Publication Date: July 21, 2015
Synopsis: Maksim Kirov is a mobster who gets what he wants, both at his posh gentleman’s club in Hell’s Kitchen and in the bedroom. Sexy, dangerous, and obsessed with control, he’s risen through the ranks to become a highly respected leader in the tight-knit Tarasov crime syndicate. He rules with an iron fist…until he meets Sydney Martin.
*NOTE* All books in the Wanted Men series can be read as standalones.
An Obsession with Vengeance is a fabulous addition to the Wanted Men series. Like the previous books, this book is full of a bit of everything. Enough to suck you in and not let you go until you read the very last line.
Maksim may be my favorite yet, I'm not sure why, but I felt especially drawn to him in previous books and loved getting to find out more about him. He's not had an easy life, but he's pretty happy with the way life is right now and why shouldn't he be. Used to getting what he wants, things take a slight turn when he meets Her.
Sydney is dealing with things in her life, she doesn't want to fall for guy, but she's got little choice but to let someone into her life to help and it doesn't take much before she's losing the control she wants to hold onto so strongly. I liked Sydney a lot, especially that she wasn't one to just hand over control or not stick up for herself. She wasn't one to just sit down and shut up and do what she was told all of the time. She could be funny and she could be sweet, I loved that about this character she felt very real.
An Obsession with Vengeance is full of action, some swoony moments, and of course steam. The road to happiness doesn't always come as we expected it to but finding the place we were meant to be with the people we were meant to be with makes the journey worth it. This is proven with Maksim and Sydney through this great story. I can't wait for more of this series.
Also in the Wanted Men series...
The Salvation of Vengeance by Nancy Haviland Wanted Men #2 Publication Date: March 24, 2015 Genres: Contemporary, Organized Crime, Romance
Synopsis: Only something as important as her best friend’s wedding to mob boss Gabriel Moretti could allow Nika Paynne a reprieve from captivity. Her abusive husband has kept her under his thumb with footage of her beloved brother, Caleb, killing another man. But the respite from her violent life isn’t the only draw. Vincente Romani—Gabriel’s deadliest guardian—will be one of the best men at the wedding, and Nika has lingering thoughts about the fascinating mobster…covetous thoughts that may put her life in danger.With the heartbreak he’s suffered and the brutality he effortlessly delivers, Vincente knows he’s the last person who can offer Nika a happily-ever-after. But his vow remains. He will do everything in his power to free his redhead from her violent prison—even if that means losing her forever. In the second thrilling and passionate Wanted Men book, a dangerous line is drawn between loyalty to the mob and loyalty to one’s heart.
A Love of Vengeance by Nancy Haviland Wanted Men #1 Publication Date: December 16, 2014 Genres: Contemporary, Organized Crime, Romance
Synopsis: Once the most feared member of an Italian Mafia crime family, Gabriel Moretti returns to New York at the request of his mentor, Russian crime boss Vasily Tarasov. Vasily needs someone he can trust in Seattle to protect his estranged daughter, Eva Jacobs, while he avenges the murder of the young woman’s mother. Gabriel is unstoppable in a fight, whether he’s using fists, blades, or bullets; but innocent, onyx-haired Eva may just be the most dangerous—and beautiful—thing he’s come up against.Intense sparks fly between the two, tempting Gabriel to mix business with pleasure while in the Emerald City. But once word gets around that Gabriel has shown up in New York, Stefano—his vengeful brother and the de facto head of the family—decides that Eva is the key to ending the feud between them…permanently. In this pulse-pounding romantic thriller set against the backdrop of New York City’s storied underworld, loyalties will be tested, secrets will be told, and mob justice will be served.