Hers to Tame (NOLA Knights #2) by Rhenna Morgan

As an avtoritet for the most powerful crime syndicate in New Orleans, Kir Vasilek doesn’t act without purpose, doesn’t speak without thought and never, ever loses his cool. The lives of his brothers, his family, depend on it. But then Cassie McClintock strolls back into his life, and staying cool is next to impossible. Cassie was the one who got away—and Kir is willing to break all his own rules to keep it from happening ever again.
It’s one thing to report on the Russian mafia; it’s quite another to sleep with one of them, especially one as dangerous, and as sinfully sexy, as Kir Vasilek. Even though the information he once provided helped make her career—and the memory of his touch still keeps her up at night—Cassie knows too much about his world to go down that path.
But when Kir reaches out for help after a rival family comes for one of his own, Cassie doesn’t want to say no, either to investigating a gruesome murder or to the heat that pulls her right back into his arms…and his heart. Taming Kir—and helping to save the family she’s come to call her own—is not the story she thought she’d write, but it’s the one she’s determined will get a happy ending.

Although I was sad when the Men of Haven series came to an end, it only took reading the first book in Rhenna Morgan’s NOLA Knights series to recover 😉  Yeah, His to Defend had me hooked and Hers to Tame sealed the deal.

Cassie was attracted to Kir, but after she heard disturbing things from her co-workers, she became leery and decided to keep her distance. That worked, until she ran into him again. And then Kir decided he wasn’t going to let her go again.

For me, the romance (almost) plays second to the family aspect between Sergei and those he holds close. Which includes his Haven brothers and their family and especially whoever Kir and Roman bring into the fold.

It took Cassie a while to get used to that kind of love and trust, but once she did, she no longer had any doubts about Kir. It was overwhelming at times, but not in a bad way. Kir helped her find herself along the way.

Mine to Keep is next and there was enough of tease at the end of Hers to Tame to make me wish for the release sooner rather than later. Roman’s next and given who his HEA is destined to be, things are going to get really interesting.

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