Protect the empire at all costs, eliminate any threats, and defeat our enemies.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 out of 5-stars
I have loved the Severinov family from the beginning of the series, Defiance. A family dangerous, sexy, loyal Bratva members who are fighting to keep their family safe and alive, and finding their other halves in the process. Even in the despair they go through over those they could not protect and save.
Alek Severinov is the oldest son of the Severinov family and is second in command until he is suddenly the head of the family. The pressures he has in protecting his family and keeping his businesses going make him a very disliked member of the family. He has too much to worry about and has no time or inclination to let anything get in his way. Even the woman that he has not been able to forget for the past six months since he returned form Sicily. That is until she’s put back into his line of sight and he can’t let anything happen to her.
Gianna Marcone is the only girl in the Marcone family, and she is lucky to be alive, after an attack on her life when she was a young girl. Her brothers smother her and keep her from any danger that could be lurking. She is tired of not living and having someone watch her every move. The one man that she wants told her that she has to stay away. She’s still angry at him for telling her brothers what happened six months ago, when he saved her life, because it only made her brothers more protective of her. She wants to live a normal life and go out and meet someone who will treat her normally, but it seems that she just can’t find that guy.
I loved Alek’s story. He is such a machine but, in this story, we finally find the human inside and the vulnerable side of him. The soft side of Alek is such an awesome side to see. He will do anything in his power to keep Gianna safe and protect her. When he finally gives in to his feelings their story, it’s a beautiful fall for a man who believes that he can’t have what his siblings have. His mind is always on the dark side and he finally finds his light in Gianna.
I give this story a 5-star review and highly recommend this book as well as the full series to readers who like bratva, mafia, crazy women, strong, bada** women, and men. I am looking forward to reading more of Kristin Luciani’s books in the near future. She has The Mob Lust Series that I need to read still.