Wow, I am just feeling amazing after reading Reaper. Not only amazed by speechless. A. Zavarelli has done it again. She has written a book that is just superb, impeccable and spellbound. She just delivers every time and it really showed in this book. Yes it is mafia romance and I do love my mafia but Reaper was more than just a love story or a simple mafia romance. It had action, drama, intrigue and huge dose of suspense that was so captivating my eyes were glued to this book. I was truly blown away to pointed of being Reaped. Yes, I have been Reaped.
Reaper centers on the story of Ronan and Sasha. Sasha, dancer at a club has had feelings for Ronan for a long time. Ronan, a killer for the MacKenna Syndicate has had eyes for Sasha and just did not know how to reciprocate them and just ignores her. I loved everything about this book. A. Zavarelli delivered on a story that simply was effortless. Everything just clicked. Not only am I fangirling over A. Zavarelli because I love her but I have been reading all her books from the start and she writes books that are addictive. Her storylines speak to me and she writes with so much conviction. There is so much talent. Reaper is that book that really showcased her talent as a writer and her best work to date.
Her writing always impeccable but always descriptive. I have read all her books and I have come to know that her writing never changes. You can tell this is her. Her writing pulls you in and grips you from the first word. It is like you are in the story. You can feel the emotions and trust me Reaper was truly more emotional because I had some tears. The book really broke me a few times. Her writing allowed to pull out all the emotions. It was not all about the sexy hot scenes and I liked that it was not about that but the story itself. There was a story that really touched me a lot. A story that truly lingered. I loved that a lot.
Ronan and Sasha are truly an awesome couple in the story with so much believable chemistry. You might say it is all about the story but the characters also impact the story and Ronan and Sasha truly made the story so eye catching and enthralling. Sasha's story touched me but I loved her character. She was strong and I knew that life was hard for her but she fought. I loved her protective nature and she was the perfect contrast to Ronan. Ronan, a cold killer had a story that really cried. I love a man with a dark painful past and his past was indeed painful and gut wrenching(I cried hard). But his protectiveness spoke more. I loved how loyal he was even though he had a dark past.
Overall, Reaper is clearly amazing. There are no more words I can express how deeply I loved this book. It was superb, mind blowing and just an addictive story.
Reaper is a standalone mafia romance written in first person.