Review of “Reaper: Boston Underworld, Book 2”, by A. Zavarelli

Wow! I thought that Crow: Lachlan and Mack’s story was excellent, and combustable, but Reaper: Ronan and Sasha’s story was just as excellent, combustable, and heart wrenching. I loved reading Ronan’s story and getting to know him more. These guys are all men of honor, loyalty, and toughness. They emit an air of men who will kill you if you look at them the wrong way, and while it is true, they also have hearts and find the one woman who makes them whole.

Ronan is the man beside Lachlan who will do anything to protect his brother and best friend. He is an awkward man who never learned what love is or how to show his emotions or to know what they are when his body begins to react to different situations. He’s a quiet man who observes everything around him and takes note mentally of everything. He is quick to learn things when he watches and he is loyal to those who have the honor of being someone he cares about and trusts. Trust is not an easy thing for Ronan, but the few who have it know that he will do anything to protect them.

Sasha is a young woman who was brought into the MacKenna Syndicate because she was protecting her mother and her little sister after she was noticed by one of the foot soldiers and he decided he wanted her. He wasn’t a good man though and her life became miserable while she was with him. She became a stripper for the bar owned by the Syndicate to keep her mother home while she was suffering from cancer. Her younger sister finally went to California for college and she didn’t have to worry about her.

Both Sasha and Ronan have secrets and they share one big secret. They both avoid each other and dance around the fact that they really care about each other. Ronan because he doesn’t know what to do or how to react around Sasha, and Sasha because she is angry that Ronan won’t speak to her and that he ignores her.

I absolutely adore this series and cannot wait until I can read the rest of the series. I have read and listened to both Crow and Reaper through Audio and felt that it was so much better by hearing the Irish Brogue, the Boston accent, and the story being told to me. I love the covers too. I highly recommend this book and the series to anyone who likes Mafia romance with a bunch of strong women and Alpha men. I give this story a 5 star review and look forward to more of the series when I have a break in my review schedule.

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