THE LIES BETWEEN LOVERS
The Beast of Moscow, #2
Publication Date: July 30, 2021
Tropes: Anti-hero, saga that spans generations, slow burn
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Mafia, Organized Crime
The Beast is back in Dubna. Let the obsession begin.
Finished with the Italian and home in his motherland, Vaslav Pashkov should be happy to isolate away in his safe and private hills. But the unfortunate detail of unfinished business with his dead friend drags him back to the city and puts Vera Avdonin straight into his waiting hands yet again.
Every meddling step he takes into her life only drags her closer to him whether she likes it or not. Somebody’s bound to notice. How much will they pay?
Welcome to Russia—while here, you will play by his rules.
The Lies Between Lovers is Part Two of Vera and Vaslav’s story in The Beast of Moscow Saga. It should only be read after Part One.
Exciting follow up to the first story in this Russian mafia trilogy. I love this author’s delicious characters and thrilling mafia stories. The Beast is one of her most intriguing antiheroes. He is quite the beast with his penance for violence and bloody brutality but his soft spot for the broken ballerina is growing. After Vas’ proclamation at the end of the last story, his relationship with Vera grows at a steady pace as his actions are out of character when he gets to know Vera. This story moves along without a lot of ups and downs, just Vas taking care of business and trying to handle his health situation. I still can’t believe there aren’t any treatments to help him. Vera has a scare and a sad loss which has her relying on Vas. He really takes care of Vera in several ways and seems to be falling for her. And then he goes and gives her a dastardly ultimatum which could have a loved one in danger. Not a lot of romance and just one hot sexy scene between the lovers left me wanting more. Vas and Vera closed out in a good spot but Vera doesn’t know what he did. Oh boy, was that ending a huge surprise. How could he and why? Vera is going to be so upset when she finds out. A new character pops up and I loved him. The teen mafia wannabe, Kiril. He’s cute and funny! I was starting to really like Vas with his sweet treatment of Vera but that ending turned it all around. He’s such a beast! I can’t wait for the next installment in this gripping Russian mafia trilogy.
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The author of too many novels to count, Bethany-Kris is a Canadian, lover of much, and mother to four sons, a glaring of cats, and a pack of dogs. A small town in Eastern Canada where she was born and raised is where she has always called home. With her boys under her feet, a snuggling cat, barking dogs, and a spouse calling over his shoulder, she is nearly always writing something … when she can find the time.