Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Red. (Den of Mercenaries #1) by London Miller

Welcome to the Den...

Seven years ago, Niklaus "Red" Volkov was offered an opportunity, one that would give him the ability to even the score with the Albanian mobsters that had tortured him for days and took the life of the only girl he'd loved.

But that gift came with strings...

Molded into the perfect soldier, Niklaus joined an elite group of mercenaries, loyal to a mysterious man known only as The Kingmaker. He willingly paid the price for means to fulfill the vendetta that plagued him each day.

Vengeance was all he knew...

And death was all he lived for...

Until it wasn't...

Until her...


"Do not fear death. Embrace it. Pain is inevitable, learn to love it." 

The beginning of this book is a roller coaster. It's intense and painful. Then midway it starts to feel like a spin-off... because it is a spin-off. This book is about Mischa's twin brother, Niklaus.

You don't have to read the Volkov Bratva series to understand Red, but you'll probably enjoy it more if you did read the other books. I haven't read the other series, but after reading this, I had to put it in my agenda.

"Welcome to the Den, Red." 

Niklaus lost everything because a group mistook him as his twin brother. He got out alive, but he swore to get revenge on everyone involved. His mission took years to complete, but he eventually fulfilled his promise to himself.

"He wanted to be free of the burdens that had always sat heavy on his shoulders, but he didn't know how." 

One night at a diner, he saw her. It was only supposed to be one night. Maybe two. But the lines between Niklaus and Reagan get blurred. Even though their physical relationship was off and on, I loved the couple because they had a deep understanding for each other. I can't wait to read the next book about Celt!