Rachel Van Dyken
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Pretty things aren't meant to be broken.
But I broke her, and now we both have to pay the price.
I'm her nightmare.
I'm her savior.
And now that I have her signature on an ironclad contract, I own her body and soul.
She doesn't remember me.
Because as much as I know I need to stay away, for fear of unlocking the memories I helped her father bury--I can't.
She was the apple in the Garden, dangled in front of me, her core so tempting and sweet. A voice whispered. Just. One. Bite.
Welcome to the world of the Russian mafia, where death, is your only future.
Wow!!! What an intense journey this book was. I'm going to attempt a review without any spoilers, because half the fun of this book is the mystery and suspense.
Our hero, Nikolai Blazik is a highly intelligent doctor who is world re-known, wealthy and gorgeous too. He's part of the Russian mafia and supposedly works for a Russian mob boss, Petrov. Our heroine, Maya is the daughter to Petrov. Maya is given a interview with Dr. Blazik arranged by her Father. This interview was for a paper she's writing for college. Maya has always been intrigued by Nikolai, following all his accomplishments and reading all she could find about him. But Maya finds out in the interview that she's actually been given to Nikolai for a year by her father. Nikolai has her sign a contract with some strange stipulations.
This is the set-up for an intense, mysteriously hot romance. I cannot say too much because there a many twists and turns in this story that keep you guessing and wondering about these two and their HEA.
I loved our hero Nikolai!!! I wasn't so sure about him at the beginning, but hang in there you will fall in love with him, I did. I didn't necessarily agree with all he did or does, but totally understandable in the context of the story and mafia world. And his dedication to Maya is so sweet and heartwarming. I really liked Maya,she was intelligent, strong, sweet,beautiful and sassy as they come. I loved these two's dialogue and witty banter. They're chemistry and sexual tension was off the charts good.
I wanted to inhale this book, but at the same time go slow and relish each word. It will pull you in from the first page and you won't want to stop till the last page is read. I liked many of the secondary characters and felt some of the other characters she created were wonderfully strange and scary. I do have to say I would have loved more background story on the heroine as well as Nikolai and an epilogue too. A truly great read and highly recommended. (less)
RIP - another awesome book
As always Rachel Van Dyken has out done herself. This book was great. I'm glad she tied the guys from the Elite into. Can't wait for the next book.
What a great read. Needed more of an ending but still a very good read I def want more from Nik and Maya