Title: Year of the Scorpio: Part Two
Author: Stacy Gail
Series: Year of the Scorpio
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: 2/13/2017
Genre(s): Dark Erotic Romance, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
Page Count: 322
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
***TRIGGER WARNING: This is a MAFIA romance. In addition to several scenes with strong sexual content, there are also scenes involving violence, death, gun play, mention of sexual abuse, and adult language. Due to the nature of this book, it is intended for 18+ audiences only***
My name is Dash.
The Vitaliev Bratva had always been a part of my life, but I was never a part of it. My father built it from the ground up, and while he never hid what the family business was, he never wanted my life to be tainted by it.
But my father forgot one thing.
I’m also a Vitaliev.
Everything I hold dear has been targeted since my father’s death—my business, my friends, and the peaceful world I’ve built for myself. But it wasn’t until the love of my life, Polo Scorpeone, was struck down by a sniper’s bullet that I realized being a Vitaliev isn’t a curse. It’s a strength.
I will face my hidden enemy with the Vitaliev fire of old, and I’ll do it with the most powerful lethal weapon Chicago’s underworld has ever known by my side.
Come to find out, the legendary Scorpio is hard to kill.
Author’s Note: This is the second half of a two-part story arc. YEAR OF THE SCORPIO: PART TWO takes place immediately after the end of YEAR OF THE SCORPIO: PART ONE. If you haven’t read YEAR OF THE SCORPIO: PART ONE, you’re literally getting only half the story. You have been warned.
Forget walking. I can fly.
Year of the Scorpio: Part Two picks up right where Part One leaves off. Where the first part focuses on Dash and Polo’s budding relationship, the second kicks in with the dark in this dark, mafia romance. It left me breathless, and I absolutely loved it!
I like to think of this book like a live, exposed wire. All the players get closer and closer to the truth, and as they do, the suspense tautens and the danger escalates. It sets the stage for the bolt of electricity in the air, the anticipation, the expectancy. Who will touch the wire first, and will they be able to survive the fallout?
While everyone else fell apart, Dasha kept her shit together. Her strength was the sexiest damn thing he’d ever known.
This one so gritty and heartbreaking, but with a hyperactive awareness that just kept me reading. The anger and fear and devastation is palpable, but alongside that is this feeling of hope and healing. Dash and Polo’s relationship is still deepening, but it has this darker edge of need that jumps off the page. All you can do is wait for the inevitable confrontation.
The ending was everything I wished for and more. I love Dash’s strength as much as I love Polo’s vulnerability. There’s a depth to these characters, and the side cast was just fantastic. Just make sure you have tissues at hand when reading this one. What a ride!