The Bratva’s Heir (Underworld Kings) by Jane Henry and Sophie Lark
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Prison’s a dark, bleak place. But Clare brings me light. My sweet little bird will be my ticket to freedom. The first time I saw her, I had to have her. From her big, dark eyes, to the curves she can’t conceal… The way she can only hold my gaze so long. The way she shivers every time I move inside these chains. And most of all, the way she’ll bend the rules when I order her to…
I know a natural submissive when I see one. Her degrees and titles don’t change who she is: a woman who will bend to my will. She doesn’t know it yet, but Clare is mine. Mine to train. Mine to protect. And mine to control…
I have read a number of duo-author books and what Jane Henry and Sophie Lark create is a whirlwind of raw sexual tension and fast-flowing suspense that had this reader turning the pages as fast I could.
Clare Nightingale’s first day as a correctional psychologist is unforgettable as she meets the large and formidable Constantine Rogov, a convicted murderer. She attempts to get Constantine to open up, and being the good Bratva interrogator he is, he turns the tables and learns what he wants about Clare instead. Finding out her identity, Constantine devises a plan to escape prison, kidnap her, and use her as leverage to get back at the man who set him up for a murder he didn’t commit.
Clare is a sheltered rich girl who has always done what her parents have told her; look good for the cameras, go to college, don’t stand out. So her decision to work in a prison under her mother’s maiden name is a step out of her comfort zone in many ways. If only she knew the betrayal that is in store for her. Watching this brave woman rebel against everything she was brought up to be is fascinating. She’s not as stoic and meek as everyone thinks. Especially when she stands up to Constantine who is an extremely dangerous man. Constantine is a ruthless and complicated man who only sees women as a means to an end until he meets Clare. Watching her poke the bear and seeing his confusion as he tries to fight his feelings for her are so hot and delightful to watch. Don’t get me wrong, he’s no teddy bear. He’s a dominant alpha male through and through as he protects Clare and punishes her in his own sexy way. With a number of surprising twists and turns, Clare and Constantine avenge the bad guys in a very satisfying way and live happily ever after.
I recommend highly this fast-paced hot romantic suspense novel filled with kidnapping, revenge, and betrayal. You won’t be able to put it down.
Thank you to Ms. Henry and Ms. Lark for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectations of a positive review.
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I’m nothing special,” she says, bluntly.
I don’t know why she’s so intent on considering herself plain—she may not have the obvious flashiness of a certain sort of woman, but Clare’s beauty is all the more powerful for its subtlety. The delicacy and luminescence of her skin, like the slightest touch would bruise it…those large, dark eyes, so liquid that they almost seem tearful…
Her fragility makes me want to do terrible things to her. And yet, I almost want to protect her, too… like a little bird that could fit in the hollow of my hand… a nightingale, singing only for me…
“Don’t be modest. You’ve seen the way men look at you. Tell the truth, Clare.”
She bites the edge of her lip, irritated at my use of her first name, and at my commanding tone. Still, I see the way that tone takes hold of her, compelling her to answer me.
“Men always stare at women,” she says.
“They stare at you more… how could they not?”
“Mr. Rogov,” she says, sharply. “I told you, we’re not here to discuss me.”
“I remember,” I say.
But I think she will discuss herself if I push her. Because no matter how hard Ms. Nightingale tries to be stern, to maintain professionalism, I see the truth behind her thin façade. I see how she flinches when I bark, how she squirms under my stare. How her eyes flit up to meet mine when I use a gentler tone, and how her cheeks flush pink when I compliment her. Clare has been raised to respect authority. To crave it, even…
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sophie Lark is an Amazon Bestselling author who writes intense, intelligent romance, with heroines who are strong and capable, and men who will do anything to capture their hearts. She lives with her husband, two boys, and baby girl in the Rocky Mountain West.
She has a slight obsession with hiking, bodybuilding, and live comedy shows. Her perfect day would be taking the kids to Harry Potter World, going dancing with Mr. Lark, then relaxing with a good book and a monster bag of salt and vinegar chips.
USA Today bestselling author Jane Henry pens stern but loving alpha heroes, feisty heroines, and emotion-driven happily-ever-afters. She writes what she loves to read: kink with a tender touch. Jane is a hopeless romantic who lives on the East Coast with a houseful of children and her very own Prince Charming.