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Heavy Crown

By: Sophie Lark
Narrated by: Michael Gallagher,Kat Auden
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Number one best seller 

A temptation I couldn’t resist.... 

I saw her being stuffed in a trunk: Yelena Yenina, only daughter of the most vicious Bratva boss in Chicago.

The Bratva hate my family. They burned my uncle alive. I should have left Yelena to her fate....

But she fought like a Valkyrie. Gorgeous, ferocious, and unbreakable.

I saved her so I could make her mine.

She says she’ll never submit to a man. I guess we’ll see....

I’ll push her to the limit. And far beyond.

Heavy Crown is the mind-blowing conclusion to the best-selling Brutal Birthright series. It’s a stand-alone dark mafia romance with HEA and no cliff-hanger. Contains extra-steamy scenes guaranteed to make your night!

The Lark Notes: 

"I knew I had to end the Brutal Birthright series with the biggest twists, the most intense action, and the hottest hero yet. I’ve always had a soft spot for Sebastian from the very first book - you’re going to be so surprised where his journey takes him!" (Sophie)

©2021 Sophie Lark (P)2022 Sophie Lark

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An amazing end to a brilliant series.

I didn't expect this ending and was completely blown away.

Definitely recommend listening to this one in the series order for maximum enjoyment

The characters were real and relatable and the storyline was engaging!!

The narration was smooth, flawless and enjoyable

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Heavy Crown is so good

The final book in the Brutal Birthright series does not disappoint and it’s more than you expected. I had no idea where the plot was going to go even though each book can be read as a standalone there are threads and plot points that where through all 6 books and to find a way for them to all wrap up and still be an individual love story was an absolutely badass.Sebastian Gallo is tied to his family’s way of life,and through them all of the other characters and pairs we’ve met in the novels.This is a story of alliances respect and prioritizing what you value.Sebastian and Yelena both learn that they have to stop letting other people tell them who they are.This is almost like two books in one because around 50% mark the craziness really starts and you’re just like holding on while screaming hoping that we get to the happy ending.It is absolutely the start of a roller coaster with things inching up and up,the tension winding tighter and tighter and then you fall,and your stomach leaves your body and your screaming.Just before it got to the crazy.Sebastian is much deeper than you’d expect based on how he’s previously described,he’s smart,committed,complicated and has a dark side that comes out to play in both sad and devastating ways as well as very sexy ones.You think the barn scene in Broken Vow was Hot?You haven’t seen anything until you read Sebastian story.Aside from his ability to light a kindle on fire,you hurt for him.He’s alone in so many different ways and has to step up and make some decisions.Even when you are the listener,worry they might be the wrong ones you support him anyways,Yelena is different.A female character who is tall and imposing tries very hard to put on a front and is suffocating underneath the burden of expectations and control.All she wants is to call her own shorts even if the shot she calls is surrendering.Being inside her head was extremely brutal and relatable even if we aren’t the daughters of the mob bosses we know what it’s like for the world to tell you your value as a woman.In some ways,she loses the most in the story but quality is better than quantity.Yelena is a pure badassery.You know that she will fit in with everyone else in the Gallo/Griffin crew and they will absolutely love her.This series is a spectacular take on the mafia sub genre and Sophie never fails to surprise me with the way she has written these books. I highly recommend everyone to check out this series.The narrated did an outstanding job bringing the characters to life.making you feel like you are apart of the story

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Pure perfection

I have no words for this series that completely knocked the wind out of me and just swept me off my feet. I can't wait to dive in to more books by this extremely talented author. #AudiobookObsessionsReviewer#PinkFlamingoProductions

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what an ending!

love Sebastian in the earlier books and glad to get closure on his story! I listened to this book after book 1 and 2 and am definitely going to finish up with books 3, 4, and 5. love sophie lark's development of the story and characters. narration is excellent!

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Yelena and Sebastian

Well the story goes on to the youngest Gallo. Sebastian had not much interest in the family business, he wanted to be an athlete. Those dreams were literally shattered in book 1. One day he saves a beautiful girl from danger and he can’t stop thinking about her. Yelena is born into the Bratva so therefore you has no choices of her own. She feels trapped and wants out. Can her savior help her? This story has plenty of content with many mafia groups involved and family ties.
I have really enjoyed this whole series and recommend it. I enjoyed the narration as well!
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Easily a favorite…that narration is superb

This is a wonderful story and ending to the series. I have not listened to the others in the series and was easily able to follow along. It was perfect. Love, Suspense, resentment, revenge and love/hate of family. Actually the love and support these two families show is amazing. The two main characters really stand out. I love how they get together and I can really feel their connection.

This really took me for a ride of ups and downs and I couldn’t be more pleased. I did listen to this on audio. The two narrators are new to me and they both did a wonderful job. I really enjoyed the different voices that Michael Gallagher did and the Russian accent from Kat Auden sounded sooo good!

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Prefect ending

I really like this final book! OMG the ending, I am hoping there’s a spin off. Michael Gallagher and Kat Auden did an excellent job at narrating

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Final book in Series Definitely Worth it!

I received this audiobook free for an honest review as a member of the Pink Flamingo Productions Review Team. This sixth book was not a disappointment. I need to go back and listen to the previous books just so I can remember the family characters and the unique diversity of each.. It is not necessary to listen/read the previous, but I enjoyed them so much I will listen again. This was a fast-moving, thrilling romance. The narrators did a great job with the different nationalities, the characters of each person and the overall story. Great Series.

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Engrossed from Beginning to End..Perfect Narration

I was so excited to finally get Sebastian's story. I have listened to every book in this series and found that I have enjoyed each one more than the last for the most part. I always go into books blind so I really had no idea of what his story was going to entail, and after listening I definitely could not have predicted this story....AT ALL, but I really enjoyed it nonetheless. I found this author through this series and through the audiobooks for this series and I am so glad I did. I cannot wait for more.

Sebastian and Yelena meet one night when Sebastian saves Yelena from being kidnapped (adultnapped?), only to discover she is the daughter of the head of the Bratva. Their families have a lot of bad blood and spilled blood between them so even though he may be interested, he has to stay away. Through fate or something else they end up finding themselves together again and before long are in a full-fledged relationship, though somewhat in secret.

I loved how much Sebastian cared for Yelena and his desire to protect her. Their relationship grew quickly and while I usually am not a fan of insta-love, it kind of worked here given the circumstances. While their story wasn't all flowers and rainbows, there was a lot of love and perseverance and loyalty when it mattered.

I wish the ending of the story was flushed out a little more but otherwise I enjoyed the book tremendously even though it was heart-wrenching at times. The author has created a fabulous series with wonderful characters and story lines that hook you in!

Michael Gallagher and Kat Auden were fantastic with the narration as Sebastian and Yelena. Both were very pleasant to listen to and brought forth all the emotion required for such a moving story. Kat Auden did a remarkable job given Yelena's Russian accent. I would highly recommend both narrators and look forward to listening to both narrators in the future. #TheFlock #PinkFlamingoProductions

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It's Like a Sexy Game of Chess

Sebastian and Yelena's story was such a dark yummy way to end this series. Yelena may start as a pawn in this story but she definitely isn't getting played.

Michael and Kat do such a good job at just letting you get lost in the suspense, swoon-worthy romance That builds to a very satisfying series end.

I'm super excited to see what spin-off stories we will get.

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  • Rebecca
  • 08-08-21

5 Stars

I don’t usually like mafia type romances, but I’ve enjoyed this whole series. Just enough hard and rough to the romance to make it the perfect book to scratch my itches. Definitely worth the listen!!!

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  • Desire Oosthuizen
  • 08-10-21

Just Perfect

What a perfect ending to this series, I am sure a book hangover in my future.

The narration was awesome!

If you are looking for action, romance, betrayal and revenge you are going to love this book.

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  • 08-07-21

Absolutely brutal

Wow! There’s not many audiobooks that I have to re-listen to because I can’t believe what I just heard. I literally paused it and had a wtf moment. Sophie is absolutely brutal with this book. It’s brilliant, the performance from Kay and Michael is amazing.
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  • Tamica Gates
  • 12-17-21

Love these families

I loved reading about the Gallo and Griffin families. This book does not disappoint. Sebastian has been in a spiral,since being injured in the first book and his chances ruined of becoming a big basketball star. He has become more involved,with the family business. Yelena is the daughter of a Russian mafia boss she knows that since she is a woman she has not worth to the family but being available to marry whom her father chooses for her. When the meet their chemistry is explosive but Yelena is keeping a secret that could be deadly. Not going to ruin this book. Loved the set up,for future stories mom these families in the epilogue. Great series.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-01-21

loved it

I have loved this series of books I can't recommend them enough every bit of them they are fabulous

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  • tenisha
  • 10-01-21

Good Listen

Sebastian was never meant to go into the family business but when you are pushed over your breaking point anything can happen
Beware when you wake the dragon, once out it can never be put back. Didn't see this story coming but what a way to end a series.
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  • Katharoo
  • 09-26-21

Left the best to last!

This series was fast paced and caulked full of wow moments that still has me reeling and left me in wonder how Sophie does it. Yelena is a puppet in a war between her family and Sebastian’s even if she didn’t want to. Afraid to tell Sebastian that she was told to gain his attention for the Bratva she leaves it, and the feelings and passion that grew between her and Sebastian was what leaves her not wishing it to end. Naively thinking her father will accept the love between her and Sebastian she leaves it to fate. That fate was so full of surprises and what the hell moments that it leaves me wishing for more of all these characters who really consumed a part of my life as I listened to this series.

Sebastian was already a favourite of mine, mischievous at the start of the series with his relationship with his family especially with his sister. Then when he loses his future in basketball because of that sister broke my heart and to see him pull through that and still be caring and loving. Then in this final book to see his love for Yelena and wow that ending left me in awe. Amazing writing is what this series was.

Michael was really believable as Sebastian showing a caring person who has accepted his place in his family business. He shows us how strongly he loves his family and how compassionate and caring he is with Yelena. Then to hear him become a fierce opponent and ruthless man out for revenge was awesome.

Kat Auden is a new narrator for me, I really liked her voice as a Russian girl who is naive and hopeful for a real future with Sebastian, she helped me feel her emotional decisions that held her voice when she kept her secrets in her hopes for a life with a man she grew to love.

This series was amazing for anyone who looks for mafia romance and writing that is full of characters that face twists that you won’t see coming and surprises that leaves you wanting the story to never end. Also with strong men who find love in the strangest ways and with women who own their hearts. Is it really over is what it left me saying.♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

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  • The-Scarlet-Finch
  • 09-19-21

My Favorite of the whole series.

I received this audiobook at my request via a promo code for The Flock and this is my voluntary review.

Sophie Lark... take all the Stars! You knocked this series out of the park, definitely one of my top 10 2021 reads.

Yelena Yenina is the daughter of the latest Russian Bratva taking up the reins in Chicago's Underworld, and like any good daughter, she's been working Sebastian Gallo on her daddy's orders but the connection she feels with him is real. After an injury during the Griffin/Gallo feud before his sisters arranged marriage, he's been a bit lost since losing his Basketball future. A chance meeting with the stunning Russian Bratva Princess leads to a proposed alliance between their families but its never so simple. Yelena's clipped wings never felt like a cage as long as she had her brother, but the aftermath of this union alters the entire course of their future, and finds Sebastian picking up the crown to become an Italian King of the Chicago Mafia, the real question being after the blood is dry... would his new wife be his Queen?

Fantastic read.

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  • Shy G.
  • 09-13-21

My Thoughts on Heavy Crown

This was the perfect ending for an epic series. Yelena and Sebastian were an unexpected but fascinating couple to listen to their story. From the way they met through all the twists and turns that came after it was one surprise for me after another and I was loving it. This story had betrayal, death, sadness, and really just was not a light story. It is definitely a dark mafia romance. But it was so well written that I was hooked on it.

And what helped that was the incredible narration. Michael Gallagher is a voice that I’m really enjoying the more I hear. But Kat Auden was all new to me. And I was so highly impressed. I loved the accent and the attitude and just the overall performance especially as she portrayed Yelena. I certainly would love to hear more of her in future.

And I have to say that this was a fantastic setup for the spin-off series. That prologue has me excited for what’s to come from this author and the children of these characters I’ve come to love.
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  • Amanda Kay Anderson/Beauty.and.the.bookies
  • 09-13-21

freaking 5 stars as usual

Sophie Lark is such an underdog. I dont think anyone truly gets how INCREDIBLE her books and audios are! every single one I have ever listened to and read went way above 5 stars and they get better with each book!!!! *the flock*

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