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
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"OH SIGH, THESE LOVEABLE RUSSIAN ROGUES!!"
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.
"Romance, Suspense & Mystery"
I loved this book with its unexpected twists and turns. This romance book had plenty of suspense, hot sex, and original storyline. The narrator did a good job accents of the characters. I have loved this book so much that I've listened to it several times.
"Wasn't as angsty as I expected but still good"
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.
"My favorite so far."
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.
"This is everything that makes a great story"
I can’t even begin to express how much I loved this book! I was not disappointed with Nikolai’s story one iota. There is love, drama, suspense, action, and mystery, everything that makes a great story!
Having previously met Vivian and Nikolai in the other Her Russian Protector books, I was so excited to finally get to read/listen to Nikolai. Nikolai is the baddest of the bad of all the guys so far. He is the Huston Russian Mob boss, and he is so incredibly intimidating and dangerous, he makes the other guys look like kittens. Yet, there is Vivian, taking cigarettes out of his mouth and telling him what to do; and that was BEFORE they were a couple. Just from the feelings I received from the previous books, and the bit I read in A Very Russian Christmas, I knew Nikolai was going to be awesome!
Vivian is such a sweet young woman, yet she isn’t a push over at all. She is that girl that’s everybody’s friend, and who always has a smile on her face. She had a rough childhood and pre-teen years, which lead her to be shot during a robbery gone wrong. That’s how she meets Nikolai, he just miraculously appears to hold her hand and help stop the bleeding that night. I will admit this part wasn’t too far of a stretch figuring out. She is mysteriously shot by someone the cops never find, then Nikolai becomes her pseudo guardian and benefactor. Come on! That was a bit transparent; but still not enough for me not love the story.
Pinky did a great job with the narration; however, when the love scene arrived. I swear it sounded like the narrator changed for a bit. It was weird. Bad recording? I’m not sure what happened with that.
I sent Roxie Rivera an email asking if she was going to put the rest of this series on Audiobook because I love listening to these stories. I haven’t received an answer at the time of this review but I really hope it is a yes! Sergei is next and I can’t wait!...Sara
"Love can conquer all even Mob Bosses ☺👍"
This was a fantastic story. the plot had you guessing throughout the story. You would think you had the storyline figured out then a new twist would appear making it even better. I would recommend listening to the whole series so you can sense of all the characters that are involved since they are all intertwined in each book. The narrator was great.
"very good Once you start with one story ."
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.
"More handsome older russian men w/ young female"
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.
"It was good"
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
"Absolutely amazing story"
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
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