Book Name – Russian Tattoos Obsession
Author – Kat Shehata
Publisher – Limitless Publishing
Number of Pages – 300
Publishing Year – 2016
Edition – Kindle
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Falling in love isn’t a crime—but falling in love with a Russian mafia boss could be deadly.
Competitive tennis player Carter Cook wants a taste of freedom. Her overprotective father monitors every aspect of her life, so when he becomes employed by Vladimir Ivanov—a sexy Russian with an array of tattoos and an accent that weakens her knees—a bit of danger is within Carter’s grasp. Behind her father’s back, she enjoys spending time with Vladimir at his lavish estate. But is he really the upstanding businessman she believes him to be?
Vladimir Ivanov reigns as godfather of a Russian mafia crime ring.
Vladimir spent five years of his life in a Siberian prison camp and has earned every tattoo inked into his skin. He is a powerful man who gets what he wants, and after stalking the gorgeous tennis player for years—he wants Carter. A little charm melts her heart, and behind the scenes, he orders his henchman to track her every move.
He’s a tattooed stick of dynamite ready to blow at the slightest spark.
As their romance reaches deadly levels, Carter senses something’s not right. When she’s lured into a compromising position at the hands of a shady European drug dealer, she calls in Boris, Vladimir’s right hand man, to rescue her—without telling Vladimir. With his authority questioned, he sets out to teach Carter a lesson about loyalty she’ll never forget.
When Carter realizes she’s in too deep, she must fight for her freedom before the attraction turns fatal.
But the Russian bratva plays for keeps, and Vladimir’s fierce lust to possess her spirals their romance out of control.
There has been quite an obsession towards romantic stories between powerful, famous, abusive male protagonist and unknown, gorgeous, submissive, helpless female protagonist these days. We have seen several similar stories in our mills and boons collection but then we were spared the abusive part. But from the time of Grey or so, it has been portrayed that the woman is again and again attracted towards the man who doesn’t respect her,who mistreats and humiliates her in the name of care, protection! Why? I don’t understand. So the story itself disappointed me.
The writing style is quite impressive. The narration is first person narration of the female protagonist. Her character build up is done with finesse and the way she explained the happenings is interesting. The rest of the characters, including the male protagonist failed to excite me.
I expect that author will come up with a sequel where in Carter strikes back.
Reviewed for Xpresso Book Tours
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book as a complimentary copy in exchange for a honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
About the author
Kat Shehata’s first career involved caring for exotic, dangerous, and adorable animals as a zookeeper. As an author, Kat weaves her love of animals into her work. She is the co-author of the New York Times bestselling children’s book Animals on the Other Side written with Sylvia Browne.
She is an avid tennis player and spends her free time playing matches in a recreational league in Cincinnati, Ohio. She holds a bachelor’s degree in theatre from Wilmington College, a professional writing certificate from the University of Cincinnati, and a master’s degree in creative writing from Spalding University.