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King's Ransom

(Ruthless Doms #3)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  987 ratings  ·  129 reviews
USA Today bestselling author Jane Henry delves deep into the Russian underworld, with a high-stakes, heart-rending story of betrayal, atonement, and a hard-won happily-ever-after.
He'll make me call him daddy.
Demand my obedience.
Drive me to my knees.

I've been in love with Stefan Morozov for as long as I can remember.
He's fearless. Powerful. A vicious leader
Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Published December 2nd 2019 (first published November 11th 2019)
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Jan 20, 2020 rated it liked it
My first read by this author. It is OK read. It does not leave me with heart warming impression. I think this book will be better if the BDSM part is deleted. Instead putting more dark twist on the Bratva aspect.

I like the romance of older hero and younger heroine. Tara is such vulnerable heroine. She has a bit of little girl kinky inside of her. She been in love with Stephan forever. Stephan is a enigmatic character. I like him too. I wish his character can be more twisted and more complex.

Carol Myers
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Having never read a Daddy Dom book before, I wasn't sure of what to expect. Never fear! Jane Henry has knocked this out of the park! Stefan and Taara make a perfect couple, she's feisty, determined, and knows WHO she wants. He is older, experienced, lethal and dominant. Together they figure out how to make this "their" relationship. This book has intrigue, action, and hot, steamy sex! A must read! ...more
Dee's Reading Zone
A true king's ransom!

Oh boy! Poor Taara saw too, too much and had to prove her loyalty to Pakhan Stefan and his crew ten folds! Thank goodness she listened to Caroline, Tomas's clever wife...

This was a 5 star mafia suspense romance for me and I will be reading the other two books in this Ruthless Dom series!

"If you win his heart, he will devote himself to you…"-Caroline

"Betray them and earn a lifelong enemy. Earn their trust, and you become one of their own." -Taara
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it
Taara and Stefan have known each other for years but Taara has been secreting admiring and coveting him for most of that time. She doesn't dare act on her feelings because he is Pakhan of the Bratva.
I loved this story just as much as the other Ruthless Dom stories in this series.
Jane Henry writes exciting and passionate tales with strong Alpha men and very strong women who become the property of these men.
Kathy Heare Watts

Once again, Ms. Jane Henry has spun a tale that had me captivated and intrigued as the story unfolds. Not everything is as simple as it seems, and the twists and turns along the way will keep you on the edge of your seat. While the story will read well as a stand-alone, it is a great addition to the other Bratva books in the Ruthless Doms series. Pakhan Stefan is a man of great respect in the brotherhood, both in America and Russia. But what hap
Jask Afsh
Dec 23, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: audiobook
WTF H is still hungup on his ex and always keep referring to her as MY Amelia or whatever her name is. I am writing this after finishing 80% of the novel. So I believe she is the second Best. H wanted to protect her it didn’t show his love just his protective nature. He’s head of Bartava after all. Even after he said I love you I kept thinking what about your first love the one who got away then died huh? I just wished he told her once that “ I loved Nikolia’s mother once and in a way will alway ...more
Feb 04, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, kindle
My best friend convinced me to read this and boyyyy was this intense lmaoo

Stefan was in his 50's and Taara was in her 20's
(Let’s just say the word daddy took on a whole new meaning in this book)

The Russia mafia and trafficking plot was actually super interesting lol I couldn’t stop reading

3.5 stars⭐️ quick entertaining read!
Leslie Moreno
Dec 21, 2019 rated it it was ok

I tried to like it, I really did.
If your gonna write about a bad ass silver fox hooking up with someone younger for the love of god PLEASE don't make him boring and repetitive in bed.. theres 4 "sex" scenes in the book, 3 of them are him "pinning her hands to the bed " missionary style while "pounding" into her.... copy and paste style... The rest of the book was written like a teenager trying her hand at a "gangster " love story... It was free with my unlimited pass so I figure
Fantasy Land Romance Reader
Nov 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-arc

We finally get Stefan's story and what a story it is. This is a story with mystery, intrigue, secret love, sexual tension, and some really great daddy dom stuff. These two characters are beautifully written and you will be invested in their story till the very end.

I am sad to see this series end.
Crystal Bell
Dec 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was counting the days for the release of this book. No one does daddy like Jane Henry and I was not disappointed. There may be some hard limits for a few . I honestly love it. I was happy to read the taboo love story, Stefan and Tara make a perfect couple. She is young, fiery, determined, and knows who she wants. They walk through hell and back, This book has it all. A must read
Dec 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Though I much prefer this author's earlier works, which were consensual and not harsh ("dark"), I understand her appeal. She is mistress of the romance genre's most common trope: the "bad boy" who softens for, becomes laser-focused on, über-protective of, and would do anything for that one special woman. She is also mistress of this genre's second most common trope: the "good girl" who has more than a touch of Cinderella about her. Rarely are Ms. Henry's heroines professional, autonomous women ( ...more
Rose Howse
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Taara witnesses something she should never have seen. Now, she must pay the price for being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Stefan, the Pakhan, leader of his Bratva family must take Taara in hand or have her eliminated. Being the young daughter of his former housekeeper, the age difference should make a difference, but the passion they have for each other is hard to deny. Taara will call him daddy as they both work to prove Taara's loyalty to the Bratva family as she risks her life to make ...more
Not for me. He's 52 she is 22. Love is love, but I personally prefer not to read this type of story. Can't really comment as to quality as I only read the first chapter or two and could not read more.

I did not star rate as I cannot be fair but wanted to leave a note for other readers just to make aware of the premise.
Nov 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this younger woman/older man romance. This is a exciting and tension filled read. There is plenty of drama, danger, emotional turmoil, action, violence, suspense and sizzling heat as Stefan and Taara's story unfolds. This is a very good read with lots of steamy BDSM elements. I am posting an independent, impartial review. ...more
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Yes Daddy!! I’ve wanted there to be a story featuring Stefan and Jane Henry knocked it out of the park! If you love Bratva, older man younger woman, alpha male stories then this one is most definitely for you. Extremely well written and has everything to make this a page turner.
Lynn Thinking out loud
I was so glad to hear that Stefan was getting a book. This book was perfect. I love the suspense, the fast pace, the interaction between the characters. Such a great book and a fast read.
I read an advanced copy of this book.
Jan 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
I blame the movie Eastern Promises for even reading this lmao

Yooo this book lmaooo (let’s just it’s gonna be a long ass time till I can hear the word daddy) wild af. I’ve never read a romance book with a older man so that was new I didn’t hate it tbh hahah.
Stefan appeared in previous book he’s Nicolai’s dad. And I like him so I was interested in reading his story. This shit is *dark dark* but oddly the characters were so well developed and sadly reflects the reality of some. I lovedddd Tamara.
Taara is the housekeeper of Stefan, the Bratva leader and older man she has a crush on. Taara sees something she shouldn't while taking pictures of flowers one morning. Stefan keeps her as a prisoner. She will call him Daddy and submit to him. The chemistry between them is scorching. A very well written story that is not to be missed in the Ruthless Doms series. ...more
Nov 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
OMG!! DADDY Dom and just as HOT as the other books in the series. A really excellent series. I couldn't put them down. ...more
Nov 29, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: own-but-not-read
Ruthless Doms Boxset is on sale for $0.99 on Amazon (regular price $4.99 each)💞
B. Koe
KING’S RANSOM, author Jane Henry’s newest Bratva (Ruthless Doms) novel is absolutely PHENOMENAL! It’s so compelling, I read it in one marathon day, often letting real-life responsibilities go as I was lost in the story. I get lost in a Jane Henry novel because I love the way Jane Henry writes! It’s like she gets me; addressing questions that just popped into my head, by describing a setting when my mind’s eye is unsure, or clarifying an emoti
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
At the end of Beyond Measure, I was really hoping Ms. Henry would write a story for Stefan. He has intrigued me from the first time I read about him. Now we have his story and it's way more than I ever hoped for. Stefan is Pakhan of the Bratva in his area and is very well respected. Taara is the housekeeper who grew up around the Bratva since her mother used to be the housekeeper. Taara has long had feelings for Stefan but doesn't reveal them to anyone but one night she stumbles upon something s ...more
Erin Figueiredo
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing

WOW - I never thought I would love a 'Daddy' story - I was so wrong as this book was amazing. I was utterly captivated right from the start. Everything about this story was entertaining and thrilling to read. Not only does this story have intense suspense, intrigue and lots of action, but it has lots of highly erotic interactions between Stefan and Taara. Very panty-melting and kindle combusting!

Stefan is the ultimate alpha male, leader of his Bratva family, rules with an iron fis
Reading Addict
Dec 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
When Stefan's character was first introduced in Priceless, I was hoping that he would get a story and boy did he get one! Stefan is quite the silver fox and as we suspected a Dom to boot. Taara is his housekeeper and quite a bit younger (I am assuming that she is younger than his son Nicholas). Her mother was his housekeeper first but since she has taken ill, Taara took over. She has had a crush on Stefan since she was a teenager but never thought that he would return her affections. When Taara ...more
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book had me right from the start! It is a spectacular book! I love Stefan and Taara ! You have an alpha male, leader of his family, rules with an iron fist and demands total loyalty. You have a young woman who is smart, little sassy, loyal to a fault and wants love. Their chemistry is blistering hot. The danger, secrets, betrayal and action kept me on the edge of my seat. I knew what I thought was going to happen but then had to keep reading to see if I was Who needs sleep? I d ...more
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Perfect ending to an enthralling series. While I have loved this series, King’s Ransom is the perfect capstone. It is full of emotion, suspense, angst, pain, and overwhelming love. The Bratva life comes to life in a stunning fictional way, making men who have done very bad things not only acceptable but also undeniably attractive and desirable. Have to admit that I wish this series could continue, but that in itself is a testament to this author’s talent of sweeping her readers away to other ven ...more
Ashley Carr, LSoR
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another fantastic book by this author! Stefan isn’t looking for love especially not with housekeepers daughter who he watched grow up. But the head of the Bratva family does just that. Taara has always had a secret crush on her employer and when she witnesses him and his son in a compromising position it all changes. The journey to discover in their “romance” is fraught with danger and kink. Will they all come out unscathed?
★¸. • * ° * ༺*Blanka*༺*°°*•.¸. ♥★
This was one of the most boring "mafia" books I have ever read. Not only were the "mafia" scenes boring but so were both the characters.
The hero is a 50 something "leader"; the heroine is his cleaning lady (not sure of age).. She starts with "sitr", then "master", "daddy", "stefan".. I mean come on.. and why are they both so forgettable?
The sex was so boring I literally yawned. I expected more..
Samantha Hillman
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story knock my socks of I was gripped from page one I devoured this book I love stefen he is one hot daddy dom it was so well written I loved that we also follow the other characters I need more a must read ladies
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love, love, love this series. Each book is better than the last and it just keeps getting better. This is an mafia, alpha male, taboo, twisted, action packed, hot, dark, burn your Kindle type of book. If that's your thing, then THIS is your book. Not to mention it's from an amazing author! ...more
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USA Today bestselling author Jane Henry pens stern but loving alpha heroes, feisty heroines, and emotion-driven happily-ever-afters. She writes what she loves to read: kink with a tender touch. Jane is a hopeless romantic who lives on the East Coast with a houseful of children and her very own Prince Charming.

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