WHERE THE SUN HIDES
(Seasons of Betrayal, Book One)
Bethany-Kris & London Miller
In places where the sun can hide, the darkest betrayals are made.
Violet Gallucci and Kazimir Markovic have grown up in the same city, but on opposite sides of the game they call life—Violet, an Italian principessa della mafia, and Kaz, a Russian Bratva heir. Lines have been drawn, and they know not to cross them.
Their paths crossed once, a long time ago, but when they meet again, the territory and rules set out by their families that have kept them separated seem to bleed away.
She's more than her last name …
He’s more than a Russian …
But secrets from the past—and the people determined to keep them hidden—have other plans for Violet and Kaz.
They should be enemies.
It could mean war.
This is just the beginning …
From authors Bethany-Kris (The Chicago War) and London Miller (Volkov Bratva) comes a thrilling, sexy new series—Seasons of Betrayal. Where the Russians and Italians clash in culture, mafia … and love.
Ooh, this new series by Bethany-Kris and London, I dig it! London’s a new-to-me author, but not Bethany-Kris. As much as I keep telling myself no more series for me, I keep getting sucked in. Here’s one good example of that.
It’s like Romeo and Juliet set in New York with the mob backdrop; she of the Italian Cosa Nostra and he of the Russian Bratva. Meeting once as children, these 2 moved on with their merry lives until their paths cross again.
They were forbidden to cross paths but it just kept happening anyway. The one event that started this all brought on more consequences, no thanks to Violet’s friends, and that’s what got the ball rolling further down the forbidden path that neither anticipated.
Violet was one lost girl. She wasn’t doing well in school. She has friends who were not real friends. She was “daddy’s little girl” who had to abide by all of her father’s rules. She’s got no voice in that household, sadly. Yet, I admit, I wasn’t always able to empathize with her. But what I got loud and clear is how she felt about Kaz. Not just in words but in thoughts. How can I not?!? Even I can see why!:p
Kaz, Kaz, even with the circumstances at the end, he’s DA man! I love how self-assured he was, how protective, how tough, how caring he was with his family… umm, how hot he was *winks* and how dirty his mouth could get *giggles*… And I got loud and clear how affected he was by Violet, right from the start… sigh…
The 3rd-person narrative threw me off at times. With dual POV, the transition wasn’t as seamless in my head at times. But I’m pretty sure it’s just me. On the whole though, if you’re a fan of mob romance and ready to lose yourself in a series, this is definitely a good addition. There’s a love story for sure, there’s violence, there’s substance, there’s suspense, there’s drama, there’s heat. Oomph!
Now I wait for book 2… and on that note, crossing fingers that Ruslan gets his story too. *nudge-nudge*
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