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Ghost (Boston Underworld #3) by A. Zavarelli

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Boston Underworld #3
A. Zavarelli
Fiction, Dark Romance
August 27, 2016

I have always been a bird. Caged by one prison or another when the only thing I ever wanted was to fly away.
Sold. Beaten. Starved. Drugged.
Nothing scares me anymore.
Until him.
He makes the numbness go away.
He is hazardous to me. It has nothing to do with his mafia lifestyle, and everything to do with what he offers.
A gilded prison.
A retreat from everything that I once knew. The reality I have no desire to return to.
He thinks he’s caged me, but soon…
I’m going to fly.

I live by a code. The Vory code.
In this mafiya world, there are traditions.
She does not care for these things. She does not care about anything.
She thinks she has me fooled with her haunted eyes.
What she can’t know is that I see her better than most.
She wants to fly.
But I’m going to clip her wings.
And make her my wife.

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Underworld #1
Can Standalone
Underworld #2
Can Standalone
Underworld #3
Can Standalone

Val’s Review

5 Crazy Fucking Awesome Stars

So before I get started, I have to say…

I have been in an odd mood this past week, thus my lack of reviews, the 13+ books of rotating wonder on my “currently reading” shelf, and the spastic word diarrhea that is this GR feed.

But what can I say…PMS + sudden changes at home + one too many social events for this introvert to handle in one week = a non Val Par-tay.

My point being?

Yeah, I don’t know. But if you figure it out…

Keep it to yourself.

Cause I’m busy.


Anycraycray, back to the amazing-ness that is this book and this shitty review that won’t do it justice.





Seriously though.

In fact, I just realized that I have read three of this author’s books.

And I have 5-starred them ALL.

Mind. Blown.


Mind blown again.



Anyrexaroo, if you read my reviews for books 1 and 2 in this series, you know that this series ticks a whole lotta my (and a lot of people’s) boxes:

– Mafia
– Alpha male
– Heroine I don’t want to strangle
– Reasons for H/h to be around each other (and in this case an “arranged” style marriage to boot)
– Cool action scenes
– Good supporting cast of characters
– And most of all:


A. Zavarelli is a seriously talented lady-scribe who just plain puts out an amazing product.

In other words…

It doesn’t feel like she just one day said, “Hey, I think I’ll write a mafia book – cause that’s in totally right now – do NO research of any kind whatsoever outside of watching The Godfather and John Wick, throw in some sex scenes and the word ‘baby’ and hope for the fucking best.”


In other words, Ms. Z writes with a depth and down to earth realism that make it obvious that she does her due diligence in the research and editing department, on top of simply being a talented writer and story teller…and in my opinion, the best of the best are both of those things.

For realz though, homie-scribe brought her A-game as usual.

And as much as I loved books 1 and 2….I loved this one even more.

Alexei and Talia were just plain amazing together.

Like a damaged duo of fucked up Wonderbread.

Add the peanut butter protein of their awesome characterizations and the sweet jelly of their sexy sexy time, and you have yourself the best back to school sandwich EVER.

Warning though: for those with certain triggers for rape you might want to ask for more details before reading, depending on your tolerance level. Feel free to PM me. Or one of other gazillion peeps who have read this masterpiece.

Also, I was asked if this could be read as a standalone…and while, technically, methinks yes…don’t shortchange yourself by missing out on the awesomeness of books 1 and 2.

You can find my reviews here…if you are super bored…and sitting on the toilet with your smartphone.

Book One: Crow
Book Two: Reaper

I know, I know. What can I say?