I was the boy who would never be king. The monster who could never be loved. Gia was just a job. Just another girl caught in a world of monsters. It didn't matter that I liked the look of her. I didn't care that she cringed when she saw my soul.
I liked it. I liked her fear. And I wanted her.
Monsters didn't get to live happily ever after, though. I knew one day I'd have to go back. Because time neither forgave nor forgot.
And neither did I.
Old debts needed to be settled. Enemies punished. It was past time I returned to the family business. I'd been gone far too long.
All my life, I believed in fairy tales. Not the Disney kind. Never those. I always knew life was darker than that. I was the daughter of a foot soldier. The sister of a snitch. A nobody.
Monsters had been part of my life for as long as I could remember, but none as dark as Dominic Benedetti. None as cruel. None as broken.
I had no illusions about what he was. I had no desire to save his soul. And I couldn't care about his bleeding heart.
But love isn't always beautiful. It could be a twisted, ugly bitch.
I'd always known this was the kind I'd find. The only kind that could touch me. Because some of us, we belonged in the dark.
And Dominic and I belonged in the dark.
©2016 Natasha Knight (P)2016 Natasha Knight
I am a huge fan of dark romance and suspense, and Natasha a knight brought both of these to us with Dominic's story. While listening to Salvatore, I took an interest in the character of Dominic, you could see his tortured soul long before the family secret is revealed. The way he he carried himself, the arrogance, the darkness and his drive were all present, but his heart shine when he was near his daughter. Now in his own book we get to see how dark he really is.
We meet Dominic seven years later, and his new profession brings out his darkest side. Here is where he meets Gia, the one who is completely different from all the other girls he has to train for their life into slavery. Not only has he been attracted to her, he has met his match. Every push he gives, she pulls. As the story builds, and we learn all the players and circumstances, we get see what a strong woman Gia is. I especially love dark, alpha males, but strong women characters to me are a must. Natasha Knight is a master at this, giving her strong male characters equal counterparts. We get to see Salvatore and Lucia again, but I have to say, my favorite scene was with Dominic and Effy. Tears were brought to my eyes! Oh, and I have to mention the hot, sex scenes...scorching!
I listened to this book, and Michael Pauley was the perfect pick. I have heard him narrate a lot of books, and as soon as I saw his name, I knew this was going to be an incredible audio. He brings the darkness through flawlessly and makes you feel every emotion both Dominic and Gia feel. You could not have had a more perfect performance.
It was a great audio book. It was very high up in the ratings.
When Dominic interacts with his daughter. It is a bid sad that she doesn't realize that he is her father and not just "Uncle Dominic".
He makes you feel as though you are living the adventure.
As stated above, all the scenes with Dominic and his daughter were very moving. It was hard for him to not acknowledge her as his daughter even though he knew it was for her own protection.
Just another super great Natasha Knight book. Need I say more!
I listened to the first book and I was very excited to see Dominic's story. wish that the third brother, Sergio's story could be told but unfortunately he is dead... although it could be written as a prequel.... Just an idea
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