This is the continuation of Raze and focuses predominantly on his sister Talia and the man that he rescues in order to honour his best friend who he fought in a death match.
Zaal, known as 221 has been a slave for twenty years and forced to kill brutally and without hesitation. Raze wants retribution and as well as wanting to bring the men down who kidnapped him and many other young boys to turn them into underground fighters, he wants to help the man who is the long lost twin brother of his dead best friend.
Talia is a Russian Mafia princess who is completely spoiled and rebellious. at first she is frustrated that her brother has bought this shell of a man, dirty and beaten, to their house in the Hamptons, but he intrigues her and can’t help but watch on the CCTV as he is locked up in the basement, withdrawing from the terrible drugs in his system.
It pains me to say this, but I did not enjoy this book as much as the first, I just did not feel a connection to the characters, in fact I felt that the heroine was extremely shallow and one dimensional. There was a huge case of the insta-love which did not feel believable to me, one minute she is feeling sad that she thinks she will never find her true love, and then as soon as Zaal turns up she realises very quickly that she loves him. A bit convenient I thought, I needed more build up in that respect.
The sex scenes were great, but I think Talia was more interested in getting off than actually helping this poor man with his mental heath.
Overall, I liked it but it wasn’t my favourite by this author. I really hope that the third instalment Ravage will follow a different format than the first two in order to make the romance element a bit more unique.
ETA – I have just read the blurb and it sounds really different, I am very excited to read it.
Reap is part of a series. A dark romance, told in multiple POV’s
ARC gratefully received from the author in exchange for an honest review