Title: CONOR (Boston Underworld)
Author: A. Zavarelli
Release: December 27, 2018
Genre: Dark Romance
Stephanie’s 5 Blush Up All Night Review
“Marry him or lose my life.”
Conor is book #6 of the Boston Underground series. It is a stand-alone novella and can be read as such. I had no problem following the story. I started the Boston Underground series at book #5, Thief. I fell in love and quickly went back, reading the series from the beginning. Each book is unique in their own way and some are darker than others. Conor stole my heart! I read this in one sitting!
We met Conor in Crow. He is the rookie and still feels like he needs to prove himself.
“Sometimes it’s a pain in the arse being the rookie, but even if it takes a lifetime, I’m willing to prove myself to the brotherhood.”
Squeee! This story! So beautifully written! I love how it was written with an Irish dialect. Conor and Ivy’s story is filled with emotion, some angst and just a touch of dark. Crow asks Conor to keep watch on Ivy, the girlfriend of a rival mobster, and a potential witness to his death.
“I need ye to keep an eye on her. Find out everything ye can about her and what she knows, and don’t let her out of your sight.”
Conor and Ivy have a lot in common. Both have been caught in the crossfire of the Irish Syndicate mob. Ivy is so fragile, hanging on for dear life at times. But she is also strong and determined. And Conor! He has many sides to him. He struggles with his past, his pride and his purpose. He does not want to appear weak.
“The little birdie is young, probably in her early twenties like me.”
The attraction between them is there. A chemistry, a pull. Both are quick to deny it. Their attraction and affection grow and passion takes over. Ivy has wound her way into Conor’s heart! There is also a wee bit of baggage that Ivy has. This changes the way Conor sees her and he steps up in the most heartwarming and honorable way! I also love the terms of endearment that he uses for Ivy.
“He wants me to come out and say it, like I’ve caught feelings for this bird or something.”We are treated to scenes with Crow, Rory and Fitzy and it made me want to go back and read their stories all over again! Ashleigh Zavarelli makes us fall head over heels in love with Conor and Ivy! Their emotions, their conflicts, their decisions all flowed and connected their story. I have loved this series and I am sad to see it end! I highly recommend Conor as well as the entire Boston Underground series!
When I stumbled into a mafia run club seeking a job, I was looking for protection. Little did I know I’d need protection from him.
Conor O’ Callahan was exactly the kind of danger I was trying to avoid. He was gorgeous as sin with an accent hotter than Hades, but that’s where the charm ended.
He was also cynical, cold, and downright cranky.
So, you could imagine my surprise when he gave me a proposition. Marry him or lose my life.
Desperate times call for desperate measures. I’ve learned to do what’s necessary to survive in this world, and that includes marrying a mobster. Regardless of what he might say, it’s only temporary.
It’s not like I’m going to sleep with him. Or fall for him.
Because that would be stupid, right?
Buy Links: Kindle Unlimited
Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2RgY1dj
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2RiTJSA
Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/2Rhzk0u
Early Praise for the Novel:
“It held me in its clutches with the hotness, the sweetness, and the action-packed ride I never wanted to end!!”- Erika, Bookhaven Bookblog
“I love me some Conor. He is dreamy af. Lethal and sweet, my ultimate book boyfriend!”- Amber, Leave Me Alone I’m Reading
“I read this in one sitting, devoured it, inhaled it, loved it!! Not once did I put it down.”- Kitty Kat’s Crazy About Books
“He is the ultimate alpha perfection!” – Sansa Reads
“JUST GRAB THIS BOOK ASAP and READ IT.”- Gone With the Romance
A. Zavarelli is a book junkie, cat lover, and traveler when plagued by intense cases of wanderlust. She likes all things chocolate, books that come with warnings, and putting her characters through hell.
Her tales have been known to flirt with darkness and sometimes court it unabashedly altogether. Revenge themes and tortured souls are her favorites to write and this gives her an excuse to watch bizarre and twisted documentaries in her spare time.
She is slightly obsessed with Theo James and funny animal memes. If you don’t mind these things, you should add her on facebook.
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