Everything I do has purpose. Everything I do has reason. Until her.
The Vasiliev name is a powerful one.
We rule with an iron fist and we do it well.
Being the eldest, I am Father’s best hope at keeping us at the top of the food chain.
Everything I do has purpose.
Everything I do has reason.
I play my games thinking several moves ahead.
Power. Power. Power.
The next move requires I marry and soon.
This will strengthen us and secure our position.
But I am not to marry her.
I am to wed the eldest Volkov.
Problem is, her younger sister is the one who awakens my dead heart.
It is her I want in my bed and by my side forever.
Her. Her. Her.
In this game, though, it’s not about what I want.
But maybe it can be about what she wants.
I am Vlad.
Vile. Vicious. Villainous. Vasiliev.
And I will win eventually.
My Review: **Could contain some spoilers** **This book is dark. It is not for the faint of heart**
WOW! What a read!
Captivating, heart-stopping, dark, bloody, the list could go on and on.
If you have read the last book in the Pretty Dolls Series, Pretty Broken Dolls, you were introduced the the V Games and you met Vlad, but at an older age.
Vlad is the oldest brother in the Vasiliev family. After losing his brother Viktor two months ago in the V Games, he is still trying to find his way and make the people pay who took his brother from him. (This ends up being a plot twist but if you have read Pretty Broken Dolls, you already know this twist in the book.)
Irina is the youngest sister in the Votrov family. When her older sister Diana is set to be married to Vlad, (women are meant to be married off to breed sons and to strengthen family bonds) Irina moves with her to Vlad’s house per her sisters request. Irina has always had eyes for Vlad but he has never noticed her. She is a “shadow”, always in her sister Diana’s shadow.
“My gaze searches for him. Vlad Vasiliev. Strong Formidable. Beautiful.”
Irina doesn’t know how to react when she finds out her sister is marrying Vlad. Why not her? Why can’t she be the one to marry him? They have this underlying connection that she can’t explain. When Irina and Diana move into Vlad’s house, things start to change.
“When you’re staring at the sun, you can’t see a shadow”
As the story progresses, the connection between Vlad and Irina also progresses. Lines will be crossed. Hearts will get involved. Vlad and Irina have entered a dangerous game. A cat and mouse game.
As you learn all the families and their dynamics, you learn that Vlad’s life is more complicated than you could have ever imagined. People in this life kill others for fun, they stab each other in the back (literally), they lie, they cheat, and they steal.
But in this book….who is cheating, who it lying, who will be killed?
Vlad is an amazing book. It is dark and dangerous but amazing and will leave you wanting more. This book ends with a cliffhanger, leading into Ven’s book (You will meet Ven during this book.)
K.Webster and Ker Dukey have an amazing partnership. When they write together, they make masterpieces. They know exactly are far to push you during their books without taking you too far over the edge.
This is totally a 5 star book!!
About the Authors:
K Webster is a USA Today Bestselling author of dozens of romance books in many different genres including dark romance, taboo romance, contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her supportive husband and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers.
Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen.
You can easily find K Webster on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Goodreads!
My books all tend to be darker romance, edge of you seat, angst filled reads. My advice to my readers when starting one of my titles…prepare for the unexpected.
I have always had a passion for storytelling, whether it be through lyrics or bed time stories with my sisters growing up.
My mum would always have a book in her hand when I was young and passed on her love for reading, inspiring me to venture into writing my own. I tend to have a darker edge to my writing. Not all love stories are made from light; some are created in darkness but are just as powerful and worth telling.
When I’m not lost in the world of characters I love spending time with my family. I’m a mum and that comes first in my life but when I do get down time I love attending music concerts or reading events with my younger sister.
Come find me on Facebook, where I love interacting with my readers.
What a dark and mysterious read! I’m glad that you loved it! Great review!
Sounds like an amazing book. Cover looks good too.
Oh man! I’m seeing this one everywhere – I missed out!
I keep meaning to read darker books because I think it’s almost cathartic to read them. Like I get to take my “Id” out for a spin in a safe environment. I need to get through a slew of heart-tuggers that I’m reading first.
I’ve seen this one around. I want to read it.
Dark, bloody, and dangerous – wow. Not my genre, and I love to hear about it. It’s also great to hear about a writing duo that works. Thanks!
Great review, I had no idea the book is kind of a spin-off too Pretty Broken Dolls which I have on my kindle but I have not read it yet. But now I really want too read Pretty Broken Dolls soon because I really want to get my hands on this book soon. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.