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.
Review by Sheena
A dark Irish mafia story which introduced the main characters, Evelyn and Connor, as children and then fast forwarded to a chance meeting in adulthood which sets them on a path to kidnap, death and destruction…
Told from Connor’s perspective ..the writing was really excellent the author created a ruthless and despicable world in which the antagonists were forced to play their parts in order to survive…I particularly liked the conflict within Connor he was such a contradiction a violent gangster, a killer, a generous protector and a dirty talking, possessive lover…..in addition the supporting characters, whether forces for good or evil, were similarly interesting and credible…a special mention here for Killian, an ally of Connor, I would love to read more about him….
….this book was a fascinating and intriguing read…. compelling and dark, some aspects were very dark but the violence and abuse within the pages was not gratuitous it was there for the purpose of moving the narrative forward and creating an atmosphere of menace…..ultimately this was a love story I was completely invested in the lives of Evelyn and Connor both perfectly flawed and perfectly matched and willed them to find their happy ever afters despite the growing odds against them…..this is the first book I have read by this author and it will definitely not be the last