#Review “Mine” by Natasha Knight and A. Zavarelli

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Mine: A Bratva Secret Baby Romance

Series: Ties That Bind #1

Authors: Natasha Knight & A. Zavarelli

Genre: Dark Mafia Romance

Tricia’s Musings…

4 Protecting what’s mine CROWNS

If Mafia romance is your thing, then these two talented authors and their skill for writing amazing dark and gritty, edgy stories, have you covered. You’re going to absolutely love Lev Antonov, a dominant, dangerous alpha, a member of the Russian Bratva who unexpectedly bursts into the life of unsuspecting Katerina Blake. Not only does he turn it upside down, he blows it all to smithereens. Being in the wrong place at the wrong time, not once but twice, will have serious repercussions for Kat for the rest of her life.

There’s so much chemistry and passion between these two that neither of them can explain. With thoughts only of a one night stand, Lev wastes no time showing Kat just what effect she has on him. However, their lives are intertwined in a way which neither of them could’ve predicted. Any kind of association with someone like Lev shines a spotlight on you and danger will find you whether you seek it or not. You can run but you can’t hide forever.

Mine starts off slowly but soon picks up pace and there’s twists and turns and a good dose of suspense driving the story forward. Kat struggles to survive but despite this I loved her determination, her strength and resilience. Although sweet natured, she stands up for herself, giving as good as she gets. Lev is one possessive, unapologetic, forceful man. Despite his need for control, he has, well I wouldn’t exactly call it a softer side, cos there’s nothing soft about him, but he clearly has caring feelings and a need to protect and defend those that he sees as “his”. He doesn’t have the time or inclination to explain himself, he just needs Kat to trust him, something which under the circumstances is not going to come easily. You can feel the frustration, the push and pull, from both of them.

As this is book one in a duet, it of course ends on a cliffhanger and one heck of a breath stealing cliffy too. Lev and Kat’s journey is far from over, so many pieces of the puzzle still missing. I can’t wait to see where and how this all ends and who will be left standing when it does.

ARC review


She was never supposed to walk into my club.  

But she did.  I shouldn’t have looked twice at her.  

But I did.  

The criminal underworld is no place for a girl like her.  One night with Katerina isn’t enough, but men like me can’t afford to be weak.  

So, I tell her to leave me behind.  She does, but not before she sees something she shouldn’t.  

When she goes into hiding, it’s my duty to hunt her down.  I have a job to do, and she needs to disappear for good.  

But four years later, Kat isn’t alone anymore.  And the little boy right beside her looks just like me.


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Releasing April 21


About the Author:

Natasha Knight

USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance, Natasha Knight specializes in dark, tortured heroes. Happily-Ever-Afters are almost always guaranteed, but she
likes to put her characters through hell to get them there. She’s evil like that.


A. Zavarelli

A. Zavarelli is a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author.  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 currently lives in the Northwest with her lumberjack and an entire brood of fur babies. 


Happy reading,


    • Mafia romance is one of my favorites. Definitely putting this on my TBR.

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