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Deklan by Shay Savage

Deklan Book Cover Deklan
Shay Savage
Fiction, Dark Romance, Romantic Suspense
June 20th 2017

My father owes a debt.

I am his currency.

I’m supposed to marry the recently crowned mafia king of the Foley family as repayment for my father’s transgressions. I don’t understand why the Foleys would want me, but I’ve grown up in a crime family, and I know the ugly consequences of not doing what you’re told.

But as the wedding date approaches, the deal changes, and I’m about to be wed to a man I know nothing about. In fact, I don’t even know his last name.
Instead of becoming a mafia princess, I’m marrying the henchman.


After one look at him, I’m not sure I’ll survive the wedding night.

Megan’s Review

“I’m going to take care of you, my wife…”

Wow! Loved it. I am very embarrassed to admit I am new to the talented works of Shay Savage. I had absolutely no idea what I was missing out on and I now know for sure, Deklanwill not be the last book I read by this talented author. Deklan hooked me in from the get go and I just could not get enough of the suspense, intensity and steam………oh there was so much hot steam. 

Kera’s dad has a massive debt to pay to the irish mafia and comes to an agreement for them to cancel his debt. He simply must allow his daughter, Kera, to marry the mob bosses son, Sean. Sounds peachy doesn’t it? Shortly before this wedding is to take place, the mob boss dies suddenly and all the ‘wedding’ plans are left up to Sean (who has now taken over from his father). 

Sean decides he doesn’t want to marry Kera and because he owns her now, he believes he can marry her off to anyone he sees fit. Kera was not prepared at all for Sean’s sudden change of plans and certainly not prepared to be married off to Sean’s big, bulky, scary henchman Deklan. 

“He’s an enigma. He’s gentle and protective of me but arrogant and brutal with others. I don’t know what to think of it. Either he is two people inside of one body, or one of his personas is a lie.”

Deklan oh wow, how I love thee. From the moment he marries a very scared and intimidated Kera, he promises to do right by her and to always take care of her. Not surprising giving his line of work, but Kera is very sceptical of what he means by ‘take care of.’ He may be brute and a trained killer, but to his wife, he is kind, attentive and very protective. 

As the story progressed it was such a pleasure to read the different sides of both characters; the softer sweet side to Deklan and the stronger and feistier side of Kera. There were some really hot and steamy scenes between the two and the attraction and chemistry was intense, passionate and all-consuming. 

“Everything’s falling apart around me, and you’re the only thing I have left to hold onto that makes any sense.”

I absolutely loved this story; it was an easy 5 stars for me as everything just worked. If you enjoy suspenseful/crime romances then definitely give this one a go. Deklan is sure to steal your heart. 

About the Author

Shay Savage is an independent author from Cincinnati, Ohio, where she lives with her family and a variety of household pets.  She is an accomplished public speaker and holds the rank of Distinguished Toastmaster from Toastmasters International.  Her hobbies include off-roading in her big, yellow Jeep, science fiction in all forms, and soccer.  Savage holds a degree in psychology, and she brings a lot of that knowledge into the characters within her stories.

From the author: “It’s my job to make you FEEL.  That doesn’t always mean you’ll feel good, but I want my readers to be connected enough to my characters to care.”

Savage’s books many books span a wide variety of topics and sub-genres with deeply flawed characters.  From cavemen to addicts to hitmen, you’ll find yourself falling for these seemingly irredeemable characters!

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