A Love of Vengeance
I'm kind of apathetic about this book, honestly.
I liked it well enough; however, I just didn't find it to be all that memorable.
Plus, it took me almost a week to finish this thing. And reading time is like dog years in my - and most serious readers' - world...
...And by "serious" I mean people who read mass quantities, not necessarily quality. You will see "Alien Gorilla Sex" on my tbr before you ever see War & Peace folks. Just sayin'...
One Day or More = Not all th ...more
Title:A Love of Vengeance
Series:Wanted Men #1
Release date: November 11, 2014
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"The day I hear you've found the woman you want to spend the rest of your life with...I'll be there to take her away from you. The same way you took Adrianna from me."
Years ago, a vendetta started when Gabriel followed through on his father's orders and unknowingly caused the death of the woman his brother loved. He left ...more
That was hot, hot, hot!!!
And much more things...
Whoa!!! I wasn't expecting it too be soooooo.... good!!!
I adore mobster books and this was not an exception!!!
This is my new favorite series!!!
I love all these wanted men... All of them...
Yep, in the beginning it was a little bit difficult to put them on my mind in right order but now i just love them... They are all of them amazing!!! Even the older one's like Vasily!!! That was amazing!!!
How could you resist ...more
What does a "mafia slut" mean?
Well (besides the obvious :P) in my case it means that I read and like/love (almost!) any mafia romance novel I come across. And in this case I wasn't let down at all by this book.
A Love of Vengeance is Nancy Haviland's debut novel (unles she writes under a different pen name as well) and what a great debut is was :D
Eva is (and doesn't know it) a Russian mafia princes that recently lost h ...more
I liked the book, the plot and the characters, but I did have various problems with it, so I don't feel like I can rate it higher than three stars. Here is why:
✓First, as an introduction book it is great, because it introduced many interesting characters and provided us with promising story ...more
When Gabriel (Moretti) Moore is summoned by his mentor and father figure, Russian mob boss Vasily Tarasov he knows something is up. Gabriel has built his own empire, after breaking ties with "The Family" especially his ruthless older brother and he has no intention of going back to New York to take his place in the family business.
Gabriel is stunned to learn that Vasily has a twenty-four year old daughter and that Vasily has kept her a secret. No one knew about her oth ...more
A Love of Vengeance is book one in the new series Wanted Men and oh readers, let me just tell you, there are plenty of men you're going to want after reading this. If warring mafia families with mixed in action from some motorcycle club men trip your trigger, then you're going to want to get this book immediately.
Gabriel grew up as the second son to the Moretti ...more
Eva and Gabriel were awesome together. Aside from a little subterfuge on his behalf, their relationship was low on personal drama. I didn't much love Eva though. She drove me a little nuts with her perspective, however, I admired her character's intellect, loyalty and heart. Now Gabriel... I loved him. His character was brilliant, sexy, successful, l ...more
3.5 to 4 stars
After the death of her mother Evangeline is alone and feeling the loss since her mother was the only family she had, she's never known her father who left when she was just twelve weeks old, she thinks of him as the sperm donor when she thinks of him at all.
Vasily Tarasov made the hardest decision of his life when he left the love of his life and their daughter to protect them but he's never been far away always watching but now, after her mothers murder he needs to seek revenge bu ...more
Overall pretty entertaining and kept me interested. Fairly tame for a mafia book.
The heroine was not TSTL - thank goodness! A bit naïve at times, but handled the shit thrown at her pretty well.
The hero lived in denial for a long time. That frustrated me a bit. But you could feel his struggle.
My biggest complaint is that I felt I was being told and not shown more often than not. The length of the book could have been reduced by skipping t ...more
Really liked this book. I am a big fan of mafia/romance stories and this was such a surprise, because I did not expect it to be so good. It had everything I love. From action, to romance, to secrets... Everything!!!! And all of it was in perfect balance!
Gabriel Moretti (aka Gabriel Moore)
Eva Jacobs (aka Evangeline Tarasov)
She was the daughter of a Russian mob boss. but she didn't know it ;)
“I’m terrified of the way I need you. Even after everything that’s happened. Your life is violent and scary as hell.
“I love you,” she said as though it was as simple as that. “So, yes, I would find a way to deal.
He was all coiled strength and danger personified. Fierce and deadly.
“No one will die if you stay by my side. No one will be hurt, if you ...more
“It’s not a secret to anyone but you that I’m in love with you, sweetheart. I’m so goddamn in love with you, it’s . . . Well, at the risk of sounding like a pussy, it’s unsettling and scary as fuck to realize the control you have over me.”
I love the idea of anti-heroes, who still has hearts of gold when it comes to their women and those they care about, so I was quite eager to read this book. Unfortunately the romance didn’t really work for me because I had a hard time liking the main charact...more
The mob, revenge, romantic connection, danger, etc of the storyline is quite a captivating combination and keeps readers engaged till the very end... And then some;) The MCs are interesting and are written with an effortless aloofness of mystery like an onion being slowly peeled back layer by layer.
Sounds great, right? Well, it is, but it's ...more
First off I am not one who's ever read books about Mafia or crime families romance. But this book was very, very good and had me hooked from page one.
I'll start off with the plot,which was excellent and had me engaged the whole time. Gabriel(he is incredible!!!), younger brother to Stefano, the Dom of the mafia family.Stefano hates Gabriel and he's going to exact revenge for something he believes Gabriel did to him in the past. Gabriel very ...more
Growing up thinking your dad just up and ran out on her and her mother, Eva is oblivious to this world of mafia crime. She doesn’t anticipate finding love and a father in a crazy wh ...more
Wow, what a great start to what looks like a promising series. My first read by this author and yes, I will be going back for more. I enjoyed the storyline as well as the characters.
OK, so why only 4 Stars, well for me, there was just TOO much going on, too many characters to keep track of and the backstories seemed to overpower the "romance" and overall storyline of my couple. I wanted MORE time and MORE romance between the two but the story seemed to focus more on the external ele ...more
Why I liked this book:
1. Great start to a new mafia series.
2. Love all of Gabriel's friends, employees and acquaintances.
3. This was an actual story!!! NOT a story only full of sex with little storyline. Thank goodness! I loved how much storyline we actually got.
4. Swearing and sex was limited- thank heavens- an author with more smarts, who doesn't overwhelm a story with useless sex and too many swear words.
5. Loved the fast pace of how everything goes.
6. Eva- good heroine. She has one ...more