Roan Diamond’s loyalty to the family may be obligated by blood, but nobody ever said he had to love them all, right?
As the next in line to head the Diamond dynasty, he has loose ends to take care of, and one of those is his brother Royal. Yet his plans for revenge fall apart the minute he lays eyes on Alina—Royal’s ex-girlfriend, who also happens to be the daughter of the rival Solokov family.
As a mafia princess, Alina Solokov knew it wouldn’t be easy when she made the decision ten years ago to leave the family for a new life at a college in England—but betrayal is often a dish served cold by those who you love the most. Now, back in the United States after a job offer that she couldn’t refuse, her new found strength is pushed to the limits when Royal returns to claim her for his own.
When the man who captures her heart amongst the chaos is front and center in a lifestyle she swore never to return to, can she hold her ground and fight being sucked back into the black hole that is the mafia underworld? Or will Roan’s love be worth the ultimate sacrifice?
✯✯5 Incredible Stars!!!✯✯
Kathy Coopmans has done it again! I have wanted Roan story since I met him in The Wrath of Cain. Except he was known as Manny. It was at the end we learned his story and man was he a force. I thought I was prepared for Roan story. But, yea I wasn't.
Roan Diamond is next to takeover his family dynasty. But, he's got a problem making everyone's lives miserable. He's brother Royal. Who has spent his life abusing, attacking and threatening Roan. That hasn't changed. Royal has been in hiding and is like an evil ghost. Taking people out without ever being seen. Last he saw his brother was when he attacked Roan and his cousin Calla. Roan has a plan to get Royal out of hiding. His ex-girlfriend and daughter of his families rival. Alina Solokov.
Alina left years ago. She does not agree with her families business at all. She left after she broke it off with Royal and didn't look back. Royal hurt her bad. In a way that nobody should deserve to be hurt. Alina has never told anyone except for one person what Royal did to her. Alina spends her time either working or with her BFF/roommate Diedre. Alina knows that Roan has been following her and she does not appreciate it.
Roan knows he can not go thru with his plans to use Alina. She's too special and he know insists on doing anything he can to protect her against Royal and anybody else. Alina at first looks at Roan and all she sees is Royal. But, she learns very quick that's not the case, Roan is nothing like his brother. He might be a dangerous man. But, he also very loving, caring and would do anything to protect his family and everybody else he cares about. ESP Alina.
The more time Roan and Alina spend together the harder they are falling. Alina knows she is safe with Roan. So safe that she tells Roan her deepest darkest secret. And, it guts him. No wonder she left without a word. It made Roan want to kill Royal even worse then before. She made him promise not to say anything. But, Roan just couldn't do it. Alina is the only daughter of a bunch of brothers. One more dangerous then the next.
Roan quickly earns the respect of Alina's brothers and parents. Now, the Diamonds and Solokovs are teaming up. Their mission is to find Royal and keep Alina save by any means necessary. It's not an easy task. Royal seems to be one step ahead of them at every turn.
This book was filled with crazy non-stop action and hot, steamy chemistry. Every time I thought I knew what was coming or prepared for it. Kathy proved again and again how good she is. Roan and Alina are perfect together. Alina is a spitfire and not afraid to back down to anyone. Not Roan, her brothers, her mom or her father. Roan is a protector of those he cares about. Yet, he's such a teddy bear. Roan and Alina brought out the best in each other. The next book needs to hurry up and hurry up now! ESP with that cliffhanger ARGH