After a brush with death as a juvenile delinquent, Vivian swore she'd never stray across that line again - but there's just one problem with her plan to stay on the right side of the law. She's completely, irrevocably and unabashedly in love with Nikolai, the Russian mob boss who saved her life.
From the moment Vivian appeared in his life on that tragic April night, Nikolai felt himself inextricably bonded to her. She's the bright light in his dark world and the only thing that keeps him from sliding deeper into a life of crime and violence - a mobbed-up life he can't escape no matter how hard he tries.
After Vivian is ripped from his arms in a brazen blitz attack, Nikolai will stop at nothing to get her back - but rescuing her and keeping her safe in his arms isn't enough. Suddenly, Nikolai's only chance to keep her safe is to do the one thing he vowed never to do - he'll drag her deeper into his shadowy world and bind her to him forever.
Because their tangled pasts are about to collide and the shockwave threatens to bring Houston's criminal underbelly to its knees....
©2013 Roxie Rivera (P)2015 Roxie Rivera
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
Another winner from Roxie.... they've all got a great storyline, sex, suspense, secrets, intrigue, twists, surprises, violence and this one had a very sweet love story too as virgin Vivian and Mob Boss Nikolai's long long pent up attraction to each other and desire for one other is finally, yes finally acted on after years of longing looks, mustn't touch and denial. When an explosive kidnapping scene leaves Nikolai for dead and his thoughts that his beloved Ward Vee has been snatched to be tortured, raped or sold into the sex slave industry it sends him into an all consuming rage which kicks off his possessive 'mine' gene.
Hot tattooed Russians, gangster warfare, Dad's from Hell, tortured histories, murder, a sex slave ring, a "who keeps doing this to us and why?" exciting plot and well loved characters from the previous books. Then there's a very thoughtful, sweet, passionate and finally sexy romance which had sometimes humorous, sometimes quick, sometimes dirty but always loving banter between the two of them. Nikolai felt unworthy of Vivian and he wanted to get out for her but instead he unwillingly and unwittingly dragged her further in.
Dual POV's by a good narrator who had a lot of different accents and voices to do which she did well except sometimes I thought Vivian's voice sounded a bit young and with a couple of the sex acts she came across as naive for a woman of her age.
Worth a credit? Yes..... and please keep em coming Roxie.
My second favorite in the series, after Dimitri (Her Russian Protector, #2) by Roxie Rivera. It wasn't as angsty as I was expecting, it had just the right amount of story, love and mob drama to keep this series so entertaining.
This is my first time listening to Pinky Powell narrate a series, and she is doing a great job. I just wish I knew if Sergei (Her Russian Protector, #5) by Roxie Rivera will be available in audio or if I should just go ahead and read it.
I have read all the books in the series so far and to hear the audio is just amazing. Ms pinkie brings these Russians to life in such a way that's just wow. I mean the book is amazing but to hear your favorite characters. People always ask if you could pick a book to go to movie which would pick. Well I'd pick this series. Especially this book a man who thinks he is unworthy of being loved, hiding sins from the women he loves. A women who truly has the most forgiving heart and loves no matter what. Yeah throw in some fan yourself moments and some you go girl moments with action to boot and you've my fav book in this series.
once I started listening to book one I couldn't wait for the next and the next I've read all these stories and I love them that much more on audible.
Traveling therapist listening to AUDIBLE books while driving to far areas. Also host/produce radio show on KGLP 91.7 on staying positive!!
Great action. The series are very similar due to the characters for each story of the series interacts with each other. The voice actor is great.
I likes that Nikolai finally released he could not live without Vivian and stopped making excuse for why they could not be together.
Vivian she is a strong and intelligent women
Ok, so some people may get upset but this was my least favorite book so far in this series. I loved all of the other books and could not wait to get my hands on the next one. Each book so far in the series drew me in and made me want to fight for the couple as much as they fought for each other. While the book was still good, I did not feel the passion or connection in this book. It was still good just not great. I gave it 4 stars overall because they we each book intertwines all the characters is the best
His willing to let all his armour open to love
I have two Vivian and Nikolai
Very good narration
Nikolai's tender moments with Vivian
the indepth story
all of it!
When Nikolai decides he has to tell her about himself!
Loved the book
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.
Okay so the last three were kind of Russian mafia but none of the guys were actually IN the mafia. Nikolai, tho, yeah he's in. Really in. And the trouble that happens as he tries to fight his feelings for Vivi are exciting and a little extreme. I mean, we're talking flesh trade market here.
This book was a small step up and interesting for erotica in that the heroine is not only a virgin but she stays that way for most of the book so if you want the kinky stuff to happen asap like with Dimitri, you'll have to wait. That she's waiting is never really explained which I find odd, usually it's for religious or personal reasons but it's never broached.
And also an interesting thing, as Rivera has proven before, Vivi is a bit weightier than Nikolai - a few times she mentions Vivi's curves or Nikolai's thin frame, which would suggest Nik likes his ladies with some meat on their bones. Refreshing.
There's some psychological stuff going on here which is interesting to read - not just for her but for him as well. We also get to see the group in action so reading the previous books is a must.
I'm a little thrown by Pinky Powell's accent for Vivi - she grew up around a few of the other girls yet she sounds more like Sookie Stackhouse than the others - as I look back, a few of the girls have a hint of Chicana in their speech, others sound all-American, and there's Vivi with a really strong southern lilt that's adorable but awkward. Still does a decent job tho.
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