Title: Savage Mafia Prince
Series: Dangerous Royals #3
Author: Annika Martin
Genre: Dark Mafia Romance
Release Date: October 11, 2016
Where is Kiro?
He’s the lost Dragusha brother, heir to a vast mafia empire—brilliant, violent, and utterly savage…and he’s been missing for years.
I'm supposed to be doing simple undercover research at the Fancher Institute for the Mentally Ill & Dangerous, but I can’t keep my mind off Patient 34. He’s startlingly young and gorgeous, but it’s not just that. He’s strapped way too tightly to that bed. And there’s no name or criminal history on his chart. What are these people hiding? My reporter’s instincts are screaming.
Here's the other thing: the staffers here believe he’s so sedated that there’s not a thought in his head, but I catch him watching me when nobody’s looking. Our connection sizzles when I enter the room. When our eyes meet, I know he understands me in a way nobody else ever has.
I’m supposed to follow my editor’s orders—I have secrets, too—but everything about Patient 34 is suspicious. How can I not investigate?
*A Standalone HEA*
Annika Martin is a NYT bestselling author who enjoys writing dirty stories about dangerous criminals! She loves helping animals and kicking snow clumps off the bottom of cars around the streets of Minneapolis, and in her spare time she writes as the RITA award-winning author Carolyn Crane.
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DIRTY QUOTE NEWSLETTER
Kiro is not the typical romance book hero. Sure, he is handsome, strong, possessive and all that, but the similarities end there. He is raw, savage, primitive, more in line with the alpha male shifters in the paranormal romances. His uniqueness comes from unusual childhood. We're talking more than a messed up childhood as a foster child here. This upbringing also gave him the best qualities. He is observant, intuitive, protective ("As long as my heart beats, I'll come for you, protect you."), sensitive (the scene where he found out about his adoptive family is heartbreaking).
On the other hand, Ann is not as strong as Kiro. She is sweet but she is also wishy washy. She did not make up her mind about Kiro until almost the end. Also, considering she is a nurse and journalist, her attention to detail is not as it should be.
It would have been better if the heroine was up to par with the hero. Still, it is a good story overall.