Her Dark Salvation

Bonded in Blood, #1

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Book 1 of Bonded in Blood
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Pub Date Jul 18 2024 | Archive Date Jul 14 2024

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Description

Welcome to Boston's underworld, where everything comes at a price.

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ANNA

A made man in the Italian Mafia. An immortal blood demon. I never imagined he’d become my dark salvation.

My midlife awakening wasn’t going as planned. I’d wanted to prove I was more than a mousey professor, that I could handle life outside the walls of academia. Turns out, I’d underestimated the real world.

My new boss was arrogant, domineering, and dangerous, and he turned me into a live wire that sparked under his thirsty stare. But he wasn’t just thirsty for my body. He craved my blood.

I should have quit, should have run away screaming. Instead, I ran right into Marco DeVita’s arms.

MARCO

Heritage. Family. Blood. The bonds that had tied me to the Boston underworld for almost a century were unbreakable. Or so I thought.

Someone in my crew had been stealing from me, had betrayed our family. But to ferret out the snake, I’d needed an expert to find proof.

Anna Barone was a distraction I couldn’t afford. Her brilliant mind, hot temper, and even hotter body made my fangs ache with need.

I was trapped between my desire and my duty to protect. Because in my world, everything comes at a price.

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HER DARK SALVATION is the first book in the Bonded in Blood series. Each book is an interconnected, standalone Paranormal Mafia Romance with a guaranteed HEA.

Welcome to Boston's underworld, where everything comes at a price.

******

ANNA

A made man in the Italian Mafia. An immortal blood demon. I never imagined he’d become my dark salvation.

My midlife...


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I had no idea what to expect, but this book blew me away. I've read my far share of mafia books as well as urban fantasy books and this book perfectly melds both genres to create something unexpected that still included everything about either genre that I love. The mythology and world building of this book felt so real and is sprinkled throughout so well and I appreciated the attention to detail in the incorporation of their Italian heritage. I adore that the main characters are older, and I think they realistically act like that (huge pet peeve is when they are written as older but still act 18-20s) and have the baggage and complexity I would expect for older characters. The dual POV really brought both of the characters to life for me and really had me rooting for them.

I cannot wait for the next one!

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4.5 stars
Really enjoyed this paranormal romance! I devoured it in one sitting because once I started, I was HOOKED. I was so invested in Anna and Marco's story from page 1. I also really enjoyed the character development throughout the book and the way both MCs were presented. Them being older MCs really made me love the book even more because immortal men with 18 year olds is getting repetitive. Moreover, I really like that Anna is valued as an academic and that she knows she has grown in her career and is ready for something more. It goes to show that it doesn't matter how old you are, you shouldn't have to settle for being unhappy or in a rut. 
I loved Katelyn's writing style and I think that is why I was so hooked. It was easy to follow, the details were constantly giving exactly what I needed, and all in all it was a fun read to me. 

Thank you for this ARC!!

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This wasn’t my first story from Katelyn Brehm, I read her paranormal novellas previously. She didn’t disappoint with this either. The mafia plotline was kind of laidback, which is good because I don’t really like over-the-top violence. I liked the paranormal plotline as well, it fit seamlessly into the story. And the romance… that was damn hot with the build-up and the tension. I finished the story quickly, it was an easy read.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for a copy of the book.

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Wow! I want to start by saying I’m a mafia romance girl through and through and I’ve never read one with a supernatural twist to it! I absolutely loved it! It was also my first book by Katelyn Brehm and I loved her writing! It was so easy to get into and I was hooked really quickly. I loved the FMC Anna, she was feisty and fun but also so smart and beautiful. Marco was sexy and obsessive and the tension between the two of them was something else! The slow burn and the build up to the spicy was unreal. And once it got spicy it was SPICY. I loved this book so much and I’ll definitely keep an eye out for more books by Katelyn Brehm in the future!

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