⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 out of 5
A dark mafia romance story with twists and family deception.
Nadia Turgenev is a Bratva princess who is engaged to the heir to the Oleksei vineyards. After her mother is murdered Nadia finds her mother’s diary from when she was a young woman, before she married Nadia’s father. Since they never had a close relationship, Nadia decides to go to Moscow to her mother’s family home and see if she can discover more about her mother’s life before she married.
Nikolai Markov is a powerful man in Moscow, the man who will take over the family business in the future, but he works with his father for now, a powerful man in the Russian Bratva in Moscow. He is single minded in the family business and determined to get a large contract that will propel his family further into the higher echelons of the Moscow elite. His mind is on one thing the night that his party is crashed by a beautiful woman and her fiancé. Until he finds out that she is from the family that is a blood enemy of his family.
I loved this story and the twists that were revealed were surprising. The deceit, deception of family and the dark world of the Bratva make this story a must read for me. It was as story that I hated putting down and I hated to see end. I give it a 5-star review and encourage readers who like Mafia, Bratva, or stories of family deception to pick it up and read it. This was my first read of a Sophie Lark book, but I do look forward to reading more of her books.