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Venomous

(The Clans #11)

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Blanka

Throughout my entire life I’ve made choice after choice to land me where I am today. Nothing is perfect, and the same views can be said about life.

We all struggle and wish things could be different but it simply isn’t the case. If you want anything, whether it be as simple as happiness, you must work for it.

At the end of the day, that’s what landed me in this job, do
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Published April 30th 2020 by Knox Publishing
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LaToya (Readingbythebayou)
I'm so disappointed in this book. It was mostly about sex. The main characters had zero connection and the story was all over the place. Then it ended. I think I'm gonna have to step away from this series for a while. ...more
Jean Dewsbury
May 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading this story, I am new to these authors and thoughly enjoyed this book. It can be read as a standalone book. I'm very tempted to read more of The Clan Series.
The chemistry was intense. The characters were well written and the storyline was gripping.
Davide and Belladonna (Blanka) have an unusual connection. When he arrives at the brothel he wasn't expecting to be captured by the one known as Belladonna. Davide arranges to have her as his beck and call for a month away to be avai
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Phyllis Wolford
Apr 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another great installment of The Clans. These stories just keep getting better and better with each and everyone of them.
They shouldn’t have worked together,but they do.
She was a working lady, and he was a rich and powerful member of the Clans.
It had started out as a business arrangement they quickly, turned into something else.
The enemies of both her and the clans causes trouble for everyone, but especially her. They try to pretend that they don’t care about each other, but it doesn’t work out
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Lynn Stifle
May 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
I loved this book! Blanka(Belladonna) is ready for a change as she is stuck working in a brothel. Davide has requested a week with her. During this time they form feelings for each other. Davide wants her after finally realizing what he’s been missing from his life. Blanka wants love and a family. Will they get what they both want? This story is filled with unexpected surprises, twists and turns, suspense, and leaves you wanting more. A fantastic story from start to finish and I highly recommend ...more
E Loprete
Apr 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Venomous (The Clans # 11) is a another installment surrounding The Clans . Davide and Blanka's story is intriguing, dark, gritty and full of suspense,drama and plenty of sensual moments . Davide clan member loves women frequents brothels all over Europe as he is a player and is convinced he will never settle down with one woman. When he sees Blanka, who is the best at what she does in order to survive in a brothel in Venice he knows he must have her so he purchases her for a month. But he will s ...more
Carolina
May 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
First, please read the trigger warnings and heed them. If you don't want dark and dangerous, don't read these books. While they're here for pure entertainment, its not like people haven't been warned. I'm just tired of seeing some folks complain about it when the warning is given at the beginning. By the way, this is book #11 in the series. It just keeps getting better and better.

We left off last time with Elena and Luca. Boy, was there trouble that brewed from that book and flowing into this cu
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Marlene Davis
Apr 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: write-a-review
Blanka was a young woman who had to fend for herself early in life, so she had to sell what she had, her body. She is known as Belladonna at Miss Cecilia's bordello and one of her top earners. She gets a call from a fellow Czech woman, Galina who was now in Venice and wanted a job, so she put in good word with Cecilia...but unknown to Blanka is Galina being wanted by the Clans...Madame has a new customer she is to go with for up to four weeks at a time, but still be available for customers betwe ...more
lf
May 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Realizing what you have been missing but maybe you can't have it in the end

Venomous is the eleventh book in The Clans series by Iris Sweetwater and Elizabeth Knox and boy is it a dark and dangerous story but also very entertaining and kept me engaged from the first to the last page. Davide and Blanka are an interesting couple in more ways than one. Blanka is beautiful but deeply scarred by her life. She works in a brothel selling the only thing she has......herself. Davide is the head of the Rom
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G
Apr 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes you come across a book that deserves far more than the 5 stars that you're allowed to give. Venomous is definitely of those books
I have to say I'm not surprised after reading all of the other ones in this series. This book takes not only your attention from the beginning but it also takes your breath away after reading some of the things that Blanka has endured. She is beautifully broken, incredibly strong and only one man could be her perfect match. Davide Lupei, a member of The Clans
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Rhonda Hicks
May 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If you're considering reading this book, take the time to read the teaser and trigger warnings. This book is dark and gritty so be warned by the publishers trigger warning and by those of us reminding you to take them to heart if this is something you don't want to become a part of. That being said, "Venomous" is book 11 in "The Clan" series and what an intense, suspenseful, and intriguing story Elizabeth Knox and Iris Sweetwater have given us. If you remember, Galina has caused problems for The ...more
Vikki Purcell
This book had me hooked from the start. Davide and Blanka's story is intriguing, dark, gritty and full of suspense,drama and plenty of sensual moments . Davide clan member loves women frequents brothels all over Europe as he is a player and is convinced he will never settle down with one woman. When he sees Blanka, who is the best at what she does in order to survive in a brothel in Venice he knows he must have her so he purchases her for a month. But he will soon learn that he has met his match ...more
Michele
May 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I think this book is phenomenal! These two authors give you a story you just can't stop reading. I was captivated from the start. This is about Davide and Belladonna/Blanka. Belladonna is a working girl. Davide is head of one of the clans and is use to having people jump when he speaks. No one defies him. Well, that is until he is with Belladonna. She gives him lots of sass. These two are explosive together. There is always danger around Davide.Can he keep her safevwhile she is with him? Will th ...more
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Venomous by Elizabeth Knox and Iris Sweetwater is book 11 in The Clans Series. This is the story of Davide and Blanka. I did feel this could be a standalone book if you wish to do so.
Davide is the head of the Romanian Mafia in Italy. Davide is not one to settle down to one women so he choices to use the Brothels. Davide ends up hiring Blanka for a moth to be with him and to travel. Blanka hasn't had a easy life which means for her to have survived, she had to sell what she has...herself to get
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Heidi
May 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow!!! This is my favorite of The Clans. Davide is one huge alpha a******. He never wanted to settle down. He enjoys his freedom and all the women he can have. Everything changes the moment he meets Belladonna/Blanka. Belladonna may be a working girl, but she has plans and dreams of getting out of the business. When things change, Davide wants to make sure Belladonna is free, even if it means without him. Some things start to change, and Davide wants to make sure Belladonna is safe and protected ...more
Zelda
May 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is book 11 in The Clans series. You could probably read this book on its own but you’ll have a better idea of the other characters and the plot arc if you follow the series from the start. If you read Heretic, the previous book on this series, you'll remember the sisters Ivana and Galina wreaked havoc, and the epilogue shows Galina getting in touch with a childhood friend called Blanka. This book is about Blanka, a sex worker, and her client Davide, a head Clan member. What starts as an ill ...more
Alicia Harrietha
May 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Venomous by Elizabeth Knox and Iris Sweetwater is book 11 of The Clan series but can be read as a standalone. I have missed up the series and I am still in love with every book I have read, even if its out of order. Venomous is about Davide and his ladies, he is not the settle down type and even if it is expected of him he still refuses. That was until he met the one "working girl" that may be the one that he just cannot tame or let get away. Blanka is straight up sass and attitude and I was so ...more
Carmela Dimattia
Apr 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
David and Belladonna's story is a very steamy read that totally captivated me from the very first page. Despite the drama that was in this book I loved the story of David and Bella coming together. Definitely not a conventional way to meet but their union and subsequent romance was such a beautifully told story and the steamy scenes will blow your mind away. Another hit in the Clans series by Iris Sweetwater and Elizabeth Knox. Totally devoured this without stopping and was so upset when it ende ...more
Sherry Hays
Apr 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book.
Venomous is the 11th book in The Clans series.
The story was well written and had loads of
action and suspense.
Davide and Belladonna had very sexy and steamy chemistry.
Davide Lupei is Romanian and a head Clan member in charge of MMA business.
Belladonna is the name she uses as a call girl in Italy. Blanka Hruska is her real name is Czech.
This book kinda ties some loose ends up and creates new ones.
I would recommend this book to others but you would need to read them in
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Michelle Mendes
May 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really loved Venomous. It was so enthralling that I couldn’t put it down. I have to admit I really love all of Elizabeth Knox’s books but this one turned out to be outstanding. Davide and Blanka are characters that had a lot of depth to them. They were definitely spontaneous and not lacking in any way spontaneity as Davide loves being. I would night recommend this book. Small warning the epilogue features a cliff hangar into which leads to the next book as it is a series. The individual books ...more
Kristine L.
May 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is book 11 of The Clans Series. This story got me hook right at the start and I had to finish the story. The plot was intriguing, dark, suspenseful, drama and plenty of steam. Davide visits brothels all over Europe and he's convinced that he will never settle down with just one women. Then he sees Blanka at a brothel in Venice and he knows that he has to have her. The characters are wonderful as they try to pretend they don't care about each other but if they are honest with each other that ...more
Marilyn Smith
May 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a dangerous twisted story that will grab you and keep you on the edge of your seat! Blanka learned at a early age that you have to do what ever you have to to survive! She works at a brothel and dreams one day to be away from it all. Davide is head of the Romanian mafia and loves women and plans to never settle down. He sees Blanka and buys her for a month to be with him. They have a journey together but unknown to them Blanka is going to be used by people close to her that she never exp ...more
Peggy
May 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
A bit too dark for me. For me, although I read the trigger warnings, the triggers within the story affected me more than I expected. This is definitely a dark read. So, please read the trigger warnings and heed them. Either way, that won’t take from my review. This is a continuation and this story is about Elena and Luca. Galina disappeared but we now know that Blanka and her sister, Regina, a child hood friend, needed a favour. Blanka and Davide’sstory is suspenseful, dark, and gripping. The Cl ...more
Angela
May 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A must read

As much as I have really enjoyed this series, as well as this book, I really dislike the cliffhanger ending! This story was intense, intriguing, suspenseful, and had many unexpected twists. It was also brutal, with horrible individuals who had no issues with rape, abuse, or even murder. However, it had a somewhat happy ending with the romance aspect of the story, but unfortunately that, as well as other issues, were included in the cliffhanger at the end. I'm really hoping that it wo
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Gail Lacroix
May 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
How do you find love in a world filled with sex and danger,you service every man in and out of your life and do what ever he wants to keep him happy.
Blanka is working hard to change her life and get out of this world she is in,leaving it behind her and starting a new life one she want's
David is a powerful man and not looking to get tied down,and he is used to getting what he want's.Nothing serious and over when he wants it to be,so how can one woman get under his skin.
In a world of danger the la
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Merry Jelks-Emmanuel
Apr 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
David and Belladonna ignite on the pages of this nonstop story that does not disappoint! This will have you biting your nails, add the intensity of the sparks between the characters along with the drama and you have a winner! Ms. Knox and Ms. Sweetwater have done it again. When you start one of their stories, you have to make sure that everything is turned off with no interruptions because once you start reading you can't put the book down.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and a
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Scharme Grider
Apr 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Blanka, Belladonna, and Davide's story is pretty crazy from the get go. Blanka is stuck working in a brothel and is really ready for a change, but she continues on like she always does. Davide requested her for a week and they had an epic time. Feelings get involved and that is against the rules. The clans get involved and things start to happen. People start dying. Wow!! Just wow!! Can't wait for more!! Love this series.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leavi
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Merita
Apr 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Haven’t read any of the other Clan books but this one was good. Blanka is a working girl who meets Davide and the connection is there but they fight for it. The Clan is something else I think his book and I have to fight with the rage that I feel sometimes in this book for the characters. They fight their chemistry but do they finally get it? Your going to have to get this book to see if they over step the Clan and fight for what they deserve!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout an
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Liz
Apr 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Good, just not my favorite

I feel like I need to start off by saying I love this series. It’s been a favorite since book one. However, as with every series, you just don’t like all the same. Unfortunately, that is what happened with a Venomous. It’s a good book, just not my favorite. I wasn’t hooked from the very beginning. The hero and heroine just didn’t connect with me on the level I’m used to in this series. However, the cliff hanger has me DYING to know what happens next.
Krista
May 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Revenge isn't always best served cold in the feast of life. Sometimes a quick and brutal execution of justice is delayed. When Davide means to do well for Blanka, it leads to a tangled mess. Love seems like it is always too far away... But is it?

Really, this is a fantastic book, and while it can be read on its own, I don't recommend that. It's best enjoyed when read in its order in The Clans series. Please don't pass it up.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily lea
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Danielle Marlowe
May 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Elizabeth Knox and Iris Sweetwater did a great job on Venomous. It was a great story. The plot and characters were strong. The story was filled with action, drama, suspense, twists and more. The story was written well. Blanka and Davide's journey wasn't the easiest, they had many ups and downs but they were made for each other, they were drawn to one another. The connection and chemistry was strong between them. They were great together.
I enjoyed this story, it was great. Thank you, Elizabeth K
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