Well…dayum! This one totally blew me away! While I liked the previous installments, I loved this one. It was without a doubt the best installment in the series and it honestly sucked me in from the very beginning. The story was so griping I couldn’t put it down for one minute, not only because of its dark, suspenseful elements, but also because of the romantic aspect which was intriguing and done very well. ‘Savage Mafia Prince’ is the third and final installment in Annika Martin’s series, entitled ‘A Dangerous Royals Romance’ and like its predecessors it focuses on one of the Dragusha brothers, this time Kiro.
“I was savage and feral from the first moment I can remember, a creature of blood and violence and hell with a fever inside me.”
Kiro is the lost Dragusha brother. Twenty years ago he was stolen from his parents and his brothers and sold in an illegal adoption ring. He doesn’t know who he really is, that he’s the lost prince or that one of his older brothers is now the head of the biggest Albanian mafia family in Chicago. He has no recollection of his brothers or that he became Bloody Lazurus’s target, his brothers’ biggest enemy. Over the years, Kiro’s life wasn’t easy. He was treated like a savage by everyone, some nasty circumstances making him living in the wild, being known by everyone as Savage Adonis. Now, Kiro is being kept in a hospital for the criminally insane being heavily sedated and restrained.
“He’s a force of nature. Pure aliveness. Pure power. He’s the most ferociously hot thing I’ve ever seen. The most dangerous thing I’ve ever seen. Barely human. Savage Adonis.”
Ann is an undercover reporter working as a nurse at the institute when Kiro is kept. Even if she works on a different story, she pays attention on everything that happens there. And that’s how she realizes that Patient 34, aka Kiro’s drugs are not “working” on him. She’s eager to find out who the patient is and his story, so she starts to investigate, soon after finding out that his case is not handled like it was supposed to.
Kiro and Ann’s connection is powerful from the beginning. While at first they don’t trust each other, they are both drawn to the other. Things get complicated, but also the dynamic between them starts to change when the enemy wants to capture not only Kiro, but Ann too.
“He’s broken me somehow. And I like it. I want to be broken by him over and over.”
Kiro and Ann’s story, like the previous installments in the series is told in multiple POVs which I found very interesting and also necessary. Like I mentioned above, this installment was the best installment in the series (at least for me), but also the most intriguing and hottest, which I obviously enjoyed. For me, everything was better in this third book. The story was unique, most gripping somehow, the plot more complex, the two main characters more intriguing and fantastically portrayed. Mrs. Martin mixed the suspense, action, steam and everything in between effortlessly, delivering an intense, fast-paced story that kept me at the edge of my seat the entire time.
“You’re mine to feed. Mine to care for.” I’ll smell her arousal soon. “Mine to fuck,”
Kiro was a fascinating hero I’ve been intrigued about ever since I read the first installment. I absolutely loved his portrayal and I enjoyed how his background was gradually revealed. My heart ached for him, for what they did to him, for his loneliness and helpfulness. Kiro was an intense character from the moment he was introduced. He was angry and savage like a beast at times, but also protective and possessive other times, a truly Alpha male, a sexy caveman that really won my heart from the start. His need to protect Ann was heartwarming and as the story progresses we can see how sweet and caring can be.
Ann was an awesome character as well. She was strong, intelligent and determined and I loved her feistiness. I loved how compassionate and considerate she was with Kiro and I loved the way he figured out Kiro, how she has seen him for who he really is, how at times she had understood him better than anyone.
“I’ll always come for you,” he says. “Always, as long as my heart beats, I’ll come for you. Protect you.”
I loved Kiro and Ann together and I loved how the romantic aspect was done. Their relationship seemed doomed from the beginning in some way, but the way they connected with each other was fantastically done. Their relationship progressed naturally and nothing felt rushed or OTT. I absolutely loved the explosive chemistry between them and OMG, the sex scenes were off the charts hot.
Once again, the supportive characters were intriguing and well portrayed and I loved seeing the Dragusha brothers reunite.
All in all, ‘Savage Mafia Prince’ was a fantastic addition to the series – intriguing, dark, suspenseful and so steamy. I recommend this installment/series if you love alpha heroes/mafia books/suspenseful action packed stories.
“Everything about you is so beautiful to me.”
Annika Martin is a NYT bestselling author who enjoys writing dirty stories about dangerous criminals! She loves helping animals and kicking snow clumps off the bottom of cars around the streets of Minneapolis, and in her spare time she writes as the RITA award-winning author Carolyn Crane.