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Control: XXX Vadim Book 1

(Club XXX #4)

4.58  ·  Rating details ·  141 ratings  ·  51 reviews
Brother of the fiercest crime lord in Fair Haven, Vadim Gorgoshev has survived horrors most men couldn’t imagine in their nightmares—and he’s learned to thrive in the chaos.

But the master of control meets his match when a fiery redhead crosses his path.

Will the obsessive Vadim maintain the upper hand or will the reckless Tiffany turn his world upside down?

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Published May 26th 2020
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May 27, 2020 rated it liked it
2.5 stars

This book was a surprise... I was really thinking in something along the line of the previous books... This was the total opposite!

I liked that the h is turning a new page in her new free life and enjoying it to the max. She is direct, open, funny and sassy! The only thing that grated on my nerves was how frivolous she was... The cloths, the lavish underwear, the jewels, the gifts... She says she was a "perfect wife" but she leaves out that she was a "trophy wife" looks pretty but does
Sierra Clothier
May 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Control is a fitting name for the first book about Vadim, Maxim's troubled and estranged brother from the first three Club XXX books. We met Vadim in the last book, and got treated to a first class lesson in dangerous sibling rivalry. Make no mistake, the only thing the two brothers seem to have in common is a brutal upbringing and a need to control their environment. Enter Tiffany, a bored divorcee looking for wild, uninhibited sex with a stranger. Right away, Vadim comes off completely differe ...more
May 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was an amazing read and an excellent way to kick-off this trilogy. I just loved these characters. Vadim and Tiffany easily and quickly stole into my heart. The dynamic between these characters was very compelling and their chemistry and clever banter kept me captivated. I felt that these two had an almost yin and yang quality to them and I found that super appealing. The book itself is very well written and the story engaging. There's plenty of intensity, powerful emotions, drama and steam ...more
May 26, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-tbr
I need book two -- like yesterday!!!
this ends on a very big revelation

I was curious about Vadim especially after meeting him in Maxim's story.
I knew after the incident (don't want to risk spoiling) with Maxim at the end of the last book there was so much more to him...
Secrets I wanted to be revealed

This is the first book in his story and I think Sky did a solid job of creating a foundation for what is to come. This was a bit slow for me in the beginning but as it progressed I clicked with the c
Jan 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
“It’s not like I’m falling for him, the beautiful, sexy, billionaire of unknown wealth who delivers the best sex I’ve had to date. That would be recklessly irresponsible. So it’s a good thing I’m not thinking about him right now, wondering what the hell he’s getting up to without me.”

Tiffany is one hell of a character! I loved her! What’s a feisty thing who knew exactly what she wants and let’s her freak flag fly.
She unknowingly picked a gentleman who isn’t used to touch. Doesn’t allow himself
Jan 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

Good lord, shame on me for not having moved this up on my TBR sooner because this was delicious. Normally, Tiffany and her antixs would have put me of as being bratty but it worked In this story. I liked how it pushed Vadim into a person with feelings. Vadim was DELICIOUS.

Looking forward to unveiling more secrets and all that this author has in store for these characters.
May 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oh, this kicked me HARD in the heart. Seriously kicked me.
The 2 main characters are Vadim & Tiffany. Vadim is Maxim's (Submit, Obey, Surrender) brother: tortured, tormented, tossed aside from childhood he's erected ironclad walls to protect his mind & heart from further assaults. Tiffany is an everyday woman, freshly divorced (FREE!) of her rigid controlling jerk of a husband & vibrating to experience everything in life she's ever imagined or dreamed.
And her first order of business is her headfi
Charlene Gaskins
Feb 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
3.75 rating

If you haven't read Maxim's story, I highly advise you to do that before reading this novel. The volatile relationship between Maxim and Vadim is front and center in book one with little backstory or history to give the reader any insight into these two brothers and their lives prior to this novel. I felt the author fell short on that aspect of the novel.

Vadim is a deeply troubled man with a troubling past that is not well defined in book one. He has emotional baggage as well as physi
Katie Bug
May 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Control: XXX Vadim Book 1 (Club XXX 4) by Lana Sky

Tiffany Conners is a newly divorce’ and repressed. She has played the dutiful wife and Sunday school teacher but wants a little taste of the darker side of romance. She is tired of hiding that inner part of herself.

Vadim (Dima) Gorgoshev has been through literal hell his entire life and has made it through the other side. He has learned to control everything in his life because it is what saved him from utter chaos.

After years of playing a part
May 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is so different to LS' previous series. It's very refreshing, and showcases a great sense of her range as a writer. Honestly though, I would read and thoroughly enjoy anything that she wrote because she bypasses your rational mind and decides to punch you in the heart or the gut–in a good way though, I swear, pinky promise, on all my deceased family member's graves.

So our two central characters:
Tiffy is definitely one of my favourite characters from LS. She's a strong woman who speak
May 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed a copy of "CONTROL: XXX VADIM" WOW!!! This was a phenominal start to this dark twisted mindblowing story right from the start it grabs and doesn't let go.
Vadim Gorgoshev is the brother to the fiercest Crime Lord in Fair Haven Maxim these two don't get along he brings put the worst out in Vadim who survived horrors of his past making him cold, disconnected, distant & mysterious.
Tiffany Connors is at the Gray Bar at Hotel Six looking for a one night stand, her life was dest
May 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Control:XXX Vadim is book one in this new series and Ohhhhh what an excellent start to what I know will be another wild and crazy ride by Lana Sky!

Vadim has a tortured past, a brother who is a fierce crime lord, one whom he would like to have a relationship with except there is so much horrible history between them. Also, there is a need he never knew he had which happens to be a particular redhead that challenges him and would like nothing more than to tear down the walls that he has so deeply
May 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
If you read the first three books in this series, the ones that focused on Frankie and Maxim, you will find that Tiffany and Vadim's story is not nearly as dark. At least, so far it isn't. What will happen in the next books is yet to be known. I thought this was a really good start to a new couple, but if you're looking for Ms. Sky's normal DARK, you won't find it in book four.

Having said that, I did really like Tiffany and Vadim. I thought their chemistry was great. You could almost feel the he
May 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Control: XXX Vadim Book 1
If you haven’t read any of Lana Sky’s work yet, although I highly recommend starting, don’t be cautious to read this masterpiece. This book has worked its way up as my favorite Sky book, it’s not as dark as her others and we get to see an extremely strong and independent woman that will steal the book.

“Lovely!” I clap my hands, my smile beaming, “Congratulations!”
I swear everyone flinches.
But I take the awkward tension as a challenge. I will survive this, so he
May 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is such a different beast from the Maximum books. I thought a story about Vadim would be from his perspective, but not once is this story told from his POV. It's all from the eyes of Tiffy, a newly divorced woman who is on the prowl. After 10 years of playing the dutifully wife only to come home to find her husband with his pregnant mistress, she has decided to take life back by the horns and she wants to play it kinky-style. So though Vadim isn't her type (he's too thin, too beautiful), sh ...more
Sandy Lieberman
May 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Unquestionably one of Lana Sky's best books! I loved everything about this story, every single word! Lana Sky created characters that were phenomenal. Tiff, as she sometimes calls herself, is sassy, spunky, and the things that come out of her mouth kept me smiling constantly. Vadim, extremely handsome, dark and brooding, and had more money than could ever be spent, even though Tiff to spend it all when given his credit card shopping all top designers. The thing about Vadim, you never knew what h ...more
Ga Books LoverX
May 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Lana Sky is my go to for dark romances, with Control and Vadim's series this is more of suspense with the reader wanting to know what is going to happen next. It did not seem as dark as we usually get from the author, but that just makes me even more intrigued. The characters are very different as well. Tiffany is a bit spoiled and naive starting out and Vadim is extremely closed off, it definitely makes for an interesting read! There are twists and turns, especially a HUGE one with a crazy clif ...more
May 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mafia
Oh this one was fun.

I came off the Maxim high not sure if Vadim could live up to his brother--after all, Maxim is the dark hero of my heart. Vadim also didn't really catch my eye in XXX #3; it's impossible to not notice him, but I wasn't dying to know more about him, to be quite honest.

If Surrender introduces Vadim's unique personality, Control destroys any lingering idea that Vadim may be another Maxim. Though Control is part of the Club XXX universe, the focus is on our new main characters.
May 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Control is the first installment in the XXX Vadim trilogy, it’s in the same universe of the XXX Maxim trilogy and it follows Vadim who is Maxims brother.
Now after reading the XXX Maxim trilogy and really enjoying that, i was really excited to read this book, and I absolutely loved it, main character’s here were both very unique and un expected.
Vadim’s character is so vastly different to what you would originally anticipate when reading the blurb and tiffany was such a different contrast to Lana
Sherry Grant
May 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love Vadim I hate Vadim. This character is so unpredictable he is the villain you want to hate but you’re in love with him. He runs hot then he runs cold but when he loves he loves unconditionally. It’s beautiful when an author can make you have feelings for a devil in disguise. It makes you question your own morals. LOL This book makes you crave for more. I found myself at the end of the book angry because it ended with a hell Mary cliffhanger. Sometimes with series books you get lost and hav ...more
May 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The book tells us the story of Vadim who we briefly saw in Maxim's book and just happens to be step brother of maxim. Personally I rather prefer Vadim over maxim any day.
In the beginning of the book new divorcee tiffany is looking for a sexual adventure and somehow catches the attention of Vadim who mistook her for an escort and this incidence starts their journey where tiffany is outspoken and bold and Vadim is like a cold stone .
Vadim like his brother has a problem to control everything around
May 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Tiffany wants to explore the other side of life. After leaving her boring and cheating husband she wants life and experiment in a way she was never ever able to with her husband. Though she may have gotten more than she bargained for by being Vadim. It was very eye opening seeing who Vadim is outside of when he is with Maxim. Learning the things that haunt him and how he deals with them. Tiffany was breath of fresh air. She gives him spontaneity and challenges him. We see at the heart of Vadim i ...more
Jess Boschock
May 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Once again Lana Sky brings you another Epic story! I loved Vadim, his story is different from Maxim's story but in the best of ways! After all we wouldn't want our beloved Vadim to be anything other them himself, even though he is still a little bit of a mystery. Unlike big brother Maxim, Vadim shows more emotion in his story. I still can't quite put together just how manipulative Vadim really is. dying to know actually, Vadim's character is pretty complex and still so much we need to learn abou ...more
Myrna Richmond
May 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This story seems at first to be very frivolous but the longer I get into it I realise it is far from it. really it is a deep and twisted tale. Vadim is full of secrets and he is a very disturbed individual hiding many layers to his personality. Tiffany is a woman who is completely open and rather naive. I do not think she is remotely able to compete with Vadim's complexity and deviousness. In truth he is sexually besotted with her, as she is with him. However it is plainly obvious that he has ot ...more
Donna Limos
May 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have read the Maxim Trilogy and started reading this book with pre conceive notion that Vadim is the evil brother with no heart, no remorse, and not so important to even have a book dedicated to his story. I am wrong and totally in awe of his side of the story perfected by a very unusual woman, Tiffany, a woman with shopping spending spree issues who completes Vadim’s quirks and his lack of social skills. The second book will be as interesting as it reveals more of the blooming relationship be ...more
Lisa Roberts
May 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was incredible and exciting I was pacing the floors nail biting story. The characters will sweep you away just phenomenal writing they come to life on every page , so addicting it's like a movie but you never know what to expect.
I adore Tiffany she was so real and fun not afraid of anything and if any one can make sense of Vadim it's her believe me these to are complicated and explosive and so right but they get each other and Vadim is not an easy man with many many layers to unravel and i
Cheryl Frias
May 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Omg couldn’t put it down gotta love a Lana Sky book 📖 she’s the best ,but oh “” those cliff hangers watch out!! Oh and Vadim and Tiffany’s story is the best. She divorced Christian husband be damned. She is out to let loose and have fun.. She is looking killer in a bar on the hunt and oh poor Vadim did not expect the fiery red head not his type. But she will give him a run for it. He’s brooding and dark and has family drama to boot no brotherly love , It’s like that black sheep, but Vadim has hi ...more
Maanasa Darisi
May 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I've been waiting for so long to read this book and I am so excited to say that it was as great as I expected it to be! The main character was so different from the ones I've seen in other books by this same author and it was incredibly refreshing to read. Tiffany, who wishes to explore certain pleasures in life meets the elusive Vadim, a man with a difficult past. While seemingly simple at first, the plot becomes increasingly more complicated, taking the reader on a journey that remains interes ...more
Kim Equi
Lana has done it again! An entire new series unique in its own text. Whether read as a stand-alone or a continuation of Submit, Control offers an entire new view of Vadim, whom we were initially introduced as Maxim’s estranged brother in the Obey series. The chemistry between Vadim and Tiffany is unique and refreshing! Vadim a cold-hearted and complicated man taken aback by the one-night stand desperate Tiffany, this book is everything and more. You will fall in love with these characters immedi ...more
May 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
She's done it again!

Tiffany is a refreshing change. A bold spitfire with a sense of humour. I loved her from the beginning. Looking to restart her life after her divorce, she's decided that nothing is off limits and enjoying life is the priority.
Vadim: A brooding billionaire with a dark past willing to feed her Chanel habit... it's a match made in heaven.

This is definitely not what I expected when I found out Vadim would get his own story. I'm pleasantly surprised. This is an epic read.
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Club XXX (7 books)
  • Submit: XXX Maxim (Club XXX #1)
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