A Love of Vengeance



Once The Most Feared Member Of An Italian Mafia Crime Family, Gabriel Moretti Returns To New York At The Request Of His Mentor, Russian Crime Boss Vasily Tarasov Vasily Needs Someone He Can Trust In Seattle To Protect His Estranged Daughter, Eva Jacobs, While He Avenges The Murder Of The Young Woman S Mother Gabriel Is Unstoppable In A Fight, Whether He S Using Fists, Blades, Or Bullets But Innocent, Onyx Haired Eva May Just Be The Most Dangerous And Beautiful Thing He S Come Up AgainstIntense Sparks Fly Between The Two, Tempting Gabriel To Mix Business With Pleasure While In The Emerald City But Once Word Gets Around That Gabriel Has Shown Up In New York, Stefano His Vengeful Brother And The De Facto Head Of The Family Decides That Eva Is The Key To Ending The Feud Between Them PermanentlyIn This Pulse Pounding Romantic Thriller Set Against The Backdrop Of New York City S Storied Underworld, Loyalties Will Be Tested, Secrets Will Be Told, And Mob Justice Will Be ServedA Love of Vengeance

Nancy Haviland is the author of the STEEL JACKALS MC series, and the bestselling organized crime series, WANTED MEN She writes about her hard loving alphas from her home near Toronto, Ontario._____________________________________________Nancy s WebsiteFacebookTwitterPinterest

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  • 383 pages
  • A Love of Vengeance
  • Nancy Haviland
  • English
  • 15 February 2017

10 thoughts on “A Love of Vengeance

  1. says:

    3 Meh StarsI m kind of apathetic about this book, honestly I liked it well enough however, I just didn t find it to be all that memorable Plus, it took me almost a week to finish this thing And reading time is like dog years in my and most serious readers world And by serious I mean people who read mass quantities, not necessarily quality You will see Alien Gorilla Sex on my tbr before you ever see War Peace folks Just sayin Simply put One Day or More Not all that i 3 Meh StarsI m kind of apathetic about this book, honestly I liked it well enough however, I just didn t find it to be all that memorable Plus, it took me almost a week to finish this thing And reading time is like dog years in my and most serious readers world And by serious I mean people who read mass quantities, not necessarily quality You will see Alien Gorilla Sex on my tbr before you ever see War Peace folks Just sayin Simply put One Day or More Not all that into it But I digress.You would think I would have loved this thing, being that it had a lot of my favorite elements Mafia MC Club Uber possessive Alpha Male Brotherhood style group of man friend bromances Tattoos But something was just missing for me and I can t put my finger on it Gabriel was cool Eva was okayIf a little too perfect But at least she wasn t a self righteous asshat with no brain Regardless, like I said, something was just missing for me.But I still plan on reading the second one Vincente and Nika s story sounds interesting and they had a lot of chemistry in this book.Plus, Vincente sounds HOT

  2. says:

    4.5 starsTitle A Love of VengeanceSeries Wanted Men 1Author Nancy HavilandRelease date November 11, 2014Rating 4.5 starsCliffhanger No HEA view spoiler Yes hide spoiler The day I hear you ve found the woman you want to spend the rest of your life withI ll be there to take her away from you The same way you took Adrianna from me Years ago, a vendetta started when Gabriel followed through on his father s orders and unknowingly caused the death of the woman his brother loved He left 4.5 starsTitle A Love of VengeanceSeries Wanted Men 1Author Nancy HavilandRelease date November 11, 2014Rating 4.5 starsCliffhanger No HEA view spoiler Yes hide spoiler The day I hear you ve found the woman you want to spend the rest of your life withI ll be there to take her away from you The same way you took Adrianna from me Years ago, a vendetta started when Gabriel followed through on his father s orders and unknowingly caused the death of the woman his brother loved He left the lifestyle of the family and decided to go straight But when the Pakhan Russian Boss calls him for a special request, you don t say no There is no one Vasily will trust as much as Gabriel to guard his only daughter while he leaves the country Eva s mother has just been killed by the mob after her connection to the boss was discovered All these years, he thought he was protecting them by keeping them out of his life, but in the end, it was all in vain Which leaves Eva all alone in the world At least, that s what she believes From the moment he sets eyes on Eva s photograph, this woman who he must guard with his life, Gabe knows his life got a whole lotcomplicated And after weeks of him and his security trailing and watching her, his attraction to her has grown uncontrollably That hair He wanted to wrap the silky onyx mass around his wrist and pull, tipping her head back, until he had easy access to those lips he craved. Mine.His every instinct tells him that pursuing her personally would be nothing but dangerous But when he secretly steers her in a position in his company in order to keep her in closer proximity.he can no longer ignore his need for this woman Seriously, Gabe was sinfully sexy, all wrapped up in one dangerous package He was completely charming and supremely confident, except when Eva was messing with his head and as you would expect, feared and used to getting his way Eva didn t stand a chance against his smooth moves and dominant personality He pretty much makes it impossible to not fall for him.With a completely straight face, he said, Show me a man who could pass up the opportunity to stare at you all day and I ll introduce you to his boyfriend Of course, Eva isn t one to let anyone walk all over her and she has brains in her head and uses them I loved this heroine Loved Finally An intelligent heroine that s strong, but not so much that she becomes hard and unidentifiable Because of her mother s less than perfect love life, she s shut herself off and inexperienced with men, but that doesn t mean that the author equates that with naive Yes, she was fooled by Gabe in the beginning, but who wouldn t be She keeps everyone on their toes and I loved that about her Not only that, but she wasn t afraid of Gabeeven when he was whipping out his weapons in attack mode Is the cannon strapped to your thigh coming out next Or are we saving that for when we re alone She lifted her eyebrows as Alek and Quan roared with laughter.Gabe s brother Stefano has caught on to Eva s importance to the family and most importantly, to Gabe Nowthan ever, her life is hanging in the balance If anything were to happen to her, not only would her father be out to kill, but a full out war would be born from her blood.Admittedly, it took me a while to acclimate myself around this detailed mafia landscape, I actually had to make notes Highlighting just wasn t enough this time Between the underbosses, bosses, security men and friends, various family members there were lots you really have a lot to take in There was even a motorcycle club connected to Eva and Gabe as well Caleb Paynne is Eva s best friend Nika s brother and VP of the Obsidian Devil s MC She s literally surrounded by huge, scary dangerous, and deadly men And yeah, I pretty much want to read each one of their own stories The secondary characters weren t insignificant each one played an integral part of the plot.I really sank myself into this story so much, I didn t want to come up for air The first half focused mostly on Gabe and Eva connecting and her realizing her own identity in his world The last half is where the action came in full force Everything centered around Eva and Gabe accepting their need for each other, and him accepting his true destiny all the while trying to stay one step ahead of their enemies This was such an exceptional read from author Nancy Haviland And apparently, her debut book as well which really blows me away This comes across as the work of a seasoned author with well thought out characters that really come to life and grab a hold of you When the next book in the series comes out, I ll most likely be the first to one click the book after stalkingI m so excited to see where she takes the series next with Vincente and Nika.FOLLOW SMOKIN HOT BOOK BLOG ON

  3. says:

    5 Made men s Vengeance starsThat was hot, hot, hot And muchthingsWhoa I wasn t expecting it too be soooooo good I adore mobster books and this was not an exception This is my new favorite series I love all these wanted men All of themYep, in the beginning it was a little bit difficult to put them on my mind in right order but now i just love them They are all of them amazing Even the older one s like Vasily That was amazing How could you res5 Made men s Vengeance starsThat was hot, hot, hot And muchthingsWhoa I wasn t expecting it too be soooooo good I adore mobster books and this was not an exception This is my new favorite series I love all these wanted men All of themYep, in the beginning it was a little bit difficult to put them on my mind in right order but now i just love them They are all of them amazing Even the older one s like Vasily That was amazing How could you resist them They are beautiful, tatooed, nicely dressed, lethal, but at the same time tender, they have high sense of humor and beyond all of the above, they are protective and loyal Nope, no woman in this earth can resist to those guys But i have to stop talking about all of them and i have to focus in one of them Gabriel Moretti.Gabriel was son of an Italian mafia boss and he was his father s heir as a Don But after some bad things that happened before 5years, he left his position to the family and stay away from them His brother Stefano became Don and he is seeking vengeance from Gabriel in the name of love.Vasily Tarasov is the Don of the Russian Mafia and he is asking a favor from Gabriel because he is trusting him Gabriel had to protect Vasily s unknown daughter from the ones that hunt Vasily and killed the woman that he loved, Eva s mother So, Gabriel take this responsibility but the things are changing when he feels attracted of her and he can t stay away from her as much as he was trying.Eva just lost her mother in a car accident and she feels a little bit lost She was her only parently figure and she loved her very much She never met her father and she was feeling hatred for him because he abandoned them His absence took away from Eva a parent and destroyed her mother That s why she had sworn to stay away from men She doesn t want to love and to rely in someone so much because that will give him the power to destroy her But everything is changing when stepped into her life Gabriel Moore She just can not resist to himWell, i can not tell youbecause believe me when i m saying that the things was very complicated They were many vendettas, much chasing, multiple POV s, much history that can not be unfold without reading it The only thing that i can say is that when Eva found out the truth, the things wascomplicated about her and Gabriel, and his brother had sworn to kill the woman that Gabriel someday will fall in love and that day had comeSo they have to watch their backs from multiple things See Complicated.I really enjoyed that book It was quick, interesting, full of suspense and hidden secrets And all the characters were impressive with one or another way, and believe me they were lots of peopleExcept Eva and Gabriel, we were having Vincente, Alec, Maksim, Quan, Vasily, Jak, Caleb, Nika and many, manyAnd except from all this mobster thing, we were having and a MC Lots of things, guys You should dive in here and you will remember me Oh, God I really loved that book Yeah

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    As you all know I m a mafia slut so of course I was going to love this novel P What does a mafia slut mean Well besides the obvious P in my case it means that I read and like love almost any mafia romance novel I come across And in this case I wasn t let down at all by this book.A Love of Vengeance is Nancy Haviland s debut novel unles she writes under a different pen name as well and what a great debut is was D Eva is and doesn t know it a Russian mafia princes that recently lost As you all know I m a mafia slut so of course I was going to love this novel P What does a mafia slut mean Well besides the obvious P in my case it means that I read and like love almost any mafia romance novel I come across And in this case I wasn t let down at all by this book.A Love of Vengeance is Nancy Haviland s debut novel unles she writes under a different pen name as well and what a great debut is was D Eva is and doesn t know it a Russian mafia princes that recently lost her mother to a presumably freak car accident.Gabriel is an Italian mafia prince that left the family business years ago and now, as a favor to Eva s father and his long time friend, he agrees to protect Eva at all costs until her father comes back.Throw into that equation some hot guy friends The Reaper, The Playboy, The Bodyguard, The Gentleman, The Romanian, The Soldier and The Biker , a jealous and revengeful brother, a psycho and you have the perfect recipe for a steamy and adventurous romance novel.What I liked most about this novel was the fact that even if the author mixed a few of well known romance novel ideas the Italian mob, the Russian Bratva and bikers and there are a few characters from which perspectives the story is told it s not too much for the reader She was able to mix the right amount of romance and action to get a beautiful story That being said I really hope you enjoy this book and love it as much as I didand Snow my little mafia slut triplet thanks again for a wonderful recommendation

  5. says:

    After that blurb, i m ready to welcome some Gabriel Moretti in my life. Love a good, bad guy Review to come After that blurb, i m ready to welcome some Gabriel Moretti in my life. Love a good, bad guy Review to come

  6. says:

    Oh boy, oh boy I ve got a feeling that I m in for a hell of a treat with this series I never know what to expect when a series is touted as having a hero that is one of the bad guys This hero, Gabriel Moretti, is the leader of an Italian crime family, but he s long since stepped down after a major fallout with his brother Instead, Gabriel runs a legit business with a few men who were involved with his former life But when one of the top dogs in the Russian underground crime business cal Oh boy, oh boy I ve got a feeling that I m in for a hell of a treat with this series I never know what to expect when a series is touted as having a hero that is one of the bad guys This hero, Gabriel Moretti, is the leader of an Italian crime family, but he s long since stepped down after a major fallout with his brother Instead, Gabriel runs a legit business with a few men who were involved with his former life But when one of the top dogs in the Russian underground crime business calls to ask you for help, you really just have to say yes Which is how Gabriel finds himself secretly watching after Eva Jacobs, a woman whose appearance at once captures his interest Watching her from afar soon reveals the content of Eva s character as well, and Gabriel finds himself unwillingly falling for herthis is not a good thing to happen You don t date the daughter of a powerful crime boss whether or not you ve got the same mojo It creates a sticky web.Eva is a great character She s down to earth and normal, aside from the past that she never even knew about She s under the assumption that her mother s recent death in a car accident was really an accident And that she has been left with no family Little does she know that her father is one of the most influential men in the worldwith the good AND the bad crowds Dimply put, Eva s got no experience or know how when it comes to this life, and even though the drop dead gorgeous Gabriel tries to ease her into accepting her new status, she s overwhelmed While I definitely enjoyed Eva and Gabriel s explosive introduction and pseudo courtship to each other, it was the secondary characters that really made this story They were the comic relief at times, while other big baddies lent an intensity and realism to the character dynamics that made the entire book just a littleauthentic feeling All the boys are interconnected somehow, and each has their own distinct personality There is already a new romance brewing between Eva s best friend and an ultimate bad boy friend of Gabriel s I love when an upcoming romance starts during a current book It gives the lovetime to grow and makes me believe in it Gabriel is the kind of possessive hero that I love He s a good guy that s a bad guy He s not a huge fan of the lifestyle he was born into, but he s sort of come to accept his lot in lifeto an extent An ongoing feud is what sparks the current controversy, and it brings out the crime lord in him One thing I m hesitant to read about in mafia books or MC books is the intense torture and or cruelty scenes, and I m happy to say that these were fairly well glossed over here There s an allusion to some goings on, but nothing much spelled out.I m SO excited about this new author new series I only wish I had waited to read it after a fewbooks were out, because I d be snatching them up Copy provided by the publisher for review

  7. says:

    I enjoyed this book, not as much as I would have liked, but I did I think this book is a great introduction to the series and it promises a lot of different and intriguing stories about the other Wanted Man I liked the book, the plot and the characters, but I did have various problems with it, so I don t feel like I can rate it higher than three stars Here is why First, as an introduction book it is great, because it introduced many interesting characters and provided us with promising story I enjoyed this book, not as much as I would have liked, but I did I think this book is a great introduction to the series and it promises a lot of different and intriguing stories about the other Wanted Man I liked the book, the plot and the characters, but I did have various problems with it, so I don t feel like I can rate it higher than three stars Here is why First, as an introduction book it is great, because it introduced many interesting characters and provided us with promising storylines in the future BUT as a book about two people meeting each other and falling in love, it kind of fell short For one, there were just too many POV and not enough POV from Eva and Gabriel Second, I felt like the secondary story suspense and mafia story took bigger part of the plot than the actual romance between Gabriel and Eva I think if you took out their story without all the mafia problems, there wouldn t be much to read about view spoiler Only daddy issues hide spoiler Second, the insta love and I love you after a few days, made me roll my eyes a lot From the moment Gabriel saw her picture he was just smitten, and couldn t think about anything else Oh please Third, I really didn t feel the suspense Nothing in this book was unexpected for me and I easily predicted most of the plot twists Maybe it was because I have read many similar books or maybe it was something else, but I just didn t feel it I wanted to Lastly, I was annoyed with everybody in the story being super gorgeous stunning beautiful Seriously, almost everyone introduced was with supermodel looks, like YOU CAN T TAKE YOUR EYES OFF OF THEM view spoiler And the biggest cliche of all the most gorgeous girl alive is a bloody virgin hide spoiler Anyway, I did like the book and I think it is a great debut novel The dynamics between the gang and the organized crime bosses were awesome Actually, the whole gang was awesome and I can t wait to learnabout them I will definitely be reading the next book in the series and I am excited to getof Vincente I do recommend thisARC provided by Montlake Romance via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

  8. says:

    4.5 Mafia Loving Stars When Gabriel Moretti Moore is summoned by his mentor and father figure, Russian mob boss Vasily Tarasov he knows something is up Gabriel has built his own empire, after breaking ties with The Family especially his ruthless older brother and he has no intention of going back to New York to take his place in the family business Gabriel is stunned to learn that Vasily has a twenty four year old daughter and that Vasily has kept her a secret No one knew about her o4.5 Mafia Loving Stars When Gabriel Moretti Moore is summoned by his mentor and father figure, Russian mob boss Vasily Tarasov he knows something is up Gabriel has built his own empire, after breaking ties with The Family especially his ruthless older brother and he has no intention of going back to New York to take his place in the family business Gabriel is stunned to learn that Vasily has a twenty four year old daughter and that Vasily has kept her a secret No one knew about her other than Vasily s most trusted soldier for fear his enemies would use her against him.Vasily asks Gabriel to keep an eye on Eva and keep her safe while he s in Russia on business Gabriel wants the stunning Eva Jacobs, he s aware of the line he s crossing but he feels something he has never felt before, he can t stay away nor fight his overwhelming feelings for Eva As he Eva get closer, his scornful brother Stefano looks to seek revenge against Gabriel Eva is in danger and Gabriel will do whatever is necessary to keep her safe, and let me tell you Gabriel is utterly ruthless in his vowel to keep Eva safeShe d better be okay Otherwise the world was going to see a bloodbath of epic proportions in the organized crime realm It s not a secret to anyone but you that I m in love with you, sweetheart I m so goddamn in love with you, it sWell, at the risk of sounding like a pussy, it s unsettling and scary as fuck to realize the control you have over me We re introduced Eva s lifelong BFF Nika, Nika s MC Biker brother Caleb a little bit of everything for everyone , and Gabriel s ruthless trusted lieutenant Vincente Romani aka Reaper who are the focus of Book 2 The Salvation of Vengeance.If your a fan of Mobsters both Russian Italian than your in for a treat I completely enjoyed this book and immediately started The Salvation of Vengeancewhich I m loving

  9. says:

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review A Love of Vengeance is book one in the new series Wanted Men and oh readers, let me just tell you, there are plenty of men you re going to want after reading this If warring mafia families with mixed in action from some motorcycle club men trip your trigger, then you re going to want to get this book immediately Gabriel grew up as the second son to the Morett I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review A Love of Vengeance is book one in the new series Wanted Men and oh readers, let me just tell you, there are plenty of men you re going to want after reading this If warring mafia families with mixed in action from some motorcycle club men trip your trigger, then you re going to want to get this book immediately Gabriel grew up as the second son to the Moretti family Don but after a major fallout with his older brother Stefano, he skipped town He was taken under the wing of Vasily, the Pakhan or godfather of the Russian mafia in the United States Gabriel has tried to go straight but Stefano sporadically makes appearances in his life to remind him that their fight isn t quite over yet When Vasily comes to Gabriel asking a favor, there is no way he can refuse him It turns out that Vasily kept hidden a daughter, whose life may now be in danger and until Vasily can do some cleanup work, he only trusts Gabriel to keep her protected The daughter, Eva, has never met her father let alone knows who he is and with the recent death of her mother, her world is reeling After weeks of watching Eva, Gabriel has started to develop feelings that could have him wearing some cement shoes When Eva and Gabriel finally meet, their mutual attraction is combustible but as Eva finds out not only who Gabriel is but learns what her new identity is, will it be sustainable Gabriel is a very strong and interesting character he had the rough upbringing of being raised to be his father s enforcer He is extremely domineering, forceful, and used to not having to repeat himself while also having an innate sense of fairness He has gone straight for the most part but still has that one foot in the underground world because he recognizes that for better or worse it is a part of his identity For being in a story with numerous powerful men, Eva manages to hold her own, most of the time She meets Gabriel and is instantly attracted and fascinated by him only to find out he has lied to her Eva has no clue about the new world she is thrown into and while holding onto to Gabriel helps to keep her feet on the ground she also is struggling to completely trust him Their heavy sexual bond with layer of mistrust creates a fierce push and pull relationship The overall story is a mixture of thriller, suspense, and action imagine Eva and Gabriel sitting in the middle of a swirling tornado of blood feuds, deceit, spies, and dark underground dealings The cast of characters is enormous and while each one is interesting, it starts to feel like a barrage As this is the first book in the series, I m sure the author wanted to get everyone introduced and set up interest for preceding books but, especially in the beginning, it was overwhelming as I was trying to focus on Eva and Gabriel to develop a connection and interest with them It just takes away from our main couple a bit, however, it also worked as I am certainly looking forward to some of the men of Gabriel and Vasily s crew getting their own story definitely looking at you Maksim With such a large cast with interwoven story threads, things could have went off the rails quickly but the author managed to connect everything wonderfully and keep the pace up, I was flipping pages at a good speed engrossed with the story As far as debut books go, I was highly impressed with this, even with the couple times that I thought Gabriel was a trace juvenile in his thoughts about Eva and the aforementioned slight messiness with dumping a boat load of characters on the reader The quality of writing has me excited with how good this author could turn out to be with some maturation Even though at times the outside interference fights to steals the show from Eva and Gabriel, they hold their own The fervency from this couple will keep you reading late into the night With mafia and MC themes being so popular right now combined with the good writing and engaging story and characters, this is going to be a in demand series The second book looks to be about Eva s friend Nika and Gabriel s friend Vincente, both play a decent role in this story, and I will definitely be watching the calendar for it

  10. says:

    I enjoyed this one wasn t as gritty as most mafia romances but still good Looking forward to the next one.

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