REVIEW: Vengeance Aside by Nancy Haviland (Wanted Men #0.5)

Posted December 5, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

REVIEW: Vengeance Aside by Nancy Haviland (Wanted Men #0.5)Vengeance Aside by Nancy Haviland
on November 21st 2017
Genres: Mafia, Romance
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He sees her. He falls. He proves it by killing for her in a room full of his associates.

Now he’ll take her home and try to convince her a love that descends like a hammer is one that can last a lifetime.

She sees him. She stumbles. She proves her sophistication by fainting, then comes to in a Russian mobster’s compound.

Now she'll protect herself while experiencing all the things she’s been denied her entire life.

**This novel is a prequel to A Love of Vengeance (Wanted Men #1) but can be read as a standalone.**

Dorsey’s Review

5 “Mr. Murdery” Stars!!

Nancy Haviland has once again enthralled me with her powerful writing ability to totally captivate me and suck me into a world that I wish I was part of! Which, as a reader is saying something since I normally avoid the dark gritty world of mafia romance.

In Vengeance Aside we meet Lukas and Dale who have an instant connection in this sizzling addition to Nancy Haviland’s Wanted Men series. The chemistry and attraction between Lukas and Dale was off the charts hot. It was instant, palpable, and I was on the edge of my seat with giddy anticipation to see how things would play out between them. Lukas is a fantastic addition to the Wanted Men family and Magdalene (Dale) is his soul mate in every sense of the word, now he just needs to convince her that he is her soul mate as well.

Dale has experienced emotional abuse, loss, and tragedy at an early age, so she has learned to emotionally and physically shut down and shut people out to protect herself from feeling anything for anyone….until Lukas. I loved Dale, I found her witty, a bit neurotic and vulnerable, strong, intelligent and (eventually) a very loving and loyal character.

“Now, you’ve been claimed, you’ve accepted me, light and dark, and you’ll never forget who you belong to”.

Lukas enters Dale’s life like a frigging wrecking ball and will stop at nothing to break down all her walls to make her see that they belong together. Lukas is all alpha, with a possessive attitude and an unwavering devotion to Dale. He knew after one look that Dale was his. The persistence, patience, and thoughtfulness he displayed with Dale was incredibly charming and enduring.

Oh dear lord, how does Nancy Haviland write such amazing characters and storylines, how does she manage to write men who are ruthless, have very dark sides, and yet they also have the ability to be tender, loving and patient, who are ruthlessly protective, and completely loyal? I’m totally and thoroughly captivated and I’m in love with each and every one of her hero’s (however, Maks from An Obsession with Vengeance totally owns my heart!).

All-in-all another fantastic journey into the world of Nancy Haviland’s Wanted Men. I loved that some characters from the previous books are included in this Prequel, I absolutely loved this addition to the series and I cannot wait for more!


About Nancy Haviland

Nancy Haviland, author of the bestselling organized crime series, WANTED MEN, writes about her alpha mobsters and their ladies from her home near Toronto, Ontario. She fights for space on her keyboard with her arrogant kitty named Talbot, and adores her Tim Horton’s coffee; as any self-respecting Canadian would. She writes contemporary romantic suspense but will happily read anything that involves two people smooching.

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