Savage Mafia Prince by Annika Martin
Series: Dangerous Royals #3
Also in this series: Dark Mafia Prince, Wicked Mafia Prince
Publication Date: October 11th, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Mafia, Romance
Source: the publisher
Where is Kiro?
He’s the lost Dragusha brother, heir to a vast mafia empire—brilliant, violent, and utterly savage…and he’s been missing for years.
I'm supposed to be doing simple undercover research at the Fancher Institute for the Mentally Ill & Dangerous, but I can’t keep my mind off Patient 34. He’s startlingly young and gorgeous, but it’s not just that. He’s strapped way too tightly to that bed. And there’s no name or criminal history on his chart. What are these people hiding? My reporter’s instincts are screaming.
Here's the other thing: the staffers here believe he’s so sedated that there’s not a thought in his head, but I catch him watching me when nobody’s looking. Our connection sizzles when I enter the room. When our eyes meet, I know he understands me in a way nobody else ever has.
I’m supposed to follow my editor’s orders—I have secrets, too—but everything about Patient 34 is suspicious. How can I not investigate?
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Where’s Kiro? This is the question that I needed to be answered since the first book of the Dangerous Royals series. It was a whirlwind of adrenaline and three books to get here, but I can say I finally have closure.
Kiro is the youngest of the three Dragusha brothers and an heir to an Albanian mob family. After the death of their parents when he was a just baby, he was taken and has no idea who he truly is. His older brothers have been reunited and have tried to find answers about his whereabouts, but ran into dead ends at every turn. Kiro was stolen, illegally adopted, abandoned in the wilderness, raised in a pack of wolves, and later caged as a science experiment. He is literally a savage in every sense of the word.
Ann is an undercover journalist posing as a nurse. She knows that there is something suspicious about nearly-comatose Patient 34 in the psyche ward. She’s a there on another assignment, but she can’t ignore the facts and delves into his history. Searching for the truth about Patient 34 (Kiro) gets her kidnapped and chased by madmen set on killing the mob heir.
Kiro’s story is heartbreaking from the very beginning. He had zero chance to be a normal child, teenager, or adult. He survived the worst circumstances imaginable, so I can understand why Ann would want to help him. Kiro is so primal with her in every way. It’s all he’s ever known, so I thought that Martin did an excellent job with his point of view and inner thoughts.
All of that said, I would have liked a little more time with the brothers after their reunion. Most of the action occurs at the end of the book and it felt a bit rushed. After taking three books to get to this monumental moment, it felt glossed over in the end. Maybe I could beg for another book? Perhaps a novella instead? It’s a great series, so if you enjoy darker romances with suspense and action, the Dangerous Royals are for you.