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Betrothed to the Badman

(Russian Bratva #8)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  411 ratings  ·  46 reviews
Devyn O’Neil, princess of the Irish Mob, was raised to know her place. Marrying a man of her father’s choosing has always been her fate. Yet, she never imagined that one day she’d play the part of a pawn between men on the verge of war. She never dreamed she’d be betrothed to a Russian badman.

Timofei Vetrov, son of New York’s Bratva king, grew up to be a bad boy prince. T
Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Published October 23rd 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.

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First, this cover is absolutely awful! The worst in the whole series.

Second, I was interested in this one, however, by now I should have known better. Especially since Timofei went on and promised Devyn that he would
Aug 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Eight volumes in and I'm just as hooked on these Badmen as I was in book 1!!

Devyn is young, a bit naive. She is unsure of expectations, but has the strength to tell Timofei what she wants. On the surface it seems that she was the princess of the Irish mob, but things are not all they seem.
Timofei is hardened, but has a soft side. He is patient, and knows how to coax her strong side out from behind her shyness! Much like Devyn it seemed he was the prince of the Russian Mafia, until a tragic inci
Expresso-Girls Just Wanna Have Books  ; A Mafia Romance
This is Timofei’s and Devyn’s story. I’ve “watched” Timofei evolve throughout the series. He’s matured so much since his days of running around and partying! I could hardly wait for his story!

With everything this kid went through (seven prior stories) in this series, I expected a stronger tale. He deserved a stronger story. His heroine is on point. Perfect for Timofei. But I don’t know this Timofei. I expected a darker element in his personality. I expected a bigger and darker “tada” when he fi
K.S. Rochell
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Raw, Intense, compelling, widely-delicious, no one writes sexy hot alpha asshole mafia men like Hayley review to come!
Jennifer Pierson
Oct 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I've been reading the beautiful, & brilliant Hayley Faiman since the very first book of the Russian Bratva (and actually I was reading her before this series), and have LOVED EVERY ONE OF THEM! And even though I can't help but to fan girl gush about one of my favorite authors at the top of my list, I do have a point, which is I've been waiting for Timofei's story since he first made an appearance in the series, and I wasn't disappointed in the slightest! Timofei Vetrov is the son of the very ...more
Oct 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Love and passion....4.5 stars..

I have not read any books by this author before and have clearly missed a treat since this is the eighth book in this series.... fortunately it was not necessary to read the previous stories to understand the plot but I suspect the same characters feature throughout the course of the series and for that reason alone I wish I had started from the beginning ...

The writing is fluent and expressive..and the world in which the characters interact feels realistic....the
Kyle Hakim
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Even though Devyn was so young at eighteen she was definitely more mature than some previous women in this series. It did help that she has known a little of the mob life and what is expected of her. That made her perfect for Timofei. And while Timofei is as arrogant and controlling as all the Russian Bratva men, he seemed to be a bit gentler while dealing with his young wife.

The storyline of Timofei taking over, dealing with his crazy father and Devyn's crazy father, was brilliant! I couldn't
DNF 28%
I need a badass heroine in situation like this, but no they give us the polite/meek one, I’m disappointed.
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An arranged marriage, done years ago to keep the Irish and Russian mafia from going head to head is now being celebrated.

Devyn the Irish princess and Timofei the Bratva king are to marry to keep the peace. They both knew this was coming. But neither wanted it. Devyn has no say in anything that is her life. Her father is a nut, he rules his family with an iron hand. His whole family is psychotic in his rules.

Timofei will do what he has to do to keep the peace, but he will not let th
Teresa Lara
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved this series devvy and fei.Grabbed my heart.ready for konny
Nov 26, 2017 rated it did not like it
Didn't finish it

What a polite mafia prince we had here "eye roll". He asks people for lifts and hires bodyguards. "More eye roll".
I thought I'd give another book in this series one more go (since it's free on unlimited) and because the plot always sounds interesting. But it's nothing but betrayal and suspicions amongst each other.
I prefer to read mafia books that show absolute loyalty with each other and let the war/action be with other organisations. I also like to see the power and respect t
Anna Ruiz
Apr 02, 2018 rated it liked it

I was expecting a lot more from this book. Out all the other books this was the one I didn't like. I really did not like how weak Devyn was. The way she was treated by Fie like she was nothing at times but I really disliked the part where she overheard a phone call of Fie with Yakov about having to get her pregnant in 3 months instead of a year if he doesn't she needs to go back to her father all to get help from Devyns father. She asked Fie if it's true and he says "Its business you need to
Harim (The Reader Blog)
First off...that cover is put it nicely NOT APPROPRIATE.
I wish she had just had a suited guy from neck below with simply the book's title because this cover is just.. I can't even look at it.

The model is no way near any way remotely close to what Timofei is said to be. Ahhh why why dear author why.

Now the story.. it started off good but then it's sex sex sex sex rude ahole demonstration then sex sex... and that's it.
Brandy Roberts
Oct 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Hayley Faiman has done it again Betrothed to the Badman is one fantastic read , can be read as a standalone but I'll suggest that you read Forever my Badman before you start this or you can read all of the Russian Bratva series you wont regret it . After the last book I was so excited to see Timofeis story and to see him finally take his father down and to see how he'd react to his betrothed in person. When these two are faced with one another they feel an unexpected spark and a attraction that ...more
Lynn Reynolds
Oct 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished-reading
Rating: 4.5 Stars

Author has posted a copy of a contract which was an interesting way to start off this book.

Timofei “Fei” Vetrov is not happy with his current situation. Devyn “Devvy” O’Neil is a little apprehensive about her current situation. Our author is very good at creating the frustration that Devvy must feel about the whole thing. She’s also very good about showing how the men in their world have a hard time in shutting off the outside when their business seems so much a part of who they
Dana  Hoffman
Oct 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing

I got so hooked on this series, it's not even funny. This book was SO. GOOD!!!

I'll start by saying that, even though you could probably read this as a standalone, you'd be really missing out on an awesome story line if you do. This is book 8 in the series and it definitely continues what happened in the previous books.

This is the story of Timofei, Russian Bratva crown prince, and Devyn, his Irish princess child bride. We knew from couple of books ago that their respective fathers had drawn a co
Wednesday Stanley
Oct 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Well I expected nothing less than the best from Mrs. Faiman and she definitely didn't disappoint with this book. I really couldn't wait for this book. I've kind of been waiting for this book since back in book four or five.

I really enjoyed Timofei and Devyn in this book. I wasn't quite sure what to expect with their relationship. I wasn't quite sure if I would love or hate them together. Especially since they didn't know each other at all. But I really liked them together.

Timofei has a lot res
Fairy Reader Blog
Dec 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Betrothed to the Badman is AMAZIN! I don’t ever want to stop reading the books that Hayley Faiman takes out, each book is so different, each book has its own story, and each book is just really good.

Betrothed to the Badman is about Timofei and Devyn. From the moment that Devyn was 16 she was (by her father) engaged to Timofei, Timofei isn’t very happy about this arrangement he doesn’t want to marry someone who he just simply is a “child” and someone who he doesn’t like. But when Timofei sees Dev
Fairy Reader
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Yes
Betrothed to the Badman is AMAZIN! I don’t ever want to stop reading the books that Hayley Faiman takes out, each book is so different, each book has its own story, and each book is just really good.

Betrothed to the Badman is about Timofei and Devyn. From the moment that Devyn was 16 she was (by her father) engaged to Timofei, Timofei isn’t very happy about this arrangement he doesn’t want to marry someone who he just simply is a “child” and someone who he doesn’t like. But when Timofei sees De
Michelle Brace (Wicked Babes Blog Reviews)
I haven't read Hayley's mafia series and I am left wondering why? I absolutely loved this book. The characters and what they were going through kept me completely engrossed in this book. I really didn't want to put it down until I found out what was going to happen.

This book was dark, gritty and left my emotions completely raw. Everything they go through leaning about each other and what they have been through, especially Devyn, made me want to find out if she will ever find happiness, if Timof
Oct 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
All Good Things

Love this book and series! This book takes you on a whirlwind ride, secrets at every turn, deception, people are not who they appear to be and bombshell surprises. Hayley does this well, a plot driven storyline and characters that are strong and complex. I love the transformation of Timofei from feeling entitled into a confident, consequential man that is ready to lead out of necessity and birthright. Devyn flourishes, gains confidence, takes her control, gets revenge to take her
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Betrothed to the Badman
By: Hayley Faiman

⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 Review by Kristie K

A dark and sinfully decadent treat from the incredible Hayley Faiman…

Those of us entranced by Ms. Faiman’s dark and sexy stories will not be disappointed with Betrothed to the Badman. With a deeply ingrained mob storyline bridging from the Irish mob to the Russian bratva, this story and it’s characters burrow deep in your soul, demanding nothing less than your full attention and all the heart and emotion you can give. Incredible c
Ashley Carr, LSoR
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Raw, gritty and compelling those are just some of the words that I would describe Ms. Faiman’s writing. Devyn is promised to Timofei at the ripe old age of fifteen. Their arranged marriage doesn’t take place until she is eighteen years old. She is instructed by her father, the head of the Irish mob on Staten Island, to be meek and submissive in her marriage to Timofei as he would expect her to be. Timofei’s father is the head of the Russian Bravata in Brighton Beach. Both of their fathers are c ...more
Donna Purcell zappone
Oct 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
On the outside looking in, Devyn O'Neil is an 18 year old Irish mob princess but looks can be deceiving . Timofei is a 28 year Russian prince with an exterior as hard as granite and no worries in the world, again looks are deceiving.
Devyn is contracted on her 18 th birthday to wed Timofei to join the Irish with the Russian mob, but that wasn't all that was intended. Between his father and her father their are other agendas.
Both Devyn and Timofei learn to trust each other and together hurdle ove
Cassandra Hunt
Jan 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
This story was crazy!!! Fei and Devvy... Their sick arranged marriage by two demented parents was doomed from the start but somehow these two end up falling madly in love and over coming all kinds of unbelievable obstacles. Timofie is a different person in this installment he's no longer the spoiled Bratva prince and some of the things he's done will shock the crap out of you. This story has tons of plot twists and turns that will blow your mind. be prepared for disturbing underlying story lines ...more
Wendy Livingstone
Oct 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the 8th book in this awesome series. Devyn is the Princess of the Irish mob, and Timofel is the son of the Bratva King. Together their betrothal was meant to forge peace and unite the Irish and the Russians. Can their love survive the twists and conflict? No spoilers; this is a must read, you will not be disappointed!
Once again Hayley has written an all consuming storyline, which had me hooked and intrigued from the beginning. I highly recommend this authors’ work for all readers, and lo
Sarah Scott-gillespie
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Amazing Series

Fei and Devvy are another super couple in this Badman’s hard to believe only one more book this story, Timofei signs a contract to be wed to Devvy when she is only be carried out on her 18th birthday...hoping to bring the Irish and Russians together...the terms, history and storylines are all on point in every book of this series...the sex scenes are all different and not well not overpowering...a great blend of sexy times and story
Christina Sweeney
Oct 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
omg hayley faiman has done it again and made me fall in love with another bravata man. i loved this story. Timofei has the weight of the world on his shoulders butso does devyn. they are contracted to each other and when they meet there is intsant sparks. they are determined to make it work even though so many forces are trying to break them apart. they stand strong and united and defeat all odd. they are fei and devvy and i absolutely fell in love with their story
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