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REVIEW: “Dark Soul Vol. 3” by Aleksandr Voinov

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ABOUT:

In “Dark Lady I,” as Silvio Spadaro plans to take on the Russian hit squad that kidnapped his boss, he decides the best way to deal with four extremely dangerous men is to become an even more dangerous woman.

In “Dark Lady II,” Stefano discovers yet another disturbing – and arousing – truth about Silvio and how easily Silvio uses a man’s weakness for his own ends.

“Dark Brother” brings another player to Stefano Marino’s household. Franco Spadaro has just been released from the French Foreign Legion and is catching up with his little brother. In the middle of a war, a skilled sniper comes in right on time – but two Spadaros might be more than Stefano can handle.

REVIEW:

I was warned and it was predicted that I would LOVE Vol. 3 of this series and I will confess, my friends know me, oh so well.

*clears throat*

This started off with, “Dark Lady I” and a surprising POV. Regardless of who was telling the story at this point, all you need to know is that Silvio was fuckhot. I am in lust with this man, this killer, this submissive and this gorgeous, brilliant androgynous manipulative genius. A bit much? I don’t think so. Just ask Sergei about his thoughts and conclusions. Yeah, so there is that bit which takes us into “Dark Lady II” where Stefano learns how far Silvio will go to show his loyalty to him and when he knows the how’s and why’s of the whole deal? Stefano gets a private show that I am totes jealous of.

Being in Stefano’s head for the show was so good. I am in love with him and his obsession for Silvio because I have it too.

He wanted to know everything about this man, explore that darkness that kept calling to him. Even if he’d never understand it, he wanted to learn all he could. “Silvio, I—have come to think of you a certain way.”

Oh yeah you have, Stefano! It’s so hot and intriguing to watch as Stefano comes to terms with this attraction to Silvio, to a man. It’s one of the things I adore about him and I get silly stupid over it when he gives in.
Now… the taboo and what I realize my friends were saying I would love about this volume comes to play in “Dark Brother,” and another new POV. Hello brother, Franco. *purrs* I have seen a few reviews and comments about this from other readers saying had they known, they wouldn’t have read it and then you get to me. I am the readier who guessed where they story was going and crossed fingers, toes and eyes FOR it to happen. See, this series is about the Mafia and though I am not the biggest fan of that world, I know it’s fucked up. Whether you are born into it, fall into it or do whatever you can to get into it, it’s one messed up place to be.

For me, the story line with Franco and Silvio was so well told that you understood the why’s of it all. How this could happen and that it was what they needed. Franco broke my heart with how he came back from the French Foreign Legion and the bits we learn about Paolo; these two did what they needed to do and when they did it, DAYUM it was hot. I mean, tongue wagging hot and so passionate that I honestly don’t care if it was right or wrong because it was erotically intense and perfect and go boys, go!

He’d never managed that with another man, and sharing that glorious abandonment sparked a bone-deep tenderness that he struggled to contain. Like life was worth something. No disgust or self-loathing anywhere. No urge to wash and run. Another first.

Franco meeting Stefano was interesting. To see him as he watched the interaction between his brother and this “wise guy,” was tender and yet possessive. Now this is a story about the Mafia and things happened and there was business to take care of, and it’s a good thing Franco has gun experience and, sigh. Boo for business when I wanted more of the three men and the possibility of them to get… yes, I have a one track mind but two Spadaro’s? Are you kidding?

I am quickly moving on to the next in the series. Oh, Vol. 4 – what do you have in store for me?

RATING: 5 STARS

OTHER OPINIONS:

Susan – 5 stars
Katinka – 3 stars
Sheri – DNF

 

BOOK INFO:

12415320Title: Dark Soul Volume 3
Author: Aleksandr Voinov
Publisher: Riptide
Pages: 84
Release Date:  December 19, 2011
Purchase Links: Riptide, B&N, ARe, Amazon

   

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