Wednesday, November 2, 2016

BT ~ Pakhan's Rose by VF Mason

Title: Pakhan's Rose
Series: Pakhan Duet Book One
Author: V.F. Mason
Genre: Mafia Romance w/Dark Elements
She was mine.
Mine.
No one else's. 

Rosa
Five years ago, life delivered a blow I barely survived.
On the edge of desperation, I thought my dreams were never meant to come true.
Thanks to Sociopath, everything changed for the better.
The life I so desperately wanted was within my grasp as my future brightened.
I couldn't have been happier.
Until the Pakhan of Bratva decided I belonged to him.


Pakhan
Darkness and nightmares of the past surrounded my life.
Bratva became my home, accepting me with open arms.
I gave everything to it, my heart and soul.
Until my eyes landed on a picture of hazel eyed beauty as she woke up every possessive instinct inside me.
Rosa Giovanni became mine.
Unfortunately for everyone involved, it meant declaring a war between the Bratva and Cosa Nostra.

Man with the dragon tattoo
When Don and Pakhan focused on their war, the danger to their precious Rose escaped their notice.
Hiding in the shadows, I waited for the perfect time for my revenge.
Let the game begin.

Warning: Can be read as standalone, although it’s connected with Sociopath Duet series.
Pakhan is a two part series.


Pakhan's Rose (Pakhan, #1) (Bratva&Cosa Nostra, #1)Pakhan's Rose (Pakhan, #1) by V.F. Mason

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



4.5 stars easy!!


Two words. Fast paced. There was so much going on. The story flipped from distant past to present to recent past then flashed forward. It was a little hard not to get lost and I greatly regret not reading the Sociopath Duet first. There are a lot of characters at play here and it was difficult to connect to all of them or truly understand their roles and motives. It was obvious that I was missing something with regards to the backstory and you better believe I will be going back to discover it.

This book was intense. It was chock full of hatred, betrayal, vengeance, abuse, aggression, torture, violence, blood, death, lust, obsession and love. Dominic and Rosa were like a car wreck you can't look away from. Utterly fascinating. It didn't take long for me to become completely invested in their relationship. I also creepily wanted to know more about each of their pasts. Dominic's was an extreme nightmare and what Rosa went through (still not completely clear) wasn't exactly pleasant.

If I were to offer a word of advice? Take the words of warning seriously. This is a dark mafia romance and deals with themes that may not be suitable for all readers. Ain't nothing pretty about it. You won't find hearts and flowers and poetic prose. What you will find is something raw, dramatic, and incredible with a realness that has to be read to be believed.

P.S. Dominic's internal musings, at times, cracked my azz up!! His sardonic humour was hilarious and I hope to see more of it in the next book. Obviously he was my favourite character!!

An ARC was generously provided in exchange for an honest review




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“Dark, gritty, heart pounding and sexy .. Pakhan's Rose is one thrill ride of a read.” ~Books and Boys

“WOWWWWWW! What just just happened? What did I just read? Holy cow. V.F. Mason knows exactly what she's doing and how to pull her readers in. A little bit of romance, a LOT of want, a dash of sadistic thoughts, a huge helping of possessiveness and you have yourself Pakhan's Rose.” ~Engaging Secrets

“TOTAL Perfection!!!!!!! Flawless, immaculate, incomparable!!!! The Pakhan!!!” ~Expresso




V.F.Mason always loved reading books and had quite a few fights with her momma over the genre she liked (romance, duh!) She studied filmmaking and thought that would feed her desire for stories, but that didn't happen. 

Finally, when she was tired of all those voices in her head, she sat down and wrote a book. It was a huge decision to make and she thanks her friends and family for supporting her in it.When she is not writing, she can be found with her friends doing all sorts of crazy things or reading recent romance books that were written by her favorite authors.


 




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