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The Absolution of Aidan by Kathy Coopmans
Series: The Syndicate #3
Genres: Mafia Romance
I was cruel to Deidre La Russo. Said things I should never say to a woman.
Seen things happen to her.
Things darker than the bottle of liquor I consume.
I felt helpless.
The memories are more tortuous than the act of her torture.
Then she walks back into my life, only she’s not alone.
Deidre La Russo
I have my reasons for leaving.
I lived through hell.
I was beaten, tortured. Drugged.
I have secrets.
I have to tell them.
Danger brought us all together.
Danger may rip us apart.
Oh my GOD!! That is all I can say! After The Redemption of Roan, I have been on pins and needles waiting for Aidan’s story and let me tell you I was not disappointed. Since the first two books the bad guy has been Royal but with him now out of the picture I wondered who would be introduced and let me tell you the bad guy was great! Aidan is hot, super sexy, and my new book boyfriend super sexy while Deidre is stronger than she ever thought she could be!
Aidan feels as though he doesn’t really deserve anything good in life and knows what he is. After all he does work for the Mafia. The hardest thing he has had to do was watch while Deidre suffered at the hands of Royal (int he last book) all the while remembering the horrible things he said to her. Deidre went through hell and then discovered that she was tied to Aidan in a way neither ever considered. She spent time away from everyone after suffering a breakdown in the hospital while being treated for her her wounds. That connection and Aidan’s voice in her head gives her the strength she needs to pull through and when she is placed in a new hell she proves just how strong she can be.
Like I said this was an amazing book! This is one of my favorite mafia series and I only have two favorites. From the very first book Kathy Coopmans has grabbed my not only my attention but also my emotions and hasn’t let go yet. I can’t wait to see where this series leads. From page one until the end you won’t want to put down the book.
Aidan can never see me like this. He’s lodged in my head too. I should hate him after the things he said to me, the way he treated me after we gave in to the carnal desire we felt for each other. I know I treated the man poorly, but he just kept getting under my skin. His deep voice. His bright blue eyes. His muscular body. His six-foot-something frame. I hate him.
Oh, I heard him, all right, demanding for me to hang on while I felt like I was going to die every time Royal pierced me with his knife. He even called me baby a few times. He’s a callous asshole. A user. A fucking tool of a man, and I don’t want to see him. I’ve gone insane. I don’t want or need anybody. They can let me die. Yes. The only way to get rid of any and all of these voices in my head is to die.
“Deidre.” An older woman comes into my room, followed by my dad. The look of concern on their faces stops me in the tracks of plotting ways to kill myself.
“I’m Doctor Jenkins. Your father here has told me you want to leave. I cannot discharge you. This is the best place for you to be. You have to heal. Now, are you in any pain, sweetheart? Would you like the nurse to give you—”
“Noooooooooooooo! Quit saying I have to heal! You don’t know what I need or have to do! None of you do!” I scream. Her body jolts back.
I’ve fucking had it with these people not listening to me. I start to thrash in the small bed. Kick the covers off. My body is so weak I have no idea what the hell I’m doing. All I know is if they won’t help me, then I will help myself. I will get out of here. I will. Then I will die. The howling laughter, the slimy deep tones, their faces, they will all be gone.
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