* Release Day Blitz * Thief * Boston Underworld Book 5) by A. Zavarelli * Blog Tour * Book Review * Giveaway * Excerpt *

Posted February 23, 2018 by Maria in Blog Tour, Book Release, Book Reviews, Excerpt, Giveaways / 0 Comments

* Release Day Blitz * Thief * Boston Underworld Book 5) by A. Zavarelli * Blog Tour * Book Review * Giveaway * Excerpt *

Genres: Dark Romance, Mafia
Format: eARC

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Title: Thief
Series: Boston Underworld #5
Author: A. Zavarelli

Genre: Dark Romance

Release Date: February 23, 2018


I’m a good girl.
I live by a code
that can’t be bent or broken. It is my duty to my family to stay innocent and
pure. To marry an Italian man. The stars are already aligned.
But Nikolai Kozlov
re-writes my destiny with five simple words.
You belong to me
He’s Russian mafiya.
A thief. A skilled liar with no moral boundaries. He is everything I have
been taught to hate. A man who stands for nothing. A man who takes what he
wants without a second thought.
And what he wanted
was me.
He thinks he
controls my fate, but what he doesn’t know is, sometimes it’s the good girls
you have to watch out for. 
I’m a dangerous man.
I live by a code.
The Vory code. It is my duty to my family to protect the brotherhood. To
destroy anyone who threatens what we stand for, including her.
She’s a dancer. A
beautiful little doll. My prisoner, and my new favorite puppet. This mafia
princess thinks she has me under her spell, but in the end, she is simply
It’s a shame to
destroy precious things.


But this is what bad
men do.

~ Maria’s Review ~

I didn’t realize how much I missed the dark Boston underworld created by the talented author A. Zavarelli until I read Thief.  It was great being back in their world. Thief is an amazing installment in this amazing series. It is book 5 and can be read as a standalone, though, I personally recommend reading the series in order to fully appreciate the story. Thief centers around Nikolai and Tanaka. I fell in love with these characters, and, I know you will, too.

Nikolai is dangerous, arrogant, gorgeous, and mean. He is in the Russian mafia. He has an agenda and is haunted by the many ghosts of his past. Nikolai isn’t looking for redemption. He’s looking for revenge. Until Tanaka. Even then, he thinks he knows but everything changes with her. She is beautiful, young, naïve but not. She has been through a lot in her life. She is an Italian mafia princess. But though she seems docile and subservient, there is a fire building inside her. A need for control. She pours everything she has into her dancing until she can’t.

Author A. Zavarelli does a fantastic job developing the relationship between Nikolai and Tanaka. The push/ pull is intense. The attraction is palpable. The interaction is sarcastic, snarky, mean, seductive and at times, caring. But a Russian Vory can’t show weakness and she can’t fall for him. Both are stubborn, but try as they might, fate has other plans. I love how Tanaka comes into her own. Her character is sassy and feisty. I loved  when she finally lets it out. They both have to face some hard truths.

Thief had me hooked. Author A. Zavarelli has a unique writing style. It just draws you in. She captivated me with her words. This is a great series. It is dark, edgy, twisted and sexy. Highly recommend.


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The first thing I always notice about a person is their
posture. I was raised to believe that good posture conveys good manners, as
well as respect for those around you. Nikolai carries his posture like a casual
‘f#ck you’ to everyone around him. There is no decorum in his leather jacket,
jeans, or his haphazardly laced motorcycle boots. Everything he wears is black,
but the small glimpse of skin beneath is a riot of colors. Tattoos cover every
inch of his exposed skin, including his throat.
I’m not sure which is more offensive- the ink or the faux
hawk atop his head. This is not the way you attend a ballet, nor is he the type
of man I expect my father to keep company with.
“Tanaka.” He reaches for my hand and kisses it in a way that
few men would ever dare to do in my father’s presence. “You dance beautifully.”
The words are unmistakably accented. Russian. And I’m
struggling to maintain my composure while making sense of this situation. My
father has always been protective of me. His own men know better than to speak
to me or look at me, but for this stranger, somehow, it’s okay.

My manners, at least, are still intact, so I reply as I should. “You’ve seen me

Nikolai flashes a boyish smile in contrast to the deepness
of his blue-green eyes. “I like to invest my time in the arts.”
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Author Bio
A. Zavarelli is a USA Today and Amazon bestselling
She likes all things chocolate, books that come with warnings, and putting her
characters through hell. Her tales have been known to flirt with darkness and
sometimes court it unabashedly altogether. Revenge themes and tortured souls
are her favorites to write and this gives her an excuse to watch bizarre and
twisted documentaries in her spare time.She currently lives in the Northwest with her lumberjack and an entire brood of
fur babies.


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