I found Violet and Andrius very interesting characters! Violet is given to Andrius, and he becomes determined to discover who she really is. They become more attracted to each other. This story held my attention for the very beginning, I just kept turning the pages. But when it came to a dramatic climax, I just cried NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Now I must wait for the next book.
Having to attend the party Sergei has put on for him he’s surprised to see Violet, he’s looked into her but found nothing, but thinks she’s hiding something, when Sergei offers her as a gift to him, he has no choice, he knows what will happen to her if he doesn’t accept, also knowing she’s a liability. Violet knows he won’t hurt her but there’s no denying that she wants him, waking him from a nightmare she knows she see the real Andrius and when she sooths him she sees his desire for her, but the kiss stops suddenly with him sending her away. Andrius doesn’t want to take Violet with him to the meeting but has no choice, he knows she’s hiding something, and Andrius can’t help but test her to see if she will run and can’t work out why he’s happy she didn’t. Making a decision she asks Justina to hep her look hot when they go out, so hot that Andrius won’t be able to keep his eyes off her. There both playing a dangerous game, but when Violet decides she’s had enough of being played with and shows Andrius, has she pushed him to far, and what happens when they both find out each, others, secrets. Does end on a cliff hanger.
In the prequel-The Trap, which I highly recommend you read first but it’s not imperative, Violet Johnson sets out to ensnare her prey..the Russian mob boss, Sergei Allyov. Things do not quite go her way though!
Andrius, hired killer, is now in partnership with Sergei Allyov and has been gifted with a young ‘virgin’, Violet by Allyov. This isn’t exactly the way he wants things to go either even though he can’t deny he is attracted to her.
Andrius as a person goes a lot deeper than a hired killer and gradually we see more and more of his background, and the reasons why he is like is and does what he does. He might be a huge, hot, alpha..no wait..that’s great...he is very handsome but he’s also intimidating as well. Violet is still young and grieving but even through all of that she can still be honest with herself, I really like that about her character.
There are some very good expressions, phrases and descriptions in the story. For example when Andrius is hoping Allyov doesn’t want him to cut up someone’s face he thinks..”..practice my pumpkin-carving skills..” which sounds so much better and lightens a dark scene. One of the best lines I have read is from a character called Justina..”The sexual tension between you is ridiculous. I think I might be pregnant from it..” 😂 Too funny and so true!
There are twists that take you by surprise and shake things up making it an exciting cli