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Chosen by the Badman

(Russian Bratva #9)

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  348 ratings  ·  58 reviews
Konstantin Skumin has never wanted to sign on the dotted line for a woman of his choosing. While it is the Bratva way, it’s a tradition he refuses to practice. A badman with desires both dark and relentless, he is the opposite of gentle. Even so, it cannot be denied that he harbors dreams of romantic notions he will not willingly compromise.

Kiska Barysheva has resigned he
Kindle Edition, 253 pages
Published February 26th 2018
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Hayley Faiman There will be 1 more book! No spinoffs for this series, I have some exciting things coming up though!
Hayley Faiman This book is about Konstantin and Kiska! Sorry I have taken so long to reply, i just saw this!

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Dec 31, 2018 rated it did not like it
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.

At this point, I cannot even say that I had high hopes for this one... or any hopes at all. However, this whole "I do not want a girl trapped by a contract" was sort of nice from Konstantin. But, it was too good to be true.

Where Pasha chose the worst poss
Feb 22, 2018 rated it really liked it

I'm going to keep this quite simple.

I loved this book! Talk about passion to the T!

This was my brain the entire time I was reading

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whereas my face was doing this

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On a serious note, Chosen by the Badman is Hot, Passionate and the characters are badass in their own terms.

I loved Kiska for her will and determination to fulfill her dreams. I loved her strength and dedication and her ability to love unconditionally. Konstatin is broody, stubborn, loyal, dark and an alpha male through and through.
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Really liked it. Great story also the chemistry between Kiska and Kon is great. I was just a little bit disappointed that the couples from the other books where hardly mentioned. Also I just can not believe that Kirell would choose someone like Akim 🤔
Expresso-Girls Just Wanna Have Books  ; A Mafia Romance
I’m beyond ecstatic Konstantin has his story! He’s been so loyal throughout this series and he deserved his own slice of happiness.

CBTB is a good story. My only complaint is there could have been more story of the actual story. I feel like the extensive sex scene over shadowed the overall story. Don’t get it wrong. The sex scenes are important. I know it plays an important part overall. However, I believe balance is important. In this story the sex scenes outweighed everything at 70% of the stor
Mar 01, 2018 rated it did not like it
I don't know who all are these people who gave this book 5 star rating and what kind of lonely life they lead." No offense."
For a smut, its.... average and for my inner feminist?
Judge for yourself:
“You’re bringing me to help your fuck buddy?” she screeches. My grip on the steering wheel tightens, and I know that if I weren’t driving my kneejerk reaction would be to backhand her.
SO imagine you are out with your boyfriend and you criticize him... his knee jerk reaction is to backhand you...!
I am n
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Loved this story

I love Kiska and Konstantin.

Konstantin has been wonderful throughout these books. He has also been a hero thorough them. He needs a strong woman and one that understood him. We have finally gotten far enough in this series were someone's child was old enough to get married.

Kiska is a princess in the mob. She needs to be protected and needs a man that will do everything that that entails. But Kiska has a contract already when she meets Konny. But that won't stop these two from
Cheryl Norris
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a fantastic book to kind of wrap up the original Bratva series (Its not done, there is a spin off and more to come!). We have seen Konstatin in several books but even though he is a Brigadier in the Bratva and in his 30s, he hadn’t found the right woman to marry yet.
Kiska is the now grown up daughter of Krill and Tatyana (Dancing for the Badman - Book 3 of the Russian Bratva series) and has been contracted to marry another Brigadier in the Bratva, but first she’s moving to NYC to pursu
K.S. Rochell
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Hayley has done it yet again taken me on this delicious, intriguing, captivating, Journey, This book was POTENT, PASSIONATE, and has UNEQUIVOCALLY CLAIMED me BODY and SOUL. This Hot as hell latest BADMAN! The characters, the development the intensity the writing was PURE-PERFECTION!! I was immersed and HIGHLY INTOXICATED, This book was MASTERFUL! This STORY was so COMPELLING, KON is everything sexy, wicked, Kinky, Protective and so PANTY SOAKING HOT
Dec 06, 2018 rated it did not like it
I didn’t really want to rate this as I DNF’ed halfway through and skimmed most of it!

This was definitely not my cup of tea 🙈

Longer review to hopefully come soon.
Kyle Hakim
Jun 17, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Be prepared for when you start Chosen by the Badman, you will not want to eat or sleep till you finish the last page!

I was excited to read the latest installment of Hayley Faiman Russian Bratva series because finally we were getting Konstantin's story. In previous books, he was deadly, intense but seemed to be a little more warmer and sensitive to the women of the Bratva. Little did I know he would fall for Kiska, the daughter of the powerful Kirill. In this book, he is still deadly and intense
Feb 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hayley has taken me so deep into this Russian Bratva world. I love every Badman she has created, and Konstantin is no exception. Konstantin is amazing. He is flawed, and has an ass side, but overall he is a great guy. This dark, brooding man longs for someone to share his life with. But he doesn’t want to go about it in the “traditional” Bratva way.
I love how strong and confident Kiska is for being so young and having Kirill as a father. She is full of spit and fire!!! Despite having her life p
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Holy shit!! This book was just so much more than I anticipated!! I love Konny and Kishka!! Totally my favorite book!!!
Michelle Austin

Chosen by the Badman was a great 5 star read.
I was so excited to read this final book in the series, especially since we get to read about Krill and Tatyana’s daughter.

Kiska has been contracted to marry a Brigadier and she’s not happy about it. However she does get to pursue her dream of dancing for three years before her big day.
Konstantin has been trying to find a bride but has had no luck. When he is asked to watch over Kiska he is immediately drawn to
Jennifer Pierson
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Kiska Barysheva has been contracted to man she has no desire to marry, but been given three years to dance in New York before she has to get married. In New York, she's to be guarded by Konstantin Skumin, who is a man that she feels an instant connection to, but she's not free to pursue anything. Konstantin has never found a woman of his choosing that he's wanted to sign anything for, because somewhere deep down, he wants to find a woman who truly loves him, not what he can give her, so the whol ...more
Brandy Roberts
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed Chosen by the badman this can be read as a standalone but I suggest that you read the whole Russian Bratva series , I'm a huge fan of Hayley Faiman she has written some of my most favorite books if she is new for you you really need to one click all of her work . Kiska and Konstantin had so much chemistry the sexual tension was off the charts from the first meeting they knew there was something there but were on a time limit so their relationship was a bit forbidden but oh so st ...more
Michelle Schwartz
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have an amazing husband, but I want a Russian!!

Chosen by the Badman was one book journey that I won’t soon forget. First off, as a ballerina myself, I was hooked by the storyline. Hayley Faiman nailed the terms, positions and life of a ballerina, so she did her homework (or she is a ballerina herself.) The fact that she knew every detail speaks volumes. Kiska is a badass heroine, who can stand on her own dainty feet. She knows what she wants and she won’t stop until she gets it. I loved her i
Indie Wish List
Feb 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
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I love this series. I have only read the last couple ones, but I want more. And that’s a testament to how these books can be read as standalones. They are fast, fun reads with hints or mass amounts of danger, full of alpha males and all kinds of women. Last book I read, the woman was kind of meek. However, Kiska, the female protagonist in this book, had a lot of backbone. She knew what she wanted, and the earth could burn for all she cared as long as got what
Fairy Reader Blog
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
And Hayley Faiman has done it again, another amazing story, another amazing couple. Chosen by the Badman was amazing. This story had me crying, laughing, and swooning. I loved it so much.

If you have read Dancing for the Badman then you will know who Kishka is, she was someone who I really wanted to read more about when I finished DFTB, and this story was perfect for her. Kishka is someone who doesn’t want the life her father thinks is “normal” if you remember Kirill is a very hard headed man. So
Natalie Weston Book Club Gone Wrong
This was my first read by this author and I enjoyed it, alot. I know this book is part of a series, but had no problems understanding main and secondary characters. As a matter of fact I forgot it was part of the Russian Bratva series and felt as though I were reading a standalone. The chemistry between Kon and Kiska was off the charts hot! I enjoyed getting to know them both and didn't feel the age difference was a problem. Kiska is very mature for her age and had no problem handling herself or ...more
Mar 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
 I love mafia romances and Hayley Faiman writes great ones. In Chosen by the Badman, Kiska is a true Mafia daughter.  Even though she is contacted to marry a man she doesn't love, or can even stand for that matter, she is determined to go through with it. That is, as long as she can have three years of freedom to pursue her dream of dancing in New York.  Her father agrees as long as she has a bodyguard to keep her save the whole time.

Mafia member Konstantin has been getting pressure from his bos
Janna ♥ I'm A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore ♥
Finally Konstantin got his book! If you are like me and have read this book from the beginning, you know we have been waiting for it to happen! I have loved this series so much and while it is ending, there is a spin off coming so that lessens the loss of some of my favorite Bratva men and the women who own them.

Now let’s face it these men can be major assholes at times, like you want to shoot them in the balls for how they act but I just can’t help but love them anyway. The women can seem weak
Donna Purcell zappone
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have read all 9 of the Bratva books and every single one of them I say is my favorite but this one is my absolute favorite ( I think)

Konstantin has been a staple in all the previous books. He was always the one that I felt sorry for ( I don't know why but I did). I would read all the previews for the books and kinda felt sorry he never had his story told. In walks Kiska, the daughter of Kirill. Being the daughter of a Pakhan she is to be contracted to a Bratva man. But her fiancé her father ch
Dana  Hoffman
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I read all the books in this series, and I loved them all. However, Chosen by the Badman has to be, hands down, THE BEST!! This was such a perfect conclusion to Kiska’s story line. I felt like I knew this girl since she was itty bitty, and here she is now, all grown up and so ballsy!!! I loved her hard! Who knew she had all that in her??? And Konstantin ended up being her perfect match. I loved everything about their love story. The way they fought, the way they made up, the way they stood up to
Love N. Books
Feb 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
ellie's $0.02:

The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!

Technically they are already here.

Hayley brings another rule-breaking, provocative tale to the table. Full of skeezy characters (that's a real word, look it up), sexy characters, dangerous characters... and well... no "normal" characters.

There was a "Hang the DJ" feel to this one (for those of you who watch Black Mirror). These two characters had a time limit to their scandalous affair. So it's packed full of sex, I mean... duh, they
Michelle Brace (Wicked Babes Blog Reviews)
Hayley has delivered a book that I was absolutely addicted to from the beginning. I haven't read many in this series and each time I do I kick myself for not reading them all yet. These Bratva men I tell you have me absolutely hooked.

This book had so much in it that I just couldn't put it down. You have the arranged marriage to a truly vile man, lust, sadness, angst, confusion, heartbreak, suspense, mystery, action, betrayal, secrets and so much more. Hayley truly delivered with this one and I
Feb 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I adore Hayley Faiman's writting! Every book is well written and different than the o e before it even if the same background conflict is involved - and she never leaves an issue from a previous book unresolved!

The Badman series is one of my favorite mafia/bravta books and Chosen by the Badman was just as exceptional as the rest of the Badmen series!

Konstantin and Kiska might be my favorite badman couple now! The age differnec was hot, the ballet descriptions were well researche
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
HAYLEY FAIMAN...SHE OUTDID HERSELF!!!!!! This book was everything and more!!! My absolute favorite of the series!!! Konny is my new book bf!!!!! He is hot, dangerous, filthy af, and down right delicious!!!! Kiska was an absolute amazing leading lady!!! I loved the angst that was there between Konny and Kirill, the love that both of them had for Kiska and the lengths they were each willing to go to for her protection were moving. I loved having all the other men in the book as well. I forgot how ...more
Beyond The Covers Blog
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Chosen by the Badman follows Kiska, an up and coming ballerina and daughter of a Pakhan of the Russian Bratva.  She is contracted to be married in three years time but until then can pursue her dancing career.  Konstantin is the Bratva soldier assigned to be her guard and keep her out of trouble until she's to be married.  The two have an instant chemistry and give in to their attraction for each other, creating a dangerous situation for them both.  This book was a complete page turner with a fe ...more
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