I knew I’d never have the luxury of choosing my own wife. An arranged marriage was a sacrifice men in my position had to make for their families. It wasn’t something I looked forward to, but it had to be done.
I just never imagined my father would choose her to be my bride. Daniela Moretti, the daughter of my enemy…and I intended to treat her as such.
But since the day she set foot in my house as my wife, my loathing of her turned into something deadlier than hate. Her strength intrigued me. Her fight seduced me. And I started seeing more in her than just dirty, filthy Moretti blood.
Now…she’s gone. Kidnapped. Vanished without a trace.
But the devil always finds what’s his, and when I do, my thirst for vengeance will be sated by blood.
Series: The Devils #2
My Rating: ★★ ⋆
Once again, I’m the only one who either didn’t get it or just didn’t get the 5* copy that everyone else seems to have gotten because this was not a 5* read for me. But I’m once again going to chalk it up to me being potentially jaded in all things dark romance; so much so that I didn’t find this as dark as some people seem to have found it. Having said that I’m not even going to pretend that I wasn’t excited to find this book in my kindle and that I didn’t devour it. Because I did.
We basically pick up where we left off with The Devil’s Vow with Daniela at the mercy of Darion after he kidnapped her and left her sister to death. Gian is slowly losing his mind when he has no leads or clues as how to find his wife. The only person who can give him any direction is in a coma. Meanwhile, Darion is made himself at home inside Daniela; taking things that are not his to take and deluding himself that they are infact his to take. When Gian finally finds his wife, Darian pays the ultimate price; but does he?
While I was super happy for Gian and Daniela’s reconciliation, they had an uphill battle moving on from Daniela’s trauma. I just loved how patient and loving Gian was to his wife. And that scene when they had sex for the first time since her return;
In this book I was a lot more convinced of their chemistry than I was in book one, but I still have questions. We know that theirs was an arranged marriage. That twist at the end at the masquerade ball just threw me off. As it turns out, it was Gian’s father who needed Daniela’s father’s money. Why? Are they broke? If so, would not Gian know that they are, considering he’s still living like a baller. How could your family be so broke that they had to kidnap someone for ransom and you didn’t feel the financial pinch? And then why did Daniela’s father want her to marry Gian if he was the one who was minted? What was he getting out of the arrangement? And what was his beef with his daughters? I mean if your child was kidnapped and you were head of the mafia, you’d turn every stone upside down looking for her, right? Apparently not. He just sat by the side-lines watching and then when she was found, she went back to living his aloof life again.
furthermore, the idea that Daniela could suffer the damage she did at the hands of Darion and not once talk about it with her husband, or at least throw herself a pity party blows my mind. I mean any woman would lose their shit if they’re told they can’t have kids. Apparently not Daniela.
There’s a lot to love about this story, but I ultimately found it too short, somewhat predictable and that plot twist at the end just ruined it for me and there was plenty of room for these issues to be fleshed out to give us a satisfactory story. I enjoyed it, but I wasn’t blown away.