⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 out of 5
Wow! A businessman that keeps his legitimate businesses in London but is a Bratva Pakhan that hides his Bratva dealings in plain sight. She’s plain, a nerd and yet he can’t get her out of his mind. She is not his usual type and everyone around him questions his motives when he brings Cassie into his personal business and then has to protect her because she lied to him. Konstantin Silvanov is a rich, powerful man. He walked away from Cassie once when he found out she was engaged, but now she has been put right back in his path and he won’t walk away again until he’s had his fill of her.
Cassie has a job that she thought she really wanted, and enjoyed doing it until her fiancé, and a manager at the company she now works at, thanks to his help, decided that she was not enough for him and cheated on her and then broke up with her. Now Cassie’s life is not a sunny as it once was. She finds herself in a situation after a night of drinking and going home with a guy for a one-night stand, and the man that she dreams about finds her in his kitchen. Could things be any worse for Cassie? As a matter of fact, now that she is back in his path, yet.
I loved this story. After reading The Soldier and getting the background on Konstantin and the meeting of Konstantin and Cassie, I wanted to read The King, and I could not wait for The War after reading it. The characters in this Duet have been through a lot and this story really takes them through so much more. Konstantin and Cassie did not have an easy childhood, and they are so different from each other in life, but their circumstances bring them together and they have to figure out what they are feeling and fight for what they want. Cassie is so unsure of herself and her confidence and childhood almost hold her back from what she could have. She’s afraid in her situation, but she feels safe with Konstantin. I loved the characters, all of them, and the story is full of action, betrayal, danger, and some steamy scenes. I give this story a 5-star review and highly recommend it. I look forward to The War: Bratva Blood Duet Part Two.