Author: TL Smith
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: September 21
She was a ghost, in heels.
She was there, then she wasn’t.
She would play with my emotions like a well-played guitar.
Then she would disappear. Making me want to strangle her.
Maybe she wasn’t a ghost, maybe she was the giver of sin. Because we sinned every time we touched, every time she was near.
Her lips were shaped like a heart, deceiving you at every word.
Her body was created straight from my fantasies, one I craved to bend to my will.
Her heart, well, who the hell knew. She kept that shit locked tight.
And I couldn’t find the key.
I was shocked that this book came out so quickly after T.L. Smith's latest, Red. Surprise! This is not part of the Black series. It is a standalone. There are some f'ed up characters in this book. We are fans of the out of control, psycho, past needing therapy people. That is why T.L. Smith writes the perfect book for that.
It is hard to understand Kazier but at times he is translucent. The Russian mafia is crazy and would not want to know them. Saying they are ruthless is not a strong enough word to explain them. However the world of mafia's are picture perfect. Although Kazier is scary, he is a big ball of mush. He does have the caveman mentality and is a bit obsessed with Elina. I pinned it fairly quickly who she belonged with. How could Kazier feel so close to Elina without knowledge of who she is. All based on sex. It was hard to see why he thought she was so great.
I liked Elina once she came clean with who she really is. Not always as tough as she tries to act. Loved Freya. No crap kind of mentality. There is a character named Death. Wow. Talk about one of the most jaw dropping characters I have read. I can't explain anymore on him(He has a book of his own. Coming soon).
Distrust was not my favorite by T.L. Smith. I don't think their connection was as strong as past couples in her other books. I love T.L., but I needed more to unfold to grab my attention. Less confusion and more understanding of how their relationship would work.
I rate the book a 4 out of 5.
This book is a very quick read. I finished it in less than a day and it was pretty good. You have several different families that are all fighting for control of the city. The Italians and Russians are the main ones and Kazier is in charge of the Russians.
Kazier is kind of an alpha in that he is in charge of the family and has everyone scared of him. He is also a little crazy. He took blood lust to a whole new level. Elina is his one weakness. She has played with his head for the last two years. Kazier is supposed to be getting married since he has taken over the family business. Freya has been promised by her family to marry Kazier and while they are not in love she is not putting up Elina.
There is a lot of action in this book and that kept it interesting. I can honestly say that I don't like Kazier or Elina. I feel like Kazier wanted to be tough and in charge but at the end of the day he was only listening to the incorrect head. Elina was just using her body to mess with his mind. I loved Freya, Anton and even Death. They added some comic relief and helped make the book a little better.
I am giving this book 4 stars out of 5. I think most people will love it and I think that you should get the book and try it out.
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