Monday, June 6, 2016


Title: Ultimate Vengeance
Author: Nancy Haviland
Series: Wanted Men, Book 4
Release Date: May 31, 2016

To a young Russian girl raised to respect and fear the Bratva, gaining the attention of a powerful sovietnik from a feared organization was a terrifying thing. A dangerous temptation Sacha Urusski had no hope of resisting. Predictably, Alekzander decimated her heart and left her bleeding…but with a precious reason to go on. When he prowls back into her quiet life, Sacha’s decision to run is immediate. But before she can, Alekzander offers a confession that fully absolves him of his sins. Rather than celebrate, Sacha is forced to acknowledge an alarming truth. She has now become the villain in their story. Will she survive when Alekzander discovers why?

Sixteen months ago, Alekzander Tarasov was forced to give up his chance at happiness by annihilating his relationship with his soulmate. Now, after accepting who he is and what lengths he’ll go to protect what belongs to him, he wants Sacha back. Despite the darkness hovering over his family, he’ll stop at nothing to drag his curvy angel so deep into his world of violence and uncertainty she’ll never find her way out again.

With life-altering secrets and lies, disillusionment and broken faith enter a world where loyalty and trust reign. Will Alek and Sacha’s already damaged love be strong enough to survive? Or will it be a sense of duty that inexorably binds them together in the end?

Nancy Haviland has created such an incredible series with Wanted Men, and this book was another hit that left me wanting more. Suspenseful and intriguing, sexy and emotional, Ultimate Vengeance was a thoroughly entertaining story that I loved from start to finish. Alek and Sacha's story wasn't an easy one by any means. We were given pieces of their past in the previous books, and I couldn't wait to get their full story. Knowing the way their separation came to be and the heartbreaking way their relationship ended, I knew this story would be an emotional one.

Much like the other books in this series, Ultimate Vengeance is full of suspense and contains twists that will keep the reader guessing. The author is skilled at weaving intricate storylines that are balanced with just the right amount of romance and suspense, creating a story that is both engaging and entertaining. Alek and Sacha have an uphill battle ahead of them, both with each other and with outside forces that stand in the way of their happiness. I loved the tension between them. It was written well and felt so real, and made for some incredibly hot sex scenes between the two of them. The connection they shared was not purely a physical one, as these were two people who owned each other's souls.

"She was the one woman who could tie him up in f***ing knots and make him enjoy the cramping pain."

The author did a great job with the development of the characters, creating hero and heroine that were fascinating to read about. Alek stole my heart from the very beginning. Sexy, possessive, intense, and unbelievably alpha, he loved Sacha fiercely and that love never once wavered. Although I wanted to throttle him for the life-altering decision he made which caused their separation, I understood his need to protect the love of his life. The way he was with Sacha and his family was so swoon-worthy, and he more than redeemed himself if my eyes. His intensity in the bedroom was so hot, and I loved the dirty things that came out of his mouth.

"Yes angel, get that dirty mouth going, because I'm back, and your p***y is going to celebrate that in a minute."

Sacha was a great character as well, and I loved how relatable she was. She was sweet and loyal, and much stronger than she gave herself credit for. She had a vulnerability that made her so likeable, and I was rooting for her to find the happiness that she deserved. The angst between her and Alek was so intense, and the palpable tension that stood between them was chilling in the best of ways. Haviland's writing is filled with emotion, and that especially came out whenever they were in a room together.

"I love you. Passionately and obsessively. You're my greatest weakness and my greatest strength."

The author has created an amazing cast of characters who are individually unique and undeniably loyal to each other. There isn't a single member of this crew that I don't love, and some of my favorite scenes were the ones where all of them were together. Haviland knows how to write engaging scenes infused with humor that had me laughing out loud on more than one occasion. I loved seeing the men bickering as much as I enjoyed seeing them come together to bring down an enemy. Then there were the women, who were each amazing and strong in their own rights. There is an authenticity to Haviland's stories that is hard to find in other books in this genre, and she writes about the inner workings of the mob in an way that is both believable and effortless. I am so glad I came across this author and this series, because I can honestly say that I am a Wanted Men junkie at this point. I will be not-so-patiently awaiting the next book so that I can get my next fix. This series is one that I highly recommend to anyone who enjoys steamy romance, fast-paced action, and incredibly well-written characters who will have you falling in love with them.


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Nancy Haviland, author of the bestselling organized crime series, WANTED MEN, writes about her alpha mobsters and their ladies from her home near Toronto, Ontario. She fights for space on her keyboard with her arrogant kitty named Talbot, and adores her Tim Horton’s coffee; as any self-respecting Canadian would. She writes contemporary romantic suspense but will happily read anything that involves two people smooching.
A member of Romance Writers of America, Nancy is represented by Nalini Akolekar of Spencerhill Associates, and is published by Montlake Romance/Amazon Publishing.

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