Oceans apart Natalia and Dimitri have fostered a unique friendship, but an atrocity that threatens the Trans-Siberian Railroad has them both putting everything on the line.
The long awaited second installment in The Blackstone Legacy did not disappoint, building on the relationships and revelations of the previous book. I loved getting to know Dimitri, his daring, charm, and flare for the dramatic, yet he is a peacemaker at heart and sees Natalia in a way that others don't. Natalia is a brilliant businesswoman, who has proven herself time and again at her father's bank only to be dismissed on account of her gender. I loved seeing her passion for projects as well as her love for her brother, and how working with Dimitri opened up new doors for her.
Liam has grown more into his role in the Blackstone family, fighting against the elites who know nothing of his previous life working on the ground. I loved his friendship with Natalia, how he always seems to know when she could use some extra support and their bond as outsiders.
Overall, this was a well written read that did not disappoint. The count was glorious and everything I could have hoped for, and his undimming support of Natalia throughout. I don't usually like books where the love interests don't meet immediately or spend long periods of time apart, but I think that in this case that it worked given the nature of their relationship at the beginning of the story and how the previous book set up this one. I loved diving into the rich history and politics of the time, as well as comparing things to how they are in the present day. A thrilling series about a powerful family, and the members who challenge the status quo to bring about change. You won't want to miss a minute of it!
I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.