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Perfect Opposite

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3.88  ·  Rating details ·  1,738 ratings  ·  253 reviews
Their wishes were simple and modest. Fate had other things in store though, and she can be a real bitch sometimes.

- All he wanted was to get the job done and somehow to endure those long months playing nanny to a spoiled little rich girl. Without strangling her with his bare hands in the process. Well, it is going to be much easier said than done.

- All she wanted was to es
Kindle Edition, 263 pages
Published January 1st 2014 by Zoya Tessi
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Jan 08, 2014 rated it really liked it

Sasha's life is quite normal, until a threat is made on her life and now she has to deal with a new bodyguard.

Both of them are not thrilled by the idea.

At first, she does everything in her power to avoid his appeal and making his work pretty hard at keeping her safe, but her defenses slowly crushing down.

“Come back home with me, Princess."
"I bought new glasess. And plates. There's nobody there to throw them at me.”

The dynamics and banter between them is hilarious! I loved their scenes toge
**** swooooon ****

Okay, now I want to pull the blanket over my head and cry like a baby , because Alex is not real. I am in love.

**** crying hysterically ****

That's stupid, I know, because I an aware that he is not a real person but I don't care. I want him for myself! I want this beautiful, crazy, tattooed, grumpy, frowning bad boy! Now!

**** jumping around ****


**** biting nails ****

Maybe I could sell my soul in exchang
After the tragic loss of her mother, Sasha has broken free of her father's world and created a life for herself that is almost normal.  She lives with a roommate, attends college, spends way too much time studying, and enjoys occasional nights out with her friends.  One would never know she's the daughter of a powerful arms dealer.  But when a threat is made on her life, the world she tried so hard to leave behind returns in the form of a tatted up bodyguard she can't shake.

The last thing Alex w
Feb 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I picked this book up when it was free on Amazon UK, and to be honest Im so glad I did! When going into a book that is free I never know what to think, will it be good? Just ok? Maybe bad? Or maybe brilliant? This book fell under the brilliant category!! I loved it, if I hadnt of been so busy I would of finished it in one sitting, but home duties called to me instead so took me longer than I would of liked to finish and the suspense of finding out what was going to happen really put me on edge, ...more
Mar 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
**I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.Thank you! :) **


My Opinion Of This Book:It was very, very good!!

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Favorite quotes:

'Looking like an improved version of Channing Tatum, all sky blue eyes and innocent lips, any girl he looked at just had to melt on the spot.'

“That of your soon-to-be-deceased ex.”
“What!? Are you cr
Mar 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
* i received this book in exchange for an honest review*

A very funny, witty, emotional and catchy book that had me cracking up from the very beginning. The writer did a great job in making excellent characters who were down to earth and very entertaining. I had a great time reading this book and once i started it i couldn't put it back down until it was finished. the theme and the idea of the book was very different from the typical idea of mob gangs that i have seen in many other books. And thi
If you are looking for perfect hero/heroine – you will not find them here.

After so many books with "perfect" heroines I've read in last months (nice,constantly sweet, always smiling, happy, sooo unnaturally good... I don't really know that kind of people in real life to be honest.) , it's really like a breath of fresh air to encounter a heroine that makes you wish to hit her in the head with something from time to time. I like it very much when characters in a book wake a emotion in me.

Both H a
May 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
Wow.. NEW. FAVORITE. BOOK. I went into this thinking, Oh god, yet another YA romance where the girl hates the guy, then falls in love with him, blah blah blah... But this exceeded my expectations beyond belief. There were so many twists and turns in this book; I'm pretty sure my heart stopped. Multiple times. I absolutely hate really predictable books, and this was anything but. I was hooked from start to finish (I finished it
Cassy Le
Jan 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
***This book was sent to me by the author so that I could review it :)***
Tnaaaaaaw this is like the cutest thing ever! Except for some mistakes (I think) the book was exciting, funny, cute and touching all at the same time! I love that there were some action along and not just romance all the time, even though I really liked those scenes where Alex and Sasha have those sarcastic conversations. I usually find myself smiling :) I really couldn't stop reading at some parts of the book, as Zoya drop
Oana Mosescu
Jan 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2014
4,5 stars

This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review.

I loved the story, but most of all I loved Alex/Oleg.
Let me give you this description: tall, dangerous, tattooed, motorcycle possessor, arrogant, sweet at the right time. Interested?
If you are this is the book for you.
Other aspects that I like was the magnetism between Sasha and Alex, the funny comments and the ending of the book.

In the end I would like to congratulate Zoya Tessi for writing a wonderful book and wish her success
Feb 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
I got this as a free book in exchange for a honest review, so here it is.

I really liked Perfect Opposite , it really pulled me in. Lately, I've been pulled into these angsty love novels. This book really looked past the stereotypes, and I got to see what these people were really like behind these stupid labels that seem to stick to us our whole lives. I love how it had a mystery, like some sort of ground besides, he was a boy, she was a girl...but it really showed his unpredictable love can be
Kayleigh Lewis
I was lucky enough to receive a copy of this from Zoya Tessi, and God was it good!! It was different, and it was fresh! It draws you in from the start and you're left wanting more.
Oleg? I couldn't help but picture the brute from a video game, but Alex? Yum!!!

So thank you Zoya!
Perfect Opposite is a standalone novel written by author Zoya Tessi. I was surprised how much I enjoyed this book! The main characters are Sasha and Alex. Sasha is in danger because of an incident that happened between her father and a business associate (his line of work isn't exactly legal). Alex is a temporary bodyguard assigned to her by her father. This is not your run-of-the-mill bodyguard romance though. It's suspenseful, funny, romantic, name it. The banter between the ch ...more
Feb 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned, ebook, author-given
I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.

The moment I read through the first chapter I had my doubts whether I would like the story or not. Sasha came off as a little brat to me at first, but that was before I really understood the gravity of her situation. At a young age, Sasha has been exposed to the dark underbelly of the arms and weapons world all thanks to his father who happens to be a big arms dealer. Let's not even go to the reason why she gets panic
Perfect Opposite is the story of mobster princess, Sasha, who would really just like to be normal. But when you’re a mobster princess normalcy isn’t on the agenda. When we meet Sasha she has been on her own for a while trying her best to move on after a horrible incident that destroyed her world a few years prior. The only way she could live the life she wanted was to get away from her Russian, arms dealing, mob boss father, so that’s what she did. She was finally able to get her own apartment a ...more
Mar 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
***I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.***

'Perfect Opposites' follows the story of Sasha Navarov, the daughter of a don, as her life is turned upside down because of the new bodyguard she is forced to have by her father.

I adored this book. I heard many wonderful reviews about this book before I read this. I am not allowed to buy books on the internet and I couldn't find a physical copy of the book. So, when I saw the read for review of this book, I pounced on th
Courtney Lynn
Mar 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
**This book was given in return for an honest review**

To start off, the story... It was amazing. I stayed up half the night to finish it. The cover of this book though, if I had went past it in a store, I wouldn't have given it a second glance. Picking book covers can determine the amount of people who will read your book. The cover is what draws people to it in the first place. Moving on, the love story in here- I utterly enjoyed it. Instead of 'cloud 9, sickly sweet, always wonderful' love goi
Mar 02, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Jan 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Given as a free book to review I must say that it was a very fast and entertaining read. I mean I only had one issue with the main character Sasha and her incessant door slamming. But I think that is more of a personal pet peeve of mine. I found myself laughing at two specific parts. So there is a comedic factor between these two characters throughout the whole book that will have the reader chuckling.

The things I liked: Alex's funny commentary and Russian version of his name. The back story of
Mar 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
**I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.Thank you! :) **

It is not often that I start and finish a book in the same day, much less within a few hours. On that note I will say I totally loved this book! It was perfect in my opinion, not a single thing I wished was different. The Love story was brilliant and there was just enough action and twists to keep it interesting, i found myself laughing out loud uncontrollable at many parts of this amazing book and feeling for the characte
Mar 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
When I´ve found this book, I was like: Hell, I will start to read it and see what happens ... So, after several pages I was like: WTH? I was immediately glued to my kindle, thanks to Perfect Opposite!
This story is raw, emotional, sometimes funny but sometimes very sad, but mostly so so unpredictable! WOW!
And this is the reason, why I have to admit, that Sasha and Oleg´s story will stay with me a long time after my reading! Yep.

Characters are really likeable and real!

The whole story is escalati
Jan 11, 2014 rated it it was ok
Perfect opposites: the blurb makes you think that the story is very different.
Alex is a though guy he works for some shady people and one of his newest assignment keeping guard over spoiled rich girl named Sasha. Alex has a Mohawk and full with tattoo's he's riding a motor cycle. Alex is really a nice guy under all the though appearances.
Sasha was an annoying bitch. I wanted to strangle some sense in her. She was rude, on respectful, obnoxious she doesn't listen she fight over everything and if
Mar 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Given by author in exchange for a honest review....

I found myself really enjoying this story, It definitely fit with the title...
I think it was beautifully written with a great storyline.
And the ending was like WOW! I hate to give spoilers but I will say that once you think it's the end of the story, it will catch you by surprise! I know I felt my heart break for Sasha, first because of how her life can't just be simple then what happens after. I kept hoping something would change for her!
I lo
Petra Cross
This is a fun book to read. I wish the author wrote more but I couldn't find any more books of this author and that's a shame.

The story is very simple. Very "The bodyguard" The daughter of a mafia mob gets a death-treath so her protective father assigns a new bodyguard to her. The sexual tension between these two is so steamy. I love it! Some twists and turns and overall a very good read and a HEA.

This is not very graphic so I guess it's perfect for YA readers? I personally wish the author had p
KC  -- Reading Is My Superpower
I received a copy of Perfect Opposite in exchange for an honest review.

I really enjoyed this one. When I hear bad boy, tattooed, and mafia..Im all about you?

The story opens introducing us to a mystery man. I couldnt figure out where the prologue fit in, until almost the very end. And I love that!!!

Sasha is trying hard to get away from the life she grew up with. Desperately trying to carve her own future, away from her father's shady dealings, she has grown bitter and cynical. Now, I m
Apr 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Perfect Opposite is about Sasha (a spoiled rich girl who is trying to live like any other nineteen year old girl and leave her past behind) and Alex ( a Russian guy who played nanny for Sasha as a part of his job) and how they were tangled up even though they can’t stand each other.

Perfect Opposite was written in Sasha’s POV and somehow it’s a bummer! Alex is a total badass who doesn’t hesitate to show his resentment towards Sasha even thou
Jan 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: 14yrs+
Perfect Opposite tells the story of an unlikely coupling of two individuals during a unsettling time.
Sasha is the main character, she is the daughter of the head of the Russian Mafia and due to this her life comes under threat. All Sasha wants to do is live a ‘normal’ life spending time with her friends away from the family business, but as the threat on life becomes serious her Dad orders her put under watch by one of his most trusting, loyal employees, Alex.
Alex is a hard working, serious ‘nan
2 stars (It was okay)

Before anything else, I would like to thank the author for the opportunity to read the book in exchange for an honest review.

Well, I don't really know where to begin. The reason why I was drawn to this book was because of the interesting blurb. I thought the plot sounded great and I always like to read books by new authors.

The beginning of the book got me excited. I was hooked. But unfortunately, it all went downhill from there.

I am so unbelievably sorry to say that I became
Jun 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
*I received this book free in exchange for an honest review*

I really did enjoy this book. It has a great flow to it, and it has your attention right away. I loved the witty banter between both Sasha and Alex. To say that their relationship was volatile is an understatement, to say the least, but it works and makes the read pretty entertaining. I did find Sasha pretty bratty, which made her a bit annoying and unlikable to me. I did like that her character did show some development throughout the
Aviva Porter
Jan 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
*I was given this book for free in exchange for an 100% honest review*

To begin, this book was a very fast and entertaining read

The main character Sasha was very prissy, which made me dislike her character a bit. But to the story, since she falls in love with her perfect opposite, makes sense.

The authors writing style was very easy to read, and fit the story well. If I was to speak to the author, I would recommend not repeating certain habits of the character every time she may do them.

This book
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Zoya spent years doing volunteering work all across Europe, from cleaning school basements in Northern Russia to excavating Stone Age artifacts in Euskadi (the Basque country) and renovating castles from the middle ages in Southern France. She always dreamed of working with 'Doctors without borders' somewhere out in Africa, but ended up doing an 'ordinary job' in one of the smaller European countr ...more

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“Come back home with me, Princess."
"I bought new glasess. And plates. There's nobody there to throw them at me.”
“What now?” he nudged the door open and lifted me again.
“Do you have a girlfriend?”
“That's none of your business.”
“That means you do." I yawned, “Well I feel sorry for her. Guess I’d want to off myself if I were going steady with a guy like you…”
“Feeling is mutual. Trust me.”
“The way you behave... You have a serious problem, you know that, right?”
“How could I forget about it? It’s right under my nose and it doesn’t stop yapping.”
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