Filthy Dark by Serena Akeryod (The Five Points´ Mob Collection book 3)
As a made man, obligations are my middle name.
As a Five Pointer? Those obligations are even more complicated.
I fell for her when I belonged to another.
Another I didn’t love.
Another I loathed.
Who trapped me in a vise, and blackmailed me into being hers.
I was born a filthy fecker, dragged kicking and screaming into a cold, hard world. My son isn’t like me. He isn’t filthy.
I don’t want to pollute him, but I will.
Because I’m a b*stard.
I don’t want that for Seamus.
I want to step up. Be the father he deserves. And Aela? I want her just as much as I want to be a part of his life.
Of course, she’s nothing like I imagined. When I first wanted to wife her, she was young. Pliable. Now? She won’t take what I want to give her.
She wants it all.
Every part of me.
But my heart died a long time ago. If anyone can resuscitate it, it’s her, but first, I need to become a better man.
And that might be the one thing I can’t do.
This book just hit me right in the heart. I am not a fan of second chance romance stories, but this is absolutely one of the exceptions.
Considering their father is a psycho all five points brothers had a difficult time growing up, in different ways. Declan was thrown out into shark-infested waters way too early, just because his father mistook a cultural interest for being gay. He never got a chance to figure out what he wanted, and never really had a choice, in anything. He was and is very misunderstood, and no one ever really stood up for him.
Enter blackmail, betrayal, and secrets that blew it all to smithereens.
Aela is my hero and everything a mother should be. She ran away and kept a secret for as long as she could, to ensure that her son did not have the same upbringing as Declan. Since Declan broke her heart and she ran, she built a whole new life for herself and she grew up to be a strong and independent woman. She says what she means and means what she says.
This second chance romance was well written and hard to put down. It was funny, hot, dark and twisted. It had all the feels and for each book in this series I get more and more invested. I really can’t wait to see what trouble they get into next, and which brother meets his match.