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He’s my brother’s best friend, a Russian killer, and boxer with no ties to the O’Malley crime family - my family. 

I’ve loved and studied him forever. I witnessed him change when I was only 13. He doesn’t know I’m aware he kills, or how I notice once a year he gets a call and disappears. 

For years we fight our attraction. One night, we succumb to our desire. 

Every touch he gives me is electric. Each moment deepens our addiction. 

If it were only us, life would be perfect. 

Unfortunately, our union creates targets on our backs from multiple crime families. It puts our loved ones at greater risk. Wars from each of our enemies now plague the O’Malleys and Ivanovs. 

Every time the annual call comes to pay off his debt, he crumbles further. I’m not sure how much more either of us can take. 

He’s my broken fighter....

Broken Fighter is the jaw-dropping second installment of the Mafia Wars series. It’s an interconnecting, brother’s best friend, stand-alone dark mafia romance, guaranteed to have an HEA.

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Good Listen

Boris and Nora has been attracted to each other and slow about acting on it because of who they are. Now they are hot and heavy but still keeping secrets. Will they risk it all or let what they both need just sit and fester until its too late for their secrets.
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very enjoyable listen

I am enjoying this series the men in this storyline are awesome and luckily the women aren't to whiny so it's gripping

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Holy Jesus, Mary & Joseph!

I loved this book and would even say it was better than the first one in the Mafia Wars Series. Even though their romance was forbidden, the connection that Boris and Nora had couldn't be denied or ignored. Their story was dangerous, intense and gripping. I love the way it intersects with Maksim and Aspen's story in Ruthless Stranger. I would highly recommend this to anyone who loves a good dark mafia romance. Gregory Salinas and Allyson Voller both did an excellent job bringing this story to life.
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Use a credit its worth it

I really liked this book. It was a lot deeper than I originally thought it was going to be, in a good way. It hits everything I'm looking for in a book I need it to keep my interest and this one did. I wasn't familiar with the narrators and got a pleasant surprise that I actually enjoyed both of them. My only complaint was the male leads name, Boris but I don't think that counts as a real issue.
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Boris and Nora

Maggie Cole has created another great story. Boris is a good person that does really terrible things in the name of keeping those he loves safe. The way the author weaved the timeline of this story with some of the events in the first installment of the series was done very well. I don't think reading the first installment is necessary to enjoy this story but it was fun to have another POV of the same events. This is somewhat of a forbidden love story and I really did like how they handled the situation with each of their families, particularly Nora's family.

Narration by Gregory Salinas and Allyson Voller was very good and made a really good story even better.

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I received this audiobook via a promo code at my request from Aud-Obsession & The Flock and this is my voluntary review.

Book 2 of Mafia Wars Series by Maggie Cole.

We pick up where the cliffhanger at the end of book one left us, only this time instead of Maksim, it is told Boris's POV as his Mafia boss Zamir has just tried to use him to bring down the Ivanov family. Thankfully, Boris has connections that Zamir, nor his brothers could have anticipated. I was instantly drawn into Nora and Boris's story as they fought against their attraction, both being from Mob&Mafia families, they knew the risks of getting involved in one anothers world. I loved the Ivanov Mafia &OMalley Mob elements to this story, and it makes sense why the two characters held off on giving into their feelings for so long.

Nora runs the Irish bar where Boris drinks with her brothers, who despite their fondness for their Russian friend, cannot seem to get over family expectations of Nora settling down with an Irishmen... a preference which almost leads to her being handed over to an enemy family except Boris's jealousy had him looking into Cormac's background.

As Polish, Italian and Russian mafia rivals begin teaming up behind the scenes, its Boris and Nora's secret romance that allows them to connect all the dots, and eventually everyone sees that an Alliance between their families might just be the smartest play after all.

Chemistry between the narrators was perfect, they both fit the characters so well and I really enjoyed this book.

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Amazing!

Boris and Nora's connection is off the charts. The chemistry is hot and heavy and I was so there for it!

I wanted the family to all get their happy ending but of course that didn't happen. Now I need the next book in the series to see what they are going to do.. no spoilers here but man I am hoping for the best. Sometimes life is just really tough. Here's hoping for the best though!

And here I go again doting on Gregory Salinas but there really isn't anything that man can't do.. Give him an accent and he will NAIL it!! This was the first book I listened to by Allyson Voller but she did a wonderful job too.

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Broken Fighter

Love it! These books are so intense and pull out every emotion for you. I absolutely love mafia books so knew this would be right up my alley, but it was so much more for me. The characters are so full of life and the story is so interesting. And then the epilogue!!!! Even though this is a stand alone, I need the next book soon!

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Holy Hotness

Having read the book for Broken Fighter, I was dubious as to whether the audio would be as hot... it did not disappoint!

Maggies incredible writing teamed with the fantastic narration from Gregory and Allyson made a perfect concoction of heat, drama, love and every other emotion you could possibly need to be transported into the world of the Russian Mafia and the love they have for their women or the hate they have for their enemies.

If you are new to Maggie Cole and her Mafia Wars series- I would highly recommend starting with Ruthless Stranger first!

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Love this world and these characters

Ooooo I am so pleased to be back in this world with this group of characters again. Just one thing that bugs me, if you've read/heard the first book you kinda know the outcome of this one, though it's so worth listening to to get this angle on things. Gregory Salinas and Allyson Voller do a fabulous job with the voices. I was hooked the whole way through.

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  • adnil
  • 12-06-21

A great listen

I love the narration. I was drawn in from the first sentence. I listen as I travel and when I reached my destination I couldn’t turn it off.

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  • Christi Love4Books.me
  • 12-06-21

Intense and Addicting

Title: Broken Fighter: The Ivanov Family
Author: Maggie Cole
Format: Audio
Narrators: Gregory Salinas, Allyson Voller
Genre: Dark, mafia romance, suspense, secret relationship, best friend's sister, forbidden, interracial, accidental pregnancy, boxing
Standalone: Ish, the couple's story is complete but the overarching story is not
Part of a Series: Maria Wars, book 2
POV: Boris and Nora
Steam Level: Hot
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Broken Fighter is the second book in Mafia Wars and the first I've read by Maggie Cole. While these stories are interconnected I feel as if Maggie Cole did a good job catching me up. I had no problems following along. Also, I'm addicted. Broken Fighter is dark, intense, sexy action-packed, suspenseful and full of twists and turns that were unexpected but not really surprising. I loved exploring this new-to-me world and can't wait to read more.

I received this audiobook for free from Pink Flamingo Productions and Audiobook Obsessions. This is my honest and voluntary review.

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  • Renee
  • 04-06-21

A Great Listen

This is the second book in the Mafia Wars Series from Maggie Cole. I did not read or listen to the further book before diving into this one but I can tell you I really want to go back and listen to it now too. This is a brother's best friend stand alone dark mafia romance and it will not end in a cliffhanger. This is the story of Nora and Boris. They have known each other for forever as Boria is her brothers best friend. Nota has had a crush on him for as long as she can remember. He has the same feelings for her but because she js and Irish O'Malley and he is a Russian from the Ivanoff family. This causes Boris to love her from afar. There families might tolerate each tidhrr but there is no way that Nora is ever going to be allowed to marry a man who isn't Irish. These two come up with a lot of reason they can not be together. After all he is ger brothers best friend and he might not be happy. I felt like maybe they were self sabotaging. This is a slow burn of a book and I love how we got to look back at things that have gone on between them and I feel like if I had listened to the first book I would have net them there and had some information But because this book give you their history you aren't lost or anything. These two have yo decide of excuses are goijg to keep them apart or if they as a couple are worth fighting for. I will say that I got super frustrated woth Nora but don't give up on her she will redeem herself. I loved the push and pull of this book. The history of the two we got to see and I loved the way you could tell you were peeling back layers of their story to get to the end. This was a great listen and I enjoyed listening to the voices the narrators gave these characters.

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  • QueenZany
  • 31-05-21

Entering as heck!

Oh, how I waited for this audiobook! I can say that Boris's audiobook was worth the wait. Captivating as heck and the narration was fantastic.

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  • michelle kettler
  • 28-05-21

Great series

First I was so excited to find a new author and new narrators for the first time. The story was complete believable. At first I wasn’t liking the week off thing but it added som emotional torment to the hero. Some what gruesome at times and witty lines. Fantastic epilogue leaving me wanting more . Ready for the next one

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  • Tammy B Oakley
  • 27-05-21

Great Story!💜

I enjoyed this story. The characters were strong and fierce and yet vulnerable. I did feel that they carried on a bit much regarding the fact that he’s Russian and she’s Irish. I was also a little accent confused. When I think Russian or Irish Mafia, I expect the story to have a lot of accents and for me there wasn’t much. The overall storyline was fantastic and the sexy alpha males were on fire.
The narration was very very good assuming that characters were created with little to no accents by the author.
This is book 2 and has an HEA.
I recommend this book.

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  • S. Cole
  • 25-05-21

Broken Fighter

Wow this book is 🔥. We first meet Boris and Nora in book one; Ruthless Stranger. In this book we get more of their background and to see how much Boris loves Nora! Just when the Ivanov's think they are one step ahead of their enemies something changes. This book ends on a HFN for Boris and Nora. I can't wait to see who the next Ivanov is next! Gregory Salinas and Allyson Voller did an amazing job narrating this book.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 23-05-21

Great Continuation

I'm really enjoying Maggie Cole's IVANOV FAMILY MAFIA WARS series. She is a good writer with great storylines and wonderful characters. Seeing characters from one book to another is a favorite of fans. Even though this can be listened to as a standalone, it's even better as a series! Especially since there are little cliffhangers at the end to a overall story plot.

Boris and Nora's story was heartbreaking. Boris had my heart from the beginning. He's so broken but strong enough to overcome. Nora was unsure until she needed to tap into the strength she owned and stand by Boris's side. Sweet HEA after a bit of intense waiting.

Gregory Salinas and Allyson Voller are excellent narrators. They make listening to the audiobook easy.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-05-21

More like broke my heart!

I kind of want to give this book 4stars just because it gave me so much anxiety & put me through the emotional ringer!
But it was a great book & the narration was fantastic! I can’t wait for the next book... Since Maggie just kicked me in the heart at the end!

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  • Tonya P
  • 21-05-21

Wow!

Another amazing book By Maggie Cole. I read the book and it was amazing. So many emotions. Didn't want to put it down! One minute your on the edge of your seat and the next you are content and happy.
The voices for this are so wonderful. When Boris calls Nora "Moya dusha" oh it just melts your soul. Definitely recommend this book. It is the 2nd in the Mafua Wars series but it can be a stand alone as well.
Swoon worthy for sure.