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(Shot Callers #1)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  18,348 ratings  ·  1,979 reviews
From the moment Lev Leokov spots the young woman hiding behind her hair in the middle of the gentleman's club, he can't take his eyes off of her.
For the very first time in his life, he is affected. Having been told his entire life that he can't process or understand emotion, he considers it a big deal.

When Mina Harris gets caught red-handed with a wallet that isn't hers, s
ebook, 370 pages
Published October 11th 2015 by Belle Aurora (first published October 10th 2015)
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Ritu The book is a standalone, but there are 3 other couples in the making, so it seems likely that the next few books will be on them!

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Aestas Book Blog
Oct 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
::: FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED ::: 4.5 stars

“I don’t know what love is. But if I could love anyone…” I pressed a gentle kiss behind her ear, pulling her close. “I would love you. Very much.”

I LOVED this book!! It was perfect!!! SO HEART-WARMING!!!! My heart is overflowing with happy feels!! Seriously, if you want a UNIQUE story that is SWEET, SWOONY, and SEXY, with a romance that is downright freaking ADORABLE, then read this book!!! I loved EVERY single thing about it!!

First, here’s the blurb
Ophelia's Book Blog
Lev: A Shot Callers Novel

❝They say penguins mate for life.❞ He reached up again and jerked hard at his tie. ❝And I want to be your penguin.❞


When I found out that Belle Aurora released a new book I was excited because I read her previous series friend zoned and loved it so much.
She has such a unique captivating writing style that makes you feel like you’re living the story not just reading it. So when I read the blurb I dropped EVERYTHING and couldn’t start reading fast enough.

“From the moment
Oct 13, 2015 added it
No rating,DNF @ around 40%

Lev is obviously gorgeous just not enough for me to carry on with this...

I know it's fiction but this was totally unrealistic for me.

Mina has been on the streets for 7 years,when one night she goes into a club.She is hungry and desperate and attempts to steal a wallet from a man.
Enter Lev

He gives her 3 choices.She picks option 2 ( I've actually forgotten what the others were I was so disinterested)

Anyway he takes her back to his,of course,beautiful home.Gives her a job.
Sleepless Readmore
Jul 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I looked. He was already staring.
5 #ThatAssThough STARS

Mina and Lev .. ♥

Lev Leokov was the definition of the word man.
He'd earned it. He certainly acted like one.


He found me, whether he knew it or not,
I was his, in a way. You know what
they say ... Finders keepers.


How does she look, Lev?
"Like art," I responded sincerely.

Que the round of applause. Belle Aurora never seizes to amaze me. She has debuted a new series and if the installments to come are anything like the first .. it'll be a favourit
Peek At My Book Review
Aug 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, 2015

Rating : 5 ‘HEART-WARMING’ Stars


My Views :Heart-warming story of two people who were destined to be together and Belle Aurora recreated the magic of Friend Zone with this one. Lev is a wonderful start to the series and I devoured this delicacy in one sitting. description It feels so good to have a five star read after such a long time.

Style of writing :Belle Aurora is one of my favourite authors and I have read nearly all her contemporaries that she has written and published. Her style of writing has alwa
Jul 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Re-read 12/15/17
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4.5 Stars
Warning: Lev Leokov will cause your ovaries to explode and your panties to go flying.

The moment Lev saw the small woman enter his strip club, he was interested. He didn't know why and couldn't comprehend what he was feeling just from seeing her, but he knew he had to have her. But then he see's her take his brothers wallet and swallows down the disappointment to confront her.

Mina was desperate and hungry when she walked into a strip club, planning on
Violina The Romance Lover
4 "Mouse" stars

What would happen when you see that one of your all time favourite authors is having a new book? A book related to one of your favourite series?
Well that's an easy question:

In my case I couldn't drop everything because, you know .. DUTY CALLS! BUT as everytime after Belle Aurora's book (without one!) I was blown away by her writing style, humour and ideas!

Lev & Mina met in a inconvenient way but they saw something trust worthy in each other. They were like two souls tha
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤

5 LEV <3 <3 <3 STARS

"You deserve better than the unfortunate life you were dealt."

Such an amazing story *sigh* I loved it so much!!Belle Aurora did an amazing job with this funny,emotional,intense story!I loved everything, the story,the characters even the secondary characters were so captivating that you can't stop yourself from loving them all!!Mina and Lev will be now a part of my heart!


Mina is homeless..she struggles to survive,she can't find a
4 Mouse Stars.

At 24 years old, Mina has been living in the streets for the past seven, but yet she now feels like she reached the end of the road. Without any money and hungry she does the only think she can to be able to get some money for food, she tries to steal a wallet in a club.
But she chooses the wrong guy and when Lev catches her and finds out why she’s doing it he offers her a house and job.
With time feelings between Mina and Lev start to get stronger and even though Lev’s saved her
Dee Montoya
*****5 ~My Lev~ Stars*****

(ARC kindly provided by Author in exchange for an honest review)

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVED Lev!!!!!!!! This book is so romantic, so well written, so fun, so dreamy and I can keep going on and on with positive adjectives to describe what an awesome read this was. If I was still changing my profile name depending on my favorite book boyfriend, I would call myself Lev's mouse; actually I'll carry that name in my heart forever.

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Mina Harris was living on the streets, hungry and alon
3.5 Sweeter than Candy Stars

“She’s a disaster,” I told her. “Trouble follows her everywhere. She corners me when I don’t wish to speak. She smiles and laughs at things that aren’t funny. She steals food right out of my hand.” I shook my head. “All of which makes her perfect.”

I'm keeping this short and sweet because better reviewers have already done a bang up job. I should start off by saying I really enjoyed the majority of this book. In fact, the first half had my hopes up that this would be a
Hulya Kara Yuksel
OK I'm officially addicted Belle Aurora's books! :D First she got me with Twitch (He's from the book named : RAW) and now she got me with Lev Leokov. He was fucking amazing!!! I loved him a lot. :) And I'm definitely going to read Belle's other books asap! :D


”A face like yours makes men stumble over themselves.”…”faces like yours are carved into statues, immortalized in stone for the world to see over the ages.”…”You are art.”

”No one else. It’s you, Mina. It’s always be
Jacqueline's Reads
Feb 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Jacqueline's Reads by: Sophie "Beware Of The Reader"

You can slap me now because I don’t know why it took me so long to read this book. This book was absolutely perfect. Why do you ask?

I read it in one sitting

I was hooked from page one

I kept on looking at my reading percentage and I got sad because it kept on going up, meaning my book was going to finish soon

It had everything I look forward to in a read with a lovable Heroine, alpha hero and top notch storyline

You did good Belle Aurora!

The book has a damsel in distress theme, but a
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Oct 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
5 "I See You" Stars!
(BR with Patty & Dee)

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Mina Harris is a 24 yr. old woman who has been living on the streets for the last seven years. After her mother died, she became an orphan & went into foster care. Things didn't work out and she's been homeless since the age of 17. Out of options she makes the decision to steal something & gets caught. Who knew this would be her lucky day.

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She meets a gorgeous man named Lev Leokov, and instead of turning her in, Lev helps her. He co-owns the
Olga therebelreader
Oct 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
As much as I tried to, I couldn't get that WOW factor by reading this book. What I loved most was the way Lev's character progressed. Lev's character made this book. The complexity of this hero and history brought him to life and made the other aspects of the book better. In contrast, I thought I would love Mina, but I struggled to connect with her character. What didn't work for me was the plot and the way Mina's character developed near the end.

Lev is such a unique hero! This generally stoic
re-read my favorite parts 8/2/2016
I love you,Lev...<3
"This is Mina.She was homeless.I found her.I'm
keeping her.She loves me.So we're getting married."

"Not that it's your business Anika,but there would be
no point in Mina moving.Mina proposeed to me two days ago."

"And I've accepted"

Where the heck was I when this proposal was happening?"Um..."

"Remember?In the car.You told me that you planned to marry one
man,and that one man would be me.I agree with you.
I think you should marry me."

Stacey is Sassy
I heard a buzz, so I closed my eyes and went with the flow.

***4.5 Stars***

This book cover started popping up everywhere. Lev was the book everyone was talking about. I didn't know who wrote it, what it was about or even how long it was (novel or novella?). Sometimes I just get a feeling in my gut that tells me to just go for it. So I did. I don't always have success, but sometimes I get the sort of gem that reminds me why I love reading romance. This was a rough cut diamond.

The story starts with

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OH Lev... he is such a smooth talker.  While he wishes to be "normal", he blows normal out of the water.
They say penguins mate for life.❞ He reached up again and jerked hard at his tie. ❝And I want to be your penguin.❞

Lev is the whirlwind story of Lev Leokov and Mina Harris.

Lev is his brothers enforcer. The one who "handles problems" at the family club. When Lev spies Mina stealing a wallet from his brother, he is shocked to find that Mina didn't take all the money.  Feeling an instant connect
Akanksha❤ Søren♰
Loveeeeeeeeeeed this book :D

Can't wait to get my hands on the books of the rest of the characters!
Aisling Zena
3.5 stars

I have absolutely no idea why I didn't like this one more. I can't pin-point what exactly didn't wow me.

Maybe it was all the coincidences, how everything fell to place after 50% all neat with a bow on it too, maybe it was the sexy times that lacked description, depth and length after the first time, maybe it was all the sweetness(I like glitter and rainbow farting unicorns but there's a limit!) and the blatant set up for the rest of the books in the series. Maybe it was me being too fu
Oct 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Mina has been homeless since she was seventeen years old. We first meet her when she is twentyfour and on the brink of starvation. She is literally at the end of her rope and is willing to do anything just to survive. That’s why she decides to enter a gentlemen’s club and steal an unsuspecting man’s wallet.

Lev isn’t like other people. He is completely honest and upfront, but cannot read other’s emotions. This usually leads to him being brass and sometimes hurtful. I happened to love this qualit
5 "I LOVE Lev. Absolutely, positively, deep to my soul, adore him." Stars

Swoon. Sigh. Salivate. Lev is mine.

This book has shot right to the top of my favorites list of not just this year, but of my all-time favorites. There wasn't one thing that I didn't adore about this story. From the lick-worthy cover, to the strong yet defiant Mina to the perfectly imperfect quiet alpha hero Lev. I fell in love.

Mina is struggling. She's struggling to survive. She's struggling to find a place to fit. She's
Melissa (Ever So Mela)
Since I didn't really love this wholeheartedly or hate it with the fiery of a thousand suns, a phone review is totally acceptable.

So my problem, is not really a problem per se. Just a personal inkling against these types of female characters. I just don't enjoy reading about broken female characters who then get all spunky and courageous when life's problems resolve. Like, yes, she needs to have a backbone but stop trying to resolve and meddle in everyone's problem. It's annoying and feels too f
Sybil aka Lala
And it’s happened again!

From the first few pages I started falling in-love with Lev (it’s true love, I mean it this time). A beautiful, broken man. Awkward and silent. A strong and dark alpha. Yet so honest and vulnerable in what he is, a man incapable of understanding emotion, helping a broken and desolate soul for reasons he couldn’t explain except for the fact that she made him feel.

I had a hard time getting behind the h. There were things about her that annoyed me no end. She was wonderful
When I began this book I was immediately taken in with the unique hero named; Lev Leokov. He was the kind of hero that I am always intrigued by as he grew up feeling isolated and misunderstood as he couldn't process emotion, as well as had difficulty with figuring out people and what they were feelings. Lev was very resistant to any kind of change in his routine, and basically just unlike a "normal" man. When he came across Mina Harris in his family's night club, and she was stealing from his br ...more
Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover
5 Stars for Lev (Loved him)
3 Stars for The Story (It was really weak and repetitive)
Rounded off to: 3.5 Stars

I really wanted this book to be a 5 star read. It started off so well, like my kind of book. Mina, a helpless, homeless 24 year old meets a dashing Lev at an underground club.

✔I really liked Lev's character. I always say I'm a sucker for the dark, brooding, taciturn type. But somewhere along the way Lev started to change and I wish the author had kept true to his original self.

✔Mina was
Wil Loves Books!
Jul 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this one a lot!!!
Aug 06, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: hardships-love
One more handsome Leokov? Who could say no to that?!
So this series ( ‘cause we have at least 2 more books to come in this one) is nothing similar to Friend-Zone. This series is a bit more dramatic than funny as hell, as the previous one.

So what to say about this one?
Good things?
do I need to say anything else?, kidding!.


A loving, caring and adventurous soul that due to the adversities in life she’ll end up hiding herself in the streets and relying of the very little kindness she’s a
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