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(Romanian Mob Chronicles #1)

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HER:
I thought the only thing I feared was living another day in the hell my life had become. But when I looked at his hulking, tattooed body, the icy brutality in his eyes, I realized I was wrong.

HIM:
Familie. My clan.
I’d fight for it, kill for it, die for it. It’s all that matters to me. But her innocence, only barely hidden by thick layers of makeup, the curves that
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Kindle Edition, 226 pages
Published August 31st 2015
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ZARIA (Sheldon Cooper lover)
Sep 19, 2015 rated it really liked it

This was delicious.....
Layeshia
Definitely a keeper!

This book was recommended to me by one of my bookclub members! This was the Best purchase Of an author that I've never read before. But I know her now this book was excellent. And very Caliente!!! The alpha male in the story is A Russian crime boss named Vasile. He's a tall heavily tattooed all muscle and ALL deadly business. Vasile is conducting business with an associate that he knows hates. But he must speak with this man in order to keep the clans that he is part of
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Mspraise50
Sep 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have discovered another Interracial Mob/Mafia author and I am excited about that.

This is Fawn and Vasile's story. I really enjoyed the story very much. The only thing that would have made it better for me is much more dialogue between the couple. When they were going through that very difficult time they did not really speak to each other about their feelings and this placed a strain on their relationship. I wanted to see them have more couple time. Outside of that an excellent read!!

I am
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~Nichole~  Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews
Not bad.. Loved a lot of it. But pretty dark and depressing. This was definitely an anti-hero. I still couldn't help but love him sometimes.
Paganalexandria
Fawn is trapped with a criminal madman. She is his to use, and abuse at leisure...until Vasile, a more powerful monster, claims her for his own.

The Good:
1. It was darkish, but not over the top traumatic.

2. Though the male lead is an anti-hero, Vasile is actually good to heroine.

3. Does a good job of describing the heroines larger body size, as sexy and attractive. Actually curvy, instead of bumpy descriptions I too often run into.


The Bad:
1. Though I've never read anything about the Romanian
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Dana aka ♥Belladonna♥


Very quick read. It was interesting and held my attention the whole way through. I just wish there would have been back story to characters, that they would have been more fleshed out. While I felt their connection in the moment, I didn't connect to them as individual characters.

That said, I loved the mafia action, the dark tone, and the fast pace. If you are looking for a quick mafia read with a touch of darkness, give this one a try.
Camille
Dec 16, 2015 rated it did not like it
DNF @ 77%

Lendle loan, and thankfully so.

No words for the utter, complete, and totals shit this is. I mean, total.
Tracey
Sep 11, 2015 rated it it was ok
******** 2.5 stars *******

It was ok. Unprotected sex, weak Heroine, sex too quick, and no love connection. Will I continue with the series? Probably, if its free or 99 cents.
Kate
Sep 15, 2015 marked it as 08-lost-interest
This is me in a mood trying to find a book to read. It is a good book. Easy to read and there is a plot. I don't know what kind of book I'm looking for but this wasn't the one.
Avril
Sep 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Say WHAAAT?! This be some good shit.
Maria11
Jun 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Ok read

Ok read went fast predictable. H not much dialogue just imposing. Easy summer read. Blood, guts, violence and sex. Sums it up
Deborah
Oct 03, 2015 rated it liked it

Interesting first in series 3.5 stars.


From the blurb this sounded like the perfect book for me and there's a lot here to like but it was missing something.
Vasile is a powerful man he's just taken over as head of his Clan after the death of his father, with his brother Sorin by his side they're formidable.
While meeting with the money launderer David, Vasile feels something towards the woman serving them, he's not sure what but he makes a spilt second decision to take her with him and so he does.
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Dianne
Sep 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars. Why, oh why, are the good books always too short?!?! I guess it's true, if you really love the story, you will never want it to end. I think if it was longer, it would have brought more depth into the story. But that did not stop me one bit from thoroughly enjoying this book.

This is my first read from Ms. Kaye Blue but it certainly will not be my last!!! I loved Keep! The plot starts off when, Vasille took Fawn from that monster who degraded her in every way. He brings her home and
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Racy
Sep 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was a book about Fawn and Vasile. You get to read about their journey and how Vasile first met. Fawn who was use to some so curl by the hands of David had to learn the kindness of Vasile.

Vasile did not understand his interested Fawn. He could not stand to see David miss treat her. Fawn felt an attraction to Vasile that she had not felt in a long time.
Expresso
Sep 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Awesome read! Tons of suspense, drama, mafia action, and a HEA! Get this one while the price is HOT!!! Great buy!!!

 Rosebud
Fawn Michelle may have sold her soul to the devil, David Ashmore, but when Vasili Petran enters the picture she realizes she may have just jumped out of the frying pan into the fire.

Vasili Petran has to deal with all types of scum in doing his duty for his clan but that doesn't mean he has to like it. A forced meeting with Ashmore to discuss business ends in Vasili taking Ashmore's woman for his own. The fall out may start a clan war but for Visili that's just another day at the office.
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Linda Levine
Sep 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Fawn has survived years of abuse. She hasn't been allowed to give up. Her boyfriend thinks he owns her and likes to show her off to other business partners. In trying to impress Vasile, he offers her services. Vasile sees something in Fawn that he wants to protect and he decides to take her from this man who treats her with such contempt.

It has gotten so bad for Fawn that even a stranger is preferable to her current life. He seems so cold but she knows he can protect her. Their relationship is
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Tamalama
Oct 04, 2015 rated it it was ok
While this book wasn’t bad, I felt like I blinked and missed something. My biggest gripe was, who in the hell was Fawn Michelle (great porn star name by the way). Where in the hell did she come from, who are her family her people. What made her so susceptible to David’s charms. Did she not have family that cared enough? We know that Esther was her childhood friend and that’s it. I mean was she made in a cabbage patch or something by Xavier Roberts!!!!! (shout-out to the 80’s). It made no sense ...more
Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
Jun 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: series, arc
ARC received in exchange for an honest review

The alpha male in the story is A Russian crime boss named Vasile. Vasile just took over from his father who died and he needs to show the rest of the patrons that he is someone that can be in charge of his family.
So he has to meet with an associate who he really doesn't like but is necessary to their business. And that's where he meets Fawn! And because of the way she is treated by this associate and his attraction to her, he just takes her from him.
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Jamie (The Kansan Reader)
Actual rating: 1.5 stars
DNF @110 pages

Vasile(hero) takes Fawn (heroine) away from the man holding her prisoner David.

That's pretty much all I can tell you. I wasn't following along. I kept staring off into space. I was utterly bored. I was going to try and finish this but there was nothing really keeping me hooked to the story. The characters weren't developed. Apparently they were attracted to each other but I didn't feel it. I really couldn't tell you what this book was suppose to be about.
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Ari Reavis
Jan 10, 2017 added it
Shelves: mafia-mob, dnf
Dnf at 37%

So freaking bored. Fawn was scared of her own shadow and Vasile has said all of 15 words to her at this point.

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Fashionista
I love the Romanian Mafia - SOOOOO Sexy!!!!! Vasile, Vasile, what a sexy quiet storm of a man! ;-)
Kari Kaz
Jul 29, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Kathleen R.
Sep 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Overall Stars: 5 STARS

Russian Mob
Alpha Male


Is it possible for two people whose attraction can be denied, remain friends or should they simply 'go with the flow'


HER:
I thought the only thing I feared was living another day in the hell my life had become. But when I looked at his hulking, tattooed body, the icy brutality in his eyes, I realized I was wrong.
HIM:
Family. My clan.
I’d fight for it, kill for it, die for it. It’s all that matters to me. But her innocence, only barely hidden by thick
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Nile Princess
Thank God I only paid 99 cents for this. It starts off well enough. Vasile is cold and calculating and even though the book is written in first person the author actually succeeds in showing us that Vasile is a bad ass and not just telling us. Very few authors can pull that off so kudos! Fawn starts off ok too. She is a woman in a horrible situation, but she's learned to play the game and is making the best of it. After Vasile 'rescues' her from her abusive mob boss, he moves her in with him and ...more
Miranda
Sep 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Lawt!!!!

I thought I was having a heart attack, it wasn't just heart palpitations. This book was outstanding, Vasil and Fawn, talk about the strong silent type....*SPOILER ALERT* Favorite part of the book, when they went to Vargas house for dinner and David wanted to act like he still had her and called her out her name, and Vasil made him apologize and when he got done apologizing to Vasil he says I'm not the one you insulted!!!!! LOVED IT!!!!!!
M.J. Friday
Oct 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Nice start!

Good,quick read. I love a good Mob romance. This my 1st book by this author and I know it won't be my last. I loved Fawn and Vasile, they had me hooked from page one. I love the hard,strong boss of the Clan Petran. He took what he wanted and what he wanted was Fawn. The story was really good,my only complaint is that I wish it was longer. I will continue with this series.
Lani
Yaaaaaaas! yes, yes and yes! I loved this book what an awesome read. I love me some colored love and throw in some European mob bosses and im hooked . Vasile and Fawn were everything together, so glad I decided to give this book a try even with all the negative comments around it.
Clarice
Sep 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Mob boss saves heroine from a life of hell. Really enjoyed reading this one. I will definitely read more of this author
Monique
Jul 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Okay...this was hard to rate. The writing was good, overall, and the story had some bones. What threw me for a loop was the fact that the H/h's descriptions were more vague than those of the other characters - especially with the h, Fawn. All I got was that she was brown-skinned and curvy. With huge amber-brown eyes. Like a deer, which would make sense with her name, I guess.
I got bits of their characters, and I like the fact that the H -Vasile - could be a stone cold killer. Damn...!
But...the
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