Author: Shay Savage
Source: ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review.
Have you ever made a mistake?
A big one?
I’m back in Chicago and back in business with my boss, Rinaldo Moretti. So much for my run at a normal life. There are some new faces in the organization, and someone’s been cooking the books. Personally? I think they’re after more than a just little cash. If I have any hopes of flushing out the traitor, I’m going to need to find a good hooker to help me sleep at night.
As the bodies pile up, I find solace in Alina. There’s something about her, something different. She understands me without asking a lot of questions. It’s as if she’s known me for years, yet we’ve only just met. If I weren’t so distracted by business, I’d try to figure out her story. She’s the only one keeping me grounded as my world spins out of control.
I’m going to lose the one man who has ever meant anything to me – the only man to ever call me son. I want to deny his request, but there is no avoiding what awaits me. I never wanted any of this, but I’m out of options, and time is running out.
Some choices have unforeseen consequences, and some choices are simply irrevocable.
Flirty Review: FOUR LIP BITES
Evan is poised to take over the Moretti family (mob family) even if he likes it or not. The is a lot going on in the family since he's been away (See Savage's other book Bastion's Storm to find out where Evan has been). A lot of what's going on doesn't sit well with Evan. His boss, Rinaldo, wants Evan to find the the unloyal members of the family who have been skimming. This sets Evan on a new journey into the underbelly of the mob world. One that he knows all too well. But Evan still is suffering from PTSD and can't sleep. We meet a hooker named Alina. She helps him sleep and feel normal again, but she's a hooker, so no strings. Except there are a lot of strings. Many of which hit too close to home. With Rinaldo on his death bed, the family in shambles, Evan has to weed out who he can trust. Which proves to only make him more human than he would like to admit.
What I really loved about this book to the end of the series is that Evan does finally grow up. Not that he was a kid or immature by any means. But emotionally he grew. I thought that Lia would make an appearance again since she was so central in the former books, but Evan moved on from her. It was another testament to his continued healing. He wasn't dwelling on their relationship. Alina proved to be more of a ideal love interest than Lia. She gave Evan closure that he was looking for.
Like I said before, Evan falls in this book. It was inevitable that it was coming. Savage handled it so well. The development of Evan's character through all the books was excellent and I felt that this book was the perfect ending to the series. We got a HEA and knowledge that Evan would be all right.
I would rec this book series to anyone. Male or female. Yeah, Savage's main audience is female but she writes such a good male perspective that any male reader will be drawn to this book.
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