Goodreads Rating: 4.55 / 5 stars
My Rating: 5/5 stars
Genre: Romance, Romantic Suspense, New Adult, Dark
Publishing Date: June 29, 2015
Since devastating secrets were uncovered by Nora Kessler, Niklas Fleischer and Victor Faust have been divided as business partners and brothers. But ultimately Niklas is persuaded to lead a mission to Italy, and he sees it as an opportunity to set in motion forgiveness–or retribution–for his brother’s betrayal.
The mission: play the role of a wealthy German investor and kidnap a beautiful, notorious madam named Francesca Moretti. No stranger to these types of roles, Niklas is the best man for the job, but this time the risks will be much greater as he will not be doing it alone. Izabel Seyfried, still fresh out of a life of imprisonment and sex slavery, could be negatively affected by the things she will see in Moretti’s mansion, and Niklas must keep her in line so she does not blow their cover and get them killed.
But Niklas isn’t the only one who must play a role–Nora takes on the humiliating task of playing Niklas’s slave, and Izabel must play the role of his lover.
On one hand, Niklas couldn’t be enjoying himself more. On the other hand, the emotions that continue to rage inside of him may be too much for him to control, and it may be Niklas–not Izabel–who needs to be kept in line. He cannot forget what Victor has done, and this mission may just be the beginning of his downward spiral.
Can the blood bond that Niklas and Victor share as brothers be stronger than resentment? Or will vengeance dig the blade so deep that their bond be eternally severed?
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Wow. Wow. Wow! This series has the Best Badass Assassins. EVER. J.A. Redmerski surely slayed this and damn, straight five stars on five books?! YES. It totally exceeded my expectations and it’s absolutely worth obsessing for.
The confession pulled off by Nora Kessler strained Niklas and Victor’s relationship. Niklas remained loyal to Victor and remained as his shadow. He will do everything to protect his brother, just like the way he (Victor) protected him most of the time. His betrayal was unforgivable and it gutted him.
Setting it aside for a while, he’s assigned in a mission along with Izabel and Nora (Niklas being a rich master, Izabel as a lover/slave and Nora as slave) to rescue Olivia Bram, and kidnap the head of the prestigious slavery den, Francesca Moretti. Throughout the mission, they are going to play different roles and must stick to it or else, they are not going out alive.
“Loyalty is learned; love is organic.”
It’s not as dark as the other books but the plot twist will keep you entertained and thrilled. I’m very impressed on how each character stands out in their own way. That undercover mission is pretty challenging and there are lots of triggering factors that might blow their cover, particularly Izabel. My heart really breaks to see her endure something that reminds of her troubled past but DAMN. Just like Nora Kessler, they remained impassive in the most difficult situation.
“I may hate him for what he did to Claire, your sister, but he’s still my brother and I still watch his back. And nobody fucks my brother over but me. Nobody will have their vengeance on my brother for any wrong he’s ever done, but me.”
I never thought I would love Niklas Fleischer. Believe it or not, I wasn’t into him unlike Victor Faust and Fredrik Gustavsson. i’m just not a fan of him on the previous books. However, his character development is awesome and he deserves the spotlight. Now, I just love The Black Wolf.
That ending REALLY makes me nervous for the 6th book and I don’t have any predictions on what’s going to happen. All I know is that: IT’S GOING TO GIVE ME A HEART ATTACK. I hope it’s not the last book. I’m enjoying this one crazy bumpy ride.