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.
The Australian-born Sydney is determined to refuse Maks’s advances, despite their electrifying chemistry. The owner of a neighboring nightclub, Sydney rules her own domain. But when a deal with a Mexican drug cartel goes terribly wrong, she has no choice but to turn to Maksim and the Tarasov organization for protection. Could giving in to their intense attraction be what saves both Maks and Sydney? Or will their all-consuming passion—and her shocking secret—destroy their lives?
In the hot and scandalous third installment of the Wanted Men series, lust and loyalty clash in New York’s mob underworld.
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It has been a while since I became so engrossed in a book that I forgot the passage of time. Ms. Haviland has such a deft touch with her characters that they quickly became friends. I couldn't read fast enough because I wanted to be sure that Sydney was going to be all right.
And Maksim. Yes he is a hard ass but considering his past, its a wonder that he allows anyone to get close to him. He needs a strong woman to stand up to him and Sydney is just such a woman.
We are talking about Russian mobsters so there is a lot of unsavory goings on but what really impressed me is Ms.Haviland shows them as so human. All of the men are protective of the women while trying to find ways to let them live their lives and very protective of the children. I really enjoyed 'meeting' Maksim and all of his friends. Some of them have had their own books that I am going to have to dig up and read.
I highly recommend OBSESSION WITH VENGANCE to any of my readers who enjoy a romantic suspense filled with danger, suspense, love. friendship and hot set.