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The Deliverance of Dilan by Kathy Coopmans
Series: The Syndicate #4
Genres: Mafia Romance
The mysterious man
The man with a war to end.
The man who was put behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit.
The man who disappeared after he was shot.
The man who fell for the woman.
The innocent woman.
He’s back to deliver his rightful revenge.
He saved her life.
Took a bullet for her.
For six long months, she’s tried to forget him.
His face, his tattoos. His sinful body.
She may be innocent. However, she is not naïve.
Dilan is back. Anna is determined.
Two people stand in their way.
A brother and a sister.
The Mexican Cartel.
They started the war.
Let’s finish it.
I was really nervous about this one. At the end of the previous book Dilan has shown up to his cousin’s wedding with a woman in tow. This is after he has told Anna just how much she should stay away from him and he doesn’t want anything but sex from her. Of course then he was shot and she was kidnapped. Now here we are at the wedding and he has brought the enemy. I have to say that I loved his mother’s reaction! She was ready to cut that chick’s throat. I was nervous that it was going to take forever for Dilan to figure out that Anna was where he belonged but it didn’t. In fact right form the beginning he knows he should be with her but he has this whole revenge thing going on and doesn’t want her drawn into it.
Little does he know that one she is already being stalked by the crazy chick’s brother and that Anna will put herself right into that chick’s path to save Dilan. Anna tried to forget Dilan but her heart wouldn’t allow it. Even when everyone told her to give up on him, including him. She knew that deep down he felt something for her. So when the time came she forgave him and did everything she could to protect the family (as in mafia.) In fact when the women are kidnapped she willing goes with the nut job in order to free the others. Dilan and Anna are so perfect together and they have a strength to them that allowed them to survive all the things they did. They came out of it all even stronger and are closer because of it.
The ending left me a little worried because it is setting up the final book of the series and it said “one death”. I hope and pray it is not any of the characters I have come to know and love. As always Kathy Coopmans has created characters that draw you in. You find that you feel for them even though they are in fact mafia. You can see in your mind’s eye the struggles they have. That takes a truly talented author to give their readers that gift.
“Don’t stand there pitying yourself or any one of us, Dilan. We will get through this.” My uncle stands directly in front of me. His words are mixing with the ones Roan just spoke, stabbing me with a dull knife into my already wounded heart.
“One thing I hate is repeating myself. But it seems with you I have to. You’ve always carried this fucked-up world on your shoulders. Just like your cousin, you’re a fixer. Determined to do shit on your own in order to protect those you love. Well,goddamn it, sometimes in life we need to ask for help. Even though you didn’t, you sure as fuck are getting it. There are things in life that drive us to do things we do not want to do. I know first-hand how these things or people that drive a knife so deep into your gut, twisting the shit out of it until you’re damn near bleed dry, can possess your every thought. It damn near killed me to know Royal had a part in putting you away. Why he turned on all of us is irrelevant. He did. He broke the rules and so did the Carlos family. The situation with Royal has lead up to all of this. My guess is he was jealous of you, like he was of his own brother. He had his filthy hands mingling with Juan’s, to attack me where he knew it would hurt me the most. My family.” He pauses briefly then continues on, his words pulling me from my gloom of guilt.
Other books in the Series
The Wrath of Cain (book 1 in the Syndicate Series)
The Redemption of Roan (book 2 in the Syndicate Series)
The Absolution of Aidan (book 3 in the Syndicate Series)
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