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Married to the Russian Kingpin

(The Sokolov Brothers #1)

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Viktor Sokolov doesn’t know if he should make love to his beautiful new wife… or kill her.

Growing up with a father who held a high position in the Russian mob, Alexandra Volkin was thrilled when her parents signed a contract promising her to a Russian mob boss, even though she’d never met him. All she’d ever wanted was to be the powerful woman of a man everyone respected.
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Published October 11th 2018
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Erin
Oct 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle, netgalley, series
3.5 stars
I stumbled upon this series and this author while browsing the Read Now shelf on Netgalley. It was a one sitting type of read filled with a female protagonist who owns an endless selection of lace panties and padded bras trying to manage a new marriage to a well hung Russian mob boss trying to find out who killed his father. Is it his father in law? A nice break from my usual reading.
Hazel Harkins
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Alexandria Volkin's marriage to Viktor Sokolov started off on a sad note. She was promised to marry Boris Sokolov but instead married his oldest son. Boris was dead.

Not knowing what to expect Alexandria quickly discovered her husband had uncovered information that led him to believe Sergi Volkin had indeed been the one to poison his father and vowed revenge even if it meant killing his new bride.

This book has mafia tendency but also shows the softer side of the Kingpin toward his woman. Make no
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Maranda
Oct 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: north, netgalley
Nice girl being educated to marry a Mob Boss. Arranged marriage to Boris does not start well for Alexandra when the groom is murdered. Oh Well - son Viktor steps in at the alter. Just too much goody Alexandra and too much blood via Viktor. "A copy of this book was provided by Relay Publishing via Netgalley with no requirements for a review. Comments here are my honest opinion." ROMANCE NORTH STYLE!!
Nancy D
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Viktor Sokolov's father, the mob boss, has been murdered just before his marriage to Alexandra Volkin. Being the next in line in the family, Viktor steps in and marries Alexandra. Alexandra always wanted be marry a mob boss and accepts her marriage to Viktor, the son of her fiancé.
Viktor is now married, getting to know his wife, and trying to find who murdered his father. When new revelation about his new wife family comes to light Alexandra and her father become suspects. Alexandra had no idea
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Signi Siemens
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Received this book as an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I found that this book, the first book in a new series by Leslie North, was a "really interesting" 😏 read! She never fails to hook her readers and then keep them entertained right until the very last page! The storyline is unique........a woman is preparing to get married(an arranged marriage) to an older man, a Russian mobster, who she doesn't know, but ends up marrying his son!!?? Isn't that intriguing? Aside from that, it containe ...more
Judy Wong
Oct 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
This story is a nice light, romantic story with an HEA. (Hate books that end in cliff hangers or not HEA!)
Although I am not very "into" the heroine Alexandra (her only goal in life is to be married to a high ranking Russian Mafia leader), I did find some of her thought process interesting enough to go along with the story. Alexandra understand the concept that marriages take work, arranged marriages can work, and women can have sexual power in relationships.

Viktor is a bit of a jerk. He makes sn
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Tanya Mayes
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love this book. It wasn't love at first sight. Viktor took his father's place as the groom after he was murdered. His father was to marry Alexandra. The daughter of his friend. After Viktor and Alexandra was married it was a rocky start for Viktor, he also had to take over the business. With all that was going on he was lost. But Alexandra remember what her mother did to calm her father and she started to work her magic. Viktor was resistant in the beginning but his true nature and feelings be ...more
Space Cowgirl
Oct 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Happy Together💘.....

Twenty one year old Alexandra💃💋, daughter of a Russian mobster, is all set to marry👰, Boris🐺🍆🌋🔫🔪, her own Russian mobster in an arranged marriage. Naively, it's all about the power to her!
At the Church, Viktor🐺🍆🌋🔫🔪, a younger version of Boris, takes her hand, announces Boris is dead, and as his eldest son, he is marrying Alexandra💃💋!

Hey! One tall, ripped💪, baaaad naaasty Russian🐺🍆🌋🔫🔪 mobster is as good as another! A younger version is even better!

ARC Received from Hidden 💎Ge
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Sheila Moss
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have to admit that the mob type stories are not my favourite books of Leslies but after I managed to get my head past the fact that the hero is not necessarily a ‘Good Guy’ the storyline and Leslie’s writing mean that I do actually enjoy the books. Viktor has a mix of ruthlessness and compassion but tries to hide that side. The way Alexandra sees the world and her sunny personality keep drawing him in even though he tries to fight it

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am vol
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JoeJanie Pequeno
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Leslie does an awesome job with the new series. Absolutely loved it!!
Alexandra has always wanted to be a wife of a máfia lord and be respected as such. Her wedding day is anything but awful as her fiancé is murdered and his son steps up to marry her. Virtual strangers he takes over as the new head and his fathers murder looms over all of them.

Talk about weird but oh so in a good way!!! Lots of action, mistrust, frustration and love!!! I love it!!! Another Leslie must read!

I received a free copy
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Isha Coleman
Oct 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
In this marriage of convenience who has the upper hand? Is it the bride with a warped sense of security. Or the groom with an agenda of his own? When your world is built on a web of lies, there's no where to go but down. North is back with more danger, more heart and more puzzles waiting to be solved. Finding your footing is only half the battle. Just when the pieces seem to make sense, there's always a twist to throw you off course.
Pelusa Rivera
Nov 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Rcvd an ARC at no cost to author..(netgalley) I read the second part to the this series first and since I enjoyed it grabbed this one and was happy that I did. So we meet Alexandria who has always wanted to marry a mob boss (yeah) she was supposed to marry viktor's dad but he was murdered and so Viktor steps in. Viktor will do what he needs to do even if he has to kill his new wife, he is a jerk and doesn't listen when he needs to..but as these two start on there marriage which as you just notic ...more
Cheryl   Graham-Petit
From author Leslie North comes a tale of suspense, mystery, murder, revenge, twists and turns, incredible chemistry, steamy sex scenes, love, and of course, a happily ever after. With a great storyline that has you turning the pages to see how the story unfolds and interesting and intriguing characters, Married to the Russian Kingpin is an addictive story that will keep you hostage from beginning to end.

I volunteered to review an advance reader copy of this book.
Tracie R
Oct 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgally
Book 1 in the Sokolov Brothers novella series, Married to the Russian Kingpin is a great read. I found the storyline and the characters intriguing and well developed. I will definitely be recommending to other and looking forward to reading more by this wonderful author
Tracie R
Oct 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book 1 in the Sokolov Brothers novella series, Married to the Russian Kingpin is a great read. I found the storyline and the characters intriguing and well developed. I will definitely be recommending to other and looking forward to reading more by this wonderful author
Bookbytch5 janet Gray
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This all about Viktor and Alexandra, So many twists and turns through that had me griped and flipping to the next page find were i was been taken with them. There chemistry was sizzling HOT that burns the pages. SO ONE-CLICK NOW, A must read, I received an advance reader copy from Netgalley.
LORRIE
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Leslie North delivers another excellent romantic suspense. She is brilliant
Mel Allen
Oct 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a story, I love everything Leslie North writes. Married to the Russian Kingpin is an exciting tale With mystery, murder, romance, intrigue and passion. Victor is the head of the Russian Mob family and Alexandra has just married him, what she hoped was going to be a wonderful marriage is not Viktor is scary and cold, when she finds out what Viktor is up to she sets out to prove him wrong and save the people she loves. There is never better than settling down with a sexy mafia story that is c ...more
Nate
Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved Viktor & Alexandria's story. It was interesting to learn about Russian foods...many of them I enjoy myself. Lol. Loved these characters...tho Viktor took a while to get on my good side...but thought these two brought out the best in each other. I'm voluntarily leaving an honest review for a copy of the book.
Jenene
Dec 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Growing up with a father who held a high position in the Russian mob, Alexandra Volkin was thrilled when her parents signed a contract promising her to a Russian mob boss, even though she’d never met him. All she’d ever wanted was to be the powerful woman of a man everyone respected. Through a dark twist of fate, Viktor marries the woman intended for his murdered father—and his lovely bride’s own father is the likely murderer. As the saying goes, though, keep your friends close and your enemies ...more
MJM
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Alexandra Volkin has been brought up knowing that  she wanted to marry a Russian Mafia boss and be a woman at the side of a strong and powerful man.  A Marriage is arranged but she has yet to meet her intended.  On the day of her wedding she is all dressed up and ready to be married when she arrives at the church and a powerful looking sombre man walks towards her saying that he will be marrying her instead of his father who has been murdered overnight! Viktor Sokolov  is very attracted to his b ...more
Mom's Guilty Pleasure
Oct 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Married to the Russian Kingpin: Sokolov Brothers Book One Written by Leslie North

“I’m getting married! I’m finally getting married, and to a rich, powerful Russian mafia boss, too. My own happily ever after.”

Wow~I finished this book in one sitting. I couldn’t believe when I hit the last page...I didn’t want the story to end! I’m excited for book two Falling for the Mob Soldier. It is next on my TBR list!

“I’ll do it. For my family.”

The expression careful what you wish for could not be more true.
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CS
Oct 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Alexandria was sweet and naive as she anxiously looks forward to her marriage. She’s been groomed from a young age to be the bride of a Russian leader, and it doesn’t seem to matter who it is. Optimistic that her marriage will grow into a strong one as she has faith in the stable bond her own parents have nurtured together in spite of also being arranged years ago.
Viktor is full of purpose, pride, and loyalty to his Bratva. Stepping into his murdered father’s shoes by marrying his young intende
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Nicoletta Tsalafaos
Oct 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Married to the Russian Kingpin (Sokolov Brothers Book 1) by Leslie North is a Contemporary, Romantic Suspense. Viktor marries the woman intended for his murdered father and her father is most likely the killer of his own father. All she’d ever wanted was to be the powerful woman of a man everyone respected. When her intended is murdered and she is promised to another, Alexandra figures that one mob boss is as good as another. The attraction between them is too strong to be denied But when she le ...more
Sheila Jenkins
Oct 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 stars for Married to the Russian Kingpin by Leslie North

ARC received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. These opinions are my own!

Loved this book - great story quick read !!
Who knew how much I would ❤❤❤ Leslie North’s Russian mobsters as much as her Sheikhs!!!

Alexandra is set to marry into the Russian mob when she finds out on her wedding day her intended husband Boris Sokolov has been murdered ... his son Victor decides she will then become his wife.

Alex goes into the marriage
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Debbie Benson
I received this book as part of an ARC review. While Leslie's writing is as good as ever, I had some issues with the book. Alexandra is going to be married in an arranged marriage where she hasn't met the groom so the last minute change for the groom is unimportant. Although she does think he is more handsome than the previous one. Viktor steps in and marries his father's bride when his father is killed. Of course being in the mob, Viktor must find and deal with the killer. Based on information ...more
Kelly
I'm a huge fan of mafia romance, as soon as I read the blurb for this book I was instantly intrigued. I mean the first sentence in the blurb was...

"Viktor Sokolov doesn’t know if he should make love to his beautiful new wife… or kill her."


That right there had me hitting the Want to Read button right away. Plus it being an arranged mafia marriage was a bonus. I'm a total sucker for arranged marriages.

Unfortunately, this book just didn't do it for me.

Let's start with the heroine. For a woman wh
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Karen Roma
Oct 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Married to the Russian Kingpin is Book 1 in Leslie North’s brand new Sokolov Brothers novella series, and is all you’d expect from a Russian Mob story.

Alexandra has little ambition in life, other than becoming the wife and arm candy of a powerful man, so she never really expects to fall head over heels for her unexpected groom. Viktor is reeling from his father’s death, but feels duty bound to marry the woman promised to his father and lay the foundation of a stable and committed leader for his
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P.e. lolo
Jan 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
On the day of her wedding Alexandra Volkin has found out the man she was going to marry has been killed. Now she has ten minutes to get over him to get ready to marry his eldest son. Yes she was going to marry his father because her father and his father had some kind of agreement. Growing up with mob ties she had no problem with the marriage, or even the second one. It became a problem after her husband Viktor thinks that her father is the one that killed his father. She believes it had to be s ...more
Miriam Wolfe
Oct 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a voluntary review of an advanced copy.

The romance was a bit too quick for me but the drama about the murder was a bit more interesting to me.

I really had a hard time liking Alexandra whose life goal is to marry a mafia boss that she has never met. When Boris is murdered, she just marries his son, Viktor instead. Then she decides to use sex to influence her new husband.

Viktor suspects Alexandra's father of murdering his father based on the fact that he owed Boris a bunch of money - no o
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The Sokolov Brothers (4 books)
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