♡ARC Review♡ Inflict by Bethany Kris
And he’s already spent years trying to cover the scars left over from the pain.
A chance encounter puts the lost girl from his past back on his path, and he no longer has a choice but to face the darkness he’s been ignoring for years.
Evelyn. Sasha. Slave.
She doesn’t really know who she is anymore.
Or maybe she does, and she doesn’t want to tell.
She isn’t the same as she once was—now a thing to be kept and maintained, shuffled from owner to owner until it was her time to go. She only became Connor’s because he took her when he knew she wasn’t his to take.
Except she isn’t Connor’s at all …
And he can’t keep her hidden forever.
He loved her, so he gave her whatever the feck her black heart desired. After all, it made his black heart keep beating .
Inflict is a standalone novel from Bethany Kris and guess what's the genre? It's Mafia, woo hoo!! I love mafia romances so I had to read this one no matter what. In spite of having a school test, I gave into the temptation and read Inflict in a single sitting, how could I not? C'mon guys, it's BETHANY KRIS!!
This was definitely darker than her other books with with graphic depictions of violence, sexual scenes, dark elements and a HEA. This book has the ultimate triggers which keeps the readers on the edge throughout the entire read.
Inflict revolves around Connor and Evelyn. The story begins with Connor being a six year old kid. Connor's entire childhood is marked by cruelty, beatings and torture being the son of the boss of Irish Mafia. His father is a merciless bastard with no signs of humanity. One day out of the blue Connor meets a girl called Evelyn and develops an instant friendship which transforms into an innocent love. She is his solace from his father's torture. She is his only light in the world full of darkness, his only angel in the world full of devils. But one day everything shatters when Evelyn's house gets erupted into flames leaving no sign of life.
The story takes a time leap and we are introduced to 26 years old Connor who has followed in his father's footsteps taking over his business and making his own name in the crime world. He has become the heartless Bastard everyone expects him to be by suppressing his feelings in order to survive in the mafia world.
Only the bloodiest ones wear the crown.”He is one of the most fearful mobsters but no one knows the real him except the girl with the beautiful eyes who was taken from him leaving him alone in the world of monsters.
Connor has successfully buried away all his feelings and emotions until one day amidst a job to kill a Russian mobster he finds a girl ducked in the corner by a bed lost in her own thoughts and all the memories come rushing back when he recognizes the girl as Evelyn– his only friend, his light.
Create pain to destroy pain. Create scars to hide scars. Cut in, bleed out. Breathe in, breathe out.
For the readers who love dark and gritty romance with unpredictable twists and turns and 'pulling your hair out' angst, INFLICT is definitely for you.
Connor- 4.5 Stars
Evelyn- 4.5 Stars
Supporting characters- 3 Stars
Villains- 5 Stars
Plot- 4 Stars
Storytelling- 4 Stars
Romance- 4 Stars
Sexual tension- 4.5 Stars
Sexual scenes- 5 Stars
Story ending- 4 Stars
Darkness-- High Focus
Humor-- Low Focus
Romance-- High Focus
Would I recommend this book? YES
Would I read other books from this author? YES
Did I enjoy this read? YES
Is it worth reading? YES
Is it worth reading? YES