Reaper (Boston Underworld #2)
By A. Zavarelli
Originally Published May 19th, 2016
Dual POV, First Person
Reaper has maintained its spot in my top three favorite Mafia Romance books. This was a reread for me, but one I enjoyed as much as the first time I read it. It's dark, sensual, and heart-wrenchingly good.
We meet The Reaper in the first book in Zavarelli's amazing series, a quiet, dangerously talented man. In his book, we delve into his mind and backstory and it's an intense, brutal thing to read. His love interest, Sasha, also someone you meet in book one, has her own dark past and secrets she wishes would stay buried--secrets that lead right back to Ronan.
Together, Sasha and Ronan are entwined through bitter circumstances, but they soon have to decide if the other is who they truly want, and need, in their futures.
TW abound. Violence, torture, assault, rape, and cult-like conditioning. This one is dark, as if most Mafia Romance, so tread lightly. But it is also a book full of hope and self-discovery and unmitigated devotion. I highly recommend the Boston Underworld series as a whole.