Friday, April 7, 2017

Blog Tour ~ #Review ~ Inflict by Bethany-Kris


by Bethany-Kris
Publication Date: April 3, 2017
Genres: Adult, Erotic, Romantic Suspense, Organized Crime



As the son of an Irish mobster, Connor O’Neil spent his boyhood hiding from the horrors of his own home. His one reprieve was a girl he knew only as Evelyn, but even she was taken away. As a man, Connor is determined to stay away from his father’s business. With Sean, participation is not a request, but a demand. The truth is, Connor might be more like the evil he’s trying to hide away from than he would like to admit.
And he’s already spent years trying to cover the scars left over from the pain.
A chance encounter puts the lost girl from his past back on his path, and he no longer has a choice but to face the darkness he’s been ignoring for years.
Evelyn. Sasha. Slave.
She doesn’t really know who she is anymore.
Or maybe she does, and she doesn’t want to tell.
She isn’t the same as she once was—now a thing to be kept and maintained, shuffled from owner to owner until it was her time to go. She only became Connor’s because he took her when he knew she wasn’t his to take.
Except she isn’t Connor’s at all …
And he can’t keep her hidden forever.
~Inflict is a Standalone Romance with graphic depictions of violence, sexual scenes, dark elements and a HEA. It is not recommended for those under the age of 18.

Gritty mafia standalone that takes you to dark places and follows broken and hardened Connor O'Neil.

Connor grew up in the worst of homes, to a father who barely tolerates him, no mother but a long line of "maids" who are not even allowed to talk to him. My heart broke for this little boy and then bled for the man he turned into. Along the way there was one glimmer of happiness he found and it was in the little girl across the forest.

Now years later, doing his father's bidding he has grown into quite the man. Cold, unfeeling, and almost just existing he finds a little feather so like the girl he once knew but so different at the same time. Evelyn or Sasha is a broken soul. She has spend the better part of her life being traded and sold. She's gone from one evil to another, she hasn't had a voice, a choice, a bed, or anything else a young women should have been allowed to have but now she has Connor.

I don't know that I can remember the last time I have read a story with two more damaged people. Both damaged in different but similar way.  Along with these two trying to figure out what to do next there is a mafia story festering the background. Connor's father is in charge and he expects Connor to do as he is told. This book is full of grit and heat and darkness. It also stand alone, this is it. And while there are players all around who make up this world they are secondary to the overall story. They just exist and while they are important to make the story more that one-dimensional, the ending leaves nothing left to tell. Well written with a flow that had me engrossed, Bethany-Kris did it again!



Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to three young sons, one cat, and two 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, snuggling cat, barking dogs, and a hubby calling over his shoulder, she is nearly always writing something … when she can find the time.
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