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The Russian Seduction (Foreign Affairs #1)

3.65  ·  Rating Details  ·  83 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
Victor Kostenko was the golden boy of the Russian Navy, a submarine captain with a maverick image, until he lost his command for an act of treason he didn't commit. Arrogant, aggressive, and super-smart, the captain pairs his daunting reputation with an appetite for adventure. And he's never met a rule he won't break. Now it's rumored he'll do anything to get back in his g ...more
Mass Market Paperback, First, 284 pages
Published October 1st 2012 by River Valley Publishing (first published September 13th 2012)
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Cocktails and Books
Oh my! Nikki Navarre has provided us with political / romantic suspense story that kept me on the edge of my seat. For political junkies, it was the perfect mix of intrigue, political tension and romance to hook you.

Alexis Castel has worked hard to earn the post of Counselor at the US Embassy in Moscow, despite who her father was and the fact that she reports directly to her ex-husband. With tensions rising between Russia and Ukraine, it's Alexis' job to make contact with her Russian counterpart
Kym Grosso
Feb 12, 2013 Kym Grosso rated it it was amazing
Excellent romantic suspense! With so many light romances out there, it was refreshing to read such an intelligent and sexy book. The plot is intricate at times and plays into the spy intrigue and attraction between the very bright American Political Counselor Alexis Castle and sexy, adventurous Victor Kostenko, who although holds an important role within the government, may be something else altogether.

When a crisis arises between the two countries, Alexis and Victor are forced to work together
Jamie Michele
Oct 03, 2012 Jamie Michele rated it it was amazing
Diplomat Alexis Castle’s glamorous but stressful career dictates every move she makes. And in Moscow, where she’s under constant surveillance and faces the very real threat of being compromised by a Russian intelligence agent, her moves are limited to a handful of carefully calculated cocktail parties. Briefcase always in hand, her poise is unbreakable--until the Russian navy makes a threatening move on fragile Ukraine, and she’s forced to negotiate a solution with her new counterpart in the Rus ...more
Feb 18, 2013 Yessenia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-stars, 2013, russia
Bloody 5 stars.

Really, how can a man be so hot. Though sometimes I wanted to kill Victor, in Alexis' situation I couldn't have resited a man like him either.

The attraction between them was so palpable every time they crossed paths.

And the End was...It couldn't have been any better, really, a man like Victor confessing his real feelings...and it was a little funny too but great.

And apart from these things it was really interesting to know more about how diplomacy works.
Oct 13, 2013 Marulett rated it liked it
Buddy read with Aly

The book was ok, it didn't sweep me off my feet but it was ok.The story was good but I couldn't connect with the characters.

I you need an Ok book to pass your day, this is it has a couple of great steamy scenes :)
Josie Malone
Oct 10, 2012 Josie Malone rated it really liked it
THE RUSSIAN SEDUCTION is the story of what happens when Political Counselor, Alexis Castle, a diplomat on her way up, meets Victor Kostenko, a submarine captain who lost his ship, his command and is on the way down. Each has a great deal to prove to their respective governments. Can Alexis show everyone that she earned her position and doesn’t have it because of her family connections? Can Victor prove that he follows his own code of ethics or is he just marching to his government’s dictates, de ...more
Apr 08, 2014 Mitsy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Wow! Alexis and Victor are one hot couple! This is one very interesting romantic thriller!

First, what I love. The setting is in Russia! :-) The two main characters are brilliant, sophisticated, gorgeous, talented and athletic. :-) Alexis is an American working for the U.S. government in Russia. Victor is her Russian counterpart. The story is excellent. Alexis and Victor work to stop Russia and Ukraine from war. At the same time, they start an illicit affair. Can they stop escalating tensions be
Kaylin McFarren
Sep 27, 2012 Kaylin McFarren rated it really liked it
There’s no doubt about it, Nikki Navarre knows her subject matter. She speaks with authority and insider perspective on many issues as she weaves her knowledge into this story. Painted with the masterful strokes of skilled artist, her written word draws readers into a well-polished, orchestrated world where each character moves and interacts with the precision of chest pieces on a game board. Her descriptions are fresh and dialogue strong and invoking. This story, filled with political intrigue ...more
Nov 07, 2012 Stefanie rated it really liked it
I really liked The Russian Seduction. It was extremely interesting to be immersed and read about the world of diplomats. At the same time though, because I know nothing about those kinds of occupations, it would have helped me to be able to reference back to some kind of chart or diagram of the hierarchy of positions and what their duties were.
Nikki Navarre did a terrific job incorporating romance into this storyline. There was action and what ifs to keep it moving. I love strong characters who
Dec 20, 2013 Myonlycookie rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
Okay, this is the book that made me create a "romance" shelf. If I have two in the category, I make a shelf for it.

The reason I downloaded this book is because 1) the title is hilarious, 2) the premise promised suspense, and 3) it was free.

It took me a while to get to reading the book, but apparently I did so at the right time because the book takes place during Christmas. I don't read romance novels that often, so my frame of reference is probably askew. I will say that the book provides lots o
Dana Delamar
Dec 31, 2012 Dana Delamar rated it really liked it
"The Russian Seduction" was a very, very enjoyable read. I ripped right through it! If you love hunky Russian heroes and/or stories about state secrets and espionage, this is the book for you. I liked both the hero and heroine; they both had good motivations for what they did and how they handled themselves.

The story was twisty enough to satisfy, and the action moves right along. There isn't a dull moment in this story, and the conflicts between the characters feel real instead of manufactured.
Chrissy Whelan
Jul 25, 2015 Chrissy Whelan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book

This is the first book in this amazing series. Don't worry it can be read as a standalone. If love a good romantic suspense story with Hot love scenes, this book is for you. Get it today. So so good.
May 06, 2013 Kizzle rated it it was amazing
My goodness, the crackling chemistry between Diplomat Alexis and her Russian counterpart Victor, was simply breathtaking!
I found this story well crafted and addictive. I didn't want it to end. I liked the authentic feel of the characters, with their hidden insecurities, fears, self doubts and beautiful moments of vulnerability. But, I also liked their independence, strength of character and drive.
The pace was brisk and didn't stall. There was plenty of action and excitement with ultra steamy l
Jan 17, 2014 Jessica rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book. It was a chick lit but one with a lot to it not just silliness not like a lot of the books of the genre can be. Sometimes it can get caught up a bit in the technical stuff (submarine, government talk, etc.) but still very interesting. The characters chemistry is sizzling and enhances the plot. I read the second story in the series first and I admit I do like it a bit better, but I do really like both of these books!
Feb 17, 2013 Michelle rated it really liked it
I have to admit that I love books about Russia. This one had Russia and lots of suspense and seduction. Intelligent, polished American Diplomat falls for former submarine captain/Russian spy. A good read!
Jan 28, 2013 Army-mom rated it really liked it
Everything was good, but for the ending. I feel like somehow it was cut short. there was no conculsion to their future or where it was going.
Feb 03, 2015 Cheryl added it
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Whew, this book was a lot too sexy for this old lady.
Janna ~Cheyenne~ I'm a book whore

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Cover: Diplomat. Playgirl. Author of The Russian Seduction.

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