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Fractured Ties: Boykov Bratva

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  453 ratings  ·  107 reviews
Everything comes with a price.

Kolya Boykov isn’t afraid to die—he’s already been dead for a long time.

All it takes is one look at her from across the bar, and Kolya comes to life again. She’s fragile and beautiful and caged. Taking her was the last thing he should have done, but he’s never wanted anything like he wants Maya. As the son of a Bratva boss, no one can stop h
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Iris Starr The characters in this one (mainly Kolya and Konstantin) show up in Seasons of Betrayal but you can read this one on its own.
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Giorgia ~ Reads
3.5 stars

It was high time I read another BK book. I say this in all my reviews of her books but her style of writing and her storytelling ways - are my thing.

Now speaking specifically about this book, it was good but not good enough. Throughout the book I kept waiting for something to make me connect to these characters.

The thing is that I liked them, but I felt like I was reading about side characters instead of the leads. That’s not because others got more story time or were given more imp
✰ Liz ✰
"Like angel wings sweeping over his skin and touching every single one of his nerves all at once."

Fractured Ties is an action-packed stand-alone from my favorite Mafia Queen Bethany-Kris. Kolya Boykov is a Mafia Prince who will kill and destroy anything that gets in his way of getting what he wants. When he meets Maya Kozlov (in the middle of a takedown), he knows he has to have her. Koyla's father isn't happy with his son and his new "toy". As tensions continue to rise, Koyla will do whatev
Well, well, well! Bethany Kris brought her A game with Kolya and Maya's story, and I loved, inhaled and relished every single word.

Best bits:

Maya - that girl surprised me! From the blurb I thought she was going to be this meek and mild little lamb and she was anything but. I'd forgotten her spunk in an earlier book where we caught glimpses of her. Spunky, sassy, strong and absolutely everything Kolya didn't even know he needed.

Kolya - gawd that man fell so hard and totally owned it. Yes he was a
Lorraine Lesar
Jul 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Now I could write up a review. Or, as this ends on a bitch of a cliffhanger, rush off and start reading book 2?
.......and rushing off to read book 2 wins 😁.

P.s. Have The Boykov’s taken over No. 1 spot territory from The Marcello’s or even The Guzzi’s as my favourite BK Family? Let me read book 2 first, then we’ll see?
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
Jun 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 “Dushka” Stars

I love organized crime stories, whether they are mafia or bratva stories, they definitely have a sweet spot in my heart. The grittier they are, the better they are and Bethany-Kris always delivers on the grit, the passion, the storyline and the connection between her characters.

Kolya Boykov is existing in life. He’s surly, moody, angry, a man without a heart. As the oldest son, he will eventually follow his father position as Pakhan of the Boykov Bratva. He is close with his b
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Everything comes with a price.

Kolya Boykov isn’t afraid to die—he’s already been dead for a long time.

All it takes is one look at her from across the bar, and Kolya comes to life again. She’s fragile and beautiful and caged. Taking her was the last thing he should have done, but he’s never wanted anything like he wants Maya. As the son of a Bratva boss, no one can stop him from having her.

Maya Kozlov wishes she was invisib
Jessica Alcazar
Have I mentioned lately how obsessed I’ve become with any and all things Bethany-Kris? Probably, but it’s worth mentioning every time I write a review because honestly, the stories just keep getting better! I’m already a fan of all thing organized crime but I love it even more from authors that bring the dark grit just as prominently as the love! And man did she bring it with this story!

The connection between Kolya and Maya sparked from the moment they hit the page. I was truly astounded at how
Ari Reavis
Jun 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mafia-mob, arcs
Always wanted to know more about Kolya and this did not let me down. I loved getting inside his head, learning what made him into the man he was, and seeing him be different for the one person he felt deserved the change.
Maya, dealt a bad hand, or really a bad family, in life, she was used to being unloved, overlooked. But from the moment Kolya set his eyes on her, she was his and I was LOVINGGGG it. She loved Kolya just the way he was and he loved her beyond even his own understanding. He sacri
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Aug 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
I loved this book. I’ve had a good run lately book wise.

Kolya is a dark and unhappy character. Forced to live a life he doesn’t want but can’t get out of. All that changes with her voice. He hears Maya’s voice then catches sight of her. He’s stunned and his life changes in that moment.

Maya has no say in her life. Her father used and traded her. And now this Russian enters her life. Kills her father and takes her.

But she’s attracted to Kozlov. And together they work. They complete each other.

4 Stars

I love books that involve a mob organization, I love seeing their customs, the action, suspense and everything else that involves that theme so of course I like that book. Here we have a very involving and captivating story from the front pages. This book is a little darker than the other writer's books, or at least the customs of the Russian Mafia are more violent. Kolya and Kolya are a great couple. They're intense, sweet and have warm moments together. The connection between them is p
Jun 30, 2020 rated it it was ok
Bethany is one of my favorite authors and this book is my least favorite from her. I couldn’t connect with the characters and I was bored throughout. I want to read Konstantine book though .
Michelle [Helen Geek]
June 2020 -- 5 Stars

This is a story you'll come back and read again and again. I love this author. Each story is unique and gripping. Tough, real life situations and people you'd love to know. I can not wait for the next one!

Happy Reading 📚!
⏃ : ✦ villainous_vixen ⏃ : ✦
5 ** Star Crossed ** STARS

“Hope did nothing but fucking wreck a man when it was ripped right out of his bleeding hands.”

From start to finish, I was infatuated with Maya & Kolya’s spellbinding love story. It resolves around two broken soul mates and the cruelty they were born into and how they found solace in each others arms.

"He saw her and he'd wanted to have her. He had never wanted anything before- not like that, not so fast, and not with such intensity."

It feels like it
Bookgasms Book Blog
Jun 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ratula
Ahhhh!!! I am soooo obsessed with Bethany Kris' stories!!! Fractured Ties was amazing!!!! Kolya Boykov was everything I love in her heroes and more. He was closed off and intimidating but when he found his match in Maya, It.Was.On!!!! This story was not for the light at heart but it was perfect for the usual Kris junkie who know's what to expect from her stories - PURE AMAZINGNESS!

Gah!! I don't think I could love Kolya more! He was everything Maya was not: closed off, dangerous and a killer but
Jun 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was waiting for Boykov’s for ages and Bethany finally delivered!!! Mafia books are my weak spot but it’s getting harder and harder to find smth decent to read, however this one was a win-win for me. I absolutely loved Filthy Marcellos’s series and Season of Betrayal by BK, she has her unique style and her heroes are to die for!!! Besides, I must admit that Kolya Boykov took my breath away with his brooding, twisted character, what a mystery of a man!!! The dynamic of this book was so well done ...more
We Like them Dark Book Blog
Jun 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
The Russians are back-and better than ever. Honestly-do many mafia books right now, and only a few authors that I can turn to if I want a fantastic, authentic story. Bethany Kris is absolutely one of those authors. I was excited to get back into the Russian mafia world-a lot of is unknown to me and this author always is so knowledgeable while storytelling.
The two main characters couldn’t be more opposite-but that’s what makes their chemistry stand out the most. You can literally feel it sizzling
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Jun 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Throw in a cute puppy and this dark romance had it all…

Bethany-Kris writes dark mafia and Kolya and Maya’s story was a stellar example. Violence and evil was intertwined with blossoming love as their unexpected connection took them to unknown places. Maya’s life had always been precarious, her days measured by the mood and whim of her father and brother. She was beautiful but staying in the background was healthier. more than that captured Kolya’s attention. He was struggling with his own family
Izzie d
Jun 10, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: mafia
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Sammy ❤️Just Let Me Read Blog ❤️
Fractured Ties was an explosive and deeply emotional mafia romance that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. Bethany-Kris is so skilled at world building and creating fantastic characters that readers become emotionally invested in. Kolya and Maya's journey was sexy and action-packed. It was an enthralling love story between two seemingly opposite people.

"He saw her and he'd wanted to have her. He had never wanted anything before- not like that, not so fast, and not with such intensity."
Precious ✨
This one was a 3 for me. I liked it but I felt like I had read it before, even though I hadn’t. Probably my own fault for rereading the series it’s a spin off from before hand.

Athena D.
May 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4 STARS

This was another entertaining book from Bethany-Kris. The way Kolya and Maya’s story developed kept me intrigued. You’ll absolutely love their chemistry and the journey through their relationship.

Fractured Ties: Boykov Bratva by Bethany-Kris is a MUST read and will join the ranks of the BIBLIO-ELITE!!!

Becky Rendon
Jun 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Bethany-Kris made me cry. There I said it.

Fractured Ties is just wow! Kolya Boykov is (bites knuckles) is wow. I know that sounds lame but damn. I'm still trying to get my bearings. I am energized, intrigued, and like a puppy waiting for treats- eager for more.

Fractured Ties is good old fashioned catnip for me. I am a mafia whore. The more the better. I am an even bigger accent ho. I hear (or read) a sexy accent and I am liquid. No foreplay necessary (slight exaggeration, but only slight). So gi
Jun 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love mafia romance, crime romance, well pretty much everything regarding this world and I can’t be more happy with this story.

I love Kolya, he’s not good as he always says, his darkness is like a neon warning to run the opposite side, and that's what Maya should have done, but maybe because she has seen the evil very close she decides to follow Kolya, after all it seems that he still has a piece of soul who hasn’t been corrupted, she sees it in the way he treats his dog, that has to mean somet
Wendy Livingstone
Jun 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Kolya is the rough and heartless son of a Bratva boss, and is not really living but just existing, that is till he spots Mays across the room. Maya has had a tough upbringing and is used to being unloved and overlooked. No spoilers: this is an absolute must read, you will not be disappointed. This is a beautifully written story which is raw, gritty, emotional, and with passion, drama, and love. I was totally hooked and intrigued throughout this addictive page turner which had me on tenterhooks t ...more
Live, Laugh, Love
Jun 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This story was extraordinary! Dark, and Light. The chemistry between the characters was phenomenal! I absolutely loved everything dark and Mafia. Bravo!
Elysian Fields
Jun 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
Raw, gritty and action packed. Bethany-Kris will have the reader on the edge of their seat with this mafia story. The aggressive nature of the characters, the action paced scenes, the heat and heart all come together to create a beautiful read. You don't want to miss this story. ...more
Jun 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Returning to Chicago with the Boykov’s has been a long time coming. I was so excited to find out that Kolya was finally getting his book. Bethany-Kris didn’t disappoint with Kolya and his love interest Maya. Their chemistry and connection made for one interesting journey. Seeing inside the mind of a man who always came across as stone cold with no feelings is surprising. The walls he let down for Maya made us see the man he truly is and how much love he is capable of. This is a great read and I ...more
Nadia Debowska-Stephens (Obsessed by Books)
“She was morphine.
He was addicted.
And yet, it was always her who was left feeling far too high from him.”

Life is not a given, there are no guarantees and certainly nothing is forever... bloodshed, pain and death is a promise whispered on the next exhale. Maya has existed in the knowledge that she is nothing more than an opportunity, a tool and a method of payment for her fathers dealings. A pawn in his games so she doesn’t resist when the person controlling the reins abruptly changes as can li
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Fractured Ties: Boykov Bratva by Bethany-Kris is the story of Maya Kozlov and Kolya Boykov.
Kolya is the oldest son which has lead his father to train him to be hard, harsh and a killing machine. So Kolya hasn't never had it easy and has felt dead inside. Although him and his brother Konstantin are close and they had to be their for each other due to their father's abuse. So when Koyla lays eyes on Maya something inside him wakes up...she makes him want something more than to just exists and kill
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