⚠ This review contains a minor teaser!
• BLURB •
I came to Miami to relax and rest after a year of sadness and loss.
Instead I end up kidnapped by a man I don’t hate as much as I should.
Beck claims to be using me to get back at his brother.
To make Andre pay for what he’s done.
But I’m not so sure.
Not when he touches me the way he does.
When he puts his life on the line to keep me safe.
I’ve never wanted a man to possess me. Claim me as their own.
Not until him.
Beck understands me. Gives me room to breathe even while keeping me close.
But someone wants to take him away from me.
And Beck’s about to find out he’s not the only one willing to put their life on the line.
Disavow is book two of the Sons of Sin Series.
• MY REVIEW •
“No man has ever wanted me enough to say I belong with him.”
Things have heated up with book two in the Sons Of Sin series. The first half of this story was immensely gripping. I could not get enough of the interactions between Madison and Beck the minute they crossed paths. From the constant banter, to the zingy chemistry, to the constant surprising developments in their budding relationship.
It’s fast-paced storytelling for the better half of the book before the pacing slows down midway once Madison and Beck are in the thick of things with The Association— a criminal underworld of sorts Beck and all his brothers are in connection with. I enjoyed the romance elements of this book. In my opinion it’s a lot more attention-grabbing than the first in the series, and I found the MCs chemistry a lot more genuine and organic in its development. There’s a lot to take in with Beck’s world that there’s times early on I found myself losing interest in that side of the storyline. After Madison had been incorporated into his business I felt the atmosphere shifted. I was anticipating dark and gritty elements and tons of suspense that never really presented itself. What I initially thought would be mafia romance, was really more contemporary with minor mafia-esque vibes.
I do recommend reading the first book in the series before starting this one as there’s an interconnecting storyline amongst the brothers that carries throughout. Although it’s essentially in the contemporary romance genre, there are some dark subject matters that may be disturbing or triggering for some readers. It contains violence, kidnapping, and sexual assault. It’s intended for readers 18+ only.
Whilst I did enjoy this book overall, I found having no epilogue left Madison and Beck’s story with a lot more questions than answers. There’s some character growth present but not as much as I would’ve liked. I have no doubt Madison and Beck will feature in future books, but it still would’ve been nice to see some sort of conclusion in this one. I do however like that the ending segues to the next brother’s story in the series.
This being the second book, I can definitely see a lot more developments amongst the brothers and see more of their family dynamics. There’s complexity there that is gradually building and leaves you intrigue to see more.
The writing itself is effortless to follow, told from dual POVs, and is constantly progressing. There’s an array of characters, all of whom have made impressions— some more than others that I hope this won’t be the last time we see some of these secondary characters as I found their stories were just as interesting as the MCs.
If you’re interested in dipping your toes in mafia romance without the dark and grittiness elements just yet, I recommend giving the Sons Of Sin series a try. As I mentioned earlier, it’s mostly contemporary but there’s still an underlying mafia/ underworld setting, it’s just tamer than the usual dark and mafia romance stories already out there.
The characters are both likable and relatable that had me instantaneously invested in knowing more about their stories and seeing a romantic connection develop. The world-building is still relatively in its early stages but I’m looking forward to seeing a lot more dimension as the series expands. It has a little bit of spice thrown into a lot of sweetness, and there’s also unpredictability throughout that ultimately kept me engaged. It’s a great read with cool friendships and the makings of a hefty brotherhood.
Thank you Willa Jade for the opportunity to read an advance copy! 💙
🔔 Interested in reading Disavow? Grab your copy here: Universal Link
♟ Sons Of Sin Series
Book One: Judgment by Willa Jade
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Kingdom Fall by A. Zavarelli
Taken By A Sinner by Michelle Heard
Twisted Loyalties by Cora Reilly
Villainous Kingpin by Eva Winners
A Vow Of Lust & Fury by L.P. Lovell
Happy reading, guys! Catch you in me next one! Xo
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