Maksim Kirov is a mobster who gets what he wants, both at his posh gentleman's club in Hell's Kitchen and in the bedroom. Sexy, dangerous, and obsessed with control, he's risen through the ranks to become a highly respected leader in the tight-knit Tarasov crime syndicate. He rules with an iron fist...until he meets Sydney Martin.
The Australian-born Sydney is determined to refuse Maks's advances, despite their electrifying chemistry. The owner of a neighboring nightclub, Sydney rules her own domain. But when a deal with a Mexican drug cartel goes terribly wrong, she has no choice but to turn to Maksim and the Tarasov organization for protection. Could giving in to their intense attraction be what saves both Maks and Sydney? Or will their all-consuming passion - and her shocking secret - destroy their lives?
In the hot and scandalous third installment of the Wanted Men series, lust and loyalty clash in New York's mob underworld.
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I would have to say that of the 3 books this one had the most arrogant hero. But, good grief, you couldn’t help but love him. Maksim was just so awesome. His idea about sex was a little off but I could certainly understand, considering his childhood.
I really liked Sydney, and I could see why she ran away at 17. She had come a long way since then. At first I thought she was a little selfish in not getting in touch with them but when they had her declared dead after 3 years I figured they weren’t too worried.
The one thing I liked about this book was that Sydney never had a TSTL moment, like Eva and Nika did in the other two books. Which happens way too often in books.
I got the impression that sex for Maxsim was going to be different so I know there was sex in this book but I just skimmed by it, which I never do. Once the word “dominant and submissive” was used by him I knew I wouldn’t like the sex between him and Sydney. But I loved the rest of the book.
Because it makes me crazy that every single romance has one thing in common, from now on, I’m going to mention the heroine biting her lip. Worrying her lip. Chewing at her lip or nibbling at her lip, or doing whatever to her lip. She bit her lip 4 or 5 times.
As to the narrator: Scott Schumaker did an excellent job on the different voices and accents for the men but he was just OK with Sydney's voice. Sometimes when he spoke as her he was fine but the next time he did her he kinda' sucked. He can only get better with time so I'll continue to listen to him.
- Trish R.