Title: Dark Soul: Volume Four
Author: Aleksandr Voinov
Publisher: Self-Published (Second Edition)
Length: 117 Pages
Category: Mafia Romance, Dark Romance
Rating: 4 Stars
At a Glance: This installment in the Dark Soul series felt like progress, but that’s also a dangerous feeling; there’s always a sense of one step forward and two steps back when it comes to these two men.
Reviewed By: Lisa
Blurb: While things can’t seemingly get any worse, Stefano finally faces up to his desires. He is not a single step further to understanding Silvio, but he understands his own desires well enough now, even though they hold the key to his destruction.
Soon, the game is up. When an FBI mole dies in the gang war, US Attorney Beccaria sets out on his own hunt. Beccaria is seeking nothing less than the total annihilation of the Marino clan in the hopes of purging his own dark past. When the US Attorney confronts Stefano with evidence that will undermine his power and put his life at risk, Stefano faces a bitter choice: fight and risk it all, or flee and protect himself and those he loves.
Review: I’m not sure I’ve ever read a series before that has taunted and provoked me the way Dark Soul has, wanting two characters to be together more than anything else, then rethinking that, wondering if they did end up together, would they even be good or right for each other? Then again, maybe there are times when want and need supersede good and right. This is a time when vice and virtue mingle and tweak at the conscience and make me want things I probably hadn’t ought to want.
Throw into that mix a man whose mere presence is a dangerous seduction and a temptation to both Stefano and Silvio, as well as a suspicious (rightly so) wife, and, have mercy, what a tangled web Aleksandr Voinov has woven around my emotions.
This installment in the Dark Soul series felt like progress, but that’s also a dangerous feeling; there’s always a sense of one step forward and two steps back when it comes to these two men. The fact they’ve made a pretty significant move forward can’t mean much right now, not when things are still so complicated, but at the same time, it could mean everything. Obsession, attraction, addiction, jealousy, coveting; yes, the wanting is unmistakable and utterly delicious and defines, brackets, underscores and puts an exclamation point on the connection between them. And I want more.
H.G. Wells wrote “We are kept keen on the grindstone of pain and necessity.” If that doesn’t describe the sharp and tangible need between Silvio and Stefano just now, I’m not sure what does.
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