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Double Review-Snow and Roman by Sophie Lark

by | Jun 4, 2022 | Book Reviews, Double The Romance Reviews | 0 comments

This review may contain spoilers, so fair warning, upon reading the review.

About The Book

A Love Worth Fighting For…

In the ring they call me Snow, because I’m stone cold. I don’t feel fear or pain… I don’t feel much of anything.

Or at least, that’s how it was until I met innocent little Sasha.

She doesn’t belong in my world. She’s trapped here because she owes a debt she can’t possibly pay…

I want this girl more than I’ve ever wanted anything. The problem is, she already belongs to a Bratva boss who plans to sell her virginity to the highest bidder.

I have to find a way to set her free.

I want to be her first, and her last…

“Snow” is a virgin dark mafia romance, Book 2 in the Underworld series. It’s an intense, violent, and sexually charged stand-alone novel. Complete with HEA and no cliff-hangers, plus enough steamy scenes to set your kindle on fire!

My Review

Snow is the second book in the Underworld Series and this is the MMA fighter romance so I had really high hopes for this one. This was another quick read, but I really liked the gritty mafia world that Sophie Lark is building with this series. This one really shows the dark side of the mafia world and it has one of my favorite trope “forbidden” I really love the dynamic of an MMA fighter and a doctor pairing and I really felt like the author handles this type of dynamic so well. I was really intrigued by the setup here. First, we have Snow, who has been training to be an MMA fighter, he fights in the underworld of the MMA but he dreams of going to America to fight in legitimate matches. He is working a tournament and if he wins, he will have enough in his savings to leave Russia and fulfill his dream, And then we have our heroine, who has finished school and is now a doctor, but when she comes home she learns her father is in great debt to a mafia warlord, and she offers her medical services to save her family. Snow and Sasha meet at the matches, but there is a taste of forbidden because the mafia king can’t find out she is in a relationship with Snow, or they both risk being killed.

“Yes, I want romance!” she says, unashamed. “I want passion and love and connection. I want ambition and goals, too. I want struggle and experience. Failure, then success. I want it all, every last drop of it. I don’t want to live and die for nothing.”

I really enjoyed seeing how this romance developed and the side characters that we are introduced to just charmed me. My heart was saddened by what happened to one of the fighters because I really fell in love with him (like every time I think about it my heart breaks) but I definitely see why the author had this happen as it needed to build the intensity and dramatic effect for what Snow needed to do to win and it really built the conflict and forbidden feel to the story. I absolutely loved the characters, they both have wills of iron, and they have an instant connection that they act on and I really admired that so deeply. We do get an entrance of Ivan and Sloane (first book) and I really liked that even if it was a short moment. I really felt for both characters though, their development is penned so well and I wanted for them to reach their HEA so much. There is such a fierce level of determination and grit from them both in overcoming their obstacles. They definitely won my heart easily and eager to see what more this series brings.

Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting.

Title: Snow

Author: Sophie Lark

Genre: Dark Romance

Format: eBook

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Length: 312 Pages

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Book Evaluation

Storytelling Quality: 4

Story Itself: 4

Character Development: 4

Writing Style: 4

World Building 4

Feels + The Romantic Heart 4

Pacing 5

Plot 4

Cover Art 4

Ending 4

Book Ratings

Overall Rating of the Book

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Steam Level

Simmering—soft warm touches and light intimacy

Warm- a medium level of sexual tension, a balance of sexual and emotional intimacy, lighter on the details in the sexual moments.

Steamin’ up the room -the sexual content is more explicit in the language and tone, heavier amount of sexual scenes.

Blazing fire to the building-The prime focus is the sex scenes, scorching hot, and could burn one. Less focus on the emotional intimacy to the relationship.

Trigger Warning

Addiction, Sexual Assault, Murder


This review may contain spoilers, so fair warning, upon reading the review.

About The Book

He’ll Never See It Coming…

I never thought I’d get revenge on Roman Turgenev. He was a Bratva prince, I was a nobody. So I don’t know why he turned his gorgeous green eyes on me, and decided to spend every single day of high school torturing me.

Now he’s the head of the Paris Mafia, more powerful than ever. To me, he’s the same arrogant bully I used to know. I don’t care if he’s trying to be nice to me. It’s only because he needs my help…

And I am going to help him. Or at least, I’ll pretend for a while…

I’ll get close to him.
I’ll learn all his secrets.
And then I’ll destroy him…

“Roman” is a bully mafia romance, Book 3 in the Underworld series. It’s an intense, violent, and sexually charged stand-alone novel. Complete with HEA and no cliff-hangers, plus enough steamy scenes to set your kindle on fire!

My Review

I had such high expectations of Roman as this is a bully romance (and I do love a good bully romance) and I had heard that this one was a really great bully romance, and while there were some aspects of the story that I really enjoyed, there was also a side to this story that I wasn’t a fan of. But in this book we get the sister of the previous book “Snow” and I actually didn’t realize it until a few chapters in and I was really delighted. I really was hoping that we would get her story and I am glad that we received that from this author. This story features Roman-who is a France mafia prince and our heroine who is Mila. They meet at high school and they end up hating each other even though there is this attraction that neither of them wants to admit to. Then we skip a few years ahead, and they run into each other again, Mila is an aspiring journalist and working a piece against Roman, and Roman’s father has been killed and has now become the head of the Paris mafia. There is still this animosity but at the same time both have them have matured and grown and they try to work past their issues and find some common ground but its not easy and they have to work through their past to get to their future….

The bottom line is that we never fall for the person we’re supposed to.

This was quite an enjoyable read, I really liked the angst at times (at other times it just was wearing on me and maybe I just wasn’t in the mood for it is a likely issue) but I really enjoyed both of these characters. I don’t normally like journalist heroines but I feel like Sophie Lark handled her character so well. Then we have some angst smexyness and yes there is what is called “hate fucking” and its actually done very well, I didn’t like however that they go back and forth so much, I just wanted them to just settle down and decide if they hated each other or loved each other, haha It was quite a fun dynamic though and I really liked how both are them are warring with the past and trying to work together. I really enjoyed the growth that we see in Mila as a journalist and what she does, in the end, was perfection for me. I did love the sweet romantic moments that we see between Roman and Mila as they are icing on the cake. I did have high expectations of this one and it just didn’t meet them, but it’s a solid addition to the series, and eager to continue with it.

Title: Roman

Author: Sophie Lark

Genre: Dark Romance

Format: eBook

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Length: 310 Pages

Amazon| Goodreads| LibraryThing| StoryGraph| Literal Club

Book Evaluation

Storytelling Quality: 4

Story Itself: 3

Character Development: 3.5

Writing Style: 3

World Building 3

Feels + The Romantic Heart 3

Pacing 4

Plot 3.5

Cover Art 4

Ending 4

Book Ratings

Overall Rating of the Book

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Steam Level

Simmering—soft warm touches and light intimacy

Warm- a medium level of sexual tension, a balance of sexual and emotional intimacy, lighter on the details in the sexual moments.

Steamin’ up the room -the sexual content is more explicit in the language and tone, heavier amount of sexual scenes.

Blazing fire to the building-The prime focus is the sex scenes, scorching hot, and could burn one. Less focus on the emotional intimacy to the relationship.

Trigger Warning

Bullying, Gun Violence

Series Order

Underworld

Ivan-Pub 2020 #1 in the Series

Snow-Pub 2020 #2 in the Series

Roman-Pub 2020 #3 in the Series

Dom-Pub 2020 #4 in the Series

Anton-Pub 2019 #5 In the Series

Nikolai-Pub 2019 #6 in the Series

Luca-Pub 2019 #7 in the Series

Black-Pub 2019 #8 in the Series

About The Author

Sophie Lark is an Amazon Bestselling author who writes intense, intelligent romance, with heroines who are strong and capable, and men who will do anything to capture their hearts. She lives with her husband, two boys, and baby girl in the Rocky Mountain West.

She has a slight obsession with hiking, bodybuilding, and live comedy shows. Her perfect day would be taking the kids to Harry Potter World, going dancing with Mr. Lark, then relaxing with a good book and a monster bag of salt and vinegar chips.

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