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A Sense of Duty

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Brilliant Read

I wouldn’t normally read this type of storyline but I do really like Sam Crescent as an author so I thought I’d give it a chance and what can I say but another brilliant read!

A very dark intense read full of passion, dominance, highs and lows with so much going on in the storyline it keeps you glued to each page.

If you love to read dark mafia stories with sexy intense brooding men, this is a definite read for you.
I have to say I’m hooked on this series and look forward to reading the next instalment!

I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Andrei Belov was suppose to marry Bethany but at the last minute his Bratva boss chooses her sister Adelaide instead. Adelaide has always been made to fell inferior to her sister but Andrei likes her better. So when Adelaide's life is threatened Andrei will do what he does best. Find the person responsible and kill them. Good mafia romance.

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Dark, mysterious, sexy, and intriguing! New genre and author for me but was pleasantly surprised! Would recommend for readers who are in need of something new and unlike other romances on the market! Mafia romance that isn’t too morbid!

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I really enjoyed this story between Andrei and Adelaide!

Andrei is Russian Bratva and his Pahkan has decided it is time he married. At first he is to marry Bethany and then his Pahkan decides it will not be Bethany but her sister Adelaide. Adelaide grew up in this life so when her father tells her of the marriage, she accepts it.

She is very afraid of Andrei. She has heard of his reputation plus lies that came out of her jealous sister's mouth. Andrei and Adelaide marry. Knowing she is a virgin, Andrei does not push her but does try to entice her. They do finally consummate the marriage. Being protectve, Andrei doesn't really want her out but eventually gives in with her having a guard.

Then the danger intervenes. Someone wants to take over the territory and violence begins. Can Andrei keep Adelaide safe from the enemy? Will they ever discuss the feeling that have developed between the two?

I really loved their story! Andrei fought for his life since he was a child. He faced death many times and came out as a strong man. Adelaide was a "forgotten child". There was nothing she could do to gain any approval from her family. She is a lovely and kind young woman and deserved so much more love than she received from her family,

Since I enjoyed this story so much, I am going to go back and read the first book! There were some very interesting other characters in this book, namely Ivan (Andrei's Pahkan) and Nathan.

I received a free copy of this book via NetGalley and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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ARC Review of A Sense of Duty by Sam Crescent
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An arranged marriage in a world of blood loyalties and dark deals turns a powerful man on his head as he is now linked to a woman who is bringing out his softer side and craving for more.

Adelaide was no supposed to marry the fearsome Andrei.
She was the curvy sister - undesirable unlike Bethany - as she has been told her entire life. However, one screw up has left her taking her sister's place as wife to one of the city's most fearsome brigaides. She has to give him a child on top of that ASAP!
Andrei is not thrilled with the marriage, believing his wife to be not prepared for this world. Yet, she is stronger than she looks and has more heart than her family. She pushes him, she questions him, she does not back down...he finds that both irritating and attractive.
Women are weakness.
Love is weakness.
But in all this gunfire and death attempts, he's wanting her as his and more.

I am not one for mafia style romance however I very much enjoyed this. Andrei's boss Ivan is a real treat, mischevious and manipulative but friendly and you can somehow trust him in despite all that. Adelaide's family is just plain nasty! Andrei's past really sticks to him however I love the moment when he doesn't realise he is starting to break down his walls for Adeliade.

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Adelaide and Andrei, a fabulous story that has so many twists, lots of emotion and a beautifully sweet epilogue. Adelaide is in an arranged marriage to Andrei. She starts off quite afraid of him, not because of his actions, but because her sister has filled her with lies about him. Time passes, violence (not between the lead characters), trust issues, passion and revenge are just SOME of what makes up this story. Oh, and some great supporting characters too, particularly Andrei’s boss.
I gave this 5 stars as I believe this book deserves them

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Sam Crescent knocked it out of the park again.
Another great story for the Volkov Bratva.
Andrew and Adelaide’s story from start to finish was one of the best Mafia reads I have enjoyed in a long time.
Five stars in my book!!

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This is the 2nd book of Volkov Bratva series, it can be read as stand alone. My first in this series and this book is good. Andrei hot and cold at beginning really annoying but i love how he possesive, protective, obsessive toward Adelaide. I curious about Ivan!! Cant wait for his book.

Thank you to NetGalley for provide this book, it is pleasure to review this book.

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Love me a good mafia story and this one did not disappoint. I was hooked from the cover and from the first page. this was a good one. Yeah. Read it today.

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Finished ✔️ A Sense of Duty by Sam Crescent

4 ⭐️’s
Publish Day: March 7th, 2023
Kindle Unlimited: No

This read was unique and interesting
MMC wasn’t really likable
The FMC kind of wasn’t likable either
Decent read
Interesting read
Well written
Held the attention of the reader
Yes, I’d recommend

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I have been waiting for Andrei and Adelaide's story since I read Aurora and Slavik. I enjoyed the story, but it felt a little long, like the author was just throwing in problems to have problems. But I'm looking forward to Oleg's story!

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Thank you netgalley for the eARC. This book was everything! I haven’t even read book one but i don’t thinki need to…. This was so exciting!! I felt for adelaide but i was so happy to see her become her own woman. With a strong man beside her! Isn’t that what we all want?

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I loved this, way more than I thought I would. Adelaide had been through so much in her life, Andrei too. They both suffered so much, be it phsysically or mentally, I felt really bad for them, they deserved so much more from life. Adelaide had so low self esteem, she was so sweet and a good person and beautiful too, but she couldn't see it, my heart broke for her. Andrei loved her but didn't want to show weakness, but loving her just made him stronger and a more good person. They deserved their happiness and each other, they really deserved their HEA.

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