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Tempting the Badman

(Russian Bratva #5)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  497 ratings  ·  43 reviews
At five years old, Inessa Kozlova is exposed to the dangerous power a badman wields. Now, twenty years later, she’s convinced that a badman is the last thing she wants in her bed. Strong, beautiful, and independent, she’s determined to live the life she wants on her own terms. Yet, from the moment she lays eyes on her Bratva lover, her heart demands otherwise.

Dominik Mar
Kindle Edition, 345 pages
Published January 12th 2017
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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.

This one is pretty much the worst one. It's nothing more than a breading fantasy. (view spoiler)
Jan 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I want more!!! I NEED MORE!!! Ermagawd! Dominik is EPIC!

Ok so don't panic. There is a bit of confusion in the beginning of the book. Around twelve percent you're like "aha"! So that's why.......

Dominik is a total caveman with prehistoric tendencies. He has no clue how to treat a woman or be in a relationship with a woman outside of physical intimacy. Your reaction to things coming out of his mouth range from serious eye rolls to laughing out loud! Inessa is definitely the other half of his soul
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Dom is a jerk, plan, and simple. But he can be redeemed.. He just needs the right woman.

Nessa wants nothing to do with the mob. And Dom is all mob. But their chemistry is so hot they burn each other.

Dom needs out of his arranged marriage and he is having a lot of fun with Nessa. And the only way out of his soon to be nuptials is to get Nessa pregnant or to find his fiancee screwing someone else.

Nessa is not big on either option. She wants to be left alone. But you don't always get what yo
Cheryl Norris
Jan 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Hayley has done it again. I love her Russian Badmen and Dominik is no different. Compared to the others, Nik is more closed off, he knows what he wants, but isn't sure the best way to go about getting what he wants. Inessa loves him and has loved him pretty much from the time they met, but Dominik isn't sure what love is or what it means. He didn't come from the best circumstances, he didn't grow up experiencing love, so how can he know what it is? As with most couples there are multiple road bl ...more
Teresa Lara
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved Dominik and Inessas intense forbidden beautiful addicting love story.So ready for more
Feb 29, 2020 rated it liked it
I liked it but Dominik wore on my nerves.
Jennifer Pierson
Jan 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Inessa Kazlova is exposed to the brutal badman at five years old, and it's something that has stayed with her. And twenty years later, she knows that a badman is the last thing she'll ever want in her life. Inessa is proud, beautiful, successful, and independent who lives life on her own terms. And even though she now has a Bratva lover, she still does everything she can to keep it on her own terms, no matter how many feelings have developed. Dominik Markov is loyal to the Bratva, as they saved ...more
Eva Mcfarden
Jan 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Eva by: Review for Hashtag Minxes

5 Stars

Hayley has had me hooked from the beginning. Being able to bring a character from their lowest possible place, to having hope for a better life is amazing. Allowing a character to be bad, but still ensure the goodness within them is a great talent.

When unthinkable things happen, life changes for young Inessa. When you love someone, but despise what they stand for, one must make a choice, but sometimes, there really is no choice. Inessa wants nothin
Jan 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved This Book!

Another great Bratva book! I loved that part of Nessa's background and childhood was provided in this book. This story picked up where book #4 left off. A captivating, passionate, romantic and sexy story. The Bratva men as always cherish, protect their women destroying their enemies and others that betray them. it is gratifying to see books that loop, weave and intertwine with each other, catching up with familiar characters and old allies, the Notorious Devils MC. It broadens th
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dominick undeserving

Okay out of all the Bad Men, Dominick was the most undeserving man of the love of a good and faithful woman. Inessa was in trouble more than once and he never showed until it was too late nor did he show her compassion at what happened to her. He quite frankly is an ASS. He still has not showed the devotion the other men have after they realized how much they loved these women. I still think he has a lot of changing to do. Inessa still should remain strong and true to hersel
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
His love

Com never thought he would marry even though he had a contract to marry a woman. He kept on pushing and pushing not to go through with it. Then he saw Inessa. He just wanted to conquer, bed her and leave her. But slowly she seeped into him that he always thought of her. He had to get out of the marriage contract. He either had to catch Larissa inn the act with a witness that she was in compromising position or.He had to get someone pregnant and he would have to marry her. He did both. Bu
Oct 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Oh boy...ok first let me say I did like the book, but I wanted to murder Dominik so many times lmao. There were so many times when he was just an idiot and didn't explain things when it would have solved the problem.
Kelly Fountain
Jan 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Dominick and Inessa, just like the others, did not disappoint. Another great mafia story from Hayley. We have plenty of hot scenes, threats of death and having to fight for your man. Can't wait to continue on with this series.
K.S. Rochell
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This Badman make me weak in the knees!! Who doesn’t love sexy wicked alpha??? This book was beyond amazing I just can’t get enough of Hayley amazing Books she is so talented get ready for another perfect addition to the badman series!
Maureen Shirley
Jun 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Yet another tantalizing page turner in this Badman series! Despite wanting to read about their baby being born there's no doubt this hardcore yet sensual Badman will be front and center. Nik and Inessa's story is as steamy and sexually charged as his Bratva Brothers.
Jan 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

Another Mafia hit. Add in steamy times and a hot Russian and it is like a festivus dream. I'm so glad I found this series.
Heather Thompson
Jul 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Another great book and a brilliant story line . Love the characters they are so real love this whole series thank you for being such a great writer
AHHHH so good!!
Jen Jen
Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
They were meant to be

Something about Nik and Nessa made perfect sense. She fought him on everything but when it came down to it, things fell into place, or didn't they?
Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Dominik and Inessa story 🔥 just like the other books. I just cant seem to put down and now I am on to book six Yahoo!!!
Marcia Carter
Jun 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Love it

I absolutely love this series, each book tells an amazing story. I love this authors writing and cannot wait to read more.
Jul 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another great story

I love this story
Dominick and Nessa are so perfect for eachother!
The struggle to get to where they need to be is amazingly told here!!!!
Tammy Cole
Aug 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved these two so much! Dominick is the ultimate Badman. He's not the sweetest of these men but when he falls for Innessa everything changes. I think these two are seriously meant for each other. I fall more in love with this series as I read. I can't wait to read more.
Kelly Williams
Jan 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
I loved this book. Another great edition to the series. I loved the characters and how Hayley kept it gritty like she always does with her Bratva series. I also loved that Inessa didn't necessarily cave at first to his demands and kept her sense of self throughout the book. No need to mention this but I will as always the scenes are hot hot hot!!I also loved how we stay connected to past characters and the stories continue on so your not left hanging wondering what happens between her characters ...more
Patricia behrens
Jan 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Worth the wait

Just the right amount of angst mixed with romance to keep you on the edge of you seat and emotionally invested in the characters. I absolutely love all of the Russian Bratva books. Highly recommend this read and everything else Hayley Faiman has put out so far.
Sarah - Books to Breathe
Jan 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'll be honest; when I started this series a few months back I had no clue what I was getting into. I've read many mafia related series before but it's always hit or miss on just how authentic they will be. And for me, I need my mafia series to be dark and dirty and to leave nothing in the gray area. Well color me surprised when I discovered this author and this series was exactly what I had hoped for and so much more! It was a side to the mafia I had long hoped to read about but had never quite ...more
Book Loving Fairy-Blog
Jan 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was so lucky to receive Tempting the Badman by Hayley Faiman. I am giving this book 5 stars because Inessa and Dominik story was complicated but also so good in so many ways. Their story just made you want to throw your book sometimes, but no matter what you just couldn't put the book down each chaptered captured you in so many ways. I have read all the Russian Bratva books and just when I think I have a favorite couple the author comes out with a even better couple. But each couple are so dif ...more
Amy  Crull
Jan 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So after the last book and how I must have I was disappointed, I will admit I was hesitant about starting this but I'm so glad I did. This by far, is the best book in the series! This book blew me away!! Dominick and Inessa instantly hooked me into their story and I couldn't put it down. This book has a stubborn independent woman who has her fair share of ups and downs, mostly downs. Despite that, she has made a name for herself in the real estate world but that gets rocked when Dominick wants m ...more
Melissa Mendoza
Jan 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
“I look into her eyes and hold her waist. She’s the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen in my life, and she’s mine.”

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5 Tempt Me Stars! This series has me hooked…

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I love a good mafia book with tons of action and heat. And well this book had all of that. This whole series has really and I’ve been obsessed with it since book one! So imagine my surprise when this one landed on my kindle! Hayley knows how to write one sexy book with brilliant characters that will leave you guessing
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Jan 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing

What is it about these Russian Bratva men that make me despise them so much then fall absolutely in love with them?

Tempting the Badman is the 5th installment of the Russian Bratva series by Hayley Faiman. Which I am obsessed about!

At 5 years old Inessa Kozlova saw the destruction that a badman can leave behind. Now 20 years later she refuses to give her heart or her future away to a badman. That is until she lays eyes on Dominik Markov, a Bratva playboy.

These Russian Bratva men! Rarely do I read
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