Broken Vow: A Dark Mafia Romance (Brutal Birthright, Book 5) Livres audio Audible – Version intégrale
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I’ll protect her...whether she likes it or not.
Riona Griffin is gorgeous, intelligent, and iron-willed. My perfect woman, except she hates my guts. She thinks she doesn’t need anybody. But she needs me.
She’s being hunted by an assassin who never misses his mark.
I’m going to stay by her side, day and night, keeping her safe. Riona thinks that’s a fate worse than death, but I know she’ll learn to love me.
If this hit man wants to kill her, he’ll have to go through me first.
Broken Vow is the wild and dangerous fifth installment in the Brutal Birthright series. It's a stand-alone bodyguard mafia romance with a HEA and no cliff-hanger. Contains steamy scenes.
Détails sur le produit
|Durée||9 heures et 43 minutes|
|Narrateur||Wen Ross, P.J. Morgan|
|Date de publication sur Audible.fr||01 juillet 2021|
|Éditeur||Lark Publishing LLC|
|Type de programme||Livre audio|
|Classement des meilleures ventes d'Amazon|| 41,328 en Livres et œuvres originales Audible (Voir les 100 premiers en Livres et œuvres originales Audible) |
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If you have read all the books in sequence, you will have already become familiar with both the lead characters. Not so much Raylan Boone, as he was only in the fourth book, but we’ve certainly encountered Riona Griffin many times along the way.
To say that I wasn’t a fan of Riona would be an understatement. I’m not sure she’s the type of woman that I’d want to call a friend before this book. She certainly sounds beautiful and loyal but her demeanour and character is bullish, abrupt, rude and dismissive.
Ok, so that helps in her chosen career as a hotshot lawyer for the firm owned by her Uncle Oran... and it’s certainly helped her Mafia family and other relations out of more than a few scrapes with the law. Work is her life, and that shrewdness seeps into her personal relationships. She is quick to push people away and Love isn’t on the agenda. By her own admission, she doesn’t know how to love. She respects people and admires them, but beyond her own family... love isn’t something Riona thinks she will ever understand.
When she first meets Raylan in book 4, he’s been drafted in by Riona’s brother-in-law, Dante to help rescue his girlfriend when she is kidnapped. Despite Riona’s immediate distaste for the gunslinging, combat wearing, yet devilishly handsome mercenary... there is already a little spark. He likes a challenge and refuses to rise to her put downs and sneering remarks. Raylan “Long Shot” Boone is not one for backing down.
As the members of her family all start to settle down with their new found loved ones, Riona feels that compulsion to further declare her independence. She moves into her own plush apartment; she even has a boyfriend, but it’s not love. It’s companionship and sex. And in all honesty she could live without him. However, when an attempt is made on her life whilst she is swimming at her apartment complex, her family, especially older brother Cal and friend, Dante insist on her having a bodyguard. And who better for such a task than ex-soldier and all round good guy, Raylan.
Raylan is probably my favourite of the Brutal Birthright men. Out of all the alpha males in this series, he’s the one I’d choose. For a start, he’s funny. There’s a wit and southern charm that makes him immediately adorable. He’s damn hot too which is always a bonus!
You can tell straight from the get-go that Raylan is loyal, caring and warm hearted. Despite every rebuttal and insult Riona or her annoying boyfriend throw his way, he deals with it in a way that is calm and collected. He’s relaxed and contemplative, not a hot head like all Riona’s family but somehow she feels completely safe with him.
Of course, we can see already what is going to happen. As much as Riona tries to fight it, she can’t help her feelings towards Raylan. Trying to tell herself it’s because he has to care for well being, she denies the strongest pull she’s ever felt towards a man. She likes him... much to her chagrin.
Then a devastating turn of events sees them fleeing Chicago. Raylan takes her to the only place he knows he can keep her away from the hitman who has been hired to kill her by a mystery assailant. It will give them both time and space to figure who would want her dead and why.
Raylan’s family ranch is everything Riona would never have dreamed she’d like. The peace, the tranquility. His family are the epitome of southern hospitality and immediately they treat her like family. It’s unfamiliar to her, but she kind of likes it.
Just like Raylan, the Boone’s ooze warmth, kindness and love. Something Riona isn’t used to at all... but the longer she stays, the more it embeds into her. Genuine affection and happiness overwhelming. Seeing Raylan in his own environment, Riona’s attraction and affection for him grows and blossoms.
It’s inevitable that their time on the ranch is going to lead to Raylan and Riona getting closer... but it’s beautiful when it happens. The river and barn scene... wooaahh... “hello Raylan the love God!!” Geez, yes please! Riona is still wary of the “L” word but even she cannot deny that Raylan is everything she wants and needs in her life. She’s finally met her match and she finds her heart.
Now, it wouldn’t be a Sophie Lark story if some kind of threat didn’t come along to pull them apart. But in this book, just when you think it’s over... all Hell breaks loose. I won’t spoil it for you... but it’s a gripping conclusion to a fabulous story about a hardened heart finding the place it needs to start beating again.
Great story, fantastic character growth and a wonderful make lead that made my heart swell. Loved it!! Only one more book to go. Bring it on Sebastian Gallo... Let’s see what you’ve got! It’s got to be a lot to displace Raylan from my “top alpha” title!
Raylan is on his way back from a mission for his team the Black Knights, where he was out of country and made a rescue besides completing his mission, when his phone rings and his buddy Dante Gallo is calling him. He is needed in Chicago to shadow Riona and protect her. He finds this mission much more enjoyable and challenging.
This story was so good. Riona has met her match and she also discover that if she can just relax a bit her life is so much fuller than she ever even realized. She is so determined in her thoughts and beliefs that she doesn’t realize that her life is better when she relaxes. Raylan is just the man for Riona, he’s determined and very interested. He’s not called Long Shot for nothing. He’s patient and he finds himself in situations that are not always easy. These two burn up the pages once Raylan takes Riona firmly in hand and shows her how life could be. Raylan’s family has their own secrets, and he knows that Riona will keep them hidden because he knows her family. I hate to put these books down once I start them. I give this book a 5-star review
riona is strong willed, stubborn and an overall just badass. raylan is cheeky, competitive, funny, charming and HOT🔥 i’ve always had a soft spot for a country boy😉 raylan could charm me to do anythinggg🥵 we love a man who’s good with his hands!
i feel like riona is me, happily single, scared of commitment🥲 bit of a workaholic, a little cold, and loves an excel spreadsheet🤣👏 but her heart warms for the right guy, even if she doesn’t want it to
i loveee a mafia romance, the danger, secrets and suspense just had me gripped i honestly couldn’t put this damn book down! i loved the push/pull between riona and raylan, the way she tried to dislike him and his teasing ahh🔥 my favourite in the series so far is definitely nero, but raylan does take a very close second😉
the chemistry between riona and raylan is unreal, i just loved them so much! i wish there was more of an epilogue, i just wanted more of them tbh🥲💘
Absolutely love that Raylan has pulled the office girl into the country. Anyone could fall in love with the country if only given the chance.
They say opposites do attract & they are 100% completely different in everyway but oh so perfect together.
Family betrayal has to be the worse!