I enjoyed that a large part of the book deals with the building of trust between Vine and Anton as well as them continuing to develop their relationship during what is an extremely stressful time. Man it's hard to be vague and not give away details! Anton is determined to keep his new family safe as past and current dangers threaten the happiness that he is trying to provide for Vine. I for one, do not mind a hero who will do whatever is necessary to take care of his own. That's one of the pleasures of reading a mafia book for me. A strong male character who deals fiercely and yes, sometimes violently, with anything that attempts to harm what he considers his. Yes, I'm guilty of loving a good bad boy and Anton doesn't disappoint!
The Life is a "suck you in" read and I look forward to reading book 3, The Score, when it's released October 27th. There's even a sneak peek into it at the end of The Life that will have you marking your calendar for The Score's release.
**I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.**