- Riptide Publishing
- Release Date
- February 2012
- Book 4 of Dark Soul
Action/Adventure Romance, BDSM, Erotic Romance, LGBTQ
In "Dark Rival I," the noose tightens around Stefano Marino's neck. While Silvio and Franco are off taking care of the Russian problem, mutiny brews in Stefano's crime family. It soon becomes clear he can trust only one man in his life, but whether he can hold on to Silvio—and what it might cost his marriage—are questions for which he has no answers.
In "Dark Rival II," Silvio returns from his mission. Job done, threat gone, Stefano knows Silvio has no reason to stay. Or so he thought, anyway, until Silvio makes his move. It seems Silvio wants only sex, but Stefano is well aware there's much, much more on the line. Including Donata, whose suspicions of a mistress in Stefano's life are uncomfortably close to an even more uncomfortable truth.
Hopeless and helpless as his life crumbles down around his head, Stefano gives in to his desires in "Dark Temptation." He isn't any closer to understanding Silvio—and he's farther from Donata than he's ever been—but at least he's come to understand his own needs. Now if only he could figure out how to be himself without hurting the ones he loves the most.
May 15, 2012 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
146 people found the following review helpful
Is there ever a perfect balance between work and personal life? In DARK SOUL VOL 4, Silvio is taking care of business for Stefano. The Russians learn the hard and bloody way not to mess with Stefano's business. I loved the way Silvio protected Stefano. He made a statement with a bang.
Now with the Russians running scared, one would think Stefano can take a little break. Not so. Now his wife is accusing him of keeping a mistress. How can Stefano explain to her what is going on without risking his life? All I know is secrets are never good. I'm just waiting for the other shoe to drop on this one. This constant worry of being found out makes my stomach knot in worry for Stefano. Stefano is clearly bisexual yet he is fixed on his desire for another man as equating to homosexuality. This is definitely a bad categorization for the organized crime syndicate.
This is the confusing part for me. Why is it so black and white? I realize Mr. Voinov is using real life applications of either heterosexual or homosexual, but why does it have to be this way? I guess from my perspective, I'm lucky to be both female and not in organized crime. Swinging both ways for me doesn't even cause people to blink. It seems natural to me and I've never had anyone persecute me for it.
Back to the sexy dangerous men. I am enamored of Silvio and his brother as much as Stefano. Their risky and adrenaline rushing attitude is attractive and hard to resist. I love the hot smexy scenes between Silvio and Stefano. I just wish they would include another person for a very hot threesome. I hope in the final installment, we finally have a resolution, be it happy or not.
I recommend this book to m/m lovers who enjoy the conflicts of heart which makes a decent man make choices his head tells him to avoid.
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