I was bred for this. For Mafiya.
Instead, I relinquished my crown to my younger brother.
I'm the dirty side of the Mafiya.
I clean up the messes. The bodies. The problems.
Here in America, I'm the Russian King.
I never expected to want my mark. To crave her, to need her.
One thing about being the leader of the Bratva, I always get what I want.
I'm corrupted, I never promised to play fair.
Unwanted and unloved.
I lay in that hospital bed, broken.
One bad decision and I almost killed someone,
The dark shadow coming to finish the job,
turns out to be my bright light.
I try to hold back, fighting temptation.
Who would want someone so damaged?
He doesn't know it, but I'm good at keeping secrets.
You have to be, when you have so many.
This is a series. Corrupted is book number four, but you can read it directly after Secrets and won't miss any details. This book is all Mafia with steamy romance mixed in. Some content may be sensitive for some readers. Enjoy!
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About the Author
Sapphire is a Texas girl who is crazy about football. She has always had a knack for writing, whether it is poems or stories. She originally studied psychology and that has only added to her passion for writing. She has two boys and has been married for ten years. When she’s not busy in her writing cave, she’s busy playing with her three Doberman Pinschers. She loves to donate to help animals and watching a good action movie.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Love the series.
This is a first for me from Sapphire Knight and I loved it. And why not, it has sexy Russian men, a strong independent heroine and a little suspense. A great story and I can't wait for more. And yes I need to go back and read from the beginning.
This is a short story. It's good but think that it could have been better had it been longer.
Overall Rating: 4.5 Rockin’ ★★★★☆ When a deadly mafia kingpin and a stubborn little bartender meet, it establishes an explosive storyline in Corrupted book four from author Sapphire Knight's Russkaya Mafiya/Oath Keepers series. Once again, this marvelously talented author has written a thrilling, erotic romance full of steamy love and bite-your-nails-kinda-thrills! I have been waiting patiently for Elaina and Viktor's journey and the final results lived up to my expectations even more. This is my favorite book so far in this series. Viktor is Tate's older brother, who stepped down allowing his brother to takeover for his father. He knew his father favored Tate over him and accepted it. Viktor is dark, broody and deadly when necessary. He is the cleaner and lives for his work. The day he was set to remove his from mark the hospital, he knew he would forever be changed. He had found His angel. Elaina is Emily's twin sister the one she never knew she had. Growing up in a foster home that provided no love or safety, she was scarred and trusted no one. She works for her brother-in-law at Club 007 as a bartender and is content working to pay off her bills. Secretly, she cares for Viktor even though she feels there is a barrier she can't let down even for him. Viktor relentlessly pursues Elaina claiming her as his own. This book shows the darker side of the Mafiya Bratva business that he deals with. His people are loyal to him, but he does not trust anyone. He learned from his uncle never to let your guard down. Just when he has Elaina within his grasp, someone from his business tries to eliminate her from his life. This is unacceptable, so he becomes the dominating alpha securing her and his future. Overall, another satisfying entertaining read and I'm extremely happy with the newest addition to my library. I highly suggest that you read this series in order although it can be read as a standalone, the foundation and knowledge from previous books enhance the story.
*SEXY, MYSTERIOUS, PASSIONATE, DANGEROUS!!! CANNOT GET ENOUGH!* WOW!!! I was completely blown away by Corrupted! Another stunning and captivating novel by Sapphire Knight! Corrupted is book #4 in her Russkaya Mafiya/Oath Keepers series. This book focuses on Viktor, Tate's brother, and Elaina, Emily's twin sister, and the dark side of the mafia. Even though this is book 4 in the series, it can be read after book 1, Secrets. But of course, I VERY HIGHLY RECOMMEND reading books 1-3 first! They are outstanding! :) Up until this book, Exposed has been my favorite novel in Sapphire's series. Yeah....that WAS my favorite until now! Corrupted takes you on a mystifying, fiery, and explosive journey through the hardships of love and life. We are first introduced to Elaina and Viktor in Secrets. But we were only given a tiny morsel of the magnetic chemistry between these two characters. With a terrible and heart-wrenching past, Elaina is quick to guard herself from everyone. She's a strong, resilient, independent, and smart young woman, who does not trust easily. Yet beneath her hesitant and guarded exterior, she has a delicate, loving, and sensitive heart that only wants the same affections returned. And then there's Viktor, Tate's older brother. During the interactions with Viktor in Secrets, he came across as very puzzling and reserved. I didn't know much about him. Well, now I know exactly what type of man Viktor is.....he's two different men all together. There's the "mafia Viktor", unyielding, violent, malicious, and focused. Then there's "inner Viktor", possessive, intense, devoted, and protective...the type of man he is with Elaina. Sexy-swoon-tastic...without a doubt!!! (If he wasn't already spoken for, I'd totally call dibs on him!) Elaina and Viktor's personalities balance each other out effortlessly. They are both solitary people, but they also need the love and affection only family and loved ones can give. Their interactions and relationships with the supporting characters in the book are exactly how they treat one another. They show others the respect and courtesy that is bestowed unto themselves, unless otherwise revealed....which you'll definitely see that tenacious side of them both! With a side order of a crazy, wacko-psychotic named Kendall, this book offers everything. Love, endangerment, malice, insanity, lust, and obsession....I LOVED every page! I cannot wait for the next book in the series....I'm hoping more supporting characters get to share their story with us! :) If you're already of fan of Sapphire Knight, then I don't have to tell you how fantastic her books are! But if you're a newbie, I strongly encourage you to pick up book 1, Secrets, and prepare yourself for a thrilling, and spine-tingling ride! All her books are a one-click-must-read! You won't be disappointed! :) **I received ARC from author for an honest review.**