Sara's Review: Ghost (Boston Underworld #3) by A. Zavarelli
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NARRATOR: Tracy Marks RELEASED: September 28, 2016 GENRE: ROMANCE, SUSPENSE LENGTH: 8 hours and 5 minutes FORMAT: EBOOK, PAPERBACK, AUDIBLE
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I have always been a bird. Caged by one prison or another when the only thing I ever wanted was to fly away. Sold. Beaten. Starved. Drugged. Nothing scares me anymore. Until him. He makes the numbness go away. He is hazardous to me. It has nothing to do with his mafia lifestyle, and everything to do with what he offers. A gilded prison. A retreat from everything that I once knew. The reality I have no desire to return to. He thinks he’s caged me, but soon… I’m going to fly.
I live by a code. The Vory code. In this mafiya world, there are traditions. Expectations. She does not care for these things. She does not care about anything. She thinks she has me fooled with her haunted eyes. What she can’t know is that I see her better than most. She wants to fly. But I’m going to clip her wings. And make her my wife. FIVE BOUNDLESS STARS
For a story that starts out so horrific, I was surprised by how much I loved it. Talia is the epitome of strength. For her to have lived through the ordeal she has and to walk away semi-whole that itself is a feat. Is she broken? Yes, but who wouldn’t be. With the strength and stubbornness of Alexei, she is forced to not give up and to find the will to go on. I LOVED these two together, I loved that they were both broken. That the made each other whole. That they didn’t realize it until they need that other person the most. It was beautiful, raw, and so utterly emotional. It brought tears to my eyes. I am of course giving Ghost: Boston Underworld, Book 3, 5 Boundless Stars. I Love Zaverellie, and Marks is so great with the accents. I can’t imagine enjoying these books any other way but audiobook.