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- File Size : 2456 KB
- Publication Date : August 18, 2020
- Print Length : 166 pages
- Word Wise : Enabled
- ASIN : B0898VH46P
- Language: : English
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #42,106 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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It's not the darkest book I've read, but it is about in the middle of the sliding dark scale. While I don't think it's dark, in fact, I would have loved to see a bit more, it's not for everyone. Emilio goes through the wringer in this book. He's so naive and innocent to the dark parts of the world and I wanted to just hold him and take him away from everything.
Allesandro is a mafia boss who is controlling, twisted, and sexy all at the same time. He uses Emilio to his own benefit, along with the rest of this inner circle, whom he calls 'boys'. He trains and torments them until they're nothing but loyal to him. Emilio is set to become one of these boys if he can survive what Allesandro puts him through that is. I love the idea and can't wait to see how it comes into play in the other books because it's such a unique way to create loyalty. Or is it? I don't trust one of the characters. I've been doing this a long time and can sniff out a traitor very efficiently, I hope I'm wrong but I don't think I am. Which will make for a very interesting turn in the other books.
Like I said, while this isn't the darkest book I've read, it does have some parts that will make readers pause. It's different it's its portrayal of 'dark' and 'kink' (none of the kink is consensual so make sure you heed the warnings!)
What I loved the most is the ending. Yes, it's a soft cliffhanger, but that's not the surprising part. It's the way it comes about. Normally I'm good at picking those kinds of things up. If it were any other book I would have seen what's coming from a mile away, but because I was so caught up in the characters and the storyline, I missed what was coming. Which is brilliant. It's so hard to catch me surprised as I read a LOT and can pick up on things so easily. I didn't in this book and when the revelation came about I was like 'OMG, I need book two now! Because I need to see the ramifications of this.'
If you're looking for a new series that will consume all of your waking thoughts then you're going to want to pick this one up.
What I liked about it was the plot, or at least as far as it goes, because I didn't got the sense of an ending, so I'm expecting more on this story. I also liked Emilio. I would like to feel more emotion from him but there were also some very good moments. I liked the ending and its promise for something more. I also likwd Luca, he seem to have such a minor part in the story a the moment, but i can see him taking a bigger part in the future. I would love to see what will come next to this characters.
What I didn't like about it. Well, Emilio was nice but he also lack a few things i like in a character. He hadso little fight in him. It was frustratikng to see him just take whatever come his way. I still liked him though. I didn't liked Alessandro at all. And it got nothing to do with his villain status, since I'm generally more attracted to them. It was about his, not at all subtle, way to show his power. His contant need to remind the reader how bad he is, mostly with hard estatements instead of with subtle actions or emotions. I see him as a weak leader instead of what he seem to portray to others. I would love to see him down.
Overall i liked it. Not loved it as I expect, but it was an enjoyable read and i expect to keep reading more, since it seem to only be a part of a series.
Did I mention dark?
"Graphic violence and extreme sexual situations." Please, heed the warnings!!!! This is not a drill. Ms. Kenzie is not kidding around.
That said ... I can't wait to see where this goes. Allesandro is a freaking monster. Seriously, he is a horrible man. He shatters an unwilling Emilio (his "toy") into a million pieces. But Emilio is smart. He's not like Allesandro's previous boys. He's playing a game, and I wanna see what this tortured kid comes up with.
Also, prepare for a cliffhanger that's gonna have you screaming.
PS: DARRRRRK!!!!! Darkdarkdarkdarkdark DARK!!!!
If however, you like your men on the sexy, dark and kinky side then this is a must read. I don't like to give spoilers in my review but will say both the "villian" and the "victim" here are fascinating characters. The story is told from their points of view but we also get to know more about the rest of the "family" and how they all interact as well.
The story is well flushed out and the world building is amazing! A must read.