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Lethal Nights

(Brute Force #3)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  60 ratings  ·  56 reviews
Ilya Dragonovich is no stranger to the dark side. As a safe-house owner for security agency Brute Force, Dragon knows that the battle line between good and evil runs through the heart of every man―and, sometimes, a beautiful woman…

Emma Jane Preston needs help. After her marriage crumbled, she believed she could get back to a normal, happy life. But her ex-husband moved amo
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Mass Market Paperback, 288 pages
Expected publication: September 24th 2019 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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    Release date: Dec 31, 2019
    #1 bestselling author Lora Leigh turns up the heat in her latest novel of high-stakes passion and persuasion featuring the men of Brute Force.


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    Jul 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Sexy Russian with complicated past falls for simple divorcee

    The Hero, Ilya Dragonavich, is a bit hard to quantify easily. He is basically a Mafia hitman who has been adopted into the family he is currently in, but his real family is much more complicated. Either way, he is sexy as all get out and he sees this simple woman jus in the process of going through a bad divorce and he decides to help her out so she doesn’t lose her home to her deadbeat ex.

    When Ilya gets to know Emma Jane Preston a bit
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    Wendy'sThoughts
    Jul 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Recommends it for: Lora Leigh Fans, Romance
    4.5 Something Bigger Than Us Stars
    * * * * 1/2 Spoiler Free
    Humans in this world are not alone...and if we take this idea...we can follow this to past generations which become legends...All cultures have families which go back in time and have had an impact on the world. Lora Leigh has created a world which follows this concept and Lethal Nights (Brute Force #3) lives in it. The feeling of more than just a love story is powerful and I was caught up in it from the start.

    I had not read the first tw
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    Jennifer
    Jul 20, 2019 rated it liked it
    ARC received for review

    Ilya and Emma Jane were hot from page one. There was just so many people coming in that I had no idea who they were or what the point was to them being in the story. That kind of reminded me of book one. The bad guy was pure nasty. Then the ending just left a lot to be desired.
    Christine Galletly
    My review will be live on donnasbookblog on 24th September 2019 - publication day!

    I have read a few books by this author and she always writes an excellent story and this one was no different!!

    I thought it was well planned out and I loved the attention to detail throughout the book.

    The plot was addictive and I couldn't put it down, it had me completely hooked!! The character were well developed too and worked really well with the plot, they were perfectly developed for the storyline!

    It is 5 star
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    Christine
    Aug 03, 2019 rated it liked it
    Shelves: arc
    Lethal Nights is a terrible title that doesn't describe any part of Ilya and Emma Jane's story. The Dragon's Mate would be better. Or more accurate, The Dragon Gang Heir Whose Tattoo and Blood Sing To Its Mate. And if you can figure out that title, then you can make sense of this convoluted, histrionic tale of a bad guy who refuses to be with the good girl he lusts for because of the assassins his mom sent after her. A classic boy meets girl tale, if you will, except the boy has a dragon tattooe ...more
    ♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
    Love a stoic and alpha man? Look no further than Ilya Dragonovich. The bastard son of the infamous Dragon, Ilya should have been treasured as the only son of the Dragon. Instead, he's been treated in the worst of ways as a child. The horrific acts perpetrated on a child ten and under are pure evil. Each of these acts were encouraged by his birth mother. This is unfathomable to me. How can a mother treat their child so horribly? Or encourage such body scarification? She should be drawn and quarte ...more
    Beth
    Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was ok
    I am a fan of romance and Lora Leigh. I prefer my romance stories to have a strong story line with romance intertwined. There was plenty of romance here but not much story. The story starts off with Emma Jane because of her failed marriage and is about to lose her house. For some reason, she needs a sophisticated security system. The reason is not really explained and she has a ton of over-protective males all around her, her father, brother, childhood friend who is also conveniently the sheriff ...more
    Abby
    Jul 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
    *•*ARC copy was provided by netgalley.*•*
    •I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.•

    Lora Leigh is a favorite author of mine.
    I have read the other books in this series awhile ago. This book can be read as a stand-alone.

    Emma Jane is a strong woman who has been put through the ringer for sure. She is just coming out of a divorce with a selfish a**hole. She has been emotionally abused by him and maybe even physically abused. She is trying t
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    Salisa
    Jul 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: arc
    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
    Carmella
    Jul 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Can you say SIZZLE?

    This book grabbed me within the first couple of pages and kept me going until the end!!

    Ilya never knew a normal childhood, it was filled with hatred from his mother and violence. In order to survive, he had to be violent.

    Emma Jane had the perfect family life with a family that love and respect her. She is now going through a divorce and because of her childish ex, she could lose the home she loves.

    Emma Jane is presented with the opportunity for her home to become a safe home
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    Jennifer Stanley
    I felt that the beginning was a little slow. I had to go back and reread the previous book to see if Emma Jane was featured and I somehow forgot her. But then that just added to the mystery of Illya, as I just thought of him as Ivan's good friend. As I read more about him, I became intrigued by this mysterious, ruthless, driven man who has the capacity to love so deeply.

    Once the action started in the story, it didn't seem to stop. Something was always happening that kept my invested in Emma Jane
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    Katherine Yearwood
    Jul 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    He left to protect her. He came back to defend her. Now it’s time to claim the only person who can bring him out if the darkness.
    Lethal Nights, book #3 in Lora Leigh, A Brute Force series. This was bar none the best book I read this year; with us only halfway through 2019.  Lethal Nigh a fast pace read, with lots of suspense and action to keep any reader entertained. I love the two main characters of this book.

    Ilya Dragonvich…he’s tall dark, dangerous and damaged. He never had a normal childhood
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    Nikki Brooks
    Ilya, aka the Dragon Heir, has been in shadows a long time. He and Ivan fought through fire together, surviving against odds most other men would crumble against. Now owrking for Brute Force he hopes to somehow make up for some of the things in his previous life. When he meets the lovely Emma Jane, he sees her as a little light in his dark life but even as he helps her out of a difficult situation, he makes sure no-one will know just how important she has become to him.

    Emma Jane refused her fami
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    Linda
    This is Book 3 in the Brute Force series. Even though this is a series, you can read this book as a stand-alone book and have no problems understanding what’s going on. I thought this was a great story! Ilya Dragonovich has helped Emma Jane save her home. Dragon expects Emma Jane to be scared of him but she shows him that that is the last emotion that he will get from her. There’s no way that she’s going to be scared of him. She calls him the Russian Lothario and she knows that is the perfect na ...more
    Brigitte
    Aug 08, 2019 rated it liked it
    Shelves: 2019, adult, arc, netgalley, romance
    This new addition to the Brute Force Series has a mystical air about it.

    Illya is a security agent with a dark past, and a legacy which he refuses to accept.

    Emma Jane is looking to rebuild her life after her breakup with her husband.

    Illya and Emma Jane are instantly attracted to each other when he turns up to offer help. Neither of them acts on it, until her life is threatened. She has a couple of near miss attempts on her life and Illya is there to save the day. Their chemistry is off the charts
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    Sandra
    Aug 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Lethal Nights book 3 in the Brute Force series is fast paced, full of suspense, drama and a whole lot of steam. From the first moment Ilya sees Emma Jane, he knew automatically what she would mean to him, he was intensely attracted to her and already feeling possessive. Emma Jane was in the process of divorcing her no good, selfish and immature husband and since still technically married, would not act on their mutual attraction. He leaves her for her own good, but when she is placed in danger, ...more
    Conny
    Jul 30, 2019 rated it did not like it
    DNF. It really pains me when this happens, especially since it is from an Author I am a huge fan of and getting the book through NetGalley to boot, but when a book feels like a chore instead of an escape than its time to quit. I was struggling right from the beginning and falling asleep in the middle of some action scenes is never a good sign, especially since I generally read way past my bedtime. The blurb sounded promising but once I started to read it felt to me as if another Author wrote thi ...more
    Handcrafted Librarian
    Aug 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Emma Preston needs help after her marriage crumbles to not lose her house. When it arrives unexpectedly from dangerous and alluring Ilya Dragonovich, she agrees to his terms but stands strong to her principles when she's tempted for more. Dragon has kept his interest in Emma close to his chest. So he is surprised by the attack on her one year after they've met, since he hasn't seen her since they made their arrangement. Convinced that she's in danger because of him, he rushes to her side. Slowly ...more
    ALR
    Jul 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    I received an arc copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher for my honest review. Another great one by this author as she continues the Brute Force series with Ilya’s story. He is the son of a dragon (no this is not a paranormal romance) from his gypsy heritage and the large dragon tattooed on his face. It’s been foretold that the dragon knows when it meets his mate and while he was interested in Emma Jane at first sight he didn’t think it was love, an emotion that hard been beat out of ...more
    Donna Sweeney
    Aug 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Kindly provided with an ARC via Netaglley in exchange for an honest review......
    This was Ilya and Emma's story. Ilya quite the hard ar@e hit man extraordinaire. to say Ilya had a bad childhood is an understatement. This has shaped him but under neath that steel core is the heart of a good man. Emma complete opposite.....a gentle divorcee who has lost trust in the male population. Emma is absolutely NO push over though !!!!. Her crappy experience does not break her, it makes her stronger. Can the
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    Johanna Sawyer
    Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Thanks to the publisher for an ARC to read and give my honest opinion.

    This book is part of a series but it's not necessary to read in order but maybe for characterization. I didn't read the first two books in this series but it may have helped to get to know all the characters.

    Ilya Dragonovich helps rescue Emma Jane Preston from house foreclosure, by using her home as a safe house. Now he wants more than to help her, when he realizes she might be in danger because she is his mate. Emma Jane
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    Kimberley
    Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    I am a huge Lora Leigh fan and was very excited to read this book. After reading it I realized this is the third book in the series. I will definitely be finding the other two books to read, even though I will be reading them out of order. The storyline of the Dragon is so intriguing and I loved every single character, well except for Iliya's mother and everyone who hurt Iliya.

    If you've read Lora Leigh's books, then you already know how steamy her love scenes are. And this book is no exception!
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    Whispers From
    Jul 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Ilya is a Romanian gypsy, an assassin but now works in security. When Emma Jane’s bedroom is shot up, he comes immediately to protect her. He has scars on his face that is covered with a dragon tattoo. Ilya is the heir to the dragon clan because his father was killed by his mother. Emma Jane is divorced and about to lose her house until Ilya’s company pays off the mortgage and are going to use it as a safe house. But seeing as she wasn’t put in the system yet, Ilya believes whoever is trying to ...more
    Linda Quick
    Jul 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Sexy and hot, with a bit of spice that fans of the genre will enjoy. I found the first third of the novel somewhat confusing and a bit off putting. Because it was so convoluted, it was hard to connect with the characters or feel invested in their story. By the halfway point, this had changed and I was totally engrossed in this book and flipping pages just as quickly as possible.

    So, 5 stars for the last half of the book. I found myself loving the characters and invested in their story. What felt
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    Konny
    Jul 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Lora Leigh is a new to me author and I'm very happy I gave this book a try.
    Lethal Nights is book three in her Brutal Force series. Every book in this series is about another couple and can easily be read as standalones. The previous books are Collision Point and Dagger's Edge.
    Ilya Nicholas Dragovich isn't a good man. He knows the dark side.
    Emma Jane Preston is a divorced woman and needs help, desperatedly. Her ex was involved with shady characters , now she's the one who needs protection.
    The que
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    Jessica Woods
    Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Lethal Nights is a smoking hot contemporary, bad boy romance. Lora Leigh is the queen of super sexy romances and bad boys that will make your heart pound. Ilya Dragonovich, the Dragon, is the dragon heir set to inherit leadership of his family's large clan of Romanian gypsies. Blood thirsty and cold, Illya's childhood has shaped him into the dangerous man he is but little Emma Jane holds his dark heart. Emma was burned badly in her divorce and knows the Dragon will only lead to heartache. When d ...more
    Regina Kiddy
    Jul 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Oh my! This author has never disappointed me! And she didn’t start this time. This is Ilya and Emma Jane’s story. Ilya is a Dragonovich. I will let you read the story to find out what that means. Emma Jane is a woman he met and fell in love with but had to leave to protect her. When someone attempts to kill her, he renters her life. Together they work to find out why? Emma also has some secret desires of her own. Join them on their life, death and love adventure by reading their story.

    I read thi
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    Sheila Kaye
    Aug 06, 2019 marked it as to-read
    Lethal Nights is the third book in Lora Leigh's Brute Force series. I haven't read the first two but I now intend to circle back to them. I had no problem becoming engrossed in the story without the prior background knowledge. It's everything you expect from Lora Leigh and more, hot, steamy and packed with intrigue. Ilya Dragonvich is drawn to Emma Jane from the moment they first meet but he is beyond complicated and she doesn't need complicated. She may need protection but she is still a tough ...more
    Suzi
    Aug 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Ilya only purpose has always been to protect his people. His life has been filled with danger and blood until he meets Emma Jane. Emma Jane is just trying to save her home and fix the her crazy life that her ex husband messed up. Ilya appears on her doorstep with what appears to be the answer to her prayers, but all Emma Jane sees is this mesmerizing man with a dragon tattoo that appears to be flirting with her.

    I enjoyed every moment of this story and found both Emma Jane and Ilya “Dragon” fasci
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    Carol
    Aug 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    This was one powerful book. It kept me engaged, intrigued and delighted. Emma Jane first met Ilya at a job fair. He knew she was sad, but was called to her. He knew she was his dragon mate. After an attempt on her life, he could deny her no longer, though he did try. I was horrified by the way young Ilya was treated and how Emma Jane's ex made fun of her for her love of romantic and erotic books. The story had mystery, some great love scenes and a very satisfied Emma Jane. The Dragon Song in the ...more
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