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Broken Chains by Karina Kantas



If only she had stuck to singing in bars.

If only the idea of wanting to become an author had never entered her mind.

If only she’d never met Alex.

That one meeting had caused an avalanche of fate to clash with a dangerous destiny that forced Liz Finely to become the most wanted woman in the world. Stalked by three deadly mafia bosses, Liz has to learn to survive. Passed from one brutal hand to another, tortured, and abused, it’s her blood, her name, which lands her in trouble each time.

Now it’s up to Liz to find the strength accept and become who she’s meant to be, and finally break the chains that bind her.

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Holy cow! I’ve read some dark shit and this is the darkest. It started as a game, a test to write a thriller and then all hell broke loose.

All I can say is that Liz Finely is one tough badass woman up against some disgusting pieces of male flesh. Trained as an MI5 secret service agent she knows how to defend herself, but when a family secret is unveiled and she is sold to the highest bidder, it’s an intense fight for her life. 

This story is full of triggers so beware. It starts slow, but when Liz is contacted by her estranged father, the suspense goes through the roof. The whole plot is who can this woman trust? Liz’s life is thrown into a brutal world filled with espionage, violence, tension, and a romance thrown in though it really had me questioning her sanity. Yes, the man she ends up with declares his love for her and eventually saves her life, but he contributed to a lot of her mental anguish. I felt sorry for the heroine who had no choices and had to settle for what she had considering her mental and physical state. 

The character development is patchy at best. I would have liked to have known more about the men in the story. 

If you are a truly dark, dark romance suspense fan, this book if for you. However, this one wasn’t my cup of tea.

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


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You will never get this alliance as I refuse to marry anyone connected to any mafia.”

Her father raised his fist and punched her in the face and then called out for the guards. Before she had a chance to recover or defend herself, she was being dragged out of the office and through a corridor. Her vision blurred from tears, and her head swam as she called out desperately for her mother. Liz heard running of feet and turned to see her mother gasp as she was then pulled down the cellar stairs and into the basement. 

She saw empty and full cells as she was dragged past the prisoners who cried out for water and help. Liz felt too weak to react as she was thrown into a cell. Her wrists were pulled up and chained to a damp and cold wall. She hoped her mum would put a stop to this unbelievable cruelty and madness. I would never treat my child like this. But as the cell door closed and she waited and waited, Liz knew that there was going to be no reprieve for her and that her mother didn’t care that her daughter was incarcerated like some thief or murderer. It wasn’t long after they left her chained up, that her head felt too heavy to keep up. Everything ached and she became dizzy and spun into darkness as despair overtook her mind.


KarinaKarina Kantas is a prolific author of 14 titles. Including the gritty MC thriller series, OUTLAW and the exciting YA fantasy duology, Illusional Reality.

She also writes short stories and when her imagination is working overtime, she writes thought-provoking dark flash fiction.

There are many layers to Karina’s writing style and voice, as you will see in her flash fiction collection, Heads & Tales and in UNDRESSED she opens up more to her fans, giving them another glimpse into her warped mind.

When Karina isn’t busy working on her next bestseller, she’s a publicist, author manager and VA. She’s also the host of the popular radio show, Author Assist on the Artist First Radio Network and host of the YouTube show, Behind The Pen. With two podcasts, Narrations by KK and Behind The Pen.

Karina writes in the genres of fantasy, MC romance, Young Adult. sci-fi, horror, thrillers and comedy, romance, PNR, dystopian and erotica, dark mafia romance.

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