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
Wow! What an exciting and gripping start to a new series.
I love all books from both these authors, so together it's no surprise that I absolutely loved Vlad.
Vlad is intense, unpredictable hot and exciting.
Family, honour, lies, deceit, betrayal, arranged marriages, it's all going on.
A bit about the plot;
Irina is the younger sister of Diana, Diana is a strong Character and runs her father's business but she is to be married to Vlad to strengthen their family ties and businesses.
Irina is nicknamed Shadow she is a girl in the background to her older and beautiful sister, she paints and does the family's accounts were Diana has the role of boss in a man's world.
Irina has always from a little girl had eyes for Vlad who is now to be Wed to Diana and all Irina can do is sit back with heartbreak that the man she has crushed on secretly for years is to marry her sister.
Vlad is hot!!! powerful, Dark and dangerous he is the male version of Diana but more intense.
Vlad has watched and been fascinated with Irina since she was a girl and now the marriage of two family's are announced he makes it part of the deal that when Diana moves to his home Irina comes too.
Vlad's secret plan is to still be close to Irina and if he can't have Irena no other man can either.
"Irina blinds me. Weakens me. Destroys me with her sweetness and I can't look away.
I'm no longer Vlad, the great Russian mobster who plays the game better than anyone.
With Twists, turns and threats of vengeance, Vlad really is a brilliant mafia read and I am looking forward to more in the series having had a taster at the end of this book with Diana's pov.
Told in first person dual pov and leads to a hea.
Arc gratefully received for review purposes