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Living for the Badman

(Russian Bratva #4)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  533 ratings  ·  49 reviews
Ashley Riggs' life was forever changed when she was only seventeen years old. Thrust into a world of darkness, scarred at the hands of many, and left abandoned in a cage, her hope is found in the man who rescues her from the clutches of hell. Day by day, he breathes life into her, and her heart becomes his. But when she longs for more, her savior turns his back on her, ins ...more
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Published November 10th 2016
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I do not know what to say. Let's just leave it at the fact that my reviews for the book 1 and 2 pretty much sum up my problems with this whole series. Because in all honesty, there is not a lot of difference between the 11 books in this series.

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Nov 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Wow! What a ride! Ok so this story definitely ties with book two as my fave in the series! Let me assure you this series is not like the "bad boy mafia" trend or I wouldn't give the series a second glance. The stories have substance and although not 100% realistic, it's a great series!

Ashley and Yakov....In Dancing with the Badman, Book 3, Yakov literally destroyed Ashley emotionally and mentally. He definitely has his work cut out for him in the beginning of this story! Lots of mafia action in
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5 Til you come back to me stars!!!!

This is one series that gets better and better with each H/h coupling! Loved Ashley and Yakov!
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So Ashley has broken my heart a couple times in the last book. So I was so happy to see her get her own book.

If anyone needed a love connection it was Ashley, but she needed to grow up and get away from Yakov before that could happen. Even if it broke her, it just might also fix her.

Yakov is a Russian boss, he isn't allowed or supposed to show weakness. But Ashley is all that and more. So when she asks for marriage and children, he walks away. There is so much more going on with Yakov, due t
K.S. Rochell
Oct 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Sexy, wicked, intense, all-Consuming, this book will take you on a Rollercoaster ride, This book owned me, it was just so amazing Raw, captivating, I was sucked in from page one I could not put it down!!! Ashley, was beautiful, caring, sweet, vulnerable, life hasn't always been fair to her she has been through some very tuff and dark times in her life then enters the light Yavok, he is a very complex man he is so intense I really loved his character and development he was so stubborn, but sweet, ...more
Jul 19, 2019 rated it it was ok
Its an example of an unhealthy relationship.

I didn’t hate reading it because the heroine went through a lot of darkness . So her decisions came from that.

However, I just felt that she needed time to understand herself and achieve her dreams .spend time with the girls and the friends that care about you.stay without a man for awhile . Then Maybe get in a relationship.

I was not frustrated . Its just that the heroine was not given the justice she needed and deserved considering her strength after a
Kelly Williams
Nov 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is by far my favorite and most anticipated book in the series. I loved the story between Ashley and Jacob it was raw, gritty, hot and sad all at the same time.
Ashley suffered so much and I loved that she had her happy ending. I also love that Hayley keeps in touch with the her characters in the series throughout her books.
Kyle Hakim
May 09, 2017 rated it did not like it
From the beginning to end, Ashley keeps on being a stupid weak woman who longs to be a slave to Yakov. Sigh.
Apr 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow ! This series just gets better and better with each book. You have to read in order.. Its amazing! Hardcore Russian Mafia!!
Teresa Lara
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love Ashley and Yakov amazing broken beautiful emotional love story.Cant wsit to dive in Dominik and Inessa need more
Amy  Crull
Nov 15, 2016 rated it it was ok
It's no surprise that I love this series of books but I was sadly disappointed in this one. I realize there's a way a Russian mafia man has to carry himself and a certain way for his woman to act as well. I can say with all honesty, I didn't care for Ashley. I realize she's been thru hell and back in her short life but she has no backbone. She caves every time Yakov talks. She was getting strong but then threw it away for him. None of the other wives were like her and I loved them. I had my doub ...more
Evelyn Balogun
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was ok

The h was an absolute doormat. There seemed to be hope while she was seeing another live interest. Someone who actually encouraged her to be stronger. Encouraged her to get her GED, something the H never thought of while with her for 2 years. Of course, just as she is finding her way, he barrels back to take her back. Every time the subject of what he was up to during their separation comes up, he manipulates her and insists that she move on. He even then promises punishment because she
Myra Espino
Nov 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow!! This book made me fall in love and definitely CRY!!! From the start, I can't put it down. I was easily got attached to the characters and the story of this book. Ashley and Yakov are amazing! At first, I was kind of missed at Yakov but as the story goes, I started to love him. Anyway, this book blew me away! The twists really got into me!!! My gosh!!!
My overall verdict for this book is that I loved it!!!

#mustread #bookhangoveralert
Cassandra Hunt
Jan 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Too much Action!

The story of Yakov and Ashley is heart wrenching. Both characters have been through so much. It was like torture waiting on pins and needles to see what was to become of them. They are both transformed throughout the story. But there are some surprising plot twists and much sadness along the way. A lot of character development in this installment to prepare for future books in the series. On to the next one. I can usually predict who the next installment will be about but so many
Jun 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Yakov is one lucky guy

Strong sweet Ashley. I would have had a hard time even seeing him after what he said. Yakov was cold hearted. Mika does deserve better because of what he wanted to show her. Please give him the love of his life. I did love that she kept reminded Yakov of his hurtful words because he needed to feel so guilty. Still Ashley should have made him wait longer as he needed to suffer and feel his loss of her after he just threw her away. I had to read this twice because I loved it
Kelly Fountain
Jan 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Living again
I was waiting for this one. I needed to see how Ashley and Yakov's relationship would work out. Gotta say, I'm really happy with how the characters progressed and changed throughout the story. Ashley needed to grow stronger, to start living and Yakov needed to grow a pair. Tragedy and sadness also hit in this story, I want to see where they go from this. Another great one.
Jen Jen
Aug 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Wasn't my favourite

Jacob and Ashley's story was good. For me, I was so irritated with Ashley, yet I pitied her. Jacob was a douche and doesn't deserve her. Wish she was with Mika.
She needed to be normal, Jacob still controlled her. I pushed thru it and it did get better. I was hoping Jacob died.
Sep 18, 2017 rated it liked it
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Heather Thompson
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loving this series

OMG must-read I'm loving the series and I love the characters the way they run into each other is amazing love the story lines nascent wait to read the next book
debby holguin
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I am now doing my second time around re-reading the series. I now I missed stuff the 1st time, but this definitely a Great read ! Every time I read it. This winter I plan on my 3rd go around. :)
Maureen Shirley
Jun 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loving the Dream

Not all good things in the end had a good start! This Bratva tale is well spun. Ashley endured an unsavory upbringing. In the end Yakov helps her live her happily ever after.
Breanna Dalmolin
Feb 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love it

Loved Living for the Badman! This series is explosive... and oh so sweet! It’s got suspense, steamy hot bedroom scenes and alpha bad boys who will move the stars for the women they love!
Christina Sweeney
Oct 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
omg I loved it as always hailey faiman blew it out of the park. Ashley and yokav story was amazing, I'm so glad ashley found her strength and Yokav realized he loved her and was not his father loved the story can't wait for many more to come
Jun 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Ashley has went through so much in her short life. Yakov is tough and fierce. He’s the protector she needs. And deserves. There are so many emotions while reading this book. The passion these two share is amazing. Action packed drama too. Now on to book 5
Jan 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

Yes! This series reminds me why Mafia books are my favorite. I am so addicted to this series and finding out what is going to happen next. Highly recommended.
Nov 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars.
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love this author and this series.
Jennifer Pierson
Nov 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Ashley Rigg's life became the stuff nightmares are made of when she was only seventeen years old. The dark world she was forced into changed her forever, as she wasn't rescued until many scars, physically and mentally, were embedded deeply within her. Her savior found her abandoned in a cage like an animal, and although he breathed life into her, he put her in a new type of gilded cage. That doesn't mean she doesn't love him, because he ripped her heart out when he walked away, and can't seem to ...more
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Nov 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
I have to say I wasn't sure if or how Mrs. Faiman was going to top Dancing For the Badman. Because by far Dancing for the Badman has been my favorite it this series so far. Obviously Living for the Badman is the fourth book in the Russian Bratva series and it follows Ashley and Yakov's story. This book picks up right where Dancing for the Badman ends. So if you haven't read the previous book, you could probably just pick this one up and not be too confused with what is going on. But I would high ...more
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Russian Bratva (1 - 10 of 11 books)
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