Vengeful Promise by Winter Sloane

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Mafia Lords, 2

Veronica Romano never wanted to be part of the Romano Familia. She’s made it clear to her father, the Don, that she wants to forge her own path. When she witnesses her father murdered before her very eyes, her priorities change. Veronica would be six-feet under by now, if it weren’t for Nikolai Baranov, her father’s best friend. Nikolai agrees to be her blade of vengeance under one condition—he wants to put a ring on her finger and make her exclusively his.

Nikolai Baranov agreed to marry Veronica Romano not because he’s noble. She’s been promised to him and Nikolai does not share his possessions. She’s his to do with as he pleases but he soon learns Veronica’s not like any other woman he’s been with. She’s fierce when provoked and will fight for those she loves with every breath in her body, just like him. Maybe they have more in common than Nikolai would ever care to admit.



She waited with anticipation as Nikolai moved his mouth to the curve of her neck. He placed a kiss on the pulse point, then ran his inked fingers through her unbound hair. The gesture seemed painfully intimate. Veronica didn’t want him to stop.

“Did you miss me, wife?” Nikolai asked her. Veronica didn’t miss the knowing glint in his eyes.

“I’m not your wife yet, Nikolai,” she whispered.

“Do you want to be?” Nikolai asked.

“I don’t know, but I’ve certainly been thinking about it,” she admitted. Finally, they were having a serious conversation.

Her breath caught as he trailed his fingers down her neck. Nikolai unhooked the first two buttons of her nightgown. He gazed intently at her. At Veronica’s nod, he slipped his hand to fondle her left breast. Veronica let out a sigh as he tweaked her nipple, then gave it a pinch. Nikolai proceeded to draw lazy circles around the areole. Her pussy tightened in anticipation. Veronica’s thighs felt wet.

“I will thoroughly enjoy exploring every inch of your tempting body,” Nikolai murmured in her ear. “I intend it mark every inch of it to remind the world who you belong to.”

The image of Nikolai holding her down in bed surfaced in her head. Nikolai leaving an imprint of his teeth on her tits, her shoulder, her neck. Nikolai driving his dick right inside her wet pussy. The erotic thoughts made her flush.

Then he withdrew his hand from her breast. The bastard chuckled when Veronica let out a sigh of frustration.

“Marry me and I’ll kill all your father’s enemies,” he told her. “I’ll make sure you’ll want for nothing.”

“The prospect of tying myself to a man like you scares me senseless,” she admitted.

“You’re no frightened bird, Veronica. You’re a wolf just like me,” Nikolai said. “That’s why we are suited for each other.”



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Score: 5 out of 5 (based on 59 ratings)
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Love this author
Written by Allieli80 on 29th Oct 2023

Great quickly read! This was a good standalone book that I could not put down. This author never disappoints me.

Loved this book
Written by MellaM on 29th Oct 2023

I'm a big fan of Winter Sloane's and this book is no exception. It's a fast paced strong with a strong h lead, which I loved. Finished it in one sitting and ready for the next. Highly recommend.

Her Protector
Written by LFARC on 29th Oct 2023

Vengeful Promise is the second book in the Mafia Lords series. This story was not what I was expecting and that is a good thing. When you have everything taken away from you you need a protector and for Veronica that turns out to be Nikolai. He may be a lot older, he may be a Bratva Boss but he will burn the world down and all her enemies in it to keep her safe. I really enjoyed this book and the story-line.

it was amazing
Written by Lucy m on 29th Oct 2023

First time reading anything by this author, it was a great book. I liked the characters,the storyline I can't wait to read more by this author. I liked the Nikolai and Veronica's chemistry.

Amazing read...
Written by Isa Dal. on 4th Jul 2023

I loved this book and the author is an all-time favourite of mine. It was captivating and very well written! There is steaminess galore, attraction is undeniable and the characters are awesome! Vengeful Promise is an enthralling, yet hot, endearing and steamy love story that will pull at your heartstrings. It is a must read book.

More Than A Convenience
Written by Champagne77 on 4th Jul 2023

I am voluntarily reviewing an advanced reader copy of this book. Veronica Romano is the only child of mafia Don Arturo Romano, she has never wanted any part of her fathers life and was hoping now she had her degree that she could forge a life of her choosing but that never happens, watching her father murdered in front of her makes her re-evaluate the life she now had to lead, but she has an ally in none other than Nikolai Baranov. Her once teenage crush is now her saviour and fiancé, who has rounded to exact revenge on the men responsible for her fathers death. Now an orphan losing her mother and brother when she was too young has left scars deeper than anyone knows. She knows that Nikolai will keep her safe but can she open her heart and love him after everyone she has already lost? Nikolai Baranov is a man whom strikes fear into many men’s hearts so when his friend and Don himself Arturo Romano offers his daughters hand in marriage he knows that something is very wrong and he is determined to get to the bottom of it. He wasn’t expecting to have to rescue his bride quite so early into his investigation. Veronica intrigues him a lady of class and educated he can’t hide his attraction and the more time that they spend together he realises that love is real but his new wife has experienced so much hurt and loss that he doesn’t know of she could ever love him. They have enemies surrounding them will they survive and discover what love is or will he lose everything he now holds dear? I am loving this series it’s edge of your seat gripping and I loved the strength in Veronica she is a woman made for a man like Nikolai. Highly recommended 4.5* read.

Vengeful Promise
Written by Loubie73 on 4th Jul 2023

I honestly think mafia books could well be my new favourite genre. I still love pnr but boy these mafia and Bratva men are slowly becoming my new book boyfriends. This book is so good I was gutted I got to the last page on my kindle. The story is so good it could easily be twice as long. Can’t wait to get my hands on the next book.

Revenge can be sweet
Written by Kwallywoman on 4th Jul 2023

Veronica never wanted to have anything to do with the family "business". Especially after things that happened long ago. But her father is dying and asked to see her to tell her something. When things happen. Nikolai always wanted Veronica, but never thought he could have her. The dynamic between these two were great. How they dealt with the past and other families. Great read.

Short mafia romance
Written by Samijo on 4th Jul 2023

I received an ARC from the author and am voluntarily leaving my review. This is a fast paced love story between a young woman from a mafia family and Bratva man. Two people who come together for one purpose but make their own love story. Veronica and Nikolai marry and find that they fit better than any one expected.

Mafia Romance
Written by ljamison01 on 4th Jul 2023

Veronica wanted no part of the Bratva and lived separate from them. But she is called home when her father becomes very ill. Her father is killed right in front of her and Nicolai rescues her. In order to keep her safe and help her get revenge he marries her. Nicolai wanted a compliant wife and she is anything but compliant. These two find love and a happily ever after.

Fascinating characters
Written by Deb5258 on 4th Jul 2023

The author wrote a story with fascinating characters and an equally fascinating storyline. I loved the dark, suspenseful nature of the story. I loved the way the author created characters who embodied their world perfectly. Great story.

Nikolai & Veronica
Written by Nate on 4th Jul 2023

I enjoyed Nikolai and Veronica’s book. It was an intriguing and engaging read. And am voluntarily leaving my review.

Does it so good!
Written by KMH Romancessessed Reviews on 4th Jul 2023

Who doesn't love a good mafia romance? Not me! I love mafia romances from this author and she always leaves me craving more after I have devoured her current one. I fell happily into this story and I loved the pace of it and how it wasn't all dragged out but still managed to give you time to soak it all up!

Vengeful Promise
Written by SI on 4th Jul 2023

Vengeful Promise by winter Sloane Wow, I loved this story! It was like you can’t get enough, wanting to see every thing in one go. The characters captivating and the chemistry and their attraction to each other makes you have some high temperature arising. A great book to read.

Quick Hot Read
Written by Romance Book Review For You on 4th Jul 2023

Vengeful Promise by Winter Sloane is Book 2 of Mafia Lords series. This is the story of Veronica Romano and Nickolai Baranov. Veronica needs protection after her father was killed and Nickolai steps up to be that. This was a quick hot mafia read.

Written by Amanda1444 on 4th Jul 2023

Veronica is part of the Romano family the daughter of the Don has always wanted freedom to pick her own path but all that changes the day she witnesses the murder of her father and in need of protections but isn’t sure who to turn to, but one man steps up. Nikolai sexy as all get out best friend to the Don but when he is murder, he steps up to protect his daughter out of selfish reasons because she was promised to him although, he doesn’t tell her that he offers her protection and in return she has to be his completely really giving her no other choice

Vengeful Promise
Written by Amd2662 on 4th Jul 2023

Veronica/Nikolai. Mafia Princess/Bratva Boss. Younger woman/Older man. Arranged marriage. Childhood crush. Assassination and assassination attempts. Betrayal. Threats. Torture. Promises. Revenge. Protector. Attraction. Affection. Acceptance. Desire. Happiness. Sadness. Worry. Wonderful characters and thrilling story. Action packed. Love. HEA. Page Turner.

Nikolai & Veronica
Written by Annette J. on 4th Jul 2023

This is a wonderful read by Winter Sloane. Veronica Romano had been away at school. Her father has asked her to come home, because he is sick and needs to talk to her. He has set up an arranged marriage between her and his friend Nikolai Baranov. Veronica hasn't seen Nikolai in years. Veronica's mother and siblings were killed in an accident years ago and her father Arturo Romano is all the family she has left. I love how Winter writes this story. The way Nikolai & Veronica are together. How their feelings grow in time. This is a short romantic story and I love it.

So good
Written by Veronica1986 on 4th Jul 2023

This was such a good one, I loved how the characters came together, the way the story played out was great! There was so much going on right from the beginning, the ending was perfect. He was a perfect gentleman right from the start no matter what he did in his work, when he was with her she had his undying attention. I loved it. Great job!

??? Nikolai and Veronica ???
Written by DebinOkla on 4th Jul 2023

??? Nikolai and Veronica ??? They start off with danger! She didn't want to be in the life but her life depended on it! This is a good book! I couldn't put it down! Should be put on TBR list!

Happily ever after
Written by RahiaLeight on 4th Jul 2023

If you enjoy BB Hamel, I think you'll like this tale. The tale starts with calm and a touch of animosity, but quickly explodes into the excitement that comes with being part of a mafia family. Betrayal, salvation, vengeance, and, finally, love. It's an exciting tale and a surprisingly fast read. I enjoyed it.

Short Story
Written by Jeanne R on 4th Jul 2023

I've read several books written by Winter Sloane; she is becoming one of my favorite authors. I can’t wait to read more of her books. This is the second book in the Mafia Lords Series; it is a stand-alone short story. The story is about Veronica & Nikolai. I received a free copy of this book via booksprout and I’m voluntarily leaving a review.

Sweet Romance
Written by Kimmijane on 4th Jul 2023

This is a good, short Bratva Mafia story. He’s so kind to her. She had a crush on him since she was a child. Their romance is like a warm hug.

A Great Maffia Read
Written by Danee on 4th Jul 2023

Winter Sloane has given us another wonderful story that will pull you in from start to finish. The story of Nicolai and Veronica contains chemistry and attraction, but also a forced marriage and even a murder. This mafia story is well put together and I enjoyed it and can't wait for what the author comes up with next.

Written by Maria M on 4th Jul 2023

I'm always on the lookout for new authors and this looked a good choice Really enjoyed this It is part of a series and now I am on the lookout for more Enjoyed the characters and also the story

Veronica and Nikolai
Written by Ann L on 4th Jul 2023

When Veronica sees her father, the Don, brutally murdered his best friend Nikolai offers to protect her and seek vengeance on those who did it, his only condition, to put a ring on her finger. What will she do when she finds out she was promised to him anyway. Great story and wonderful characters.

Written by Angel Joy on 4th Jul 2023

Love reading mafia romances. Veronica never wanted to be a part of the Romano familia. Nikolai is her father's best friend and he going to make her his.

Vengeful Promise, enjoyed
Written by Babs on 4th Jul 2023

The second book in the Mafia Lords series. Veronica Romano is saved by Nikolai Baranov her Father's best friend when he is murdered. He will be her Blade if she marries him, this is and age gap story. There is suspense, drama, twists, turns, villains and romance. I enjoyed reading. I received a copy of this book via Evernight and am voluntarily leaving a review.

Vengeful Promise, enjoyed
Written by Babs on 4th Jul 2023

The second book in the Mafia Lords series. Veronica Romano is saved by Nikolai Baranov her Father's best friend when he is murdered. He will be her Blade if she marries him, this is and age gap story. There is suspense, drama, twists, turns, villains and romance. I enjoyed reading. I received a copy of this book via Evernight and am voluntarily leaving a review.

So cute
Written by Lizette R on 4th Jul 2023

This story was so cute. Nikolai was so sweet and never tried to stifle Veronica. Definitely instalove and OTT but such a fun sweet read!

Written by Diana A on 4th Jul 2023

I didn't think a boss in the bratva can be so sweet, on his on way. How this two get to know each other but already being for each other. I really enjoy this book.

Mafia Romance
Written by mooredeba on 4th Jul 2023

This is a good book. It’s well-written, the story is interesting and the two main characters are interesting. This is an age gap romance with some steam. There are usual mafia type dealings but also an arranged marriage. I read this book in a few hours or less.

Written by Lynn on 4th Jul 2023

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. Not a long read. Veronica was promised to Nikolai. Only Veronica found after her father was killed. She couldn't be more pleased as she has always had a crush on Nikolai.

Wow, so good!
Written by Shelly44 on 4th Jul 2023

Oh wow, this novel was so good! I loved that it was a quick read. From the very first chapter I was sucked in and did not want to put it down. I loved the story. I loved Veronica and Nikolai. Their chemistry was so good! I love when a novel takes me on a journey and I can't put the novel down because I need to know what is going to happen next. This novel checked my boxes. I really enjoyed it. I can't wait to see what this author has coming next. Wow,

Vengeful Promise.
Written by Shiftybugger on 4th Jul 2023

I received a free copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review. Wow, this was certainly a book I couldn't put down, the story was so exhilarating and the characters were really captivating. This story was about Veronica and Nikolai, Veronica was asked to come home from school her father greeted her, then mentioned that he had made an agreement with Nikolai then she noticed the red dot, then she had blood splatter. She called Nikolai for help. Nikolai was thinking about the agreement he made without seeing her, then he received a call from Veronica, he was astounded by her beauty, he took her home showed her the kitchen then her room. This book was hot, sensual, pleasure, lust, passion, but will it turn into love.

Mafia Romance, Arranged Marriage, Age Gap
Written by Vicky N on 4th Jul 2023

What can be worse than watching your father die in front of you? Finding out that he had arranged a marriage to one of his friends. Luckily for Veronica, it was a man that she had a secret crush on when she was younger. Nikolai will do everything in his power to help her get revenge on the people responsible for her father's death.

Vengeful Promise
Written by Danisbooksmut on 4th Jul 2023

This book was unique in the fact that the people involved in the mafia arranged marriage actually wanted to marry each other, liked, fancied and loved each other. The story focusses on the marriage of the main characters and also the revenge for the assassination of the brides father and then attempts on the main characters lives. It had some good drama and some good spice. Not overly extreme or dark but it’s a quick enjoyable read none the less

Exciting Story
Written by Merry J on 4th Jul 2023

This action-packed story will keep you glued to the pages. Veronica has no one in her corner accept Nikolai after she witnesses her father being killed. Nikolai promised his friend that he would marry Veronica and merge their families and in doing so set up the stage for the blood bath that takes place. Sparks may ignite between these two, but he knows that in order to keep his soon to be wife safe he has to take out all the threats. Will he be able to fulfill his promise.

Love love loved this book!!!
Written by April S on 4th Jul 2023

I absolutely loved this book.. had just the right amount of everything. Suspense, intrigue. Main male character was the right amount of gentlemen with the right amount of protective. Absolutely recommend this book

Written by Alexis H on 4th Jul 2023

Veronica and Nikolai. It was fast-paced and exactly what this busy Mama needed. This story had it all. A hot and heavy romance, good plot, bad guy getting what he deserves and a happy ending.

Absolutely Action Packed Read
Written by Jean-R on 4th Jul 2023

This is book two in The Mafia Lords series and it is Veronica and Nikolai’s story. Veronica doesn’t want to live the Mafia way or life and wants to live her own life exactly how she wants but when her father is murdered in from of her the only way to stay alive is to get married to Nicolai but she will not be a passive person or wife for anyone. Nikolai had been promised Veronica’s hand in marriage for quite a while so when her father is murdered he steps in to marry her so that she is safe and protected and as he is a possessive man and she will belong only to him and he will expect her to do as she is told only he has bitten off more that he can chew and things definitely will not go his way. There are twists and turns along with great characters and a storyline that will keep your attention. This may be a short story but it certainly packs a punch and has hot and intense chemistry that sizzles off the pages and I can’t wait to read the next book in this series.

Vengeful Promise
Written by Fairytales4Ever on 4th Jul 2023

Very suspenseful with a bit of heat added in. This short story is about a mafia arranged marriage, with an age gap. It is interesting, with good characters. At times Veronica seems a bit too naive, especially with all she’s been through in her life, but Nikolai seems to help her find her strength. No cheating, no cliffhanger and a HEA.

Nikolai and Veronica
Written by weaveswife on 4th Jul 2023

This was so good! Veronica wanted a life away from the mafia. She already lost her mom and brothers to it. Then when she comes back to see her dad she loses more. But not before she was arranged to be Nikolai's bride. She may have had a crush on him when she was a teen, but he is still a very dangerous man. All that changes when they are around each other. Their attraction and chemistry makes it so easy for them to promise a life together. Nikolai was awesome. He wanted Veronica and he made sure he got her. But he also treated her well. He knew he had a treasure. The woman meant for him. I loved this whole story. The ending was super sweet and definitely qualifies as a HEA.

Hot Mafia romance with an H and h to die for
Written by Reensburger on 18th May 2023

This book really got into the action straight away. Veronica was the only child left in her family after her mother and brothers were murdered when she was young and her father, the head of the Familia dying of cancer. She has a strained relationship with him and made sure as soon as she was of age that she moved far away, wanting a different life for herself. However, obviously that's not meant to be. Cue an arranged marriage to Nikolai, head of the bratva and her father's close ally. Not to mention, her childhood crush. Nikolai is gentle and reads Veronica really well, and even though it wasn't the life she was wanting for herself she understands this world and stands strong. She's a great, strong h and is Nikolai's match. Great pacing and loved the epilogue.

Good book!
Written by Jamee h on 18th May 2023

This was a really good book! It definitely had twists and turns I didn’t see coming and was a page turner. I would definitely recommend reading this.

Wish it had been longer
Written by Kmcgriff on 18th May 2023

I'm new to Winter Sloane's work, but this was a steamy marriage of convenience novella that I wish had been a little longer. I would have loved a chance to see the relationship really develop.

Fast paced mafia loved it
Written by JudyCh on 18th May 2023

This was a pretty fast paced mafia story that was good, not really Amit of action, I loved the insta love this couple had for each other, a great book if you love mafia with a HEA

Author does it again--super intense and wonderful read!
Written by Andrea R on 18th May 2023

This author knows how to write so so good! Love this one--It was a quick (short) read that is great and quick moving--you don't have long to wonder what is going to happen next--really enjoyed it.

Written by CDA.GRL on 18th May 2023

This book is fast paced full of action, suspense, romance and great characters. If you are looking for a good Mafia Romance Vengeful Promise is it!

Written by Gkp2460 on 18th May 2023

Vengeful Promise is the great, fast paced, age gap, arranged marriage, quick story of Veronica Romano and Nikolai Baranov. Things happen at breakneck speed with these two. It’s quite a journey packed into these pages.

Written by Sua on 18th May 2023

When Veronica’s life is turned upside down after her father is murder she is saved by Nikolai who vows to get revenge on those who targeted her father. The chemistry flowed quickly when it came to these two.

Love Mafia!!!
Written by Amy J on 18th May 2023

Loved reading Vengeful Promise. This book was beautifully done because sometimes if you’re promised to someone it could work out. Veronica and Nikolai were steamy HOT together and I loved the ending.

Arranged marriage
Written by Michele77 on 18th May 2023

An arranged marriage, rival mafia families, hired assassins and mafia wars are all part of the storyline of this fairly quick read.

Great story
Written by PHOENIX96 on 18th May 2023

Veronica wanted her own life away from the Mafia, but when her father the Don, is murdered infront of her. Nikolai, her fathers friend became her savior and vows to become her means for revenge in exchange he wants her to be his, as was promised before her fathers death, but could something real come from their arrangement. Well written steamy age gap arrange marriage mafia romance.

Enjoyable Mafia Romance
Written by DidiF on 18th May 2023

A quick fast paced arranged marriage age gap mafia romance. When her father is murdered in front of her she accepts marriage to ensure revenge on the killers. Hot steam, promises, assassins, mafia war, relationship growth, fierceness ,danger, tension, strength and love keep you turning the pages.

Written by Arevalomencarelli on 18th May 2023

Veronica comes home from college to take care of her mafia don father who is dieing… while at dinner her father starts to tell her she will be marrying soon when he is shot in the head.. Nikolai is bratva.. dangerous, sexy and extremely possessive of his new bride, there love story blooms while they try to bring down her fathers killer. ……. I truly loved this story! It was the perfect mixture of sweet and ruthless

Arranged marriage to her Mafia crush
Written by DolphinStorm on 18th May 2023

Veronika comes home to learn her father has arranged her marriage to Nikolai - but her father is assassinated before plans can be finalized. Since Nikolai was a childhood crush and family friend she calls him for help escaping the hitman. They proceed with the marriage, fall deeply in love, but still face ongoing challenges from crime families. Eventually Nikolai prevails and they have the happy family they desire far from the bloodshed

Veronica and Nikolai
Written by CarKar on 18th May 2023

I was hooked from the beginning. Story of mafia families, betrayal and loss. Loved Nikolai and Veronica together. They went from lust to a respectful and enduring love. They both were what each other didn't know they needed. Loved that the "bad guys" actually got a just punishment. Smooth read. Looking forward to reading more from W. Sloane.

Vengeful Promise
Written by Lois B on 18th May 2023

I enjoy mafia romance and this book delivered. The hero and the heroine worked as a couple and were able to find their version of a happy ending despite the circumstances that brought them together.