Age gap, Amnesia, Assassin, Book Review, Dark, Mafia, Revenge, Romance, Series

A Web of Lies (Black Widow #3) by Beena Khan


I’m an assassin who rose from hell and the rival Don is my target.

Once upon a December…
I was a wanderess, hungry, homeless, and then… bought, conditioned, and trained as a lethal assassin.

I don’t remember who I am. I only remember my name. Anastasia.
To claim my life as a killing machine, I had to destroy others, and it became my violent destiny.

For seven long years, as the Bratva syndicate’s chosen one, I have served my leaders, and now, they have given me a new target, a new assignment.

I’m a silent predator underneath my hood. No one is aware I’m a woman until I come across him—Surge Romano, the emerald-eyed Italian Don of the ruling Family of New York. He’s twice my age and the only non-blooded member of the rival mob.

My duty collides with desire for the first time. I’m here to steal his life, but I have forgotten that I have a heart that beats. I’m not capable of mercy. If I show it, it will be a grave mistake. Too late, I see him and I… hesitate.

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The final book in the Black Widow series is one of my favorites. Who doesn’t appreciate a badass female assassin who can kill like the big boys? Add the confident and dangerous man who is her target and you get a gripping and sexy verbal volley between two people who have a shocking connection.

Ana is an amnesiac who is injured and found by the Bratva at the age of 13. Brought up as a cold and secret assassin, she is given the most dangerous missions and her latest one is to kill a Don who heads one of the five oldest Italian mafia families in New York. Unfortunately, her mission is not accomplished as her identity is exposed and the Don lets her go…more than once. She finds herself attracted to the handsome man who is intrigued by her beauty and skills, but it’s not appropriate. She is married to the indifferent man who found and trained her. She is Bratva.

Don Sergio “Surge” Romano is the last of his family. When he finds that the Bratva has sent someone to assassinate him, he’s stunned and determined to find out why. But first, he must find out who the sassy Little Assassin is who has stabbed him more than once and keeps coming back for more. What he finds out will change their lives forever.

I love the verbal tug of war between Ana and Don.  Their first meeting is so intense as they fight an attraction while trying to kill each other.  Ana is one cold little cookie as she chops off limbs and kills with ease. No one knows she exists as an assassin. In fact, she is a submissive wife to her cheating husband during the day though she holds her own when she has to. At twenty years old, she doesn’t remember love and kindness and being treated like a woman until she meets Surge. He looks at her with interest. He compliments her beauty and challenges her skills. Surge is a smart man with some special skills of his own. He is intrigued with the young blue-eyed beauty with killer instincts who refuses to complete her mission. When he finds out she’s married, he wants to know more about her and what he finds out is a real turning point as he confronts his enemies in a very intense and fucking ballsy way. Definitely, a memorable romance for the ages.

I love this powerfully refreshing dark romance with kickass characters that only Ms. Khan can write. This book can be read on its own, but it does include past characters from previous series with lovely updates. Pick up a Beena Khan novel. It won’t disappoint. Check out my reviews for all of Beena Khan’s books.

Thank you to Ms. Khan for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.


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Beena KhanBeena Khan writes literary fiction and edgy, contemporary romance. She 27 years old and lives in New York. She’s from Azad Kashmir, Pakistan, an immigrant who moved to New York when she was five years old. She currently holds a Masters Degree in Developmental Psychology. She enjoys reading, writing, and netflixing. The Name of Red is her debut novel published at the age of 26. All of her books are on Kindle Unlimited + Free Novella!

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