Six months later, on my eighteenth birthday, Raphael came for me. He stole me from my home, taking me to his Tuscan estate, where from the crumbling chapel to the burnt-down vineyard, to the cellar that haunted him, the past stalked him like a shadow. It waited for him, hid behind corners for him and trapped him at every turn.
As much as Raphael’s cruelty terrified me, his darkness seduced me. But in the end, it was his tenderness that devastated me.
Sofia came to me like an offering. Like a virgin to be sacrificed at the altar. But truth was, her grandfather betrayed her. I guess we had that in common. He’d screwed me too.
I knew hate. I’d vowed vengeance. This was never supposed to be about anything else. But in the end, her innocence broke me. The very thing I would destroy, destroyed me.
I read my first Knight book a couple of years ago and loved her alpha hero but since then I haven’t really manage to read much of her works despite being a fan. Until Dishonourable started to make the rounds and I was immediately intrigued.
Dishonourable is a typical Mafia book on paper. Revolving around a feud. Sofia is a victim of her family past. Forced to marry Raphael Amando and be part of his restitution. Raphael wants his debt paid and isn’t gong to go away.
Sofia is only the beginning to a long road of redemption and gaining back honour for his family that he is lost. But what cost. As Sofia maybe quiet and bidding but she isn’t going to let Raphael change her life so easy.
However Sofia, is a mere teenager who last name happens to be Gaurdia. He grandfather is the one who handles things but her last name is everything when it comes to Raphael. Barely eighteen she is whisked away to Tuscan and this where the story takes shape.
Raphael isn’t the man she has painted to us. There is layers to this man and he is driven by his circumstances that were thrusted on him. That there isn’t just darkness behind this man, he is a lost soul and Sofia maybe the perfect woman for him. Despite her up bring, she managed to remain positive
Both growing up in a world of hate and with family not always being the best influence, how can they bring honour when all they want do is hate.
Marriage may of tied them together but Dishonourable goes below the surface and tackles what it really to be belong and connected. And that honouring doesn’t always to be in the form they expect.
That dishonouring can lead to something greater and Knight shows this with her latest novel. Gripping with what a tale of honour and debt. This dark tale has colour showing it not all doom and gloom. That with the perfect person , things can change. Hearts can be mended and scars can fade.