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Loathe Me

(Touch of Death #1)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  112 ratings  ·  34 reviews
I’m a soldier. A killer. The Russian Elite.

She’s a mafia princess. A job. A runaway bride.

My business is death, however, I find myself manipulated into becoming a glorified babysitter to Adelina Ricci. She’s spoiled, naive, reckless, and yet she see’s parts of me I didn’t know existed. Makes me want things I had never even imagined. I will protect her from everything, but
Kindle Edition, 177 pages
Published May 6th 2019
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May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved it...

But then again, I never doubted that I would love it...😏

There's something unique and overwhelming in Lauren's writing that simply captivates me on a level I can't even begin to explain...

So, there...I might be biased but I don't give a


He was a soldier. A killer. A Russian Elite.

We meet Sasha in the Kiss of Death series, he's Una's condfidant and battle brother, they are tight with a special bond, which is remarkable considering the brutal and tormenting training they b
May 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loathe Me is the latest book from L.P. Lovell and it's Sasha's story. First in order to thoroughly enjoy this book I suggest you read The Kiss of Death Duet featuring Nero and Una. You will be able to get a full picture of Sasha and how much he changes through out the story. I couldn't wait for Sasha's story and was not disappointed. I loved this book, Sasha is so much more than I could have imagined and his changes were wonderful. Such simple pleasures we take for granted seem to bring such con ...more
5 Stars!
Note to self! Check your damn books for cliffhangers! lol
Loved this book!! Can’t wait for the next one (that I already pre-ordered) to come out! That ending! OMG!
Sasha ❤
May 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, 2019
Since Una and Nero's story in Kill Me, L.P Lovell has been building an amazing mafia saga.  I've been following her characters with a  keen interest.

Sasha has been there from the beginning, I was so glad to hear he would have his own series! Loathe Me is the first installment of the Touch of Death series. With its dark tone, fast paced intrigue, it gripped me from cover to cover. 

In charge of the the protection of Lina, Sicilian mafia princess, Sasha is dead set in fulfilling his contract. 

Jul 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was so good. It is a slow build romance for sure. I can't wait for the next book. Sasha is about to be undone.
Naadira  Moodley (BookedMercy)
I absolutely adored Loathe Me. It was flawless to me. It was just the type of book I was looking for. I love assassin books especially when the guys are dead inside because when they fall. They fall hard! They are over the top possessive and aggressive.

Adelina is the second daughter of The Sicilian crime boss. She is living in her sister’s shadow. Her only use is to used through marriage an because of that, her life is now in danger. Her older sister seeks protection for Adelina in the form of a
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4 stars +1 to Nero and Una one of my favorite couples!! 😍

Apr 03, 2019 marked it as to-read

Part of the Touch of Death Series and needs to be read in order:
Loathe Me (Touch of Death #1) by L.P. Lovell Leave Me (Touch of Death #2) by L.P. Lovell
Caitlin Audet
Loathe Me by L.P. Lovell is book one of the Touch of Death series, full of nonstop action, suspense, and a brewing war between crime families with one trained assassin standing in the middle of it all. Sasha was found as a young boy and taken in by the Elite to be morphed into the perfect soldier. Abused and brainwashed for years, he actually formed an attachment to the man who took him in, until he took things too far and Sasha made a choice to stand by his sister, Una, and her family instead o ...more
Chanah Dickson (The Book Whisperer)
What an absolutely explosive read! My hearts pumping and my mind hurts but I never expect anything less when reading LP Lovells captivating words.

To fully enjoy this story The Killers Duet is a must read, continuing on from Una and Nero’s world we find ourselves completely absorbed in Sasha’s life and his most recent job as Adelina’s protector from the Bianchi mafia family. The struggles he now faces because of his upbringing in the Elite army are crazy he is blocked off mentally from normal hu
Sandy Lieberman
May 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars for a Fantastic Book!
A promise was made a long time ago and it has been broken bringing death. Sasha, an Elite Russian Soldier, was hired to protect Adelina, the Italian Mafia Princess. She doesn't want his protection. He's a machine, that has been programmed his entire life and he will protect her. This is a great story. I was taken captive from page 1 to the last page. And what an ending, I can't wait for the next book. I love LP Lovell's books. She is a phenomenal author! I've read 6
May 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness!
LP Lovell knows how to drag me in and keep me there! Fast paced and edgy, wonderfully written with a beautiful slow burn love story.
This book is a wonderful blend of danger mixed with romance, something we often see LP Lovell achieve but this time, Sasha and Adelina are a match made in heaven.
Can not wait for the next book!
Charlotte ~BookObsessionConfessionsBlog~
This has got to be my favourite from this world so far!

My heart! My God, I wasn't expecting those last scenes and how much I would feel 💔 I dont know about the characters but I feel betrayed 😂🙈

I think Adelina may be my favourite female character from this little world, she surprised me with her strength and thirst for revenge. Adenlina comes across as a 'spoilt little princess' but she turns out to be a selfless woman who fights for the people she loves before herself. She definitely took me by
WendyW ~ Girls Just Wanna Have Books
This story is 𝐄𝐕𝐄𝐑𝐘𝐓𝐇𝐈𝐍𝐆 a mafia story should be! There was no grazing over the danger and perilous situations. The author lays it out and presents it to the reader like a buffet. There is murder, loyalty, betrayal, vengeance and passion, everything you need for a good mafia story! Lovell sure knows how to write syndicated crime stories.

𝑺𝒂𝒔𝒉𝒂 - 𝑯𝒆 𝒊𝒔 𝒂 𝒔𝒐𝒍𝒅𝒊𝒆𝒓. 𝑨 𝒌𝒊𝒍𝒍𝒆𝒓. 𝑨 𝑹𝒖𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒂𝒏 𝑬𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒆.

𝑨𝒅𝒆𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒂 - 𝑺𝒉𝒆 𝒊𝒔 𝒂 𝒎𝒂𝒇𝒊𝒂 𝒑𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒄𝒆𝒔𝒔. 𝑨 𝒓𝒖𝒏𝒂𝒘𝒂𝒚 𝒃𝒓𝒊𝒅𝒆. 𝑯𝒊𝒔 𝒋𝒐𝒃.

Sasha Ivanov is manipulated into securing the saf
Nadia Debowska-Stephens (Obsessed by Books)
“She’s close, too close. I can feel the heat of her body, smell the lingering scent of her lemon shampoo mixed with the metallic hint of blood. Every cell in my body becomes aware of her all at once. It’s like…gravity.”

Una, Nero, Sasha and this unknown entity who joins their bloody dance. This book is everything and more as we return to them as they engage in another battle, in their war against the Elite and their goal to have a “normal” life and reign supreme.

Adelina is a pawn in a Mafia powe
May 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
I’m a huge lover of this author. Loathe Me is book #1 in the Touch Of Death series. It’s a great mafia romance story which left us with a cliffhanger, it’s by no means resolved anything but I’m anticipating the release of book #2 in a few months... Sasha is a ruthless killing machine, a Russian trained assassin, trained as a child to be devoid of feelings and basic human emotions. Adelina Ricci is part of a Sicilian crime family. Her father is the boss and her sister is second in charge, though ...more
Kerry Melton
May 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Loathe me is The lasted book by LP Lovell, which is part of mafia series touch of death.

The series started off with Una and Nero there story is anything but simple. It’s crazy ride! One you will never forget. Lp Lovell will have you falling in love with everyone one of her characters.. there crazy assassins and deadly alpha mafia.

Sasha has been here since the beginning and has finally gotten his own book. Sasha is someone we all want to know. He doesn’t think like a normal person. He’s been co
Vivienne Kauffer
May 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
REVIEW - Loathe Me (Touch Of Death, #1) by LP Lovell

5 Stars

Reviewed by Vivienne Kauffer

An explosive first book in the new Touch Of Death series from LP Lovell.

With old favourite characters closely woven into this story, we are once again kept in almost permanent suspense. Knowing the destruction that the Bratva Elite deliver, and that the Mafia are linked too, can only mean that Adelina is in serious danger.

The characters are brilliantly developed
Maria Angie Mendoza
May 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another devilishly dirty delight!
This author never disappoints with her mafia romances!
In this story we get a perfect blend of raw grit, intensity, and devilishly dirty goodness.
Loathe me can certainly be read as a standalone, however reading the Kiss of Death series does offer more insight into Sasha’s character where he was first introduced.
Sasha is assigned to his next job...
Protecting a mafia princess.
It turns out things are never what they appear, and his new assignment takes on all kinds
May 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the first of the new series Touch of Death. Loath Me is an amazing story!
We find ourselves in the midst of an all out mafia war with the Elite working for Enrique Bianchi. Mafia boss.
Adelina is promised to Enrique from a young age to appease the two Italian sides. But Adelina didn’t know this until he comes around to collect her.

Gabriella Adelina’s sister sends her away to protect her with a personal bodyguard Sasha from the Elite.

Adelina is fed up of others telling her what to do an
May 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
4. 3 stars

This series is one of those that makes me giddy. I've been waiting for this book for what feels like forever. It continues the "story" of these amazing characters in its dark and suspenseful way. There is nothing sugary sweet about this dark underbelly crime syndicate. Yet, it still manages to give me hope. Hope, that love can grow in the darkest of places and that even the most broken of people can achieve happiness.

I was frustrated by the cliffhanger even though I shouldn't have been
Michelle Schwartz
May 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Loathe Me is what a good mafia story looks like. The story is also scorching. The electric pull between Adelina and Sasha is absolutely scintillating. Their chemistry is off the charts. HOT!

What I love SO MUCH about Lauren’s writing is the depth and detail that she gives us. She goes back to childhood, to where it all began and then slowly builds you up to the present. You never guess what character did what, or when. Don’t worry, it’s all mapped out for you. That in and of itself, makes her wri
May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I've loved every LP Lovell book I've read, and this was no different! We get to see Nero and Una again, which is always fun....I love the two of them together! And in this one, Sasha may have met his match in Adelina Ricci. I didn't agree with everything she did in the book, but I could understand why. The ending just killed me! I need the next book now!! You want to read this book, it's non stop action coupled with a delicious slow burn romance!
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'll keep my review short and sweet.

This book was an absolutely awesome read. It was just the type of story I was looking for. I love books like these where there's no insta-love, where the characters emotions takes time to build. You just want the book to go on and on. Simply the best, this one!
May 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
You meet Sasha in the kiss of death duet which is about una and Nero,so I would recommend reading that first.
Despite his upbringing and being a total badass,he cares and loves in his own way.opposites attract in the most beautiful ways
L p Lovell never disappoints in her books and loathe me is no exception.
I can’t wait for the next one
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Brill read

Another amazing read from lp Lovell. Una and nero were amazing. Sasha is everything I imagined him to be and more. Can wait for new book
Renee Malm
May 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sasha’s story is awesome! I like that the characters from the other series are here as well. Can’t wait to read more. Keep up the great work! lP!! Truly a fan. Love the dark side of love.
Pat Wittman
Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh my

The elite are chasing your family. Sasha has feelings that he doesn't understand. Una realizes before Sasha actually does and....we breaks for the next book
Bry Ann
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I’m so glad Sasha got a story!! Iove this series. I cannot wait to see what happens next. I hope it comes soon.
Kim Johnstone
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love this book, but typical me I try not to read a series before all the books are out and I’ve done it again lol, the beginning of Sasha’s story is intriguing I’ve been watching him as a background character in Nero and Unas books and I’m glad there’s a chance to see into him more, can’t wait for the next one
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Lauren Lovell is an indie author from England. She suffers from a total lack of brain to mouth filter and is the friend you have to explain before you introduce her to anyone, and apologise for afterwards.
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Touch of Death (2 books)
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