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Ivan Audiobook

Ivan: Her Russian Protector #1) (Volume 1)

Desperate to find her sister, Erin goes to the only man in Houston who can help her - Ivan Markovic. The intimidating, tattooed Russian operates one of the most elite mixed-martial arts training centers in the world but it's his shadowy past and reputed connections with Houston's underworld that interest her most. To find her sister, she'll need the help of her big, scary Russian protector - but asking for help from a man like Ivan carries a steep price, one that might just include her heart.
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Desperate to find her sister, Erin goes to the only man in Houston who can help her - Ivan Markovic. The intimidating, tattooed Russian operates one of the most elite mixed-martial arts training centers in the world but it's his shadowy past and reputed connections with Houston's underworld that interest her most.

To find her sister, she'll need the help of her big, scary Russian protector - but asking for help from a man like Ivan carries a steep price, one that might just include her heart.

©2013 Roxie Rivera (P)2013 Roxie Rivera

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    Amazon Customer Lumpkin, GA, United States 06-15-14
    Amazon Customer Lumpkin, GA, United States 06-15-14
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    "Here come the Russians !! Oh Yeah"

    With this it doesn't even matter if everything seems plausible or not.The plot was cool, the Russians hot, what more can you ask for in a curl up in a chair to read book. Oh yeah a good narration, well it had that too. Fun fun fun

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    K. April Holgate Montrose, PA, United States 12-01-13
    K. April Holgate Montrose, PA, United States 12-01-13 Member Since 2012

    I am open to reviewing quality products.

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    "Fabulous storytelling, great concept"

    What a delicious surprise!! I grabbed this book as a free read over at Amazon and then picked up the audio book fro a song at Audible, best idea of the week! I heartily suggest doing the same!

    I went into this thinking it would be a quick listen but not expecting much, boy was I wrong. This story had me hooked from the first scene. Fabulous storytelling that really moved, no dull moments here, Not my typical fair, I generally prefer paranormal, but I am definitely looking into the rest of the series. Really engaging characters and dynamic gritty plot.

    Erin is really sweet and a little naive, if she were any less sweet she might have annoyed me. For the most part she was smart enough to deffer to Ivan, who is a master of his seedy world. And what a yummy protector he is!

    The romance really jumps into the steamy, only about a day of knowing each other, but I am willing to chalk it up to love at first sight. Okay, lust at first site. There are some truly delicious steamy scenes in this short read. I girl might need a cool shower or a hot man after!

    Ms. Rivera is a new author to me but she is definitely one to watch. This series is really unique and deliciously hot! Erin has several girlfriends who are ripe for finding their own protectors in Ivan's pals. Can't wait to see the sparks fly and get into the gritty plots!

    Pinky Powell does a terrific job with the narration. She really kept the pace of the book and moved the story along. Not a lot of variety in the voices but still kept them distinct. I would love to hear more from her in the future both in this series and elsewhere.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    RAE United States 11-23-13
    RAE United States 11-23-13 Member Since 2016

    Hi My name is Rae and i love to read and also a very shy person.

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    "Sweet and Protected"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Ivan to be better than the print version?

    If I. I really had fun reading Ivan.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Ivan?

    When Ivan ask Erin to move in and say I love you.


    Which character – as performed by Pinky Powell – was your favorite?

    IVAN... I Love everything Ivan was in the story.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    All of it.


    Any additional comments?

    Just read this book. Even though it's short I still had a good time reading it with the audio.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Bexlyn Wright Kentucky 06-06-15
    Bexlyn Wright Kentucky 06-06-15 Member Since 2016

    I'm a grad student with very little time to edit reviews because I'm editing research papers. Forgive the typos. They're made with love.

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    "Under 3 hrs - Start to a fun series"

    So I have mixed feelings about this book. I'm apparently going through a mobster phase so these Russians were next on my list. The rest of the series comes in at the normal(ish) length you expect from books but this first one is under 3 hours. (Don't waste a credit - just buy it.)

    Erin is searching for her pill-popping/shooting sister on the streets of Houston and turns to a brutish Russian guy who runs a fight training facility. The story is rushed, but the timing would suggest that. Ivan is a heavily tattooed orphan that will be our introduction to a group of single hot Russian mafia guys. There's not much else to tell without ruining the short story.

    My main beef with it is that with the interesting books to come, why sell this one short? Perhaps going back and bulking it up would have been a good idea before bringing it forward because the author loses the change to give her first couple a good story. Instead, it feels rushed. There's also the setup - a group of orphaned single guys with no loves in their lives meets a group of single girls with shady parental backgrounds. It's took good a setup for a series and life doesn't always end up this way... but we're in this for another reason, amIrightladies? So it's forgiven.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 11-22-13
    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 11-22-13 Member Since 2015

    I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)

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    "A bit confused... it this a full volume?"

    I like the whole Russian ex-gangster protector...but why is he protecting her, from what... I am just a bit confused... Story reads pretty well, but just jumps right into action... so I was a bit confused... I think I will reserve final judgment until the complete collection comes out... So for now... No recommendation...

    Narration was just ok...

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 01-24-15
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 01-24-15 Member Since 2016

    I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again

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    "UNDERNEATH THESE RUSSIAN SINNERS LIE SEXY SAINTS"

    Erin is desperate and her last hope is Ivan the intimidating tattooed Russian but she'll do nearly anything to save her sister Rose from the hole of drugs and bad choices that she's dug herself. When tough guy Ivan first lays eyes on Erin the games over because he knows he'll do anything and risk everything to keep her safe.... and hopefully keep her for himself too.

    This listen was under 3 hrs but it packed a lot in as it sucks you into the seedy world Rose has gotten herself in where the Mexican gang, Albanian gang and now the Russians are all after her. So Erin's frustration and desperation rises but the one person she can now depend on is Ivan. The romance is tender hot and quick but it has to be, the excitement is high as the bad guys come for Erin and Erin can see that underneath Ivan's gruff exterior, and his previous mob life, lies the heart of a teddy bear.

    Great narration and well worth the $4.86.... just wish it had been longer.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    SLKRomance 05-20-16
    SLKRomance 05-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "just too short"

    I've read these stories now I've listened to them. Can't wait to hear number 5 through 8.

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    S. Guerra Branson, Mo 04-17-16
    S. Guerra Branson, Mo 04-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Hot Romantic with Love & Suspense!"

    A romantic love story with a Russian Hunk who knows how to take care of himself as well as the woman who walked into his life and turned it upside down. She also made him realize that even a man like him, who had paid for the terrible things in his past, still could find and be loved in return if he was willing to walk that line between black and white to help save her and her sister from men like he fought so hard to not become.

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    Sonya B. Philadelphia, PA 11-25-15
    Sonya B. Philadelphia, PA 11-25-15
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    "The one that started it all!!"

    The book that made me a fan of Roxie Rivera and Audible. And Pinky Powell is an awesome narrator!! An great story and great narration, keeps me coming back. One of my favorites!!

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    GaGirl 08-13-15
    GaGirl 08-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Wanted it to be longer!"

    What a great start to the series, I wish it was longer but for the cheap price tag it was a bargain with how good the story line is!!!

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    "Short and sweet"
    What did you like most about Ivan?

    Rough and ready -


    What did you like best about this story?

    It wasn't predictable in the way many books are aside from the happy ending


    Any additional comments?

    The reader has an expressive voice and nice tone

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Cazzi-Jane
    10/24/14
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    "A Great Start To A New Series!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Ivan to be better than the print version?

    As I had an audio companion to the book, I had the best of both worlds.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Ivan?

    It was just full of sweet moments.


    Have you listened to any of Pinky Powell’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    This fairs very well love the Russian accents.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved this book, a short and sweet story that does exactly what it says on the cover.

    His name is Ivan and he is her Russian Protector.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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