I was a nanny in need of a job.
He was darkness personified.
I had little to call my own.
He was filthy rich, powerful, and dangerous.
The assignment was simple, and my goal was too.
Take care of his son. Keep my head down. When he least expects it, destroy him.
It should have been easy. I thought it would be until I looked into his stark blue eyes.
Kissing the enemy is a bad idea, but so is falling in love with him.
He doesn’t know my crumbling foundation is built on lies.
When he discovers the truth, I’ll find out if he’s as brutal as I believe.
I came here to steal his life.
I didn’t count on him stealing my heart.
Point of view:
1st person. Alternating between Alessio & Natalia’s perspectives.
Saw this reviewed on oritty: books and i IG last week and knew I wanted to read it ASAP. I loved this mix of dark romance, mystery, and suspense. Alessio works for a secret organization far scarier than the Mob and Natalia is determined to infiltrate. She secures a job as nanny to Alessio’s son, Nino. Everyone has secrets and as they are revealed the repercussions spread far and wide.
Zavarelli’s writing dragged me in and I was completely invested in Alessio, Natalia, & Nino’s HEA. I also adore single parent/nanny tropes – and this had some unique spin to it. I don’t want to give anything away because there were so many twists and turns in this story.
Just be ready to hang on for hot sex, push/pull, and never knowing what’s going to happen when you turn the page. Great read.
Note: This is part of the Underworld Kings – A multi-author series of standalone books filled with mafia families waging war, danger and violence, arranged and forced marriages, angst, love, and everything in-between. This is the only book I’ve read in the series and it stands fine on its own.
Content Warnings (possible spoilers):
Several violent murders, SA/mutilation/attempted drowning of female main character in past that’s graphically described & results in pregnancy, SA & Murder of male secondary character
About the author:
A. Zavarelli is a USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon bestselling author of dark and contemporary romance. When she’s not putting her characters through hell, she can usually be found watching bizarre and twisted documentaries in the name of research. She currently lives in the Northwest with her lumberjack and an entire brood of fur babies.
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My Favorite Quotes
Alessio Scarcello can’t terrify me. After all, I’ve already met the Devil himself. – Kingdom Fall by @AZavarellibooks #DarkRomance #RomanticSuspense #MysteryTweet
Why is it that somehow, amidst the chaos in my beating heart, I still feel safe with him? – Kingdom Fall by @AZavarellibooks #DarkRomance #RomanticSuspense #MysteryTweet
This game feels more dangerous with every second that passes, and I’m losing sight of how to protect myself. – Kingdom Fall by @AZavarellibooks #DarkRomance #RomanticSuspense #MysteryTweet
I want to know who. I want to know why. Then I want to torture them until their blood runs dry. – Kingdom Fall by @AZavarellibooks #DarkRomance #RomanticSuspense #MysteryTweet
I’m becoming a part of his world, a world I had only ever dreamed about destroying. – Kingdom Fall by @AZavarellibooks #DarkRomance #RomanticSuspense #MysteryTweet