Stolen by the Arziani Georgian crime mob as a child, 152 was raised and conditioned to be a Mona—the most subservient of the Arziani Blood Pit slaves.
Gorgeous and kind, she has been and under the imprisoning influence of the Type B drug and under the command of the Blood Pit Master’s sister, Mistress Arziani, for most of her life, until the Master calls her back home to Georgia.
He wants her under his total control, and Master always gets what he wants.
But when 152 is gifted to the Blood Pit’s fearsome champion death match fighter as a prize, 152 suddenly finds out that the men who appear most brutal, may just own the kindest hearts. And love may be found, even when living in hell.
Freedom, family, love, 152 will have to fight for what she wants and ultimately make an impossible choice.
This is I believe the last book in the series and though at times this book was slow in certain spots, overall it was a good story. This one focuses on mostly still on the fighting and the fact that 152 is still under control and not free like her brother from the previous book. Now you are introduced to fighter 901 who is the top fighter and one who walks into the circle and really less than a minute later walks out with his opponent dead. Now the master of gulag has decided to give him a Mona. 152 is the Mona that is given to him and he does not want her. What he wants is to be left alone, but she is now locked up with him at night and gone during the day. These are the scenes that make this book. The story between 152 and 901 are touching once you get to that point. First he does not what to be touched, when he finally allows it he begins to want her, but he thinks she is only with him because of the drugs that are being given to her and her being forced every night into his cell. Really though after the first night she is not really being forced just acting. The story of the two of them becoming together is what makes this and all of the previous books. The blood pits is where this begins and ends and really for these books it is a good way. When you are taken back to New York they are still working on a way find where 152 is and when they do they the former fighters, and one assassin must return to the pits and finish the plan. This story has fighting, grit, passion, sex, compassion, and even some hope. The best part for me after the story was over was the epilogue which put everything together. A very good book and series. I got this book from netgalley.com. I gave it 5 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com