My father murdered his, so the king took me, prisoner, as his wife.
Once upon a time…
A dark King ruled New York.
I used to believe in fairy tales until one winter night, a rival mob set my world on fire. I’m Roza Ivanov, the young prized Mafia Princess of the Russian Solntsevskaya Bratva, the Pakhan’s daughter.
My happily ever after never came.
It wasn’t prince charming that came for me, but the Mad King himself. The brutal Italian’s dark beauty is violent and wicked. This is my life sentence for my father’s sins. I must atone for a debt claimed because he always collects.
The monster claims I destroyed his reality, now he challenges my sanity.
My outspoken mouth gets me in trouble, and the bruises he gives me have become too frequent on my fair flesh, leaving scars behind. The people around me look away as my innocence is shed until one stare lingers.
Bodyguards are meant to be protectors, not lovers.
One beauty. Two beasts. Three lives. One love.
Welcome to New York’s Underworld.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
A King of Beasts by Beena Khan is a dark romance. It’s the third book from the Beauty & The Beast series.
This is the story of Vlad’s parents, Enzo Vitalli, the King of La Cosa Nostra, and Roza Ivanov, the Bratva princess. It’s one of the darkest and most obsessive romances I have ever read. Based on what I read about Enzo in the last two books, I think that this is the perfect story for him. Basically, we see how this monster was created and why he hated women. There were moments that he was a sexy anti-hero but for the most part, he was just a psycho. I would have liked him more if he hadn’t crossed the line. Roza was a strange
character as well. There were times where she was a true queen, a fighter but then she just gave up. She was definitely more likable than Enzo. Kaya was just bland for me. I mean yeah he loved her and treated her right but they hadn’t the chemistry she had with Enzo. I am a bit conflicted but I think I would have preferred it if she had ended up with Enzo. What I wasn’t expecting was the twist at the end,
boy that was a huge surprise.
In conclusion, this is a triggering dark story that I recommend only to adult readers. I will rate it with 4.5 stars and I can’t wait for the next one to come out.