He's dark and mysterious. Quiet and lethal.
An Irish mobster.
Pure sin wrapped up in a beautiful package.
But there's also something off about him.
He doesn't feel anything. He shows no emotions.
Sometimes, I question his humanity.
He hasn't spoken to me in two years. Not a single word.
But we share a secret, he and I.
And if it ever comes out, I have no doubt in my mind....
He won't have a problem killing me, too.
I've slain for her. I'll do it again.
When it comes to Sasha, there isn't a line I won't cross.
I watch her. She doesn't know it.
She thinks I hate her. Sometimes, I think I might, too.
But I'm always there, lurking in the shadows.
Craving her. Trying to keep the beast within at bay.
I'll keep her safe. I'll slaughter anyone who tries to hurt her.
The only thing I can't do...is protect her from myself.
This is a full-length standalone novel full of hot Irish guys with accents. Dark mafia themes throughout. HEA included.
©2016 A. Zavarelli (P)2016 A. Zavarelli
Hello I am addicted to Audible!!! The addiction is real and I need help...more credits that is.....
YES, of course this book is so good and the narration is great. I just fell in love with Ronan and Sasha is book 1 so I am so happy to see them together and well I won't give the story away!!
My favorite scene doesn't exist the book just flowed well. I did like the scene with Ronan and his new dog where he says her name is Dog..it was funny. I also loved the "We need a baby" scene and they are trying to figure out the pamper..funny. Overall I just loved this book.
I did but had to finish it in 2 days..ugh.
I was given this book in return for unbiased honest opinion. This book really is a great story and although it was hot, this book offers so much more. It is just a well written story with a great narrator that does a hell of a good Irish accent. LOVED IT!!
Love listening to audiobooks, and being swept away by a great story and narrator. It's my therapy, and I need it daily!
I love A. Zavarelli ability to write heart-wrenching stories built on the foundation of characters who have suffered loss, tragedies, abuse, and weave a tale that transforms the story into something powerful and beautiful. The stories she writes will speak to your heart, and stick with you well after you've listened to them.
The characters are complex, deep and scarred. Ronan, know in Boston's underworld as the "Reaper", is a trained assassin who's full of rage. He struggles to overcome his brutal past and the harsh training he endured. While he may be a killer to his very core, his heart belongs to Sasha. He's fiercely protective of her, even if he doesn't understand all the emotions she evokes in him.
Sasha's character is strong, and vulnerable. She has "quirks" which she uses as a coping mechanism for stressful situations but they border on OCD. She's facing a heart breaking loss, which has her emotions on edge. When Ronan's protective instincts force him to take action, he inserts himself in her life, and comes up with a plan to ensure she stays with him.
These characters had their ups and downs, and I enjoyed watching their journey bring them closer together. From the tender moments, to the explosive outburst, to the steamy love scenes, their story was awesome. I loved how Sasha and Ronan turned to Crow and Mac for support.
Tracy Marks performance was fantastic, and really brought me into the story. She projects the character's emotions perfectly, and you can feel the angst, worry, happiness etc. In addition, she gives each character their own voice, and you can easily distinguish between them. Crows Irish accent is still one of my favorites! Great job!
I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. This story is absolutely, positively worth a credit, and the time invested in listening to the stories.
I love Crow, hard, but I have to admit Ronan completely stole my heart. There are few books that have made me grieve so much for the hero, be terrified of them, and wish for them to get their HEA so badly. Ashleigh Zavarelli's writing is absolutely stunning. Her novels aren't for the faint of heart, but like other great dark romance authors, they take your breath away on every level.
The audio is performed beautifully by Tracy Marks for both male and female characters which is always a challenge. Her performance is top notch as usual. The Boston Underworld series by Ashleigh Zavarelli narrated by Tracy Marks is definitely a must buy for me. Now the countdown to Ghost!
Good God almighty I want to squeeze Ronan! I never thought I'd ever say that. I didn't think I would like his story as much as Crow, but I honestly loved it so much more! Such a great story, with great narration. Definitely a 5 star listen!!!
Yes, I loved the character development. Its worth a second listen for sure.
THe amount of depth to the characters. Enjoyed the crossover of characters from book to book. This wasn't a super happy type love story, but it was good anyway. I enjoy this writer quite a bit.
Loved her performance. Love her voice and how she narrates.
I'm not that creative.
What a sad story.Sounds alot like what the terrorist today may be doing to these young men and women to prepare them for killing people.A camp to torture to drive a person insane.Luckily Ronin in this story was found and brought into a loving home of his friend Crow,but unfortunately he is so damaged,the man may never know true trust or true relaxation.Sasha going through her own kind of hell,finds a way to connect and start the mending of Ronin's shattered heart and soul.You've got to feel awful for any one or any thing put through these brutal treatments.Good story with lots of heart and soul,a little depressing and dark for my usual though.Tracy Marks did an excellent job with all the characters in the story,giving the men Irish or even Russian accents and the local women who dance at the club,great Boston accent.Great story but not for those of us who want a more happier story.
I have recommended this book to my friends who love a good dark story.
Flashbacks to Ronan's childhood were so sad, the time flash backed to when he turned 8 made me want to hug my kids.
The accents are so real and really make the story.
This book is gritty, raw and real. I think this book will stick in my head for a while. It's not a beautiful romantic love story between Ronan and Sasha, it's a dirty story of love, hurt and plenty of ups and downs.
Wow! Absolutely a 5 star story and listen. Well written, very enjoyable and highly entertaining story. This series just keeps getting better. A. Zavarelli knows how weave one he** of a good story.
Heartbreak, suspense, action, romance, humor, love, secrets and more woven into an intense, gritty, steamy story with flawed hero's who will do whatever it takes to protect what they love from the Boston Underworld.
It takes talent to make the reader fall in love with the Irish Mafia's resident torturer/ henchman/ enforcer.
This is not an insta love story. Sasha and Ronan have been circling each other for a few years. Each secretly protecting the other in their own way.
Ronan is such a tortured soul. His story is emotional, dark and twisted. Which has molded him into the stone cold emotionless "Reaper". Sasha has had to sacrifice greatly to take care of her ill mother and ungrateful sister. Together they save each other from their damaged pasts.
Tracy Marks did a fantastic job with the narration as usual. She pulls you right into the story by making the characters come to life. Her character voices and accents are perfect. Great job with both male and female characters. All around fantastic job.
This audiobook was provided by author, narrator or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom
"Tracy Marks rocks"
Good if slightly disturbing story. Makes a nice change to read something in the Genre that is written well.
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