/ Book Review / The Arrangement (The Russian Guns #1) / Bethany-Kris / – Beckie Bookworm


Release Date-April 8th 2020 Genre-Mafia Romance

Kindle Edition-326 Pages

I’m different.

A Russian boss. An Italian Princess.
The truth of their union would change everything…

Nothing will stop the Bratva mob boss from taking back what’s his and once he has her, he’ll do anything to keep her.

Viviana “Vine” Carducci’s and Anton Avdonin’s marriage was decided over two decades ago. The deal between leading mafia families had more on the line than anyone knew, even if the Bratva and Cosa Nostra shouldn’t have mixed. When Vine’s family is murdered and she’s left with nothing more than her grief to survive the mob world alone, she believes the arrangement won’t see the light of day.

Anton can’t allow the one woman he was supposed to love get away. At the possibility of her life coming to a quick end, he steps in with guns blazing knowing exactly what it might cost him: everything. But it’s been nearly a decade since their last meeting, and he can’t help but wonder if the woman he took back is the same girl he fell for all those years before.

Under his protection and love, Vine is unable to forget their shared moments a lifetime ago, or the future she knows they’re owed. When an old flame of Anton’s shows up to rip the veil off the carefully constructed secrets he’d been hiding, past lies surface, and Vine might just learn that nothing about her life was as it seemed. But, that’s nothing compared to the bomb about to blow. Can she see beyond the pain and blood it to take what she always wanted? And just how far will the mob prince go to keep her safe?

In a world where violence, deceit, and greed reign, your life is not your own, and sometimes, love has to be arranged.

The Arrangement by Bethany-Kris
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This one was a surprise hit for me and actually better than I was anticipating. It’s mafia with dark situations but the romance itself is not dark at all but incredibly warm and heartfelt. Viviana Carducci is the daughter of the former Cosa Nostra Don a real Italian princess. Betrothed from a young age to the bratva Prince and heir this alliance the excuse used by her uncle to remove her family from the top. Now living on the fringes and under the control of her uncle Vine tries to keep a low profile. Knowing it may only be a matter of time before she also has a convenient accident. Everything changes when Bratva Boss Anton Avdonin a Russian Pakhan sends for his betrothed.

It’s finally time to claim what has always been his and Vines new life with him is something she’s prepared for her whole life.

I really liked vine she is a pragmatic intelligent woman who doesn’t cause drama for drama’s sake. I Liked how reasonable and logical she was able to separate in her head Anton from his Boss persona. She listens and adapts to the information she is given and is willing to totally stand by her man even knowing what he is capable of.

Vine accepts Anton for exactly who he is and is under no illusions regarding her future husband.

Anton is all dominant protective male combined with a core of sweetness that is all for his new fiancée. He is like two separate people the Boss and also the man who loves Vine He’s able to flip his internal switch depending on the situation. I liked how Anton doesn’t treat Vine like she’s stupid and just tells her he can’t when he is unable to be completely honest with her. I also loved his devotion and care Anton isn’t afraid to show his feelings.

These two had so much chemistry and their encounters were intense they share a deep connection.

This had action and drama and easily kept my attention. It’s My first experience with this author but won’t be my last. Though Anton and Vines story continues in the next book in the series this was not a cliffhanger ending it just closes the story arc ready for the next chapter.

Overall this was great and I really enjoyed myself.


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