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4.05  ·  Rating details ·  418 ratings  ·  87 reviews
They met under summer showers ...

Vera Markovic only wanted a vacation away from New York where everyone knows her as a Russian Mafiya printsessa of the Markovic Bratva. She didnt expect to find something worth remembering. And definitely not a man like Alfie Shelby.

They fell in love when the leaves changed colors ...

As New York Citys notorious fixer, Alfie Shelby
Kindle Edition, 270 pages
Published June 12th 2018 by LM Books, LLC
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Eve (Between The Bookends)
Jun 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing


description~WRITING - PLOT - PACE~
This book was bloody fantastic. I actually think it may be my favorite London Miller book to date. Alfie was everything...sigh. Miz Miller's writing is always excellent, so it goes without saying that this was another very well-written book. It was perfectly paced. It was a decent length page wise and took me around three hours to finish reading. It was told through both Alfie and Vera's POV. The plot was super engaging and kept me turning the pages. Last, it was all
Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
What do an underworld fixer and a mafia princess have in common? Utter chaos. Alfie Shelby grew up in the school of hard knocks in London and fought his way up to the top. Hes the go-to man for any of your needs. Need an exclusive weapon? Hes your man. Want to find your lunatic father to put him down? Hes got your back. Hes everything that Vera never knew she wanted. Vera figured out the hard way that the mafia lifestyle wasnt for her. It only gave her pain and grief. So, she struck out on her ...more
Jun 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So, London went ahead and released Acquainted early and I was so not ready for review writing, haha. But here we are, and I will try to keep this as discernable and clear as I can because when I say I messaged this woman every single day (EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.) that she was writing Alfie and Vera so that she understood MY INBOX WAS THE FIRST PLACE THIS BOOK NEEDED TO GO WHEN IT WAS DONE ... well, I mean just that.

Some fair warning/disclaimer: way back when, like a couple years ago when we were
Sentranced Jem
Jun 22, 2018 rated it liked it
Ahhh... Vera and Alfie! What a pair! A chemistry like no other, it's profoundly magnetic.

My love for organized crime/romance books is a little on the addictive side. As I will say this,I had high expectations for this book because the synopsis really intrigued me and I was literally refreshing my kindle,waiting for it to arrive but alas, Acquainted and my love story wasn't meant to be. I was a tad disappointed.

There is no point denying the fact that Vera and Alfie are an absolutely magnetic
⏃ : ✦ villainous_vixen ⏃ : ✦

"They met under summer showers....."

London Miller has done it again! Acquainted was exhilarating, fast paced, with a steamy explosive romance between Alfie Shelby and Vera Markovic. If you know me by now, I'm addicted to London's writing... especially when it comes to her Wild Bunch and Den of Mercenaries series. With reading London Volkov Bratva it does give a more in-depth to the world that Alfie lives in.

Vera is mafia royalty. A princessa. She was born into a life she would rather
Jun 18, 2018 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this one, but nowhere near as much as I usually do with Londons books.

I had a few issues with the timeline which confused me a bit. I kept having to go back to see if it was me not reading properly. After Alfie and Veras meeting on vacation. A chapter starts with 3 months later, Vera has been home for 3 months, but then a few pages later says its been a week since Vera returned home from vacation?? Yeah, confused me to.. There was a few bits here and there which had me wondering if it
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Vera is a mafia princess who hates everything her father and his life stands for. She wants nothing to do with hi or his empire. On a much needed vacation, she meets his beautiful, sinister stranger who makes her crave so much. She years for him even after she comes back to her normal life. What she doesn't know about Alfie Shelby is that he embodies everything she hates about her father's business.

Alfie is a gangster roughened by his years of experience with thugs and
Beneath The Covers Blog
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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*ARC provided for a voluntary honest review.* ~Sonal
Suzanne (Lily)
Jun 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Acquainted lifted my mood when I needed it most. I went into this story basically blind, with the limited knowledge of a forbidden romance within the world of organised crime. The suspense stemmed from the relationship and the onus was firmly in Alfies court to prove he was worth Vera Markovics going against her resolve not to be involved in her fathers world.

London Miller has created another swoon worthy alpha in Alfie Shelby. He was the perfect holiday hookup for Vera or so she thought. Their
A Klue
London Miller is at it again, my fellow mafioso book loving friends. Shes given us another no one messes with me or my woman gangster hero and a strong, confident, can handle whatever is thrown her way leading lady.

Though Vera at first is very determined to stay steady on her course of avoiding anything related to her Russian mob familys way of life, Alphie, the hero, blows those plans right out of the water when she sweeps him off his feet while on a brief vacation in Mexico. This guy is used
Jun 22, 2018 rated it really liked it

I am conflicted about this one. I loved the story! Alfie is just WOW! He is everything a strong woman like Vera needs. I love how he is very confident and alpha, but he isnt an ass about it. He doesnt need his minions around him to bolster his ego and he doesnt take crap from anyone. I like Vera. She doesnt just melt into the background after she meets Alfie. She takes him to task and set the limits.

How am I conflicted? Well we never get a handle on Alfies age. He mentions he is
3 1/2 stars. Bonus story from the Seasons of Betrayal Series Where the Sun Hides (Seasons of Betrayal, #1) by Bethany-Kris Where the Snow Falls (Seasons of Betrayal, #2) by London Miller Where the Wind Whispers (Seasons of Betrayal, #3) by Bethany-Kris . Vera is the sister of that hero, and Alfie is the mysterious fixer that was the answer to prayers.
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Jun 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Tension-filled romance.

Alfie. That name. I didnt really take to it until I got to know this Alfie. I could get lost in his confident manner and his way of making Vera the only thing he focuses on when he is with her. We know he is a fixer for anyone with the right price. His past is under a cloud. It should all matter but it didnt. Not at all.

He feared nothing. He lost nothing. Alfie was a gangster, through and through.

Vera grew up in the middle of that world and distanced herself from her
Joanne Teale
Jun 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I always wondered about Alfie Shelby in the seasons book's and now with his own story in Acquainted it was everything I thought it would be I loved every written word,this is Alfie and Vera's story of how they meet and fell for each other,he's definitely going to make you love him when you read the book with his no nonsense attitude and the cockney speech ....loved it well worth the wait x
Lisa Mcintire
Jun 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this one. Im hoping we get more. Maybe from some of the others in the book. ...more
☆ Aimetz
Oh my London

I love the tittle. The cover. The story itself. Every single thing.

It took me a while to finish it and no 'cause the book was bad or something. (I moved to another country). And let me tell you. This book was everything and more.
Love the author's writing. When I think London Miller can't surprise me even more, she surpasses all my expectations.
Need more from the author as always. I just wanted keep reading and reading. I want to live in that head of hers too.

Vera & Alfie.
Jun 19, 2018 rated it liked it
I really like this author's work, her dark mafia world. But I'm sorry to say that I had trouble connecting with Acquainted. I thought the beginning was good, and I was excited reading forth. But...somehow, I just couldn't get into the story. Yes, it was a fast-paced story, and nothing wrong with that. However, it seemed that the author skipped writing about the relationship between the main characters. On one page, Vera is firm in her decision (trying not to give away spoilers) and in the next ...more
Precious ✨
My first intial rating once reading this was five stars. After my second time reading it I'll gently bring it down to four. While I still really like this story it didn't hit me as much as it did the first time.

This one from London is about a Bratva Princess whose cut all ties from her family's underworld life and has made her own name for herself meeting a man who to her is just a fairly normal toursit while on vacation by her self. Little does she know he's fully immersed in the world that
Jun 09, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

Acquainted is the first book I read by author London Miller and I liked the book. It was a quick read, easy and entertained me.The characters here are interesting and The couple convinced me, I could feel the chemistry and connection between them throughout the book. The only thing that was missing here was the mafia aspect that I'd like you to be more present.But for the first book of this author was a good start and made me curious from now on keep an eye on upcoming books.

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Louise H  -  ⭐ Life in the Book Lane Reviews ⭐
This was so different to your typical 'mafia' romance and definitely in a good way

I absolutely adore London Miller's Wild Bunch and Den of Mercenaries books, so that alone was enough to stir my interest in this book. I didn't realised it was about some of the side characters from her Volkov Bratva books, and do wonder if reading them first would have enhanced my enjoyment of this. There were a few times in this story where I felt as though I had missed some information, though I did read an arc
Jun 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was giving an ARC in exchange for honest review, thank you so much London Miller.

London Miller has a way with words. Well written. Amazing, I love it!!!!
She captivates you, and makes you feel every emotion her characters go through. Everything feels so real and authentic and that make you keep reading and wonder whats in the next chapter. You can feel the passion this author has with her work, with her words.
I got caught since the first chapter and cant put the kindle away, except to sleep for
Jun 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Arc received in exchange for an honest review.

I absolutely love this author and her books are one's I look forward to reading. Acquainted is the story of Vera Markovic and Alfie Shelby, two characters from the Seasons series. It was great to read about Vera who is a strong heroine who can stand on her own two feet and Alfie who was such an intriguing character in the previous books.

Their relationship is delightful, whilst there is so much going on around them, the love they share leaps from the
Jun 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
No man waiting for you at home? She blinked at the question and the serious note behind it. Everything about him was intense. The broadness of his shoulders. The intensity of his gaze. He was the sort of man who made you pay attention when he spoke without ever having to raise his voice. I wouldnt be here with you if I did.
Glad to hear it.
And you? she asked, cutting into her steak. Are you spoken for?
Not yet, he said with a brilliant smile. She paused, knife and fork in hand.
A bit cocky, no?
Heather Emery
Jul 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow, just wow! I always seem to enjoy this author, but this book was exceptionally wonderful. The characters were strong, funny, understanding and always stayed true to who they were. The plot took me on a roller coaster ride that I wanted to stay on and ride over and over.
Kimberly / Love Notes Book Blog
3.75 stars. This was a surprisingly good read! This was Alfie and Vera's book. Vera is the father of a Russian mafia don. She is estranged from him and stays away from that business. She is on a tropical vacation by herself when she meets Alfie. Alfie is also in the mafia, a fixer and an enemy to her father. He is at the beach on business, but when he meets Vera, he decides to stay for pleasure. He knows who she is by her last name, but that doesn't stop his attraction to her. They spend some ...more
Prone to Crushes on Boys in Books
3 Stars......Vera and Alfie.........the Russsian printsessa and the British fixer.

I was looking forward to getting my hands on a hot mafia romance. But I got a confusing timeline and conflicting story. That was a problem. I hate it when I have to go back and re-read a paragraph or two just to be sure I read it right. So, unfortunately, I wasn't blown away but I did find it enjoyable.

I really liked Vera and Alfie together despite the fact that there was more fade to black sex scenes vs the two
Jun 14, 2018 rated it did not like it
I tried on numerous occasions to read this book, but failed miserably each time. The book was written in third party and the writing made it extremely hard for Me to read.
Lisa Stanton
Jun 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Alfie Shelby is New Yorks fixer, anything you want or desire, hes your man, he grew up hard on the streets of London and fought his way to the top. Vera Markovic is a Russian mafia printsessa who hates the life of violence and crime she grew up in, she gets out as soon as she can by moving out of her fathers house on her 18th birthday and making a normal life for herself. Alfie and Vera meet whilst Vera is on holiday in Mexico, trying to momentarily escape the chaos and stress of life ...more
Sep 21, 2019 rated it liked it
This fast paced, exciting book deserves more stars but frustratingly I cant give them. The story was great. I have read the story of Kaz and thoroughly enjoyed all the intrigue and mafia-ness of those books. This one was a little book in comparison to the trilogy of course. But i just spent so much time confused. Did an editor read this? Did two versions get merged accidentally?

There was so much contradiction going on I started writing it down. Readers get annoyed when they go back in the book
Neen Ramos
Jun 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
have been intrigued with Alfie ever since I had the chance to read about him in the Seasons of Betrayal series by London Miller and Bethany-Kris. And when I found out that London Miller was making a standalone novel on Alfie Shelby and Vera Markovic, all I can say was, "Hell yeah!"

I was already a big fan of Alfie and Vera while I was reading the Seasons series. They are just one of those sub-plot characters that you root for from the get-go and thus, reading Acquainted was such an absolute
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With a degree in Creative Writing, London Miller has turned pen to paper, creating riveting fictional worlds where the bad guys are sometimes the good guys. Her debut novel, In the Beginning, is the first in the Volkov Bratva Series.

She currently resides in southern Georgia where she drinks far too much coffee, and spends her nights writing.

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