by London Miller
Publication Date: June 18, 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Mafia, Organized Crime, Romance
They met under summer showers …
Vera Markovic only wanted a vacation away from New York where everyone knows her as a Russian Mafiya printsessa of the Markovic Bratva. She didn’t expect to find something worth remembering. And definitely not a man like Alfie Shelby.
They fell in love when the leaves changed colors …
As New York City’s notorious fixer, Alfie Shelby always gets what he wants—and when he sets his eyes on Vera, he’ll do anything to keep her … even if she’s not sure she wants to be kept.
And they nearly lost it all when the snow started to fall …
She wants nothing to do with a gangster.
A life of crime is all he knows.
But neither can deny what they have, even when forces beyond their control try to keep them apart.
ABOUT LONDON MILLER
With a degree in Creative Writing, London Miller has turned pen to paper, creating riveting fictional worlds where the bad guys are sometimes the good guys. Her debut novel, In the Beginning, is the first in the Volkov Bratva Series.
She currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and two puppies, where she drinks far too much Sprite, and spends her nights writing.
ENTER THE GIVEAWAY
I have been intrigued with Alfie ever since I had the chance to read about him in the Seasons of Betrayal series by London Miller and Bethany-Kris. And when I found out that London Miller was making a standalone novel on Alfie Shelby and Vera Markovic, all I can say was, “Hell yeah!”
I was already a big fan of Alfie and Vera while I was reading the Seasons series. They are just one of those sub-plot characters that you root for from the get-go and thus, reading Acquainted was such an absolute treat for me. I just simply love how natural their world intertwines with each other. The plot line and the pacing was just right. It was engaging enough that you would want to turn the page of the book chapter per chapter until you find yourself surprised that you are actually at the last already.
London Miller has always been an amazing storyteller. And this is one of those books that will prove that fact. The story was told from alternating POVs of Alfie and Vera. Between the complications of a mafia fixer and a Bratva princess, you would never have thought that their relationship could actually work. But somehow, they did manage to fall in love in a twist of fate that managed to put them together in the right place at the right time.
The push and pull between the characters coupled with the complexity of their universe make this book so greatly intriguing that you would want to read it all in one day. On a side note, I loved how this book’s plot also intertwines with the Seasons series. It made me want to revisit Kaz and VIolet’s story all over again. With the kind of stories that London and Bethany creates, I can’t wait to read more books from the Seasons universe!