Another fabulous read by Celia Aaron, Nate is a standalone but set in the same world as the Dark Protector, which I haven’t got round to reading yet, but I will!! There are some character crossovers from these books, but that didn’t detract from the storyline with me not having read Dark Protector yet, in fact if anything it made me want to read it more!!
Nate is the new head mafia boss of the Philly sydicate. 5 years ago he rescued a 13yr old girl, Sabrina, from a horrible situation, one that he was determined to fix for her. He became her Guardian and sent her away to boarding school to protect her from the mafia life, to become more. But now Sabrina has finished school and returned home, no longer a 13yr old girl, but an 18yr old woman.
Sabrina has loved Nate since the day she was rescued by him, but has had to hero-worship him from afar, dreaming of when they could be together. She has plans on how to make him hers. She’s fiery and sassy and knows just how to push Nate’s buttons. Nate has difficulty reconciling the woman she has turned out to be instead of the 13yr old girl he rescued. Intelligent and beautiful with a smart mouth, he was a goner!!
A brilliant story!! Action packed, brutal, gritty, raw and downright sexy – whew!! Hot and steamy with kink, a fabulous combination. I loved their characters, Nate would do anything to protect her and give her a life she deserved away from him and the mafia, but all Sabrina could see was him, and all the good in him that he couldn’t. Lots of mafia action with the Russian and Irish contingencies involved, of course this is very violent.
A fab read, I was hooked from the beginning and thoroughly enjoyed it. Highly recommended, 5 stars.
Celia Aaron is a recovering attorney who loves romance and erotic fiction. Dark to light, angsty to funny, real to fantasy—if it’s hot and strikes her fancy, she writes it. Thanks for reading.