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Sven's Mark (Juric Crime Family, #1)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  60 ratings  ·  33 reviews
The first moment I laid my eyes on her, I hated her more than any of my family’s enemies. She was clad in a long, white gown, being dragged down the aisle by a dubious ally.

She’s nothing but a hindrance, a headache I don’t want, and a constant reminder that I made a grave mistake.

The moment I put my mark on her it solidified to the world she’s mine, but it doesn’t matter.
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Published April 9th 2021
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Apr 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
It's no secret I'm a huge Rae B Lake fan. I love anything and everything that she writes but, I really freakin LOVE this book! It's an excellent beginning to a new series and it's complete perfection. I was pure livid one minute then laughing the next. Ema kept Sven all tied up in knots. She's not what he expected at all and it's eating him alive that she won't submit.
Sven Kokot is one of Marko Jurik's most trusted men. Ema is  the daughter of Filip Sever and niece of Ivan Sever. These two are
Lady Raven RAVE!

Style: Dark Mafia Romance
Story: 3.5/5
Enjoyment: 4/5
Dark Level: 2/5
Triggers: Yes
Violence: Yes
Male: Intense, Possessive & Obsessive
Series: Book 1
Pages: loc. 3839
Audio: N/A
Kindle Unlimited: Yes

Damnnnnnnnn...., this story was very intense. It’s things that are wrong that reads so good. This was dual POV and I can say, Sven’s POV is dominant throughout the book, and it’s a good thing because he is so intense that I needed to experience his thoughts an
E Loprete
Apr 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Sven's Mark (Juric Crime Family, #1) by Rae B. Lake will have you on edge with this dark, violent look into the Juric Crime Family. Sven who is the adopted son of Marko Juric is about to get punished for a surveillance mistake and finds his life is about to change. Now he is told he will be getting married to Ivan Sever's niece Ema to form an alliance. Ema is a feisty, headstrong frustrating young woman with a sassy mouth who was beaten and threatened by her Uncle and is told this marriage will ...more
Apr 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The addition starts with the book cover….yeah…yeah…yeah don’t judge a book by its cover they say ….well we all do it and this one here it is the scratch to your itch or better yet the filling to your oreos! Speaking of filling…..wait, that’s for later. Within the first chapters you get the panoramic view of whom you’re dealing with!

Bad boy….check
Bod boy’s crazy brother/friend…check
Bad boy’s Kryptonie…check ….check and check
By the time you’ve figured out who is who and how deep hate can run, you
Apr 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Tipping torpedoes tig'r! Rae doesn't miss a beat in her taking no prisoners, no holds barred and no turning back approach, serving up one incredibly tantalizing, ground shaking, sinfully titillating, seriously kickass, rock-my-world rollercoaster, bringing the heat and busting down walls, blasting this baby to staggering heights. One edge of your seat, action packed, hard hitting, heart pounding, pulse racing, adrenaline pumping, block busting wild ride, brimming
Aine Kilciauskaite
Apr 11, 2021 rated it liked it
Readable book. But not a fan of women being beaten and chained like dogs.

Readable book. But not a fan of women being beaten and chained like dogs. Plus men in the book has such disrespect towards women as if they not human. Degrading. And though main female H put up a fight in the beginning, within 5min she was giving in and than she is in love. All because he is handsome and they had sexy time. That gives a totally wrong message. I understand its a book and really a fantasy, but why women can'
Georgia Diamanti
Apr 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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Holy fuck 🙈 These two almost killed each other with all this hate 🙈

This is a mafia story. It's really dark and might trigger some people because of the way that these men kill their enemies 🙈. Man..they're brutal.

We have two main characters here..Sven and Ema that are forced to marry in order to unite their families. He doesn't like her and she doesn't like him. Actually they both hate each other and boy..I have never read such intense relationship between a couple
Daisy Sauceda
Apr 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
**Trigger warning**

So here is the first book in the series and let me tell you how excited I am. REALLY FREAKING EXCITED. So remember the Juric Family from the Wings of Diablo series, yes we get a taste of the family now. So we have Sven who is dominant, he is all alpha male in every way. However, he does not tolerate a lot of things. So he finds out that he is getting married and he is not liking this. Ema, found out the same thing and was shipped away immediately. So not going to lie, these tw
Heather Burns
Apr 09, 2021 rated it really liked it
Sven and Ema are a match made in Hell! Stubborn and pig headed are all I can come up with to describe these two. Neither of them want to be together, but when the mob needs to make allies to further their own agendas people are sacrificed. Sven never wanted to get married but the Juric’s promise him to Ema. Ema was forced from her home by her Uncle Sever and forced to go by threatening her father, mother and sisters. Ema fought tooth and nail against Sven. They say love and hate are emotions tha ...more
Apr 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
We finally meet the Juric Family! To be honest, I didn't think I was going to finish this book because I was ten chapters into an aggravating read. I really couldn't stand Sven or Ema. In the first ten chapters, the only person I liked was Olive. It was a constant struggle between these two because neither wanted to be in the situation or arrangements made by their families. We get that, but damn it was annoying.


The book got a whole lot better because they started getting to know each ot
Phyllis Wolford
Apr 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
They both have to do what they are asked/told to do for the family.
Sven doesn’t want a wife, but for the joint venture and for the family he will do what he must to survive.
Ema, was living her life the way she wanted, and enjoys it. When her uncle grabbed her and forced her to do what he wanted, she knows she has no choice, except to try to make the best of it that she can.
They fight like cats and dogs, but underneath the fighting is a sexual attraction so strong that it can not be denied.
When t
Marie Devlin
Apr 09, 2021 rated it really liked it
Two unwitting persons are forces together through marriage all for the connections and Alliance this marriage will bring.
Sven must marry Ema to prove his loyalties to the Juric family after his mistake that nearly saw another family members life taken.
These two butt heads from the get go and Sven feels that he just has to keep her house bound and wait out his 365 days to divorce yet he is so jealous that if anyone were to touch Ema he would get his back up and want to murder them. When events tr
SaDonna Campbell
Apr 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Ema and Sven are forced into an arranged marriage to strengthen the relationship of two crime families. Ema has been through some horrific ordeal and is a hellcat. Sven demands respect and control at all times. He is the adopted son of Marko the head of the Juric Family. Alex a longtime friend of Ema's shows up at her wedding and follows her. Strange things are happening and someone is breaking into Sven's house after they are married. Sven and Ema are becoming stronger each day especially after ...more
Apr 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is a marriage that was a shotgun one to say. She was drug down the isle to marry the man that was her enemy. She is a strong-willed woman that hates him just as much as he hates her. But they are made to marry, and there is nothing they can do about it. These two will fight and have your emotions on overload. It also does not matter that they hate each other but they are married so that means she is his. And his to protect. Nothing will change that aspect. So they will be together no matter ...more
Merry Jelks-Emmanuel
Apr 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
Sven and Ema will have your emotions all over the place. They are totally opposites forced together to form an alliance between the families. In the beginning Sven thinks he has made a drastic mistake in agreeing to marry Ema but she is nothing like he thinks. She isn’t submissive and goes up against Sven proving to be a handful but when her life is in danger from one of his enemy’s he will stop at nothing to keep her safe. This action packed story is filled with drama that keeps you glued to th ...more
Apr 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Sven is Markos right hand man and to form an alliance with the sever family he agrees to marrying Ema. Though Ema is nothing like he expected, and that sendsbhim for a spin. Ema knew her fate but was determined to make her own destiny through it. Ema and Svens story keeps you on your toes woth their push and pull desires. But can Sven keep her safe when his enemies set their sights in her. This is well written with a great story line and chemistry bursting characters.

I received a free copy of th
Sally Sutherland
Apr 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Sven and Ema are totally opposite of each other. So when they are thrown into a marriage that neither one of them wants, it is an uphill battle. Ema is not the kind of person to roll over and do as she's told. She fights Sven tooth and nail because she feels like he is trying to rule her and break her. Once they both stop fighting and start working together things start to fall into place. But then somebody takes what belongs to Sven and all he can think of is to get his wife back and make the p ...more
Vikki Purcell
Apr 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Sven has always been right on info for the family one mistake changes everything for him. Forced to prove his loyalty he continues to prove his loyalty to the Juric family. Ema was taken from her home,forced to marry someone she didn't know. They started off hating yet they ended up loving each other. Sven will get to the bottom of the terrifying stalking that happens to his wife and soon the secrets will be learned. This book had me hooked from start to end as Sven and Ema find the HEA ...more
Sherry Hays
Apr 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading this book.
It is the start of as new series.
Sven is a member of the Juric Crime Family.
Ema is the niece of Ivan Sever. Ivan is forcing Ema
into an arranged marriage to reinforce the truce between
the families.
Sven and Ema start out with a hate/hate relationship that
turns into something more.
To find out what happens, you will need to read this book.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Apr 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Thin line between love and hate.

I enjoy a book that revolves around hating and then loving between characters. It makes the book suspenseful and exciting. Sven stays true to his hard rough personality instead of catering to his new wife. However like any good relationship should have “compromise” is key to making work.
Apr 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Holy what an amazing read! There was some spots at the beginning of the read, I was not cool with some of the brutality against Ema. As much as i didn't like it, it was a part of the story that went with the read. Sven and Ema, from the beginning the tension was high, they just needed to find the right tension. I loved the independence, and spitfire attitude of Ema.
Apr 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Definitely not a conventional love story. A bit brutal at times. Sven and Emma are forced into and arranged Croatian mob marriage. She definitely fights with everything she has. After her story is shared, it is understandable. I loved watching them let each other in a little at a time.

I received a free copy of this book.
Apr 14, 2021 rated it really liked it
Sven and Ema are married to create an alliance between families and neither are very happy about it. Sven tries for the sake of the family but Ema is not interested and is happy to let Sven know how she feels. Will they find a way to make it work? Fast-paced mafia read with loads of drama, suspense and twists and turns. Great characters and action-packed read. I really liked it.
Sam Allen
Apr 07, 2021 rated it really liked it

This is my first book by this author and it didn't disappoint, I enjoyed the story and really liked the main characters.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Apr 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Love, love, loved Sven and Ema's story. They were both forced to do something that they absolutely did not want any part of. Sometimes not ideal situations turn into something more. Totally addictive read! ...more
Mylene Williams
Apr 08, 2021 rated it really liked it
This is hate at first sight. What could possibly go wrong or right from here? Sven needs to make a point to his brotherhood and right a wrong and Ema simply wants to go home.

Good story.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Apr 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is Book 1 of the new series "Juric Crime Family" and I can't wait to get my hands on the next book in this series! Sven and Ema kept me totally turning the pages of this well-detailed plot with characters that were so strongly created that this book was an absolute must read! ...more
Clayr Catherall
Apr 11, 2021 rated it really liked it
Exciting start to this new series. Sven and Ema are a match made in hell. These two characters were explosive together. Their love / hate relationship had me wondering if they would ever get their HEA. I was on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. Can’t wait to read Josip’s story.
Apr 16, 2021 rated it really liked it
Ema and Sven give us a turbulent one in this. It also happens be the first in a series. We see how their lives come together and unfold. You grow to really like these two. But of course thanks to how they live danger will knock.
Mona williams
Apr 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
awesome start to this series! he is a bad man thrown into a marriage he doesnt want. she is young and doesnt take crap from no one. he cant stand here but something happens. read to find out!
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