Author: Nancy Haviland
Genre: Mafia/Organized Crime/Dark
Type: Series. Wanted Men Series, Book 5, Part 1
Rating: 5 stars
Grievous by Nancy Haviland is one of those mafia books that truly make your heart pump and give you so much excitement. I know, I only read one book by Nancy and I jumped to get to read Grievous but there was just something about the title and the blurb of the book that I simply had to read. Of course, I was not disappointed at all but I was just so happy that I got the opportunity to read Grievous because it was fifty shades of awesome.
In Grievous, we meet Yasmeen, a woman attending a funeral for Markus Fane, Lucian Fane's brother. She once had a relationship with Lucian Fane and still harbours an attraction for him and thus attending the funeral. Lucian Fane sees Yasmeen and decides to kidnap her. He proposes her to become his sex pet for a while to get rid of his grief. Grievous was a beautifully written story of love, grief, anguish and action. Nancy Haviland weaved a story that had me on the edge of my seat. She also gave us a story that completely captivated me and poured out emotions that made me so emotional. I could not help but be lost in this story. Grievous was not only just a mafia story but a tale filled emotional angst and a dominating energy that mesmerized me. This story was much more darker than most books in the Wanted Men series because it gave a dynamic and thrilling edge. I loved it.
"His was an orphaned girl who’d grown up in a dilapidated neighborhood, surrounded by poverty and crime, yet now appeared regal enough to rule a nation."
Yasmeen was an awe inspiring heroine to read. She was a strong woman with so much strength that she was able to keep up with Lucian. I loved her character because she had some fight. I also felt for her because she came a bad past but she came up stronger and better and I admired her. I also loved that she showed more of her submission without being a doormat or weak. I admired that a lot. I also loved that she showed her vulnerable nature at the right time.
"Standing around six-two-ish, and broad in the shoulders, he had hair the color of black coffee and amber eyes that made her think of warm whiskey. His skin had a smooth olive tone that reflected his Romanian heritage, and she’d yet to look at him without seeing a gothic castle in the back of her mind, the scene complete with a full moon and bats flying overhead."
Oh my my did Lucian Fane impress. He was always mentioned in previous books as powerful but to read his thoughts and have his actions more upfront was more exciting. Lucian Fane was an over the top alpha and just could not help but fall in love with him. He was dominating and so powerful that made my ovaries explode. Lol. So hot. Oh yes, Lucian made me weak. But behind the power and money, there was a man with pain that gutted me and with the loss of his brother, it made him stand out a lot more. I loved.
Both Yasmeen and Lucian had amazing chemistry that made Grievous truly more dynamic and so thrilling. These two characters truly made me story flow. I cannot wait to find out more from them.
Overall, Grievous was an epic tale that truly had me so breathless and excited. It was one of the books that gave me a book hangover and has become one of my favourite mafia books of 2016.
ARC generously provided by author via blog tour hosted by IndieSage PR.