I am Number Nine, and I serve at the pleasure of those who come knocking at my door.
Once upon a time…
I was locked in a skyscraper in New York City with eight other girls.
I can’t belong to no single man because I’ve belonged to all. No identity, no friends, and no life outside the gilded door of this tower. When I’m not working, I paint the wall every day, the outside sun I’ve imagined that I’ve never felt on my skin.
One day, the Bratva Brotherhood comes for me.
Sociopath. Barbaric. Inhuman. The merciless man, Dimitri Nikhaelov wears no smile on his face as he barges into my room. No greetings. No words of assurance.
Imagine my surprise when he says, «You’re being delivered.»
Now I’m on a road trip across the country with the deadly Russian man to my final assignment. I thought he was my prince charming, that he might be my savior, but I was so wrong. I didn’t know my freedom would come at a high price.
Welcome to New York’s Underworld.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
A Lock of Death by Beena Khan is a dark mafia romance. It’s the second book from the Black Widow series.
This story is about Dimitri Nikolaev, the Pakhan’s brother and second in command in the Bratva Brotherhood. He was known as cold-blooded, barbaric, and inhuman. He was feared by everyone. Alexander had assigned him the deliverance of a girl who had been sold.
Nine worked like a mule for the Bratva last three years. She was locked in a skyscraper in New York City with eight other girls. Her life wasn’t good but she was content until Dima came for her with the news. In two weeks she would be delivered to Boris Federov as his wife. Nine wasn’t gonna be a slave to a man ever again, she would fight until her last breath in order to be free again.
This is a dark retelling of rapunzel. The plot is unique and captivating. The story is told by a dual pov, most of it is written in the present time but there are a few flashbacks from the past. I thought that A King of Beasts was the most twisted book by this author but I was very wrong. This one is pure darkness with flickers of light. There was a scene that was so disturbing a barely managed to read that part. It literally gave me chills. Other than that I loved the deadly romance. Both characters were insane and they had a deep understanding of each other although they were very different. A match made in hell. My favorite parts were when Nine stood against Dima.
I highly recommend you to read this book only if you can handle a truly dark story. I loved it and I will rate it with 5 stars.
My Favorite lines:
1)I ran out of fucks to give now.
2)“My therapist called his therapist.”
3)The world needs monsters, so it creates them.”