Book InfoVengeance Mine by Michaella Dieter
Series: Vengeance #3
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Genres: Dark Romance
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Ruthless. Evil. Trafficker. Murderer.
The most ruthless mob boss to ever rise from the streets of New York City ... and my father.
He killed my mother, and always manages to stay just one step ahead. But this time, I have an army at my back.
Nate. Eric. Tessa. The Duke. Trey. Rebecca. The Charon Group. Special Agent Susannah Gerhardt.
And when an old flame returns, I know this time, we'll be successful.
We're coming for you, Daddy. And vengeance will be mine.
** Vengeance Mine is the third and final book in the Vengeance Series. Unlike the first two books, this one cannot be read as a standalone. Vengeance Mine, although not as dark as the first two, still contains very dark themes that some readers may find upsetting or triggering. Please use caution when reading. Unsuitable for under 18s due to adult situations and very graphic scenes. All interactions between the main couple are consensual.
Vengeance Mine - My Review
I remember reading Upon Blooded Lips back when it was Michaella Dieter’s only novel and it was offered as a BookFunnel freebie. I was initially apprehensive that a freebie debut could be worth a read but I was quickly blown away by Dieter’s darkness and bloodlust. I didn’t think she could improve much when it came to Retribution, but once again I was surprised and maybe even a little shocked at how dark her writing had gotten. With all that buildup Vengeance Mine was going to have to be something spectacular to compare to the earlier books in the series. Would Dieter be able to pull it off?
Silly question. Of course, she did!
This is Dutch’s story, the daughter of the man responsible for all the hurt that the members of the gang have suffered over the years. Her father, Vincenzo Gianelli headed the trafficking ring that Tessa and Rebecca were caught in, was involved in the deaths of Susanna’s sister and brother-in-law, and there are even sneak connections with Nate and Cruz as well. His reach is incredible and everybody wants a piece of him for their revenge. Dieter cleverly weaves in perspectives from the other characters we know and love, as well as from Cruz, the one man that Dutch always thought she could love.
The book depicts a battle between following a strategy or the beat of your heart. It’s highly emotionally strung and I revelled in all the feelings that Dieter evoked. I loved watching Dutch’s growth over the space of a few weeks as she realised that she had gained not only friends, but also a family, and the knowledge that she no longer had to do everything alone.
The story is great for those who love a little action between their smexy scenes. It felt as if there was always something going on with the characters, not just in reaction to Vincenzo’s attacks but to keep their plans moving forward. Even when you think a situation has gone desperately wrong, there’s still a level of calculation behind the character’s motivations, and it all leads to one thing: Dutch’s vengeance against her father.
Vengeance Mine isn’t considered to be as dark as the first two books, and this is, in part, because the darker aspects happen towards the end of the story and are very much justified by the suffering character’s behaviour. If you enjoyed the creative torture of the first two books, you’ll love the ideas that the characters come up with in this one. Dieter has once again proved that she’s a Mistress of cruel yet appropriate justice.
The past two weeks have been a real challenge for me. Between finishing renovating a new house, moving into it and spraining both sides of my ankle I’ve been a wreck of a stressball. I’ve barely had a chance to read and it’s taken me the best part of those two weeks to work my way through Vengeance Mine. I honestly don’t feel as though I’ve done the book justice, but it gave me moments of pleasure in between the chaos and not every author could have offered that.