Title: The Redemption of Roan
Series: Book 2 in The Syndicate Series
Author: Kathy Coopmans
Roan Diamond’s loyalty to the family may be obligated by blood, but nobody ever said he had to love them all, right?
As the next in line to head the Diamond dynasty, he has loose ends to take care of, and one of those is his brother Royal. Yet his plans for revenge fall apart the minute he lays eyes on Alina—Royal’s ex-girlfriend, who also happens to be the daughter of the rival Solokov family.
As a mafia princess, Alina Solokov knew it wouldn’t be easy when she made the decision ten years ago to leave the family for a new life at a college in England—but betrayal is often a dish served cold by those who you love the most. Now, back in the United States after a job offer that she couldn’t refuse, her new found strength is pushed to the limits when Royal returns to claim her for his own.
When the man who captures her heart amongst the chaos is front and center in a lifestyle she swore never to return to, can she hold her ground and fight being sucked back into the black hole that is the mafia underworld? Or will Roan’s love be worth the ultimate sacrifice?
I'm a huge fan of mafia books but I was so glad to read this one. This is a different take on the mafia, neither one of the characters really want the life. Roan, is in line to become the new boss but honestly I don't if he'll take it or not. He does have the protective, take no charge side to him but he also has this sweet romantic side as well. I really fell in love with him while reading this. He was out to prove to Alina that he was nothing like his brother. Oh his brother.... what words can I use? Oh i know some..crazy, psychotic, murderer, rapist and has no fear when it comes to anything. He is a man who is not to be messed with. To bad Alina did and got burned bad from him. She is very standoffish when it comes to men. I have mad respect for Alina, the only girl with a dad who's a mob boss, she should have been one of those spoiled mob princesses but instead she left home to prove herself. She is now a doctor and has proven herself very well. She wants nothing to do with that that life but still loves her family. She is attractive to Roan but is fearful he is like his brother. He proves time and time again to her that they are complete opposites. Alina soon finds out how incredible Roan is and falls in love. She has a man who is incredibly protective and has the respect of her family. His only focus is her and keeping the family safe. He is out for revenge after his brother starts his craziness. This book has so many sweet moments but it also has the graphic mafia part. This was definitely a favorite book for me. You can read this book without even reading the first book cause I did.
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Kathy is a Michigan native where she lives with her husband Tony. They have two son's Aaron and Shane.
She is a sports nut. Her favorite sports include NASCAR, Baseball and Football.
By day she is a hairstylist and loves her job.
She has always been an avid reader and at the young age of 50 decided she wanted to write. She claims she can do several things at once and still stay on task. Her favorite quote is "I got this."
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