Title: Sin of Silence
Series: Sinner’s Empire Book 1
Author: Nikita Slater
Genre: Dark Romance/Mafia Romance/Romantic Suspense
Release Date: December 26, 2020
Immerse yourself in a Sinner’s Empire with International Bestselling Author, Nikita Slater’s, brand new mafia romance trilogy.
Loyalty. Pride. Family.
These are the only values that matter.
Jozef is both nephew and enforcer to the Koba crime family. He is ruthless, brutal and completely loyal to his family. Shaun is a doctor working in the Ukraine with Doctors Without Borders. She’s logical, kind and honest. Shaun has been trained on how to deal with hostage situations, but nothing prepares her for Jozef or the life he’s forcing her into.
From the operating room to an opulent glittering ballroom and a forced engagement, Shaun is wildly out of her depth. Every step she takes is monitored and the man who kidnapped her watches her like a feral dog preparing to strike.
Caught in a deadly plight, Shaun has no choice but to give her heart to a killer or become another victim of organized crime.
Sin of Silence is Book 1 of 3 in the Sinner’s Empire trilogy. Books 2 and 3 will release in the winter of 2021.
Nikita Slater is the International Bestselling author of The Queens series, Fire & Vice series, The Sanctuary series, Driven Hearts series and several standalone novels. She lives on the beautiful Canadian prairies with her son and her crazy awesome dog. She has an unholy affinity for books (especially erotic romance), wine, pets and anything chocolate. Despite some of the darker themes in her books (which are pure fun and fantasy), Nikita is a staunch feminist and advocate of equal rights for all races, genders and non-gender specific persons. When she isn’t writing, dreaming about writing or talking about writing, she helps others discover a love of reading and writing through literacy and social work.
A compelling mafia romance with an opposites attract couple. There’s nothing these two have in common. Shaun is a neurosurgeon working with Doctors Without Borders in a war-torn country and Jozef is a brutal killer in a powerful Czech mafia family. She has special skills that make her invaluable to Jozef and his mission. She’s in the wrong place at the wrong time. This was an interesting story with a few elements that I’ve not run across before. Jozef’s condition was a surprise and I’m not sure that he would have survived in his brutal environment much less thrived but I give the author points for ingenuity. He may be a sexy brute but I didn’t really buy into Shaun’s acquiescence to his sexual appeal. She was too principled to let her hormones run amok. I really like her but at times her connection to Jozef was a hard sell for me. Too cold and brutal. As the story progressed I started feeling more of a connection between the two and just when it got good everything exploded. Shaun’s in danger, the unspeakable happens to Jozef and it looks like a devious plot to thwart the couple and oust Jozef from his place of power is in play. I kept turning the pages even though there were parts of the story that didn’t align for me. With that cliffhanger I want to see where this couple ends up. I like the intrigue and the power plays at work within the powerful mafia families in Eastern Europe. I look forward to the next installment in this unique mafia romance.