A broken engagement should signal the end of the feud blazing between the Stepanovs and Vanicis—barring one small hitch no one foresaw: a surprise pregnancy that could turn this petty misunderstanding into outright war.
For Donatello, this new baby is a shred of hope after nearly a decade of misery—one he won’t forfeit without a fight.
For Willow, this ordeal is a glaring reminder of her own conflicted loyalty, leading to a choice she will have to live with for the rest of her life…
Salvaging this union will be the hardest, bloodiest war Donatello has fought yet. But, as the danger looming above the city reaches a breaking point, will they outlast the violence with their lives—and hearts—intact?
Mice and Men is a new standalone series in the War of Roses Universe.
My Review – 5 stars
Intense and dramatic conclusion – an all-nighter!
After the revelations at the end of the last book, I virtually inhaled this, the final book in the series. It’s another intense and emotional read from this author who certainly knows how to put her characters through the mill and back. It contains a number of plot twists including one biggie and is a wild ride!
In it, secrets and hidden agendas are revealed from all angles as Willow and Donatello decide if they are to have a future together whilst danger from an unknown and powerful adversary threatens all they hold dear. The battle of wills between Donatello and Willow is still as big as ever, except this time there is more to consider than their own future.
Their relationship is as complex as they come. Donatello in particular continues to be one crazy tortured and guilt-ridden character and I enjoyed the push/ pull of his relationship with Willow, who really comes into her own in this instalment, growing in confidence.
Haunted by their tragic past, involving trauma and deceit, can they possibly come together to forge a future together? I was really rooting for their HEA as the suspense and danger came to a head.
I also enjoyed the battle of wills between Evgeni and Briar and how the author has woven their increasingly complex relationship into the book.
A copy of this book was given to me by the author and I am voluntarily leaving a review.
Reviwed by Tina Williams