My review is a five star on Goodreads.
I have never read a book by Esther E. Schmidt, so I was nervous for a couple of reasons. The first, this was book 3 in the series, and the second, I’d not done a review in a very long time. Anyway, from the first page I was pulled into the story and I didn’t want to put it down.
Afon is one of the kind of guys I love. He’s loyal, strong, in control, and above all protective. Andy, the woman he wants has known pain and violence, and believes herself to be broken. This is not the case, not when it comes to Afon. He understands her. He gets her. Above all else, he wants to help her and to show her that she’s not broken, that he’s the right man for her. I like that she didn’t walk all over him and that he asserted his dominance but not in a mean kind of way, if that makes sense. It was necessary to get through to Andy, for her to see that he wants her and that he loved her more than anything. He also never judged her and did everything he could to help heal her.
I’ve not done a review in a very long time so I’m trying not to give away any spoilers. I picked this series up in book 3 and I don’t think you need to read the other books to enjoy this one. Of course, I’m going to because why not, I’m curious about the other characters.
This is a well written, captivating mafia romance. Thank you so much to Esther for allowing me to read an ARC of this.
“AFON” THE DUDNIK CIRCLE #3
Genre: Mafia Romance
Didn’t you get the hint yet? I’m always hungry for a taste of retribution with the need to purge. I’ve drowned in my own blood and welcomed the taste until it fueled me to revive. I’m Afon Nikolin, third in command of The Dudnik Circle. The Russian Mob, in case you need a label.
The woman I claimed as my future wife, without her knowledge I might add, is part of the Italian mob. She has the same taste for retribution, except she almost paid for it with her own life. Revenge can eat you alive, drag you down until there’s only a shell of a person left, or will cost you everything this world has to offer.
With multiple enemies targeting both sides, we have no other choice but to rely on each other. Everything in life is a risk, either with your heart, or your last breath. I’m willing to risk it all when it involves saving her, but will it be enough for the both of us?
*This dark, intense, standalone romance is not for the faint of heart. You’ve been warned.*
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All books in the Dudnik Circle are standalone.
Order of release, for a greater reading experience:
books2read.com/Peacock (character in #1 & #2)