by Kresley Cole
I received an ARC of this book from the Publisher, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.
This was originally published as a three part serial.
Another reviewer labeled this as "glitterkink" and that seemed oddly apt to me. To that I'll add - BDSM plotporn meets superromance. It's over the top in many areas from the hero, to the heroine, to their backgrounds and the events of the story itself. He's a mafia enforcer with a tragic past and she's the unknown daughter of a mafia boss. It isn't safe or sane and should probably not be any one's idea of a healthy relationship. The other thing the story is over the top on (this time not in a cheesy way) is emotional impact, though I found myself empathizing more with Sevastyan than with Natalie. Putting all that together created a luscious romp as long as you use a bit of willful suspension of disbelief.