Punish: A Dark Captive Mafia Romance
(Protect Book 2)
A dark tale of obsession, beauty, and lust! Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Amazon Bestseller Vivian Wood writes dark romance as OLIVIA RYANN.
Stolen and abducted… yet in the same stroke, saved.
On one hand, I escaped certain death at the hands of people who have already hurt me.
On the other, now I’m trapped with him.
The rival of my abuser, who is every bit as terrifying. Dark and sinfully handsome, he wants me.
He wants me to turn my back on the religion that has raised me.
He wants me to spread my legs for him and him alone.
He wants to punish me. He wants to teach me to like his lessons.
Or else he’ll kill my little sister and turn me over to the men who controlled me before.
Either way, I will have to make sacrifices. Sacrifices that have lasting consequences.
I walk on the knife’s edge between falling prey again and completely losing myself.
And if I’m not careful, I may end up worse than dead…
Rue is on the run. She is running away from the church and the pre-arranged wedding to Prince Henrick. If Father Derrick catches her he is going to punish her or worse. She can’t let them catch her. They have big plans for her and the end result is not in her favor.
Dryas is out for revenge. Still filling the guilt raging through him for killing his brother, he sets on a new path of revenge. Revenge against his #1 enemy, Father Derrick. Father Derrick took someone from him. Someone dear to him. Killed her. Murdered her. His precious Aurelia and now Dryas plans to take something of his. Someone very important to Father Derrick….Rue.
The day he is to set his plan in motion, Rue makes it easy. She runs. Right before the wedding is to take place, there is a distraction and he sees her take off. Now why would she do that? He does not care. All that matters is he catches her.
During her path to freedom, someone catches her. No not catches….kidnaps. She wakes up drugged and on a train, with the devil staring at her. She should be afraid, but she feels a sort of attraction to him. But reality slaps her in the face when the devil tells her she is to do what he wants, when he wants or he will torture her sister.
Has Rue just made a mistake in running? Did she trade one evil for another?
Rue has some dark secrets of her own. Secrets that could ruin her. Dryas will have to dig deep if he is to break her. These two have a powerful chemistry. But the secrets may just break them both.
Wow! Just wow! Olivia Ryann sure knows how to leave her audience gasping for breath and going what the hell just happened??.. A wonderful start to a potentially great dark erotic series. Bravo! Bravo!
This book is the spin off from the Cherish Series. In this series we delve into what happens with Dryas after he has killed his brother Arsen. At least he thinks he killed Arsen. Dryas is not handling his guilt over his transgression very well and sets on a new path. A path to destroy Father Derrick.
Like the last series, Punish is about dark mob alpha males, who are very damaged in many ways. Losing sight of what is important, on missions of revenge over a lost love. Each tale of the brothers starts with a kidnapping. Each kidnapping is a plan to break the kidnapped person and destroy their innocence.
True to Olivia’s style with her books, she ends each one with a WTF moment. Each ending leaving you begging for more, hooking your interest. Once you start this book, be prepared not to put it down. They are action packed till the end and will have you on the edge of your seat. This book is no different.
Overall this book is an excellent start to the new series. It is a steady paced, erotic thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat. The story is challenging and the characters are dark and intriguing. I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book, because what the hell just happened!?
*ARC provided by Olivia Ryann
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About Olivia Ryann
Olivia Ryann is the dark romance pen name of Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Amazon Top 20 Bestseller Vivian Wood. She loves poetic phrases and bits of melodic memories. She adores dominant, hard men and soft, fragile women with backbones made of steel. She wants to put them together as often as possible, in unconventional ways.
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