Title: Dark Soul: Volume Two
Author: Aleksandr Voinov
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Characters: Stefano Marino, Silvio Spadaro
POV: 3rd Person
Sub-Genre: Erotica/Contemporary/Crime Drama
The second volume in the Dark Soul series features the stories “Dark Whisper” and “Dark Night.”
In “Dark Whisper,” Gianbattista may have broken Silvio’s heart and sent him off to the States, but he’s still just a phone call away. When Silvio returns from a sex shop with a bag full of goodies, Gianbattista can’t resist topping his boy one more time, even if they are 4,000 miles apart.
In “Dark Night,” the Russian problem comes back to haunt Stefano, and when a dark encounter leaves him bloody and broken, Silvio knows just the right way to ease his pain.
Dark Soul: Volume Two simmers, hovering just on the cusp of a full out roiling boil as the story of Stefano Marino, mob boss, and the seductive and enigmatic mob enforcer, Silvio Spadaro, continues to coax the reader along into a dangerous game of physical attraction.
This installment in the series reads as a prelude to what promises to be an explosive battle for power and control, both between Stefano and Silvio, as well as between the two of them and the Russian mob. Critical choices and challenges loom on the horizon, choices that for Stefano might mean learning to accept some long denied truths about himself, while Silvio must confront and overcome the sting of his former lover’s rejection.
Aleksandr Voinov ramps up the tension in this installment to a near fever pitch. The sexual pull between Stefano and Silvio intensifies, as does the dangerous nature of the criminal element that threatens to stage a coup to depose Stefano as supreme ruler of his territory.
Was this a bit of a tease? Why, yes it was. Did I love it? You bet!
Reviewed By: Lisa