Series: Boston Underworld, #3
Author: A. Zavarelli
Release Date: August 26, 2016
I have always been a bird. Caged by one prison or another when the only thing I ever wanted was to fly away.
Sold. Beaten. Starved. Drugged.
Nothing scares me anymore.
He makes the numbness go away.
He is hazardous to me. It has nothing to do with his mafia lifestyle, and everything to do with what he offers.
A gilded prison.
A retreat from everything that I once knew. The reality I have no desire to return to.
He thinks he’s caged me, but soon…
I’m going to fly.
I live by a code. The Vory code.
In this mafiya world, there are traditions.
She does not care for these things. She does not care about anything.
She thinks she has me fooled with her haunted eyes.
What she can’t know is that I see her better than most.
She wants to fly.
But I’m going to clip her wings.
And make her my wife.
I’ve only recently become a fan of A. Zavarelli, thanks to an audiobook group I’m in on Facebook. After listening to Crow and reading Reaper (the first two books in this series) I was dying to get my hands on Ghost. I knew that I was going to have to brace myself for this because I had a feeling it was going to be INTENSE.
Alexei and Talia are two extremely damaged people. Alexei lives with the pain of being disowned by his father and for living with a secret that no one must know. Talia has endured unspeakable things, both as a child and then again as a young woman. Although both broken, they seem to come together on a basic level. Of course, neither one of them will admit how deep their relationship actually is.
Along the way, we get to see some of the characters we already know and love and we meet a few that we now love and a few that we hate A LOT!
A. Zavarelli did not disappoint with Ghost. I couldn’t put this book down and read through it pretty quickly (if only work and real life didn’t interfere, I would’ve finished faster). This book was definitely worth five very strong and intense espressos. I now endeavour to read all the other books written by Ms. Zavarelli and I especially look forward to more in this series.
Note: I received this ARC from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.