Published by Indie on October 1, 2016
Genres: Dark, Mafia, Romance
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I'm a hard, ruthless, and brutal killer… but I'm not letting her go.
I'm the most feared man in South Boston. I've earned that title and the nickname “The Animal.” Women may think it’s because I'm wild in bed, and one night with me and they’d f*cking know it.
But there’s a darker reason for my reputation... I think nothing about ending a life. Feelings are a luxury I can’t afford.
I hear Tess cry for help and I give into the urge to help her. One look at her and I knew I had to risk it all to rescue her. I'm no knight in shining armor; I'm saving her so I can keep the sexy spitfire for myself.
But the mob wants her back. She wasn’t meant to live through that night.
No f*cking way I'm going to let that happen. Tess ignites a fire within me like nothing I've ever known. Her legs are meant to be wrapped around me, and only me. I'll take on the whole Russian mob ―hell, the whole world―to keep the one woman who’s meant to belong to me.
I'll kill every bastard that tries to take her away. She can try to run, but she’s not getting away from this hitman. She's my possession now.
This is my first Tia Lewis book. I’ve been on a bit of a dark book streak lately so when I read the blurb, I knew I needed to jump into it.
Liam is a stone cold killer. All he has known to do his entire life is to kill. People give him money and he takes out whoever they want. His emotions are almost nonexistent, which is what keeps him at the top of his game. There is a reason that he has the nickname “Animal.” He’s ruthless and even more dangerous due to having no feelings. That is until one night one woman’s cries changes everything for him.
Tess has escaped a terrible situation but she finds herself now dependent on a man who is known for killing. He isn’t kind and he has no problem taking what he wants. Including her. But there’s something about him that she finds comfort in. Will she be back to tame the wild animal that is Liam or will she get torn apart by his savage desires?
I like the idea that Tess latches on to the person who “saves” her. She finds the good in Liam when no one else does. However, that does not mean that he is a good man. While she certainly makes Liam feel things he hasn’t felt before, he’s still a killer. He’s still cold towards her a lot of the time. He still takes exactly what he wants. So he’s the type of hero that you are confused on why you love him as much as you do. For me, that’s usually because I love the broken men who has just a little bit of heart/love left for that one person. While I think Liam is kind of like that, I would have liked to see him a little more broken.
I was on the fence with Tess. I liked that for the most part, she didn’t put up with Liam’s crap. She fought back and gave her own piece of mind. However, there were other times that I felt like she was a little too complacent. This is just a person opinion on what I think might have kept me from fully connecting to her.
Overall, I enjoyed the story. I like the dark parts of the book. In fact, I could have gone for more but that’s the dark lover in me. I think it the right balance for those that might not be hard core dark lovers but look for a little bit more than what the average person does.