaper is an emotional that captures the heartstrings tugging on them all through the whole story leaving me with happy tears. I loved the sweet romance between Sasha and Ronan it was perfect considering the world that they live in. I love the character even the supporting characters which I can tell are from the prior book they just felt so real. Sasha and Ronan are have wormed their way into my heart as one of my new favorite couples. The story is beautifully written the author’s an amazing storyteller she captured my heart as well as my imagination. This is my first novel by the author but I know it won’t be my last I’ve become a fan and can’t wait to read more of her books. I highly recommend you check out Reaper it’s going to be a book hanger that will be tough to get over.  

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